CTH3100 Cinematherapy

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. J.L. Guerriero

Course Description:

Examines the underlying causes of certain emotions experienced during a film. Students will consider the concept of the collective unconscious and its archetypes that appear in Jungian theory. Through the analysis of selected films, students will examine six major archetypal themes which recur across cultures and consider how these themes can be used to reach the masses.

How This Course Benefits Students:

The course introduces concepts Jungian archetypes are thought patterns that find worldwide parallels in individuals or entire cultures. They appear in dreams, religions, the arts, and social customs in all people. According to Jung archetypal ideas and patterns reside within the collective unconscious, which is a blueprint inherent in every individual. This course will cover the concept of the collective unconscious as an important idea in missions, as film has power to reach the masses.

Why This Course Is Important:

This course will provide an introduction to the many ways that film can be a powerful medium for reaching the masses with the message of the Gospel. Students who take this course will learn theories of human experience that affect all people and consider why films from a collective perspective can reach more people than films that focus on an individuals perspective.