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

lfial1155  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to History (Ancient, Medieval, Modern, Contemporary)
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
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'.
Teaching materials
  • Histoire médiévale: un power point fournissant le plan du cours (Moodle)
Faculty or entity
Force majeure
Teaching methods
The lessons will be given in a priority way in the classroom (even if the lessons are held in limited groups, additional material in the form of documentation and complementary video capsules will therefore be provided to supplement the content of the lessons). When face-to-face teaching is no longer possible, lessons will be given by distance learning. 
Evaluation methods
Exams can be held online. 

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Philosophy

Bachelor in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Bachelor in History

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General