Content

The minor Transatlantic Studies is aimed at students who are interested in the history of the political and cultural exchanges between Europe and North America. The programme provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the Atlantic world in the broadest sense of the word. It intends to serve students who want to acquire specific expertise on transnational history and transatlantic relations in addition to their major programme.

Goal

The minor focuses on the period that begins with the so-called Atlantic revolutions at the end of the eighteenth century, and follows the transatlantic exchange of people, goods, money, ideas and cultural patterns to date. The four courses in this minor offer students a thorough and coherent overview of how the links between the Old and the New World were forged by the historical processes of immigration, knowledge transfer, cultural diplomacy, Americanization and globalization. Students learn how American culture and society evolved from European roots and models to grow into a global superpower that in turn has deeply influenced the European economy, culture and society. This gives students insight into the relationship between culture and foreign relations, into processes of cultural exchange, and the shifting geopolitical in power relations within the Western world.

Preparation for a Master

The minor is an excellent preparation for the Master's programmes

Because it can be completed in the first semester of the third year, the minor also forms an excellent preparation for an exchange program with the United States or Canada. The minor consists of four compulsory courses (30 EC) and starts in block 3.

Entry Requirements

Look carefully at the entry requirements of the courses and whether there is a placement committee.

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 6034