The Practice of Social Justice will teach participants how to integrate the key themes of Social Justice into their everyday lives.


GENERAL COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • The Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching.
  • Issues of Social Concern.
  • International Development.
  • Homelessness and Affordable Housing.
  • Poverty in Canada.
  • Human Work.
  • Right Relationships.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND HIGHLIGHTS:

Week 1: The Theological Foundations and Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

  • Introduce Catholic Social Teaching.
  • Learn the Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching.

Week 2: Issues of Social Concern and International Development

  • Consider Issues of Social Concern.
  • Participate in an Action Project.
  • Understand International Development.

Week 3: Homelessness, Affordable Housing, and Poverty in Canada

  • Consider Homelessness.
  • Understand the Challenges and Successes of Affordable Housing.
  • Discuss Poverty in Canada.

Week 4: Human Work and Right Relationships

  • To Learn about Human Work.
  • Consider the Aboriginal Peoples.
  • Work towards Right Relationships.

Week 5: Communities of Salt and Light and Parish Social Outreach

  • Learn about the Communities of Salt and Light.
  • Understand the Dimensions of Parish Social Outreach.

 

INSTRUCTOR:

Sandra Talarico

 

TEXTBOOKS:

Mich, Marvin. Social Justice. Twenty-Third Publications, 2000.

Ryan. Michael. The Social Attitudes of a Catholic. Solidarity Books, 2005.

 

REFERENCES:

Online Articles, Podcasts and Videos.

 

ASSESSMENT:

The Practice of Social Justice consists of ten lessons and ten assignments, with each assignment weighted at 10% (percent) of the total grade.

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

• You must have Internet access. A high speed connection, either ADSL or cable, is recommended.
• You should know how to use a web browser to navigate the web to locate educational resources and download files.
• You will need the files management skills necessary to create directories, and to save and retrieve files.