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DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-DASMARINAS College of Education Religious Education Department COURSE SYLLABUS FIRST SEMESTER, SY

DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-DASMARINAS College of Education Religious Education Department

COURSE SYLLABUS FIRST SEMESTER, SY 2013-2014

Course Title

Spirituality of Social Transformation

 

Course Code

REED 144

Units Earned

3

Prerequisite

REED 141 Foundation of Christian Faith, REED 142 Discipleship in the Christian Community, REED 143 Living Out our Christian Commitment

Professor

 

E-mail Address

 

Consultation Period

Time

Day

Venue

I. COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will provide you with a better understanding of the Catholic Church’s role in making truth, charity, justice, and freedom present in our society. Rooted on the Catholic Church’s social doctrine, it will provide you with an avenue towards the development of a Christian conviction in the pursuit of social transformation starting from yourself and eventually in the society as a whole.

II. DESIRED LEARNING RESULTS

Expected Lasallian Graduate Attributes (ELGAs)

By the end of the course, the following are expected to be realized:

Has passion for excellence

Comprehend and describe the role of every citizen in the pursuit for a social transformation that is rooted on the Gospel values by reflecting on human experience in the light of the Church’s social doctrine.

God-loving

Appreciate the importance of social involvement as an integral aspect of being a Christian.

Show concern for the well-being of the person and of the whole creation.

Patriotic

Participate in community activities by becoming active members of the Church and society.

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III.

FINAL PRODUCT

For your final product, you have a choice between a research paper or a video documentation that tackles a current social issue. Your work must exhibit your familiarity and deep understanding of the issue and the Catholic Church’s teaching vis-a-vis the issue that you have chosen. You must also give your opinion on how a student like you can promote Christian values and be an instrument of social transformation.

ELGA-based rubric for the final output:

A.

Patriotic

Category

Advanced (4 points)

Intermediate (3

Elementary (2 points)

Beginner (1 point)

Score

points)

Choice of topic (Social issue).

Topic deals with a current and pressing social issue.

Topic deals with a current and important social issue.

Topic deals with an important socia issue.

Topic deals with a social issue.

 

Promotion of Social Involvement

Multiple techniques are used to artfully and successfully promote social involvement

There are efforts to promote social involvement

There is a little effort to promote social involvement.

There is no effort to promote social involvement.

 

B.

Passionate for excellence

Category

Advanced (4 points)

Intermediate (3

Elementary (2 points)

Beginner (1 point)

Score

points)

Subject knowledge

The project shows deep understanding of the social issues and displays critical reflection.

Adequate knowledge of subject is demonstrated.

Not enough information is present.

Very little knowledge of the subject is exhibited.

 

Presentation

The research paper / documentation presented is well- researched, well- written, and well- organized.

Presentation/ research paper follows logical progression and has minimal errors.

The over-all content and/or the connection between some parts of the paper / presentation need improvement.

Presentation / paper is not organized and has many errors.

 

Visuals and Audio (for video documentation)

Visuals and audio are creative and strongly enhance presentation.

Visuals and audio enhance presentation.

There are parts in the visuals / audio which need improvement.

Visuals/audio needs a lot of improvement.

 

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C.

God-loving

Category

Advanced (4 points)

Intermediate (3 points)

Elementary (2 points)

Beginner (1 point)

Score

Promotes Christian Ideals

Very satisfactorily integrates and promotes Christian ideals.

Satisfactorily integrates and promotes Christian ideals

Minimally integrates and promotes Christian ideals.

Does not integrate nor promote Christian ideals.

 

IV. ASSESSMENT

Preliminary/Midterm

Percentage

Final/Culminating

Criteria

Major Exam

30%

Final Exam

30%

Attendance

15%

Attendance

15%

Class Participation/Behavior

20%

Class Participation/Behavior

20%

Assignment /Ref. Paper/Project

20%

Final Output

20%

Quizzes/Seatwork

15%

Quizzes/Seatwork

15%

Total

100%

Total

100%

V. COURSE OUTLINE

Topics

Hours

Teaching Strategies

Class Activities

 

PRELIMINARY PERIOD

Introduction:

4.5

Establishment of Rapport in class

Bible reading/Praying

Synthesis/Recap of the key concepts from previous REED subjects

Sharing of personal beliefs and experiences

Classroom discussion

Use of Biblical texts and Church documents

Group Sharing

Spirituality of social transformation and Christian Mission

Creation of a warm and trusting classroom atmosphere

Encouragement for optimum class participation

Clear and in-depth classroom discussions

Reference to the different Lasallian outreach and formation programs as concrete expressions of spirituality of social transformation.

