Christian Social Ethics : politics and economics questions I

ltheo2261  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Christian Social Ethics : politics and economics questions I
4 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2017-2018
Lesch Walter;
Main themes
In order to reach these goals, the course offers an analysis of a specific question, one time in the political field and the next time in the economical field. Important current files will be objects of research that need to use the tools of current ethics in connection with philosophy and social sciences The course will show some specificities of a Christian look aware of the plurality of approach.

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


By the end of the course, the student should be able : - to clarify fundamental categories for ethical thought in the context of important questions about society - to relate the contributions of Christian traditions to public debates on social bound - to analyse the issues about the social involvements of Christians in dialogue with other convictions.


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”.
Political Ethics for Europe
The European Union has its roots in a project which is as the same time political, economic and ethical. What are these values that stimulate European citizens living together beyond national affiliation? What about persons who do not have a European passport? As the ideal of a transnational society is in a deep crisis nowadays, it is important to analyze the ideas that have motivated such an original and ambitious construction. The course will also deal with the place of religions within the normative framework of European diversity.
Teaching methods
There will be lectures and also important interactive moments based on texts that have to be read by all participants.
Evaluation methods
The elements of evaluation are the regular and active participation, the writing of a short essay (maximum 5 pages on a subject that can be chosen among the topics of the course) and an oral exam.
Un choix des textes sera disponible sur Moodle.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Sociology

Master [120] in Theology

Master [120] in Political Sciences: General

Master [120] in Anthropology

Master [120] in Political Sciences: International Relations

Master [120] in Ethics

Master [60] in Theology

Master [120] in Philosophy

Master [120] in Public Administration