Theory of historical knowledge
|Course code module||FLWG000350|
|Study load (hours)||168|
Bert De Munck
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
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No specific prerequisites
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
The students are able to understand academic texts dealing with historical theory and to interpret intelligently the historical culture that surrounds them. They are able to reflect autonomously upon the fundaments of their discipline and on their position as historians in current-day society
3. Course content
This course offers an attempt to lay bare the theoretical foundations and the specificities of the historical discipline. During the first part of the course, academical historiography will be situated amidst other (often older and more generalized) manners of dealing with the past. In the second part of the course, the place of the discipline amidst other scientific disciplines will be studied. Finally, these findings on the specificity (and non-specificity) of academic history will be used to assess the relevance of history for society and the responsibilities of the historian toward it.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, without oral presentationOpen bookOpen questions
Written assignment: Without oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
A reader will be provided at the start of the course; a syllabus will will be distributed through Blackboard.
7. Recommended reading - study material
Mary Fulbrook, Historical Theory, London & New York, Routledge, 2002.
John Tosh, The pursuit of history, London e.a., Longman, 3d ed., 2002.
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