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University of the Golden Age (UGA)

A Free University Community of Students and Teachers

The golden age of living love and truth transcends space and time as well as words. The University of the Golden Age facilitates higher education without any compulsory fees and is open to all regardless of race, religion, nationality, culture, or creed. UGA (pronounced yuga) is non-sectarian, non-dogmatic, and nonviolent, respecting all souls as being one and the same essence. UGA is an experiment in liberated education in which individuals relate freely through communication and cooperation with individual responsibility and mutual negotiation of cooperative efforts. Students are responsible their own records, finding their own teachers and with their help their educational materials. UGA operates freely without outside regulation or accreditation. Students gain their own accreditation from individuals they respect.

The curricula presented in these web-pages are mere recommendations. Students are encouraged to design their own educational programs in these majors and others. Students working for an M.A. and especially the Ph.D. are expected to design their own specialized majors. UGA promotes life-long learning and is also considering offering degrees beyond the Ph.D. to encourage integration of various subjects and contributions toward solving humanity's major problems. UGA suggests some guidelines and structure, and its founder Sanderson Beck is available as a mentor, tutor, teacher, and accreditor. Students are responsible for negotiating monetary exchanges with their mentors, tutors, teachers, and accreditors.

Students and teachers interested in UGA are encouraged to send e-mail to Sanderson Beck at san@beck.org

University of the Golden Age recommended majors:

A.A. in Global Studies
B.A. in Global Studies
B.A. in Psychology
B.A. in World Literature
B.A. in Philosophy
M.A. in Philosophy
M.A. in Peace Studies
M.A. in Education
M.A. designed by the student
Ph.D. designed by the student
FACULTY

Recommendations for an Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Global Studies:

The Global Studies program is designed to give students a broad liberal-arts education with world perspectives on various human problems and institutions while developing global awareness and a sense of world citizenship.

1. Communications (24 units)
English 100 English Grammar & Composition (4 units)
English 105 English Composition & Speech (4 units)
Psychology 100 General Psychology (4 units)
Philosophy 100 Ethics (4 units)
Philosophy 105 Logic & Critical Thinking (4 units)
Spiritual Disciplines 100 (meditation, prayer, contemplation, yoga, methods of self-knowledge) (4 units)

2. Natural Sciences (24 units)
Mathematics 115 Mathematics & Statistics (4 units)
Natural Science 100 Physical Science (4 units)
Natural Science 110 Biology & Ecology (4 units)
Natural Science 121 Human Anatomy & Physiology (4 units)
Natural Science 122 Human Anatomy & Physiology (4 units)
Physical Education and Health (4 units)

3. Humanities and Social Sciences (32 units)
Global Studies 101 Ancient Culture to 30 BC (4 units)
Global Studies 102 Age of Belief 30 BC-1453 (4 units)
Global Studies 103 Renaissance & Reformation 1453-1660 (4 units)
Global Studies 104 Reason & Revolution 1660-1815 (4 units)
Global Studies 105 Industrial Revolution 1815-1890 (4 units)
Global Studies 106 World Wars 1890-1945 (4 units)
Global Studies 107 Cold War 1945-1989 (4 units)
Global Studies 108 World Wide Web since 1989 (4 units)
(Global Studies 101-108 is a combined and integrated study of history, philosophy, religion, geography, politics, economics, sociology, literature and the arts from a global perspective such that each 4-unit course contains one unit of history, one unit of philosophy and religion, one unit of social science, and one unit of literature and the arts; the whole series results in 8 units of each.)

