Introduction to Religious EthicsCourse ID: THEO 186
School:Arts and Sciences, College of
Credit Hours: 3
Course DescriptionReligious Ethics explores fundamental moral sources and methods in Christian ethics in dialogue with the ethical understandings of at least one other religious tradition, and with special attention to Roman Catholic thought. In doing so, it explores moral issues faced by individuals and communities from theological perspectives, particularly mindful of how the economic, political and cultural structures in a religiously plural world affect those issues. In this course, students will explore and compare the ethical understandings of Christianity and at least one other religious tradition. With respect to each tradition, students will learn about the foundational sources, doctrines, and questions that guide their ethical thinking.