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The following is projected for the upcoming school year and is subject to change.

1st semester

This course introduces students to three fundamental sources of knowledge that can be used together to evaluate any idea: personal experience, scientific reasoning, and traditional wisdom. On the basis of evidence from all three sources, a new consciousness-based framework is introduced as a new way of viewing the world and addressing its challenges. (5 credits)
The course will explore the new paradigm in science that the “Physiology is Consciousness.” Current concepts of mind and body will be understood in terms of this new paradigm. This course will present our facts of brain structure and function in light of Maharishi Vedic Science and the discovery of Veda and the Vedic Literature in human physiology done by Tony Nader, MD, PhD. We will examine how our brain constructs reality at every moment and how the experience of unboundedness – the Self of every individual – can transform our physiology and awaken the total creative potential of the brain in enlightenment, which is the birthright of every human being. Includes public speaking presentations on course topics. Materials fee: $10 Prerequisite: STC 108 (4 credits)

2nd semester

Self-Pulse Reading is the most ancient and most natural means of determining the level of balance or imbalance in the mind and body. Taking the pulse enlivens the connection between mind and body, consciousness and matter. Furthermore, the procedure of taking the pulse produces a balancing effect on the mind and body. This course presents Maharishi’s revival of this ancient technology. In this course students will learn how to read their pulse and detect imbalances early, before they manifest as symptoms of a disease; how to determine where imbalances are; and how to restore balance. This course includes public speaking exercises. Materials fee: $6 (4 credits)
Diet, digestion, and nutrition are fundamental to health. How we metabolize food and drink directly affects the strength, vitality, immunity, and longevity of the physiology. This course provides very practical knowledge of what to eat, when to eat, and how to eat to maintain or restore perfect balance of the three doshas – the three principal governing qualities of intelligence in the body. Topics include: influence of consciousness on the process of digestion and nutrition, effects of different foods on physiology, categories of food according to their influence on the three doshas, and basic principles of Dravya Guna (Materia Medica) – Vedic herbology. This course includes public speaking exercises. Based on availability, ayurvedic cooking demonstrations are included. Materials fee: $30; Prerequisite: PH 260 (4 credits)

3rd semester

This course takes all of the principles of Maharishi AyurVeda learned thus far and gives students the opportunity to apply them in case studies. Students will learn about a range of common disorders and ayurvedic protocols for restoring balance. Students will practice putting together comprehensive recommendations to prepare them for an Ayurvedic Wellness Consultant practice.
Topics include: restoring balance and creating harmony using herbs, diet, lifestyle recommendations, aromatherapy, yoga asanas, and other modalities described in Maharishi AyurVeda; basic and advanced principles of ayurvedic anatomy & physiology, including the relationship between consciousness, health, mind and the body; review of the ayurvedic approach to common dosha imbalances; general principles of how to bring balance to major aspects of health such as: mind and emotions, digestive health, women’s health, detoxification and more. Includes exercises in the form of case studies and practical presentation skills. (8 credits)

4th semester

Human Anatomy and Physiology I is the first of a two-course series exploring the terminology, structure, function, and interdependence of the human body systems, as well as relevant medical terminology. This course provides understanding of how the body’s structure and function maintains balance and homeostasis. The integrated functioning of trillions of diverse cells, each with a million chemical reactions per second, gives rise to a healthy, vital human being. Students will study tissues, organs, and organ systems and their role in maintaining health and balance. Tony Nader, MD, PhD discovered that major areas of the physiology are precisely correlated, in structure and function, to the 40 aspects of Veda and the Vedic Literature. The understanding of human physiology as a replica of natural law expressed in the ancient Vedic Literature will be explored in this two-course series. Topics include comprehensive study of the musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular, digestive, and immune systems. Subjects covered in this course include recent discoveries by Nobel Laureates. Lab fee: $25. (4 credits)
This is the second course of the two-course series of Human Anatomy and Physiology. In this course students will study the reproductive, respiratory, nervous, and endocrine organ systems. This course will present an in-depth overview of the organ systems that are major coordinators of homeostasis. Focus will be on the endocrine system and divisions of the nervous system, and how they control other organ systems of the body and maintain homeostasis. Effects of stress on human physiology, body response to stress, and the relationship between stress and lifestyle diseases will also be covered. Subjects covered in this course include recent discoveries by Nobel Laureates. Students will continue exploring how every aspect of the ancient Vedic Literature is mirrored by the human physiology. This course includes public speaking presentations based on the connection between consciousness, Veda, and human anatomy and physiology. Lab fee: $25. Prerequisite: BIO 265 (4 credits)

5th semester

Herbs are a major component of Maharishi AyurVeda used to enliven the inner intelligence of the body and restore balance. After assessing a client, an ayurvedic consultant recommends a variety of healing modalities, including compound or single-form herbal preparations. This course provides the necessary knowledge of ayurvedic herbs and herbal compounds, their qualities and actions in human physiology, as well as their effects in various health conditions. It also familiarizes students with the methods used to prepare herbal compounds. Topics include: an introduction to ayurvedic herbs, their properties, modes of action and uses; compound ayurvedic formulations, their indications and contra-indications; quality control and good manufacturing practices on a small scale. This course includes labs, public speaking presentations and literature review. Lab fee: $50; Material fee: $25; Prerequisites: PH 262 or PH 252; Strongly recommended: PH 430 or PH 352 (4 credits)
Yoga is one of the 40 aspects of the Veda and Vedic Literature representing the unifying quality of consciousness. According to Maharishi, Yoga provides technologies to unfold the experience of the unified level of consciousness or Transcendental Consciousness. The theoretical part of this unique course presents the knowledge of Yoga as unity and provides understanding of the specific effects of Yoga Asanas on the mind and body, physiology and consciousness. Proper practice of Yoga Asanas – another aspect of this course – provides students with the experience of deep relaxation, stress release, and expansion in the direction of unbounded pure consciousness. This course includes public speaking exercises on the effects of Yoga Asanas on specific mental and physical health conditions, and the readings of Maharishi’s commentaries to the Bhagavad-Gita as the essence of Vedic knowledge and the discipline of Yoga. Materials fee: $10 (4 credits)

6th semester

This course presents the history and basic principles of aromatherapy, and its application in Maharishi AyurVeda. Topics include: the chemistry and therapeutic properties of aromatic molecules; detailed descriptions of the chemical structure and properties of essential oils and hydrosols, their therapeutic effects on physiological and emotional states, and their effect on the three doshas; and indications for common ailments. In this course students will learn how to select appropriate essential oils and hydrosols for well-being in accord with the principles of Maharishi AyurVeda Aromatherapy. Includes public speaking presentations and labs. Lab fee: $25; Materials fee: $15. Prerequisite: PH 260 or PH 352 (4 credits)
The comprehensive, time-tested knowledge of Maharishi AyurVeda provides the basis to give every family the best start. Topics include: preconception guidelines to maximize fertility and fetal health, month-by-month guidelines for pregnancy, strategies to facilitate labor and provide the ideal environment at delivery, and postpartum care guidelines for both parents and newborns to ensure the fullest recuperation for mothers and a healthy beginning for every family. Materials fee: $30. Prerequisites: PH 262 or equivalent and either PH 263. (4 credits)

After 3rd semester, as convenient

During this course, students get practical experience of the knowledge gained in all the previous courses in Maharishi AyurVeda and build confidence in consulting with clients, family, and friends to guide them to higher levels of health and wellness. In the clinical setting, students take turns leading consultations and participate in discussions of case studies under the supervision of experts in Maharishi AyurVeda and modern medicine. By the end of the course, students are required to complete their major capstone project, consisting of a reflection paper and a portfolio of case studies based on at least 50 clinical encounters (including observation, student/client encounter with direct supervision and one-on-one cases). May be repeated for credit up to four times with the permission of the department Academic Advisor. Prerequisites: PH 263 and either PH 430 or PH 352. Note: The course is designed to provide practice of how to advise others in developing a personalized approach to health and wellness based on the principles of Maharishi AyurVeda. Regulations regarding health care practice and professional licensure standards vary by state and country. Course participants should be familiar with the laws of the jurisdiction in which they intend to be active to ensure that the scope of their activities does not violate regulations regarding health care practice. Becoming a Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant does not confer professional licensing status and Maharishi International University makes no representations regarding its economic or other value. Prerequisite: PH 430 (6 credits, in three two-week blocks on campus)

The following is projected for the upcoming school year and is subject to change.

NumberTitleCreditsStartEnd
FOR 114Growth of the Heart Through Development of Consciousness1Jun 26Jul 2
FOR 114Growth of the Heart Through Development of Consciousness (C. & E. Jones)1Jul 24Jul 30
PH 431B (FF)Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum: In-Residence (Kalra)2Jul 25Aug 4
NumberTitleCreditsStartEnd
AG 521Agroforestry (Hill)4Jun 20Aug 11
AG 540 ACultivation and Utilization of Medicinal Herbs (Sharma)2Jun 20Jul 14
FOR 103Fit for Life (Matthews)2Jun 20Jul 14
FOR 431Higher States of Consciousness (Geer)2Jun 20Jul 14
HUM 204CCTS: Quest for Self-Knowledge (Beaufort)4Jun 20Aug 11
AG 540 BPost-Harvest Processing, Extraction, & Quality Control of Medicinal Herbs (Sharma)2
Jul 18Aug 11
CANM 256Graphic Arts (Rincones)2Jul 18Aug 11
WTG 214Creativity: Exploring the Ocean of the Self (Parmasad)2
Jul 18Aug 11
NumberTitle CreditsStartEnd
FOR 104Creating a Daily Routine (Nahabet)1Aug 22Sep 2
FOR 208Little Writing, BIG PLAY: Haiku & SCI (McCuin)1Aug 22Sep 2
FOR 220Science of Consciousness for the 21st Century1Aug 22Sep 2
FOR 230Lives of Great People (Weisman)1Aug 22Sep 2
FOR 273Vedic Wisdom in Art: Exploring a Consciousness-Based Reality (Beaufort)1Aug 22Sep 2
FOR 346Creative Intelligence in Leadership (Bruno)1Aug 22Sep 2
FOR 403Consciousness, Creativity, and the Image (Nelson H)1Aug 22Sep 2
PH 430Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Training (Medeiros)8Aug 22Dec 8
PH 431 A1Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Telehealth Practicum (Medeiros)1Aug 22Sep 2
PH 431B (LA)Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum: In-Residence (Palakurthi)2Aug 22Sep 1
PHYS 310Foundations of Physics and Consciousness (Hagelin)5Aug 22Oct 27
STC 108Exploring Consciousness (Collins)5Aug 22Oct 27
NumberTitle CreditsStartEnd
AAS 401Senior Project (Beaufort)
8Sep 5Dec 22
AG 300Permaculture Design Certification (Wilfley)
4Sep 5Oct 27
AG 320Soil Science & Applications (Nelson J)
4Sep 5Oct 27
BIO 265Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Olmstead)
4Sep 5Oct 27
CANM 265Smartphone Photography: Creativity on the Go (Olivas)
4Sep 5Oct 27
CANM 315Motion Graphics: Consciousness in Motion (Rincones)
4Sep 5Oct 27
MGT 231Creative Entrepreneur I (Bruno)
4Sep 5Oct 27
MVS 241Models of Development: Frontiers of Human Potential (Travis)
4Sep 5Oct 27
PH 260Maharishi AyurVeda Course on Self-Pulse Reading for Good Health (Negen)
4Sep 5Oct 27
PH 263Maharishi Yoga Asanas: Foundations (Janofsky)
4Sep 5Oct 27
PH 320Maharishi AyurVeda Family Health — Healthy, Happy Mother and Baby (Mullins)
4Sep 5Oct 27
WTG 212Writing and Nature (Waller)
4Sep 5Oct 27
NumberTitleCreditsStartEnd
AG 244The Agriculture-Nutrition-Health Connection (Bedi)4Oct 31Dec 22
AG 507Horticulture (McLaskey)2Nov 28Dec 22
BIO 266Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Olmstead)4Oct 31Dec 22
CANM 233Digital Music Production (Olivas)4Oct 31Dec 22
CANM 300Art of Story (Tanner)4Oct 31Dec 22
FA 216Drawing for Beginners: The Art of Noticing (Bell)4Oct 31Dec 22
LIT 217Modern Poetry (Deininger)4Oct 31Dec 22
MGT 222CCTS: Economics for Entrepreneurs (Thompson)4Oct 31Dec 22
MVS 302Dharma - Insights from Maharishi's Commentary on the Bhagavad-Gita (Eason)4Oct 31Dec 22
PH 101Physiology is Consciousness (Hodak)4Oct 31Dec 22
PH 230Maharishi AyurVeda Science-Based Aromatherapy (Gentsch)4Oct 31Dec 22
PH 262Diet, Digestion, Nutrition (Negen)4Oct 31Dec 22
PH 412Maharishi AyurVeda Herbology (Sharma)4Oct 31 Dec 22
PH 421 Maharishi Yoga Asana Teacher Training Practicum I (Janofsky)4Oct 31Dec 22
PH 431 A1Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Telehealth Practicum (Medeiros)1Dec 12Dec 22
RL E101Energy and Sustainability4Oct 31Dec 22
RL W200Change Begins Within4Oct 31Dec 22
WTG 191College Composition 1 (McCuin)4Oct 31Dec 22
WTG 192CCTS: College Composition 2 (Fairchild T)4Oct 31Dec 22
NumberTitleCreditsStartEnd
AG 230Mycology & Organic Mushroom Farming (Wilfley)
2Jan 16Feb 9
AG 508Certification, Processing, & Handling (Schaefer)2Jan 16Feb 9
CANM 232Field Recording (Rabalais)
2Jan 16Feb 9
CANM 256Graphic Arts (Morehead Jr)
2Jan 16Feb 9
FA 203Creativity in Practice (Nelson)
2Jan 16Feb 9
FOR 103Fit for Life (Matthews)
2Jan 16Feb 9
FOR 206Writing for Life (Waller)
2Jan 16Feb 9
FOR 431Higher States of Consciousness (Geer)
2Jan 16Feb 9
MGT 333Organizing and Managing a Wellness Practice (Weisman)
2Jan 16 Feb 9
MGT 346Career Strategies (Palladino)
2Jan 16Feb 9
MVS 305Dharma Parenting (Loiselle)
2Jan 16Feb 9
PH 259Introduction to Maharishi AyurVeda Pulse Assessment Technique2Jan 16Jan 26
PH 259Introduction to Maharishi AyurVeda Pulse Assessment Technique2Jan 28Feb 7
PH 430Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Training (Medeiros)
8Jan 16May 11
PH 431 A3Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Telehealth Practicum (Medeiros)3Jan 16Feb 23
PH 431B (FF)Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum: In-Residence (Kalra)2Jan 30Feb 9
PH 431B (LA)Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum: In-Residence (Palakurthi)2Jan 16Jan 26
NumberTitleCreditsStart End
FOR 104Creating a Daily Routine 1Feb 13Feb 24
FOR 105Who Am I?1Feb 13Feb 24
FOR 151Introduction to Sanskrit Pronunciation (Wegman)1Feb 13Feb 24
FOR 221Mathematics: The Story of Infinity (Dow)1Feb 13Feb 24
FOR 243Creative Intelligence in Human Development (King)1Feb 13Feb 24
FOR 246Creative Intelligence in Business (Thompson)1Feb 13Feb 24
FOR 251Vedic Expressions (Wegman)1Feb 13Feb 24
FOR 270Art: A Mirror of Consciousness (Beaufort)1Feb 13Feb 24
FOR 305Spirituality and Sustainability (Stimson)1Feb 13Feb 24
FOR 321What is Wisdom? (K. & A. Kouider)1Feb 13Feb 24
FOR 346Creative Intelligence in Leadership1Feb 13Feb 24
FOR 403Consciousness, Creativity, and the Image (Nelson H)1Feb 13Feb 24
PH 422Maharishi Yoga Asana Teacher Training Practicum II (Janofsky)2Feb 13Feb 23
PH 431B (LA)Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum: In-Residence (Palakurthi)2Feb 13Feb 23
STC 108Exploring Consciousness (Collins)5Feb 13Apr 27
NumberTitleCreditsStart End
AAS 401Senior Project (Beaufort)8Feb 27Jun 22
AG 200Introduction to Regenerative Organic Agriculture (McLaskey)4Feb 27Apr 27
AG 340Ethnobotanical & Chemical Ecological Studies of Temperate & Tropical Forest Food Plants (Bradbury)4Feb 27Apr 27
BIO 265Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Olmstead)4Feb 27Apr 27
CANM 251Power of Social Media Marketing (Khare)4Feb 27Apr 27
CANM 380Creative Studio 14Feb 27Apr 27
MGT 231Creative Entrepreneur I (Bruno)4Feb 27Apr 27
MGT 481Internet Marketing4Feb 27Apr 27
MVS 210Veda: Fabric of Consciousness (Saunders)4Feb 27Apr 27
PH 218Foundations of Life and Wellness Coaching (Durand)4Feb 27Apr 27
PH 260Maharishi AyurVeda Course on Self-Pulse Reading for Good Health (Negen)4Feb 27Apr 27
PH 263Maharishi Yoga Asanas: Foundations (Rivera)4Feb 27Apr 27
PH 320Maharishi AyurVeda Family Health — Healthy, Happy Mother and Baby (Mullins)4Feb 27Apr 27
RL P250Global Sustainability (Sharma)4Feb 27Apr 27
WTG 191College Composition 1 (Martin)4Feb 27Apr 27
WTG 192CCTS: College Composition 2 (Deininger)4Feb 27Apr 27
WTG 192CCTS: College Composition 2 (Fairchild T)4Feb 27Apr 27
WTG 220The Personal Essay (Waller)4Feb 27Apr 27
NumberTitle CreditsStartEnd
AG 250CCTS: Ecology4May 1Jun 22
AG 342Explorations in Applied Ethnobotany (Eloheimo)4May 1 Jun 22
AG 516Regenerative Farming Systems (Hill)4May 1Jun 22
BIO 266Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Olmstead)4May 1Jun 22
CANM 284Cinematography (Kouider)4May 1Jun 22
CANM 288Video Editing (Olivas)4May 1Jun 22
CANM 382Creative Studio 24May 1Jun 22
FA 141Art of the Self (Nelson H)4May 1Jun 22
MATH 130CCTS: Quantitative Reasoning (Barrett)4May 1Jun 22
MVS 309Social Transformation and World Peace (Collins)4May 1Jun 22
PH 101Physiology is Consciousness (Hodak)4May 1Jun 22
PH 219Life and Wellness Coaching Practicum I: Life Coaching and the Body (Durand)4May 1 Jun 22
PH 230Maharishi AyurVeda Science-Based Aromatherapy (Gentsch)4May 1Jun 22
PH 262Diet, Digestion, Nutrition (Negen)4May 1Jun 22
PH 412Maharishi AyurVeda Herbology (Sharma)4May 1Jun 22
PH 431 A3Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Telehealth Practicum (Medeiros)3May 15Jun 22
RL B101Sustainability, Buildings, & the Built Environment (Stimson)4May 1 Jun 22
RL S300Thinking it Through (Jones)4May 1Jun 22
WTG 396Advanced Creative Nonfiction: Transcending the Self (Waller)4May 1Jun 22
NumberTitle CreditsStartEnd
CANM 232Field Recording (Rabalais)2Apr 29May 23
FOR 103Fit for Life (Matthews)2Apr 29May 23
MGT 333Organizing and Managing a Wellness Practice (Weisman)2Apr 29May 23
PH 428Capstone for the Ayurveda Wellness Educator (Marroun)2Apr 29May 23
PH 431AMAV Consultant Telehealth Practicum (Medeiros)2May 13Jun 6
FOR 431Higher States of Consciousness (Geer)2May 27Jun 20
MGT 334Strategic Marketing for Your Wellness Practice (Mohammed)2May 27Jun 20
FOR 104Creating a Daily Routine of Deep Rest (Hester)1Jun 10Jun 20
PH 431C1MAV Intro to Clinical Capstone (Faculty) 1Jun 10Jun 21

