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UFOs: Scanning the Skies Teach-Out


Unpack the myths and facts surrounding UFOs

Following the release of the U.S. Pentagon UFO report, there has been a surge of interest in unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs). People across the world are gripped by the history of UFOs and the stories told by those who have witnessed them.

On this two-week course, you’ll hear from multidisciplinary experts to understand the importance of investigation and possible explanations for UFO sightings.

Understand what makes a compelling UFO report

The course will guide you through various UFO reports – a crucial aspect of the study of UFOs.

As you explore each one, you’ll learn what factors make a UFO report compelling and begin to understand what conclusions can be drawn.

Apply video analysis practices to UFO videos

You’ll have the opportunity to not only watch but also analyse UFO videos.

You’ll develop the skills and basic techniques used to analyse videos to critically observe UFO videos within the course, and beyond.

Discover how the UFO discussion relates to science and society

With a firm understanding of the history of UFOs, you’ll start to explore the position of UFOs within the larger conversation of science and culture.

Learning from the experts at the University of Michigan and beyond, you’ll hear from top researchers, and scholars in the field to develop your knowledge of the study of UFOs.

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about UFOs. You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience.





2 weeks



U-M Credit Eligible



  • Teach-Out Experts