This interactive online course is an introduction to the exciting new field of Science and Religion with a special emphasis on the modern origins debate. Participants will examine various approaches to the relationship between science and religion and then construct THEIR personal points of view.    
  • No residency requirement.
• Small class size: maximum of 20 students.
  • In the first four months, students will complete an introductory Science & Religion course. This course is listed as CHRTC 350: Science & Religion in the University of Alberta course callendar.
• 25 hours of online lectures
• 15 hours online webinars (one every two weeks)
• Topics include: definitions of religion, definitions of science, models relating science and religion, intelligent design in nature, Galileo affair, geology & Noah’s flood, Darwin’s religious beliefs, evolution vs. creation debate, Interpretations of Genesis 1-11, and the problem of evil.
       12 written assignments amounting to a total of 10,000 words
  • In the second four months, students will focus on projects of their choice..
• Possible topics: historical figures in science & religion and the origins debate, interpretations of passages from Genesis 1-11, original sin & evolution, historicity of Adam & Eve, evolutionary psychology & Christianity, evolution and theodicy, education & origins, intelligent design and evolution.
      5000 word paper (or two 2500 word papers)
      1 hour online audio-slide presentation (or three 20 minute presentations)
  • None. Just interest in the topic!
• Acceptance is based on an online interview with Professor Lamoureux.
  Contact Professor Lamoureux at:    
  Computer Requirements  
  • A computer with a video camera, a microphone and speakers.
• We will be using ADOBE CONNECT. To see if your computer meets the requirements Click Here.
  Syllabus & Schedule  
  Starting January 2015 TBA       
  Course Materials for Phase I  
  All course materials are online and FREE to download. Click the Gray Boxes at the top of this page.    
  Class Audio-Slides   25 hours of online lectures in power point slides  
  Class Notes 200 pages of notes that follow the audio-slides  
  Class Handouts 100 pages of diagrams used in the audio-slides  
  University of Alberta Bookstore      
  Prepared course packs of the Notes and Handoutss can be order from the University of Alberta Bookstore.  
Click Here   Then click Textbooks at the top menu bar & scroll down to CHRTC 350.
© Denis O. Lamoureux
Last revised 3 November 2014