Practice of History & Social Sciences

lhist1340  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Practice of History & Social Sciences
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).
5 credits
15.0 h + 15.0 h
Rousseaux Xavier;

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
Integrated exercises 2 hours a week on an historical question involving normative, geographical and socio-anthropological factors. From conceptualization to the theoretical stage in passing through analysis of a social phenomenon.

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

  • Master the concepts, methods and models or theories of the social sciences (geography, law, sociology, anthropology) useful for history;
  • Analyse and research the interpretative factors of social phenomena in history through an exercise involving method and technique in the social sciences;
  • Introduction to a multi-disciplinary study project with a view towards professional practice (teaching, research, archives, land management, cultural administration...).
  • Project presentation : object of the research and mission notebook
  • Introduction to the necessary tools : geographical, juridical, sociological or anthropological concepts, methods, theories or models, based on a theoretical dossier + software
  • Application to the theme chosen in the form of group work, supervised by the co-teachers and assistants, based on a documents dossier and mission notebook
  • Presentation of work (mission notebook) and synthesis of results
  • Student evaluation of the tools of social sciences useful for historical analysis
Teaching methods

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

Class participation is compulsory. Any absence needs motivation. More than two unmotivated abences could cancel the exam inscription. Exam presentation supposes enrollment in a workgroup, participation to the sessions, and presentation of the final written essay.
Evaluation methods

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

Written work by the group, evaluated in an oral interview
Other information
Teaching : multi-disciplinary co-teaching in a real teaching team.
La documentation et les consignes seront disponibles sur le site Moodle du cours.
Teaching materials
  • SIte Moodle du cours
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in History