The following is projected for students entering the university in the upcoming semester and is subject to change.

NumberTitleCreditsStartEnd
AG 580
Soil Ecology (Wenuganen)
4Jun 26Aug 17
MATH 130CCTS: Quantitative Reasoning (Chepiga)4Jun 26Aug 17
AG 235Food Forest Design & Development (Wilfley)2Jun 26Jul 20
AG 540AMedicinal Herbs Cultivation/Utilization (Sharma)2Jun 26Jul 20
FOR 103Fit for Life (Matthews)2Jun 26Jul 20
FOR 431Higher States of Consciousness (Geer)2Jun 26Jul 20
AG 540BMedicinal Herbs Processing/Extraction/QC (Sharma)2Jul 24Aug 17
PH 259Intro to MAV Pulse Assessment Technique in Residence (Stenberg)2Jul 24Aug 3
PH 431B FFMAV Wellness Consultant Practicum (Kalra)2Jul 24Aug 3
NumberTitle CreditsStartEnd
FOR 104Creating a Daily Routine of Deep Rest (Hester)1Aug 21Sep 1
FOR 105Who Am I? (Loiselle)1Aug 21Sep 1
FOR 221Mathematics: The Story of Infinity (Levitsky)1Aug 21Sep 1
FOR 230Lives of Great People (Weisman)1Aug 21Sep 1
FOR 243Creative Intelligence in Human Development (King)1Aug 21Sep 1
FOR 246Creative Intelligence in Business (Thompson)1Aug 21Sep 1
FOR 272The Art of Yoga (Beaufort)1Aug 21Sep 1
FOR 321*FULL* What is Wisdom? (Kouider)1Aug 21Sep 1
FOR 346Creative Intelligence in Leadership (Blank)1Aug 21Sep 1
FOR 403Consciousness, Creativity, and the Image (Nelson)1Aug 21Sep 1
PH 431 A1Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Telehealth Practicum (Medeiros)1Aug 22Sep 1
PHYS 310Foundations of Physics and Consciousness (Hagelin)5Aug 21Oct 26
STC 108Exploring Consciousness (Collins)5Aug 21Oct 26
NumberTitleCreditsStartEnd
AAS 401Senior Project Applied Arts & Sciences (Beaufort)8Sep 4Dec 21
AG 200 *FULL* Introduction to Regenerative Organic Agriculture (Nelson)4Sep 4Oct 26
AG 342Explorations in Applied Ethnobotany (Eloheimo)4Sep 4Oct 26
BIO 265Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Olmstead)4Sep 4Oct 26
CANM 245Writing for the Screen (Leopold)4Sep 4Oct 26
CANM 313Documentary Filmmaking (Kouider)4Sep 4Oct 26
FA 141Art of the Self (Nelson)4Sep 4Oct 26
MGT 231Creative Entrepreneur 1 (Bruno)4Sep 4Oct 26
MVS 203Positive Psychology and Consciousness: An Introduction (Travis)4Sep 4Oct 26
MVS 302Dharma and Gita (MVS Faculty)4Sep 4Oct 26
PH 218Foundations of Life and Wellness Coaching (Durand)4Sep 4Oct 26
PH 258MAV Pulse Assessment Technique (Medeiros)4Sep 4Oct 26
PH 263Maharishi Yoga Asanas (Rivera)4Sep 4Oct 26
PH 318Life and Wellness Coaching Practicum II (Durand)4Sep 4Oct 26
PH 320MAV Healthy, Happy Mother and Baby (Mullins)4Sep 4Oct 26
PH 430MAV Wellness and Integrative Health Consultant Training (Medeiros)8Sep 4Dec 21
RL B202Ecocities, Design for an Urban Future (Stimson)4Sep 4Oct 26
RL W200Change Begins Within (Jones)4Sep 4Oct 26
NumberTitleCreditsStartEnd
AG 244Agriculture-Nutrition-Health Connection (Bedi)4Oct 30Dec 21
AG 320Soil Science & Applications (Nelson)4Oct 30Dec 21
BIO 266Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Olmstead)4Oct 30Dec 21
CANM 284Cinematography (Kouider)4Oct 30Dec 21
CANM 288Video Editing (Olivas)4Oct 30Dec 21
CANM 300Art of Story (Tanner)4Oct 30Dec 21
CANM 382Creative Studio II (Tanner)4Oct 30Dec 21
FA 2123-D Design (Daley)4Oct 30Dec 21
FOR 103Fit for Life (Matthews)2Oct 30Nov 22
MATH 166CCTS: Geometry for the Artist (Gorini)4Oct 30Dec 21
MGT 301Cross Cultural Communication (Thompson)4Oct 30Dec 21
MVS 102Sanskrit: The Language of Nature (Wegman)4Oct 30Dec 21
MVS 300Science of Being and Art of Living (Runkle)4Oct 30Dec 21
PH 101Physiology Is Consciousness (Hodak)4Oct 30Dec 21
PH 219Life and Wellness Coaching Practicum I (Durand)4Oct 30Dec 21
PH 230MAV Aromatherapy (Gentsch)4Oct 30Dec 21
PH 266MAV Approach to a Balanced Digestive System (Medeiros)4Oct 30Dec 21
PH 319Life and Wellness Coaching Practicum III (Durand)4Oct 30Dec 21
PH 412MAV Herbology (Sharma)4Oct 30Dec 21
RL F375The Invention of Agriculture (Faculty)4Oct 30Dec 21
WTG 191College Composition I (Faculty)4Oct 30Dec 21
WTG 192CCTS: College Composition II (Faculty)4Oct 30Dec 21
WTG 204Introduction to Poetry (Waller)4Oct 30Dec 21
AG 310New Farm Economics (Wilfley)2Nov 27Dec 21
AG 507Horticulture (McLaskey)2Nov 27Dec 21
NumberTitleCreditsStartEnd
AG 230Mycology & Organic Mushroom Farming (Wilfley)2Jan 15Feb 8
AG 508Certification, Processing, & Handling (Schaefer)2Jan 15Feb 8
CANM 254Principles of Graphic Design (Rincones)2Jan 15Feb 8
CANM 280Smartphone Filmmaking (Kimball)2Jan 15Feb 8
FOR 103Fit for Life (Matthews)2Jan 15Feb 8
FOR 431Higher States of Consciousness (Geer)2Jan 15Feb 8
FOR 433Women, Wisdom, and the World (Goldstein)2Jan 15Feb 8
MGT 333*FULL* Organizing and Managing a Wellness Practice (Weisman)2Jan 15Feb 8
MVS 305Relationships and Parenting (Dharma Parenting) (Loiselle)2Jan 15Feb 8
PH 420MYA MAV Approach to Yoga Asanas (Faculty)2Jan 15Feb 8
PH 426Becoming an Educator of MAV Knowledge (Faculty)2Jan 15Feb 8
PH 430MAV Wellness and Integrative Health Consultant Training (Medeiros)8Jan 15May 9
PH 431AMAV Consultant Telehealth Practicum (Kalra)2Jan 15Feb 8
RL P385Protest, Civil Disobedience & Revolution (Stimson)2Jan 15Feb 8
WTG 217Writing the Body (Waller)2Jan 15Feb 8
NumberTitleCreditsStart End
FOR 105Who Am I ? (Loiselle)1Feb 12Feb 23
FOR 106Neurohacking Learning Skills (Ishaya)1Feb 12Feb 23
FOR 151Sanskrit in Ayurveda (Runkle)1Feb 12Feb 23
FOR 208Little Writing, BIG PLAY (McCuin)1Feb 12Feb 23
FOR 221Mathematics: The Story of Infinity (Dow)1Feb 12Feb 23
FOR 246Creative Intelligence in Business  (Thompson)1Feb 12Feb 23
FOR 251Vedic Expressions (Faculty)1Feb 12Feb 23
