The International University of Graduate Studies Parapsychology Programme will debut on Monday, February 22nd, 2016.

Students who are taking online courses—whether for certificates, diplomas, master's or doctoral degrees—will find their taught courses here.

There are two courses that are required for all these various programmes: the Introduction to Parapsychology and History of Parapsychology. From there, six other courses will be available later in 2016 from among which students can choose the courses that fit their goals and their interests. For more information about the IUGS Parapsychology Programme and all its options click here.

All of the taught courses in the IUGS Parapsychology Programme are 15-weeks long, with a 135 hours of activities spaced out at approximately 9 hours per week. These include attending the live lecture or watching the recording of it, posting questions and reflections to the weekly discussion forum, consultations with the Professors via emails, telephone, Skype or by another another media, reading, writing, taking the occasional short quiz, and completing assignments.

Each course starts on a Monday, is pass/fail and requires a textbook, encourages students to obtain a subscription to the Lexscien.org online library, and provides additional materials such as readings, YouTube videos and websites.

Courses are 3 academic credits with a tuition of $450 per credit or $1350 per course. For more information on tuition and fees in the IUGS Parapsychology Programme click here.

The programme was designed by Director of Studies, Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado and Department Head, Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone.

For more information about each individual course, click the course title.

 

The Introduction to Parapsychology course provided by the International University of Graduate Studies together with The Alvarado Zingrone Institute of Research and Education (a project of Alvarado, Zingrone & Associates) is a comprehensive overview of the scientific and academic study of psychic phenomena. The course was designed and is team-taught by Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone and Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado.

Taught over 15 weeks, the Introduction includes weekly lectures and participation in the weekly discussion forum with the faculty. Grading is pass/fail.

The student is required to purchase the course textbook, Irwin and Watt's Introduction to Parapsychology (2007, Jefferson City, NC: McFarland) and is also encouraged to obtain a subscription to the online Library of Exploratory Science. Additional course materials will be provided in the classroom frame for the student and will include primary articles from the peer-reviewed journal literature, secondary source materials such as chapters from the Advances in Parapsychological Research series and recent anthologies of research and theory, suggested books that review research and theory, provide a historical background or provide autobiographical or biographical materials of relevant individuals, and additional presentations from academic and scientific conferences available on YouTube and elsewhere as well as free resources from such online databases as the Hathi Trust and Google Scholar.

The requirements for a successful completion of the course will be live attendance or viewing of the recording of the 90-minute weekly webinar; individual consultations required in Weeks 2, 6 and 10; substantive short quizzes in Weeks 3, 7 and 11; the submission of a proposal for the final paper with a preliminary annotated bibliography relevant to the course and to the student's goals for the course in Week 6; and the submission of the final paper in Week 15.

The History of Parapsychology course provided by the International University of Graduate Studies together with The Alvarado Zingrone Institute of Research and Education (a project of Alvarado, Zingrone & Associates) is a comprehensive overview of the scientific and academic study of psychic phenomena. The course was designed and is team-taught by Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado and Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone.

Taught over 15 weeks, the History includes weekly lectures and participation in the weekly discussion forum with the faculty. Grading for the course is pass/fail.

The student is required to purchase the course textbook Beloff’s Concise History of Parapsychology (out of print but available from Amazon.com, ABE Books, and other online used book sellers). The student is also encouraged to obtain a subscription to the online Library of Exploratory Science. Additional course materials will be provided in the classroom frame for the student and will include primary articles from the peer-reviewed journal literature, secondary source materials such as chapters from the Advances in Parapsychological Research series and recent anthologies of research and theory, suggested books that review research and theory, provide a historical background or provide autobiographical or biographical materials of relevant individuals, and additional presentations from academic and scientific conferences available on YouTube and elsewhere as well as free resources from such online databases as the Hathi Trust and Google Scholar, as well as the onsite resources of any local university of public libraries that the student might find useful.

The requirements for a successful completion of the course will be live attendance or viewing of the recording of the 90-minute weekly webinar; individual consultations required in Weeks 2 and 6; uploading in Week 7 of an audio or video presentation made by the student that focuses on the life and work of a psychical researcher or parapsychologist of the student’s goals for the course; submitting in Week 10 an essay written by the student on a topic designed to fit the student’s goals for the course; and finally, submitting in Week 15 an essay review written by the student on a book or books relevant to the course and the student’s goals.