Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Geneve, Switzerland; Munich, Germany; Rome, Italy
- Program Terms: Spring
- Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
The course traces the development of science and religion through known human history, using astronomical discoveries to chronicle the positive and negative influences of religion over the past two millennia. The course content is largely covered in the winter quarter beginning with cosmology, progressing through chemical, biological, and hominid evolution to examine where life comes from and what being human means, followed by examining the lives several great scientists and concluding with topics in neuroscience that relate to the soul and the self. The course culminates in a 9-day learning adventure over the spring break to museums and exhibits in Europe featuring guest presentations and guided tours at sites in Italy, Germany, and Switzerland. A few of the sites include the CERN supercollider in Geneva, the Einstein Museum in Bern, Kepler's House outside Stuttgart, the famous Deutches Museum in Munich, the Galileo Museum in Florence, and the Vatican and the Vatican Observatory in Rome.
By the end of the course students will be able to:
a. Articulate the major historical developments in science and their religious connections
b. Identify the main religious influences on science's development
c. Describe how personal, cultural, and religious influences affect science
d. Contrast religious and scientific perspectives
e. Apply historical precedent to current issues of science and religion.
*This program runs every other year. Spring 2023 is the next offering.
This course includes both an online (2 cr) and study abroad (1 cr) portion. Students are required to take both sections as follows:
Instructor: Dr. Fraser Fleming, Chair of Drexel's Chemistry Department
Winter Term: Online class
Arrival Date: March 25, 2023
Departure Date: April 1, 2023
Itinerary Highlights Include:
Due November 15, 2022: $500 Advance Payment + $25 application fee
Due January 15, 2022: $1,995 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
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