W3601: Atoms and Eve: Exploring Science and Religion in America | C. Rock-Singer

Undergraduate Seminar

This course will explore central concepts at the intersection of science and religion, including knowledge, practice, community, agency, and the body. The course will begin by asking: What is science? What is religion? How should they be related? Students will then read a range of theoretical, anthropological, and historical texts that present points of contact, tensions, similarities, parallels, and conflicts between science and religion. There will be a special emphasis on case studies from the American context, and a final project will enable students to explore religion and science in New York City.