Course: Seminar in Social Ethics

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Course title Seminar in Social Ethics
Course code KCHP/SMSE
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Opatrný Michal, doc. Dr. theol.
Course content
The themes and concrete texts are chosen with regard to professional orientation and interests of the students, possible items: - Relations of religions and politics in the world religions, - Christianity and freedom, democracy, human rights, - Christianity and politics in the historical horizon and in the present, - Christian oriented political parties in the past and in the present, - Ideological polarization in context of Catholic social thought, - Interpretative conflicts in the area of the Social Doctrine of the Church, - American political Catholicism, Catholic neoconservatism, - The work of Michael Novak, - Christian socialism, the theology of liberation, - Other social-oriented streams (the feminist theology, the Palestinian theology of liberation, the black theology), - Far-right political extremism connected with the Christianity

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The seminar is thematically connected with the lectures Social Ethics I. and Social Ethics II. It is based on the work with the concrete texts from the area - the students will extend and deepen their reflection of the social-ethical themes with the aid of short reports and subsequent organized discussions.
Based on the work with the concrete texts the student deeper reflects themes and questions in the area of social ethics.
Social Ethics 1

Assessment methods and criteria
Systematic student observation, Seminar work

PS: Attendance at the seminar 80 percent, active participation, presentation of the thematic report cca 20-30 minutes
Recommended literature
  • Anzenbacher, A. Křesťanská sociální etika: Úvod a principy. Brno: CDK, 2004. ISBN 80-7325-030-6.
  • Fiala, P., Hanuš, J., Vybíral, J. eds. Katolická sociální nauka a současná věda. Brno: CDK, 2004. ISBN 80-7325-024-1.
  • Míčka, R. Katolíci a válka aneb "všichni, kdo se chápou meče, mečem zajdou.." ?. Universum 2007, č. 3, 2007.
  • Müller, K. B.:. Politická sociologie. Praha: Portál, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7367-380-2.
  • Peschke, K-H. Hospodářství z křesťanského pohledu. Praha: ČKA, 1996. ISBN 80-85795-25-6.
  • Spieker, M. Katolická sociální nauka a sociální tržní hospodářství. Praha: ČKA, 1996. ISBN 80-85795-24-8.
  • Sutor, B. H. Politická etika. Praha: Oikoymenh, 1996. ISBN 80-7141-222-8.
  • Swift, A. Politická filozofie. Základní otázky moderní politologie. Praha: Portál, 2005. ISBN 80-7178-859-7.

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): Social and Charity Work (2016) Category: Social sciences - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer