Elective minor in a first degree programme (bachelor).
In history at the University of Konstanz you will study the spectrum from antiquity to the Middle Ages and through to modern and contemporary history, but you will be able to set your own areas of emphasis in the early stages. The study programme links epochs with region-specific (e.g. Ancient Near East, Eastern Europe) and thematic (e.g. economic and social history) areas of emphasis. Here, accents may include, for instance, world history, economic history, Eastern European history, the history of science or media history.
|Programme start||Winter semester & Summer semester|
|Application period||27.05. - 15.9. | 4.12. - 15.3.|
Winter semester & Summer semester
The study programme is based on modules, i.e. there is a variety of modules from which you have to attend a specific number of lectures and seminars accompanied by the corresponding assessments. The first module of the programme is an introduction to science of history. In lectures you will get familiar with the basics of the subject. You then choose 3 modules from the basic modules of ancient history, medieval history, history of the early modern age, and history of the 19th and 20th century, depending on your personal interest. In the advanced module you deepen your knowledge in one of the three basic modules that you previously selected.
A Bachelor of Arts degree in the Humanities typically consists of a major subject (120 credits) and a minor subject (40 credits). You are also required to attend the "Überfachliche berufsorientierte Qualifikationen" (Interdisciplinary career preparation) module (20 credits) and complete an internship. Please click here to find out more about studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Humanities.
Additional information about the programme structure is available at the Exam regulations (in German).
Possible main subjects
When studying for a bachelor's degree in the humanities, you will choose both a major subject (120 credits) and a minor subject (40 credits). In addition to this you will attend courses from the field of key competencies (20 credits), including an internship. Click here for an overview of the general structure of bachelor's programmes in the humanities.
You can combine the Bachelor minor History with the following major subjects:
- British and American Studies (BAST)The Bachelor's Programme in British and American Studies (BAST) is offered by the Department of Literature. You will focus on the academic analysis and interpretation of literature written in English.
- German LiteratureIn our Bachelor's Programme in German Literature you will be taught methods to academically approach literary and non-literary texts. You will learn how to analyse and reflect critically on literature and to speak and write about it with authority.
- French LiteratureThe Bachelor's Programme in French Literature is offered by the Department of Literature. Courses include literary, linguistic and language skills modules. You will focus on the academic analysis and interpretation of literature written in French.
- Italian LiteratureThe Bachelor's Programme in Italian Literature is offered by the Department of Literature. Courses include literary, linguistic and language skills modules. You will focus on the academic analysis and interpretation of literature written in Italian.
- Classics and the Ancient Near EastThis bachelor's programme is designed to convey a solid understanding of the cultures of classical antiquity and their reception. The interdisciplinary courses stretch from literary studies (Greek/Latin) via history to archaeology.
- PhilosophyIn our bachelor's programme in philosophy you will study the theories and positions of classical and contemporary philosophers. Furthermore, you will discuss philosophical questions regarding such topics as the justification of moral norms and the relationship between language and reality.
- Slavic LiteraturesIn our Bachelor's Programme in Slavic Literatures you will be taught methods to academically approach literary and non-literary texts. You will focus on the academic analysis and interpretation of the literatures and languages of the peoples of eastern and south-eastern Europe.
- SociologyIn this study programme you will focus on the study of societies. You will gain new perspectives on society and learn to describe, understand and explain it.
- Spanish and Ibero-American StudiesThis bachelor's programme is offered by the Department of Literature. You will focus on the academic analysis and interpretation of literature written in Spanish.
What interests and skills should I have?
Historical sources form the foundations of the study programme, which means that you will be reading a great deal of material (historical sources and the appropriate research literature). A variety of language skills, especially the ability to read sources and research literature in different languages, are important for your studies. In addition to this, and in view of the many choice options, you need to be able to work independently and in a well-structured way.
You do not have to proof additional language skills.
Language(s) of instruction
The language mainly used in class is German.
The same general entry requirements apply for the major and minor:
General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or equivalent.
All students enrolled at the University of Konstanz are charged a semester fee each semester, similar to all other German universities. Here you can find the current semester fee and its individual components.
Tuition fees for first degree studies for some international students
Beginning in the winter semester 2017/18, the state of Baden-Württemberg will require some international students to pay university tuition fees for their first degree studies. The following will generally not be required to pay tuition fees: citizens of a country within the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), doctoral students and certain 'Bildungsinländer' (international students with German Abitur). You can find more detailed information here.
Tuition fees for second degree studies for all students
All students will be required to pay tuition fees for their second degree studies starting in the winter semester 2017/18, too. You can find more detailed information here.
Once a year, the Unviersity of Konstanz grants exemptions to a limited number of particularly gifted international degree-seeking students in accordance with the Begabtenbefreiuugnssatzung (statutes governing the exemption of gifted students). YOu can find more detailed information here.