This unit, together with DC3001C Canon Law A, aims to provide the students with an understanding of the role of law in the Catholic Church and its relationship with theology through a further examination of the 1983 Code of Canon Law and later legislation, including the 1990 Code of Canon Law of the Eastern Churches. Topics to be treated include the law, both universal and local, relating to the administration of the Sacraments, temporal goods and the teaching office of the Church. Sanctions and processes in the Church will be covered if or when required. Students will consider examples of the application of the law in practical pastoral situations.

Unit Code: DC3002C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Canon Law

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Interpret the canons in their context and to understand their relationship to other canons;


Apply the law of the Church to concrete situations with pastoral sensitivity and an awareness of the requirements of the law;


Show evidence of a detailed understanding of the requirements for the valid and lawful administration of the Sacraments;


Elaborate a general understanding of the governance and legislation of the Eastern Catholic Churches.

Unit sequence

At least 3 of CT2102C/3102C; CT2121C/3121C; CT2131C/3131; CT2141C/ 3141C


Lectures, seminars, tutorials


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

3000 word research paper

3000 50.0
Essay 500 20.0

20 minute oral exam


Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-21 13:24:16 +1000