The First Step in the Cycle of Christian Praxis: Experience

10.5

Sharing of personal beliefs and experiences

Bible reading/Praying

Use of Biblical texts and Church documents

Classroom discussion

As Lasallians, as Filipinos, and as members of the global community

Encouragement for optimum class participation

Group sharing

Clear and in-depth classroom discussions

Film showing/Song Analysis/ Reflection

The reality of social sin

Use of appropriate examples and references.

Our sources of hope

Collage making

Reporting

Liturgical celebration

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MIDTERM PERIOD

The Second Step in the Cycle of Christian Praxis: Social Analysis

4.5

Sharing of personal beliefs and experiences

Bible reading/Praying

Use of Biblical texts and Church documents

Classroom discussion

Social Analysis and its role in social transformation

Creation of a warm and trusting classroom

Group sharing

10.5

atmosphere

Film showing/Song Analysis/ Reflection

 

Encouragement for optimum class participation

The Third Step in the Cycle of Christian Praxis: Theological Reflection

Clear and in-depth classroom discussions

Liturgical celebration

Use of appropriate examples and references

Reporting

Panel discussion

Catholic social documents

Symposium

Christian concept of human person

Christian concept of human work

 

Christian concept of the right to private property

Church’s teaching on Church and state relationship

 

FINAL PERIOD

The Fourth Step in the Cycle of Christian Praxis: Social Action (The Challenge to Every Filipino)

15.0

Sharing of personal beliefs and experiences

Bible reading/Praying

Use of Biblical texts and Church documents

Classroom discussion

Creation of a warm and trusting classroom atmosphere

Group sharing

Church’s teaching on preferential option for the poor

Liturgical celebration

Encouragement for optimum class participation

Outreach Activity

Church’s teaching on people empowerment and active non- violence

Clear and in-depth classroom discussions

Participation in the KARAKOL 2014 (as part of the Lasallian Days celebration and CREED 2014 Activities) N.B. Participation in the KARAKOL is required for all REED144 students.

Use of appropriate examples and references with emphasis on the Lasallian mission.

Church’s teaching on integrity of creation

Church’s teaching on globalization

Synthesis and “missioning”/sending off activity

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VI.

COURSE POLICIES

A. Prompt and regular attendance is required. If you arrived late, you are expected to submit a piece of paper (1/8) indicating your name, signature, date and the time you entered the classroom. This is to ensure that you will be marked late instead of absent.

B. You are responsible in the monitoring of the number of your absences.

C. Assignments/seatworks/projects must be submitted on or before the due date.

D. Always be prepared with a blue or black inked pen and a clean sheet of paper (yellow pad) of different sizes.

E. Special exams will be given only within the week after the missed scheduled exam. For this purpose, you must secure and present a permit/receipt of payment for special exam from the Accounting Office.

F. You are expected to behave properly inside the classroom by paying attention to the discussions and activities and by showing respect to your teacher, classmates, and visitors (if there are).

G. You should not leave the classroom without first asking permission from the teacher. For valid reasons, you may be allowed to leave the room only for 5 minutes.

H. You must observe the class seat plan at all times, otherwise, you may be considered absent.

I. You are not allowed to use any electronic device (i.e. cellular phone, tablet, laptop, etc.) during class hours.

J. You are required to secure a copy of the textbook and handouts for classroom discussions and activities.

N.B. All other policies (attendance, tardiness, decorum, grievance, etc) shall be subject to the provisions of the latest version of the Student Handbook.

VII. REFERENCES

PRIMARY SOURCES Bernardo, H. (2008). Responding to the call of justice and love. (2 ND Edition). Manila: National Bookstore.

Bible (Any Catholic Edition)

SECONDARY SOURCE Acts and Decrees of the 2 nd Plenary Council of the Philippines.

ONLINE SOURCES

http://cbcponline.net/v2/

http://www.cbcponline.net/statements/statementonmining.html

http://www.catholicsocialteaching.org.uk/

http://nassa.org.ph/

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/justpeace/documents/rc_pc_justpeace_doc_20060526_compendio-dott-

soc_en.html

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catholic-social-teaching/

http://www.impactmagazine.net/

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http://www.vatican.va/

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM

http://www.osjspm.org/CatholicSocialTeaching http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/ http://www.ewtn.com/vlibrary/search.asp

http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=333

http://www.scribd.com/doc/62910095/Catechism-for-Filipino-Catholics-CFC

N.B. Other references may be required and/or provided as necessary.

Prepared by:

Endorsed by:

Religious Education Department DR. MARIANO THOMAS S. RAMIREZ Chair, Religious Education Department DR. MANUEL G.
Religious Education Department
DR. MARIANO THOMAS S. RAMIREZ
Chair, Religious Education Department
DR. MANUEL G. CAMARSE
Dean, College of Education

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