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THEOLOGICAL ETHICS

Theological Ethics is not offered as a major at undergraduate level. For information on the five undergraduate modules on offer, consult the subjects Community Ministry and Congregational Ministry. Theological Ethics can only be taken at postgraduate level. All five of the following modules need to be taken.

Approaches to Research in Theological Ethics - HPTHE81
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module is designed to equip students with knowledge and skill to: identify and evaluate different approaches to the discipline of Theological Ethics, do research in the specific field of Theological Ethics; recognize and distinguish different research frameworks, designs and methodologies; evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various research approaches; develop and critique basic research proposals.
Research Report in Theological Ethics - HRTHE85
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: HPTHE81
Purpose: To allow students, under the guidance of a supervisor, to further develop their research skills. This will include the collation of reading and research material; the advancement of writing skills; the formulation and execution of an extended research report on a topic of their own choice within the broader field of Theological Ethics. The research design includes the submission of a viable proposal and the objective to develop and sustain interactive academic dialogue with the supervisor or promoter.
Comparative or Sexual or Medical Ethics - THE4801
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To enable students to become acquainted with frameworks for comparing the ethical orientations of religious traditions; or to address issues falling within the broad spectrum of human sexual behaviour; or to study of moral values and judgments as they apply to medicine.
Social or Environmental Ethics - THE4802
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To equip students with the ability to understand ethical issues in contemporary society thus increasing their capacity for providing solutions to these challenges. The module thus focuses substantially on the following: Social or Environmental ethical issues from a Christian perspective.
Feminist/Womanist Ethics or Ethics and Spirituality - THE4803
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To enable students to become conversant with contemporary ethical discourses with reference to either Feminist/Womanist ethics or Ethics and spirituality to provide learners with the necessary applied and theoretical competences to enable them to engage ethical issues in contemporary society, thus contributing to the enhancement of life in their respective communities.