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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 three 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 and a course on the Worldview of Thomas Berry. Each of these courses can be taken independently.

These are MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) available on Coursera to anyone, anywhere on the planet. This is 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.

There are 3 six-week courses.


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

Start dates for upcoming sessions:

July 29, 2019
August 26, 2019
September 23, 2019
October 21, 2019
November 18, 2019
December 16, 2019
January 13, 2020
February 10, 2020
March 9, 2020
April 6, 2020
May 4, 2020
June 1, 2020


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.