The context of this unit is the Catholic theological tradition and it proceeds on the basis that human sexuality concerns all aspects of the human person and permeates all human relationships and the lifestyles of people. The unit explores Catholic teaching on human sexuality in general; it considers the implications of this teaching for vocations such as marriage and family, for varied lifestyles and committed relationships; it addresses social issues pertaining to sex and sexuality in contemporary society as well as the nature and context of education in human sexuality.

Unit Code: DT9020C

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Moral Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate a clear understanding of the ethical issues arising from our sexual and interpersonal relationships in a pluralist and secular world;


Critically evaluate the development of the catholic theological tradition’s understanding of human sexuality as integral to the human person and a Christian way of life;


Apply principles of catholic moral thinking to concrete areas of interpersonal relationships;


Critically analyse issues of sexuality in Australian society from the perspective of catholic moral thinking;


Appreciate and appraise the personal, social and religious responsibilities that arise from one’s relationships.


Lectures, tutorials


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

3000 word paper

3000 40.0

3000 word paper

3000 40.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar presentation (1500 word equivalent)

1500 20.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-21 14:53:58 +1100