Civilisation of the Dutch-speaking countries : The present

lgerm1535  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Civilisation of the Dutch-speaking countries : The present
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See also the list of assessments for the June 2020 session.
5 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2019-2020 !

Level B2 of the Common Europea Framework of Reference for Languages
Main themes
1. the material reality and the communities
2. political and social organisation (form of government)
3. moral attitudes
4. intellectual, philosophical and religious life
5. the hopes, failures and achievements of these communities

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


The course studies the major developments and structures in politics, social relationships and culture, and introduces the students to contemporary life in the German-, English- or Dutch-speaking communities in Europe. By the end of the course, students are expected to have acquired in-depth knowledge of German-/ English-/ Dutch-speaking Europe.


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”.
In order to enable students to understand better the Dutch-speaking communities in Belgium and the Netherlands, the course explains how in Flanders and the Netherlands, culture and society developed historically towards the political, social and religious reality of the present day and age. It also discusses the role of the regions and communities in the context of the European Union. Students acquire more in-depth knowledge through personal reading of a course book.
Teaching methods
Formal lectures, personal reading.
Evaluation methods
Oral exam related to the course content and critical discussion
Other information
Powerpoint presentations are uploaded on Moodle. 
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Minor in Dutch Studies