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To graduate with a BS in Pre-Integrative Medicine track in Physiology and Health, students must successfully complete all requirements for the bachelor’s degree. (Please refer to “Degree Requirements” in “Academic Policies.”) As part of the requirements for the BS in Pre-Integrative Medicine track in Physiology and Health, all students must complete 86 credits of coursework (84 if taking FOR 462 in place of PH 263) as follows:

BIO 251 Principles of Biology

Locating the Intelligence of Nature in Biology

This course shows how the dynamic intelligence at the basis of life unfolds in terms of the principles discovered in biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics. These principles are seen to uphold the self-organization, maintenance, and evolution of life on earth. Emphasis is placed on the expressions of intelligence, order, and integration found at different levels of biological organization. Main topics are: cells and how they transform energy, classical genetics, principles of evolution, and biological diversity and its evolution. Subjects covered in this course include recent discoveries by Nobel Laureates. Public speaking presentations by students on topics of the greatest interest to them are a part of the course. Includes laboratory.

Lab fee: $25 (4 credits)

Prerequisite: CHEM 111, or placement into CHEM 201, or approval of the instructor.

BIO 252 Cell and Molecular Biology I

Exploring Biological Concepts and Methods at the Cell and Molecular Levels

This course presents the foundations of (mainly human) biology at the cellular and molecular levels, emphasizing the fundamental themes of natural law in the ordered structures and functions of the cell. Topics include: review of the chemical constituents of life; bioenergetics, enzymes and metabolism; structure and functions of the plasma membrane; aerobic respiration and the mitochondrion; photosynthesis and the chloroplast; interaction of cells with their environment; the cytoplasmic membrane system; cytoskeleton and cell motility; and techniques in cell and molecular biology. Subjects covered in this course include recent discoveries by Nobel Laureates. Public speaking presentations by students on topics of the greatest interest to them are a part of the course. Includes laboratory.

Lab fee: $25 (4 credits)

Prerequisite: CHEM 313

BIO 253 Cell and Molecular Biology II

Exploring Biological Concepts and Methods at the Cell and Molecular Levels

This course presents the foundations of (mainly human) biology at the cellular and molecular levels, emphasizing the fundamental themes of natural law in the genetic material and interactions with the environment. Topics include: the nature of the gene and the genome; gene expression: from transcription to translation; the cell nucleus and control of gene expression; DNA replication and repair; cellular reproduction; cell signaling and signal transduction; cancer; the immune response; and techniques in cell and molecular biology. Subjects covered in this course include recent discoveries by Nobel Laureates. Public speaking presentations by students on topics of the greatest interest to them are a part of the course. Includes laboratory.

Lab fee: $25 (4 credits)

Prerequisite: BIO 252

BIO 265 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Outer Depends on Inner, the State of Inner Balance of Our Body Determines Our Health

Human Anatomy and Physiology I is the first of a two-course series exploring the terminology, structure, function, and interdependence of the human body systems, as well as relevant medical terminology. This course provides understanding of how the body’s structure and function maintains balance and homeostasis. The integrated functioning of trillions of diverse cells, each with a million chemical reactions per second, gives rise to a healthy, vital human being. Students will study tissues, organs, and organ systems and their role in maintaining health and balance. Tony Nader, MD, PhD discovered that major areas of the physiology are precisely correlated, in structure and function, to the 40 aspects of Veda and the Vedic Literature. The understanding of human physiology as a replica of natural law expressed in the ancient Vedic Literature will be explored in this two-course series. Topics include comprehensive study of the musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular, digestive, and immune systems. Subjects covered in this course include recent discoveries by Nobel Laureates.

Lab fee: $25 (4 credits)

Prerequisite: BIO 220 or BIO 251

BIO 266 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

The Dynamic Silence of the Self Is a State of Eternal Balance and Infinite Order That Is the Basis for the Orderly Growth, Coordination, and Evolution of Everything in Creation

This is the second course of the two-course series of Human Anatomy and Physiology. In this course students will study the reproductive, respiratory, nervous, and endocrine organ systems. This course will present an in-depth overview of the organ systems that are major coordinators of homeostasis. Focus will be on the endocrine system and divisions of the nervous system, and how they control other organ systems of the body and maintain homeostasis. Effects of stress on human physiology, body response to stress, and the relationship between stress and lifestyle diseases will also be covered. Subjects covered in this course include recent discoveries by Nobel Laureates. Students will continue exploring how every aspect of the ancient Vedic Literature is mirrored by the human physiology. This course includes public speaking presentations based on the connection between consciousness, Veda, and human anatomy and physiology.

