Computer Applications in the Humanities

lfial1156  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Computer Applications in the Humanities
3.00 credits
15.0 h + 15.0 h
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
  • Theoretical course
  • Practical sessions in the information technology pool;
Evaluation methods
The final mark (/20) will be distributed as follows:
- theoretical section: 10 points (written exam)
- practical section: 10 points  
  • January session: Continuous assessment (tests, assignment)
  • Other sessions: exam at the computer workstation
-  If a student fails the overall grade, only the failed parts (1.theoretical part / 2. tests / 3.assignment) are re-submitted in the 2d or 3rd sessions. However, if a student wishes to improve his/her grade and re-present a successful part, he/she may notify the teaching team.
Other information
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Minor in Linguistics

Bachelor in History

Minor in numerical technologies and society

Minor in History