In this unit students will investigate aspects of contemporary urban life and reflect in an ethical way upon them. Participants will explore the impact of such influential inventions as the watch and the automobile, and such institutions of daily life as the shopping mall and suburbia. Through these explorations, participants will examine to what degree and in what ways our attitudes and actions are conditioned by the modern realities of busyness, mobility, consumerism, and the dream of home ownership

Unit Code: DT9006W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Moral Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Describe ethical challenges of daily life in the 21st century;


Apply resources of the Christian faith and the perspectives of ethical theory to these challenges;


Critique the tasks and contexts of their own daily lives from an ethical standpoint;


Formulate the ethical principles for living and describe the implications for practice; and


Apply their learning within a community of faith and practice.

Unit sequence

30 points in Foundational units


Lectures, Tutorials, Field Work


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Personal Reflection

1500 word reflection paper

15000 25.0
Personal Reflection

1500 word reflection paper

1500 25.0

3000 word essay

3000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-27 14:38:48 +1000