Introduction to History (Ancient, Medieval, Modern, Contemporary)

lfial1155  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to History (Ancient, Medieval, Modern, Contemporary)
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
45.0 h
Bertrand Paul (coordinator); Mostaccio Silvia; Van Haeperen Françoise; Van Ypersele Laurence;
Main themes
This chronological approach from Antiquity to the contemporary period aims to provide an introduction to the main frameworks and the essential historical concepts related to them, to discover the variety of sources at the disposal of the historian as well as various issues in research.

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

By the end of the course, students will have acquired the following skills:
1. Knowledge :
  • A core of basic knowledge through a chronology common to the different disciplines being taught (archaeology, history, history of art, literature), to reinforce general knowledge so as to be able to take the specialised training courses offered by the Faculty ;
2. Expertise :
  • Creation of links within the discipline and between the different disciplines taught during the first term;
  • Appropriate and efficient use of the different procedures and tools provided by the lecturers and the tutor, to make learning more efficient and to promote success.
The contribution of this teaching unit towards the development and acquisition of skills and learning outcomes from the programme(s) is available at the end of this document, in the section 'Programmes/training including this teaching unit'.

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
  • Histoire médiévale: un power point fournissant le plan du cours (Moodle)
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Bachelor in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Bachelor in Philosophy

Master [120] in Performing Arts

Bachelor in History

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology