Computer Applications in the Humanities

lfial1156  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Computer Applications in the Humanities
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).
3 credits
15.0 h + 15.0 h
François Aurore;
The aim of this course relating to the application of information technology to humanities and history, is to raise students' awareness of the possibilities which the use of computer science in their field represents.
During this course we will deal with the following in particular:
  • introducing the students to information technology functionality and concepts and to the technical, legal and social challenges posed by the introduction of information and communication technologies, generally but also within their disciplines;
  • becoming familiar with basic administrative software;
  • exploring the possibilities offered by information technology for document research and processing information in their respective disciplines.
These lessons will include both elements of theory and practical work.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

  • Theoretical course
  • Practical sessions in the information technology pool;
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The final mark (/20) will be distributed as follows:
  • theoretical section: 10 points (written exam)
  • practical section: 10 points 
    • January session: Continuous assessment (tests during the quarter /8) and submission of a work (/2). Uncertified absence for continuous assessment or submitting an assignment late (or not at all) will result in a zero mark for the practical section.
    • Other sessions: exam at the computer workstation
Other information
Faculty or entity

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

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

Bachelor in History

Minor in History

Minor in Linguistics

Minor in numerical technologies and society