Specialized heuristics and exercises on questions of history : the Middle Ages

lhist1242  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Specialized heuristics and exercises on questions of history : the Middle Ages
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
15.0 h + 15.0 h
The "Exercises" are designed as a practical application of the principles of critical history and as a complement to the course of Heuristic of the Middle Ages to the extent that they presuppose recourse to bibliographical and heuristic tools. Knowledge of Latin is desireable.

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
The student is progressively introduced to working tools, synthesizing works and important monographs, as well as the typology of sources for the period considered. These exercises are designed to complement the corresponding heuristics course. During group exercise sessions, various sources related to the period concerned are successively presented and analysed, on the basis of a preliminary, personal work by students.

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

1 By the end of the course, the students should be capable of carrrying out documentary research for the medieval period, situating it in the context of the problems analysed as finely as possible and grasping the link between the problem and recourse to documentation.
By the end of the exercises, the student should be capable of successfully carrying out in-depth study of documents related to medieval history (nature of the source, contents, critical problems, interest).
Teaching methods

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

While following theoretical lessons around medieval sources and associated works, students will be invited to carry out a series of works around themes and sources.
Faculty or entity
Force majeure
Evaluation methods
In addition to the work and TP, the final exams will be done online. They will be in the form of a written assignment to be completed remotely, open book, and submitted to Moodle by a set deadline.

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in History

Minor in Medieval Studies

Minor in History