PARAPSYCH103 – Ghosts and Hauntings

Prerequisite: None

 

Instructors:

 

Course Description:

In this comprehensive eight-week course, students will embark on a captivating exploration of the world of ghosts and hauntings. Students delve into the rich history and various cultural beliefs surrounding ghosts, examine different types of hauntings, and analyze compelling case studies. Students will gain a deep understanding of the paranormal and the investigative and research techniques used in relation to this type of paranormal phenomena. By the end of the course, students will be well-equipped to navigate the fascinating realm of ghosts and hauntings.

 

Course Outline:

 

Week 1: 

  • Introduction to Ghosts and Hauntings
  • Historical Beliefs and Cultural Perspectives
  • Live Lecture via Zoom: Wednesday, July 3, 2024 – 7:30 PM (Atlantic Standard Time).
  • Discussion Question: 5% of Grade

 

Week 2: 

  • Scientific Theories of Ghosts
  • Scientific Theories of Hauntings
  • Natural Explanations
  • Live Lecture via Zoom: Wednesday, July 10, 2024 – 7:30 PM (Atlantic Standard Time).
  • Discussion Question: 5% of Grade

 

Week 3: 

  • Intelligent Hauntings
  • Residual Hauntings
  • Famous Haunted Locations
  • Live Lecture via Zoom: Wednesday, July 17, 2024 – 7:30 PM (Atlantic Standard Time).
  • Discussion Question: 5% of Grade

 

Week 4:

  • Investigating Hauntings: Tools and Methods
  • Scientific Approaches to Paranormal Investigations
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Live Lecture via Zoom: Wednesday, July 24, 2024 – 7:30 PM (Atlantic Standard Time).
  • Discussion Question: 5% of Grade

 

Week 5: 

  • Debunking vs. Authentic Evidence
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Live Lecture via Zoom: Wednesday, July 31, 2024 – 7:30 PM (Atlantic Standard Time).
  • Discussion Question: 5% of Grade

 

Week 6: 

  • Animal and Inanimate Apparitions and
  • Hauntings
  • Haunted Objects
  • Cursed Items
  • Live Lecture via Zoom: Wednesday, August 7, 2024 – 7:30 PM (Atlantic Standard Time).
  • Discussion Question: 5% of Grade

 

Week 7:

  • Analyzing Case Studies of Hauntings
  • Live Lecture via Zoom: Wednesday, August 14, 2024 – 7:30 PM (Atlantic Standard Time).
  • Discussion Question: 5% of Grade
  • Assignment: 30% of grade. Critically analyze a well-documented haunting case in APA format

 

Week 8: 

  • Poltergeist and Other Haunting Phenomena
  • Paranormal Phenomena
  • Research & Investigation / Ghost Project Canada
  • Course Conclusion
  • Live Lecture via Zoom: Wednesday, August 21, 2024 – 7:30 PM (Atlantic Standard Time).
  • Discussion Question: 5% of Grade
  • Final Examination: 30% of Grade

 

Grading:

  • Discussion Questions: 40%
  • Assignment: 30%
  • Final Examination: 30%
  • Grading Scale: A+ (90-100), A (80-84), A- (85-89), B+ (77-79), B (73-76), B- (70-72), C+ (65-69), C (60-64), C- (55-59), D (50-54), F (0-49)

 

Recommended Reading:

  • Auerbach, L. (1986). ESP, Hauntings and Poltergeists: A Parapsychologist’s Handbook. Warner Books.
  • Holzer, H. (2004). Ghosts: True Encounters with the World Beyond. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
  • Laythe, B., Houran, J., & Dagnall, N. (2022). Ghosted!: Exploring the Haunting Reality of Paranormal Encounters. McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers.

 

Technical Requirements:

  • Stable internet connection
  • Access to Zoom for live lectures (recordings available)
  • Moodle for course materials and assignments

 

Tuition:

Payable through PayPal’s secure online payment system.
Supports CAPRI’s non-profit mission.

 

Withdrawals and Terminations:

Refer to CAPRI’s policies on voluntary withdrawals, terminations, and appeals.

 

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