Online Courses on Cosmology and Ecology Offered as First Yale MOOC Specialization

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Published on Aug 29, 2016

Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times is a course series created by senior research scholars at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. The courses weave the discoveries of the evolutionary sciences together with the humanities such as history, philosophy, art, and religion. The courses in this Specialization draw on the Emmy-award winning film, Journey of the Universe, the book from Yale University Press, and a series of 20 interviews with scientists and environmentalists, titled Journey Conversations.

As part of the Specialization, we investigate the life of Thomas Berry, a historian of world religions known for articulating a “new story” of the universe that explores the implications of the evolutionary sciences and cultural traditions for creating a flourishing future.

The capstone course gives students an opportunity to bring together their learning in a project that explores ways in which the creativity of humans can be more deeply aligned with the creativity of universe and Earth processes.

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Online Courses on Cosmology and Ecology Offered as First Yale MOOC Specialization

A series of F&ES online courses examining the nexus of cosmology and ecology is now available to global learners through Coursera, the world’s largest provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Register for “Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times”

The four six-week courses, which weave the discoveries of evolutionary science with the humanities — such as history, philosophy, art, and religion — are the School’s first MOOCs and the first online “specialization” offered by Yale University.

Offered under the theme, “Journey of the Universe: A Story for our Times,” the specialization is taught by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, senior lecturers and research scholars at F&ES and the Yale Divinity School. Tucker and Grim co-produced the 2011 Emmy Award-winning film, “Journey of the Universe,” which premiered at F&ES and was broadcast on PBS. The film and the book, published by Yale University Press, provide the source material and inspiration for the online courses. (Tucker co-authored the script and the book with evolutionary cosmologist, Brian Thomas Swimme.) A series of interviews Tucker conducted with scientists, historians, and environmentalists — called “Journey Conversations” — is also a rich resource for the classes.

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