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New online classes at Yale on ¨Journey of the Universe¨, a multi- media project related to the Earth Charter Preamble

John Grim and Mary Evelyn TuckerMary Evelyn Tucker, a long time Earth Charter supporter who was part of the International Drafting Committee in the 90s, and John Grim, both Senior Lecturers and Research Scholars at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies will offer four six-week online courses in September 2016.

The courses, which are open to the public on Coursera to any country in the world, will include two courses on Journey of the Universe and a course on the Worldview of Thomas Berry. Each of these courses can be taken independently followed by an Integrating Capstone course.

These will be the first MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) specialization for Yale and the first MOOCs for the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

These courses will be launched on September 21, 2016. A sign up will be available in early September with a JOIN button on a landing page for these courses on the Coursera website. https://www.coursera.org/yale

Book Journey of UniverseJourney of the Universe weaves together the discoveries of the evolutionary sciences with the humanities such as history, philosophy, art, and religion.  The courses 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.

It investigates ways in which we understand evolutionary processes and the implications for humans and our ecological future.  It explores cosmic evolution as a creative process based on connection, interdependence, and emergence.

The project also investigates ways in which we understand evolutionary processes and the implications for humans and our ecological future. It is also highly related to the Earth Charter´s Preamble. The notion of Earth Community and the Earth is alive that are articulated in the Earth Charter is reflected in the Journey of the Universe.

 

For more information on the Journey of the Universe project see:  www.journeyoftheuniverse.org

 

 

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