2023-2024 / LROM0054-2

Translation and commentary of historical texts : Old and Middle French


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : musicology5 crédits 


Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Introduction to Old and Middle French; translation and explication of literary texts useful to historians or art historians as sources.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Students will acquire a solid base in Old and Middle French which will allow them to understand and analyse sources in the original language.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Students will be required to actively participate in the lecture, by reading and translating the core course texts.

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

Blended learning

Additional information:

In presence and distant teaching. Possibility of seminars in presence during the year (depending on the COVID-19 situation).

Recommended or required readings

Textes and full bibliography will be provided during the course.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

- Remote

oral exam

Additional information:

Oral exam: reading, translation and commentary of one of the excerpts read during the course. General questions about the core course contents.
The mark of the midterm exam in January will count for 10% of the June final grade if > or = 10/20 (the mark will have no effect on the final grade if it doesn't reach 10/20). Please note that the final exam for this course is cumulative.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Students in Bac 2HAA can choose to take this course instead of either Traduction et explication de textes historiques : anglais I or Traduction et explication de textes historiques : allemand I. However, students must demonstrate beforehand their proficiency in English or German; a test is given in October for this purpose.



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