School of Languages & Cultures - German Taster session

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

Freud German taster session

Freud on Mind and Society

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?

Age group: Year 12 and Year 13

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Please note, this is an approximate schedule and is subject to change.

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, leading into

5.00pm Q&A about Languages at Sheffield -with Admissions Tutor and undergraduate student ambassadors to answer questions & talk about their own experiences

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