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: DT2020C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Moral Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Explain the 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 reflected within the Catholic tradition.


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


Articulate present Church teachings with regard to specific aspects of human sexuality within a pastoral context.


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

Unit sequence

BS1001C; BS1002C; CT1000C; CT1001C


Lectures, tutorials


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

2000 word essay

2000 40.0

2 hour written exam

0 60.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-27 08:57:11 +1000