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ESS 380 - Science in Dialogue with Theology

3 hours
The relationship between science and faith often seems fraught in society today, but what is the true relationship between science and religion and how did this develop? Are science and faith in conflict, correspondence, or something more complex? This course will examine the relationship between religion (primarily Christianity, though other faiths will be discussed) and the practice of science. Starting with the origins of modern science, topics explored will include Galileo and the Church, the development of geology and geological timescales, Darwin’s theory of evolution, and young earth creationism. By means of reading from primary and secondary sources as well as guest lectures, students will gain tools to fruitfully engage this discussion.
GER: Physical Science Non-lab. Prerequisite(s): One lab science and two theology courses. UG