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TMCE 7008 Introduction to Catholic Social Ethics (Summer/Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course introduces the rich tradition of social ethics engaged explicitly by Leo XIII, Rerum novarum (1891), continued by his successors and bishops conferences, and enriched by theological reflection that continues today. Attention will be given to the principal documents (encyclicals, Gaudium et spes (1965), pastoral letters), and the contexts from which they emerged to gain facility in applying social analysis to contemporary concerns. Key themes to be studied: life and dignity of the human person, solidarity, social participation and the common good, the preferential option for the poor, and economic development and work, among others.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Mary Jo Iozzio and Stephen Pope

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: This 3-credit summer course will be taught by Stephen Pope and meet on June 26-July 13, Monday-Thursday from 8:30-11:45 a.m. This course will also be offered fall 2017 by Mary Jo Iozzio. Note in summer: Given the brevity of these courses, it is essential that students come prepared to engage in learning the very first day. To facilitate this, each course has 'Pre-Class' work to complete. This generally includes reading and often requires a written essay to be submitted before or on the first day of class. See the summer course webpage: http://www.bc.edu/schools/stm/summer/summercourses.html for more information.


Last Updated: 27-Mar-17