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PHIL 337 - Science and Religion


Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C
Nature of science and of religion. Apparent conflict between science, religion, and magical thinking. Distinction between facts and values. Discussion of issues such as whether creationism and intelligent design are viable alternatives to the theory of evolution.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Students will be able to write clear, academically rigorous, argumentative essays.
  2. Students will be able to read complex texts, create original arguments, analyze the arguments of others, and express these criticisms orally and in writing.
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of philosophical traditions, their relevant concepts, theories, methods, and historical contexts.


UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
  1. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
  2. analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
  3. demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.



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