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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 at least one course from the 2000 level or above.

Courses in a 9-hour thread must be from a minimum of two departments. Courses in an 18-hour thread must be from a minimum of four departments. 

Required Thread Course  
IDS 1050FYW/IDS 1060/IDS 1070 Science and Religion Seminar 4 hours
Select Additional Courses to Meet Thread Requirements  
ANTHR-2630 ANTHR-2630
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 God and Science in Medieval Christian, Jewish, and Islamic Philosophies 3 hours
PHIL 2060 God and Science in Early Modern Philosophies from 1600-1899 3 hours
PHIL 2800 Mythologies Mythologies 4 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