Humanities major

The requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities appear in section 3 of the Academic Rules and Regulations for your cohort. 

Methodology Course

A required level 2 Humanities methodology course is recommended for students in their 3rd or 4th semester who have taken sufficient level 1 Humanities courses. 

Major Courses

Humanities majors must take 10 courses towards major requirements. Humanities majors may currently complete requirements with tracks in the following areas:

  • Art History/Museum Studies (HAR)
  • China Studies (CHI)
  • History (HIS)
  • Linguistics (LIN)
  • Literature & Classics (LIT)
  • Media & Performance Studies (MAP)
  • Philosophy (PHI)
  • Religious Studies (REL)
Humanities student representatives

The Humanities Student Representatives can be reached at

For the academic year 2017–2018, the Humanities Student Representatives are as follows:

  • History: Carlota Rebelo Pires
  • Literature: Lidewij Folkertsma
  • Linguistics: Anahi Saravia Herrera
  • Art History and Museum Studies: Flora Scott
  • Media and Performance Studies: Simona Evstatieva
  • China Studies: Daria Andreeva
  • Philosophy: Hugo Snijders
  • Religious Studies: Mariia Wäre

For detailed information about the available tracks in the Humanities department, you can download the Track Manual for Humanities (2016-2017). See this flyer to see what information is available in the track manual.

Teaching Fellow
Agnes Andeweg

Literature & Classics

Jocelyn Ballantyne

Linguistics / Language & Culture

Meiyi Bao

China Studies

Christoph Baumgartner

Religious Studies

Mary Bouquet

Art History / Museum Studies / Performing Arts

Floris van der Burg


Richard Hinam

Coordinator Performance Studies

Jos van der Linden


Saskia Spee

Coordinator Language & Culture (