SOC 350 Science, Religion and Society Select Term:
This course investigates the relationship between religion and science from a historical and comparative perspective. It explores historical cases of conflict between religious authorities and scientists, reviews different religions’ approaches to scientific activity, examines the impact of positivism, naturalism, and materialism on secularist movements, and discusses contemporary controversies about intelligent design, stem cell research, and genetic reproductive technologies. The course concludes with a discussion of the place of religion in academic institutions and in the lives of scientists.
SU Credits : 3
ECTS Credit : 6
Prerequisite : -
Corequisite : -