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Undergraduate Course: Augustine's Ethics (THET10040)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaTheology and Ethics Other subject areaNone
Course website http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/divinity/current-students-staff/undergraduate Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe purpose of this course is to introduce the Ethics of the Western church through some major ethical writings of the most influential of the Western fathers, Augustine of Hippo.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed ( Christian Ethics: Sources (THET08011) OR History of Christianity as a World Religion 1A (ECHS08005)) AND ( God in Philosophy: Plato to Hume (THET08010) OR Practical Theology 2 (THET08009) OR Systematic Theology 2Bh: Dogmatic Theology (THET08001) OR Ecclesiastical History 2A: Christianity in the Pluralistic Roman World 100-305 (ECHS08007))
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least 3 Divinity/Religious Studies courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
New CollegeLecture1-11 14:00 - 15:50
First Class Week 18, Monday, 14:00 - 15:50, Zone: New College. Baillie Room
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this course, a student will have:
(1) understood aspects of the major ethical writings of Augustine $˙ their intellectual context, underlying concerns, and material content;
(2) engaged critically with Augustine&ęs ethical writings both by way of close reading of primary texts and by judicious use of secondary literature;
(3) completed comprehension tests and written an essay on an aspect of Augustine&ęs ethical work studied in the course, engaging with primary and where appropriate relevant secondary literature;
(4) presented in the seminar and participated in constructive discussion and debate with other seminar members in a respectful manner;
(5) considered the positive and negative implications of the ethics of Augustine for contemporary constructive work in Christian Ethics.
Assessment Information
There will be primary reading assigned each week, accompanied by a short written comprehension test (500 words max. per week); in sum these will account for 50% of the marks for the course. An end-of-course essay (3000 words) will account for 50%.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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KeywordsAugE
Contacts
Course organiserProf Oliver O'Donovan
Tel: (0131 6)50 8953
Email: Oliver.Odonovan@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Joanne Cannon
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
Email: j.cannon@ed.ac.uk
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