Societies-cultures-religions : Human Questions

LTECO1220  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Societies-cultures-religions : Human Questions
2.0 credits
15.0 h
1q

Teacher(s)
Language
Français
Aims

  • 1

    to confront him/herself in a personal and critical way with the reflection developed during the lectures about the Christian faith.

to argue his/her position, showing that he/she is conscious of the complexity of the questions at stake, also when confronted with various philosophical and religious traditions.
to clarify the complex relationship between Christian faith and modernity, paying attention to the different language' levels and to their relevance in the context of the reflection about the meaning of life.

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

2019-2020, Q1

“All About Evil”

The experience of evil is in the middle of the uncertainty of every person who comes to the limits of a perfect control of her life. How can we be interested in the fundamental questions of the sense or the nonsense of existence and avoid the pitfalls of fundamentalism? Religions do no longer have the monopoly on existential answers to the enigma of evil. The course will present religious discourses in close interaction with artistic expressions in order to test the strengths and the limits of a religious interpretation. Leonard Cohen’s last album – You want it darker (2016) – will be used as a starting point. Be sure that this course will not teach you “all about evil”. However, you can get some unexpected keys of understanding in order to stimulate your critical reflection in the encounter of contemporary culture.

Evaluation methods
Written exam in January 2020.
Other information
The student must choose a course among 3 possibilities (TECO1210, TECO1220, TECO1230).
Faculty or entity


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

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General
2
-

Bachelor in Philosophy
2
-

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English
2
-

Bachelor in History
2
-

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics
2
-

Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
2
-

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General
2
-

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies
2
-

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology
2
-

Bachelor in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures
2
-

Bachelor in Psychology and Education: General
2
-

Master [120] in Speech and Language Therapy
2
-