Fellow UTS Alums:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families in these times that try all of us. 

Feel a little confined? Looking for something more to do?

We want to inform of a new academic initiative at UTS that can serve alums and new students alike. 2020 marks the first year that UTS can offer its own MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) course and this one can be followed for free by any of you. 

For any of you contemplating doing an additional degree at UTS in the future or completing your still unfinished UTS degree, this will allow you to take a new course with us at a greatly discounted price on the topic “Unification Thought in Context.” 

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) were first pioneered by the University of Manitoba in Canada in 2008 and then taken to new levels by institutions such as Stanford and MIT in the previous decade. 

Unification Theological Seminary’s first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) “Unification Thought in Context,” will be taught by Dr. Claude Perrottet, an expert in Unification Thought. Dr. Perrottet, a UTS alum where he earned his Master of Divinity, translated An Introduction to the Thought of Sun Myung Moon: Unification Thought and V.O.C. Theory from the original Korean to English. While completing his doctorate at the University of Laval in Quebec, Dr. Perrottet translated a number of famed Theologian Paul Tillich’s yet untranslated essays from the original German. 

Professor Perrottet is recognized for his published work on Immanuel Kant and he has been invited as a speaker at several academic conferences both in the Americas and In Europe. 

While a top-rate academic, Dr. Perrottet is easy to relate to. He and his wife Hitoko served as National Leaders of Switzerland; he has also served as a Missionary in Albania. Students find Dr. Perrottet an engaging professor and his online classes, such as this one, have been exceptionally well received.

Again, Students have the option of taking the course for no credit (without charge) or taking the course for credit. Take advantage of this class as the first step in earning a graduate certificate (just five more classes after this one), a Master degree (just 15 more courses after this one), or completing a second UTS degree. 

Online study at UTS is doable, affordable, and very learner-friendly. Please consider joining us for this class.

The class for credit is available to no more than fifteen students, so we encourage you to register early at the link below. Please contact us at mooc@uts.edu if you have any questions.

Stay safe!

Thomas J. Ward
Unification Theological Seminary

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