ROMAN CATHOLIC SEXUAL ETHICS (CE-2003)

(09/07/2021-12/17/2021)

Course Memo

SPRING 2022

This seminar course will examine human sexuality from the perspective of the Roman Catholic tradition as experienced in various cultural contexts and in dialogue with other religious traditions.  The investigation includes an examination of the Church teachings and studies by leading theologians that explore topics such as marriage, family life, single life, and celibacy. The interreligious component seeks to foster a dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and other faith communities concerning the core topics of the course. Method of evaluation consists of two 8-10 page papers (mid-term and final), weekly moodle posts,  and group presentations. The course is intended for MA/MTS, MDiv students. PHD and DMin students are welcome but must register for a course upgrade and complete a 20 pages research paper for their final paper. [20 max enrollment; Auditors excluded]

SPRING 2023

This seminar course is designed to introduce students to Catholic thinking on sexuality. This investigation includes an examination of the official Church teachings and studies by leading theologians that explore topics such as marriage, family life, single life, and celibacy. The goal is to present a wide range of positions within the Christian tradition so that students can discuss and debate the available alternatives and come to their own reasoned positions concerning premarital sex, domestic violence, gender injustice, sexual abuse, and pornography. Requirements include mod-term paper, presentations, and final project. It is designed fro those pursuing MDiv, MA degrees  [15 max enrollment; Auditors excluded]