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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Courses Offered At the Rhine Education Center
Spring Session, 2013 


 

This class is currently in session.
No more applications are being accepted.


 

Introduction To Parapsychology
with Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone
(Broadcasts every Monday April 29th -  June 17th or watch the recorded classes)


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zingrone032013This 8 week online introduction to parapsychology will include seven (7) classes by Dr. Nancy Zingrone, and a guest lecture by a prominent parapsychologist. Classes will begin on Monday, April 29th and continue until Monday June 17th. Classes will be broadcast each Monday (except Memorial Day) from 6:30pm – 8pm Eastern Time, but the courses will also be recorded so that you can view them when it is most convenient for you.

In this introductory online course, Dr. Nancy Zingrone will present a series of seven (7) online classes to introduce students to the basics of parapsychology; the scientific study of paranormal experiences. This interesting course will use case studies and experiments to explore extrasensory perception (ESP), psychokinesis (mind over matter), near death and out of body experiences, apparitions (including ghosts), and modern research in parapsychology. Students taking this course will gain a deeper understanding of subjective paranormal experiences and the nature of consciousness, and learn that there are a variety of ways to explore these fascinating experiences.

This is an academic course designed to provide professional education in the field of parapsychology. Students will be required to participate in weekly online discussion forums with other students and they will be evaluated on their progress in the course. Each student will receive a letter grade for the course which may qualify them for a certificate of completion from the Rhine Education Center.


Dates: Monday, April 29 – Monday, June 17 (except Memorial Day);   One class per week.
Time:  Monday evenings; 6:30pm – 8:00pm Eastern Time; or watch the recorded classes anytime
Where: Online Course available from your PC
Prerequisites: None required for this introductory course
Tuition:  $199 ($179 for Rhine members or students enrolled in a degree program)

All applications must be received by Friday, April 26th.


This course will be broadcast each Monday from April 29th - June 17th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm Eastern Time.  If you cannot attend the live broadcast, you can view a recorded version of these classes at your convenience.  Information on viewing these classes will be provided before the class begins.

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AfterTheTest Courses offered by the Rhine Education Center are designed as academic courses to provide professional education in Parapsychology. Students are required to participate in weekly discussion forums and evaluations will be provided throughout the courses. All students enrolled in the courses will receive a letter grade and may qualify for a future certificate from the Rhine Education Center.

Classes are broadcast once a week, but they are also recorded if you are not able to attend the live broadcast.


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Dreams and ESP
with Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado & Dr. Nancy Zingrone
(June 4th - June 25rd)


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This four week adult education course will focus on the fascinating topic of Dreams and ESP. Each week will include a live class broadcast, some suggested readings or videos, a discussion forum on the topic of the week, and a dream/ESP project for those who wish to take part. Topics will include: dreams and ESP throughout history; the famous Dream Telepathy experiments conducted in the 1960s and 1970s; the very interesting connection between precognition (seeing the future) and dreams; and how modern day researchers investigate seemingly psychic dreams.

When:  Live broadcasts every Wednesday from 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern US Time
             June 4th - June 25; or watch the recorded class at your convenience.
Where: This is an ONLINE COURSE, so you can watch it anywhere you have an internet connection.
Tuition: $59 ($49 for Rhine members or students enrolled in a degree program)


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Courses offered by the Rhine Education Center are designed as academic courses to provide professional education in Parapsychology. Students are required to participate in weekly discussion forums and evaluations will be provided throughout the courses. All students enrolled in the courses will receive a letter grade and may qualify for a future certificate from the Rhine Education Center.

Classes are broadcast once a week, but they are also recorded if you are not able to attend the live broadcast.


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Investigating Apparitions, Hauntings, and Poltergeists
(Broadcasts every Wednesday January 30th -  March 20th or watch the recorded classes)
with Loyd Auerbach


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auerbachIn a rare opportunity, the Rhine Research Center, in coordination with famous paranormal investigator Loyd Auerbach, presents a professional course in the investigation of apparitions, hauntings, and poltergeists.  This course is designed for the novice and the experts in field investigations, and it will provide an in-depth study of the techniques used by professional parapsychologists when studying paranormal phenomena outside of the laboratory environment. 

This introduction to field investigations is focused on the research techniques used by parapsychologists who study apparitions, hauntings, and poltergeists.  It includes the basic concepts involved in field investigations, an introduction to the skills needed to perform a scientific examination of these phenomena, and ethical issues associated with such investigations.  This course combines scientific methodology and intuitive techniques to provide a well-rounded approach to paranormal investigations.

Students passing the course will receive a certificate signed by Loyd Auerbach and will be entitled to be added to the network of investigators for Loyd Auerbach and the Office of Paranormal Investigators,


When: January 30 – March 20, 2013
Time:  Wednesday evenings; 9pm – 10:30pm Eastern Time; or watch the recorded classes anytime
Where: Online Course available from your PC
Prerequisites: None required for this introductory course


This course will be broadcast each Wednesday from January 30 - March 20 from 9:00pm to 10:30pm Eastern Time.  If you cannot attend the live broadcast, you can view a recorded version of these classes at your convenience.  Information on viewing these classes will be provided before the class begins.

View the Course Syllabus 


AfterTheTest Courses offered by the Rhine Education Center are designed as academic courses to provide professional education in Parapsychology. Students are required to participate in weekly discussion forums and evaluations will be provided throughout the courses. All students enrolled in the courses will receive a letter grade and may qualify for a future certificate from the Rhine Education Center.

Classes are broadcast once a week, but they are also recorded if you are not able to attend the live broadcast.


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.

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