Religious Ethics

Course code RELT2022Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

What is the relationship between religious and ethical thought? This course introduces students to religious ethics as it has been dealt with by a number of thinkers from different traditions throughout history, with particular attention to western enlightenment and contemporary post-enlightenment concerns. The course will explore a variety of approaches to perennial ethical issues such as suffering, death, the problem of evil or theodicy, the interactions between secular and theological reasoning, and political and social justice.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Understand the complex relationship between religious and ethical thought in the western tradition;
2. Engage critically with the ethical reasoning of different religious thinkers;
3. Formulate responses to perennial ethical issues in religious thought and practice;
4. Demonstrate writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies in religion and theology.
ContentThe course addresses the complex interactions between religious and ethical thought.
Replacing Course(s)THEO1003
TransitionStudents who have previously completed THEO1003 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT2022. Other first-year and upper-level options are available for these students.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNA
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1 x 1000 word essay (25%)
1 x 2000 word essay (50%)
Online Discussion4 x 250 word discussion board (25%)
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term