The reality we live in today is complex. There are different ways in which we can get to grips with this complexity. An important way to reach that understanding/comprehension is through the study of history. Knowledge of the past aids us in placing our own society in perspective, answers questions about why the world is the way it is: how today’s political situation arose, what lies behind the poverty that plagues a large part of the world, and why we think the way we do.
GOAL OF THE MINOR
To develop a better understanding of the world today, history looks far into the past. This is why the minor in History covers developments from Antiquity to the present day; we don’t just focus on the most recent context of the modern world (Modern History and Contemporary History).
The History minor constists of 4 courses. The courses in block 1 and 2 are compulsory. In block 3 and 4 you choose one of the courses offered in each block.
Students who major in History (BA History or BA Geschiedenis) are not allowed to take this minor.