Introduction to Sexual Ethics

Janet E. Smith, Ph.D.

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This course, while serving as an introduction to Catholic teaching on sexual ethics including contraception and homosexuality, also provides introductions to natural law ethics, personalism, the debate about proportionalism and biologism, and the role of conscience in the moral life.

8 1-hour Lectures

  1. Natural Law (Part 1)
  2. Natural Law (Part 2)
  3. The Meaning of Human Sexuality (Part 1)
  4. The Meaning of Human Sexuality (Part 2)
  5. Contraception
  6. Natural Family Planning
  7. Reproductive Technologies
  8. Conscience