General heuristics

lhist1140  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

General heuristics
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.
6 credits
22.5 h + 15.0 h
Bertrand Paul;
Main themes
- Presentation and application of documentary research procedures (the problem, finding documentary resources and locating the documentation, material and intellectual treatment of the information).
- Presentation of the principal works of synthesis and working tools and introduction into handling them, situating them in the various historiographical currents, particularly repertories of historical bibliography not limited to one period of history.
- Presentation of a typology of principal sources.

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

1 By the end of this instruction, students will have been introduced to documentory research, keeping a twofold imperative in mind : that of analysing various aspects of a given problem, on the one hand; that of recourse to documentation providing acquaintance with the problem, on the other hand. The course is intended to systematically develop in the student the dialectic between problem analysis and recourse to documentation.

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 methods
The course is comprised of theoretical lectures, as well as exercises to be done individually or during organized exercise meetings.
Other information
Teaching materials : Student notes. A syllabus, giving the bibliographical references of essential works, is provided. Teaching : Exercises (15 h) help the student master an approach to general heuristics.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in History

Approfondissement en sciences et technologies de l'information et de la communication (pour seule réinscription)

Minor in History