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Units (Subjects)

Ethics

SMBC Certificate hybrid

SEMESTER 1 2021
Tuesday Daytime Unit

CT04

Sex, guns and babies – what is Christian ethics in a postmodern, post-Christian, culturally relativist, morally subjectivist world where "everything is OK as long as you are true to yourself". Can you give a Christian viewpoint on the mini-Pill, euthanasia, IVF, divorce and remarriage, same-sex attraction, war, gambling, or which political party to vote for? Can you explain what makes something right or wrong? Would you go to the funeral of an Asian friend where there will be ancestor worship involved? Why are Christians vocal about some ethical issues (e.g., euthanasia and abortion) but not others (health, welfare, immigration)?

In this unit we will: look at major ethical theories, construct our own Christian theory for ethics, and explore key issues in contemporary ethical debate.

Lecturer: Rev Rob Smith
SMBC certificate level
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Times: Tuesdays 9.25am-10.15am + 10.40am-11.30am
Dates: 9, 16, 23 February; 9, 16, 30 March, 20, 27 April; 4, 18, 25 May; 1 June 2021
Location: Roberts-Dale Campus, 140 Croydon Avenue, Croydon Park 2133
Credit Points and Costs:
ACT04 = 24hr - Audit (no assessments)  - $264 on-campus*/$238 off-campus*
CT04 = 24hr - ICCS - $744

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*2021 LECTURE MODES:
On-Campus:
 units in this mode are delivered face-to-face in the classroom only, with a limit on numbers (for Covid safety).
Off-campus: units in this mode are delivered live online only, that is, a mix of online lectures, videos, activities and interaction with lecturers and fellow students.
Hybrid: units in this mode are delivered both on-campus (limited face-to-face numbers) and off-campus (live online) concurrently.

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