Courses Catalogue

Religious Ethics

COURSE CODE: RED 3201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Primary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Religious Ethics explores fundamental moral sources and methods through comparative consideration of two or more major religious traditions. In doing so, it explores moral issues faced by individuals and communities from comparative theological perspectives, being particularly mindful of how the economic, political, and cultural structures in a religiously plural world affect those issues.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 The course is an attempt aimed at understanding a critical comparative study of the response of various ethical system and issues affecting the modern world as a way of contributing towards a morally and ethically up right world. The topics are to be discussed in light of major world religions like: Christianity, Islamic, Baha’i and African Traditional religious ethics and others.  It is again to provide students with an attitude of being trouble shooters on ethical issues in society and to be proactive in looking for answers to such ethical problems.

COURSE AIM

The course aims at enabling students to develop critical comparative study perspectives and appreciation of various ethical systems and issues affecting the modern world as a way of contributing towards a morally and ethically up right world. The topics are to be discussed in light of major world religions like: Christianity, Islamic, Baha’i and African Traditional religious ethics and others.  It is again to provide students with an attitude of being trouble shooters on ethical issues in society and to be proactive in looking for answers to such ethical problems.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

By end of the course unit, students should be able to:

  1. Internalize relationship between ethics and morals.
  2. Respect the religious ethical position of other religious traditions.
  3. Identify the root causes of deviant or bad behavior and also be part of solution seekers.
  4. Attain the necessary confidence to interpret various guides to decision making together with the component of moral act as a result you will be able to guide young learners in society.
  5. Use the knowledge and skills gained in this study to impart religious ethics in schools.

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