Religions and gender

ltheo2430  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Religions and gender
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
4 credits
30.0 h
Lesch Walter;
Main themes
In order to achieve these ends, the lectures will treat a general problem or a particular question concerning the image of women and men and their specific role in connection with religions.

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

1 - explain the notion of gender, its origin, evolution and pertinence ;
2 - understand what is at stake in this notion in the fields of anthropology, ethics, history, society and religion ;
3 - particularly, to understand and analyse the impact of gender on religions and of religions on gender.

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”.

Gender Equality and Religious Norms (2019-2020, Q1)
Gender studies and religious studies coexist in universities without interacting very much. The course underlines the importance of a confrontation between these areas in order to detect the problematic points. What happens when the equality of women and men, the recognition of sexual and gender identities, same sex couples and other choices are permanently challenged by religious authorities? We could of course take gender equality for granted in a secularized society. However, it is preferable to know about the obstacles still alive in multi-religious and multicultural contexts.
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 success depends on a regular and active participation.
A written exam will be organized in January 2020.
Other information
The cours starts on Wednesday 18 September 2019, 10:45 - 12:45, room ERAS 56.
Office hour: Monday, 13:30 - 15:00, Collège Descamps d126 (Grand-Place 45).
Online resources
Selected texts will be available on Moodle.

Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Minor in Gender Studies

Master [120] in Public Administration

Master [120] in Theology

Master [120] in Communication

Master [120] in Anthropology

Master [120] in Journalism

Advanced Master in Gender Studies

Master [120] in History

Master [120] in Ethics

Master [120] in Sciences of Religions

Master [120] in Philosophy

Master [120] in Sociology

Master [120] in Political Sciences: International Relations

Master [120] in Psychology

Master [120] in Family and Sexuality Studies

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures