Study programme 2020-2021Français
Contemporary History
Programme component of Bachelor's in Human and Social Sciences à l"School of Human and Social Sciences

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
UH-B1-SCHUMS-004-MCompulsory UEDERUETTE SergeH920 - Sciences politiques
  • DERUETTE Serge

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français30000044.002nd term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
H-SHUM-101Contemporary History300000Q2100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamentals (theories and tools) in human and social sciences
    • Understand the social environment and the way it works, as well as the role played by different social, economic and political agents
    • Analyse historical and contemporary phenomena of societies.
  • Master knowledge from disciplines within social and human sciences.
    • Understand extensive issues and answer key questions in these disciplines.
  • Master the principles and methodologies of scientific approaches applicable in the disciplines within social and human sciences
    • Give a critique and argue a point of view as part of a scientific approach
  • Communicate in a clear, structured and justified manner on issues related to human and social sciences
    • Demonstrate analytical skills.
  • Apply transferable skills, such as analysis and critical thinking, thoroughness, independence, and teamwork
    • Demonstrate a critical mind, ethical values and independent judgment issues of human and social sciences.
    • Mobilise acquired knowledge and skills to develop learning strategies required at the chosen Master level.

Learning Outcomes of UE

At the end of the course, students will be able to

to explain the polical, economic, social and cultural changes in Europe and in the world from 1789

to understand the linkings between the different events

Content of UE

The French revolution and the napoleonic wars
Europe after the congres of Vienna
Revolutions in the XIXth century
German's and italian's unifications
German's foreign policy and the rise of opposing blocks
WWI and its outcomes
Authoritarian and totalitarian Europe
WWII and its outcomes
Origins of the cold war

Prior Experience

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Oral Examination
  • Written examination

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

Oral or written depending on the number of students - will be specified during the course.

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Oral examination
  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Idem Q2

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Mixed

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
H-SHUM-101Non applicable

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
H-SHUM-101Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
H-SHUM-101Not applicable

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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