I was lucky to have lecturers who reached out to me not only as academic mentors, but also as models of excellence and commitment.
- Michael Khorommbi (BA graduate, 2015)
The Market Economy and Christian Ethics
Prof Marilise Smurthwaite
Duration & Time:
3 to 7 July 2017 (9h00 to 17h00)
This module acquaints the students with the following: Firstly, the origins, definitions and dimensions of Business Ethics and the theoretical approaches to Business Ethics including the approach of Catholic Social Thought. Secondly, it examines the relationship between economics and ethics and between economics and Christian Ethics. In addition, considers different approaches to ordering the economy such as Classical Economic Liberalism, Marxism, the Social Market Economy and Christian Social Teaching, liberation theology’s critique of economic injustice and the “preferential option for the poor”. Thirdly, it critiques the issues of globalisation, the neoliberal globalised economy, the South African economy and current macro-economic ethical issues, both global and national.