Journey of the Universe

We have discovered what no previous generation knew – the ways in which galaxies and stars, planets and living organisms emerged within the vast drama of the universe. What role do humans play in this 14-billion-year process? How do we connect with the intricate web of life?

Journey of the Universe guides us through an elegant telling of this epic story, from the origins of life to our present challenges. Today the survival of species and entire ecosystems depends upon the choices humans make.

Weaving modern science with enduring wisdom from the world’s cultures, Journey of the Universe explores cosmic and Earth evolution as a profound process of creativity, connection, and interdependence, and offers an opportunity to respond to ecological and social challenges of our times.

This film, written by Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker and directed by Patsy Northcutt and David Kennard, was created in collaboration with a team of expert scientists, scholars, and filmmakers. The Journey of the Universe book is published by Yale University Press.


For more information on this project, visit:

http://www.journeyoftheuniverse.org/





Yale University Online Classes

"Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times"

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, Senior Lecturers and Research Scholars at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, are currently offering four six-week online courses. These are featured as a specialization under the theme of "Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times." This includes two courses on Journey of the Universe, a course on the Worldview of Thomas Berry, and an integrating capstone on Living Cosmology. Each of these courses can be taken independently.

These are MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses) available on Coursera to anyone, anywhere on the planet. These are the first MOOC specialization for Yale and the first MOOCs for the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

See the landing page at Yale announcing the courses.

You may formally register to be a full participant in any of the classes for a fee. This means you will get some feedback. Upon completing all the courses you will receive a certificate of completion.

Alternatively you may audit the course free of charge.

Enroll in the courses and read all of the course descriptions.

View the flyer.

Read testimonials from participants.

These courses were officially launched on September 21, 2016.

Courses begin every 4 weeks. Students can enroll at anytime.

Start dates for upcoming sessions:

June 4, 2018
July 2, 2018
July 30, 2018
August 27, 2018
September 24, 2018
October 22, 2018
November 19, 2018
December 17, 2018

Chinese Translations


On October 1, 2017, the Journey of the Universe courses and the Thomas Berry course were launched in Chinese through Yale/Coursera. The Chinese versions of these Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are accessible here:

https://www.coursera.org/learn/chinese-journey-of-the-universe/
https://www.coursera.org/learn/chinese-journey-knowledge-action/
https://www.coursera.org/learn/chinese-thomas-berry/

Watch the Chinese version of the Journey of the Universe film here.