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The Science of Witnessing

Course Description:

The goal of this course is to invite participants/students to dialogue in which spiritual leaders, social activists, and scientists from psychology, sociology, communication study, business study, and philosophy talk about the essence and application of GSW in their working/research fields. One aim of organizing dialogues is to position GSW as a tool for awareness-based systems change in education, politics, economy, and society.

15 pre-recorded dialogues with our scientists and activists have been uploaded and are available in this course. Each dialogue is about 45 minutes and will be supported by relevant academic papers for further reading and a reflection task.

If you want to get 3 credit points for a Master’s degree, you should complete all reflection tasks and a final course assignment that requires both an intellectual written component showing mastery of the content of the instructional material and an artistic expressive component through any media of the student’s choosing.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • have an overview of research areas of GSW from psychology to system theory;
  • have an overview of application areas of GSW from sacred activism to politics;
  • find out your own research areas of interest of GSW; and,
  • deepen your research questions by discussing with the facilitator’s team.


Scientists / Activists

  • Module 1 – Kazuma Matoba
  • Module 2 – Thomas Hübl and Otto Scharmer
  • Module 3 – Otto Scharmer and Thomas Hübl
  • Module 4 – Ovidiu Brazdau
  • Module 5 – Axel Perinchery and Martin Bruders
  • Module 6 – Aftab Omer
  • Module 7 – Stefan Häfliger
  • Module 8 – Niko Schäpke
  • Module 9 – Roman Huber
  • Module 10 – Wendelin Küpers
  • Module 11 – Thomas Steininger
  • Module 12 – Lukas Herrmann
  • Module 13 – Beth Fisher-Yoshida
  • Module 14 – Bart Buechner
  • Module 15 – Ilene Wasserman
  • Module 16 – Georg Müller-Christ

Course Modalities:

Non-Credit Options

Lite Level – This course is delivered on-demand with no faculty interaction and is perfect for lifelong learners who want to go at their own pace and who are not interested in academic credit but still want to experience the course.

Audit-No Credit – If you would like to participate when this course is offered in our Live Virtual Classroom mode, you may attend the live faculty webinars but will not be required to submit assignments for credit.

If you take a few courses and decide you want to officially enroll in a degree program, you can gain academic credit for Lite versions or Audit-No Credit versions by paying the difference between these course fees and a normal academic fee, successfully completing quizzes, submitting your reflection journals and delivering a Final Creative Assignment that will be graded.

For-Credit Options

Live Virtual Classroom: Study that takes place within Ubiquity University, in which Ubiquity academic coursework is accomplished through attendance in Live Webinars, with faculty and student interaction being a part of the Live Webinar content. To receive academic credit, you must not miss more than 3 live sessions, you must complete the quizzes and submit any other required assignments (if any), and a final creative assignment for grading at the degree level you are enrolled in.

Internal Online Independent Study: Study that takes place within Ubiquity University, in which Ubiquity academic online coursework is engaged in independently on one’s own and does not include faculty interaction. To receive academic credit, you must complete the quizzes and submit your reflection journals and final creative assignment for grading at the degree level you are enrolled in.

The rules guiding our assignment collection and grading process can be found here: Ubiquity University Grading Policy

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We allow students at all academic levels to participate in our online courses. However, those students who are enrolled in MA or PhD programs are expected to offer a more sophisticated analysis on reflection tasks, writing assignments, and in the final creative assignment. You will be graded commensurate with your degree level. Except for the Final Creative Assignment, word counts are offered as guidelines. If you need to exceed the word counts to submit an MA or PhD level response, you may feel free to do so as long as the word count expansion is reasonable and necessary.

Course Contact Information:

Live Virtual Classroom macrocourses are delivered by faculty in live Zoom sessions. You will have a course facilitator who is available to answer questions and offer additional assistance and that information will be provided to you upon registration. Please do not email faculty directly with any technology or registration issues.

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