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Modern Science and Maharishi Vedic Science — Online Course

MVS 559

This course is offered for credit and noncredit

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Tuition for noncredit students: $600
Tuition for credit students: $1800

Registration closed for credit students

 Overview

This course examines the role of science in the acquisition of knowledge. It considers the basic components of the scientific method, the fundamentals of logic and important issues in the philosophy of science including the strengths and limitations of both objectivity and subjectivity. This is then compared and contrasted with the integrative approach of Maharishi Vedic Science, which offers study and research in the field of pure consciousness, the ultimate reality of one’s own Self.
∗ Instructor: John Collins

Course Structure

Goals of the Course

  • To examine the role of science in the acquisition of knowledge.
  • To understand the basic components of the scientific method, the fundamentals of logic and important issues in the philosophy of science including the strengths and limitations of both objectivity and subjectivity.
  • To compare and contrast modern science with the integrative approach of Maharishi Vedic Science, which offers study and research in the field of pure consciousness, the ultimate reality of one’s own Self.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the basic principles of the philosophy of science including the relationship of subjectivity and objectivity in the pursuit of reliable knowledge.
  • Understand the fundamentals of logic and how they are applied to the eastern and western approaches to science.
  • Identify the major components of the scientific method and how they are utilized in research.
  • Evaluate research findings for their experimental design, internal and external validity, and statistical strength.
  • Compare and contrast modern science and Maharishi Vedic Science for their approach to gaining knowledge as well as their ability to offer complete and fulfilling knowledge.

Course Lessons

  • Paradigm Shifts in the Evolution of Science
  • Philosophy of Science: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
  • Philosophy of Science: Important Contributions to the Field of Knowledge
  • Philosophy of Science: Fundamentals of Formal Logic
  • Nyaya and the Scientific Method
  • Modern Science and Maharishi Vedic Science: A Comparison
  • Science and Pseudoscience
  • Scientific Research: Fundamental Terms and Principles
  • Transcendental Meditation Research: Selected Studies
  • Transcendental Meditation and Heart Research

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 coursework 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? Email us at de@mum.edu

 

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