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Ethics (THE624)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description An introduction to the principal patterns of theological reflection on the moral and ethical dimensions of life and their relation to moral philosophy. This unit is taught in three segments: the significance of ethics to theology, ethical theories and frameworks important to understand in the context of theology, and applied ethical considerations for society, daily life and professional practice. Moral and ethical questions of current and continuing concern will be considered in the light of the different patterns of thought and ideas.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the key issues relevant to Christian ethics
LO2 Display knowledge of the diversity and complexity of Christian ethical thought
LO3 Critically evaluate the key theoretical and methodological approaches which influence Christian ethics
LO4 Analyse arguments about ethical issues and think critically about ethical dilemmas
LO5 Apply learning from this unit to new and emerging ethical issues in social and professional environments .
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: 2 hours per week
Unit Learning Experiences Students learn through critical engagement with secondary reading, reflection on case studies, and through online discussion.
Assessment Online discussion - 10% (Weekly)
Assignment 1 - 1500 word essay 20%
Assignment 2 - 3000 word essay 40%
Examination - Closed book 30%
Prerequisites Enrolment in graduate level study.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Diploma in Chaplaincy (GradDipChap) [New in 2014]
Graduate Diploma in Theology (GradDipTheol) [New in 2014]
Master of Chaplaincy (MChap) [New in 2016]
Master of Divinity (MDiv) [New in 2014]
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Erich von Dietze
Manager Research Ethics

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6170
e: E.vonDietze@murdoch.edu.au
o: 330.1.006 - Chancellery, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-External
Dr Erich von Dietze
Manager Research Ethics

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6170
e: E.vonDietze@murdoch.edu.au
o: 330.1.006 - Chancellery, Murdoch Campus
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