RST-304 Christian Social Ethics
This course provides students with an opportunity to understand and evaluate various Christian positions on a range of contemporary moral issues related to life in society. The course allows students to examine selected topics in economic ethics, social ethics, and political ethics. Prerequisite: RST-201. The course fulfills the general education requirements for 300/400-level religious studies and values. [3 credits]
- Discuss the sources and method of Christian social ethics
- Compare and contrast various major approaches to Christian social ethics, including
- Christian pacifism, Christian realism, and Catholic social teaching
- Describe, analyze, and criticize a variety of positions that Christian ethicists are taking on a range of contemporary social issues
- Express clearly and convincingly, both orally and in writing, their own ethical positions on this same range of issues
- Demonstrate higher level critical thinking skills through the process of gathering, selecting, analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating, and applying information and knowledge
- Demonstrate a capacity for mature ethical judgments consistent with the Christian tradition
- Attendance at all classes and active participation
- Four essays of three-to-four pages each
- Final exam
REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK(S) OR MATERIALS:
Access the bookstore website at www.ndm.bncollege.com for textbook information.
OTHER COURSE INFORMATION:
- Assignments and/or chapter(s) being discussed on the first day of class and/or required reading/assignments required for the first day of class are indicated in the course syllabus found on the Joule course site.