Historically, the Summer Seminar program organized by the Center for Science & Culture has included two seminars offered concurrently: the Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences, designed for students and professionals in the natural sciences and the history and philosophy of science, and the C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society, designed primarily for students and professionals in the humanities, social sciences, law, and theology. In the past, we have held these programs in person and participants have joined us from all over the world.
Due to the volatility and uncertainty of international travel, however, we have decided to reserve the above seminars for U.S. participants and instead offer a third program combining both tracks described above. This program is offered entirely online for international participants (outside the U.S.).
This International Seminar on Intelligent Design will cover a wide range of topics from the natural and social sciences and humanities and will meet jointly as a single program. Participants will benefit from instruction from prominent researchers, writers, and scholars, such as Stephen Meyer, Michael Denton, Michael Behe, Wesley J. Smith, Jay Richards, Guillermo Gonzalez, Robert Marks, John West, Casey Luskin, Brian Miller, and many others. Additional resources may be available for those wishing to dive deeper into specialized topics.
Format & Dates
March 31 | Application deadline (applications will be reviewed during the following weeks)
May 10 – July 11 | Self-paced online course featuring special video lectures, readings, and more
May 17 | Introduction to seminar directors and participants via Zoom
July 11–13 | Online question & answer sessions with seminar faculty via Zoom
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Will you be in the U.S. at the time of the program? If so, check out our in-person Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences and C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society.
Required application materials include:
(2) Copy of academic transcript
(3) Short statement describing your interest in intelligent design and its perceived relationship to your field of study and/or career plans
(4) Letter of recommendation from a professor who is familiar with your work and friendly toward ID
(or) Phone interview between the applicant and a seminar director
There is no application fee or tuition, and those admitted to the program will receive digital course materials free of charge, including books, articles, and other resources.