Lab fee: $25 (4 credits)

Prerequisite: BIO 265

CHEM 201 General Chemistry I

Pure Consciousness Underlies the Structure and Behavior of Matter

Topics include: measurement and dimensional analysis; atoms, molecules, and ions; stoichiometry, mass relationships in chemical reactions; reactions in aqueous solutions; electronic structure of atoms and periodicity; ionic bonds and some main-group chemistry; covalent bonds and molecular structure. Subjects covered in this course include recent discoveries by Nobel Laureates. Includes public speaking presentations on basic concepts of general chemistry. Weekly laboratory sessions are included.

Lab fee: $25 (4 credits)

Prerequisites: MATH 162 and one of the following: CHEM111, or placement through the chemistry assessment process, or approval of the instructor

CHEM 202 General Chemistry II

Exploring More Refined Levels of Existence through the Structure and Behavior of Matter

Topics include: thermochemistry; gases; liquids, solids, and phase changes; solutions and their properties; chemical kinetics; chemical equilibrium; aqueous equilibria: acids and bases. Subjects covered in this course include recent discoveries by Nobel Laureates. Includes public speaking presentations on basic concepts of general chemistry. Weekly laboratory sessions are included.

(Lab fee $25) (4 credits)

Prerequisite: CHEM 201

CHEM 203 General Chemistry III

Structure and Behavior of Matter in Accord with the Laws of Nature

Topics include: applications of aqueous equilibria, e.g., buffered solutions, titrations and pH curves, solubility products; thermodynamics: spontaneity, entropy, free energy; electrochemistry; main-group elements; transition metals, complex ions and crystal field theory; metals; nuclear chemistry; and an overview of organic and biological molecules. Subjects covered in this course include recent discoveries by Nobel Laureates. Includes public speaking presentations on basic concepts of general chemistry. Weekly laboratory sessions are included.

Lab fee: $25 (4 credits)

Prerequisite: CHEM 202

CHEM 311 Organic Chemistry I

The Self-Referral Dynamics of Pure Consciousness Is Expressed in Structure-Property Relationships of Carbon Compounds

In this course students will study functional groups and chemical reactivity; and structure-property relationships of carbon compounds. Topics include: structure and bonding; polar covalent bonds; acids and bases; formal charge, resonance, nomenclature and stereochemistry of alkanes and cycloalkanes; stereochemistry at tetrahedral centers; and overview of organic reactions, nomenclature, synthesis, and reactions of alkenes and alkynes. Subjects covered in this course include recent discoveries by Nobel Laureates. This course includes public speaking presentations on basic concepts of organic chemistry. Weekly laboratory sessions are included.

(Lab fee $25) (4 credits)

Prerequisite: CHEM 203

CHEM 312 Organic Chemistry II

Continuing the Study of Structure-Property Relationships as the Expression of the Self-Referral Dynamics of Pure Consciousness, and Investigating Structure Determination

In this course students will continue to study structure-property relationships of carbon compounds, and will investigate structure determination. Topics include: nomenclature and chemistry of aromatic compounds; structure determination using infrared, ultraviolet, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry; nucleophilic substitutions and eliminations of organohalides; nomenclature, properties, synthesis, and reactions of alcohols, phenols, thiols, ethers, and sulfides; nomenclature, preparation, and nucleophilic addition reactions of aldehydes and ketones. Subjects covered in this course include recent discoveries by Nobel Laureates. This course includes public speaking presentations on basic concepts of organic chemistry. Weekly laboratory sessions are included.

Lab fee: $25 (4 credits)

Prerequisite: CHEM 311

CHEM 313 Organic Chemistry III

A Glimpse into the Infinite Organizing Power of Pure Creative Intelligence Expressed in Chemical Reactions and Biochemical Pathways

In this course students will investigate the wide role of the carbonyl group in the chemical reactions and discover familiar chemical reactions in biochemical pathways. Topics include: carboxylic acids, their derivatives, and nucleophilic acyl substitution reactions; carbonyl alpha-substitution and condensation reactions; amines and heterocycles; and biomolecules and their metabolism: amino acids, peptides, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Subjects covered in this course include recent discoveries by Nobel Laureates. Includes public speaking presentations on basic concepts of organic chemistry. Weekly laboratory sessions are included.

