Have you ever encountered any matters of life and death? Do they have any meanings to you? Are they mysteries that you could never understand? Or are there any facts about them yet to be uncovered? Are you prepared if they happen unexpectedly in your life? How would you understand them?
If you have ever thought about these questions, this course is for you.
This course begins with a micro-movie presenting a case of fatal traffic accident with a family. You will start reflecting matters of life and death from the perspectives of different family roles. You will then expand your understanding through the journey from birth through ageing and illnesses to death, which forms the core components of this course. An immersive card game and polling questions are designed to articulate and share your own viewpoints. This course will amaze you with diverse interpretations and answers to these perennial questions. This introductory course also prepares you for another advanced course in applied ethics.
Module 2 * (To be released in week 2)
Meanings & mysteries
Expected journey from “Life to Death”
Life decided “in the womb”
Who am I?
Getting old and sick
Knowing the dying process
Unexpected Journey – Deaths in life
Critical pre-birth decisions
Identity problems & facts about suicide
Sudden death of partners
Dying with dignity
Near-death experience & belief in the afterlife
Module 3(To be released in week 4)
Different perspectives: scientific, religious & philosophical *Module 2 carries 90% of the assessment.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
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How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.