This course investigates theories of the spiritual roots of human development with a focus on the validity and implications of stage theories. It examines contemporary theories of development in light of current and historical theories of spiritual development, with particular attention to Wilbur, Washburn, Steiner, Aurobindo, and Khan. Implications of these theories for educational theory and practice are drawn. Students have an opportunity to investigate a theorist of their choice. Students who are not matriculated in the MA program must receive permission of the instructor to register.