FOR 273Vedic Wisdom in Art (Beaufort)1Feb 12Feb 23
FOR 300Catching the Big Fish (Kouider)1Feb 12Feb 23
FOR 346Creative Intelligence in Leadership (Blank)1Feb 12Feb 23
FOR 403Consciousness, Creativity, and the Image (Nelson)1Feb 12Feb 23
STC 108Exploring Consciousness (Collins)5Feb 12Apr 25
NumberTitleCreditsStart End
AAS 401Senior Project Applied Arts & Sciences (Beaufort)8Feb 26Jun 20
AG 224Animals on the Regenerative Farm (Buie)4Feb 26Apr 25
AG 325Crop Science & Applications (Nelson)4Feb 26Apr 25
BIO 265Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Olmstead)4Feb 26Apr 25
CANM 248Power of Imagination (Tanner)4Feb 26Apr 25
CANM 320Art of the Cut (Kouider)4Feb 26Apr 25
FA 221Understanding Color (Nelson)4Feb 26Apr 25
MATH 140CCTS: Math for Sustainable & Regenerative Living (Chepiga)4Feb 26Apr 25
MGT 200*FULL* Growing a Business (Weisman)4Feb 26Apr 25
MGT 231Creative Entrepreneur I (Bruno)4Feb 26Apr 25
MGT 481Internet Marketing (Sabermajidi)4Feb 26Apr 25
MVS 210Veda: Fabric of Consciousness (MVS Faculty)4Feb 26Apr 25
MVS 308Research Design and Methodology: Verifying a New Paradigm of Human Potential (MVS Faculty)4Feb 26Apr 25
PH 218Foundations of Life and Wellness Coaching (Durand)4Feb 26Apr 25
PH 230MAV Aromatherapy (Gentsch)4Feb 26Apr 25
PH 258MAV Pulse Assessment Technique (Medeiros)4Feb 26Apr 25
PH 263Maharishi Yoga Asanas (Faculty)4Feb 26Apr 25
PH 318Life and Wellness Coaching Practicum II (Durand)4Feb 26Apr 25
PH 418Life and Wellness Coaching Externship (Durand)2Feb 26Mar 21
PH 427MYA Refining Yoga Teaching Skills (Faculty)1Feb 26Mar 21
RL S300Thinking it Through (Jones)4Feb 26Apr 25
WTG 191College Composition I (Faculty)4Feb 26Apr 25
WTG 192CCTS: College Composition II (Faculty)4Feb 26Apr 25
WTG 308Culinary Writing (Waller)4Feb 26Apr 25
PH 419Life and Wellness Coaching Capstone Project (Durand)2Apr 1Apr 25
PH 423MYA Teacher Training Practicum III (in-residence) (Faculty)2Apr 1Apr 12
STC 108Exploring Consciousness (Collins)5Apr 1Jun 7
NumberTitle CreditsStartEnd
AG 250CCTS: Ecology (Johnson)4Apr 29Jun 20
AG 300Permaculture Design Certificate (Wilfley)4Apr 29Jun 20
AG 521Agroforestry (Hill)4Apr 29Jun 20
AG 560Agricultural Economics (Schachinger)4Apr 29Jun 20
AG 591Advanced Horticulture (Sharma Y.)4Apr 29Jun 20
BIO 266Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Olmstead)4Apr 29Jun 20
CANM 230Podcasting (Morehead Jr.)4Apr 29Jun 20
CANM 251Power of Social Media Marketing (Khare)4Apr 29Jun 20
FA 216Drawing For Beginners: The Art of Noticing (Bell)4Apr 29Jun 20
MATH 130CCTS: Quantitative Reasoning (Faculty)4Apr 29Jun 20
MGT 349Psychological Safety in Workplace (Huang)4Apr 29Jun 20
MVS 349Psychological Safety in Workplace (Huang)4Apr 29Jun 20
MVS 370Maharishi’s Yoga: Theory and Practice (Aoki)4Apr 29Jun 20
PH 101Physiology Is Consciousness (Hodak)4Apr 29Jun 20
PH 266MAV Approach to a Balanced Digestive System (Medeiros)4Apr 29Jun 20
PH 267Maharishi AyurVeda and Nature's Rhythms (Faculty)4Apr 29Jun 20
PH 219Life and Wellness Coaching Practicum I (Durand)4Apr 29Jun 20
PH 319Life and Wellness Coaching Practicum III (Durand)4Apr 29Jun 20
PH 320MAV Healthy, Happy Mother and Baby (Faculty)4Apr 29Jun 20
PH 412MAV Herbology (Sharma R.)4Apr 29Jun 20
PH 424MYA Specialization Capstone (Faculty)4Apr 29Jun 20
RL E208Survey of Green Technologies (Sharma)4Apr 29Jun 20
RL G315Permaculture Design Certification (Wilfley)4Apr 29Jun 20
WTG 371Writing to Publish (Waller)4Apr 29Jun 20
Course NumberTextbook requirementTextbook titleISBN
AAS 400 or 401Materials provided in course
AG 230RequiredOrganic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation
by Tradd Cotter
978-1603584555
AG 235RequiredThe Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way
by Michael Phillips
978-1933392134
AG 244RequiredKiss the Ground: How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World978-1501170256
AG 300RequiredPractical Permaculture for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth978-1604694437
AG 300Recommended, Addition materialsGraph Paper; Tracing Paper; Colored Pencils/Markers/Crayons; Ruler; Drawing Compass
AG 340to be determined
BIO 265/BIO 266RequiredVisualizing Human Biology, 5th Edition (Digital or paperback format recommended) 978-1119398264
BIO 265/BIO 266RecommendedAtlas of Human Anatomy, 7th Edition (Kindle format recommended)978-0323393225
BIO 265/BIO 266RecommendedGrant’s Atlas of Anatomy978-1975138707
BIO 265/BIO 266RecommendedPrincipals of Anatomy and Physiology, 16 Edition, Tortora and DerricksonLCCN 2020028080 (print) | LCCN 2020028081 (ebook) | ISBN 9781119662792 (paperback) | ISBN 9781119704324 (adobe pdf) | ISBN
CANM 204Materials provided in course
CANM 230Materials provided in course
CANM 240Materials provided in course
CANM 245RequiredThe Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller978-0865479937
CANM 245RequiredWrite Screenplays that Sell: The Ackerman Way978-1931290685
CANM 251Materials provided in course
CANM 258to be determined
CANM 300RecommendedThe Writer’s Journey by Christopher Voglerany edition
CANM 312Materials provided in course
CANM 313Materials provided in course
CANM 315to be determined
CANM 330to be determined
FA 141RequiredA Short Book About Art 978-1854379078
FA 203Materials provided in course
FA 208Materials provided in course
FOR 103RequiredIMAGINE: The Simple Steps To Success978-1098356279
FOR 104Materials provided in course
FOR 105Materials provided in course
FOR 111Materials provided in course
