Course Description

Engage Individually with Literature to Make a Positive Change in the Classroom

Launch a critical dialogue using The Hidden Reality:  Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos. Engage individually with the subject matter in this book to make a positive change in the classroom. Read and analyze this book to equip yourself with a new point of view within the field of education.

This course allows you to engage individually with literature to make a positive change in the classroom. It is one of many in the University of San Diego’s R.E.A.D. Series that allows you to complete your reading and assignments at your own pace and when it is convenient for you! After completing a R.E.A.D. Part I course, you have the option to journey further into the subject matter by electing to then enroll in the corresponding R.E.A.D. Part II Series course for an additional two- units.

Learner Outcomes

  • Reflect on how literature informs the field of education
  • Summarize literature related to teaching and learning
  • Analyze the theoretical framework, themes, content, and organization of literature related to teaching and learning
  • Critique the perspective and relevance of literature related to 21st Century teaching and learning
  • Contextualize the subject matter of the book in today's classroom and educational environment

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours


  1. Read book. Course instructions will be available upon enrollment under your student account.
  2. Process what you have read and:
  • Compose a reflection of the book and how the subject matter effects you as a teacher
  • Prepare a book review

Steps to Completion:

  1. Upon receipt of enrollment and payment confirmation by email, detailed course instructions will be available under My Courses in your account at http://PCE.sandiego.edu.
  2. Upon completion of all assignments, you will submit an electronic file of your completed work by uploading it to the course under My Courses in your account at http://PCE.sandiego.edu.

Who Should Attend:  This course provides continuing education for teachers (math and science), and other educators who are interested in earning professional growth in a variety of subjects, through the powerful activity of reading.

Course Materials: The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos by Brian Greene, available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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