Course Schedule and Registration Information
Urantia Book Internet School (UBIS)
Registration for the April trimester will begin on Monday, April 6, and will end on Sunday, April 19.
1. Course Title: The Son of Man: A Focus on the Human Jesus (age 14-29)
Course Level: New Reader
Course Description: While living on Urantia, Jesus was both human and divine, the Son of Man and Son of God. In this study we will focus on Jesus, the Son of Man, from ages 14 through 29.
Papers: 126, 127, 128, 129
Teacher-Facilitator: Susan Flacks
A children’s librarian living in Trenton, New Jersey, Susan is married and has one son. She discovered The Urantia Book in 1974 in a college library and has been reading it ever since.
2. Course Title: The Ministering Spirits and Personalities of Nebadon, Our Local Universe Home
Course Level: All Readers
Course Description: Michael of Nebadon and our local universe Mother Spirit are our “literal” mother and father. They have created a vast number of beings to administer, minister, and maintain their creation. This study will explore the structure of our local universe governance, the ministering spirit groups, and the ascending sons of God within which human mortals are included.
Papers: 37, 38, 39, 40
Teacher-Facilitator: Ginger Heller
From Oklahoma, Virginia, Susan is a practicing child psychiatrist. She is a mother and grandmother and has studied The Urantia Book since 1973.
3. Course Title: The Death and Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth
Course Level: All Readers
Course Description: This course will study the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth as he completes his final bestowal as a Creator Son. We will begin our study with the Last Supper and will follow Jesus as he prays in Gethsemane, is betrayed by Judas, is arrested by the Roman soldiers, is tried before the Sanhedrin and Pilate, and is then crucified. Finally, we will study Jesus’ triumphant resurrection from the dead.
Papers: 182, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, and selected sections from 179, 180, 183, 184, and 190
Teacher-Facilitator: Judy Cosky
Judy lives in Michigan and is a long time reader of The Urantia Book, having discovered it 40 years ago. She is married with two grown sons and has a new granddaughter. She has an advanced degree in psychiatric nursing and has worked as a college instructor and psychotherapist.
4. Course Title: Understanding Mind: Our Bridge to an Eternity of Adventure
Course Level: Advanced
Course Description: The human mind, while conscious of values as well as of facts, is not over-endowed with consistency and wisdom. However, “mind is the indispensable channel of communication between spiritual and material realities.” The origin and role of the human, cosmic, and spiritual mind will be the focus of this course.
Papers: 8, 9, 16, and selected sections from 42 and 56
Teacher-Facilitator: Pam Maunakea
Originally from Hawaii, Pam moved to Southern California to attend college in 1973. She has two adult children and has been reading The Urantia Book since 1970. Pam works as a department business manager at a college near her home.
5. Course Title: True Religion: The Great Liberator
Course Level: All Readers
Course Description: One of the important revelations of The Urantia Book is related to what true religion is. How do we get to courageously live our own relationship with God? How do we move from mere belief to living faith? How do we live in God, with God, for God, and for the spiritual well-being of all, including ourselves?
Papers: Papers 100, 101, 102, 103
Teacher-Facilitator: Guy Perron
Guy Perron is from Montréal, Canada. He immersed himself in The Urantia Book in 2000, felt that no human could write like this, and perceived right away that he was blessed with a great and powerful work of love, a true revelation.
6. Course Title: The Inescapable Command
Course Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Course Description: “Be you perfect as I am perfect” is the inescapable command the Father has given as our eternal goal. Our topical study will explore pertinent teachings from The Urantia Book about this divine edict. We will seek to determine what this paradoxical injunction means, why it is our first duty and supreme ambition, and how we might meet this challenge effectively in our daily lives.
Papers: Selected sections from the Foreword and from Papers 1, 3, 7, 16, 26, 34, 36, 100, 101, 107, 108, 115, 117, 196
Teacher-Facilitator: Georges Michelson-Dupont
Georges has been retired from his business since 2010. He and his wife have been readers of The Urantia Book since 1970. They enjoy hosting study groups and seminars in their home in Recloses, France.
A message from the director of UBIS
Dear students of The Urantia Book,
Thank you for your interest in taking an online course with UBIS. If you are considering applying for one of the courses next semester, we ask you to carefully read the following information.
Thank you in advance,
Each UBIS course has been designed for beginning, intermediate, or advanced students of The Urantia Book. Before you subscribe, please ask yourself if you have the interest, the time, and the commitment to follow the entire session, which is ten weeks long and requires a weekly minimum commitment of five hours.
Teacher-facilitators are all volunteers and have dedicated a large amount of their time preparing these courses. It is expected that each student attend the course regularly.
Class size is limited so if you are not sure of your ability to fulfill the requirements, please refrain from registering at this time. You can always attend a future course. UBIS offers courses three times a year: January, April, and September.
We appreciate your cooperation.