Canon Law (2022/2023)

Course code
4S001384
Credits
6
Academic sector
IUS/11 - DIRITTO CANONICO E DIRITTO ECCLESIASTICO

Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing the students with tools that are necessary to learn and analyse the two-thousand years old legal order of the Catholic Church. Despite its strong originality in comparison to the world of the secular laws, the law of the Church has played a significant role in the creation and the development of the European legal culture; many institutions and many solutions of the juridical problems adopted by States laws are derived from the canonical models.
At the end of the course the student will be able:
- to know and understand the fundamental principles, institutes and rules of canon law;
- to evaluate essential profiles of comparison between the law of the Church and secular legal systems, both in historical evolution and in current legislation;
- to know how to set up practical issues of relationships between the rules of canon law and the rules of secular legal systems.