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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.

Please note: This minor replaces the minor Atlantic Europe. Students who have started with the minor Atlantic Europe in 2016-2017, finish their programme in the first semester of 2017-2018 by taking the courses The Transatlantic World Order (GE3V17052, block 1) and Imagining Europe (GE3V17053, block 2), see the information below. 

Goal

The minor focuses on the period beginning 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 up to the age that has been called the post-American Europe. The four courses in this minor provide students with an in-depth and coherent overview of the way in which ties between the Old and the New World were forged by the historical processes of immigration, knowledge transfer, cultural diplomacy, Americanization, and globalization. Students thus gain insight into the way European culture and society has been affected by the United States, the nation that has become in many ways the most important international partner of the Netherlands. 

Courses

The minor is an excellent preparation for the master programmes Cultural History of Modern Europe, International Relations in Historical Perspective and History of Politics and Society. 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

There may be specific entry requirements for some of the course modules in the minor. Please refer to the description of the course modules in the University's Course Catalogue.

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

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 Selected Entry

If you wish to register for a course with selected entry (selection committee), you must register for the minor and the individual course modules during the first week of the course registration period. An overview of courses with selected entry will be available on the website one week 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

Students from other Universities can register for the minor and each course module using the digital registration form (doc, only in Dutch) during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. Please send the form -preferably via email- to the Student Desk Humanities.

Courses with Selected Entry

If you wish to register for a course with selected entry (selection committee), you must register for the course and the individual course modules during the first week of the course registration period. An overview of courses with selected entry will be available on the website one week 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 a minor, please contact the Student Desk Humanities.

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