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UFOs: Scanning the Skies Teach-Out
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Unpack the myths and facts surrounding UFOs
Following the release of the U.S. Pentagon UFO report, there has been a surge of interest in unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs). People across the world are gripped by the history of UFOs and the stories told by those who have witnessed them.
On this two-week course, you’ll hear from multidisciplinary experts to understand the importance of investigation and possible explanations for UFO sightings.
Understand what makes a compelling UFO report
The course will guide you through various UFO reports – a crucial aspect of the study of UFOs.
As you explore each one, you’ll learn what factors make a UFO report compelling and begin to understand what conclusions can be drawn.
Apply video analysis practices to UFO videos
You’ll have the opportunity to not only watch but also analyse UFO videos.
You’ll develop the skills and basic techniques used to analyse videos to critically observe UFO videos within the course, and beyond.
Discover how the UFO discussion relates to science and society
With a firm understanding of the history of UFOs, you’ll start to explore the position of UFOs within the larger conversation of science and culture.
Learning from the experts at the University of Michigan and beyond, you’ll hear from top researchers, and scholars in the field to develop your knowledge of the study of UFOs.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explain the history and cultural phenomena of unidentified flying objects (UFOs)
- Describe a range of possible explanations of UFO sightings
- Apply basic techniques used to analyze videos of UFOs
- Reflect on the connection between UFOs and science and society
- Summarise UFO reports and describe the study of UFOs
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about UFOs. You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience.
Who developed the course?
LocationAnn Arbor, Michigan, USA
World rankingTop 30Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
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