Marriage and Family: Dreams and Reality

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.

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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.