Evolution et hominisation

lsc2004  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Evolution et hominisation
3.00 credits
15.0 h
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.
Learning outcomes

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
Two parts (A) Human evolution - 11 hours and (B) General evolution - 4 hours
Teaching methods
Evaluation methods
Written exam (one for each part). The final examination note is the weighted average of the marks A and B. In the final mark, part A is worth 15/20 and part B is worth 5/20.
Online resources
Power point slides.
Please use the UCLouvain Moodle platform of the course to be updated on contents and organisation, including examination.



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
Learning outcomes
Minor in Culture and Creation

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