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Science, Religion and Ethics

What does Science, Religion and Ethics mean?

Science and religion represent two of the strongest forces in society today. While some entities view them as being conflicting and at odds with one another, other perspectives see them as simply complimentary components of a much greater whole. Issues such as stem cell research and evolution highlight the complex relationship between these two topics. Other issues such as abortion, euthanasia and war would fall into this theme. Ethics, which is the branch of philosophy that deals with values relating to human conduct, plays an important role in how this relationship between science and religion is debated and applied. This theme can contribute to greater understanding for those studying areas such as Anthropology, Biology, Business, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Geography, Health and Human Performance, History, Interdisciplinary Geosciences, Journalism, Native American Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Resource Conservation, Social Work, and Sociology.

General Education Courses

GLI Fellows should plan to take at least 3 General Education courses that relate to their Theme and Topic. For courses that address the issues of Science, Religion and Ethics, please consult the list below.

Course Number Course Name
ANTY 403E Ethics and Anthropology
ARTH 200H Art of World Civilization I
ARTH 201H Art of World Civilization II
ASTR 131N Elementary Astronomy I
ASTR 132N  Elementary Astronomy II
ASTR 134N Elementary Astronomy Laboratory II
ASTR 135N Elementary Astronomy Laboratory II
ASTR 142N The Evolving Universe
BGEN 320E Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
BIOB 130N Evolution and Society
BIOB 160N Principles of Living Systems
BIOE 172N Introductory Ecology
CCS 103X Introduction to Climate Change: Science and Society
CHMY 141N College Chemistry I
CHMY 143N College Chemistry II
CHMY 302E Chemistry Literature and Scientific Writing
CHMY 302E Chem Lit and Science Writing
CSCI 315E Computer, Ethics and Society
GEO 101N Introduction to Physical Geology
GEO 102N Introduction to Physical Geography Lab
GEO 105N Oceanography
GEO 106N History of Life
GEO 108N Climate Change
GEO 304E Science and Society
HSTR 226E Terrorism: Political Violence in the Modern World
HTH 475E Legal and Ethical Issues in the Health and Exercise Professions
LIT 373L Literature and the Environment
LSH 102HX Intro to South and Southeast Asia
LSH 151L Humanities: Bible, Greeks and Romans
LSH 152L Humanities: Medieval to Modern
LSH 160H Introduction to Asian Humanities
LSH 202X South Asia - Intro to India
LSH 327L Gender & Sexuality in English Fiction
LSH 494 Seminar in Humanities: Genres & Periods (upper-division writing)
M 105 Contemporary Math (Group II)
M 115 Probability and Linear Math (II)
NASX 303E Ecological Perspectives in Native American Tradition
NASX 304E Native American Beliefs and Philosophy
PHL 110E Introduction to Ethics
PHL 112E  Introduction to Ethics and the Environment
PHL 114E Introduction to Political Ethics
PHL 210E Moral Philosophy
PHL 241H History and Philosophy of Science
PHSX 205N College Physics I
PHSX 206N College Physics II
PHSX 215N Fundamentals of Physics with Calculus I
PHSX 216N Physics Laboratory I with Calculus
PSCI 250E Ethics and Anthropology
RLST 232HX Buddhism
RLST 234X Hinduism
RLST 236X Chinese Religions
RLST 238X Japanese Religions
RLST 381E Comparative Ethics
SOCI 130S Sociology of Alternative Religions

Elective Courses

If Fellows are unable to find General Education courses that meet their needs, elective courses may also be used. For elective courses that address the issues of Science, Religion and Ethics, please consult the list below.

Course Number Course Name
ANTY 336 Myth, Ritual and Religion
ARTH 434 Latin American Art
ARTH 464 African Art
ARTH 465 Spanish Art
BCH 110 The Biochemistry of Life
BCH 111 The Biochemistry of Life Lab
BCH 380 Biochemistry
BCH 480 Advanced Biochemistry I
BCH 482 Advanced Biochemistry II
CHMY 221 Organic Chemistry I
CHMY 222 Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHMY 223 Organic Chemistry II
CHMY 224 Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHMY 311 Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis
CHMY 360 Applied Physical Chemistry
CHMY 371 Physical Chemistry Qntm Chm & Spctrscpy
CHMY 373 Physical Chemistry Kntcs & Thrmdynms
CHMY 401 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHMY 403 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
CHMY 421 Advanced Instrumental Analysis
CHMY 442 Aquatic Chemistry
CHMY 445 Industrial Chemistry and its Impact on Society
CHMY 541 Environmental Chemistry
CSCI 270 Computer Modeling for Science Majors
CCS 291 The Science of Climate Change
GEO 151 Introduction to Fossil Fuels
GEO 211 Earth's History and Evolution
GEO 226 Rocks, Minerals and Resources
GEO 228 Earth Surface Processes
GEO 305 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
GEO 309 Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
GEO 311 Paleobiology
GEO 315 Structural Geology
GEO 320 Global Water
GEO 420 Hydrogeology
GEO 421 Hydrology
GEO 433 Global Tectonics
GEO 436 Subsurface Imaging in Archaeology
GEO 439 Applied Magnetics
GEO 443 Sedimentary Petrology
GEO 451 Petroleum Geology
GEO 460 Process Geomorphology
GEO 482 Global Change
GEO 488 Snow, Ice and Climate
HSTA 347 African American Religious Experience: Voodoo, Muslim, Church: Black Religion
HSTA 417 Prayer and Civil Rights
HSTR 242 History and Philosophy of Science
HSTR 315 The Reformation
JRNL 400 Ethics and Trends in Media
LSH 326 Stories East and West
LSH 342 Topics in Comparative Literature and Religion
NASX 403 Contemporary Tribal Resource Issues
PHL 301 Knowledge and Reality
PHL 311 The Good, the Right and the Beautiful
PHL 370 Philosophy of Religion
PHL 412 Ethics and Public Affairs
PHL 422 Environmental Philosophy
PHL 449 History of Moral and Political Philosophy
PHL 450 Contemporary Moral and Political Theory
PSCI 479 Ethics and Government
PSYX 320 Research Methods III
SOCI 318 Sociological Research Methods