Societies-cultures-religions : Human Questions

lteco2200  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Societies-cultures-religions : Human Questions
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
2 credits
15.0 h
Q1 or Q2

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

1 confront him/herself in a personal and critical way with the reflection developed during the lectures about the Christian faith.
2 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.
3 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”.
The concrete topic of this course changes every year. Please refer to the French version for uptodate information.
LTECO2200A (Régis Burnet)
Apocalypse and collapsology: what the anxiety of the end of the world has to say
Over the last few years, many people have been thinking that the end of the world is approaching. Global warming, demographic pressure, the belief that the capitalist system is running out of steam: there are many arguments to support the certainty of the collapse. Some have even proposed a new “science,” collapsology, to study and predict the timing and form of the final disaster. 
However, in the history of humanity, in many epochs, people thought to be close to the end of the world. Each time, this anguish was a mirror of the evolution of society and its mentalities. 
What does the current catastrophist trend tell us? Starting from the study of ancient doctrines—first of all the study of the Apocalypse of John, which still plays a fundamental role in the apocalyptic scenario—we will examine contemporary works, in particular the zombie film, in order to know which social changes and which alterations in world perception are reflected by this psychosis of breakdown.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The class of Q1 (LTECO2200A by R. Burnet) will be taught by Teams. The supports will be provided on Moodle.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The exam takes the form of a written work to be submitted to the professor.
Other information
Please refer to the French version for uptodate information.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Biology

Master [120] in Computer Science and Engineering

Master [120] in Computer Science

Master [120] in Architecture and Engineering

Master [120] in Physical Engineering

Master [120] in Civil Engineering

Master [120] in Electrical Engineering

Master [120] in Chemical and Materials Engineering

Master [120] in Electro-mechanical Engineering

Master [120] in Mathematical Engineering

Bachelor in Computer Science

Master [120] in Agricultural Bioengineering

Bachelor in Physics

Master [120] in Forests and Natural Areas Engineering

Master [120] in Environmental Bioengineering

Bachelor in Mathematics

Bachelor in Geography : General

Bachelor in Engineering

Bachelor in Chemistry

Master [120] in Data Science Engineering

Master [120] in Chemistry and Bioindustries

Master [120] in Data Science: Information Technology

Master [120] in Biomedical Engineering

Master [60] in Computer Science

Master [120] in Mechanical Engineering