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THEO-N163-Basic Principles of Morality (1.5 CEU's)

Using Pillar Three of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Sacred Scripture, and John Paul II's encyclical, Veritatis Splendor, students who successfully complete this course should be able to describe a general overview of the principles of morality as taught by the Catholic Church. It consists of four lessons and four DVD lectures that address the meaning of moral acts, the difference between good and evil, and the formation of conscience. Students who complete this course should be able to summarize the basic principles underlying the moral teachings of the Catholic Church as they are developed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pillar III and the lectures of the late moral theologian, Monsignor William B. Smith, STD. Fifteen clock hours or 1.5 Continuing Education Units are awarded for this noncredit course.