[Blueboard] A new course on science and religion

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Thu Jan 17 14:38:41 PHT 2002

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies will offer a new course in the 
First Semester of SY 2002-2003.  Seniors may take this as a free elective:

IS 163.8 - Contemporary Issues: SCIENCE AND RELIGION

3 units
T-Th, 3:00-4:30 pm
Dr. Ma. Assunta C. Cuyegkeng
     This course will address the impact of science and technology on the 
practice of our faith in the 21st Century.  Key topics may include: The Big 
Bang and God's Existence, Time, Human Life and Personhood, Environment, and 
Sustainable Development.
     It will begin with a discussion of different types of knowledge and the 
frameworks being used by sciece and religion.  Each issue will then be 
presented with background literature, existing data, and directions of inquiry 
and research.  Questions arising from scientific inquiry or practice will then 
be considered within the frameworks of faith, morality and ethics, as may be 
applicable for that issue.  These topics will show the breadth of questions in 
our lives that are science-based, but which need the framework of theology and 
philosophy for a more holistic understanding of these issues.
     The course will draw largely on the Christian religious traditions, 
keeping in mind current developments in Filipino Christian theology.  The 
course will include include case studies which touch on these contemporary 
issues, as well as interdisciplinary discussion among the students and invited 
lecturers who may come from various disciplines.

Course pre-requisites for non-science majors: Sc 10, Th 121, Ph 101
Course pre-requisites for science majors: 20 units of natural science/ 
mathematics, Th 121, Ph 101

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