TH9: Life, Death and Sexuality
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Life, Death and Sexuality
Life, Death and Sexuality
TH9
NFQ Level:
8
ECTS Credits:
5
Module Aims
This module will apply the principles of Christian morality to the moral questions
concerning life, death and sexuality. It will introduce the students to the Christian
anthropological understanding of the human person, and to the rich theological and
philosophical heritage of Catholic thought on the sacredness and inviolability of
human life. At the end of the course, the students will have a detailed knowledge of
the anthropological, philosophical, theological, and scientific implications of some
developments in Contemporary bioethics. Furthermore, the module will introduce the
students to Catholic sexual ethics, tracing its development from Scripture, tradition,
and Church teaching. The students will be afforded the opportunity to apply their
understanding, both through seminar participation and a 3000 word written paper, to
a contemporary bioethical or sexual ethical issue. The module will familiarise the
student with the contribution of modern theologians to these debates.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
MO1 Identify and critique the core differences at the heart
of contemporary bioethical and sexual ethical
debates.
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PO6
MO2 Apply their knowledge of key moral principles,
scientific findings, and Church teaching to a number
of contemporary bioethical and sexual ethical issues.
PO2
MO3 Show the coherence between the Church’s
anthropology and the various positions it takes
regarding both bioethical and sexual ethical issues.
PO1
MO4Discuss the significance and relevance of the biblical
vision of man as male and female in relation to
contemporary Church teaching on sexuality and
marriage.
MO5 Evaluate the practical and moral implications of the
new reproductive technologies in relation to married
PO1
PO3
TH9: Life, Death and Sexuality
life and the generation of new human life.
Pre-requisite Learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not
enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not
enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section
Indicative Context
Assessment Breakdown
Essay: 3000 word paper:
MO2
Seminars: 2 x 1000 word papers:
MO1
End-of-module examination:
MO1-5
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Independent Learning
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TH9: Life, Death and Sexuality
Full-Time Hours per semester
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Lecturing input
Self-directed reading and revision
Self and tutor-directed reading of course material
Researching, structuring information, writing up
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