History of Science, Medicine and Religion: London

This program is not offered this academic year. See this year's interims.

Basic information

  • Location: London | Map
  • Dates: January 6-29
  • Class requirement: Sophomore
  • GPA requirement: 2.00+
  • Cost: $4,110 (exact)

Travel to the historically and culturally rich city of London to thoroughly explore the city while learning about the great scientists who pioneered scientific thought.

London, one of the world's foremost cities, is a treasure trove of the history of religion, science and medicine, as well as all facets of culture. Throughout the Scientific Revolution and beyond, most scientists were individuals of significant Christian faith who perceived their work as both discovering the Creator's handiwork and worshipping God. Many struggled with apparent tensions between their discoveries and traditional teachings of the church.

This course will utilize London and its surrounding environments to explore predominantly the history of British medicine, science, and religion but also British life and culture. On-site visits within greater London will include the British Museum, British Library, Buckingham Palace, Churchill Museum, Florence Nightingale Museum, Hunterian Museum, Imperial War Museum, London Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Imperial War Museum, London Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Royal Observatory, Royal Society, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle. The course will include at least five day-long trips to Stonehenge and Salisbury, Oxford, Cambridge, Downe and Windsor. Class sessions will consist of lectures and discussions of assigned readings.

This course will fulfill the CCE requirement.

This course is an honors course and will be graded.

For more information on how to apply, visit the off-campus programs website.


Prerequisites: One course in the Natural World and one course in Religion, Philosophy or History, or permission of the instructor.


$4,110 (exact)



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