Ethics, Society, Religion

lreli1352a  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Ethics, Society, Religion
5 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2018-2019
Lesch Walter;
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”.
What is a just society?
The course offers an introduction to the societal implications of ethics. How do forces of cohesion and of fragmentation shape a pluralist and democratic society? What is the role of religion in the search for a just and fair society today? The course presents theoretical and practical references in order to understand systemic constraints and the responsibility of actors of the civil society.
Teaching methods
There will be lectures and important interactive moments based on texts that have to be read by all participants.
Evaluation methods
Written exam in January 2019.
Other information
Q1, Thursday, 16:15 - 18:15, room AGOR 03.
Online resources
Selected textes will be available on 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