This course is a basic presentation of Catholic Social Morality, covering the theoretical, historical and practical aspects of the social teaching of the Church, especially through its encyclicals and documents. Emphasis is placed on the theological and ethical foundations which are necessary for a pastorally sensitive social ethics. When possible, experts in fields which pertain to contemporary social issues are invited to engage with students. One component of the course learning is devoted to the study of the method of “reading the signs of the times” and its application in collaborative groups to a contemporary social problem in San Antonio. Due to the global nature of the Roman Catholic Church and the increasingly global dimensions of contemporary U.S. life, this course will also engage various global moral concerns. (Prerequisite: TS 6350 Foundations of Moral Theology) (Spring)