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The Urantia Book
New Reader Course
Spiritual truth-seekers and new readers of The Urantia Book are invited to attend this new course that has been specially designed to introduce the main themes and concepts of the book in a simple way in a friendly online learning environment.
Over the course of 10 weekly online discussion groups, novice readers have the opportunity to explore the vast treasures of The Urantia Book and ask questions in an open and supportive community of fellow truth-seekers.
An Overview of The Urantia Book Course
UrantiaUniversity provides both new readers and serious students a penetrating examination of some of the major themes and concepts presented in The Urantia Book through its innovative series of classes, An Overview of The Urantia Book. The classes are generally four-six weeks long and offered in an online classroom as a live interactive experience among the students and instructors.
This overview course of The Urantia Book has been designed in a series of seven classes to:
Topical Study Classes
UUI also offers experiential courses in Spiritual Living designed to support the “development of a majestic and well-balanced personality” (195:10.17) through the integration of a person's "thinking, feeling, and doing" functions.
All of UUI's curriculum reflects our underlying mission to facilitate the process of intellectual and spiritual transformation from material self-consciousness to higher levels of soul and God-consciousness.
Many UUI classes may be taken in one of two ways:
You will be given an opportunity when you register to declare which track you wish to pursue.
Highlights of the Introductory Course on The Urantia Book
The Introductory Course consists of seven sequential classes which include:
Topical Study Classes
Format & Scheduling of the Overview of The Urantia Book Course
UUI classes are conducted in an e-learning environment using our online Wikispaces classrooms where students engage each other on a real-time basis.
The seven introductory classes (#1001-1007) are offered sequentially starting in January. Each class is generally four weeks long, with breaks between classes of two weeks. Students register for each of the classes separately, and can start the classes at any time during the sequential process. There are no prerequisites.
The online classes consist of instructional videos, selected reading assignments, learning exercises, online class discussions, meditation exercises, and real-time webinars led by the instructor or facilitator.
A Weekly Class Plan or syllabus is posted in the classroom at the beginning of each week. The class plan tells students what to do during the coming week. It lists the reading assignments and learning exercises and contains links to the instructional videos, meditation exercise and other supplementary learning materials.Classes are asynchronous, meaning there are no fixed times that students must meet, except for the three live webinars which take place at a scheduled time on a week night or weekend. UrantiaUniversity's online classrooms are open 24/7 to registered students. Attendance is flexible. Students work in the classroom and participate in written classroom discussions at a time that's convenient for them.
An email blast will be sent to anyone who has signed up as a UUI member with information about registration and dates. Watch for announcements on this site.
Who Is the Overview Course For?
We have designed the Overview of The Urantia Book Course primarily to give less experienced readers a brief but meaningful survey of the major concepts presented in The Urantia Book. However, the course may also be a fruitful experience for any serious student of The Urantia Book.
Benefits of the Overview Course
This course provides a basic introduction to the major concepts of The Urantia Book and prepares the student for further, in-depth study of The Urantia Book.