1. Coursera

    Coursera Philosophy and the Sciences: Introduction to the Philosophy of Physical Sciences

    Overview What is the origin of our universe? What are dark matter and dark energy? This is the first part of the course 'Philosophy and the Sciences', dedicated to Philosophy of the Physical Sciences. Scientific research across the physical sciences has raised pressing questions for...
  2. Coursera

    Coursera Journey of the Universe: The Unfolding of Life

    Overview 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...
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    Coursera The Worldview of Thomas Berry: The Flourishing of the Earth Community

    Overview Thomas Berry (1914-2009) was a historian of world religions and an early voice awakening moral sensibilities to the environmental crisis. He is known for articulating a “new story” of the universe that explores the implications of the evolutionary sciences and cultural traditions for...
  4. Coursera

    Coursera Big History: Connecting Knowledge

    Overview We currently face unprecedented challenges on a global scale. These problems do not neatly fall into disciplines. They are complicated, complex, and connected. Join us on this epic journey of 13.8 billion years starting at the Big Bang and travelling through time all the way to the...
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    Coursera Confronting The Big Questions: Highlights of Modern Astronomy

    Overview An introduction to modern astronomy's most important questions. The four sections of the course are Planets and Life in The Universe; The Life of Stars; Galaxies and Their Environments; The History of The Universe. Taught by Adam Frank
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    Coursera The Evolving Universe

    Overview This is an introductory astronomy survey class that covers our understanding of the physical universe and its major constituents, including planetary systems, stars, galaxies, black holes, quasars, larger structures, and the universe as a whole. Syllabus Welcome to The Evolving...
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    Coursera Origins - Formation of the Universe, Solar System, Earth and Life

    Overview The Origins course tracks the origin of all things – from the Big Bang to the origin of the Solar System and the Earth. The course follows the evolution of life on our planet through deep geological time to present life forms. Taught by Henning Haack
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    Coursera From the Big Bang to Dark Energy

    Overview We have learned a lot recently about how the Universe evolved in 13.7 billion years since the Big Bang. More than 80% of matter in the Universe is mysterious Dark Matter, which made stars and galaxies to form. The newly discovered Higgs-boson became frozen into the Universe a trillionth...
  9. edX

    edX Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe

    Overview Despite spectacular recent progress, there is still a lot we don't know about our universe. We don't know why the Big Bang happened. We don't know what most of the universe is made of. We don't know whether there is life in space. We don't know how planets form, how black holes get so...
  10. edX

    edX Astrophysics: The Violent Universe

    Overview Interested in exploring the deadliest and most mysterious parts of our universe? Or, investigating black holes, which warp the very fabric of space-time around them? We will look at what we know about these objects, and also at the many unsolved mysteries that surround them. We will...
  11. edX

    edX Super-Earths and Life

    Overview Super-Earths And Life is a course about life on Earth, alien life, how we search for life outside of Earth, and what this teaches us about our place in the universe. In the past decade astronomers have made incredible advances in the discovery of planets outside our solar system...
  12. edX

    edX Our Place in the Universe

    Overview Mankind has always been driven to learn and discover how the Universe works. This pursuit is made possible by our inquisitive minds and our ability to think rationally. You are cordially invited to join us on a 4-week tour to see how we have come to our current understanding of our...