Lab fee: $25 (4 credits)

Prerequisite: CHEM 312

CHEM 350 Principles of Biochemistry

Viewing Life through a Chemical Lens

This course focuses on the basic chemical constituents of life and their transformations in living systems. Topics include: the structure, kinetics, and regulation of enzymes; bioenergetics; photosynthesis; intermediary metabolism (covering the synthesis and breakdown of amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids); and integration of metabolism. Subjects covered in this course include recent discoveries by Nobel Laureates. Student public speaking presentations on special topics and laboratory are integral to the course.

Lab fee: $25 (4 credits)

Prerequisites: CHEM 313; Recommended: BIO 253 and BIO 266

FOR 479 Maharishi Vastu Architecture

Supporting an Ideal Physiology through Natural Law-Based Design and Construction

In this course students will be introduced to the range and application of Maharishi Vastu architecture.  Students will learn how the principles of Sthāpatya Veda apply with equal relevance to their own physiology, the layout of buildings and cities, the arrangement of galaxies in the universe, and the structuring dynamics of Consciousness.  Students will also become acquainted with natural and energy-efficient construction, and will understand the relationship of these contemporary interests with the timeless knowledge of Vedic architecture.This course alone does not prepare students sufficiently to start designing Vastu houses.

Materials fee: TBD (2 credits)

Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103

PH 260 Maharishi AyurVeda Course on Self-Pulse Reading for Good Health

Measuring the Impulses of the Body’s Intelligence and Restoring Balance in the Physiology through the Touch of Three Fingertips

Self-Pulse Reading is the most ancient and most natural means of determining the level of balance or imbalance in the mind and body. This course presents Maharishi’s revival of this ancient technology to determine the state of the inner intelligence of the body. Everyone should learn pulse reading to maintain his or her own health. Pulse reading allows one to detect imbalances early, before they manifest as disease. Pulse allows one to precisely determine where the imbalance is and how to restore balance. Furthermore, pulse is therapeutic in itself. Just taking the pulse increases the balance in the pulse and therefore the balance of the whole mind and body. Taking the pulse enlivens the connection between mind and body, consciousness and matter.

This course includes two public speaking exercises. These presentations are graded on clarity; logical flow from one point to the next; inclusion of concrete examples; eye contact and communication with the audience; clear, simple voice and manner; purity of teaching – presenting Maharishi’s knowledge of health; crediting the source; and introducing visuals, including charts or presentation slides, pictures, and graphics.

(4 credits)

PH 262 Maharishi AyurVeda Course on Diet, Digestion, and Nutrition

Imbibing Intelligence from Food and the Environment — Enlivening Strong Digestion and Selecting a Diet Ideally Suited to the Individual

Diet, digestion, and nutrition are fundamental to health. How we metabolize food and drink directly affects the strength, vitality, immunity, and longevity of the physiology. This course provides very practical knowledge of what to eat, when to eat, and how to eat to maintain or restore perfect balance of the three doshas – the three principal governing qualities of intelligence in the body. Topics include: influence of consciousness on the process of digestion and nutrition, effects of different foods on physiology, categories of food according to their influence on the three doshas, and basic principles of Dravya Guna (Materia Medica) – Vedic herbology. This course includes public speaking exercises, as well as two field trips: one to local organic and natural food stores, and one to a local organic dairy production farm. Based on availability, ayurvedic cooking demonstrations are included.

