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About the Course

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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May 05, 2020

Very, very insightful. Best course that I participated in. I simply loved it. And if you (the reader of this review) have any sort of curiosity regarding reasons of existence, this course is for you.


Oct 21, 2018

I love everything about this. Plan to go back sometime later and explore more of the websites and links that are referenced. I especially enjoy material from the American Museum of Natural History.

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By Daggupati L

Mar 28, 2017

easy to learn philosopical things of universe

By Zach V S

Sep 26, 2016

This is one of my all-time favorite courses.

By Jessica A

Jul 24, 2017

Excellent course! I had a lot of fun!

By Julian P P

Jan 28, 2017

Terrific, I've really enjoyed it!

By Suhaib N

Jun 25, 2020

excellent course learnt a lot.

By Anil K

Feb 10, 2018

Great learning experience!!!!

By Simone W

Oct 23, 2020

In a word....exceptional.

By Shubham M A

May 11, 2020

Very informative course

By Shinichi T

Apr 10, 2020

Very insightful course

By Liu S

Nov 20, 2016

fantastic!!!!I love it

By Winston A W

Jun 22, 2020

Excellent, thank you.

By Alejandro V

Oct 13, 2020

very inspirational

By Keke

Jan 09, 2018


By Raul F C

Jul 04, 2020

Excellent course!

By Shivam

Sep 18, 2018

Very good course

By louis f d m p s

Feb 26, 2017

wonderful jorney

By Asif S B

Mar 10, 2017

Amazing course!

By Therese M M

Sep 22, 2019

I am amazed!

By mansi g

Jul 01, 2018

nice n easy

By Tun L A

Aug 31, 2017

I love JOTU


Aug 18, 2020

курс супер

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Sep 20, 2020


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By Dibyanshu S D

Jul 22, 2020