Saint-Louis University - Bruxelles

HIST1140 - The History of Western Societies

Credits : 5

Lecturers :
Mode of delivery :
Face-to-face , first term, 45 hours of theory.

Timetable :
First term
Tuesday from 15:45 to 16:45 at 43 Botanique 3
Thursday from 13:30 to 15:30 at 43 Botanique 5

Language of instruction :

Learning outcomes :
The aim of the course is to introduce the students to Western history, with a focus on societies. The perspective adopted is a resolutely trans-period one: the class will focus on the evolution of Western societies in the long term, from ancient times to the present day. At the end of the class, the student will have to master the main chronological landmarks of western societies and be able to recontextualize these societies, but also to put into perspective the historical dynamics over the long time.

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Course contents :
The course will be structured around cross-cutting themes (such as the relationship between rulers and the ruled, religion or identity definition, to name just a few examples). This thematic approach will be accompanied by numerous study cases or examples, from ancient to contemporary times, and will be supported and illustrated by the analysis of iconographic documents.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Face-to-face course. Lecture accompanied by iconographic documents. Students will have a framework syllabus as well as the power point presentations projected during the class.

Assessment methods and criteria :
Assessment is by written examination. Questions address particular and cross-cutting issues with the goal of evaluating students' knowledge and understanding.

Recommended or required reading :
No recommended reading