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Theology and Science

Unit overview and content

This unit is designed to inform students about the major debates, ancient, medieval and modern, between the disciplinary views and methods of theology and science, with a particular focus on Christianity though with reference to other traditions where relevant.  The unit will explore some of the earliest evidence available about intersections between a theological and scientific world view and proceed to an exploration of major turning points in the intersection, taking examples from key points in history, and many decisive scientific insights.

Study hours

10 hours per week for 12 week semester, comprised of:

  • At least one hour per week for online lectures.
  • At least three hours per week of reading.
  • At least six hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments. 

Type of Assessment and Weight

  • Discussion Forum (30%)
  • Discussion Forum (30%)
  • Research Essay (40%)
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