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Create a feature article about the topics of ‘self’ and ‘community’

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Create a feature article about the topics of ‘self’ and ‘community’. Demonstrate your understanding of the principles of Catholic Social Thought (CST) in relation to ‘self’ and ‘community’.

What are you being assessed on?

Assessment No.1 is designed to assess the first intended learning outcome, namely:

  1. Describe coherently in writing the principles of Catholic Social Thought (CST), and through a personal written commentary, explain that the concepts of 'self' and 'community' are interrelated.

Readings for this assessment:

The readings from tutorials 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the unit available to you via the LEO (i.e. Module 1 – The Good Life and the Golden Rule; Module 2 - I am because we are; individual and society; Module 3 – The history and principles of Catholic Social thought; Module 4 - Human Flourishing and the Common Good) and through any wider or further reading you wish to include. Please note that you are not required to read outside of the reading list in the unit in order to achieve a high distinction in this assessment task.

 

General Instructions:

  • Construct a feature article describing in writing, the 9 principles of Catholic Social Thought (CST)as outlined in the unit, and draw upon these principles to demonstrate the interrelationship between the concepts of 'self' and 'community'. The 9 principles you are to write about are: Dignity of the Human Person; Common Good; Preferential Option for the Poor; Subsidiarity; Universal Purpose of Goods; Stewardship of Creation; Promotion of Peace; Participation; Global solidarity.
  • From this assessment you will receive constructive feedback to assist you in completing the assessment 2.
  • The article is to be no more than 1,200 words in length.
  • The feature article may have illustrations/artwork that relate to the content of your article. Try and make your article interesting and engaging for readers.
  •  The article must refer to the extracted readings in the unit reading list for tutorials 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.You may refer to other material you have read around the topic in order to gain a greater understanding of the topic but note that you are not required to read outside of the reading list in the unit in order to achieve a high distinction in this assessment task.
  •  All material must be referenced (see the notes on the UNCC100 LEO page for how to reference according to your discipline area). References do not count in the word limit.
  • This assessment will be worth 50 marks.

 

Additional readings for assignment 1:

  1. Choosing the Common Good, Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Alive Publishing Ltd., Stoke on Trent, 2010
  2. Vote for the Common Good,  Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales 2001
  3. Byron, William, “Ten Building Blocks of Catholic Social Teaching”, 1998, (August 1 2017) (6 pages in total)
  4. Hornsby-Smith, Michael P. An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2006, especially pages 104-112
  5. Massaro, SJ, Thomas, Living Justice : Catholic Social Teaching in Action, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015, especially Chapter 5, pp.81-102

 

Due date:

Tuesday 12th Sept (4am)

Weighting:

50%

Length and/or format:

1200 words. Papers that are greater than 1320 words will not be

marked beyond this point.

Learning outcomes assessed:

1

How to submit:

Your feature article must be uploaded to LEO via Turnitin.

Return of assignment:

Assignments will be returned on Tuesday 3rd October, providing feedback for preparation of assignment

2. If you are unsure how to

find your assignment results and feedback you can read how to do this on LEO under Assessment > How to find your results and feedback.

Assessment criteria

The following table lists the criteria you will be marked on and the standard for each criterion required to achieve each grade for

Assignment 1.

References

APA style (limitations since 2012)

 


 

 

Additional readings for assignment 1:

  1. Choosing the Common Good, Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Alive Publishing Ltd., Stoke on Trent, 2010
  2. Vote for the Common Good,  Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales 2001
  3. Byron, William, “Ten Building Blocks of Catholic Social Teaching”, 1998, (August 1 2017) (6 pages in total)
  4. Hornsby-Smith, Michael P. An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2006, especially pages 104-112
  5. Massaro, SJ, Thomas, Living Justice : Catholic Social Teaching in Action, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015, especially Chapter 5, pp.81-102

 

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