Content

Inspired by the social encyclical of Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, this unit investigates the global crises in economics, social inequality and climate change, and responses from Christian social traditions. It explores debates about sustainability in the light of global warming, and what this will mean for economic development, particularly for the alleviation of hunger and poverty through the Sustainable Development Goals. It will explore the relationships between religious belief, economics and the environment, and the role of values in these debates.

Unit Code: DT2016Y

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Moral Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe key debates about sustainability and economic development

2.

Critically evaluate arguments around sustainability and social equity examined in the unit

3.

Demonstrate understanding of the moral principles involved in economic activity and the environment

4.

Discuss the moral dimensions of these issues and their consequences

5.

Outline the responsibilities of the churches in affirming values needed for equitable development and sustainability.

Unit sequence:

DT1000Y or equivalent

Pedagogy

Lectures, class discussion, essay writing, use of internet resources

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

1500-word essay

40.0

2500-word essay

60.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-27 08:39:48 +1000