Key Texts in History & International Studies

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Key Texts in History & International Studies

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    History, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    Interpreting texts of important thinkers in the past. Critical analysis of sources. Developing a scholarly opinion in discussion, peerreviews and an individual research report.

    COURSE CONTENT
    Professional historians have to play an active role in society. This course helps to develop a kind of academic citizenship in an international context. Students read and reflect on influential texts of political and philosophical thinkers in the past. They are invited to assess these historical classics not just as prerunners of modern culture, but primarily as participants in former societies in their own contexts.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Lectures and seminars. Visiting a symposium and participating in a paper conference.

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Two essays of 1500 words each (50%); final paper of 3500 words (50%). Grade will be rounded off by score of participation in seminar and conference.

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