Class Day & Time: Class day means a student is scheduled to attend a class session, or students receiving instruction through the Internet.) Asynchronous is not real time but due dates are firm on Learning Weeks and days in week; for example, a paper may be due Week 2, day 3. Online learning weeks begin Mondays (day 1 of each learning week with Sunday as day 7; unless it is states otherwise.)
Integrated Learning Modality (ILM) is a hybrid course. This is open to distance students via Skype combined with on campus meetings TBA.
Course Numbering Code
100-499 Undergraduate courses
500-699 Graduate courses organized primarily for graduate students at the master’s level.
700-900 Graduate courses organized primarily for graduate students at the doctorate level.
Independent Studies can be an integral part of any academic program, allowing the student to pursue areas of interest that are personally and professionally relevant. This allows the California Institute for Human Science and the student collaboratively to tailor a program of study to the specific needs of each student. Students will be allowed a maximum of three Independent Studies in each degree program totaling 15 units at the Bachelor’s level and 12 units at the graduate levels. All Independent Studies must be approved by the program director / Dean of Academic Affairs/ Academic Committee before the study can proceed.
Fall Quarter 2018
On Campus. Online.
Pranic H is a comprehensive integrated energy based healing system that utilizes prana to facilitate the body's innate ability to heal. Participants will learn energy anatomy, energetic hygiene, skills to feel, control and apply prana, and specific prana colors for specific purposes to accelerate healing. They will learn how to release crippling energetic patterns caused by stress, trauma, abuse and negative belief patterns. In addition, they will learn self-healing, long-distance healing and Divine healing strategies. Throughout the course participants will participate in experiential exercises with each other as well as with outside volunteers. Applications for professional and healthcare practices will be outlined.
Topic of Special Interest: Consciousness, Science, and Health Symposium *Fulfills spiritual education requirement
Academic Writing the Human Sciences *Required for all entering MA and PhD students.
This first course upon embarking on a CIHS education is designed to provide an introduction to critical interpretation of scholarly research and academic writing, though the lens of human science history and systems. We will review the perspectives of human science including such pioneers as William James, Roberto Assagioli, Carl Jung, William Braud, Charles Tart, Candace Pert, Stanley Krippner, Ken Wilber, Roy Bhaskar and Dr. Motoyama. Through this course students will develop fluency in APA writing style, writing composition, and engagement with scholarly references.
Introduction to Integral Studies
This course introduces the vision and principles of Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama, which are the foundation of CIHS educational programs. Integral visions and practices are introduced, spanning religious studies, biology, physics, psychology, philosophy, and the evolving interplay between Western and Eastern paradigms. The course approaches the study of human existence from holistic perspectives that include body, mind and spirit and that foster the evolution of a harmonious global society. The complexities of creating an integral worldview based on the diversity of human thought and culture are explored.
Foundations in Integral Studies
This course embodies the vision and principles Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama articulated as the foundation of CIHS educational programs, at graduate and advanced levels. Integral and meta-integral visions, theories and practices are introduced, including a transdisciplinary spanning of developmental psychology, physics, biology, philosophy, religious studies and a dynamic evolving interplay among Western and Eastern paradigms. The project is to develop transperspectival awareness of human existence including holistic perspectives that include body, mind and spirit, and foster the evolution of a harmonious global society. The complexities of creating an integral worldview based on the diversity of human thought and culture are introduced.
Family Therapy: Assessment and Intervention
This course is designed to provide the developing therapist a practice-based skillset in the provision of family therapy. Dominant theories in contemporary family therapy – including systemic, strategic and structural therapies, among others – will be explored, the primary focus of which will be assisting students gain core competencies in the assessment and treatment of families. Students will be encouraged to critically reflect on family of origin experiences and their relation to the developing therapist-self, such that one comes away with an integrated view of self within the domain of clinical practice. This course is appropriate for license-eligible psychology, integral psychology students and as an Integral Health elective for anyone working with families and systems.
Law and Ethics in Psychology
Ethical and legal issues in behavioral research with human subjects, counseling and psychotherapy, and psychological testing will be discussed. Issues pertaining to provision of clinical services are covered. Legal aspects of professional competence, behavior, licensing, confidentiality, informed consent, recruitment of subjects for research and advertising of services will be reviewed. (4 units). Highly recommended for any licensure track student. This course needs to be on your transcript for Board of Psychology Review.
Aging, Long-term Care, & Grief
This is an intermediate to advanced course about the psychological and social experience of aging. People are living decades longer than in the past, some are living into the hundreds. This course takes a holistic approach in studying biological, sociological, and psychological elements of aging. The course examines methods for making shifts in various attitudes and beliefs regarding the aging process. Relationships are examined as a vital element of life. The learning includes ways for developing coping skills to help people to live longer, healthier and happier lives, developing a lifestyle of vitality, good health and a strong sense of purpose. ** Required for all clinical psy licensure track students
Developing attitudes, beliefs and coping skills for living well into your hundreds with vitality, good health, and a sense of purpose.
Resiliently dealing with outliving friends and family.
Developing, honing, and continually updating mission, purpose, self-concept, and self-esteem.
Making marriage last a lifetime.
Psychopathology and Psychopathogenesis *Required licensure track and integral psychology PhD students
The course entails clinical investigations and reflections concerning the sources, development and persistence of psychopathology from a psychosocial and psychodynamic framework of thought. The emphasis as a whole is on the process whereby traumatic external sources of influence become incorporated into the development of dysfunctional coping patterns that form self-perpetuating traits. (4 units)
Psychology of Mind/Body and Energy
The course aims to provide a holistic perspective of the ecology of health and illness based on current interactional theories of mental and physical health and illness and of the relationship among physical, intrapsychic, and social systems. It examines the biochemical and energetic interaction among the nervous system, the endocrine system, and immune systems and the way this interacts with the reactions in the meridian systems. (4 units)
Energy Medicine Topic
The very first line of a Vedic scripture, the Isa Vasya Upanishad, declares "Isa vasyam idam sarvam," (all that exists is energy). Matter itself is energy vibrating at various frequencies, manifesting in various forms. Energy Medicine can be defined as any energetic interaction with a biological entity that brings back its state of equilibrium (physically, mentally or spiritually). This course will start with the study of how the human body is designed, through the "rhythm of proteins and vibrational structures of water," to be both a source of subtle energy and its flow to heal the human being, and then via quantum biophysics and quantum biochemistry we will study the subtle energy modalities for healing body and mind, and influencing the energy of consciousness for spiritual transformation. We will work with the premise that subtle energy is the core of all healing modalities, even though these energies may not be easily discernible or measurable. We will examine several energy medicine systems, such as ayurveda, acupuncture, homeopathy, Bach floral remedies, color therapy, vibrational therapies using sound, light, crystals, and the enigmatic placebo effect, within the context of Entanglement. The field of subtle energy medicine is emerging in its integration with modern Western medicine, and we will discuss factors that support or hinder such integration. I invite you to join me in this exploration.
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Topic of Special Interest: Relationship, Patterns and Cosmological Dynamics *Fulfills spiritual education requirement
This course is an exploration of relationship, patterns, and cosmological dynamics. The course explores fundamental energetic and cosmological patterns, personality and relationship dynamics, and astrological cycles of life, patterns of health and healing, involution, and evolution, and the deepening of awareness.
Study of East/West: Philosophy of Ethics
This reviews the basic philosophic and ethical tenets of the major religions of the monotheistic religions of Middle Eastern origin: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. These are compared and contrasted with the oriental religions of Asia: Hinduism, Daoism, Buddhism, and Shinto. (4 units)
Karma and Reincarnation and the Survival of Consciousness *Fulfills spiritual education requirement.
Eastern religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism teach the theory of reincarnation based on karma on premise that reincarnation aims to encourage spiritual growth. Karma refers to a cause-effect relationship: every action is a cause that produces an effect, and hence attachment to the physical dimension. There are references in the esoteric Christian traditions such as the Gnosticism and in the Gospel of Matthew. Human free will and actions based on will should be acknowledged as an aspect of our human potential. Human beings can experience unification with God through action based on will. The gap between humans and God can be overcome, as humans and God are the same in the sense that both have their origin in the Absolute. Buddhism calls this bussho, or Buddha nature. Several examples of reincarnation are given to illustrate reincarnation patterns.
Topic of Special Interest: Psy-Tek Practicum Research Design and Practice
The Applied Research Practicum is an apprenticeship in conducting research, including literature review on subtle energy research and devices, statistical analyses, IRB applications, project drafting and report writing. Students will be trained in the administration and interpretation of the GDV, Thermal Imaging (TI), Multi-Scan (MS), and Wearable Sensing Brain Mapping. as well as participate in ongoing research conducted at Psy-Tek Labs. In addition, they will write a research paper of a selected topic of interest including an introduction and objectives, a literature review on the project, and the research methodology utilized (including subjects, materials, and protocol).
Topic of Special Interest: Considerations on Compassion in Clinical & Integral Practice
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an opportunity to examine areas of interest in the scientific literature as a preamble to selecting a dissertation topic. The student meets regularly with faculty during this process to discuss ideas, conceptual, methodological issues, and problems connected to specific areas. A draft proposal outlining the topic and rationale will be required to be submitted as course work. (5 units)
Dissertation Methodology Review
This course examines methodological options appropriate to the area of research that the student has selected for the dissertation project. Student must meet regularly during the quarter to discuss appropriate investigation methods in the area that they have selected as a dissertation topic. An outline of sample selection and research design methods as well as procedures and instruments will be required as course work. (5 units)
Dissertation I represents the student's work up to the point of his/her committee's acceptance of a formal dissertation proposal, comprising the first three chapters of the dissertation. This includes a review of relevant literature and statement of the problem to be investigated and a detailed methodology. At this stage, the student focuses on the pursuit of data to later provide analysis to draw conclusions or inferences. A committee of three members approved by the Program Director must formally accept the proposal to complete Dissertation I. (6 units)
This course covers the dissertation project from the proposal to the presentation of data and the student's successful oral defense to the committee and any required revisions. The final written document includes the first three chapters and a report of findings, a discussion of the findings of the problem investigated, also a discussion of drawbacks or limitations of the study in light of its execution and results, and pertinent suggestions for further, refined research within a five or six chapter model. At the end of this stage, the entire dissertation and its process are complete. (6 units)
GNOSTIC CENTRE COURSES
for Certificate for Professional Studies Program
This is a new offering with a reciprocal agreement for Gnostic Centre students to take select CIHS classes on an audit basis, and for CIHS students to take classes through Gnostic Centre. Visit http://gnostic.in/ to learn more about the Gnostic Centre, based in Delhi, India.
Gnostic Centre online courses are professional and facilitate personal enrichment. They offer the opportunity to earn a Certificate of Professional Studies – graded option.* NOTE: No CIHS academic credit is given for these courses.
For the Summer 2018 quarter, the following 2 courses are offered from The Gnostic Centre:
1. Empowering Relationships (3 units, 6 weeks) taught by Anuradha Agarwal
Close relationships exert a great power over the way we think, feel or behave, and even who we become. Most of us aspire for relationships that empower us and make us better than who we are. This course helps the participants reflect and work upon some of the issues that underlie, and consequently determine, the dynamics of relationships: such as Freedom, Judgment, Self-esteem, Harmony, etc. and helps each participant empower their relationships.
2. Introduction to Integral Studies (4 units, 8 weeks) taught by Dr. Monica Gupta
This course introduces the thought and vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother about the evolutionary potential of humankind from philosophical, psychological and sociological perspectives, and the method of Integral Yoga. The course deepens one’s understanding of the individual and collective evolutionary challenges that confront us today, and an exciting new vision of the Future – which is full of promise of an adventure for those who aspire for it.
These courses ARE NOT transferable for your CIHS degree program. They will, however, personally and professionally enrich you and your professional and spiritual practice.
There is a two-step process to register for Gnostic Centre courses:
Visit the Gnostic Centre online registration page here. Provide the required personal information, credit card details, and a photo ID/proof of address;
You will receive a payment link from Gnostic Center. Once you submit payment, your enrollment is complete.
For questions about Gnostic Centre courses and certificates, please contact Anuradha Agrawal at or