(Field trip fee $15) (4 credits)

Prerequisite: PH 260

PH 263 or FOR 462 Maharishi Yoga Asanas

Vedic Exercise to Enliven Mind-Body Coordination to Support Pure Awareness, the State of Yoga

This course presents the knowledge and experience of enlivening the unified state of consciousness, or Yoga, through the physiological approach of Yoga Asanas. Maharishi has revived the essential understanding that Yoga means unified level of consciousness or Transcendental Consciousness, and that Yoga, one of the 40 aspects of the Vedic Literature, provides the technologies to unfold that experience. The physical postures of Yoga Asanas are traditional positions that enliven the connection between mind and body, consciousness and physiology. When done properly, Maharishi YogaSM asanas help dissolve stress and give the experience of settledness and expansion in the direction of the experience of pure consciousness, or Yoga. This unique course includes instruction and practice of Maharishi Yoga asanas during the second half of each class session as well as the understanding of their specific effects on the mind and body. The course emphasizes students’ experiences with developing consciousness through the Yoga Asanas, oral presentations on the effects of Yoga Asanas on specific mental health and physical health conditions, and the reading of the Bhagavad-Gita, the essence of Vedic knowledge and the discipline of Yoga.

(4 credits)

PH 320 Maharishi AyurVeda Family Health Series Course One – Healthy, Happy Mother and Baby

An Integrated Approach for Promoting Health in the Areas of Preconception, Pregnancy, Delivery, and Postnatal Care for Both Prospective Parents and the Newborn Child

The comprehensive time-tested knowledge of Maharishi AyurVeda provides the basis to give every family the best start. Topics include: preconception guidelines to maximize fertility and fetal health, month-by-month guidelines for pregnancy, strategies to facilitate labor and provide the ideal environment at delivery, and postpartum care guidelines for both parents and newborns to ensure the fullest recuperation for mothers and a healthy beginning for every family.

Materials fee: $30 (4 credits)

Prerequisites: PH 262, and either PH 263 or FOR 462; Physiology and Health majors only

PH 430 Maharishi Ayurveda Wellness Consultant Training

Learning How to Guide Clients to Wellness and Health

This is a course to train Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultants. Graduates of the program will be able to consult with clients, family, and friends, helping them achieve higher levels of health and wellness through Maharishi AyurVeda.

The course will provide knowledge of AyurVedic anatomy and physiology as well as the understanding of the role of consciousness at the basis of physiology. Students will understand and apply the knowledge of mind-body types, or individual constitution as well as the dietary and lifestyle origins of imbalance. AyurVedic pulse reading will enhance students’ ability to detect the level of imbalance. This will lead to understanding how imbalance has arisen and the means to restore balance.

Students will gain knowledge of how to restore balance with herbs, diet and nutrition, aromatherapy, Maharishi YogaSM asanas, and other Vedic technologies. Protocols for common imbalances will be given, as well as case workshops. Students will also learn how to obtain and retain clients in their wellness consultant practice. Includes public speaking presentations on topics covered as well as on the case studies.

(4 credits)

Prerequisites: PH 260 and BIO 264

Note: The course is designed to train individuals to advise others in developing a personalized approach to health and wellness based on the principles of Maharishi AyurVeda. Regulations regarding health care practice and professional licensure standards vary by state and country. Course participants should be familiar with the laws of the jurisdiction in which they intend to be active, to ensure that the scope of their activities does not violate regulations regarding health care practice. Becoming a Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant does not confer professional licensing status and Maharishi University of Management makes no representations regarding its economic or other value.

PH 431 Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum

Practicing How to Guide Clients to Wellness and Health

In this course previously trained Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultants practice their knowledge in the clinical setting under the supervision of experts in AyurVeda and modern medicine. Graduates of the program will be able to consult confidently with clients, family, and friends, helping them achieve higher levels of health and wellness through Maharishi AyurVeda. Starting from the 2014-2015 academic year this course is a required course for all Physiology and Health major students. Previously enrolled students have a choice of taking PH 430 as a capstone course.

This course will provide the opportunity to take the lead and find out a client’s individual constitution and the origins of imbalance based on AyurVedic pulse reading and questionnaires. This direct experience will enhance a student’s ability to detect the level of imbalance leading to an understanding of how imbalance has arisen. Students will also practice the means to restore balance with herbs, diet and nutrition, aromatherapy, Maharishi YogaSM asanas, and other Vedic technologies.

