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Journey of the Universe

The Unfolding of Life

This course is a part of Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times, a 4-course Specialization series from Coursera.

Journey of the Universe weaves together the discoveries of the evolutionary sciences together with humanities such as history, philosophy, art, and religion. The course draws on the Emmy-award winning film, Journey of the Universe, and the book from Yale University Press. Journey explores cosmic evolution as a creative process based on connection, interdependence, and emergence. It examines a range of dynamic interactions in the unfolding of galaxies, Earth, life, and human communities. It investigates ways in which we understand evolutionary processes and the implications for humans and our ecological future. The Journey course, thus, is based on a new integration that is emerging from the dialogue of the sciences and humanities. Journey tells the story of evolution as an epic narrative, rather than as a series of facts separated by scientific disciplines. This changes our perception so that we begin to see ourselves as an integral part of this narrative. By situating ourselves within this story we can better appreciate the complexity and beauty of processes such as self-organizing dynamics, natural selection, emergence, symbiosis, and co-evolution. As we discover these intricate processes of evolution, we awaken to the beauty and complexity of our natural environment at this critical juncture in our planetary history.

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Rating 4.5 based on 56 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 2 hours of viewing lectures/week and 2 hours of reading books and articles/week
Starts Jun 29 (last week)
Cost $79
From Yale University via Coursera
Instructors Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim
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Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design Engineering Social Sciences Science
Tags History Arts And Humanities Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability

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Provides inspiring insights into the workings of the universe, evoking a big picture understanding of how we fit into a beautiful story of our universe, a story that each of our lives play an important part.

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Rating 4.5 based on 56 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 2 hours of viewing lectures/week and 2 hours of reading books and articles/week
Starts Jun 29 (last week)
Cost $79
From Yale University via Coursera
Instructors Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design Engineering Social Sciences Science
Tags History Arts And Humanities Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability

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