lsc2004  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

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
Q2
Language
French
Main themes
The great diversity of life on earth has call men since the high Antiquity. First the divers historical answers will be remained and than the mechanisms of the evolution will be explained by a specialist on the matter (Pr. Th. Hance). That will introduce considerations on divers current theories. No other scientific theory has been so much impregnated by the religious, socio-economic and historical contexts in which it has developed and that, at the same time, have itself largely influenced. It is particularly true for human evolution that will be analysed, especially the singular phenomena of Humanisation. Here it will do, once again, found on the results and interpretations of palaeontology, comparative anatomy, prehistory and neural-sciences. These data will allow a better understanding of the most important acquisitions of this lineage, the way of their apparition and their rule in the process. The lecture maintains a rigorously scientific level but does not ask presupposed knowledge. It keeps a real scientifically level that students have to rich.
Aims

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

1 The aim of this topic, opened to unspecialised fellows susceptible of an epistemological thought, is to train the students' thought on the problematic of the Evolution and the Humanisation. It analyses critically the causes of the theory of the Evolution and takes an inventory of the heuristic locks and of the cultural contexts of its history those allows a best understanding of the circumstances and the conditions of the presence of the human group
 
Content
Two parts (i) Human evolution - 11 hours and (ii) General evolution - 4 hours
Teaching methods

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

Lectures
Evaluation methods

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

Written exam (one for each part). Be careful, the score of each part must be higher than 7/20 to be successful. A partial score of 7 or less out of 20 for a game automatically gives a final score of 7/20 or less, even if the arithmetic mean is higher.
Partial exemptions valid for sessions of the same academic year are possible if one, but not the other part of the course is successful (i.e. 10/20 or more), after written request and agreement of the holders (by email).
Online resources
Power point slides.
Please use the UCLouvain Moodle platform of the course to be updated on contents and organisation, including examination.
Bibliography

 

 

Teaching materials
  • Please use the UCLouvain Moodle platform of the course to be updated on contents and organisation, including examination.
  • - Partie humanisation (livre de référence) : How Humans Evolved (Anglais), december 2017 (and new editions in 2020)  de Robert Boyd (Auteur), Joan B Silk (Auteur), W. W. Norton & Company Editors
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Anthropology

Minor in Culture and Creation

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General