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HIST 4891 Science and Religion in American History (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course explores the complex interactions of science and religion in the United States, with a particular focus on their roles in democratic politics. Beginning with the Scopes trial of 1925, it looks back to the nineteenth century's "pan-Protestant establishment" and Darwinian controversies, and then proceeds forward through the twentieth century to contemporary debates on issues such as biotechnology and climate change. Students read a wide range of primary sources and examine visual material.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Andrew Jewett

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II

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Last Updated: 08-Feb-17