Existential Psychology, Philosophy, and Literature   [Archived Catalog]
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

EHP 2055 - Existential Psychology, Philosophy, and Literature

Existential psychology emerged, in part, from existential psychology. Throughout its development, the various approaches to existential psychology have been profoundly influenced by philosophy and literature. This course helps students develop a deeper foundation for their psychological theory and application through exploration of the philosophical and literary roots of the existential psychology movement. The course will include discussion of the influential philosophers including Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Sartre, Heidegger, and Hegel, amongst others. From the literary perspectives, the contributions of Camus, Kafka, and Dostoyevsky are reviewed. Contemporary philosophical and literary perspectives will also be considered. While all students will be introduced to both literary and philosophical perspectives, after the initial introduction students can elect to focus primarily on literature or philosophy for the final portion of the course. 3 credit(s)