This course is also the capstone course for the students of Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and Health. For this purpose an essay and a portfolio of case studies will need to be completed during this course. The capstone essay is designed to assess student understanding of the core principles of Maharishi AyurVeda. For the Pre-Integrative Medicine track, the essay will include questions to research biochemical pathways of modern medical treatments of cardiovascular disease and other major diseases. In addition, students will build a portfolio of case studies demonstrating competence in evaluating the level of balance, causative factors, and AyurVedic pathology; and recommending appropriate measures to restore balance through stress reduction, lifestyle, diet, spices, herbal supplements, meditation, yoga, and other modalities of Maharishi AyurVeda. This portfolio is built based on at least 50 patient encounters (including observation, student/client encounter with direct supervision and one-on-one cases) started during the PH 430 course and completed during the PH 431 course.

This course may be taken up to four times for credit. This course will be limited in size, with preference given to seniors and students who have not yet taken this course. Includes public speaking presentations on the case studies as well as on the final essay.

(4 credits – may be repeated for credit up to four times with permission of the Academic Advisor)

Prerequisites: PH 430 and either PH 263 or FOR 462

Note: The course is designed to provide practice of how to advise others in developing a personalized approach to health and wellness based on the principles of Maharishi AyurVeda. Regulations regarding health care practice and professional licensure standards vary by state and country. Course participants should be familiar with the laws of the jurisdiction in which they intend to be active to ensure that the scope of their activities does not violate regulations regarding health care practice. Becoming a Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant does not confer professional licensing status and Maharishi University of Management makes no representations regarding its economic or other value.

PHYS 207 Classical Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and Solids

Analysis and Synthesis

This course presents classical mechanics topics including kinematics, Newton’s Laws, momentum, collisions, work and energy. The course also runs through thermodynamics and the characteristics of solids. The course is an algebra-based, non-calculus physics class appropriate for students in the pre-integrative medicine track. The structure includes lectures that cover the topics conceptually and mathematically in addition to practical application-based lab sessions. A very hands-on course that incorporates Workshop Physics, an innovative active-learning-based approach to teaching classical physics.

(Lab fee $25) (4 credits)

Prerequisite: MATH 162

PHYS 208 Rotational Motion, Fluid Dynamics, and Optics

Unity at the Basis of Diversity 

This course presents classical physics topics including rotational motion, fluid dynamics, vibration and waves, and light. The course is an algebra-based, non-calculus physics class appropriate for students in the pre-integrative medicine track. Emphasis is on understanding concepts and application as opposed to mathematical derivation. The structure includes lectures that cover the topics conceptually and mathematically, along with practical application-based lab sessions. The course incorporates RealTime Physics and Interactive Lecture Demonstrations; both active-learning-based approaches to classical physics.

(Lab fee $25) (4 credits)

Prerequisite: PHYS 207

PHYS 209 Acoustics, Electricity, Magnetism, and Nuclear Physics

The Universality of Natural Law 

This course presents classical physics topics including acoustics, electrostatics, magnetism, electronic circuit elements, atomic structure, radioactivity, and nuclear fission and fusion. The course is an algebra-based, non-calculus physics class appropriate for students in the pre-integrative medicine track. Emphasis is on understanding concepts and application as opposed to mathematical derivation. The structure includes lectures that cover the topics conceptually and mathematically along with practical application-based lab sessions. The course incorporates RealTime Physics and Interactive Lecture Demonstrations; both active-learning based approaches to classical physics.

(Lab fee $25) (4 credits)

Prerequisite: PHYS 208

Course offerings may vary each year. With the exception of PH 431, which can be repeated for credit up to four times, courses generally cannot be repeated for credit, only for knowledge.

Note: Students may fulfill all or some of their requirements for general chemistry, biology, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and physics by having completed equivalent undergraduate coursework at an accredited university and earned a grade of “B-” or higher. Undergraduate degree students can apply transfer credits to cover the general education requirements, electives, and up to half the coursework in the major (43 credits, 42 if taking FOR 462 in place of PH 263) for a maximum of 70 total credits.

Additional Requirement: Completion of Major Senior Project

The senior project for the bachelor’s in Physiology and Health major consists of a reflection paper and a portfolio of case studies. This reflection paper (1000-1200 words) is integral to the case studies. Students reflect on what they have learned from their case studies and demonstrate their understanding of the core principles of Maharishi AyurVeda and how these principles relate to human physiology and optimal state of health.

 The portfolio of case studies (based on at least 50 clinical encounters including observation, student/client encounter with direct supervision, and one-on-one cases) is the means to demonstrate competence in evaluating the level of balance, causative factors, and ayurvedic pathology. Appropriate measures are recommended to restore balance through stress reduction, lifestyle, diet, spices, herbal supplements, meditation, yoga, and other modalities of Maharishi AyurVeda.

