PARAPSYCH101 – Poltergeist Phenomenon

Prerequisite: none

 

Instructors:

Instructor Elliott Van Dusen


 

Course Description:

Students will embark on a journey into the enigmatic world of Poltergeist Phenomenon. The exploration commences with an introduction to the history, terminology, and characteristics of poltergeists. We will delve into various theories explaining these perplexing occurrences, examine compelling case studies, and equip students with essential knowledge for investigating poltergeist phenomena. By the end of the course, students will possess a solid foundation in understanding and approaching poltergeists.

 

Course Outline:

 

Week 1: Introduction to Poltergeists

  • Introduction to Poltergeist Phenomenon
  • History, Terminology, and Poltergeist Characteristics
  • Live Lecture via Zoom: Monday, July 22, 2024 7:30 PM (Atlantic Standard Time).
  • Discussion Question: 10% of Grade

Week 2: Poltergeist Theories and Scientific Perspectives

  • Theories of Poltergeist Phenomenon
  • Psychological, Paranormal, and Scientific Perspectives
  • Live Lecture via Zoom: Monday, July 29, 2024 7:30 PM (Atlantic Standard Time).
  • Discussion Question: 10% of Grade

Week 3: Case Studies of Poltergeists

  • Examining Case Studies of Poltergeists
  • Notable Poltergeist Incidents and Investigations
  • Live Lecture via Zoom: Monday, August 5, 2024 7:30 PM (Atlantic Standard Time).
  • Discussion Question: 10% of Grade
  • Assignment: 30% of grade. Critically analyze a well-documented poltergeist case in APA format

Week 4: Investigating the Poltergeist Phenomenon

  • Investigating Poltergeists
  • Tools, Methods, and
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Course Conclusion
  • Live Lecture via Zoom: Monday, August 12, 2024 7:30 PM (Atlantic Standard Time).
  • Discussion Question: 10% 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:

  • “Poltergeists” by Alan Gauld and A. D. Cornell
  • “This House is Haunted: The Amazing Inside Story of the Enfield Poltergeist” by Guy Lyon Playfair
  • “The Poltergeist” by William G. Roll

 

 

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.

 

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