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SC 650

Christian Morality

COURSE INFORMATION

This course is an in-depth look at Christian Morality and Moral Theology.  Moral Theology deals with moral law and how it is applied to individuals in their everyday choices.  The knowledge in this field is critical for any Christian Counselor since it helps him or her able to help others with moral choices.

In this study, one will learn about Christian Law and its objective nature but also how that law is applied to individuals.  Furthermore, this course will review other key concepts in Moral Theology that deal with Ethical models for decisions, as well as the role of conscience and discernment,  and also the study of virtue in the Christian moral life.
This course is particularly designed for those who would like to apply for Certification as a Certified Spiritual Counselor in Christian Counseling by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc,. Course Code: SC 650. Contact hours of Education = 30.

Instructor/Course Author:
 Mark Moran, M.A.

Email: Mdmoran7@yahoo.com

Resume: access here

This is a guided, independent study CEU Course. You are to study and progress at your own rate. There are no written assignments.

TIME FRAME: 

You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete all of the courses required in the Spiritual Counseling- Christian Focused program. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the course within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an "incomplete" will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the course after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.

TEXTBOOKS: 

There is one (1) required textbook for this course.

The Christian Moral Life: Faithful Discipleship for a Global Society BY Patricia Lamoureux and Paul J. Wadell. Obis Books, Maryknoll, NY, 10545, 2010.  ISBN 978-1-57075-881-2

Link to Purchase on Amazon.com: click here 

Supplemental Readings: are provided by the course author/instructor.

GRADING:

 You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 30 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. and options for completing additional course work to achieve a passing score will be presented.

BOARD APPROVALS:

 The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. is a licensed Continuing Education Provider in the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15595. Access information

ONLINE CLASSROOM RESOUCES AND TOOLS

* Message Boards: each specialty program has an area to "post" on the message board. Students may post messages at anytime. Posting allows students to converse with those in the same specialty practice and to discuss issues/course content etc. Instructions for posting are provided in the online classrooms. 

* Chat Rooms: each specialty has it's own unique "chat room." Inside of the classroom there is a schedule for "chat time" with students in your specific specialty practice. Participating in "chats" is voluntary. The chat sessions are used as means for students to come together and discuss course content or anything related to the courses and/or certification specialty.

* Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as "open book" tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.

Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page "Student Resource Center." The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.
* Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.

* Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor's online resume/biography, as well as your instructor's specific contact information.
* Additional Learning Materials: some faculty have prepared additional "readings" and /or brief lecture notes to enhance your experience. All of these are available in the online classrooms.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Identify the principles of good discipleship
    • Understand the major ideals of Christian Moral Life
    • Correlate how the moral life and reign of God interact
    • Understand the importance of sin and conversion within the Christian life
    • Understand the role Original Sin plays in humanity’s life
    • Differentiate between Original and Actual Sin
    • See how virtue plays a pivotal role in the Moral life
    • List the various virtues within the Christian Life
    • Comprehend the role of conscience in moral culpability
    • Understand the subjective nature of the agent in decision making
    • Realize the importance the virtue of Charity plays within the Moral Life
    • Identify the different types of love within the Christian life
    • Understand the Christian notion of suffering and how it differs from other world views
    • Utilize proper methods of discernment in aiding others in decision making
    • Recognize the importance of public discipleship within the modern world

COURSE CONTENT:

A brief abstract of course content:

    • Introduction from Course Instructor on Moral Theology and the Text
    • The Call to Discipleship
    • The Christian Moral Life and Learning to See
    • The Treasure We Seek-The Reign of God and the Moral Life
    • Starting Over Again and Again: Sin and Conversion in the Christian Life
    • The Virtues-How to be Good at Being Human
    • Conscience-Exploring a Gift Too Precious to Lose
    • Love- The Only True Path to Life
    • The Paschal Mystery and the Moral Life
    • The Spirt and Moral Discernment
    • The Mission of Public Discipleship

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