At the end of the course, you can
- meaningfully discuss the relevance of the minor’s theme to society using specific examples;
- take a substantiated standpoint in a public debate relevant to the theme, from the perspective of your bachelor’s programme and the chosen electives;
- formulate your own (professional) identity and skills and have insights into career opportunities for humanities scholars by appropriately assessing your own wishes and capabilities for the labour market, particularly in relation to the field of your minor yet outside the context of academia;
- effectively profile yourself by networking successfully, drawing up a professional CV, writing an appealing letter of application, and carrying out an efficient job interview.
After you have established a thematic knowledge base on the theme of your minor, this course looks at the theme of the minor in relation to society. What questions in the field of the minor's theme are there in society and what can you, as a humanities scholar, contribute to the societal debate?|
In addition, you also look to the future. What will your future contribution to society be? Where does the knowledge you have acquired during your studies come into its own and where do your personal preferences and qualities lie? How can you express your strengths convincingly, for example for future employers? And how can you translate your studies into a nice job? By answering these questions you will gain insight into the various possibilities that a humanities programme offers you on the labour market.
The So What Strategy - Revised Edition, Davina Stanley and Gerard Castles, 2019, Michael Hanrahan Publishing