Modern and Contemporary History

lcops1113  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Modern and Contemporary History
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.
5 credits
30.0 h
Debruyne Emmanuel (coordinator); Lecuppre Gilles; Mostaccio Silvia;
Main themes
The period covered by this course goes from the fall of the Byzantine Empire to the contemporary period. There is a primary, but not exclusive focus on European and North American history. Students will be given the keys to an understanding of historical development on a global level, highlighting different phases of globalisation and the resulting identities created.

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

1. have acquired a global overview of the major historical dynamics that have shaped modern societies. 
2. be familiar with the key events from this period of history (such as the fall of the Byzantine Empire, Lutheran reforms, the Treaty of Westphalia, the Galilean Revolution, the French and American Revolutions, the Russian Revolution) and be able to place them on a time line.
3. be able to show the relationships of historical dependency between the processes of social structuring which are studied as specialist subjects within the degree course (Politics, Economics, Social Studies, Communication).

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”.
Teaching materials
  • PowerPoint du cours, accessible sur Moodle
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Minor in Human and Social Sciences

Minor in Culture and Creation

Approfondissement 'Principes de maîtrise de l'actualité'

Bachelor in Political Sciences: General

Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Bachelor in Information and Communication

Bachelor in Sociology and Anthropology