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CENTRE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING - CHRISTIAN STUDIES

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KL 30M8 / KL 35M8 / KL 4516 / KL 4015
COMPARATIVE RELIGIOUS ETHICS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): None. Available to students at level 3 and 4 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13 as KL 35M8 / KL 4516.

The ethical dimension of any religion is key in understanding its doctrine as well as its history. Comparative religious ethics is a relatively new field that allows us to not only understand an individual religion in these terms but to begin to draw links between religious traditions. This course will focus on the ethical developments across the major world religions, using scripture to illustrate key aspects of the individual ethics of each religion as well as drawing out comparisons between them. Students will also be given the opportunity to reflect on the ways in which the world religions have reacted to modern events and evaluate their ethical responses.

Workbook for self-study.
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Level 3:
1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 2,500 word essay, 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

1st Atttempt: Level 4:
1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 3,500 word essay (30%), 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 3:
1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 4: No resit.