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Course Listing - Summer 2018

      • ProfParanormalsmIntroduction to Parapsychology (8 weeks)
        (This course is required for all certificate programs)
        with Loyd Auerbach, MS

        Parapsychology is a very well defined science that has been studied for over a century.  Professional parapsychologist and paranormal investigator Loyd Auerbach will introduce students to the terminology, evidence, and techniques used by researchers to study anomalous or paranormal phenomena.

        This course will be taught in two sessions:
        Session I:  Monday: June 11th - July 2nd
        Session II: Monday: July 23rd - August 13th
        8:30pm - 10pm Eastern Time
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      • Remote Viewing (4 weeks)RemoteViewingExperience
        with Paul H. Smith, PhD
        (This course qualifies for some certificate programs)
        Applications are no longer being accepted for this course.

        Famous remote viewing instructor Paul H. Smith, PhD, viewer and official historian of the Star Gate program sponsored by the US Intelligence Services, will guide students through the science and techniques used by professional remote viewers.  Don't miss this amazing opportunity to learn from an expert!

        Tuesday, June 12th - July 3rd
        7:30pm - 9pm Eastern Time
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      • Beyond the Physcial: Evidence for the Persistence of Spirit (4 weeks)GhostMom
        with John G. Kruth, MS
        (This course qualifies for some certificate programs)

        Have you wondered if there is evidence that the human soul survives physical death?  Is there any evidence that there is a soul that exists outside of the physical body?  What happens after we die?  These and other questions will be explored in the context of the scientific evidence gathered by researchers studying Near-Death Experiences, Out of Body Experiences, Spirit Communication, Memories of Past-Lives, and Apparitions & Hauntings.

        Tuesdays, July 10th - July 31st
        7pm - 9pm Eastern Time
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Other Courses Offered



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Courses offered by the Rhine Education Center are designed as professional courses to provide education in Parapsychology. Students are able to participate in weekly discussion forums and progress is evaluated throughout the courses.

Many courses are strictly for informational purposes, but some courses can be applied to certificate programs offered by the Rhine Education Center.  Though not an accredited institution, the Rhine Education Center provides a professional educational opportunity for students.

Classes are broadcast once a week, but they are also recorded if you are not able to attend the live broadcast.  You can watch the recordings and post in the forums at your convenience.


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Courses Now Available - Fall 2018

  • ProfParanormalsmField Investigations: Apparitions, Hauntings, & Poltergeists (8 weeks)
    (This course qualifies for certificate programs)
    with Loyd Auerbach
    Monday: October 8th - December 3rd (No Class Nov. 12)
    9:00pm - 10:30pm Eastern Time
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Other Courses Offered



AfterTheTest

Courses offered by the Rhine Education Center are designed as professional courses to provide education in Parapsychology. Students are able to participate in weekly discussion forums and progress is evaluated throughout the courses.

Many courses are strictly for informational purposes, but some courses can be applied to certificate programs offered by the Rhine Education Center.  Though not an accredited institution, the Rhine Education Center provides a professional educational opportunity for students.

Classes are broadcast once a week, but they are also recorded if you are not able to attend the live broadcast.  You can watch the recordings and post in the forums at your convenience.


Problems with this site? Please contact webmaster@rhine.org

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Professional Parapsychology Courses Online



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Take this opportunity to join this unique course and become a student with the Rhine Education Center. Courses are offered every quarter to provide students with continuing education by professional instructors.


Courses Now Available - Winter 2019

  • Qualitative Research Methods (8 weeks)
    (This course qualifies for certificate programs)
    with John G. Kruth, M.S.
    Wednesday, February 20th - April 10th
    7:00pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

    There are many events that cannot be easily studied in the laboratory. Psi phenomena typically occur in spontaneous situations or in environments that do not transfer to a controlled laboratory environment. Qualitative research methods provide a way to explore this type of event in a controlled scientific manner.
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  • ProfParanormalsmAdvanced Field Investigations - Field Investigations II (8 weeks)
    with Loyd Auerbach, M.S.
    Monday, February 25th - April 15th
    8:30pm - 10pm Eastern Time

    In this course, students will explore the topics of field investigations more deeply, including methods related to specific models of paranormal phenomena from a scientific perspective of a parapsychologist. In addition, this course will discuss the history of paranormal field research, provide details on dealing with clients and finding resolutions during investigations, discuss issues related to “public haunts” vs. private home cases, and provide more complex methods for exploring the evidence and analyzing data to reach a conclusion.
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What is the Rhine Education Center?



