School of Languages & Cultures - German Taster session

This taster session gives you an insight into studying German at university.

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Freud on Mind and Society

When: Tuesday 23 March 2021, 3.45pm - 5.15pm

Places available: 100

Year 12, Year 13, A Level, BTEC

This session is now full.

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The psychologist Sigmund Freud was one of the greatest German-language thinkers of the twentieth century. Many of his ideas and concepts have become part of our everyday language; for example, when we say things like "I did it unconsciously".

This talk takes a closer look at Freud's ideas on the workings of the mind. It asks how his theory of the unconscious can help us better understand today's society as well as our own personal behaviour.

Not least, it addresses the question: why is it important to read Freud in the original German?  


Time Activity 

Log in and get comfortable

3:55pm Welcome and introduction to the department
4:05pm Academic taster lecture: Freud on Mind and Society - Professor Henk de Berg

Q&A on the taster lecture

5:00pm Q&A about German at Sheffield -with Admissions Tutor and UG ambassadors to answer questions & talk about their own experience

We look forward to meeting you!

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