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CT2728B Futurism and Theology: key issues

  • Unit Code & NameCT2728B Futurism and Theology: key issues
  • DescriptionThis unit introduces students to the specific issues related to current scientific and technological developments, explores their impact upon different spheres of life and engages with major ethical and theological responses. Students will employ the Four Voices model of Theological Action Research developed by Helen Cameron to address a variety of questions related to Artificial Intelligence, robotics, biotech, space exploration, human enhancement, Big Data, surveillance, life extension and beyond. Students will explore these issues through interdisciplinary theological reflection primarily drawing on the frameworks of consequentialist and virtue ethics.
  • FieldC - Christian Thought and History
  • DisciplineCT - Theology
  • Unit Points18
  • LevelUndergraduate 2
  • Semester2, 2020
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • Lecturer(s) Reverend Associate Professor Glen O'Brien | Reverend Dr Arseny Ermakov
  • PrerequisitesPrerequisite unit ? Introduction to theology
  • AssessmentsOne 1,000 word report on interaction with AI experiences - 20%
    One 1,500 word Presentation - 30%
    One 2,000 Essay - 50%
  • Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
    1. Describe trends, possibilities, and utilisation of developing technologies
    2. Assess different theological and ethical responses to emerging technologies
    3. Develop critical skills for theological reflection
    4. Critically engage with a variety of literature and technologies
    5. Respond theologically to current and emerging technological advances