Postgraduate Course: Science and Religion in Literature (THET11037)
|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 issues of 'science and religion' through the lens of literature, both prose and poetry, spanning the last two and a half millennia. The aim is to develop a critical awareness of how the tensions between science and faith have been explored by great writers to a far wider extent than either traditional literary studies or the modern field of 'science and theology' has recognised.
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 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One essay of 3,000 words (80%);
In course assessment: 1,000 word seminar presentation (20%).
|No Exam Information
| After successful completion of this course, a student will:
1) have developed a critical awareness of how issues of science and religion have been widely explored in a range of literary works not traditionally associated with the topic;
2) have enriched their understanding of the complex interrelationship between science and religion through their reading of a range of fiction and poetry;
3) be able to enrich their reading of a range of fiction and poetry through an appreciation of dimensions of science and faith;
4) have engaged in effective cross-disciplinary reflections across theology, history, literary studies and science;
5) have demonstrated the ability to deliver a presentation to an audience drawn 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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