Origins & Beginnings

One of the greatest human traits that sets us apart from all other life is the ability to reflect upon one's self, origin, and role in the universe. This focal study will present students with the backgrounds from varying disciplines in order to better ponder and address their own personal views on the beginnings of life and the universe.


Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.

Complete one course from each cluster.

First Cluster (complete 1 course)
PHIL 309 Philosophy of Religion 4 credits
REL 140/ANTH 140 Intro to Comparative Religions 2 - 4 credits
REL 240/ANTH 240 Topics in Comparative Religion 2 - 4 credits
Second Cluster (complete 1 course)
BIOL 170 Human Genetics 4 credits
BIOL 202 General Biology I 4 credits
BIOL 444 Evolution 4 credits
Third Cluster (complete 1 course)
SCI 170 Introduction to Astronomy 4 credits
SCI 172 Introduction to Cosmology 2 credits