Theology, Science, and Culture
At Santa Clara, we strive to educate students with theological and religious literacy to help navigate a world in which political and military conflicts involve clashes between cultures and theological worldviews. We offer students the intellectual tools to step back and clearly perceive the place of science and religion as harbingers of truth in their own cultures.
In this report, we will discuss theologians and engineers in dialogue with their students about chaos theory, suffering, and beauty, as well as a team-taught, cross-disciplinary course in genetic engineering and ethics.
Markets, Inequality, and Poverty
We encourage students to develop compassion, to immerse themselves in the realities of those who are on the margins of society, and then reflect on the meaning of these experiences in their own lives.
In this report, we talk about the Global Women’s Leadership Network, which sends both male and female business students abroad to not only help those in underdeveloped regions, but also to transform themselves. We also relate how an economics professor shares with students his research on economic growth and happiness inequality.