Learning outcomes

The "Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology: General" effectively prepares students for entry into a Master's degree programme so that they can "become critical cultural players and active citizens who have an awareness of the world's socio-cultural issues and are able to involve themselves in the major challenges and issues of today's multicultural society".

By the end of their Bachelor's degree course in History of Art and Archaeology: General, graduates will have acquired a number of different academic skills, including the ability to research precise, targeted information, analyse visual, audio and written documents or works, think critically, understand and forge links between diverse and complex subjects, and write up various academic reports and other work. They will also have a broad understanding of the main frameworks of the history of Western art, from antiquity to the present day, and a certain ability to handle corpora of archaeology-related information. Moreover, they will have acquired a knowledge of the basic theory and methodology required to understand the fields of history of art and archaeology.

These outcomes will allow them to progress to a Master's programme in History of Art and Archaeology: General, with a view to focusing on one of the specialist areas offered at Master's level and acquiring professional and targeted academic skills that can be transferred to the employment market. This Bachelor's degree will also allow graduates to move towards other, related fields with the appropriate minor subject or additional studies (for instance, a Master's in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology, a Master's in History, a Master's in Theatre Studies, etc.).

On successful completion of this programme, each student is able to :

Specifically, graduates with a Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology, will:

1. Have an active and comprehensive understanding of the fields of history of art and archaeology.

2. Be able to study a work, object, site or issue using methods specific to archaeology and art history studies while sharpening their powers of critical thinking.

3. Be able to apply an academic approach to targeted research. This will involve the meticulous and systematic processing of a certain quantity of data and information.

4. Be accepting of different cultures and socio-professional classes.

As with all bachelors in the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters:

5. Have a fundamental understanding of the fields of philosophy, history, art history, archaeology and literature.

6. Be able to understand and write competently on academic topics.

7. Be responsible for their own learning: organize their own workload (prioritizing, anticipating and planning all their activities over time), take a step back to critically assess the knowledge they have gained, how they have gained it and the work they have produced, and take the initiative to gain new knowledge and learn other methods and skills.

8. Be able to use the subject-specific knowledge and skills they have acquired to open their minds to other cultures and develop a sense of social responsibility and a critical approach to themselves, society and knowledge.

9. Have written and spoken fluency in at least one modern language (English, Dutch or German) with the ability to communicate clearly, coherently and in a well-argued fashion on general topics and subjects relating to their field of study.

10. Demonstrate a critical understanding and in-depth knowledge of the discipline(s) of their chosen minor subject.