Postgraduate Course: Cosmos, Cell and Creator (THET11035)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||An exploration of key issues recently explored in the science-theology field. Attention will be given to Big Bang cosmology, biological evolution, the neurosciences, the soul/mind problem, and the end of the universe. The aim is to foster an in-depth understanding of the role of religious belief in modern scientific practice and the challenge of science to religious orthodoxies.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This is a graduate-level course. Please confirm subject prerequisites with the Course Manager.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||20% on seminar presentation of 1,000 words and participation in weekly seminars;
80% on one essay of 3,000 words.
|No Exam Information
| After successful completion of this course, a student will:
1) be able to demonstrate understanding of some of the key areas in the current science-religion interface, including cosmology, evolution and neuroscience;
2) be able to engage critically with key textual sources in the field;
3) be able to engage in effective cross-disciplinary conversations;
4) have developed an awareness of the particular contexts of the contemporary interactions between science and theology;
5) be able to demonstrate the ability to deliver a presentation for a seminar and to engage in constructive dialogue with students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Mark Harris
Tel: (0131 6)50 8914
|Course secretary||Ms Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
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