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Bhagavad-Gītā — Online Course

 

MVS 510 & MVS 511

∗This course is offered for credit and noncredit

Spring 2018
MVS510 Bhagavad-Gītā I Chapters 1 – 3 (4 credits)
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Tuition for the noncredit course: $600 Start Date: Feb 5th
Tuition for the credit course: $1800 Start & End Dates: Feb 5th – April 15th (10 weeks)

MVS511 Bhagavad-Gītā II Chapters 4 – 6 (4 credits)
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Tuition for the noncredit course: $600 Start date: April 16th 
Tuition for the credit course: $1800 Start & End Dates: April 16th – June 23rd (10 weeks)

 Registration for credit students will end on Feb 5th for Bhagavad-Gītā I and April 16th for Bhagavad-Gītā II
Prerequisite: The practice of the Transcendental Meditation program is required for this course

Overview

The Principles of Dharma, the Eternal Nature of Life, and Effortlessness of Transcending as the Basis of Right Action. This course studies Maharishi’s translation and commentary on the Bhagavad-Gītā, a work that sequentially unfolds profound principles of the development of human consciousness, its relationship to knowledge, and its application to improve the quality of individual and collective life. The Bhagavad-Gītā is a textbook for Maharishi Vedic Science, containing the essence of the detailed knowledge of consciousness contained in the Vedic Literature. Course topics include the scope, structure, and dynamics of human behavior; the higher states of consciousness; collective consciousness; and the solution to the fundamental dilemma at the basis of human suffering.

Biweekly webinars on Sunday at 7:30 pm Central Time

∗ Instructors for Bhagavad-Gītā I and II – Thomas Egenes and Viji Hobbs

All Lesson videos are pre-recorded and includes Evan Finkelstein and Thomas Egenes

Required Textbooks

To sign up for Maharishi’s Commentary on Chapter Seven of the Bhagavad-Gītā which begins March 5 at 7:45 pm in Dalby Hall, please visit https://gita7.eventbrite.com

Course Structure

This course consists of 10 lessons

This course consists of 10 lessons, which include pre-recorded instructional videos, lectures by Maharishi, and biweekly webinars. For those taking the course for credit, there will be additional academic work, including quizzes and an essay appropriate for a Master’s program. Each lesson has 3 or 4 videos approximately 15 to 20 minutes each. Once you register, you have access to the course for six months to one year.

MVS510 Bhagavad-Gītā (Chapters 1 – 3): The Principles of Dharma, the Eternal Nature of Life, and Effortlessness of Transcending as the Basis of Right Action (4 credits)
followed by:
MVS511 Bhagavad-Gītā (Chapters 4 – 6): The Roles of Silence and Action, Knowledge and Experience, in Rising to Higher States of Consciousness (4 credits)

Curriculum

This course studies Maharishi’s commentary on the Bhagavad-Gītā, which provides a systematic exposition of the development of human consciousness, its relationship to knowledge, and its application to improve the quality of individual and collective life and accomplish anything.

Course Policies

Credit Course Policies

Tuition, Withdrawal, and Participation Policies for Non-degree Credit Programs

Non-degree Continuing Education Student:

Students who have not yet applied to the degree program will pay tuition of $450 per credit on a course-by-course basis. Students must have a bachelor’s degree and meet the prerequisites for the program and the prerequisites for the course. Courses may be transferred into the degree once they apply and are accepted to the degree program. If you have questions about prerequisites please contact de@mum.edu.

Withdraw Policy for Credit Courses:

Automatic Withdraw: Very Important to note: Online students must log in and participate in the online course by 11:58 pm (central time) on Day 5 of a course 4 weeks or longer. IF they have not logged in or started any of the course work by Day 5 they will be automatically withdrawn.

Automatic Withdraw: During the length of the course, online students who have not participated for 7 days will be automatically withdrawn unless their instructor has given prior approval and notified the Enrollment Center Attendance Officer of same.

Student Withdraw: All withdrawals, from all programs and all courses, are subject to the published University Withdrawal policy, which exists in two formats- one for Non-degree Continuing Education and another for degree seeking.

Non-degree Continuing Education withdrawal policy is on a course-by-course basis. A student who withdraws after the first day of the course will be charged a minimum 50% of the course fee, and after 25% of the course, there is no refund:

Online Participation Policy and Expectations:

Online Students will be automatically withdrawn if they do not log in to their online course by 11:58 pm (central time) on Day 5 and participate in online activities as outlined in the course syllabus. Online students who have not participated for 7 days will be automatically withdrawn unless their instructor has given prior approval and notified the Enrollment Center Attendance Officer of same.

Student “attendance” in online courses will be defined as active participation in the course as described in the course syllabus. Online courses have weekly mechanisms for student participation, which can be documented by any or all of the following methods: student tracking records in Sakai; submission/completion of assignments and discussions; and communication with the instructor. Students who do not log on to the course within a 7 day period during the length of the course will be automatically dropped. Students who fail to maintain active participation in an online course as defined in the course syllabus will be dropped from the course.

Noncredit Refund Policies

Students can register for most of the noncredit courses at any time. (courses with specific start dates will be listed) Start date is the day that students register (pay for the course). Login information is sent via email within 24 hrs of your registration date.

  1. To receive a full (100%) refund you must email your request to de@mum.edu within 3 days of your registration date.
  2. You are eligible for a 50% refund 4 – 7 days after your registration date upon request to de@mum.edu. No refunds thereafter.

Questions? Contact de@mum.edu

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