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 explores a model for ethics in a pluralistic society. It examines 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 the legitimacy, relevancy, and cogency of those theories. The goal of the course is to provide students with a Christian framework of values and ethics, leading them to make decisions in a truth-relative world. This course addresses the interplay of norms in different moral situations and in cases of conflict of duties. We will examine moral issues of human life, sexuality, class relationships, management of resources, 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.