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UTS is pleased to offer a unique opportunity to study Unification Thought online with distinguished Unification scholar Dr. Claude Perrottet.

Please review the details below, then register at the bottom of the page:

  • Explore what UTS has to offer without paying for the course
  • Learn new material without the pressure of discussions or graded assignments and quizzes
  • Enjoy the flexibility of asynchronous (self-paced) learning


For students taking the course for credit, the course will begin on April 6 and end on July 24.

The course will consist of 16 weeks of class including a one-week break.

For students not taking the course for credit, the material will be made available from April 6, and students may enjoy the flexibility of a self-paced learning experience.

Unification Thought is a systematic presentation of themes discussed in the Divine Principle and speeches by Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Unification Thought in Context intends to familiarize students with the unique nature of that new thought system and how it relates to mainstream western philosophy. Key areas of philosophical investigation, as treated in Unification Thought textbooks, will be examined. The general framework and method of Unification Thought, with its strengths, limitations, and potential for practical application, will be clarified through this course.

“MOOC” stands for “massive open online course.” It is a model of learning that provides content to an unlimited number of participants free of charge.

Your instructor will be Dr. Claude Perrottet, a recognized expert in online courses, a trained scholar, and a published author with a Master of Divinity from UTS and a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion from Canada’s Laval University. Dr. Perrottet has served as the FFWPU National Leader of Switzerland, as the Missionary and National Leader to Albania, and as Secretary-General of the Research Institute for the Integration of World Thought here in the United States. He translated An Introduction to the Thought of Sun Myung Moon: Unification Thought and VOC Theory from the original Korean to English. He is the author of numerous academic articles on the Theologian Paul Tillich and on Immanuel Kant.He has also developed more than a dozen online courses, including the Unification Thought MOOC currently offered.

You will have access to pre-recorded video lectures by Dr. Perrottet, and you will be able to engage with the professor and other students through discussion boards, assignments, and more.

Yes! You may take the self-paced course for free to get a taste of the programs and courses offered by UTS.




Please contact if you have any questions. We look forward to assisting you.