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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Human Being II

50 hours (variable, over several weeks).
Camphill Communities California, Soquel, CA; The Camphill School, Glenmoore, PA; Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, Phoenixville, PA; Camphill Village, USA, Copake, NY; Heartbeet Lifesharing, Hardwick, VT; Plowshare Farm, Greenfield, NH; instructor-led individual study at various locations across North America.
September 2004 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Mentor-facilitated Independent Study
Workshop Intensive
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: awaken a growing interest in the complexity of the human being and the interconnectedness of the body, soul, and spirit; refine one’s observation skills through differentiated thinking; develop an appreciation of the spirit’s manifestations in body and soul; recognize that the basis for this understanding is the principle of metamorphosis in all development and the deeper biographical intentions that come to manifestations in all this; explain how the ether body, the astral body, ego organization are working in the physical body, in the metabolic-limb system, rhythmic-system, nerve-sense system, in the phenomena of movement, speech, and receptive communication faculties and in the should force of thinking, feeling, willing; explain the working of the twelve sense; discuss the four ethers and their manifestations in the body and soul; discuss the four ethers and the manifestations in body and soul; explain the seven life processes and their manifestations in body and soul; begin to develop tools to create a healthy environment in home, work or school, and community life to respond appropriately to individual needs and abilities.


By exploring the general constitution and make-up of the human being in all its complexity, and from many different perspectives, the student develops ideas and concepts, which can become diagnostic assessment tools for the curative educator. The course consists of distinct units covering various aspects of an anthroposophically-extended understanding of the human being. The course aims to awaken an interest in the complexity of the human being and the interconnectedness of body, soul, and spirit. Students refine their observational skills through differentiated thinking and an appreciation of the spirit's manifestations in body and soul based on the principle of metamorphosis in all development.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours as Inclusive Social Development, Curative Education, Preparation for Case Studies in Curative Education, Social Therapy, Social Agriculture, Methods of Phenomenological Research, Methods of Diagnostic Assessment, Human Studies, Human Growth and Development, Philosophy, and any discipline that could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (9/07) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation) (10/20 revalidation).