Matters of Life and Death

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.

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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.