2023-2024 / HAAR0055-1

History of Art and Archaeology in the Middle Ages : the Gothic period


30h Th, 8d FT Tr. Pr.

Number of credits

 Bachelor in ancient and modern languages and literatures5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : musicology5 crédits 
 Bachelor in philosophy5 crédits 
 Bachelor in French and Romance languages and literatures : general5 crédits 


Benoît Van den Bossche

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

Study of the artistic expressions in the West during the Gothic period.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the course, the student can locate any architecture or work from the Gothic era in space and time. Having become knowledgeable in this field, the student is able to conduct his own scientific research on questions related to the field.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Having followed the course "Histoire de l'Art et Archéologie du Moyen-Age: de l'époque paléo-chrétienne à l'époque romane" , or having read the part dedicated to western art from the Merovigian to the Romanesque period in: Ch. HECK (sous la dir. de), Moyen Age. Chrétienté et Islam, Paris, 2005 (p.132-279).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Church and museum visits are proposed.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Cours "ex cathedra".

Recommended or required readings

Ch. HECK (sous la dir. de), Moyen Age. Chrétienté et Islam, Paris, 2005, p.280-435

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:

Oral exam.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

This course is part of a comprehensive specialised training in relation with the activities of the research centre "TRANSITIONS - Unité de recherches sur le Moyen Age et la première Modernité".


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