Exploring Science and Religion


This Transformative Ideas course, geared to sophomore STEM majors, introduces the most pressing questions about science and religion. Core topics will include faith and reason; the origins of the universe; the existence of fine-tuning; evolution, randomness and design; the neuroscience of free will; the science of the soul; and science and morality. Other possible topics may include: recent theories of consciousness in psychology; the relationship between God and time; God and the epistemology of mathematics; religion and advances in AI; the neuroscience of religious experience; the possibility of miracles; and historical episodes in the development of science vis-à-vis religion.
Curriculum Codes
  • STS
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • ETHICS 213
  • PHIL 213
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring