GCVM1037
Marriage and Family: Dreams and Reality

GCVM1037
Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GCVM1037 REL (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

GCVM1037 aims to introduce students to ethical issues in marriage and family such as cohabitation, adultery, open marriage, homosexual marriage, polygamy, divorce, having children, rearing children, and duties of grown up children to their parents. Different underpinning moral-social-political philosophies (liberalism, communitarianism, feminism, Confucianism) will be discussed and analyzed. Both the human aspirations and dreams about marriage and family and the reality of human nature and human society will be taken seriously. Both the arguments for and against a certain view will be critically examined so that students can have an informed and critical understanding of diversified moral views on a subject matter of major importance to them.

What do the students say about this course?

……相信每個人都必曾幻想將來的家庭會是怎樣,婚姻有多美滿,但現實與夢想並不一樣。老師會透過真實例子去探討現今社會中家庭及婚姻的轉變,課題對我們來說既熟悉又新鮮。而且老師亦不時跟我們互動,問問我們對婚姻的看法。

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Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.