Introduction to Ethics

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στην Ηθική / Introduction to Ethics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorPetros Panagiotopoulos
Course ID60000295

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 8
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course744

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
Students after the end of the course should: - understand the notion of ethics - approach moral reflection in the works of classical and modern philosophers - identify ethical dimensions in contemporary problems - to know the content and dimensions of Christian Ethics
General Competences
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course is an introduction to Ethics as a discipline and more specifically to Christian Ethics. It focuses on the following issues: the origin of the concept of ethics; ethical philosophy and religious ethics; approaches of classical and modern philosophers; principles and methodology of ethics; ethical dimensions of contemporary problems; the sources of Christian Ethics; the ontological basis of Christian ethos; autonomy and heteronomy; freedom and authority; divine and human justice; the relationship between dogma and ethos. The course is completed with a brief examination of patristic texts that refer to basic issues of the Christian Ethics.
ethics, morality, autonomy, eteronomy, love, justice
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment200.8
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities100.4
Written assigments100.4
Student Assessment
Written exams written assignment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1α. Γεώργιος Μαντζαρίδης, Χριστιανική Ηθική Ι, εκδόσεις Π. Πουρναράς, Θεσσαλονίκη 2003. 1β. Γεώργιος Μαντζαρίδης, Κείμενα Πατερικής Ηθικής, εκδόσεις Π. Πουρναράς, Θεσσαλονίκη 2003. 2. Μυρτώ Δραγώνα-Μονάχου, Σύγχρονη ηθική φιλοσοφία, εκδόσεις Ελληνικά Γράμματα, Αθήνα 1995. 3. Απ. Νικολαΐδης, Προβληματισμοί χριστιανικού ήθους, Αθήνα 2000.
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