PHIL 1404 Philosophy of Dreaming | UNB

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College of Extended Learning

Philosophy of Dreaming

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Philosophy PHIL 1404 Three (3) credit hours

This introductory course explores the nature of dreaming, beginning with Sigmund Freud through to contemporary neurocognitive science. We also read debates about the nature of dreaming in philosophy starting with Plato and Aristotle, then Descartes, through to present-day philosophers who wonder whether dreaming poses a challenge to our conception of reality itself.

Instructor: Valerie Bernard (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: None

Why take this course?

  • It introduces students to a range of topics in philosophy of mind.
  • It is relevant to studies in psychology and neurocognitive science.
  • It has practical applicability to understanding one's own psyche via dreams.

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • 6 x Quizzes (30% total)
  • 1 x Short Essay - 1,200 words (20% total)
  • 1 x Dream analysis paper - 1,200 to 1,500 words (20% total)
  • 1 x Final exam (invigilated, 30% total)

The exam(s) for this course will be invigilated on an approved date using Respondus e-proctoring software (LockDown Browser). This is a free tool provided with this course. More information will be given once you have been registered.

Fees and payments

There is a $150 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course in addition to applicable tuition & fees. Learn more about tuition and fees and methods of payment.