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Approx. 40 hours to complete
English

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to Journey Conversations: Weaving Knowledge and Action!

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 9 min), 5 readings
5 readings
Course Description5m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Meet Your Instructional Team!5m
Recommended Texts5m
Web Resources15m
4 hours to complete

Introduction – Journey of the Universe Conversations

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 88 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Tucker, “Ethics in an Age of Extinction”11m
Journey of the Universe (full film)56m
Brian Swimme - Introduction3m
3 readings
"The New Story," by Thomas Berry30m
“The Unfolding Story of the Universe”, A Conversation with Mary Evelyn Tucker and Julianne Warren20m
Hall of Planet Earth, American Museum of Natural History, NYC25m
2 practice exercises
Living Within a Universe Story30m
Introduction – Journey of the Universe Conversations30m
Week
2

Week 2

7 hours to complete

Beginning of the Universe: Galaxies, Stars, and the Solar System

7 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 97 min), 9 readings, 5 quizzes
5 videos
Galaxies Forming (Todd Duncan and Joel Primack)21m
The Emanating Brilliance of Stars (Todd Duncan and Joel Primack)22m
Birth of the Solar System (Craig Kochel)24m
Beginning, Galaxies, Stars and Solar System5m
9 readings
Journey of the Universe Book: Chapter 1: Beginning of the Universe30m
Scientific Summary, by Matthew Riley and Brian Thomas Swimme: Beginning of the Universe15m
Journey of the Universe Book: Chapter 2: Galaxies Forming30m
Scientific Summary, by Matthew Riley and Brian Thomas Swimme: The Formation of Galaxies15m
Journey of the Universe Book: Chapter 3: The Emanating Brilliance of Stars30m
Scientific Summaries, by Matthew Riley and Brian Thomas Swimme: The Emanating Brilliance of Stars5m
Journey of the Universe Book: Chapter 4: Birth of the Solar System30m
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)10m
Scientific Summaries, by Matthew Riley and Brian Thomas Swimme: Birth of the Solar System10m
5 practice exercises
Beginning of the Universe (Joel Primack)30m
Galaxies Forming (Todd Duncan & Joel Primack)30m
The Emanating Brilliance of Stars (Todd Duncan and Joel Primack)30m
Birth of the Solar System (Craig Kochel)30m
Beginning of the Universe: Galaxies, Stars, and the Solar System30m
Week
3

Week 3

8 hours to complete

Emergence of Life, Learning, and Humans

8 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 125 min), 9 readings, 5 quizzes
5 videos
Learning, Living, and Dying (Terry Deacon)38m
The Passion of Animals (Scott Sampson)20m
The Origin of the Human (Melissa Nelson and John Grim)31m
Life, Learning and Humans5m
9 readings
Journey of the Universe Book: Chapter 5: Life’s Emergence30m
Scientific Summary, by Matthew Riley and Brian Thomas Swimme: Life’s Emergence15m
Journey of the Universe Book: Chapter 6: Living and Dying30m
Scientific Summary, by Matthew Riley and Brian Thomas Swimme: Living and Dying15m
Journey of the Universe Book: Chapter 7: The Passion of Animals30m
Scientific Summary, by Matthew Riley and Brian Thomas Swimme: the Passion of Animals15m
Journey of the Universe Book: Chapter 8: The Origin of the Human30m
American Museum of Natural History, Evolution Today10m
Scientific Summary, by Matthew Riley and Brian Thomas Swimme: The Origin of the Human15m
5 practice exercises
Life's Emergence (Terry Deacon and Ursula Goodenough)30m
Learning, Living, and Dying (Terry Deacon)30m
The Passion of Animals (Scott Sampson)30m
The Origin of the Human (Melissa Nelson and John Grim)30m
Emergence of Life, Learning, and Humans30m
Week
4

Week 4

8 hours to complete

Becoming a Planetary Presence: Communities, Cities, and Economics

8 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 106 min), 7 readings, 6 quizzes
6 videos
Transition (Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker)3m
Breakthrough Communities (Carl Anthony)26m
Eco-Cities (Richard Register)25m
Ecological Economics (Richard Norgaard)24m
Planetary Presence, Economics, Eco-cities1m
7 readings
Journey of the Universe Book: Chapter 9: Becoming a Planetary Presence30m
Scientific Summaries, by Riley and Swimme: Becoming a Planetary Presence15m
Journey of the Universe Book: Chapter 10: Rethinking Matter and Time30m
Scientific Summaries, by Riley and Swimme: Rethinking Matter and Time30m
Journey of the Universe Book: Chapter 11: Emerging Earth Community30m
Mary Evelyn Tucker and Mary Gorham “Business and Sustainability”20m
Solutions Journal - Read one article20m
6 practice exercises
Becoming a Planetary Presence (Cynthia Brown)30m
Transition (Mary Evelyn Tucker)30m
Breakthrough Communities (Carl Anthony)30m
Eco-Cities (Richard Register)30m
Ecological Economics (Richard Norgaard)30m
Becoming a Planetary Presence: Communities, Cities, and Economics30m

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