2023-2024 / DREM0004-1

Remedial activities: Political history of Belgium (Q2)


10h REM

Number of credits

 Bachelor in law- crédits 
 Bachelor in political sciences : general- crédits 
 Bachelor in human and social sciences (New programme)- crédits 


Vincent Aerts, Geoffrey Grandjean

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Remedial sessions are first and foremost methodological aids for studying the course material. The following points are covered:

constructing a timeline

Making a mind map

Writing a 'chronological' summary

Taking notes


In addition, the remedial sessions are structured around various major themes in Belgian political history. The following topics are covered:

The pairing system

The royal question

The two school wars

Constitutional revisions and state reforms

The evolution of political parties

Finally, formative assessments are organised every week using Wooclap. These assessments are based on sample questions from the previous academic year's exam.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

In the framework of the Histoire politique belge course, several learning objectives are pursued. These objectives are prioritised for the sake of clarity and for pedagogical reasons. Thus, you will be able to:

- to know and define the different factors underlying Belgian political history;

- describe the different stages of Belgian political history by describing the place of the political actors and basing yourself on a series of fundamental texts;

- to know a certain number of dates in Belgian political history (to do this, you can use a timeline that you can make yourself, integrating the different facets of Belgian political history). In order to understand the major stages of Belgian political history, you will have to rely on knowledge. This knowledge can be described as "essential": it consists of the main events in Belgian political history and the major events with which you will be able to juggle;

- to understand a series of fundamental texts that we read together by systematically asking ourselves the following questions: Who is the author of the document? What is the date and context? What is the content of the document? What conclusion do we draw from this reading?

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

As the course is aimed at different audiences, there are no prerequisites in terms of subject matter.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

A typical remedial session includes the following learning activities:

- Introduction

- Methodological proposal

- Summary

- Wooclap

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face-to-face course

Recommended or required readings

Compulsory readings :

Grandjean Geoffrey, Histoire politique belge, Liège, 2024.

de Laveleye Émile, L'organisation de la société selon Émile de Laveleye, Liège, Institut de la décision publique, 2024.

Régnier Cindy, La constitution au fil de ses versions, Bruxelles, CRISP, 2022, 2e éd., 408 p.

I also invite you to consult the following page: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/262818.

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

For remediation, assessment is formative and weekly. It is carried out using Wooclap.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Professor: Pr. Dr Geoffrey Grandjean

Faculté de Droit, de Science politique et de Criminologie
Place des orateurs, 3
4000 Liège
Boîte 11
Courriel : Geoffrey.Grandjean@uliege.be

The contact details of my assistant will be given to you during the first lesson.

Association of one or more MOOCs