Mar 24, 2023  
2021-2022 Hill Book (Class of 2025) 
2021-2022 Hill Book (Class of 2025)

PHL 211 - Cosmology and the Problem of Creation

Three Credits
Spring Semester

Examination of the relationship between science and religion from the perspective of cosmology.  From the presocratics to contemporary speculations about multiple universes, the course traces the emergence of the naturalistic understanding of the world within the religiously oriented Western cultural context. The response of the Church to the earth-centered medieval cosmos popularized by Dante, the sun-centered cosmos of Galileo, the mechanical universe of Newton, the Big Bang Theory, and the Multiverse will receive special emphasis.

Prerequisite(s)/Restriction(s): One 100-Level Philosophy course.
General Education Attribute(s): Catholic Intellectual Traditions, Natural Scientific Inquiry
Note: Students may not take both PHL 211 and PHY 193 - Science and Belief