4. Completion of additional courses to bring the total credit for all courses taken to at least 90 units.

Recommendations for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Global Studies:

1. Completion of the general education recommendations or their equivalents.

2. Completion of 180 units with at least 90 units in upper division courses.

3. Completion of courses in the major totaling at least 48 units, including the following recommended core courses:

Core Courses (20 units)
Philosophy 201 Ethics of Politics (4 units)
Philosophy 203 Philosophy of World Peace (4 units)
Global Studies 230 International Law (4 units)
Global Studies 245 The Global Economy (4 units)
Global Studies 250 Global Environmental Problems (4 units)

Electives
Global Studies 211 Psychology of War & Peace (4 units)
Global Studies 212 Education for Global Awareness (4 units)
Global Studies 215 Methods of Nonviolent Conflict Resolution (4 units)
Global Studies 221 Ethics of Economics (4 units)
Global Studies 222 Ethics of Science & Technology (4 units)
Global Studies 223 Ethics of War & Peace (4 units)
Global Studies 225 Human Rights & World Citizenship (4 units)
Global Studies 227 Study of Democratic Processes (4 units)
Global Studies 231 Principles of Democratic World Federalism (4 units)
Global Studies 232 International Peacekeeping & Disarmament (4 units)
Global Studies 235 International Relations & Diplomacy (4 units)
Global Studies 241 Current Issues in Asia (4 units)
Global Studies 242 Current Issues in Africa & Middle East (4 units)
Global Studies 243 Current Issues in Europe & Russia (4 units)
Global Studies 244 Current Issues in the Americas (4 units)
Global Studies 246 Economic Sustainability & Planetary Lifestyles (4 units)
Global Studies 251 World Energy Conservation (4 units)
Global Studies 252 Global Ecology & Community (4 units)
Global Studies 255 Community Service Practicum (4 units)
Global Studies 257 Futurology (4 units)

Recommendations for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology:

1. Completion of the general education recommendations or their equivalents.

2. Completion of 180 units with at least 90 units in upper division courses.

3. Completion of courses in the major totaling at least 48 units, including the following recommended core courses:

Foundation Course (4 units)
Psychology 100 General Psychology (4 units)

Core Courses (24 units)
Psychology 201 Freudian & Jungian Psychology (4 units)
Psychology 202 Behavioristic & Humanistic Psychology (4 units)
Psychology 203 Transpersonal & Spiritual Psychology (4 units)
Psychology 211 Child Development (4 units)
Psychology 212 Psychology of Learning (4 units)
Psychology 213 Neuro-linguistic Programming (4 units)

Electives
Psychology 206 Gestalt Psychology (4 units)
Psychology 207 Psychology of Consciousness (4 units)
Psychology 221 Psychology of Dreams (4 units)
Psychology 222 Psychology of Creativity & Art (4 units)
Psychology 223 Psychology of Motivation (4 units)
Psychology 224 Psychology of Personality Types (4 units)
Psychology 225 Psychology of Love Relationships (4 units)
Psychology 226 Psychology of Nonviolence (4 units)
Psychology 227 Psychology of Aging (4 units)
Psychology 228 Psychology of Conscious Dying (4 units)
Psychology 229 Psychology of Meditation & Prayer (4 units)

Recommendations for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in World Literature:

1. Completion of the general education recommendations.

2. Completion of 180 units with at least 90 units in upper division courses.

3. Completion of courses in the major totaling at least 48 units, including the following recommended core courses:

Foundation Courses (8 units)
English 100 English Grammar & Composition (4 units)
English 105 English Composition & Speech (4 units)

Core Courses (16 units)
World Literature 200 Poetry
World Literature 201 Drama
World Literature 202 Fiction
World Literature 203 Non-fiction

Electives
World Literature 211 Hindu Literature
World Literature 212 Chinese Literature
World Literature 213 Japanese Literature
World Literature 214 Middle Eastern Literature
World Literature 221 Homer, Hesiod & Virgil
World Literature 222 Greek Theatre
World Literature 223 Dante & Milton
World Literature 224 Chaucer, Bocaccio & Rabelais
World Literature 225 Shakespeare
World Literature 226 Spanish Golden Age
World Literature 227 French Classical Theatre
World Literature 228 Goethe & Schiller
World Literature 229 English Poetry
World Literature 230 Tolstoy
World Literature 231 Dostoyevsky
World Literature 232 Modern Drama
World Literature 233 French Novels
World Literature 234 English Novels
World Literature 235 American Novels
World Literature 236 Modern Poetry
World Literature 237 Latin American Literature
World Literature 238 New Age Literature

Recommendations for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Philosophy:

1. Completion of the general education recommendations.

2. Completion of 180 units with at least 90 units in upper division courses.

3. Completion of courses in the major totaling at least 48 units, including the following recommended core courses:

Foundation Courses (8 units)
Philosophy 100 Ethics (4 units)
Philosophy 105 Logic & Critical Thinking (4 units)

Core Courses (28 units)
Philosophy 210 Chinese Philosophy (4 units)
Philosophy 215 Indian Philosophy (4 units)
Philosophy 220 Religions from the Near East (4 units)
Philosophy 225 Greek & Roman Philosophy (4 units)
Philosophy 230 European Philosophy to 1750 (4 units)
Philosophy 235 European Philosophy since 1750 (4 units)
Philosophy 240 American Philosophy (4 units)

Electives
Philosophy 200 Comparative Religion (4 units)
Philosophy 201 Ethics of Politics (4 units)
Philosophy 202 Professional Ethics (4 units)
Philosophy 203 Philosophy of World Peace (4 units)
Philosophy 205 Epistemology (4 units)
Philosophy 251 Philosophy of Religion (4 units)
Philosophy 252 Philosophy of Art (4 units)
Philosophy 253 Philosophy of History (4 units)
Philosophy 254 Philosophy of Science (4 units)
Philosophy 255 Philosophy of Love (4 units)
Philosophy 256 Philosophy of Literature (4 units)

Recommendations for the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Philosophy:

1. Completion of 48 units in the major as a graduate student including the following recommended core courses:

Core Courses (8 units)
Philosophy 300 Comparative Ethics (4 units)
Philosophy 340 Integrated Thinking (4 units)

2. Completion of the core courses in at least one specialization or an independently designed specialization (24 units):

Specialization in Ethics & Social Philosophy
Philosophy 301 Ethics of Politics (4 units)
Philosophy 302 Ethics of Economics (4 units)
Philosophy 303 Ethics of Nonviolence (4 units)
Philosophy 304 Ethics of Personal Relationships (4 units)
Philosophy 305 Philosophy of Education (4 units)
Philosophy 306 Professional & Medical Ethics (4 units)

Specialization in Eastern Philosophy
Philosophy 311 Taoist Philosophy (4 units)
Philosophy 312 Confucian Philosophy (4 units)
Philosophy 313 Philosophy of Yoga (4 units)
Philosophy 314 Vedanta Philosophy (4 units)
Philosophy 315 Buddhist Philosophy (4 units)
Philosophy 316 Modern Asian Philosophy (4 units)

Specialization in World Religions
Philosophy 321 Hinduism & Sikhism (4 units)
Philosophy 322 Buddhism & Jainism (4 units)
Philosophy 323 Judaism & Jesus (4 units)
Philosophy 324 Christianity (4 units)
Philosophy 325 Islam & Sufism (4 units)
Philosophy 326 New Age Religions (4 units)

Specialization in Western Philosophy
Philosophy 331 Philosophy of Plato (4 units)
Philosophy 332 Philosophy of Aristotle (4 units)
Philosophy 333 British Empiricism (4 units)
Philosophy 334 French Rationalism (4 units)
Philosophy 335 German Philosophy (4 units)
Philosophy 336 American Pragmatism (4 units)

Electives
Philosophy 341 Metaphysics (4 units)
Philosophy 342 Mysticism (4 units)
Philosophy 343 Existentialism (4 units)
Philosophy 344 Philosophy of Evolution (4 units)
Philosophy 345 Philosophy of Death & Immortality (4 units)
Philosophy 346 Philosophy of Meditation & Prayer (4 units)
Philosophy 347 General Semantics (4 units)
Philosophy 348 Philosophy of Psychology (4 units)
Philosophy 349 Philosophy of Consciousness (4 units)
Philosophy 350 Holistic Philosophy (4 units)
Philosophy 351 Philosophy of Law (4 units)
Philosophy 352 Philosophy of Feminism (4 units)

3. Completion of a thesis, OR the passing of a comprehensive examination.

Recommendations for the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Peace Studies:

1. Completion of 48 units in the major as a graduate student including the following recommended core courses:

Core Courses (16 units)
Peace Studies 301 Philosophy of Peace (4 units)
Peace Studies 302 Psychology & Politics of Nonviolence (4 units)
Peace Studies 303 History of War & Peace (4 units)
Peace Studies 304 International Law (4 units)

Electives
Peace Studies 311 Psychology of Peacemaking (4 units)
Peace Studies 312 Causes of War (4 units)
Peace Studies 313 Disarmament Studies (4 units)
Peace Studies 314 Practice of Nonviolence (4 units)
Peace Studies 315 Social & Economic Justice Issues (4 units)
Peace Studies 316 Peace Research Methods (4 units)
Peace Studies 317 Case Studies in Peacemaking (4 units)
Peace Studies 318 Ecology & Peace (4 units)
Peace Studies 319 Communication & Negotiation Skills (4 units)
Peace Studies 320 Consensus Decision-making (4 units)
Peace Studies 321 Future of War & Peace (4 units)
Peace Studies 322 History of the United Nations (4 units)
Peace Studies 323 Human Rights (4 units)
Peace Studies 324 International Diplomacy (4 units)
Peace Studies 325 International Peacekeeping (4 units)
Peace Studies 326 Nonviolent Methods of Gandhi (4 units)
Peace Studies 327 Military Economics & Peace Dividends (4 units)
Peace Studies 328 World Federalism (4 units)

2. Completion of a thesis, OR the passing of a comprehensive examination.

Recommendations for the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Education:

1. Completion of 48 units in the major as a graduate student including the following recommended core courses:

Core Courses (16 units)
Education 301 Philosophy of Education
Education 302 Psychology of Learning
Education 303 History of Education
Education 304 Teaching Methods

Electives
Education 311 Ethics of Education
Education 312 Teaching Critical Thinking
Education 313 Child Development
Education 314 Educational Counseling
Education 315 Curriculum
Education 316 Educational Administration
Education 317 Educational Research & Statistics
Education 318 Sociology of Education
Education 319 Progressive Education
Education 320 New Age Education
Education 321 Global Education

2. Completion of a thesis, OR the passing of a comprehensive examination.

M.A. designed by the student:

Students are encouraged to design their own M.A. in the field of their choice in cooperation with their chosen teachers.

Ph.D. designed by the student:

Students are encouraged to design their own Ph.D. in the field of their choice in cooperation with their chosen teachers.

FACULTY

Sanderson Beck

B.A. in Dramatic Art from U. of California Berkeley
M.A. in Religious Studies from U. of California Santa Barbara
Ph.D. candidacy in Philosophy of Education from U.C.L.A.
Ph.D. in Philosophy from World University of America.

Taught at Santa Monica College, Los Angeles Community Colleges, World University in Ojai, U. of Redlands, International College, J. F. Kennedy University.

COURSES TAUGHT:
Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics of the Christ, Philosophy of Religion, Plato, World Ethics, Comparative Ethics, Astrology & Jung, Chinese Philosophy, Western Ethics, Comparative Religion, Shakespeare, Philosophy of Education, Psychology of Education, General Semantics, Psychology of Mythology, Philosophy of Psychology, General Psychology, Gestalt Psychology, Indian Philosophy, Psychology of Tibetan Meditation, Philosophy of Gandhi, World Literature on Peace, Futurology, Astrology, Cosmology, Eastern Civilization, Philosophy of Teilhard de Chardin, Psychology of Jung, Philosophy of Francis Bacon, Psychology of Nonviolence, Transpersonal Psychology, Philosophy & Psychology of the Creative Arts, Astrology & Mythology, Psychology of Love Relationships, Ancient Western Civilization, Peace Education, Psychology of Dreams, Eastern Civilization, Social Philosophy, Philosophy of Art, Philosophy of Kant, Introduction to Logic, Literature & Psychology, Foundations of Ethics, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Pearl Buck, Philosophy of World Peace, Vedanta Philosophy, The Practice of Philosophy.

Prospective students and teachers for more information please write to Sanderson Beck: san@beck.org

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