Content

This unit will examine Catholic social and political ideas and movements in Europe and elsewhere and evaluate their impact and interpretation in Australia. It will consider key issues in Catholic social movements in Europe, outline the backgrounds to the papal social encyclicals, and trace their development internationally to Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis.

Unit Code: DT2230Y

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.

Show competence in reading and interpreting the main social encyclicals

2.

Demonstrate familiarity with key social concepts: the common good, solidarity, social and distributive justice, capitalism, communism, socialism, corporatism

3.

Describe key debates about catholic social movements, and analyse various views

4.

Demonstrate in written form a critical appropriation of some aspect of the subject

5.

Display understanding of the cultural origins and development of social justice traditions in the church.

Unit sequence

A foundational unit in Church History or Moral Theology

Pedagogy

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

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

2500-word essay

60.0

1500-word essay

40.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-22 14:15:38 +1100