Content

This unit serves as an introduction to the canon law of the Catholic Church. Emphasis will be placed on the historical development of the Canon Law and its relationship with theology. The basic content of the unit will be found in the 1983 Code of Canon Law and the unit is designed to provide an overview of this document with particular attention being paid to the basic principles of interpretation of the law and their pastoral application in areas of general relevance such as the People of God and the Sacraments. Topics covered will include General Norms, Persons in the Code of Canon Law, Consecrated Life and the Sacraments, except Orders.

Unit Code: DC9011Y

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Canon Law

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of the history and development of law in the Church

2.

Discourse critically on the inter-relationship between theology and canon law

3.

Critically apply the principles of interpretation of canon law to concrete situations

4.

Demonstrate familiarity with the overall structure and general content of the 1983 Code of Canon Law

5.

Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the major aspects of the laws relating to the People of God and the sacraments and the ability to interpret and apply them

6.

Utilise those sections of the 1983 Code of Canon Law that apply to specific pastoral situations.

Unit sequence

At least one unit in moral theology or equivalent

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, tutorials

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Tutorial paper - 1000 words

20.0

4000 word essay

60.0

Tutorial paper - 1000 words

20.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-22 15:59:32 +1100