Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Visiting Scholar, Rhine Research Center
An online course called Introduction to Parapsychology will be offered soon through the Rhine Research Center (http://rhine.org/). It is given by Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone (http://www.rhineeducationcenter.org/edu/index.php/component/content/article/83-instructors/93-instructor-zingrone), who talks about the course in this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US20Ti_Ollw).
Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone
The course is described in the web page of the Rhine Research Center as follows:
“This 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.”
The course includes the following topics:
Week 1 (April 29th) – Introduction to Parapsychology
Week 2 – (May 6th) – Extrasensory Perception I
Week 3 (May 13th) - Extrasensory Perception II – Correlates of ESP
Week 4 (May 20th) – Mind over Matter
Week 5 (TUESDAY: May 28th) – Special Topics (Guest Instructor)
Week 6 (June 3rd) – OBEs and NDEs
Week 7 (June 10th) - Apparitions
Week 8 (June 17th) – Modern Research in Parapsychology
Click here (http://www.rhineeducationcenter.org/edu/) for information about the course’s objectives, class assessment, textbook, and how to apply. The price for the course is $199 ($179 for Rhine members or students enrolled in a degree program).
This is a good opportunity to get a reliable background in the approaches and topics of parapsychology.