Seize the opportunity to join a course from two of the most exciting cities of Europe: Utrecht and Berlin, and travel back in time! The two parts of this programme will provide you with an exciting Dutch and German outlook on the history of Europe and help you understand the different factors that came to shape modern Europe. You will immerse yourself in Europe’s history and culture from the Middle Ages to the end of the twentieth century.
The programme starts by studying the history of Europe from a Dutch perspective. You will, for example, gain insight into the Dutch Golden Age; the era spanning roughly the 17th century in which the Dutch became one of the world’s greatest maritime, economic and artistic world powers after rebelling against their Spanish rulers. This historical journey, which illuminates Europe from the Middle Ages to the end of the 19th century, will help you to understand the many social, historical, religious and cultural factors that came to shape modern Europe.
The last two weeks will be offered by the Freie Universität Berlin. You will not only explore the background and history of the World Wars and the era leading up to it, but you will also be introduced to the Interbellum, the Cold War, and the relations of Europe with Russia and the USA. Several virtual excursions will be organised.
The course is open to all students from different fields of study with an interest in culture, society and politics.
Aim of the course
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe and evaluate different theories and conceptualisations of the historic development of Europe;
- Show an understanding of various historic monuments and their relation to historic developments;
- Demonstrate an understanding of political, socio-economic and cultural aspects of the European developments;
- Demonstrate this critical knowledge and understanding in written and verbal form.
Extra information about housing
If you wish to stay in Utrecht during the duration of this course, please contact us.
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