Study programme 2020-2021Français
Philosophy and Social Sciences
Programme component of Bachelor's à la Warocqué School of Business and Economics

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
UW-B1-SGEGIG-002-MCompulsory UEMEES MartinW701 - FWEG - Service du Doyen
  • MEES Martin
  • N.

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français30000033.002nd term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
W-DDIV-001Philosophy and Social Sciences - AAEP300000Q2100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Implement an academic view on knowledge, particularly through the mastery of methods and literature research tools.
    • Summarise the contributions of different sources to justify an opinion or decision
    • Develop and structure reasoning by basing it on suitable scientific arguments
  • Acquire basic methodological tools necessary for scientific inquiry in the field of economics and management.
    • Give a critique and argue a point of view as part of a scientific approach
  • Critically compare knowledge acquired to real situations.
    • Develop and structure reasoning by basing it on suitable scientific arguments
    • Demonstrate an acute sense of analysis, criticism and ethics in relation to various issues in economics and management.
  • Demonstrate working and analytical rigour.
    • Be rigorous and independent in learning, particularly through adequate planning of activities to be undertaken in order to best utilise the time available.
    • Develop their scientific curiosity and open-mindedness
    • Demonstrate self-awareness, assess themself, and adapt.

Learning Outcomes of UE

The course aims to introduce the students to the specificity of philosophical questioning and provide them with an art knowledge base in general philosophy that will help them develop their critical faculties, to refine their methods of reasoning and to adopt a reflexive stance on the construction of knowledge within Human Sciences.
This course thus has a transversal interest. It trains in the scientific approach, by developing critical and conceptual skills such as:
1) problematization or the art of identifying what in a situation or a case is problematic and what is at stake
2) conceptualization or the ability to historically specify and contextualize the concepts to translate them into real tools for reflection, which will ultimately make it possible to build a solid personal judgment on a given question
3) argumentation or the ability to analyze and reproduce both valid and impactful arguments, to highlight worldviews or values underlying a reasoning, as well as the presuppositions of a thesis or an opinion.

Content of UE

The course takes as a common thread the question of the "norm", which it questions from different authors through the history of ideas, from ancient to contemporary philosophy. This is less of an inventory of everything that has been said on the concept of norm than to analyze how this notion raises major problems for different fields of thought, since epistemology - by the issues of the norm of truth or universality in Humanities - to the ethical and political - worked through the question of social norms, action norms and the relationship to the laws of the city - and through aesthetics - and the question of the norm of beauty or of what is considered a work of art.  
The challenge of the course, in relation to global cursus, is the following: to develop a properly philosophical questioning which enriches, by the shift in point of view that it operates, a more general reflection in Economy. This interdisciplinary enrichment is achieved both through the transversal skills mobilized by the course (cf. Learning outcomes) and both through the question it deploys, that of the norm, also at the heart of central issues for Economics and Humanities (whether we think of the norm of reason and knowledge, or the normative standards of production and management, etc.).  

Prior Experience

Mastery of the French language

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Written examination

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

This course being intended to teach the student to develop a critical reflection and to build an argumentation, the exam consists of open questions which aim to evaluate the following capacities:
- commentary and interpretation of a philosophical text extract and ability to situate it in the more general framework of the thought of its author
- synthetic explanation of a key concept or reasoning
- construction of a comparison between two authors.
The evaluation will therefore be based on a written exam. The questions will focus on understanding the major articulations of the course and the philosophical texts which constitute its foundation.

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • 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
  • Face to face

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
W-DDIV-001Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
W-DDIV-001Not 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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