European Culture and National Identities

Most Dutch people feel both Dutch and European (63%), but a growing minority feels exclusively Dutch (28%). This ratio is different in other European countries, and often has been for centuries. How can we explain this and what are the consequences and challenges?

In this minor you will critically explore the complex tensions between European and national cultures and identifications from a cultural-historical and contemporary perspective. Upon completing the minor, you will be able to carefully and creatively analyse and bridge the gap between the many real and imagined boundaries between Europeans in the fields of education, journalism, politics, business, and culture.

What is Europe in an age of nationalism?

Electives (20 EC)

In addition to the fixed components, you'll also enroll in courses for a total of 20 EC. You can choose between two options:

  1. You can choose a disciplinary package. In this package you can choose courses of one degree programme for a total of 20 EC. Find more information on the disciplinary packages within the Faculty of Arts or within Radboud University.
  2. You can choose courses from the interdisciplinary package of the minor European Culture and National Identities for a total of 20 EC. You can find this package in Osiris. In this package you will find courses from the Faculty of Arts as well as other faculties that allow you to broaden your knowledge of European culture and national identities.

Please note

  • If you want to include a course in the elective space of the minor which is not included in the package or want to take a minor elsewhere (at another faculty or university), you must send a substantiated request to the Examination Board at least six weeks before the start of the course. If you want to include a different course in your interdisciplinary package, the Examination Board will check whether this course is indeed related to the theme of the minor and in case of (a change in) a disciplinary package, whether there is disciplinary coherence.
  • If you choose one or more courses offered by another faculty, please note that they might have different registration deadlines for courses, exams, and resits. Check the EER of the programme that offers the course you would like to take for more information. This specifically applies to MAN-courses.
  • It is not possible to account for each student’s timetable when scheduling the courses for the disciplinary and interdisciplinary packages. This means you will only be able to take a course if your timetable permits. If you encounter any difficulties planning which minor courses to take, please consult you study advisor.


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