Ethics is the task of moral reasoning. The goal of ethics is to work out the best ways to live. Throughout human history, people have had different approaches to ethics and different ideas about the best ways to live.
This advanced unit looks in-depth at various secular ethical theories and approaches as well as the ethical approaches and principles of the Bible. The aim of this unit is to help you develop an integrated methodology or way of thinking as you approach ethical issues.
In this unit we will do two main things:
We hope that by the end of this unit you will be able to integrate different ethical theories and apply a mixed model of ethics which will give you a moral framework you can apply in your own life, work and ministry contexts, particularly in regard to the challenges of living as a Christian in a pluralistic late-modern society.
|Workload||12 cps||12 cps|
|Status||Advanced elective||Advanced elective|
|Prerequisites||level 8, 48 cps||level 8, 48 cps|
|Teacher||Scott Harrower||Scott Harrower|
You should allow 10-12 hours of study time per week for this advanced unit. In the online version of this unit you should expect to watch pre-recorded video content and participate in regular online forums. Reading (critically) will form a significant part of your learning in this unit. In addition to the set reading for this unit we expect you will read more widely, particularly in researching for assignments.