2023-2024 / HIST0055-1

Introduction to historical criticism


30h Th

Number of credits

 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...) (Faculty of social sciences)3 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient and modern languages and literatures5 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : classics5 crédits 
 Bachelor in information and communication5 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 ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (Registrations are closed)5 crédits 
 Bachelor in philosophy5 crédits 
 Bachelor in French and Romance languages and literatures : general5 crédits 


Philippe Raxhon

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

Studies methods of historians and their perception of history through time - Definition and operating rules of historical criticism.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Learning the rules of historical criticism and methods of work of the historian
At the end of this course, students will be able, if provided the consistent efforts and made ¿¿a major personal investment necessary, to master the major stages of historical criticism, the conceptual tools attached thereto, and the contexts historiography in which these steps are part.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The history program of secondary school.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Taking personal notes and regular study of the subject taught ex cathedra

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

ex-cathedra course


Recommended or required readings

see french rubric.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

written exam

Work placement(s)

no stage

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Contact: Philippe Raxhon

Association of one or more MOOCs

There is no MOOC associated with this course.

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Notes en ligne
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