This provides the foundational studies in Western history, philosophy, science, and culture generally necessary for further study. This level also constitutes a study of Western culture and civilization that is valuable in its own right for anyone wishing to expand and develop their mind and understanding similar to (but much more dynamic and meaningful than) the traditional college level ‘liberal arts’ degree – Western history, philosophy, language, literature, as well as the history and philosophy of science. 

At this level, you will study the more specific developments in Western philosophy,science and health involving the study of life, mind and consciousness that came to a focus in the Romantic movement at the end of the 1700s and start of the 1800s. You will learn the antecedents of this seminal event in Western culture, drawing from your general foundational studies, and then examine the general ideas and basis for the Romantic approach to science, in particular the science of healthcare, which challenges the received materialistic-mechanistic reductionism that came to dominate Western science and medicine, and is now again being challenged in various ways by ‘wholistic’, ‘alternative’ or ‘complementary’ approaches to health. What these approaches are lacking is a methodical, systematic basis in philosophy and science, one that Romantic Science and Healthcare provides (to be studied in more detail at the next level)

 At this level, you will learn the specific scientific basis for each of the three realms of Romantic Healthcare: therapeutic regimen, medicine and therapeutic education, as well as how they inter-relate and form a systematic and methodological approach to disorders and diseases of the body and the mind.