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Science and Religion

Science and religion both involve questions of knowledge: questions of what we claim to know and how we came to know it, questions of what we do not yet know and whether it can be known. At different times in history, and according to different thinkers, science's claims to knowledge have been seen as complementary to, or in competition with, or in conflict with, or simply of a wholly different kind than those of religion. The Science and Religion thread will combine the perspectives of several different disciplines on these questions of knowledge and belief, both historically and in the present.

This thread can be 9 or 18 hours.

Students must take courses from at least two course levels: 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000.
Courses in a 9-hour thread must be from a minimum of two disciplines. Courses in an 18-hour thread must be from a minimum of four disciplines, with no more than nine credits from any one discipline. 

Required Thread Course  
IDS 1050FYW Science and Religion Seminar 4 hours
Select Additional Courses to Meet Thread Requirements  
ANTHR 2630 Anthropology of Religion 4 hours
ENG 2260 Topics in World Literature: Religious Experience 4 hours
HIST 2180 Science and Religion in Western Tradition 4 hours
IDS 3280 Experiential Learning - Science/Religion Thread 1-2 hours
PHIL 2050 Medieval Philosophy 3 hours
PHIL 2060 Modern Philosophy 3 hours
PHIL 3210 Philosophy of Religion 3 hours
PHIL 3250 Philosophy of Science 3 hours
PHYS 1300 Astronomy 4 hours
RELIG 4260 Christian Theology from the Enlightenment to the Mid-Twentieth Century 3 hours