Religions and Media

lreli1264  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Religions and Media
5 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2018-2019
Lesch Walter;
Main themes
To meet these objectives, the course covers the following : - theories and techniques of communication in making a religious speech; - the active participation of Christians in the trades of communication (newspaper industry, radio, television, Internet); - tracks and suggestions for an education of the general public to the critical reception and use of media productions with religious topics; - ethical stakes of the media.

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

1 By the end of this course, the student should be able: - to analyse, interpret and evaluate the religious messages brought by the media; - to appreciate the impact of the media on religious experiences; - to make adequate use of the media as languages and supplements for faith education.

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”.
Mirror Effects: When religions and media communicate
Religions would not exist without means of communication. The course shows how different religions are represented in the media and how religious traditions contribute to the vitality and the tensions in the public sphere.
Teaching methods
There will be lectures and important interactive moments.
Evaluation methods
Regular and active participation.
Written exam in June 2019.
Other information
Q2, Tuesday, 14:00 - 16:00, room AGOR 03, first meeting: 5 February 2019.
Online resources
Selected texts will be available on Moodle.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Anthropology

Master [120] in Sociology

Master [120] in Political Sciences: General

Master [120] in Political Sciences: International Relations

Master [120] in Public Administration

Master [120] in Sciences of Religions

Minor in Culture and Creation