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Course module: HHP1V17001
Honours Explorations: Introductory Course Humanities Honours Programme
Course infoSchedule
Course codeHHP1V17001
ECTS Credits7.5
Category / LevelH1 (H1 (Bachelor Introductory Honours))
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionDutch, English
Offered byFaculty of Humanities; BA Onderwijs Geesteswetenschappen; Ug School Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis;
Contact personR van Woerden, MSc
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A.W. Badenoch
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dr. C.J. van Bochove
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M. Bonazzi
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dr. M. Borzaga
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dr. ir. J.M. Broersen
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Teaching period
1-2  (05/09/2022 to 27/01/2023)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slotAE: AE
Study mode
RemarkOnly accessible to students admitted to the Humanities Honours Programme
Enrolment periodfrom 30/05/2022 09:00 up to and including 24/06/2022 23:59
Course application processOsiris
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Waiting listNo
Course placement process(Sub)school
Course goals
The aim of the course is to offer beginning students a profound insight into the foundations, most important developments and applications of their own discipline, but also into the specific way in which the discipline is offered in Utrecht. In addition, the aim is to help students think critically about the content of their own educational programme and to be able to apply these insights in a small research project.

The course consists of two parts. The first part, programmed in block 1, offers critical reflection on one's own discipline by means of literature, assignments and group discussion. It is organized per domain to which the student's bachelor belongs. The aim of this part of the course is to offer students insight into the boundaries, starting points and applications of the discipline that underlies their own study programme. In the second part of Explorations, the tutorial project, programmed in block 2, the students choose, in smaller groups (or if desired and if possible individually), a specific project in which they can develop their own interest within the field of study. The form of this project is flexible, and is intended to support the Honours learning tracks. Students can, for example, opt for academic deepening, by doing extra research within a BA course of their regular study programme (which is part of the Specialisation, for example), or for interdisciplinary broadening or social engagement in a project complementary to the regular study programme. Students reach out to the tutorial supervisor in the first week of block 2 to discuss a first draft of the project.

Entry requirements
You must meet the following requirements
  • Enrolled for a degree programme of faculty Faculty of Humanities
  • At least 1 of the courses below must have been passed
    • Toegang Honourscursussen HHP GW (GWHHP13001)
Prerequisite knowledge
General introduction to one of the humanities programmes
Prerequisite knowledge can be obtained through
Course levels 1 and 2 of the humanities programmes
Required materials
To be announced
Costs of materials:0.00
Instructional formats


General remarks
The course is offered in groups in block 1, organised by domain (Media and Culture; History and Art History; Philosophy, Religious Studies and Artificial Intelligence; Languages, Literature and Communication;TCS & LAS).

The language of instruction is English or Dutch, depending on the language background of the participating students and the lecturer. For non-Dutch it is always possible to join a seminar taught in English.

Assignment(s) 1
Test weight50
Minimum grade-

Assignment(s) 2
Test weight50
Minimum grade-

Assignment 1: An active contribution to group discussions, through prepared presentation and improvised interventions. Recognisable personal contributions to group assignments. Individual reflection on learning experience.
Assignment 2 (tutorial): Devising, setting up and carrying out a project within one's own field of expertise.


Aspects of student academic development
Academic thinking, working and acting
Communication skills
Debating, arguing
Organisational skills

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