FOR 112Materials provided in course
FOR 151Materials provided in course
FOR 220RequiredOne Unbounded Ocean of Consciousness: Simple Answers to the Big Questions in Life (e-book)978-9877352559
FOR 221to be determined
FOR 230Rental required'RBG,' the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Documentary 2018 ‧ 1h 38m
FOR 241Materials provided in course
FOR 243Materials provided in course
FOR 245Materials provided in course
FOR 246Materials provided in course
FOR 251Materials provided in course
FOR 267RequiredThe Upanishads, a new Translation, by Vernon Katz and Thomas Egenes, published by Tarcher/Penguin978-0399174230
FOR 270Materials provided in course
FOR 272Materials provided in course
FOR 273Materials provided in course
FOR 305Materials provided in course
FOR 346Materials provided in course
FOR 403Required materials listpad of paper (any size between 5x7-9x12); black acrylic paint (something around 8-12 oz.); white acrylic paint (something around 8-12 oz.); brushes (mid to large sized, not too tiny); glue-stick; scissors; exacto blade (optional); old magazines, catalogs or newspapers
FOR 431RecommendedConversations with Maharishi, Volume 1. 978-0923569365
FOR 431RecommendedScience of Being and Art of Living (revised edition). 978-0452282667
FOR 431RecommendedMaharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita: A New Translation and Commentary, Chapters 1-6 (reprint edition). 978-0140192476
FOR 431RecommendedThe Supreme Awakening: Experiences of Enlightenment Throughout Time—and How You Can Cultivate Them. 978-0923569525
FOR 438Materials provided in course
FOR 458Materials provided in course
FOR 466Materials provided in course
HUM 240to be determined
HUM 385to be determined
HUM 433Materials provided in course
MATH 130RequiredCommon Sense Mathematics 2nd edition
Authors: Ethan D. Bolker and Maura B. Mast
978-1470461348 (paperback)
978-1470462895 (ebook)
MGT 200RequiredGrowing a Business978-0671671648
MGT 203RequiredGet a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties 978-1476782386
MGT 231to be determined
MGT 301Materials provided in course
MGT 333Materials provided in course
MGT 334RequiredThe Business Model: How to Develop New Products, Create Market Value and Make the Competition Irrelevant978-1936572458
MGT 334RequiredManaging Communication (Ch. 14)ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07QFKN8LN
MGT 334RequiredManaging Brands (Ch. 11)ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07QFJCXMJ
MGT 334RequiredCustomer Relationship Management (Ch. 20)ASIN : B07QDHB8N1
MGT 346Materials provided in course
MVS 244RequiredWorld Class Brain978-1796680102
MVS 300RequiredScience of Being and Art of Living by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, any edition978-0452282667
or kindle version
MVS 305RequiredDharma Parenting978-0399185007
MVS 370RequiredSands, W (2016)..Maharishi’s Yoga: The Royal Path to Enlightenment. Available at MIU Press or on Amazon. Hard Cover Only.978-0923569488
MVS 370RequiredYoga mat or thick blanket
MVS 370RecommendedEgenes, T. (2010 Maharishi Patanjali's Yoga Sutra. Available at MIU Press or on Amazon978-1421891323
MVS 370RecommendedMaharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita: A New Translation and Commentary Chapters 1-6 (2019). Available at MIU Press and Amazon. Ebook or Hard Cover978-0923569747
PH 101RecommendedYour Brain is a River, Not a Rock 978-1469937212
PH 230RecommendedNew Power of Essential Oils Booklet for health professionalssearch book title at https://vedaroma.us/
either book (SKU: BK04) or PDF (SKU: 910482)
PH 260Materials provided in course
PH 262Materials provided in course
PH 263RequiredThe Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys Vol I (Paperback or Kindle version)978-1607432388
or ASIN: ‎B00JS50UHQ
PH 263RecommendedThe Supreme Awakening978-0923569525
PH 263RecommendedMaharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita978-0140192476
PH 320Recommended A Woman's Best Medicine: Health, Happiness, and Long Life through Maharishi AyurVeda, by Lonsdorf, N., Butler, V., Brown, M. (1995).978-0874777857
PH 320RecommendedFor a Blissful Baby: Healthy and Happy Pregnancy with Maharishi Vedic Medicine, by Reddy, Egenes, and, Mullins, M. (1999) 978-1929297016
PH 320RecommendedAyurvedic Healing: Contemporary Maharishi Ayur Veda Medicine and Science, by Sharma, H., Clark, C. (1998)978-1848190696
PH 412Materials provided in course
PH 430Materials provided in course
PH 431Materials provided in course
PHYS 310to be determined
RL B202RecommendedEcoCities: Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature978-0865715523
RL E305To be determined
RL F310RequiredEcoJustice Education: Toward Diverse, Democratic, and Sustainable Communities 978-1138018846
RL P320Materials provided in course
RL S300RequiredIntroduction to Modern Climate Change, 3nd Ed.978-1108793872
RL S300RequiredThinking is Systems978-1603580557
RL W200RecommendedPositive Psychology: The Science of Well Being978-1473902152
STC 108RecommendedScience of Being and Art of Living978-0452282667
WTG 191to be determined
WTG 192Materials provided in course
WTG 216Materials provided in course
WTG 250Materials provided in course
WTG 319Materials provided in course
WTG 322RequiredOld Friend From Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir, by Natalie Goldberg978-1416535034
WTG 322RequiredThe Art of Writing Memoir: Finding the Past in the Present, by Natalie Goldberg ASIN: B004NPJ4UK

