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 four 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, a course on the Worldview of Thomas Berry, and an integrating capstone on Living Cosmology. Each of these courses can be taken independently.

These are MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses) available on Coursera to anyone, anywhere on the planet. These are 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 and will be offered throughout the academic year beginning every 4 weeks.

Start dates for sessions:

July 2, 2018
June 4, 2018
May 7, 2018
April 9, 2018
March 12, 2018
February 12, 2018
January 15, 2018
December 18, 2017
November 20, 2017
October 23, 2017
September 25, 2017 
August 28, 2017
July 31, 2017
July 3, 2017
June 5, 2017
May 8, 2017 
April 10, 2017
March 13, 2017
February 13, 2017
January 16, 2017
December 19, 2016
November 21, 2016
October 24, 2016
September 21, 2016

Note: Beginning in April 2017, the capstone course will run on a 4-week schedule rather than the previous 12-week schedule.


Start dates for capstone course on Living Cosmology:

June 18, 2018
May 21, 2018
April 23, 2018
March 26, 2018
February 26, 2018
January 29, 2018
January 1, 2018
December 4, 2017
November 6, 2017
October 9, 2017
September 11, 2017
August 14, 2017
July 17, 2017
June 19, 2017
May 22, 2017 
April 24, 2017


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.