Ethical questions regarding social issues

Course Information
TitleΗΘΙΚΟΙ ΠΡΟΒΛΗΜΑΤΙΣΜΟΙ ΣΕ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΑ ΘΕΜΑΤΑ. / Ethical questions regarding social issues
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorMiltiadis Vantsos
Course ID60005158

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • 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)
  • English (Examination)
  • German (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to understand the modern approaches on basic issues of social ethics and το deepen to the ethical consideration from a Christian point of view.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In this course contemporary social issues are examined from the point of view of Christian Ethics. 1. The Love of Neighbor. 2. Dignity and human rights. 3. Globalization. 4. Disability. 5. Mass media. 6. Human cloning in the media. 7. Violence and war. 8. Charity. 9. Ethics in sport. 10. Drugs and gene doping in sport. 11. Drug addiction and christian ethics. 12. Alcohol, addiction, and christian ethics. 13. Violent and abusive parents.
person, dignity, globalization, mass media, cloning, war, sport, violence
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment78
Written assigments100
Student Assessment
Written assignment and presentation in the classroom.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
1. Βάντσου Μ., «Η αξιοπρέπεια του ανθρώπου. Έννοια, περιεχόμενο και αξιολόγηση από άποψη Χριστιανικής Ηθικής», σε: Επιστημονική Επετηρίδα Θεολογικής Σχολής του Α.Π.Θ. / Τμήμα Ποιμαντικής και Κοινωνικής Θεολογίας 10 (2005) 197-215. 2. Καλλιακμάνη Β., Εθελοντισμός και κοινωνική ευθύνη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2002. 3. Μαντζαρίδη Γ., Ορθόδοξη θεολογία και κοινωνική ζωή, Θεσσαλονίκη 1996. 4. Μαντζαρίδη Γ., Κοινωνιολογία του Χριστιανισμού, Θεσσαλονίκη 2010. 5. Νικολαϊδη Απ., Προβληματισμοί χριστιανικού ήθους, Αθήνα 2002. 6. Νικολαϊδη Απ., Κοινωνική ηθική, Αθήνα 2009. 7. Πέτρου Ι., Κοινωνική δικαιοσύνη: το πρόβλημα της κοινωνικής δικαιοσύνης στην παράδοση της Ορθοδοξίας, Θεσσαλονίκη 1992. 8. Vantsos Μ., «An Orthodox View of Philanthropy and Church Diaconia», σε: Christian Bioethics 13 (2007) 251-268.
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