Pre-Integrative Medicine track students are required to complete the major senior project during one course of PH 431 Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum.

* Graduation requirements vary from year to year. The requirements on this page are current for the 2015-2016 academic year.Please refer to the official MUM catalog for requirements for other academic years.

Recommended Courses

BIO 273 Advanced Topics in Molecular and Cell Biology

This course presents advanced topics in cellular and molecular biology. The course will include a more detailed examination of human DNA and gene expression, enzymes and metabolism, cell components, cell division, and specialized cells and tissues of the body. Includes public speaking presentations explaining basic concepts of molecular biology to quantum biology and their connection to AyurVeda.

(Lab fee $25) (4 credits)

Prerequisite: BIO 253

CHEM 111 Fundamentals of Chemistry

This course is designed to impart the fundamental concepts and principles of chemistry, such as atomic structure, nomenclature, stoichiometry, and chemical bonds. For students interested in an introduction to chemistry, and those intending to enroll in the Pre- Integrative Medicine chemistry series – CHEM 201 et seq. – that need initial exposure to, or a review of, the basics of chemical problem solving and concepts. Includes experiment demonstrations as well as public speaking presentation on explaining fundamental concepts of chemistry.

(4 credits)

Prerequisite: MATH 153

FOR 422 Human Relations in a Diverse Society

This course develops an awareness of and appreciation for the values, life styles, history and contributions of various identifiable subgroups in our society. Activities and discussions will help students recognize and deal with dehumanizing biases such as sexism, racism, prejudice, and discrimination and become aware of the impact that such biases have on interpersonal relations.

(2 credits)

Prerequisites: FOR103

FOR 438 Ideal Relationships

Improving Your Relationships by Exploring the Principles of Natural Law That Operate in All Relationships

We live our lives in relationships, beginning with our mother, father, and family, expanding to our friends, spouse, and children, our business associates, our fellow citizens, and on to all the people of the world. Handling these relationships with wisdom, appropriateness, and love is central to our good fortune. The Science of Creative Intelligence and Maharishi Vedic Science provide insights into how all relationships have their source in the self-referral dynamics of consciousness, our own Self — and guidelines for ensuring that our relationships are in accord with the natural evolution of life in accord with natural law. The course features tapes of Maharishi, guest presentations, group projects, and practical knowledge of etiquette.

(2 credits)

Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103

FOR 451 Building a Sthapatya Veda Home

This course will outline basic principles of Maharishi Sthapatya Veda (MVS) design, show how these principles can guide the design of a new home and how that design can be authentically expressed as a finished structure through care and precision during the construction process. The course will feature presentations by experts in this field, a tour of MSV homes, and a step-by-step review of a special country cabin project.

(2 credits)

Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103

FOR 454 Yoga Sūtra

Textbook for the Science and Technologies of Consciousness

In this Forest Academy, students read the Yoga Sūtra in Sanskrit and in English, and learn Vedic Expressions from the Yoga Sūtra emphasized by Maharishi. Students view tapes by Maharishi on Yoga and the Yoga Sūtra. Students have the opportunity to round for the entire two weeks.

(2 credits — may be repeated for credit)

Prerequisite: MVS 102, Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103

FOR 458 AyurVedic Cooking

This course provides principles and practical knowledge of how to promote good health through proper nutritious diet. Participants learn to select their own specific diet based on their body type and according to time of day and season, to achieve balanced digestion in order to promote optimal nourishment and health. Topics include: cooking method and its effect on quality, the right time to cook and eat, the cycle of seasons as well as life’s seasons, the effects of food on the development of higher stages of consciousness.

(2 credits)

Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103

MATH 281 Calculus 1

Derivatives as the Mathematics of Transcending, Used to Handle Changing Quantities 

Calculus, one of the most useful areas of mathematics, is the study of continuous change. It provides the language and concepts used by modern science to quantify the laws of nature and the numerical techniques through which this knowledge is applied to enrich daily life. Using the mathematics computer laboratory, students gain a clear understanding of the fundamental principles of calculus and how they are applied in real world situations. Topics include: limits, continuity, derivatives, applications of derivatives, integrals, and the fundamental theorem of calculus.

