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Thematic minors Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts offers multiple thematic minors, that focus on a current societal theme. That way you can broaden or deepen your knowledge on that theme.

Example B3-programme with thematic minor


Every thematic minor consists of three fixed components:

  • Theme course (5 EC): you will get an introduction to the theme of your minor to establish a thematic knowledge base.
  • Academia and Society (5 EC): you will focus on current societal debates related to the theme of the minor and gain insight into the various possibilities that a humanities programme offers you on the labour market.
  • Think tank (10 EC): you will work on an assignment for a company or institution in a group of six to eight students. You can also choose to do an individual internship at a company or a research internship
    Please note: There is an entry requirement for the think tank in semester 1 (LET-LETMI-DT00), but not for the think tank in semester 2.

Besides the fixed components, you take elective courses for 20 EC. You then choose courses from an interdisciplinary or disciplinary package.

Above you can see an example of a possible B3-programme with a thematic minor.

  • Some programmes offer only 1 major course in the first semester

Interdisciplinary of disciplinary

For the 20 EC elective courses, you can choose subjects from an interdisciplinary or disciplinary package.

Interdisciplinary package

If you choose the interdisciplinary package of your minor, you choose courses for a total of 20 EC that allow you to focus on specific aspects of the theme of your minor.

  • If several interdisciplinary packages are offered within a minor, you can combine courses from the different interdisciplinary packages of that minor.
  • You are not allowed to choose courses from an interdisciplinary package that belong to the compulsory part of your own degree programme.

Disciplinary package

In the disciplinary package you can choose courses of one degree programma (within or outside the Faculty or Arts) for a total of 20 EC. Take a look at the overview of the disciplinary packages within our own faculty.

Thematic minors

You can choose from the 5 thematic minors below.

Multilingualism in Europe

The minor Multilingualism in Europe is a minor offered by the Faculty of Arts and explores what it means to be bilingual in the contexts of education and work, and at both the level of the individual and community.

Diversity, Inclusion and Gender

The minor Diversity, Inclusion and Gender is offered by the Faculty of Arts and discusses the historical and present-day cultural formations of difference between people along lines of gender, race/ethnicity, religion, and other characteristics.

European Culture and National Identities

This minor is offered by the Faculty of Arts and explores the complex tensions between European and national cultures and identifications from a cultural-historical and contemporary perspective.

Cultural Heritage and the Public

What do traces of the past tell us about the present? How do you keep the past alive? In this minor, you will dive into the culture, art, literature and architecture of a specific period and learn how to translate your findings into practice.

Policy, Organisation and Communication

In this minor offered by the Faculty of Arts, you will learn the principles underlying policy-making and how to use communication to guide policy in professional organisations.