Science Conversation (SCICN)

The Science Conversation brings together students and faculty with a broad range of academic interests for a critical exploration of science within its historical, cultural, and social contexts. The program encourages a philosophically and theologically informed appreciation for the development of science, the relationship between reason and faith, questions of meaning and purpose, and the complex interplay of science and society. It is designed to illuminate the distinctive character of science and its relevance to the challenges facing our world. This yearlong program for a cohort of 24 sophomores consists of three courses (fall semester, Interim, and spring semester) and follows a “great books” approach with seminar-style discussions.

Semester

Fall
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • Foreign Language
  • GE/Elective
  • GE/Elective
Interim
  • GE/Elective
Spring
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • Foreign Language
  • GE/Elective
  • GE/Elective
Additional Information

All rising sophomores are invited to apply for admission to the Science Conversation, regardless of major or intended major. The program strives for the broadest possible mix of backgrounds and interests. Faculty members from the Science Conversation steering committee read and evaluate the applications. Applications are typically due in early March for the following academic year.

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK/PLACEMENT
  • Not applicable.
Placement
  • Not applicable.
Informational Events

Nothing available at this time.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Director, Science Conversation – Arthur Cunningham (cunninga@stolaf.edu)