Economy and Business
Welcome to your course in Economy & Business. This course challenges us to bring a Catholic imagination to bear upon our activities of commerce and exchange.
To lead us through this course, we are privileged to have with us Mary Hirschfeld, Associate Professor of Economics and Theology at Villanova University.
The subsequent lessons will help us to develop an understanding of economics grounded in the principles of Catholic Social Thought, with the hope that, equipped with a true vision of the human person and society, we can act as agents of insight and justice in all affairs related to business and exchange.
Sources required by this course include the following:
- Saint Pope John Paul II, Laborem Exercens, 1981
- Saint Pope John Paul II, Centesimus Annus, 1991
- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate, 2009
- The Bible
In order to accommodate your calendar, lessons are made available earlier than needed.
Here is a list of the lessons covered at each discussion:
Discussion 1: Lesson 1 & 2
Discussion 2: Lessons 3-5