CONTENT

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).

STUDY PROGRAMME

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. 

Entry requirements

Some of the courses in this minor may have specific entry requirements. Please refer to the the section Entry requirements and preknowledge in the course description in the Course Planner.

Application and registration

How to register for this minor and its course modules, depends on whether you are a student of Utrecht University or not.

Utrecht University students can register for a minor and the individual modules online via OSIRIS during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. You must register for both the minor itself and each course module individually.

Courses with priority rules

If you wish to register for a course to which priority rules apply, make sure to register for both the course and the minor during the first two weeks of the course registration period. We will publish a list of courses with priority rules two weeks prior to the course registration period.

REGISTRATION STUDY RESULTS

Once you have completed the course modules, provided that you were enrolled for both the minor itself and each course module individually in OSIRIS, the minor and study results will be listed on your Study Progress Review.

Deviation standard programme

If you wish to deviate from the standard minor programme, you must request approval from the Board of Examiners of the Bachelor's programme that offers the minor.

Students from other Universities can register for the minor and each course module using the digital registration form during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. Besides that we also need a Proof of Registration from your own educational instituion. Please send the form and the Proof of Registration -preferably via email- to the Student Desk Humanities.

Courses with priority rules

If you wish to register for a course to which priority rules apply, make sure to register for both the course and the minor during the first two weeks of the course registration period. We will publish a list of courses with priority rules two weeks prior to the course registration period.

Study results

Once you have completed the course modules with as passing result, you can apply for a list of grades (transcript) of the minor programme at the Student Desk Humanities.

More information

If you wish to know more, or have questions about this minor, please contact the Student Desk Humanities.

Minor coordinator
Telephone number: 030 253 4729