Historical and Cultural Aspects of Spain (Middle Ages and Modern Times)

lrom1583  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Historical and Cultural Aspects of Spain (Middle Ages and 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.
5 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2019-2020
De Cock Barbara;
Joint requirement LFIAL1170

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 first part of the course will outline the panorama of historical conditions in which the social and cultural life of Spain developed: the medieval mosaic; the presence of three cultures (Christian, Arab and Jewish); unification at the end of the 15th century. The second part concerns the emergence of modern Spain. The accent will be on the mechanisms of the globalisation of Spanish power (main stages in the conquest of the Americas and mechanisms of control), as well as on the politico-religious dimension of the Hispanic monarchy, as it expressed itself, notably, in Flanders.
As far as possible the course will be based on visual, historical and literary documentation.

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

Students will be able to contextualise, historically and culturally, the literary and visual documents of the Hispanic world, in a period ranging from the 6th to the 18th centuries.

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 offers a panorama of the history and artistic production of medieval and modern Spain (up to the 18th century).
Teaching methods
The course will combine formal lectures with research exercises for the students.
Evaluation methods
Written exam. Half of the score is awarded to a multiple choice exam and the other half to open questions. The same modalities apply for the retake session.
Online resources
PowerPoint slides available on Moodle

Julio Valdeón, Joseph Pérez, Santos Juliá. Historia de España. Austral/Espasa

Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Minor in Medieval Studies

Minor in Spanish Studies