Social Ethics: The Catholic Tradition
Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2011, 2010
This course provides a basic introduction to Catholic Social Teaching. It examines the historical development of modern social teachings, their sources and the key themes.
|Objectives||Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the major themes and key principles of Catholic Social teaching.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the social mission of the Church.
3. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the significance and the impact of Papal Encyclicals and Bishops' statements on Catholic Social teaching.
4. Demonstrate an appreciation of the importance and theological significance of Catholic Social teaching in addressing contemporary social issues.
1. An investigation of Papal Encyclicals and Bishops' statements concerning poverty and justice in the modern world.
2. A preferential option for the poor.
3. Forming a social justice conscience.
4. A study of a social justice issue confronting Australia in the 21st century, for example: Refugees; Aboriginals; Unemployment.
|Replacing Course(s)||Not Applicable.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : Paper Based|
|Teaching Methods||Self Directed Learning|
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 130 hour(s) per Term for Full Term|