Content

This unit examines the fundamental principles of Catholic Social Teaching and applies them to the moral challenges of the present day. A survey of the historical development of the Church’s teaching is provided. Drawing upon biblical and theological aspects of the tradition, the unit explores specific issues of a topical nature, including: wealth distribution, property ownership, unemployment, poverty, housing and homelessness, immigration, the just war tradition and care for the environment.

Unit Code: DT9041C

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Moral Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate a developed appreciation of the major themes and key principles of Catholic Social Teaching

2.

Articulate a competent and critical understanding of the significant developments in the Catholic social justice tradition as presented in Magisterial teaching

3.

Critically assess the effectiveness of the social mission of the Church

4.

Apply the traditional theological sources to contemporary and historical justice issues

5.

Develop specific research topics in a sustained and self-directed manner

Unit sequence

Prohibited combinations: DT9040C

Pedagogy

Lectures, tutorials, seminars

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

1000 word seminar paper

25.0

5000 word research essay

50.0

15 minute oral exam (1000 words)

25.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 20 Jul, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-01 13:03:43 +1000