(4 credits) 

Prerequisite: MATH 162

MATH 282 Calculus 2

Integrals as the Mathematics of Unification, Used to Handle Wholeness

Calculus, one of the most useful areas of mathematics, is the study of continuous change. It provides the language and concepts used by modern science to quantify the laws of nature and the numerical techniques through which this knowledge is applied to enrich daily life. Using the mathematics computer laboratory, students gain a clear understanding of the fundamental principles of calculus and how they are applied in realworld situations. Topics include: techniques of integration, further applications of derivatives, and applications of integration.

(4 credits)

Prerequisite: MATH 281

MC-D 365 Next Generation Web Design

Integrating Graphics, Animation, Video, and Audio to Create Illuminating User Experiences

Students learn to use powerful tools for Web design, Web animation and video to build richly interactive Web sites that inspire the viewer. Topics include: conceptualizing new user experiences; creating innovative Web sites in HTML 5 with Web site builders; creative user interface construction with Adobe Muse; choosing, building and using WordPress templates.

(Lab fee $40) (4 credits)

Prerequisite: basic computer skills

MGT 200 Principles of Business Success

Principles of Marketing, Finance, Operations, Accounting, and Human Resource Management as the Keys to Creating Happiness, Health, and Good Fortune in Business Enterprises

This course provides a holistic overview of business for new management majors or students from other majors. Principles of marketing, finance, operations, accounting, and human resources are taught in the perspective of an integrated business strategy and are illustrated by lively examples from videos, case studies, guest speakers, and field trips.

(4 credits)

MGT 201 Business Communication Skills

Creating a Frictionless Flow of Communication between Sender and Receiver through Effective Presentations and Writing

Effective communicators are skilled at both informing and inspiring other people. This course provides instruction and practice in making oral and written presentations based on the principle that ideal communication is a frictionless flow that nourishes both sender and receiver. Topics include: word processing and presentation software; library and Internet research skills; oral presentations; writing letters, reports, proposals, and manuals; and the principles of ideal communication.

(4 credits)

Prerequisite: WTG 192

MGT 346 Career Strategies

Choosing a Career to Maximize Inner and Outer Fulfillment

The course has a practical focus on career discovery and implementation. In the framework of Consciousness-Based principles for success, students consider their own skills, abilities, and objectives, and learn to design a career that utilizes their talents and creativity for maximum effectiveness, achievement, and evolution. They design an action plan to implement their career goals, and then work with the best Internet resources to research occupational interests, business and service organization profiles, and industry trends. Students learn networking strategies, including interviews, and using the telephone and Internet for extending their professional networks. They also develop scripts for introducing themselves and describing their achievements and capabilities with confidence in various formats, writing about themselves in the cover letter, resume, and portfolio, and speaking about themselves and what they can offer to potential colleagues, funding agencies and employers.

(2 credits)

Prerequisite: third year of undergraduate study

MVS 102 Sanskrit

Learning the Sounds of Nature

‘Consciousness is the most basic element in creation; therefore the study of consciousness and research in consciousness, which is offered by the traditional Vedic Literature, gives the student the ability to do anything and achieve anything with the support of the evolutionary power of Natural Law.’ – Maharishi

Reading the Vedic Literature in Sanskrit is a new technology of Maharishi Vedic Science to speed the development of higher states of consciousness. In this course, students learn to read the Vedic Literature in Sanskrit and discover how this practice actually strengthens brain functioning. Students also learn the basic principles of Maharishi Vedic Science, including the recent discovery of how human physiology forms a perfect replica of Natural Law, as embodied in the 40 aspects of the Veda and Vedic Literature. This historic discovery reveals that the natural laws governing the universe are the same laws governing our physiology – meaning that each of us has access, within our own physiology, to the total potential of Natural Law. This in turn gives us the potential to know anything, do anything, and accomplish anything.

(4 credits)

PH 120 Introduction to Modern Psychology

Human Motivation and Development

This course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the psychology of human behavior. The student will be exposed to terminology, principles, and theories of modern psychology. Includes public speaking presentations on course topics.

