Foundations of Ethics, Morality & Justice: RS 300

Course No: 8300
Subject: Religious Studies
Grade Level: 11
Course Length: Year
Course Type: Core Upper-Division
UC/CSU Subject Approval: G
Prerequisite: Religious Studies 101, 201
Criteria for Enrollment: All juniors must enroll
Fulfillments: Requirement for graduation

The foundation to this course is the call to uphold and promote the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.  This two-semester course engages students in the broad philosophical and theological discussions of good and evil, right and wrong, freedom and duty, in and beyond the practical moral decisions of everyday life. The first semester establishes an understanding of human dignity, informed conscience, and emphasizes a spectrum of principles and virtues.  The second semester introduces the tradition of social justice, Catholic social teaching, and the common good.  Students will tackle some of the most compelling dilemmas and dreams of the human experience.