Exploring Science and Religion

PHIL 213

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
  • NEUROSCI 233
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring