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CODE MRT5203

 
TITLE The World of Business as a World of Human Relationships

 
LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 5

 
DEPARTMENT Moral Theology

 
DESCRIPTION This study-unit will provide an exploration of the biblical and theological understanding of work, economics and society with particular attention to the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church.

Study-unit Aims

This study unit will aim to help students to have a clear understanding of biblical and theological understanding of work, economics and society with particular attention to the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church. The course will focus on particular issues such the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity, the importance of participation, and the insights of the psychology of work.

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge & Understanding: By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- have a clear understanding of biblical and theological understanding of work, economics and society.
- appreciate the importance of the basic notions of subsidiarity, solidarity, and participation.
- have a comprehensive understanding of the nature of business as a human activity and its relation to other spheres of human life.

2. Skills: By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- apply the notions of the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity, and the concept of participation, to business situations involving working conditions, decision-taking procedures, and work-family balance.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings

Main Texts

- Alford, Helen J. O.P., and Naughton, Michael, Managing As If Faith Mattered
- Christian Social Principles in the Modern Organization, Notre Dame, 2001.
- Crane, Andrew and Matten, Dirk, Business Ethics 2nd ed., Oxford, 2008.
- De George Richard T., Business Ethics, 6th ed., New Jersey, 2005.

Secondary Readings

- Herman, W. Stewart, Durable Goods, A Covenantal Ethic for Management and Employees, Notre Dame, 1998.
- Sternberg, Elaine, Just Business Business Ethics in Action 2nd ed., Oxford, 2000

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite qualifications: Candidates will normally be expected to have a good undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture, Seminar & Independent Study

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S David Cortis
George Grima

 
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It should be noted that all the information in the study-unit description above applies to the academic year 2017/8, if study-unit is available during this academic year, and may be subject to change in subsequent years.
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