Altissia Chair: The Digital Turn in Culture & Ethics

LFIAL2010  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Altissia Chair: The Digital Turn in Culture & Ethics
5.0 credits
22.5 h
1q

Teacher(s)
Language
Français
Main themes

The advent of the digital age in the 1980s led to the dematerialisation of information, paving the way for innovations that have had a profound effect on society. Digital technology is not a "veneer of modernity" superimposed on the reality that surrounds us; it is a fundamental movement that confronts real and virtual, and influences language, the arts, culture, social relations, thought systems and even our perception of space and time. This fundamental digital movement therefore impacts the subjects that are at the very heart of the disciplines we teach in the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters, while also giving rise to important societal challenges, both ethical and democratic.

Contrary to what the expression "digital native" might suggest, it is not enough to have been born in the era of computers and tablets to develop a critical eye and a deep understanding of the digital challenges in our society and, more specifically, in our Faculty's fields of specialisation. That is the purpose of this course.

Aims

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    The purpose of this course is to dialogically encourage the students to "think" digital. At the end of this course, they will be able to identify, understand, and critically examine the changes induced by the digital while assessing the attendant cultural or ethical issues.

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”.

Content

The course will cover the concepts necessary for a critical discussion on the digital.

Teaching methods

Lectures, readings, classroom discussions, workshops involving experimenting with various digital humanities (DH) tools or discussing relevant/established DH projects.

Evaluation methods

Essay (at least 1,500 words) reflecting on a topic relevant to the course topics.

Faculty or entity


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

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Multilingual Communication
5
-

Master [120] in Linguistics
5
-

Master [120] in Ethics
5
-

Master [120] in Philosophy
5
-

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General
5
-

Master [60] in History of Art and Archaeology : General
5
-

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology
5
-

Master [60] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology
5
-

Master [120] in Translation
5
-

Master [120] in Interpreting
5
-

Master [120] in History
5
-

Master [60] in History
5
-

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics
5
-

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language
5
-

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures
5
-