CST 500. Foundations of Catholic Social Thought explores the philosophical, anthropological, and theological ideas that inform Catholic Social Teaching (CST). The course will be taught by faculty member Reverend Dr. Avelino Gonzalez-Ferrer of the Archdiocese of Washington, who served on the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (2016–2021).
Enrollment in this 3-credit graduate course is underway for the Summer I term, and classes begin May 22nd. Students will gain a deeper and more holistic understanding of CST and delve into how these principles are fundamentally challenged by modernity, resulting in the so-called “social question.”
This course sets the stage for CST 510 and CST 520, which present CST as an answer to the great social challenges of late modernity through our present times.