i done a google search and came across what u were looking for
Contact the institute, coz the sessions dont run anymore...
http://www.wilmetteinstitute.org/develo ... 00261.html
ive copied and pasted this from their site:
Courses are Listed in Chronological Order from December 2005 to January 2003
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Course Pages, 1998-2002
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How to Study the Baha'i Writings
(Dec. 15, 2005 - March 15, 2006)
TOPIC: Have you ever read a passage from the Bahá'í writings and had no idea what it was about? It has been said that the Bahá'í sacred writings contain the answers to all the world’s questions, but if one does not know the questions one cannot discern the answers. The course aims to provide practical information about how to read the Bahá'í texts, including how to understand terms used in the Bahá'í writings; the use of allegory, metaphor, simile, and figurative language; the importance of understanding genres in interpreting their texts; and techniques for improving one’s comprehension.
DATES: December 15, 2005, to March 15, 2006
TEXTS: To be announced.
FACULTY: Dr. Sandra Hutchison, Peter Terry, and others to be announced.
COST: $150 (individual); $300 (group)
Financial aid is available.
STUDY GROUP: Any individual can plan a local study group (of two or more) in consultation with the Wilmette Institute or with a Bahá’í institution. The group must have an official correspondent, who will copy course materials and distribute them to the group. Members must commit to attending two meetings per month. Every member will have full course privileges (copies of materials, access to the course’s web site, help from a mentor, and so on).
HOW IS THE COURSE TAUGHT?
It is conducted over the worldwide web. There are no residential requirements.
WORK EXPECTATIONS: Each course has five to ten study units. In each unit, one reads assigned texts and discusses them with fellow students on web-based discussion boards or by voluntary participation in conference calls. Local study groups should plan two meetings per month. The course typically takes three to five hours per week.
At the end of the course students are expected to do two things: submit something in writing to their mentor and complete some sort of presentation to one or more people.
SUPPORT PROVIDED: Each student is assigned a mentor who reviews your final work and answers your questions. All members of a study group will have the same mentor, who can telephone the group when it meets.
All students have access to the course’s password-protected web site, which includes supplemental study material.
LEVEL OF STUDY:
The course may be taken at the introductory level (an overview to help you teach the Faith more effectively), the intermediate level (equivalent to a first-year university course), or the advanced level (equivalent to graduate school work). The Wilmette Institute may be able to help you obtain college credit for the intermediate level from your local university.
GRADING OPTIONS: The course is usually taken for pass/fail with review and comments by your mentor but may be taken for a grade (A, B, C, D, F).
WHAT LEARNING PROGRAMS DOES THE WILMETTE INSTITUTE OFFER?
Basic Sequence Distance-Learning Program: Four distance-learning courses (such as this one) covering basic aspects of the Bahá’í Faith. One course is offered every six months; the entire sequence can be covered in a two-year period.
Studies in the Bahá’í Faith Distance-Learning Program: Specialized distance-learning courses on a variety of topics (including the Bahá’í writings, history, teachings, and world religions). Some forty courses are rotated on a four-year cycle.
Spiritual Foundations for a Global Civilization Program: A four-year program including two weeks of intensive study each summer in Wilmette and ten months of home study.
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