Dec 01, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 317 - Issues in Physical Science and Religion

3 hours

Scientific method, truth, reality, logic and derivability, authority/inspiration, faith and reason in mathematics and physical sciences. Non-logical factors in acceptance of scientific statements as authoritative. Arguments for the existence of God. Causality, determinism and miracles. Scientific revolutions and paradigm shifts with relation to trends in religion and philosophy. Does not apply to a major in or minor in Physics.
This course is cross-listed with RELT 317 , School of Religion. A student may receive credit for this course from only one program.
Prerequisite(s): One year of high school physics or chemistry or one semester of college physics or chemistry; junior standing.