Interested in taking one of the classes in the School of Consciousness and Transformation (SCT)? While some classes at CIIS are only open to students registered in specific programs, many of our courses are open to all CIIS students. Below is a list of SCT courses that are available for the 2018 Spring Semester.

To register for any of the courses, please visit the MyCIIS Registration Page.

If you would like to audit the course, you can enroll as a "Special Student." Please contact the academic department of your chosen course for permissions then download and complete the Special Student Application Form on MyCIIS.

On-Campus Courses
Hybrid Courses
Online Courses


On-Campus Courses

Open to MA and PhD students

ANTH 6152 Global Social Movements (2.00 units)
ANTH 6158 Alternative Political Systems (3.00 units)
ANTH 6161 Activist Ethnography II (3.00 units)
ANTH 6172 Other Ways of Knowing: Alternative Epistemologies, Rival Knowledges, and Systems of Justice (3.00 units)
ANTH 6178 Activist Media Skills: Introduction to Activist Videography and Strategic Filmmaking (1.00 unit)
ANTH 6387 Introduction to Economic Activism: People's Power & Corporate Greed (1.00 unit)
ANTH 6400 Autonomous Seminar (1.00 unit)ANTH 6456 Image and Ethnographic Imagination (2.00 units)
EWP  6011 Nondual Perspectives in Spiritual Counseling (3.00 units) *
EWP  6051 Eastern Theories of Self, Mind, and Nature (3.00 units) *
EWP  6235 Integral Approaches to Dreams (3.00 units)
EWP  6496 Indigenous and Shamanic Traditions (3.00 units)
EWP  6681 Wisdom Texts, East and West (3.00 units) 
EWP  6752 Transpersonal Psychology (3.00 units) *
EWP  7034 Qualitative Research Methods (3.00 units) *
EWP  7311 Jungian Psychology and East-West Spirituality (3.00 units)
ICP   6414 Inquiry into True Nature: Exploring Body, Personality, and Soul (2.00 units)
MFA  7281 Art and Social Justice: An Introduction (1.00 unit) *
PARA 6661 Philosophical Inquiry as Spiritual Exercise: Eastern and Western Perspectives (3.00 units) 
PARA 6693 Integral Yoga Psychology of Sri Aurobindo (3.00 units)
PARA 7654 The Divination and Wisdom of the I Ching (I Ching 1) (3.00 units)
PARA 7285 Hindu Tantrism (3.00 units) 
PARA 7003 Methods in the Study of Religions and Spiritual Traditions (3.00 units)
PARA 5102 Introduction to Buddhism (3.00 units) PARP 6110 Cosmological Powers (3.00 units)
PARP 6130 Religious Metaphysics After Modernity (3.00 units)
PARP 6131 Speculation and Adoration: Introduction to the Study of Medieval Christian Mysticism (3.00 units)
PARP 6748 Nature and Eros (2.00 units)PARP 6829 Integral T'ai Chi (3.00 units)
PARP 7400 Psyche and Spirit: From the Psychology of Religion to Transpersonal Theory (3.00 units)
PARW 6779 Embodied Healing Traditions (2.00 units)
PARW 6793 Embodied Healing through African Diasporic Percussion, Song, and Movement (1.00 unit) *
PSY  6664 Neuroscience and Spirituality (2.00 units)

*Students enrolled in the program have priority registration.


Hybrid Courses

Courses that meet online and in-person -- please check with the program to confirm the dates for the on-campus class meetings.

Open to MA and PhD students

HSX  7229 Sexual Function and Practices (3.00 units)*HSX  7232 Problems and Professional Issues in Sexuality (3.00 units)*
HSX  7234 Sex Therapy Professional Skills (4.00 units)*
HSX  7236 Sex Education and Learning Theory (4.00 units)*
HSX  7238 Methodology II (3.00 units)*
HSX  7240 Technology, Sexuality, and Culture (3.00 units)*
HSX  7274 Gender and Queer Theory (3.00 units)*
MFA  8888 Special Topics: Memoir (1.00 unit)
MFA  7179 Resistance (3.00 unit)*
MFA  8888 Special Topics: Journal Sketchbook as art (1.00 unit)
MFA  8888 Special Topics: Writing as Visual Art (1.00 unit)
MFA  8888 Special Topics: Memory and the Brain in Art Practice (1.00 unit)
MFA  7038 Interdisciplinary Pedagogy (3.00 units)*
PARW 7006 Women Philosophers, Mystics, and Wisdom Teachers (3.00 units)
PARW 6698 Vocation, Passion, and Action: Creative Career Design (2.00 units)
PARW 7609 Womanist, Feminist, and Decolonial Worldviews (3.00 units)
PARW 6835 Spiritual Activism and Transformative Social Change (3.00 units)*

*Students enrolled in the program have priority registration.


Online Courses

Open to MA and PhD students

PARP 6130 Religious Metaphysics After Modernity (3.00 units)
PARP 6131 Speculation and Adoration: Introduction to the Study of Medieval Christian Mysticism (3.00 units)
PARP 6135 Process and Difference in the Pluriverse (3.00 units)
PARP 6522 Science, Ecology and Contested Knowledge (3.00 units)
PARP 7400 Psyche and Spirit: From the Psychology of Religion to Transpersonal Theory (3.00 units)
PARW 6047 Critical and Liberatory Methods of Inquiry (2.00 units)
PARW 6450 Women's Visionary Film: Magic, Myth and Mystery (2.00 units)
PARW 6840 Women Rising: Conference Planning and Development (2.00 units)
TLD  6145 Leadership, Pluralism, and Creativity: Diversity in Action (3.00 units)
TLD  6325 The Leadership Experience: Understanding the Will to Lead (3.00 units)
TSD  6370 Introduction to Consciousness Studies (3.00 units)
TSD  7047 Integral Sustainability: Personal and Social Transformation in a World on the Brink (3.00 units)
TSD  7419 Self-Inquiry: Using Awareness and Attention for Transformation (3.00 units)

Online PhD only

ITP 7194 Research Design and Critique with Exceptional Human Experiences (3.00 units)*
ITP 7196 Qualitative Research Methods with Somatic Psychology (3.00 units)*
ITP 7197 Integral Research Methods with Creative Expression (3.00 units)*
ITP 7888 Advanced Seminar -Comparitive Mysticism (3.00 units)

*Students enrolled in the program have priority registration.

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