(4 credits)

Prerequisite: open to Physiology and Health majors only

PH 225 CCTS: Examining Health Care Systems in the Light of Cultural Bias

Alternative Solutions to Good Health

Students explore underlying assumptions that make up their worldview. Important health- related issues including stress, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and others, are examined in light of current approaches to health, including modern medicine and Maharishi AyurVeda. This class includes creative problem solving, analysis of current issues through writing, and group discussions. Includes public speaking presentations on course topics.

(4 credits)

Prerequisite: taken during students’ first semester, or with consent of Department faculty

PH 230 Aromatherapy

Using Nature’s Essences for Well-Being

This course presents the history and basics of aromatherapy. Topics include: the chemistry and therapeutic properties of aromatic molecules, detailed descriptions of essential oils and hydrosols (chemical compounds, therapeutic properties, indications), different approaches in aromatherapy (AyurVeda, modern medical, energetic, psychoemotional, quantum, and hydrosol therapy), and therapeutic formulas for balancing the three doshas and for common ailments. Includes public speaking presentations and labs.

(Lab fee $25) (4 credits)

Prerequisites: PH 260 and either BIO 220 or BIO 251

PH 314 Biostatistics

Discovering the Orderly Patterns and Relationships at the Basis of Nature’s Functioning

Statistics offers powerful quantitative tools based on the underlying orderliness of Nature to support improved decision-making in many fields, including the health and life sciences. Statistics is the art and science of finding meaningful patterns and relationships in data (data analysis), generating useful data (data production), and drawing valid conclusions from data (statistical inference). In this course you will learn how to use key graphical and numerical tools of data analysis, how to effectively present your findings, and evaluate the validity of your conclusions. Health and life sciences examples and case studies will be emphasized. Topics include: graphical and numerical tools for summarizing and describing data, modeling data with probability distributions, sampling and surveys, designing experiments, hypothesis testing for means and proportions, correlation analysis, and modeling relationships using regression analysis.

(4 credits)

Prerequisite: MATH 153 or equivalent

PH 330 Advanced Aromatherapy

Using Nature’s Essences for Well-Being

This course presents advanced applications of aromatherapy, going deeper into the modern medical approach while incorporating AyurVedic, energetic, psycho-emotional, and quantum perspectives to allow for a holistic approach to aromatherapy. The course covers more monographies of essential oils and hydrosols, including therapeutic formulas for many disorders and diseases in different physiological systems. Students will learn how to conduct a health consultation. Includes public speaking presentations and labs.

(Lab fee $25) (4 credits)

Prerequisites: BIO 264, PH 230, and approval of the instructor based on evaluation of portfolio of 12 case studies

PH 380 Research Methods

This course introduces the knowledge and objective skills indispensable to scientific research. Topics include the scientific method, logical and practical considerations in experimental design and data acquisition, procedures for conducting literature reviews, selection of research topics, research ethics, and practical research aids such as computer-assisted data analysis. Particular emphasis is placed on clinical research design, including proper choice of control subjects and the prevention of bias in subject selection. Includes two public speaking presentations: one on an original research study to evaluate the research design for its strengths and weaknesses, and another on the student’s own research proposal, including the critique of the design of the proposed study in terms of threats to validity.

(4 credits)

PH 382 MCAT Preparation

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized national exam required for entrance to medical school. In this course, students will have the opportunity to integrate all of their learning from the Pre-Integrative Medicine track and take practice MCAT exams.

(4 credits) 

Recommended: Completion of the biology, general chemistry, physics, organic chemistry, and biochemistry courses

PH 398 Internship

Expanding the Knowledge of Physiology and Health in the Field

Students observe and work in Maharishi Medical Centers or medical laboratories, schools or health care facilities in various aspects of health care, research, clinical operations patient care, health education, etc.

(4 credits – may be repeated for credit) 

Prerequisites: consent of the Department faculty and the Academic Standards Committee.

PH 431 Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum

This course is required for the major, but may be repeated for credit up to four times with permission of the Academic Advisor. See course description above.

SL-G195 Living Systems

How Life’s Dynamic Intelligence Applies the Principles of Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and Genetics to Uphold Self-Organization, Maintenance, and Evolution of Life

Fundamental to all life are basic functions that uphold self-organization, maintenance, and evolution. This course covers aspects of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and evolution, with emphasis on the expressions of intelligence, order, and integration found at different levels of biological organization.

(Course fee $65) (4 credits)

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