Mission

The Rhine Education Center is dedicated to providing a high quality educational opportunity for students around the world who are interested in parapsychology. Professional courses are presented in an online environment to enable adults to attend the courses at their convenience and to interact with the faculty and students to provide a complete academic experience.



Why Choose the Rhine Education Center?



The Rhine Education Center is backed by the integrity and knowledge of the Rhine Research Center which is the oldest and most respected parapsychological research center in the United States. Since 1935 the Rhine has provided a sound scientific basis for the phenomena studied by parapsychologists, and the academic quality of the research at the Rhine is the foundation for modern parapsychology.

Courses with the Rhine Education Center are provided to give students the opportunity to learn about the science and practices of parapsychology in a professional and fun environment. To adhere to this goal, the Rhine Education Center offers academic certificates in parapsychology as well as adult-education courses for those who would like to learn more about parapsychology but may not have the time or interest in pursuing a more academic program.

We recognize that our student base is diverse, and we are providing classes to better suit the needs of all of our students. Academic studies will be complemented by professional seminar courses to allow students to learn about more topics with the assurance and integrity of the Rhine Education Center.



Grading

By default, every student will be considered to be auditing their courses unless they indicate otherwise when they apply for the course. This will provide students the opportunity to learn without the pressures of working towards a grade.

Whether participating for a grade or auditing a course, every student will have full access to the course broadcasts and the forums in the classroom. All students can post in the classroom forums, ask questions of the instructors, and get feedback on their postings in the courseroom.

Courses taken to fulfill the requirements of a certificate program must be taken for a grade.  Additional information is available in the administrative policies for the Rhine Education Center.


Certificate Programs Available

The Rhine Education Center has a number of certificate programs that are available to students. Certificates are available in Academic Parapsychology, Parapsychology Research, History of Parapsychology, and Knowledge of Psi Phenomena. For complete information, see the document describing the Certificate Programs.


Diversity of Courses

Eight week courses are supplemented by four week courses to better address the desires of our students. In addition, continuing education and seminar courses are being offered to provide a diversity of courses related to the field of parapsychology. Academic courses are still offered, and all of the courses are professionally provided by hightly qualified and experienced instructors.



AfterTheTest

Courses offered by the Rhine Education Center are designed as professional courses to provide education in Parapsychology. Students are able to participate in weekly discussion forums and progress is evaluated throughout the courses.

Many courses are strictly for informational purposes, but some courses can be applied to certificate programs offered by the Rhine Education Center.  Though not an accredited institution, the Rhine Education Center provides a professional educational opportunity for students.

Classes are broadcast once a week, but they are also recorded if you are not able to attend the live broadcast.  You can watch the recordings and post in the forums at your convenience.


Problems with this site? Please contact webmaster@rhine.org

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All information contained on this page is the sole property of the Rhine Education Center and the Rhine Research Center. This information cannot be reproduced or reused without the expressed written permission of the Rhine Research Center.



Current Courses



New Courses Available!

Click here to apply for these courses


Course Listing - Winter 2019

      • Qualitative Research Methods (8 weeks)
        (This course qualifies for certificate programs)
        with John G. Kruth, M.S.
        Wednesday, February 20th - April 10th
        7:00pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

        There are many events that cannot be easily studied in the laboratory. Psi phenomena typically occur in spontaneous situations or in environments that do not transfer to a controlled laboratory environment. Qualitative research methods provide a way to explore this type of event in a controlled scientific manner.
        Read More...

         

      • ProfParanormalsmAdvanced Field Investigations - Field Investigations II (8 weeks)
        with Loyd Auerbach, M.S.
        Monday, February 25th - April 15th
        8:30pm - 10pm Eastern Time

        In this course, students will explore the topics of field investigations more deeply, including methods related to specific models of paranormal phenomena from a scientific perspective of a parapsychologist. In addition, this course will discuss the history of paranormal field research, provide details on dealing with clients and finding resolutions during investigations, discuss issues related to “public haunts” vs. private home cases, and provide more complex methods for exploring the evidence and analyzing data to reach a conclusion.
        Read More...



