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New physics and religion course available for spring semster

A new course balancing science and religion will be offered at UW-Madison next semester. 

 

Physics 222, created by UW-Madison physics professor Marshall Onellion, will consist of topics including relativity, quantum mechanics and cosmology. According to Onellion, only high school algebra is required and students of any year or major can take the course.  

 

Onellion said he decided to create the course after reading the Qurran and discussing with co-workers the relationship between science and religion. 

 

I was aggravated by society talking about science and religion like a football game where you have to pick sides and stick to those sides,"" he said. ""I wanted to address the way I saw things - religion and science as complimentary.""  

 

Onellion has taught a science and religion course for the university's First Year Interest Groups in the past but said he wanted to teach a course involving a greater focus in physics. 

The goal of Physics 222 is to study physics and how it is modified, accepted and challenged in different social and religious cultures.  

 

Students who take the course will receive a writing intensive credit and quantitative reasoning B completion.  

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The Spring 2009 schedule of classes will be available beginning Oct. 24, according to the Office of the Registrar website.  

 

For more information on Physics 222, contact onellion@wisc.edu.  

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