History & Social Sciences


Course Objective

Studying primary and secondary literature about famous sociologists and
economists. At the end of the course, the student will be able to
comprehend basic sociological and economic theories and apply them in
historical research.

Course Content

Knowledge and insight into the scientific ideas of famous sociologists
and economists like Max Weber, Norbert Elias, Adam Smih, David Ricardo
and others. Acquiring basic knowledge about the relatioship between
domestic and international economics. Acquiring some basic skills to use
these insights in understanding historical research.

Teaching Methods

Eight seminars of two or three hours each. Mandatory attendance: at
least 90% attendence is required. Half the seminars are reserved for
sociology, the other half is reserved for studying economicsand

Method of Assessment

Four assignments about sociology and sociologists, four assignments
about economists and international economics.


Articles (on Canvas) besides the book of Mart de Jong, Icons of
Sociology (2007). Digitally available at the UBVU.

Target Audience

Students of BA2 History and International Studies

Additional Information

This course is not open for students following the Dutch BA-track

Explanation Canvas

Canvas will be used both for assignments and digitized literature

Recommended background knowledge

Basic knowledge about economics is NOT required!

General Information

Course Code L_AABAGES209
Credits 6 EC
Period P3
Course Level 200
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator dr. S.W. Verstegen
Examiner dr. S.W. Verstegen
Teaching Staff dr. S.W. Verstegen

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

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