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Approx. 24 hours to complete
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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to Journey of the Universe: The Unfolding Life

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 11 min), 5 readings
5 readings
Course Description5m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Meet Your Instructional Team5m
Recommended Texts5m
Web Resources5m
5 hours to complete

Introduction - Beginning of the Universe

5 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 90 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Tucker, “Ethics in an Age of Extinction”11m
Meet Brian Swimme1m
Journey of the Universe (full film)56m
The new cosmology — sketched out via Einstein — as a fundamental Copernican-type turning point4m
5 readings
Journey of the Universe Book: Chapter 1: Beginning of the Universe30m
"The New Story," by Thomas Berry30m
Scientific Summary, by Matthew Riley and Brian Thomas Swimme: Beginning of the Universe5m
Familiarize yourself with the Journey website30m
“Space Ripples Reveal Big Bang’s Smoking Gun”, by Dennis Overbye15m
2 practice exercises
Living Within a Universe Story30m
Introduction - Beginning of the Universe30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

The Formation of Galaxies and Stars

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 20 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Journey of the Universe Film: Scene 2: Beginning of the Universe4m
Journey of the Universe Film: Scene 3a: Galaxies Forming1m
Journey of the Universe Film: Scene 3b: The Emanating Brilliance of Stars.3m
The Omnicentric Nature of Cosmic Expansion6m
6 readings
Journey of the Universe Book: Chapter 2: Galaxies Forming30m
American Museum of Natural History, NYC - Cosmology20m
Scientific Summary, by Matthew Riley and Brian Thomas Swimme: The Formation of Galaxies5m
Journey of the Universe Book: Chapter 3: The Emanating Brilliance of Stars30m
Short film, “Powers of Ten,” by Eames Office9m
Scientific Summary, by Matthew Riley and Brian Thomas Swimme: The Emanating Brialliance of Stars5m
3 practice exercises
Galaxies Forming30m
The Emanating Brilliance of Stars30m
The Formation of Galaxies and Stars30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Our Solar System and Life’s Emergence

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 15 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Journey of the Universe Film: Scene 5: Life’s Emergence5m
Plate Tectonics as Balanced Turbulence in Mars and Jupiter5m
5 readings
Journey of the Universe Book: Chapter 4: Birth of the Solar System30m
Scientific Summary, by Matthew Riley and Brian Thomas Swimme: Our Solar System5m
Scales of the Universe, American Museum of Natural History, NYC20m
Journey of the Universe Book: Chapter 5: Life’s Emergence30m
Scientific Summary, by Matthew Riley and Brian Thomas Swimme: Life’s Emergence5m
3 practice exercises
Our Solar System30m
Life's Emergence30m
Our Solar System and Life’s Emergence30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Living and Dying and the Passion of Animals

4 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 17 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Journey of the Universe Film: Scene 7: The Passion of Animals2m
Demonstrating the Co-evolution Taking Place in Natural Selection2m
6 readings
Journey of the Universe Book: Chapter 6: Living and Dying30m
Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois – Evolving Planet10m
Scientific Summary, by Matthew Riley and Brian Thomas Swimme: Living and Dying5m
Journey of the Universe Book: Chapter 7: The Passion of Animals30m
Hall of Biodiversity, American Museum of Natural History, NYC10m
Scientific Summary, by Matthew Riley and Brian Thomas Swimme: the Passion of Animals5m
3 practice exercises
Learning, Living, and Dying30m
The Passion of Animals30m
Living and Dying and the Passion of Animals30m

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