[F&ES 789E/REL 912H] / 2018-2019
Journey of the Universe (Dates TBD)
This six-week hybrid course draws on the resources created in the Journey of the Universeproject—a film, a book, and a series of twenty interviews with scientists and environmentalists. Journey of the Universeweaves together the discoveries of evolutionary science with cosmological understandings found in the religious traditions of the world. The authors explore cosmic evolution as a creative process based on connection, interdependence, and emergence. The Journeyproject also presents an opportunity to investigate the daunting ecological and social challenges of our times. This course examines a range of dynamic interactions and interdependencies in the emergence of galaxies, Earth, life, and human communities. It brings the sciences and humanities into dialogue to explore the ways in which we understand evolutionary processes and the implications for humans and our ecological future. This is an online hybrid course; no shopping period.