The Human Person in Catholic Thought
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At the completion of this course a student should be able to:
- Identify complex debates concerning philosophical and theological ideas of the human person throughout the history of Catholic thought;
- Articulate a thorough understanding of philosophical and theological theories of the human person;
- Demonstrate sophisticated philosophical and theological skills using methods from the Catholic liberal arts tradition;
- Apply a mastery of analysis of methods of learning and teaching over what it means to be a human person in Catholic thought.
- Key philosophical and theological principles and concepts that have formed the Catholic understanding of what it means to be human.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
The concept of the Human Person is central to understanding Catholic Thought. This course addresses contemporary challenges to understanding what it means to be human. It takes students through key philosophical and theological principles and concepts that have formed the Catholic understanding of what it means to be human. By engaging with philosophical texts, Scripture, and works of art and literature, it traces the development of Catholic teaching on the human person in the history of the Church. The course uses the methods of learning and teaching from the Catholic liberal arts tradition.
- Preparatory Task. This preparatory task, which should take no more than 30 minutes, enables students to test their deepening knowledge and understanding of the Human Person in Catholic Thought. (15%)
- In this reflection, the student will consider what is most interesting or helpful about what has been learned in a particular module. (10%)
- In this reflection, the student will consider what is most interesting or helpful about what has been learned in a particular module.A template for this task will be provided on Blackboard. (10%)
- Oral Presentation. The aim of this presentation is to help you to identify, analyse and articulate a key idea about the Human Person in Catholic thought. Please consult with the lecturer first about your topic area. (25%)
- This assessment contains 3 parts: (1) 500 words explaining the part of the curriculum that you will address in this assessment task; (2) Programming document for the material to be covered; and (3) An analysis of how the approach used will meet outcomes. (40%)