GCVM1045
Matters of Life and Death

GCVM1045
Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GCVM1045 REL (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

GCVM1045 aims at helping the students to develop a critical understanding of issues concerning life and death such as suicide, abortion, euthanasia and grief. Ideas of life and death in philosophical and religious traditions such as Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism, Christianity, German idealism, existentialism etc. will also be discussed. Through different learning activities, it is expected that students could have a better understanding of the meaning of life and death, develop a positive attitude towards life and cultivate a genuine respect for the value of life. The course also intends to equip students with not only the knowledge about values and beliefs concerning life and death in different religious and philosophical traditions and cultures, but also help them to appreciate beliefs other than their own. Lastly, this course seeks to increase the students’ ability to explain and critically evaluate their own personal beliefs and develop practical skills in coping with relevant problems.

What do the students say about this course?

生與死的距離,有多近又有多遠呢?大家都生存着,但又有多少人了解生存的意義?大家都知道我們終有一天會離世,但又有多少人真正理悟死亡?這個課程正好為大家提供多角度去探討生死,令大家重新反思生死、反思生活。

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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.