MR 343 Contemporary Ethical Issues in a Global Society

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Module Level


Time Allowance

Lectures 24 hours. Seminars 3 hours.


Continuous assessment 40% End of semester Examination 60%

Module Aims

To introduce students to a range of contemporary ethical issues and the response of the Catholic tradition and other traditions to those issues. 

Learning Outcomes

  • To have a clear understanding of the central ethical concerns raised by a range of contemporary issues including; ecological degradation, negative attitudes and actions against women, the scope of religious freedom in society and the reality of a humanitarian crisis.


  • Laudato Si',
  • Mark Allman & Tobias Winright, After the Smoke Clears:The Just War Tradition & Post War Justice, Orbis Books, 2010
  • Mulieris Dignitatem,
  • Dignitatis Humanae,