Two New Courses on Religion for Spring 2017

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The Ivan Allen College is offering two new and unique courses, titled "Science, Engineering and Religion: An Interfaith Dialogue" and "Global Religions and Community Engagement."

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These are two exciting new courses for the spring 2017 semester.

"Science, Engineering and Religion: An Interfaith Dialogue"
IAC 3803, T/Th 4:35 - 5:55pm

Course Description: This course seeks to prepare students for leadership in a globally-focused, multi-cultural technological world by ensuring their religious literacy and engaging in meaningful dialogue on contemporary topics spanning the boundaries of science, engineering and religion, particularly within the context of multi-faith diversity. The course addresses foundational material in the on-going dialogue between scientific and religious worldviews, as well as reading, research and in-depth discussion of wide variety of contemporary topics spanning science and religion (the specific topics addressed are student-prioritized). Service learning, including both site visits within the local Atlanta interfaith community as well as a community service project, will be included. This course is offered in collaboration with the new GT-Emory LAMP (Leadership and Multi-Faith Program), has no prerequisites, and is intended for Georgia Tech undergraduates of all majors and years. 

Prerequisites: (there are NO formal course prerequisites; open to UGs of ALL majors/years)

  • An eagerness to engage in open and constructive discussion on a variety of controversial topics.
  • An open-minded desire to learn more about other religious traditions and engage in interfaith dialogue.
  • A desire to better integrate your own spiritual life and worldview with your chosen career. 

Interested students need to contact Dr. Cressler directly (cressler@ece.gatech.edu) to apply for a permit to register for this course. Space is very limited. Act quickly! 

"Global Religions and Community Engagement" 
IAC 2803, T 1:05 - 3:55pm
 
Course Description: This course prepares students for leadership in a multifaith society through the study of global religions and active engagement with the diverse religious communities of Atlanta. It emphasizes community engaged learning through site visits and field research in collaboration with faith-based community partners. Through this course, students will come to understand the core beliefs and practices of the world’s major religions, with particular attention given to Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism. Students will also encounter the unique manifestations of these faith traditions in America and the particular needs and aspirations of Atlanta’s religious communities.  Part I of the course is reading intensive and discussion based. In Part II of the course, the class will visit religious sites in Atlanta. During Part III, students will work in teams to complete a community-based learning project. This course is part of the Leadership and Multifaith Program (LAMP), a collaborative endeavor between Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College and Candler School of Theology at Emory University (http://lamp.iac.gatech.edu).  It is an introductory course intended for students majoring in any field. There are no prerequisites.

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