PSYC 321

Jungian Psychology: Basic Concepts

2 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course explores the basic concepts of the analytical psychology of C.G. Jung, including the collective unconscious, archetypes, complexes, psychological types and symbols. Local Jungian analysts and psychotherapists act as guest speakers and students are encouraged to apply these concepts to mental and emotional health issues and the individuation process.

Learning outcomes


  • Application to areas such as counseling and clinical settings will be required.
  • Student will learn historical and contemporary analysis of the theory.
  • Student will learn the Jungian school of thought within psychology.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  • Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.