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THEO658 and THCP602 Foundations of Social Justice

Teaching organisation

This unit involves 150 hours of focused learning. The total includes formally structured learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, online learning, video-conferencing, or supervision. The remaining hours typically involve reading, research, and the preparation of tasks for assessment.

Unit rationale, description and aim

This unit introduces students to the Christian ethical tradition. It explores the way this ethical tradition acts as a guide and offers a critique, particularly in questions of contemporary social justice. Students will be introduced to the foundational biblical texts relating to justice, as well as relevant papal encyclicals and other writings of the Catholic tradition of the modern era. The principles that underpin this tradition will then be applied to a number of important social issues facing people in the rapidly changing context of the contemporary world.

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