Ethics, Society, Religion

lreli1352a  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Ethics, Society, Religion
5 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2017-2018 !

Main themes
The course offers an introduction to ethical reflection on societal issues. Themes will be developed by combining conceptual work and case studies. The course will particularly focus on the impact of religious traditions on the theory and practice of life in a pluralistic and multicultural society.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


At the end of this course, the student will be able:

-    to articulate issues related to norms and values in institutional contexts;

-    to situate the ethical issues of social, political, economic and legal sciences;

-    to use the key concepts of social philosophy;

-    to identify the role of religions in the theories of justice and in concrete actions.


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The course provides an introduction to the ethical issues of building and destabilizing social ties and explores the roles of religions, especially Christianity, in discussing norms and values in interaction networks: at informal levels , institutional, media, etc. This critical path will allow a better understanding of the transformations of the concept of 'social justice'.
Teaching methods
Formal lectures; debates and interactions on the Moodle site.
Evaluation methods
Written work to be submitted before the session and oral examination.
Other information
without object
Des documents seront accessibles sur le site Moodle.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme

Bachelor in religious studies

Minor in Christian Theology

Additionnal module in Religious Studies