Other Courses Offered



AfterTheTest

Courses offered by the Rhine Education Center are designed as professional courses to provide education in Parapsychology. Students are able to participate in weekly discussion forums and progress is evaluated throughout the courses.

Many courses are strictly for informational purposes, but some courses can be applied to certificate programs offered by the Rhine Education Center.  Though not an accredited institution, the Rhine Education Center provides a professional educational opportunity for students.

Classes are broadcast once a week, but they are also recorded if you are not able to attend the live broadcast.  You can watch the recordings and post in the forums at your convenience.


Problems with this site? Please contact webmaster@rhine.org

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All information contained on this page is the sole property of the Rhine Education Center and the Rhine Research Center. This information cannot be reproduced or reused without the expressed written permission of the Rhine Research Center.

 Syllabus: Introduction to Parapsychology Spring 2013 


About the Course: 

The course broadcasts will take place on Monday evenings, and begin at 6:30pm (US Eastern Standard Time). Each broadcast will last 75 – 90 minutes and include a presentation and the opportunity to ask questions. The presentations will be followed by a weekly activity which will be managed via a discussion forum in the Rhine Education Center online courseroom. Each course week will begin on Mondays and discussion posts and assignments will be due by the end of every Sunday with the exception of the week of May 27th, which will have the course broadcast on Tuesday evening due to the Memorial Day holiday in the United States.

The course will be assessed by three components. Two tests comprised of multiple choice and short answer essay questions will be completed online. In addition, engagement with weekly activities will be assessed by students’ participation in the online discussion forums—students are expected to participate in class discussions!

Students will receive a letter grade for their efforts. Every student who passes the 3 assignments and completes the course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the Rhine Education Center.


Learning objectives:

  1. Students will be exposed to the topics under study in scientific parapsychology.
  2. Students will be presented with the purpose of experimental parapsychology as well as with methods for designing laboratory experiments for psi research.
  3. Students will be supported in their development of critical thinking when it comes to subjective paranormal experiences.
  4. Students will be presented with the purpose of spontaneous case research in scientific parapsychology and the value of exploring experience.

 

Learning outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to list the varieties of experiences under study in scientific parapsychology.
  2. Students will be able to discuss the range of methods used in experimental parapsychology and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different types of experimental design in laboratory tests of psi.
  3. Students will be able to explain the ways in which critical thinking may be applied to subjective paranormal experiences.
  4. Students will able to compare the advantages and disadvantages of exploring and investigating seemingly paranormal experience.

Texbook:

Irwin, H. & Watt, C. (2007). Introduction to Parapsychology (fifth edition). Jefferson, NC: McFarland publishers inc. 

NOTE: For the purposes of this course, students may purchase earlier versions of this text book, which are a little cheaper, and cover many of the topics covered in the most recent edition of this textbook. However, if this is the case, when students are referred to the book, chapters and page numbers may differ.

Paperback Edition (also available as an ebook for Kindle or Nook):
http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Parapsychology-Harvey-J-Irwin/dp/0786430591

 


Weekly breakdown:

Week 1 (April 29th) – Introduction to Parapsychology

Discussion Forum Assignment I

Week 2 – (May  6th) – Extrasensory Perception I

Discussion Forum Assignment 2

Week 3 (May 13th) - Extrasensory Perception II – Correlates of ESP

Discussion Forum Assignment 3

Week 4 (May 20th) – Mind over Matter

Discussion Forum Assignment 4

Multiple Choice and Short Answer Essay Test 1

Week 5 (TUESDAY: May 28th) – Special Topics (Guest Instructor)

Discussion forum assignment 5

Week 6 (June 3rd) – OBEs and NDEs

Discussion forum assignment 6

Week 7 (June 10th) - Apparitions

Discussion forum assignment 7

Week 8 (June 17th) – Modern Research in Parapsychology

Discussion forum assignment 8

Multiple Choice and Short Answer Essay Test 2


Course Assessments

First Assessment (30 %)

Test 1 (Week 4)

Submit online.

Second Assessment (30%)

Test 2 (Week 8)

Submit online.

Third Assessment (40%)

Ongoing participation in discussion forums throughout the course.


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