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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....

Top reviews

DS
May 4, 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.

DH
Oct 20, 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 Shivam

Sep 18, 2018

Very good course

By louis f d m p s

Feb 25, 2017

wonderful jorney

By Asif S B

Mar 10, 2017

Amazing course!

By Mary C P L

Dec 6, 2020

understandable

By Therese M M

Sep 22, 2019

I am amazed!

By mansi g

Jul 1, 2018

nice n easy

By Tun L A

Aug 31, 2017

I love JOTU

By BOBLO G

Aug 18, 2020

курс супер

By ELMER P M P

Sep 28, 2021

thank tou

By Arini

Sep 20, 2020

AMAZING!

By Jiratchaya T

Jun 18, 2020

GREAT!!!

By ERICK A G

Aug 2, 2020

Great!

By Aleksandra S

Dec 22, 2020

great

By Dibyanshu S D

Jul 22, 2020

Great

By Mona A A

May 31, 2021

GOOD

By JEETENDRA K 1

Aug 6, 2020

tq

By Al A

Oct 21, 2017

I liked this course however it seemed to center on the film as the core content, sometimes feeling like an elaborate advertisement for the film/book. It would be great to have a course that went deeper into the scientific findings that are described, and didn't draw on only the film as the source material.

By Susan H

Feb 23, 2017

Awesome documentary! Just sad that we can't do this course without having to subscribe. Is there any way to make it more accessible? Such as allowing the non-paying students to submit quizzes and assignments?

By Andrew V

Nov 29, 2020

This course has been a beautiful elucidation of the creative and self organizing nature of the evolution of the cosmos and of life itself.

By Aditya P

Feb 8, 2021

The Quizzes should be reworked since the they can be given and answered easily by option elimination

By Vedant A

Dec 25, 2017

Great course for understanding history of universe.

By Aahan R

Aug 21, 2020

Quite brilliant actually.

By Miracle

Sep 20, 2017

interesting hh~

By YASHASWI S 1

May 9, 2020

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