Elective minor

From 2024-2025, it will be possible to choose an elective minor. This minor consists of 30 EC cohesive courses (in sem. 1 and/or 2) and a think tank of 10 EC in semester 2 (LET-LETMI-DT13). In this think tank you will be working on an issue that is related to the humanities in general. Depending on the number of registrations for this think tank course, there might be several think tank assignments to choose from.

Are you considering an individual think tank? Then keep the timeframe in mind. The individual think tank does not have to match the courses you took in your elective minor, but (ideally) it does have to match your major programme.

What IS allowed?

  • 30 EC from one disciplinary package
    In a disciplinary package, you take courses from one study programme from within or outside our faculty.* Take a look at the overview of the disciplinary packages within our own faculty.
  • 30 EC from an interdisciplinary package of a minor that was last offered in 2023-2024
    In an interdisciplinary package, you take courses that are all closely related to the theme of a minor. If you already passed the theme course OR Academia and Society of this minor, you can make this course part of your elective minor (so not both).
  • 30 EC of sustainability education (courses labelled SC in Osiris)
  • 30 EC from an existing minor or premaster from another faculty of the RU or university in the Netherlands*
    See for example the Radboud minor Data Science or the minor Arts and Heritage at Maastricht University.
  • 2x 15 EC of the Philosophy, Politics and Society modules from the Faculty Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies.
  • 30 EC of courses from related disciplinary packages
    E.g. History-Art History; Arts and Culture studies-Art History; International Business Communication - German/French/Spanish
  • 30 EC of courses from different study programmes but with the same, clear focus or theme, e.g. focussing on literature or linguistics
  • 15 EC from one (inter)disciplinary package + 15 EC from another (inter)disciplinary package
    For example, consider 15 EC from the disciplinary package French/German/Spanish/Dutch + 15 EC from the disciplinary package IBC or 15 EC from the disciplinary package History + 15 EC from the interdisciplinary package Migration.

If you want to include Academia and Society (LET-LETMI-RF%) in your elective minor, that is allowed too, even if the theme of the A&S-course is not related to the rest of your elective minor.

*CIW/IBC students: the courses Marketing (MAN-BCU2008) and Cross-Cultural Management and Communication (MAN-BCU345) show too much overlap with courses that are part of your mandatory study programme and may, therefore, NOT be included in the elective minor.

What is NOT allowed?

  • 30 EC from an interdisciplinary package of a minor that is still offered in 2024-2025: if the theme appeals to you, register for the thematic minor. That way, you can also be sure that your think tank assignment is linked to this theme.
  • Theme course (LET-LETMI-TH..) of a minor that is still offered: if the theme appeals to you, register for the thematic minor.
    If you have already started a thematic minor, which will still be offered in 2024-2025, and you want to switch to an elective minor, you will not be allowed to integrate the (possibly passed) theme course into the elective minor.
  • Internship of 15 EC
    NOTE: You are not allowed to integrate a 15 EC internship in the 30 EC elective space of your minor. It is still possible to replace the think tank (10 EC) with an individual (research) internship.
  • Courses which strongly overlap with mandatory courses in your study programme.

My choice is not listed in the options above

If your selected courses do not quite fit within the framework described above ("What IS allowed?"), but is not listed under "What is NOT allowed?" either, please try to fill in the form below first. If your choice does not fit any of the options in the form, then please send a request to the Examination Board.

Procedure

Does the set of courses you've selected (30 EC) meet the conditions mentioned above? In that case, please fill in the form below. PLEASE NOTE: after submitting the form, please make sure to register for the courses you have chosen for your elective minor, even though you have not yet received approval for this request form. Please be aware that other faculties may have different registration deadlines for courses.  

  • Sometimes your package may consist of more than 30EC because the course unit differs from what is common at the Faculty of Arts. The rule is that you may only take more than 30EC if no course from your package can be taken out without dropping below 30EC. For example: 3x6EC + 3x5EC = 33EC = allowed, 4 x 6 EC + 3 x 5 EC = 39 EC = not allowed because you can take a course of 6EC or 5EC out of your package and still exceed 30EC.

Request form Elective minor

* Mandatory field

Please note that the application deadline has already passed. If you did not submit your application before the deadline, there is no guarantee that your application can still be processed within the set deadlines.

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If you are enrolled in 2 bachelor's programmes, please select one of the two. Please note: you may be eligible for an exemption of the electives. Consult the EER, article 11 and submit a request to the examination board.

Specify the course code, name of the course and number of EC. Use one line per course, for example: 
LET-ACWB107, Cultural Theory, 10 EC. 
LET-KGB255, Esthetica, 5 EC. 
etc...

 

Specify the course code, name of the course and number of EC. Use one line per course, for example: 
LET-ACWB107, Cultural Theory, 10 EC. 
LET-KGB255, Esthetica, 5 EC. 
etc...

 

Is this minor or premaster offered by Radboud University?Wordt deze minor of premaster aangeboden door de Radboud Universiteit?
Specify the faculty, course code, name of the course and number of EC. Use one line per course, for example: 
Faculty of Arts, LET-ACWB107, Cultural Theory, 10 EC. 
Faculty of Arts, LET-KGB255, Esthetica, 5 EC. 
etc...

Specify the course code, name of the course and number of EC. Use one line per course, for example: 
FTR-FIPPSB222, The Power of Words, 5 EC. 
FTR-FIBA205, Project, 10 EC.
etc...

 

Specify the course code, name of the course and number of EC. Use one line per course, for example: 
LET-ACWB107, Cultural Theory, 10 EC. 
LET-KGB255, Esthetica, 5 EC. 
etc...

 

Specify the course code, name of the course and number of EC. Use one line per course, for example: 
LET-ACWB107, Cultural Theory, 10 EC. 
LET-KGB255, Esthetica, 5 EC. 
etc...

 

Specify the course code, name of the course, number of EC and name of package/programme. 

Use one line per course, for example: 

LET-ACWB107, Cultural Theory, 10 EC. 

etc Disciplinary package Arts and Culture Studies,

LET-KGB255, Esthetica, 5 EC. Disciplinary package Art History 

If you are taking a minor or pre-Master at another university, the courses cannot be processed in your transcript of grades until you have a validated grade list, on which it is recorded that you completed the courses in question. Please contact the examination board in due course for processing.

For example: Maastricht University, https://curriculum.maastrichtuniversity.nl/education/bachelors/minors/european-studies. Minor: Arts and Heritage. Course 1, Course 2, Course 3. 

Specify the course code, name of the course, number of EC and name of package/programme. 

Use one line per course, for example: 

LET-ACWB107, Cultural Theory, 10 EC. 

etc Disciplinary package Arts and Culture Studies,

LET-KGB255, Esthetica, 5 EC. Disciplinary package Art History