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010109 SE Ethical Challenges in the context of the Corona Pandemia (2020W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Attention: update 4.01.2021
Due to the current Corona regulations, the whole seminar will be changed to e-learning. Please take this into account when preparing your seminar unit.
The seminar units will take place on schedule from 15:00-18:15 (digital-synchronous).

Attention: update 4.11.2020
Due to the current Corona regulations, the seminar will be changed to e-learning this year. This concerns the dates: 25.11., 2.12., 9.12. and 16.12. Please take this into account when preparing your seminar unit.
The seminar units will take place on schedule from 15:00-18:15 (digital-synchronous).

Attention: update 5.10.2020
Because of the Corona conditions, our room is usable for 20 persons. Therefore, we will work in two groups and use a hybrid form of teaching (some students in the room, others online. A first meeting to discuss open questions and plan the seminar will take place online (on moodle/Big Blue Botton) on Monday, Oct. 5, from 6.30-8 p.m. Unexcused absence will result in de-registration.

Wednesday 25.11. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 02.12. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 09.12. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 16.12. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 13.01. 15:00 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Prominentenzimmer Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Hof 4
Wednesday 20.01. 15:00 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Prominentenzimmer Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Hof 4
Wednesday 27.01. 15:00 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Prominentenzimmer Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Hof 4

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The end of the Covid-19 Pandemic seems to be in sight and it is possible to re-start a "normal life". Yet - do we also want to live our lives as we did before? The pandemic pinpoints weak points of our contemporary world: ethical challenges, undesirable developments, but also the global consciousness and social commitment of people. In the seminar, we will therefore discuss ethical issues as conditions for legitimate restriction of liberty, the utility and dangers of digital monitoring systems, political message control and the role of the media, medical decision making in times of scarcity of resources, physical and social exclusion of fragile persons, social inequalities and solidarity, the role that ecology and the global society play in our decision making, etc. The aim of the seminar is to learn from the pandemic and to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of possible future scenarios from an ethical point of view.
The seminar will be held in a hybrid manner (part of the students present, the others present through online tools). In case of a Covid emergency, we will switch to online teaching.

Assessment and permitted materials

Requirements: contributions to discussions, short seminar paper, cooperation in the group, group portfolio.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- preparation of seminar unit (40%)
- Group portfolio: Report about experiences, scientific state of the art, expert interview, blog (60%).

Examination topics

- regular and active participation (please excuse yourself via e-mail if you miss a seminar unit)
- oral paper should present key points and stimulate discussion
- group portfolio that contains: a structured summary of the experiences of the seminar group (3 pages); research results on the topic as presented in the oral papers (min. 2 papers, 10 pages each); a summary of the expert interview including discussion and reflection (10 pages); ethical reflection about what the future should look like (10 pages); a blog contribution (1-3 pages); including front page, table of contents and solid bibliography.

Reading list

You will find recommendations for reading on moodle once the semester starts.

Association in the course directory

für 011 (15W) FTH 17 oder FTH 26, 198 418 BA UF RK 16, 199 518 MA UF RK 02 oder RK 05, 033 195 (17W) BRP 18krp, BRP 18ktb, auslaufende Studienpläne: für 011 (11W) D31 oder DAM,

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