Course: Social Ethics 1

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Course title Social Ethics 1
Course code KCHP/NSE1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Majerová Kateřina, Mgr.
  • Němcová Marie, Mgr.
  • Lacca Emanuele, M.A. Ph.D.
Course content
- Distinction of individual and social ethics, traditional areas and themes of the social ethics - Character of the Christian social ethics, Social Doctrine of the Church and the Catholic social thought - Sources, biblical and theological connections of the Social Doctrine of the Church - History of the Social Doctrine of the Church from the beginning of Christianity to the birth of modern Social Doctrine of the Church in 1891 - History, system and contents of the documents of the Social Doctrine of the Church since the encyclical Rerum Novarum (1891) to Centesimus Annus (1991) and Laudato si' (2015)and further, in relation to contemporary situation and to problems of the area of politics and economics - Basic principles of the Social Doctrine of the Church (the personalist principle, solidarity, subsidiarity, common good) - Systematic explanation of the particular themes of the Social Doctrine of the Church ? attitudes to the areas as economics and politics, ideologies, capitalism, socialism, human rights, the international relations, the developement of the Third world, war and peace According to the course content, the following literature is available at the following links: The English version of the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church is available at URL: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/justpeace/documents/rc_pc_justpeace_doc_20060526_compendio-dott-soc_en.html The English version of the Social Encyclicals is available at the following URL: http://holyspiritlibrary.pbworks.com/w/page/18886164/Social%20Encyclicals The encyclical of Benedikt XVI is available at the following URL: http://www.farnostsusice.cz/doc/caritas-in-veritate.pdf (Czech version) http://w2.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_ben-xvi_enc_20090629_caritas-in-veritate.html (English version) The encyclical of Papež František is available at the following URL: https://www.paulinky.cz/_d/01/struct/noveLaudato_si_PDF-1.pdf (Czech version) http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html (English version)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The goal of this course is to introduce the student into the area of social ethics and to apprise him of the Social Doctrine of the Church.
The student has a general overview in the contents of the documents and in reflection of the themes of the Social Doctrine of the Church.
Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Student performance assessment

Knowledge, reflection and application of the content of lectures, study texts for the lectures and another recommended texts of literature
Recommended literature
  • Sociální encykliky (1891- 1991). Zvon, Praha, 1996.
  • Anzenbacher, A. Křesťanská sociální etika: Úvod a principy. Brno: CDK, 2004. ISBN 80-7325-030-6.
  • Hoose, Bernard (ed.). Christian Ethics. An Introduction. Continuum, London-New York, 1998.
  • O'Callaghan, Paul. Children of God in the World. CUAP, Washington, 2016.
  • Papež Benedikt XVI. Caritas in veritate. Karmelitánské Nakladatelství, Kostelní Vydří, 2009.
  • Papež František. Laudato si?. Nakladatelství Paulínki, Praha, 2015.
  • Papežská rada pro spravedlnost a mír. Kompendium sociální nauky církve. Kostelní Vydří, 2008.
  • Woytiła, Karol. The Acting Person. Springer, Berlin, 1979.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2015) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Teacher Education for Secondary Schools (2016) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Social and Charity Work (2016) Category: Social sciences 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter