IDIS-310 History of Physical Science
Integrative Studies/ Capstone. An examination of natural philosophy in the 17th century and of major developments since then in the physical sciences (predominantly physics and chemistry). Particular attention is given to the philosophical and religious background of scientific ideas and the institutional context in which science develops. A central theme of this capstone course will be the investigation of the interaction of science and religion with a view toward articulating a critical reformed Christian perspective on this historical development. Some primary texts will be considered. Prerequisites: developing a Christian mind, History 151 or 152, Philosophy 153, Religion 121 or 131, junior or senior standing, and a declared major in the natural sciences, or approval of the instructor.