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Science, Religion, and Society


Inquiry into the production and cultural meanings of scientific knowledge and technological change. Comparison of the function and rhetoric of scientific "truths" to other modes of truth-production, such as religion, and its application in policy. Topics include the conflict and dialogue between science and religion, rationality, the practice of science, environmental issues, and social change.

Satisfies a major requirement in Anthropology
Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought distribution requirement.


(Not offered 2015-2016; offered in alternating years.)