The context of this unit is the Catholic theological tradition and it proceeds on the basis that human sexuality concerns affectivity, the formation of a genuine relationship of love that leads to marriage, and more generally bonds of communion with others. The unit explores Catholic teaching pertaining to sexuality in general, marriage and family, other committed relationships, and education in sexuality. These themes are studied within a framework that considers human sexuality as an integral dimension of the human person.

Unit Code: DT3020C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Moral Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate a critical awareness of significant developments in the history of Christian thought with regard to human sexuality.


Articulate a contemporary understanding of human sexuality as an integral dimension of the human person as it is understood within the Catholic tradition.


Show evidence of sound understanding of marriage and the family which reflects the Catholic tradition.


Articulate present Church teachings with regard to specific aspects of human sexuality demonstrating an awareness of pastoral realities.


Demonstrate an awareness of the nature and context of education in human sexuality.


Respond critically to contemporary views related to sexuality from the perspective of the Catholic tradition.

Unit sequence:

BS1001C; BS1002C; CT1000C; CT1001C


Lectures, tutorials


Description Weight (%)

3000 word essay


2 hour written exam


Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-27 11:57:25 +1000