Understanding Christian Ethics in a Pluralistic Society

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GCVM1067 REL (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

GCVM1067 presents a model for ethics in a pluralistic society, examining the ethical theories of obligation and value from secular and Christian perspectives. The lectures survey various ethical systems, identify unstated assumptions in ethical theories, and evaluate those theories for legitimacy, relevancy, and cogency. The goal of the course is to provide learners with a Christian framework of values and ethics, leading them to make decisions in a truth-relative world. This course addresses the interplay between norms in differing moral situations and in cases of conflict of duties. We will examine moral issues of human life, sexuality, class relationships, management of resources, and law and authority in conflict situations. Students will be encouraged to think critically, and to establish their own moral reasoning rationally.


Notes for all GE courses

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