Welcome to the Introduction to Ufology course. This course comprises a series of 12 lectures written and recorded by Richard Dolan. Most lectures are followed by a reading assignment and quiz. There are also several written assignments during the course.
A proper study of Unidentified Flying Objects is a broad undertaking, involving many separate disciplines. Unfortunately, there are very few college-level courses that deal with this subject at all. Fewer still that make an effort to cover it in a balanced manner, and probably none that address the full spectrum of issues related to it.
This is a comprehensive overview of the UFO phenomenon for people of the 21st Century. It provides up-to-date information and analysis relating to the full history of UFOs, from ancient times to our own era, focusing on the most significant and instructive cases.
But there is much more to this course. We will be dealing with political issues, such as the history of the U.S. government and military/intelligence community in relation to UFOs. That is, we will analyze the cover-up. In so doing, we will find that UFOs pose a serious problem to that community, one that its members may not be handling as well as they would like. We may also conclude that at least some of the UFOs people are seeing are made by “us.”
We will also study philosophical and investigative problems brought about by UFOs, including how ordinary objects and events might fool us, and how they differ from “true UFOs.” Moreover, in an age of Internet, of Facebook and Youtube, when information practically overwhelms us, we will discuss how to separate fact from fiction, legitimate issues from fear-mongering or fantasy-peddling.
Then there are issues pertaining to science and technology.
– To the extent that these objects are craft, how do they operate?
– How is it that these beings often seem to have a mind-to-mind communication with us?
– What does that mean about human consciousness?
– What can a study of UFOs teach us about physics, dimensions, and the structure of our reality?
We must not forget the beings behind the phenomenon, whoever and whatever they are. For this course, we will assess the history and claims of contact, try to understand the nature of that contact, and perhaps puzzle out just who and what we are dealing with.
Finally, this course will try to peer into the future. We will look at the recent history of the “Disclosure” movement, analyze the difficulties and opportunities of ending UFO secrecy, and try to see what a post-Disclosure world might look like — the ultimate revolutionary experience.~ Richard Dolan
About the author, Richard Dolan
Richard Dolan is one of the world’s most prominent researchers and historians of the UFO phenomenon. He has written several groundbreaking histories and many articles on UFOs, as well as co-authoring a speculative analysis of the future. His YouTube channel is frequently updated with new material from his ongoing research, keeping everyone informed with his unique style and open minded research.
Richard was born in Brooklyn, New York. He studied at Alfred University in Western New York State, earning bachelor degrees in History and English Literature. During this time, he received a scholarship to study at Exeter College in Oxford University, where he earned a Certificate in Modern Political Theory. Richard was also a finalist for a Rhodes scholarship, and completed his graduate work in History at the University of Rochester. Prior to his interest in UFOs, he studied U.S. Cold War strategy, Soviet history and culture, and international diplomacy.
Richard’s latest updates and breaking news can be found on his YouTube channel. Details of his books can be found on RichardDolanPress.com. For exclusive members only content, visit RichardDolanMembers.com.
Introduction to Ufology Course Books
UFOs and the National Security State Volume 2: The Cover-Up Exposed, 1973-1991 is the mandatory textbook for this course.
- UFOs and the National Security State Volume 1: Chronology of a Cover-Up, 1941-197
- UFOs for the 21st Century Mind: A Fresh Guide to an Ancient Mystery
- The Alien Agendas: A Speculative Analysis of Those Visiting Earth
Introduction to Ufology – Lecture Titles
- What Are UFOs?
- Theories of Ancient Visitation.
- Into Modernity: Airships, Foo Fighters, and Flying Saucers: 1896 to 1969
- The Early Cover-Up, and those who fought it.
- Digging Deeper: The Breakaway Civilization.
- High Strangeness: UFOs from 1970 till 1990.
- UFOs from 1991-2012
- Contact and Abduction
- The Growth of Ufology, from the 1970s to today.
- Who Are They? What Are They? What Do They Want?
- Weird Science: Propulsion, Energy, Space-time, and Consciousness.
- Into the Future, Into Ourselves.
Introduction to Ufology – Student Testimonials
Richard Dolan’s course gave me invaluable insight into the UFO/UAP phenomenon that was accessible, stimulating and not without practical application. It was also a lot of fun and a real buzz to view bespoke content from the mind of a leader in the field. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in UFOs.~ SR, October 2019
As an academic myself for over twenty years , I find it a rare opportunity to learn first hand from the author of the text I am reading. Mr. Dolan’s academic pedigree and comprehensive research methods attracted me to also look deeper into the UFO phenomenon. Dolan’s course has already, in only a few weeks, provided the statistical research that has helped me to put aside my disregard for this subject. Discover the categories of evidence with Dolan and realize that just as Disclosure hasn’t yet occurred officially, it certainly is imminent. Thanks for the course!~ Steve Humphrey, Qatar
Although I’ve only just started the Ufology course, I have to say I’m very excited to be doing this. There are probably only a handful of people around today that I’d trust to teach Ufology to the kind of academic standard that would make such a course worthwhile, and Richard Dolan is most definitely one of them. After only one lecture I’m struck by Richard’s unique take on the subject and his ability to see through the quackery and folklore and focus on the best evidence for a UFO reality and what the implications might mean for us all regarding almost every aspect of our society and culture.~ Lorin Cutts, Portland, OR
As everyone knows, the field of Ufology offers very little in a standard study or organized instruction. Most are left to weed through internet materials, books or join organizations that offer training or guidance in an informal atmosphere. This class offers a first of its kind curriculum by a teacher, author, researcher and notable historian, Richard Dolan. His prestigious reputation, literary contributions and personal dedication to truths in the important subject of UFOs and disclosure, offers a realistic and complete course that will lay an informed and intelligent foundation of UFOs to anyone interested in this subject.~ AN
The most rewarding part of taking Richard Dolan’s class is the self- paced options and the very personal interaction and assistance he offers every student. As a teacher, he extends an intelligent pathway for the pubic to experience the structured and systematic processes to understanding the UFO phenomena. We, as a community have needed this type of instruction for a long time!~ Chase Kloetzke