Online Class: UFO Studies

Online course helping students to decide for themselves if there is real UFO phenomenon warranting more scientific study.

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Course Description

Unraveling the Cosmic Conundrum: Life Beyond Earth

The mysteries of the universe have always captured human imagination, with one query standing out amongst them all: Are we alone? From the mesmerizing movements of unexplained lights to stories of close encounters, the enigma surrounding extraterrestrial life has remained largely unsolved. This course delves deep into this cosmic puzzle, providing you with an expansive overview of our current understanding, data, and speculations regarding the existence of intelligent life beyond our planet.

Is There Life Beyond Earth?

Although we've yet to discover definitive evidence of intelligent extraterrestrial life, the vastness of the universe suggests endless possibilities. Given the countless galaxies, each brimming with stars and potentially habitable planets, the odds of us being the only intelligent beings seem slim. But where might this life reside? Many planets within our solar system have conditions that render them inhospitable to life as we know it. Hence, our search often turns to exoplanets—worlds beyond our immediate cosmic neighborhood.

Encounters of the Known Kinds

The Center for UFO Studies has devised a classification system for reported encounters with unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Close encounters of the first kind involve sightings of mysterious objects or unexplained luminous phenomena. The second kind goes a step further, with these UFOs purportedly leaving tangible evidence on Earth, such as radioactive traces or physical imprints. The most tantalizing and controversial category, encounters of the third kind, centers on alleged interactions with extraterrestrial beings, frequently tied to narratives of alien abductions.

Historical Accounts and Modern-day Sightings

Throughout history, from ancient manuscripts to contemporary digital media, people have recounted tales of strange objects and beings from the skies. While some of these accounts might be attributable to natural phenomena, others remain baffling. How do we discern between mere folklore, optical illusions, and potential genuine extraterrestrial encounters?

Government Secrets and Speculations

Rumors have long circulated that governments around the world, particularly the U.S., have secret knowledge about UFOs and might even possess remnants of alien technology. Recent declassified files have ignited more interest in these theories. Are these just products of overactive imaginations, or could there be kernels of truth in these tales?

Evidence, Science, and Skepticism

Although narratives and anecdotal evidence abound, concrete scientific proof of extraterrestrial life remains elusive. This course will provide a balanced exploration, juxtaposing compelling evidence against skepticism, guiding you through the maze of data, interpretations, and potential implications. We'll delve into accounts from reliable witnesses, scrutinize documented evidence, and evaluate the credibility of various claims.

Concluding Thoughts

By the end of this course, armed with a wealth of information and a critical perspective, you'll be better positioned to form your own opinions. Is there a genuine phenomenon that merits rigorous scientific inquiry? Or might the answers lie within our psyche, reflecting our profound desire for connection and understanding in this vast universe?

Enroll today, and journey through the cosmos, exploring one of humanity's most profound questions: Are we truly alone?

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  • 6 Months to Complete
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Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.7 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(990 votes)

Lesson 1: The UFO Controversy

What is a UFO and why is it such a controversy? 59 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video A : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Lesson 1 Video B
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Why do we question the background of those who claim to see UFOs?
  • Complete Assignment: Why are there fewer reports of UFO's in this Era than other Eras?
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: The UFO Coverup

Are UFO sighting and evidence of intelligence life on other planets being covered up by world governments? Additional lesson topics: Air Force's Secret UFO files 45 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video A : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Lesson 2 Video B
  • Lesson discussions: Visited by Aliens
  • Complete Assignment: Why Cover Up?
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: UFO Congressional Hearings

UFO Congressional Hearings, United Nations UFO Agency, Vatican Files/Blue Book Connection. Additional lesson topics: UFO Hunters 38 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video A : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Lesson 3 Video B
  • Complete Assignment: Congressional Hearings
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: UFO Case Histories

Let's investigate UFO case files throughout history and around the world. Additional lesson topics: Foo Fighters Cover Up 37 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video A : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Lesson 4 Video B
  • Complete Assignment: Foo Fighters -- Beginning of a Cover Up?
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Roswell Incident and Area 51

Let's explore the myths and realities of the Roswell Incident and the legendary military base 'Area 51'. Additional lesson topics: Roswell Incident 43 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video A : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Lesson 5 Video B
  • Lesson discussions: Alien Technology; Government Coverup
  • Complete Assignment: Roswell 1947
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Crop Circles

Exploring the myths, facts, and outright hoaxes regarding 'crop circles'. 45 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video A : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Lesson 6 Video B
  • Complete Assignment: Crop Circles -- Hoax or Not?
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: UFO Abductions

The International Center for Abduction Research (ICAR) is an organization involved in investigating those who claim to have been abducted by aliens. ICAR provides accurate information to therapists and other individuals interested in abductions. Additional lesson topics: UFO Case Abduction Files 73 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video A : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Lesson 7 Video B
  • Complete Assignment: Watch Fire in the Sky
  • Complete Assignment: UFO Abduction Case Files
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: UFO Sightings in Mexico and other Video Clips

In recent years, UFO sightings in Mexico are at an all-time high. Amateur videographers have captured hundreds of hours of unexplained UFO sightings. 25 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Life on Other Planets
  • Complete Assignment: Video Technology and UFO Sightings

Lesson 9: Additional UFO Resources

This course would be remiss if you weren't steered toward the enormous amount of UFO resources available on the Internet. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video A : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Lesson 9 Video B
  • Lesson discussions: Final Course Poll - Your Opinion; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete Assignment: Do Aliens Exist?
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the UFO controversy.
  • Summarize the UFO coverup.
  • Summarize UFO congressional hearings.
  • Describe UFO case histories.
  • Describe the Roswell Incident and Area 51.
  • Describe the evidence and theories behind Crop Circles.
  • Describe the evidence of UFO Abductions.
  • Summarize popular UFO sightings including the recent UFO Sightings in Mexico.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: UFO Studies
Course Number: 7550452
Lessons Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars (990 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: September 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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  • "Mac is the best. I enjoy his courses and love the enthusiasm he brings to his videos and he is always available for comments and has helpful suggestions and resources." -- Diana C.
  • "If you have any interest in UFO's whatsoever, this is the course for you. The instructor is very knowledgeable and the course content is excellent and very educational." -- Joe L.
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