Specialized heuristics and exercises on questions of history : modern times

lhist1243  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Specialized heuristics and exercises on questions of history : modern times
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
15.0 h + 15.0 h
Mostaccio Silvia;

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
The student is progressively introduced to working tools, synthesizing works and important monographs, as well as the typology of sources for the period considered. These exercises are designed to complement the corresponding heuristics course.
During group exercise sessions, various sources related to the period concerned are successively presented and analysed, on the basis of a preliminary, personal work by students.

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

1 By the end of the course, the students should be capable of carrrying out documentary research for the modern period, situating it in the context of the problems analysed as finely as possible and grasping the link between the problem and recourse to documentation. By the end of the exercises, the student should be capable of successfully carrying out in-depth study of documents related to modern history (nature of the source, contents, critical problems, interest).

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”.
This course is a Early Modern-oriented in-depth course that complements the General Heuristics one. As for knowledge, the point is to recognize the different typologies of sources; to use the appropriate bibliographic instruments; to know the major themes of contemporary historiography for the 16th-18th centuries.
Evaluation methods
50%: evaluation in itinere (written exercises and work), 50%: oral examination
Other information
 Support : Student Notes. Syllabus in the form of a bibliographical list. Power-point.
Teaching : the professor and the assistant assigned by the Department.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in History

Minor in History