OPEN JAN 08, 2021 – MAR 14, 2021 1,050 $
Foundations of Ethics
“What should I do?” Every person asks this question countless times throughout life. Each time he or she does this, each time one reflects over one’s choices or actions, one is engaging at some level with the discipline of Ethics. One of the most fascinating abilities of humanity is the ability to think about oneself, one’s actions, and the consequence of those actions. Christians, who don’t see themselves as the measure of all things, do not complete their ethical reflection with the question, “What should I do?” The Christian believer also poses the question, “What does God expect of me?” The intersection of these two questions constitute the heart of Christian Theological Ethics.
The course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the rich ethical tradition of our culture, both the Christian and the secular parts of that. At the same time, the student is expected to develop and expand his or her own ethical reasoning abilities.
TIME COMMITMENT6 HOURS PER WEEK
DURATION8 WEEKS + RESEARCH
PACETUTOR GUIDED
MODULSYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY
COURSE LANGUAGEENGLISH
VIDEO TRANSCRIPTAVAILABLE IN ENGLISH
DIFFICULTYINTERMEDIATE
CREDIT HOURS4
TOTAL TIME80 HOURS IN TOTAL INCL. LECTURE AND RESEARCH

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What you´ll learn

Ethics: Foundations of Ethics, Christian ethical themes
“What should I do?” Every person asks this question countless times throughout life. Each time he or she does this, each time one reflects over one’s choices or actions, one is engaging at some level with the discipline of Ethics. One of the most fascinating abilities of humanity is the ability to think about oneself, one’s actions, and the consequence of those actions. Christians, who don’t see themselves as the measure of all things, do not complete their ethical reflection with the question, “What should I do?” The Christian believer also poses the question, “What does God expect of me?” The intersection of these two questions constitute the heart of Christian Theological Ethics.
The course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the rich ethical tradition of our culture, both the Christian and the secular parts of that. At the same time, the student is expected to develop and expand his or her own ethical reasoning abilities.

Course Goals

  • The student summarizes the history of ethical development in our culture.
  • The student identifies the unique characteristics of Christian Ethics.
  • The student engages critically diverse ethical principles.
  • The student describes the links between Ethics and other theological disciplines

Acquired Skills

  • Making and justifying ethical judgments.
  • Engaging the Bible as the foundation of Christian Ethics.
  • Recognizing and applying diverse ethical principles and connections.
  • Demonstrating understanding and tolerance of nonconforming ethical positions.
  • Actively participating in contemporary ethical discourses and issues.
OPEN JAN 08, 2021 – MAR 14, 2021
1,050 $

Contents of the course in detail

Ethics: Foundations of Ethics, Christian ethical themes
  • History of Ethics from both Christian and secular perspectives
  • Biblical foundations for Christian Ethics
  • Principles of ethical reasoning
  • Ethics in the business world
  • Ethics and the environment
  • Ethics in the political sphere

Faculty

To be announced

Final exam

Online test

Evaluation and Grading

Class participation. (30%)
Oral examination. (30%)
Term paper. (40%)

Preparatory tasks for the students

required reading (30 hours)

Proof of achievement

to be announced

Required Reading

To be announced.

Additional Bibliography

To be announced.