Moral Theology will introduce participants to the moral principles and convictions that give meaning to our actions, as well as examine the role Scripture, the Church, and conscience play in shaping how we act and how our behaviour is a response to the human community.


GENERAL COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Introduction.
  • The Spiritual and Sacramental Life.
  • The Reign of God.
  • Conscience.
  • Sin and Conversion.
  • Medical Ethics.
  • Human Sexuality.
  • Social Justice.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND HIGHLIGHTS:

Week 1: Introduction to Moral Theology and the Spiritual and Sacramental Life

  • Introduce Moral Theology.
  • Learn about the Spiritual and Sacramental Life.

Week 2: The Reign of God and Conscience in the Moral Life

  • Consider the Reign of God
  • Understand Conscience in the Moral Life.

Week 3: Conscience in Moral Decision Making and Sin and Conversion

  • Consider Moral Decision Making.
  • Discuss Sin and Conversion.

Week 4: The Gift of Life and the Ethics of Health and the Context of Human Sexuality

  • Learn about the Gift of Life.
  • Consider the Ethics of Health.
  • Understand the Context of Human Sexuality.

Week 5: Issues in Human Sexuality and Social Justice

  • Learn about Human Sexuality Issues.
  • Understand Social Justice.

INSTRUCTOR:

Sandra Talarico

 

TEXTBOOK:

Connors, Russell. Christian Morality. Loyola Press, 2006.

 

REFERENCES:

The Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The Holy Bible.

 

ASSESSMENT:

Moral Theology consists of ten lessons and ten assignments, with each assignment weighted at 10% (percent) of the total grade.

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

• You must have Internet access. A high speed connection, either ADSL or cable, is recommended.
• You should know how to use a web browser to navigate the web to locate educational resources and download files.
• You will need the files management skills necessary to create directories, and to save and retrieve files.

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