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University of Santo Tomas

Faculty of Pharmacy
A Course Syllabus of AY 2011-2012
Course Title

Sociology 9 (Marriage and Family)

Course Code

SCL 9

Course Description :

This course presents a holistic view of Marriage and Family emphasizing the theological and moral dimensions. The
multidisciplinary approach is used in presenting the concepts. The course also makes use of the recent contributions of the social
and behavioral sciences in the field.
The course also includes the latest provisions of canon Law and the New Family Code of the Philippines. It cites Filipino values and
traditions still observed. This course is divided into four parts
1.

The first part which has four chapters provides an in-depth study of a truly Christian marriage and family rooted in Gods plan.

2. The second part is divided into three chapters. It emphasizes family in todays realities as a community of love and life. It also
includes a chapter on family spirituality.
3. The third part utilizes the contributions of other disciplines (psychology, sociology, medicine and biology) to provide an integral
formation for students specially in terms of preparing them for marriage and family life.
4. The fourth part, which concludes the study of this course, deals with special issues. These are presented in the context of
Christian teachings and accepted in that light. The issues are the following: Homosexuality, Mixed Marriages, Responsible
Parenthood: Pro-Life versus Pro-choices; Marriage On the Rocks; solo-Parenting; Violence in the Home; Family Conflicts,
Infidelity/Adultery; Family Counseling; and concludes with suggestions and recommendations for a Family Life Enrichment
Program
Course Credit

3units

Contact Hours

3 hours per week

Pre-requisite(s)
Placement

:
:

Theology 1 (Salvation History), Theology 2 (Church and Sacraments), Philosophy 5 (Christian Ethics) and Sociology 3 (ChristianSocio Cultural Dimensions)
Third Year First Semester

Course Outline:
Specific Objectives

MONTHLY GRADING PERIOD


Time
Teaching
Allotted
Strategies

Topics

Skills

Values

Evaluation Tool

CHAPTER ONE:
Small
Group
Discussions,
Essay Writing,
Class Debate, A
short Reflection
Prayer

MARRIAGE Unfolded in the New


Testament
At the end of the chapter, the
students are expected to:
1. Have a clear and deeper
knowledge of the essential
Christian
teachings
on
marriage given by Christ
himself.
2. Explain the significance of the
presence of Christ and His
actions in the wedding at
Cana to Christian marriage
3. Convince Christians to opt for
a Catholic marriage when
they get married
4. Understand the significance
of celibacy in relation to
marriage

LESSON ONE:
MARRIAGE
Gospels

in

the

LESSON TWO:
MARRIAGE
in
Pauls Teachings

St.

Interpersonal
Critical Thinking
Analytical
Communication

Teamwork
Self-discipline
Patience
Professionalism

Quizzes
Unit Examination
Graded recitation

CHAPTER TWO:
Small

Group

CHRISTIAN
MARRIAGE

Dimensions

of
4 wks

At the end of the chapter,


students are expected to:
1. Gain a deep and clear
knowledge of the Christian
dimensions of marriage.
2. Develop on a sheet of
paper (for submission) on
the
preference
for
a
Christian Catholic marriage

LESSON ONE:
Marriage a Contract
LESSON TWO:
Marriage
as
Covenant: The End

Discussions,
Composing
a
Prayer,
Class
Sharing,
Homework
for
submission, Mini
Interview

LESSON THREE:
Marriage
as
a
Covenant:
Essential
Properties
LESSON FOUR:
Marriage
as
Sacrament

LESSON FIVE:
Marriage
as
Celebration
and
Vocation

a
a

Healing the Wounded Toward


an
Authentic
Family
Spirituality

LESSON SIX:
The Wounded Family
and Spiritual

At the end of the chapter, the


students are expected to:
1. Deepen their awareness
about
authentic
family
spirituality.
2. Recall the hurts that need
healing in their family tree
and pray for the healing of
memories.
3. Consecrate their family to
the Holy Family of Nazareth

Role
Play,
Prayer
for
Healing
the
Family
Tree,
Para-liturgical
celebration

Specific Objectives

Topics

CHAPTER THREE: Being


Ready for Marriage

LESSON ONE: Growth


and Maturity

Remote Preparations

LESSON TWO: The

PRELIMINARY GRADING PERIOD


Time
Teaching
Skills
Allotted
Strategies
4 wks
plus one
meeting

Class
Discussion on
Bahay-Bahayan
Story, Group

Interpersonal
Critical Thinking
Analytical
Communication

Values

Teamwork
Self-discipline
Patience
Professionalism

Evaluation Tool

Quizzes
Unit Examination
Graded recitation

At the end of the chapter,


the students are expected
to:
1. Acquire
a
deeper
understanding of the
important
factors
necessary for a mature
long-life commitment
2. Reflect the principles
drawn from scriptures
concerning Gods plan
for human sexuality
and
share
their
thoughts with their
classmates
3. Distinguish sex from
human sexuality
4. Integrate love and
human sexuality in the
context of marriage

Specific Objectives
CHAPTER FOUR: Special
At the end of the chapter,
the students are expected
to:
1. Realize the
implications of some
selected pertinent

Total Man, The Total


Woman
LESSON THREE: Right
Approach to Sex and
Sexuality

Work Activity,
Role Playing,
Case Analysis,
Cine Forum,
Interviewing
parents and
some couples

Openmindedness

LESSON FOUR:
Maturing in Love

Topics
LESSON ONE:
Responsible
Parenthood
LESSON TWO:
Responsive Parenting

FINAL GRADING PERIOD


Time
Teaching
Allotted
Strategies
4 weeks

Skills

Small Group
Sharing,
Research Work,
Reaction Paper,
Class Sharing

Values

Teamwork
Self-discipline
Patience

Evaluation Tool

Quizzes
Unit Examination
Graded recitation

LESSON THREE: The


Issues of Mixed

issues and problems


seriously affecting
Christian marriage.
2. Elucidate how Catholic
Christian teachings
view these issues and
problem.
3. Manifest their
conviction to abide by
Gods plan through the
magisterum of the
Church with the help of
His grace

Grading System

Marriages and The


Disparity of Cult
LESSON FOUR:
Marriage on the Rocks
LESSON FIVE: The
Issues of Masturbation
and Homosexuality

Three Grading Periods


Monthly Grading Period
Preliminary Grading Period
Final Grading Period

20%
40%
40%

References
CHURCH DOCUMENTS
Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, ECCCE (1994). The Catholic Faith Catechism. Makati, MM: Word
and Life Publications.
Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education (1994). Catechism of the Catholic Church. Manila: Word
and Life Publications.
Pontifical Council for the Family (1996). The Truth and meaning of Human Sexuality. Pasay City: Daughters of St.
Paul

BOOKS AND ARTICLES


Abad, Javier and Fenoy, Eugenio (1988). Marriage: A Path to Sanctity. Manila Philippines: Sinagtala Publishers, Inc.
Aquinas, St. Thomas. Summa Theologica
Bacani, Teodoro (1992). The Church and Birth Control. Manila: Copyright by Teodoro Bacani.
Bugen, Larry A. Ph.D. (1995). A Couples Guide to Commitment. Pasay City: Daughters of St. Paul.
Cahill, Lisa Sowle (1985). Between the Sexes: Foundations for a Christian Ethics Sexuality. Philadelphia: Fortress
Press.

De Haro, Ramon Garcia (1994). Marriage and the Family in the Documents of the Magisterium. Translated by William
E. May. San Francisco: Ignacius Press.
De Torre, Joseph (1988). Sexuality and Sanctity. Greenhills, P.O. Box 536, Manila, Philippines Inc.
Dominion, Jack (1981). Marriage, Faith and Love. New York: Crossroad.
Doyle, Thomas. (1984). The Moral Inseparability of the Unitive and Procreative Aspects of Human Sexual Intercourse,
Moral Theology Today: Certitudes and Doubts, St. Louis, Mo.: Pope John Center
Dowyer, John (1987). Human Sexuality: A Christian View. Kansas: Sheed and Ward
Garcia, Excelso, O.P. (1990). Your Way to Marriage. Espana, Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House.

Prepared by

Assoc. Prof. Maria Corazon Unas

Date

Approved by

June 2011

Prof. Priscilla M. Torres, Ph.D.