Consciousness-BasedSM education was developed by the University’s founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, so that students not only gain professional skills and knowledge in different fields of life but also develop themselves from within to unfold their full potential. Self-exploration is at the heart of an MIU education. By directly experiencing your innermost nature through the Transcendental Meditation® technique, you can easily connect each discipline to your own life, and see the underlying unity of all knowledge. In every course at MIU, in addition to learning the knowledge of the subject, you will explore the connection of that knowledge with consciousness – your innermost Self.

Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural, effortless procedure to develop students’ full creative potential from within and to improve the overall quality of life. Extensive published research has found that regular TM practice reduces stress, promotes integrated brain functioning, increases creativity and intelligence, and enhances learning ability and academic performance. For these reasons, all students are required to practice the TM technique each day for about 20 minutes in the morning and afternoon. Online students are required to learn Transcendental Meditation before their academic program begins.

You’ll also learn two simple and effective methods for creating and maintaining a balanced state of health and gaining maximum benefit from your TM practice:

  • simple yoga postures (called Maharishi Yoga Asanas) for flexibility and mind-body integration
  • a simple breathing exercise (called pranayama) for enlivening your mind and body

Accepted US applicants will receive no-cost TM instruction by using an MIU grant at their local TM Center. International applicants should consult with their nearest TM center.

To find a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique, visit www.tm.org

Initial Participation in a Course
Online students will be automatically withdrawn from a for-credit course if the student does not participate in at least one academic assignment of the course (e.g quiz, forum posting, essay, or other activity specified in the course syllabus) by Day 7 (11:59 pm Central time) after the course-begin date that is published in the Schedule of Courses or the MIU Academic Calendar.

The 14-Day Rule
During the length of the course, a student must participate according to the course syllabus on a weekly basis. Students who do not participate (for example, by submitting a quiz, test, forum posting, written assignment, or substantive question to the instructor) within any 14-day period will be automatically withdrawn from the course.

Students who are not able to complete the final work of a course, typically in the final week, due to illness or family emergency, or other compelling circumstances beyond their control, may petition the professor in writing to grant more time. If the petition for additional time is granted by the professor, the professor and student will form and sign a Late Work Contract, including the specific assignments that need to be completed and their due date(s).

Students may not hand in work after the last class session of a course unless they have made prior arrangements with the course instructor. All students are given a grade at the end of the course based on 1) completed work, 2) in-class performance, and 3) work not yet completed.

Categories of late work contracts

Standard Late Work Contract
The student and professor agree that the incomplete work is to be completed within 10 days of the end of the course. Most incomplete work should be made up during the weekend after the final day of a course.

Extended Late Work Contract
In the event the student was sick or otherwise incapacitated for this final weekend, the student has up to 42 days from the end of the course to submit work—except when the course ends at the end of the semester, in which case the final grade must be submitted 2 weeks after the last day of the course. The faculty may also request documentation of the illness or other emergency.

Eligibility
This petition should not be used generally in the case of students who do not meet the Course Participation Policy for Distance Education Students. These students should be given an NW, W, or WH depending on the circumstances. Nor should it be used when the student would like to re-do work for a better grade. The petition is only to cover work that cannot be submitted on time due to illness, family emergency, or other compelling circumstances.

To maintain satisfactory academic progress and eligibility to attend the University, students must meet three standards listed below. These standards are evaluated at the end of each semester. If a student is not meeting any one of these standards, the student is placed on “Academic Warning” for that standard for the following semester. A student not meeting that standard by the end of the “Academic Warning” semester will no longer be eligible to attend the University. Students on academic warning are not eligible for Rotating University courses, directed studies, or internships (except when required by the department for graduation).

Standard #1
Grade Point Average Undergraduates must maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA), and graduate students must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Repeated courses use only the higher grade. Transfer credits earned at other institutions are excluded from the GPA calculation. Students who fall below the designated level are put on warning for the next semester.

Standard #2
Completion Rate Undergraduate students must complete two-thirds of instructional credits attempted, within the current degree (excluding RC and REC courses, but including DC courses). Unattended courses are removed from the student’s record and are therefore excluded. Grades of “W,” “WH,” “NC,” “NW,” “NP,” and “AU” are counted as credits attempted but not completed. Transfer credits are not counted as attempted or completed.

Standard #3
Maximum Time Frame Undergraduate students may attempt a maximum of 150% of the number of credits normally required to complete their program. For example, an undergraduate degree requires 128 credits so undergraduates may attempt a maximum of 192 credits to complete their program, including transfer credits, double majors, and switching majors. A student who has 174 credits is placed on “Warning” status the following semester.

To maintain satisfactory academic progress and eligibility to attend the university, graduate students must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Students who fall below a 3.0 GPA are put on warning. Additionally, failure to maintain a 3.0 GPA can result in dismissal from the University.

A computer with a reliable internet connection is required to access MIU courses and complete the course activities and assignments. Smartphones and tablets do not possess the functionality necessary to complete all the assignments.
The Department of Student Life fosters student success by creating and promoting inclusive, educationally purposeful services within and beyond the classroom. Visit the Student Life department webpages for a complete list of their services.

At MIU Student success is our top priority! Below are some vital resources that can help to ensure your learning experience with us is a positive and fulfilling one.

  • Accessibility
    Contact: Lydia Hickman, Accessibility Officer
    Email: accessibility@miu.edu
  • Transcendental Meditation Support
    Contact: Julie Beaufort, Director of Development of Consciousness for Online Students
    Email: tmsupport@miu.edu
  • Library
    Tel: (641) 472-1154
    Email: library@miu.edu
  • Writing Center
    Online students can receive help at any stage of the writing process.
    Email: writingcenter@miu.edu
  • Tutoring
    Contact: Rachael Kunzler, Director of Student Support Services
    Email: rkunzler@miu.edu
    Tel: (641) 732-2667

Students needing to withdraw from an online credit course must inform their instructor and the MIU Online department of their intent to withdraw. Refunds for online degree-seeking withdrawals are on a per semester % attended basis. See Reductions in Charges and Financial Aid.

Online students who have been withdrawn must reapply and be accepted by the Office of Admissions at miu.edu/application before continuing their online studies.