Social Justice

Course Number: 716; G Block 716g

Open To:
Grade 11

Course Length:
Semester; 5 Units

Required; Satisfies one semester of the Theology graduation requirement.
UC/CSU Approved: Elective area “G” requirement. This course does not meet NCAA requirements.

Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to Catholic social teaching through analysis of contemporary social injustice issues and those individuals who are committed to effecting positive change. Throughout history, Christians have struggled to live according to the radical teachings of Jesus Christ. For the last hundred years, the social teachings of the Catholic Church have reflected Christ’s call to peace, equality, and justice, with the development of doctrine responding to issues of poverty and wealth, economics, war and peace, abortion, capital punishment, climate change and labor rights, to name a few. This course aims to enhance students’ knowledge of the most important issues humanity will face in their lifetime and prepare them with the skills required to live out their faith by becoming effective change-makers in the 21st century.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society, First Edition. Saint Mary's Press. ISBN: 9781599820774

Level of Difficulty:
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes