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: 11
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course744

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
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 (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
Students after the end of the course should: - analyze the notion of ethics - approach moral reflection in the works of classical and modern philosophers - distinguish dimensions in contemporary problems - realize 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
Use of power point, movie viewing
Course Organization
Reading Assigment200.8
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities150.6
Written assigments251
Student Assessment
Written exams written assignment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γεώργιος Μαντζαρίδης, Χριστιανική Ηθική Ι, εκδόσεις Π. Πουρναράς, Θεσσαλονίκη 2003.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Μυρτώ Δραγώνα-Μονάχου, Σύγχρονη ηθική φιλοσοφία, εκδόσεις Ελληνικά Γράμματα, Αθήνα 1995. 2. Απ. Νικολαΐδης, Προβληματισμοί χριστιανικού ήθους, Αθήνα 2000. 3. Γεώργιος Μαντζαρίδης, Κείμενα Πατερικής Ηθικής, εκδόσεις Π. Πουρναράς, Θεσσαλονίκη 2003.
Last Update