Globalization / Social Justice / Eco-Justice

SMT6968HF  L0101
Offered in Summer 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

“Globalization” refers to cascading developments in the production of knowledge / science, technologies, modes and scales of social organization which are transforming the horizons of people’s relationships with one another, the world, and nature. And these developments are everywhere disrupting cultural and religious, ethical and political frameworks, vastly expanding horizons for thinking about every issue, transforming the calculus of grave risks and promising possibilities, and introducing new issues and priorities, all requiring the re-invention of ethical frameworks and methods.  With special reference to the growing chorus of diverse “justice” movements, especially the “anti-globalization or “alternative globalization” movements, we will review debates on key social justice, gender-justice, racial justice, and eco-justice issues, with special reference to the contributions of the churches; address the Implications for ethical views of human capacities to act on planetary scales; explore the ways in which Christian communities are nurturing moral subjects and contributing to social transformation.


-readings, class participation, short papers, and (for AD students) research paper - adult learning process


Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3968HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 17:00 to 20:00 · Begins: 04/26 · Ends: 05/24
Schedule Notes: 9 Meetings: April 26, 28, May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 and 24.
Instructors: Lee F. Cormie
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Last date to add or drop the course is May 3, 2011.

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