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CHTH317 Special Topic

Paper title Special Topic
Paper code CHTH317
Subject Christian Thought and History
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
One 200-level CHTH or CHTX paper
Restriction
CHTX 317
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics.
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Learning Outcomes
To be advised
Teaching staff
To be advised
Paper Structure
Textbooks
To be advised
Teaching Arrangements
Course outline
Eligibility
Contact
theology@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

An examination of bioethical issues from the standpoint of Christian theology, generating dialogue between Christian theology and secular bioethics. Issues covered include euthanasia, abortion, IVF, suffering and justice.

This interdisciplinary paper offers the opportunity to discuss a range of contemporary bioethical issues from the standpoint of Christian theology and to bring the approaches of secular bioethics and Christian theology into dialogue.

Paper title Special Topic: Bioethics and Christian Theology (Advanced)
Paper code CHTH317
Subject Christian Thought and History
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Summer School, Summer School
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
18 200-level points
Restriction
CHTX 317
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Notes
May not be credited together with CHTH 217 passed in 2018.
Contact
Academic Liaison: Professor Paul Trebilco
Teaching staff
Lecturers: Dr André Müller (Theology and Religion) and Dr Simon Walker (Bioethics Centre)
Paper Structure
This paper will be comprised of 6 modules:
  • The History of Bioethics
  • Euthanasia
  • Abortion, IVF and the Sanctity of Life
  • Autonomy and the Theological Conception of the Person
  • Conceptions of Suffering and Health
  • Justice
Assessment:
  • Essay of 2,000 words (20%)
  • Essay of 2,500 words (30%)
  • Two-hour exam (50%)
Teaching Arrangements
On campus: Four hours of lectures per week, plus a tutorial

Distance: Four videoconferenced lectures per week. Recordings will be available for those who cannot attend live.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this course. A course book is available.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of this paper students will be able to:
  1. Articulate a response to a range of issues in contemporary society from the perspective of secular bioethics and Christian theology
  2. Discuss the ways in which the approaches to contemporary issues from the perspectives of secular bioethics and Christian theology are compatible and the ways in which they are different or conflicting
  3. Critique a range of historical positions adopted on bioethical issues facing contemporary society
  4. Outline tools and practices that enable constructive debate to occur on contemporary issues from various perspectives
  5. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different standpoints that lie behind approaches to ethical issues espoused within both secular bioethics and Christian theology

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Timetable

Summer School

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Summer School

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 09:00-10:50 2-7
Wednesday 16:00-17:50 2-7

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Thursday 13:00-13:50 2-7