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The following is projected for students entering the university in 2021-22 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)
NumberTitleCreditsStartEnd
FA 216Drawing for Beginners (Downey)2Jun 21Jul 16
FOR 431Higher States of Consciousness (Geer)2Jun 21Jul 16
FOR 103Health Related Fitness (Matthews)2Jul 19Aug 13
MGT 346Career Strategies (Gulati)2Jul 19Aug 13
MGT 219Lean Management Principles for Improving Value in Life (Thompson)2Jul 19Aug 13
NumberTitle CreditsStartEnd
FOR 104Creating a Daily Routine (Jones)1Aug 16Aug 27
FOR 111Who is Maharishi? Part 1: 1955-1964 (Bonsheff)1Aug 16Aug 27
FOR 151Introduction to Sanskrit Pronunciation (Wegman)1Aug 16Aug 27
FOR 220Science & Consciousness for the 21st Century (Travis)1Aug 16Aug 27
FOR 241A Consciousness-based Approach to World Peace (Goodman)1Aug 16Aug 27
FOR 273Vedic Wisdom in Art (Beaufort)1Aug 16Aug 27
FOR 346Creative Intelligence in Leadership (Blank)1Aug 16Aug 27
FOR 403Consciousness, Creativity & the Image (Nelson)1Aug 16Aug 27
PH 430Maharishi Ayurveda Wellness Consultant Training (Hart)8Aug 16Dec 3
PH 431FFMaharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum (Iowa)2Aug 16Aug 28
PHYS 310Foundations of Physics & Consciousness (Hagelin)5Aug 16Oct 22
STC 108Exploring Consciousness (Collins)5Aug 16Oct 22
NumberTitle CreditsStartEnd
AAS 401Senior Project (Beaufort)
8Aug 30Dec 17
AG 300Permaculture Design Certificate (Wilfley)4Aug 30Oct 22
BIO 265Human Anatomy & Physiology I (Olmstead)
4Aug 30Oct 22
CANM 313Documentary Film Making (Kouider)4Aug 30Oct 22
MGT 301Cross-Cultural Communication (Thompson)4Aug 30Oct 22
PH 260Maharishi AyurVeda Course on Self-Pulse Reading for Good Health (Medeiros)4Aug 30Oct 22
PH 263Maharishi Yoga Asanas4Aug 30Oct 22
PH 320Happy Healthy Mother Baby (Mullins)4Aug 30Oct 22
RL W200Change Begins Within (Jones)4Aug 30Oct 22
WTG 322The Art of Memoir Writing (Parmasad)4Aug 30Oct 22
NumberTitleCreditsStartEnd
AG 244The Agriculture-Nutrition-Health Connection (Bedi)4Oct 25Dec 18
BIO 266Human Anatomy & Physiology II (Olmstead)4Oct 25Dec 18
CANM 230Podcasting (Morehead Jr)4Oct 25Dec 18
CANM 300Art of Story (Tanner)4Oct 25Dec 18
CANM 312Music Video (Olivas)4Oct 25Dec 18
MGT 200Growing a Business (Weisman)4Oct 25Dec 18
MVS 300Science of Being & Art of Living4Oct 25Dec 18
PH 101Physiology is Consciousness (Hodak)4Oct 25Dec 18
PH 230Maharishi AyurVeda Science-Based Aromatherapy (Gentsch)4Oct 25Dec 18
PH262Maharishi AyurVeda Course on Diet, Digestion, and Nutrition (Medeiros)4Oct 25Dec 18
PH 412Maharishi AyurVeda Herbology (Sharma)4Oct 25Dec 18
PH 431A1Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum (online) (Medeiros)1Dec 6Dec 18
RL P320Food Systems (Bruen)
4Oct 25Dec 18
WTG 191College Composition 1 (McCuin)4Oct 25Dec 18
WTG 192CCTS: College Composition 2 (J. Fairchild)
4Oct 25Dec 18
NumberTitleCreditsStartEnd
AG 230Mycology & Organic Mushroom Farming (Wilfley)
2Jan 10Feb 4
CANM 258Graphic Illustration (Rincones)2Jan 10Feb 4
FOR 103Health-Related Fitness (Matthews)2Jan 10Feb 4
FOR 270 Art: A Mirror of Consciousness (Beaufort)2Jan 10Feb 4
FOR 431Higher States of Consciousness (Geer)2Jan 10Feb 4
HUM 433Women, Wisdom and the World (Goldstein)2Jan 10Feb 4
MGT 203Personal Finance (McCollum)2Jan 10Feb 4
MGT 333Organizing & Managing a Wellness Practice (Herriott)2Jan 10Feb 4
MVS 305Dharma Parenting (Wallace/Travis)2Jan 10Feb 4
PH 430Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Training (Medeiros)8Jan 10May 6
PH 431A3Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum (online)3Jan 10Feb 18
PH 431FFMaharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum (Iowa)2Jan 10Jan 22
RL E305Energy Systems of Electric Vehicles Technology (Hearn)2Jan 10Feb 4
NumberTitleCreditsStartEnd
FOR 104Creating a Daily Routine 1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 105 Who Am I? 1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 112Who is Maharishi? Part 2: 1965-1974 (Bonsheff)1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 151Introduction to Sanskrit Pronunciation (Wegman)1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 221 Mathematics: The Story of Infinity1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 230Lives of Great Women and Men1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 241A Consciousness-based Approach to World Peace (Goodman)1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 243Creative Intelligence in Human Development (King)1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 246Creative Intelligence in Business (Thompson)1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 251Vedic Expressions (Wegman)1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 272The Art of Yoga (Beaufort)1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 305Spirituality and Sustainability1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 403Consciousness, Creativity & the Image (Nelson)1Feb 7Feb 18
STC 108Exploring Consciousness (Collins)5Feb 7Apr 22
NumberTitleCreditsStartEnd
AAS 401Senior Project in Applied Arts & Sciences (Beaufort)8Feb 21Jun 17
AG 340Ethnobotanical & Chemical Ecological Studies of Temperate & Tropical Forest Food Plants (Benjamin)4Feb 21Apr 22
BIO 265Human Anatomy & Physiology I (Olmstead)4Feb 21Apr 22
CANM 245Writing for the Screen (Leopold)4Feb 21Apr 22
CANM 315Motion Graphics (Rincones)4Feb 21Apr 22
FA 141Art of the Self (Nelson)4Feb 21Apr 22
HUM 385The African American Experience in American History (Baruti)4Feb 21Apr 22
MGT 231Creative Entrepreneur I (Sabermajidi)4Feb 21Apr 22
PH 260Maharishi AyurVeda Course on Self-Pulse Reading (Hart)4Feb 21Apr 22
PH 263Maharishi Yoga Asanas4Feb 21Apr 22
PH 320Happy Healthy Mother Baby (Mullins)4Feb 21Apr 22
RL S300Thinking It Through (Jones)4Feb 21Apr 22
RL F310Climate Justice (Bruen)4Feb 21Apr 22
WTG 191College Composition 14Feb 21Apr 22
WTG 192CCTS: College Composition 24Feb 21Apr 22
WTG 319Flash Fiction & Prose Poetry (Parmasad)4Feb 21Apr 22
NumberTitle CreditsStartEnd
AG 515 Global Organic Agriculture Practices (Schaefer)4Apr 25Jun 17
BIO 266Human Anatomy & Physiology II (Olmstead)4Apr 25Jun 17
CANM 204Sci Fi Fantasy (Tanner)4Apr 25Jun 17
CANM 251Power of Social Media Marketing (Khare)4Apr 25Jun 17
CANM 330Directing Actors (Kallas)4Apr 25Jun 17
FOR 103Health-Related Fitness (Matthews)2Apr 25May 19
FOR 438Ideal Relationships2Apr 25May 19
HUM 240The Musician and Social Change (Sarnat)4Apr 25Jun 17
MATH 130CCTS: Quantitative Reasoning (Barrett)4Apr 25Jun 17
MGT 333Organizing and Managing a Wellness Practice (Miller)2Apr 25May 19
MVS 370Yoga as Union: Theory and Practice of Maharishi’s Holistic Approach (Kouider)
4Apr 25Jun 17
PH 101Physiology is Consciousness (Hodak)4Apr 25Jun 17
PH 230Maharishi AyurVeda Science-Based Aromatherapy (Gentsch)4Apr 25Jun 17
PH 262Maharishi AyurVeda Course on Diet, Digestion, and Nutrition (Hart)4Apr 25Jun 17
PH 412Maharishi AyurVeda Herbology (Sharma)4Apr 25Jun 17
RL B202Ecocities: Design for an Urban Future (Stimson)4Apr 25Jun 17
WTG 250CCTS: Power of the Word (Martin)4Apr 25Jun 17
PH 431A3Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum (online)3May 9Jun 17
AG 235Food Forest Design and Development (Wilfley)2May 23Jun 17
FA 208Looking and Seeing (Downey)2May 23Jun 17
FOR 431Higher States of Consciousness (Geer)2May 23Jun 17
FOR 458Ayurvedic Cooking (Sawhney)2May 23Jun 17
MGT 334Strategic Marketing for Your Wellness Practice (Miller)2May 23Jun 17
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 340RecommendedThe Book of Ayurveda, by Judith H. Morrison978-0684800172
AG 515Materials provided in course
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 245to be determined
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 Art978-1854379078
FA 203Materials provided in course
FA 208Materials provided in course
FOR 103RequiredIMAGINE: The Simple Steps To Success978-1098356279
FOR 104Materials provided in course
FOR 105to be determined
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 230to be determined
FOR 241Materials provided in course
FOR 243to be determined
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 458to be determined
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 Thirties978-1476782386
MGT 231to be determined
MGT 333Materials provided in course
MGT 334to be determined
MGT 346Materials provided in course
MGT 301Materials 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 Rock978-1469937212
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 F310To be determined
RL S300RequiredIntroduction to Modern Climate Change, 2nd Ed.978-1107480674
RL S300RequiredThinking is Systems978-1603580557
RL P320Materials provided in course
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 250to be determined
WTG 319to be determined
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 GoldbergASIN: 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. For those without a local TM center, students can learn TM during the orientation session.

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 can learn TM for $210. 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.

Since February 22, 2016, Maharishi International University has not given a grade of Incomplete. Instead, 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.
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.

  • Online Student Services Coordinator
    Contact: Megan Buford
    Email: mbuford@miu.edu
  • Cinematic Arts and New Media Department
    Contact: Hemlata Cal-El
    Email: canm@miu.edu
  • Academic Advising
    Contact: Amine Kouider
    Email: canm@miu.edu
  • Online Student Success Center
    Contact: Vanessa Haskins, Supervisor
    Email: vhaskins@miu.edu
  • Tutoring Services
    Contact: Paula Armstrong, Director of Academic Support
    Email: parmstrong@miu.edu
    Tel: (641) 470-1384

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.