Course ObjectiveInterpreting texts of important thinkers in the past. Critical analysis
of sources. Developing a scholarly opinion in discussion, peerreviews
and an individual research report.
Course ContentProfessional 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
Teaching MethodsLectures and seminars. Visiting a symposium and participating in a paper
Method of AssessmentTwo essays of 1500 words each (50%); final paper of 3500 words (50%).
Grade will be rounded off by score of participation in seminar and
LiteratureTexts will be made available in Canvas.
Target AudienceStudents BA1 History and International Studies.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||dr. A.L. Tervoort|
|Examiner||prof. dr. F.A. van Lieburg|
dr. A.L. Tervoort
You need to register for this course yourself
Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Lecture, Seminar*|
*You cannot select a group yourself for this teaching method, you will be placed in a group.
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