Curriculum Overview: M.A./Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with Emphasis in Depth Psychology

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The Master of Arts degree is awarded after the first two years of study and a comprehensive examination. The program continues with a third year of classes including a sequence of research courses and the development of an acceptable concept paper for the dissertation. The fourth and fifth years of study focus on dissertation writing and research. Continuing supervision is provided for the completion of the dissertation.

Mythological Studies classes take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, approximately once each month during fall, winter, and spring. There is also a five-day summer session each year.


First Year

Fall

Greek & Roman Mythology I – MS 505, 2 Units
Dreams, Visions, Myths – MS 521, 2 Units
Approaches to Mythological Studies - MS 620, 2 Units

Winter

Hindu Traditions – MS 503, 2 Units
Ritual and the Embodied Mythic Imagination – MS 603, 2 Units
Arthurian Romances of the Holy Grail - MS 502, 2 Units

Spring

Joseph Campbell: Metaphor, Myth and Culture - MS 516, 2 Units
Myth and Philosophy – MS 515, 2 Units
Jungian Depth Psychology – MS 511, 2 Units

Summer

Colloquium – MS 540, 1 Unit
Mythic Motifs in Cinema – MS 626, 2 Units


Second Year

Fall

Folk and Fairy Tales - MS 602, 2 Units
Integrative Studies Process I – MS 627, O Units
Greek & Roman Mythology II – MS 705, 2 Units
Buddhist Traditions – MS 605, 2 Units

Winter

Personal Myth and Creative Writing - MS 613
Integrative Studies Process II – MS 628, O Units<
Psyche and Nature - MS 615, 2 Units
Alchemy and the Hermetic Tradition – MS 616, 2 Units

Spring

African & African Diaspora Traditions – MS 506, 2 Units
Integrative Studies Process III – MS 629, O Units
Epic Imagination – MS 604, 2 Units
Archetypal Psychology - MS 611, 2 Units

Summer

Colloquium – MS 640, 1 Unit
Myth and the Underworld – MS 619, 3 Units
Integrative Studies – MS 630, 1 Unit


Third Year

Fall

Methods and Contemporary Issues in Religious Studies – MS 720, 2 Units
Hebrew and Jewish Mythology – MS 702, 2 Units
Islamic Traditions – MS 608, 2 Units

Winter

Dante's Commedia: A Triple Journey into Depth & Individuation – MS 728, 2 Units
Research Strategies for Dissertation Writing – MS 730, 2 Units
Egyptian Mythology – MS 717, 2 Units

Spring

Dissertation Formulation – MS 733, 2 Units
Christian Traditions – MS 703, 2 Units
Evolving God-Images and Postmodernity  – MS 711, 2 Units

Summer

Colloquium – MS 740, 1 Unit
Myths of the Self: Memoir and Autobiography – MS 726, 3 Units

Continuing

Dissertation Writing* – MS 900, 15 Units

*Summer courses are taught during a five-day session.

*Writing projects for this course take place away from campus. This curriculum may vary, based upon evolving academic needs.

The required fourth and fifth years of study focus on reading, research, and dissertation writing.

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