History courses

The list of courses available in 2019-2020 are listed below, per term.
Please note, the course descriptions of 2019-2020 will not be published until 24 July.
The current links to the course descriptions refer to the course descriptions of 2018-2019


  • History and Arts & Culture Studies exchange students should follow at least 50% of their total number of courses within the History and/or Arts & Culture Studies
  • Students who study History (or History related programs) as their major, have priority.
  • We have a limited number of spots for exchange students per course.
  • Make sure to review the Study Information page for more insights into the workload, grading, attendance rules, etc.

Term 1 (9 September - 8 November 2019)

CH2201 - Economic History and International Relations (7.5 EC*)
CH2207 - Social and Cultural History (7.5 EC)

MINESHCC-8 2016 - Fashion Industry (15 EC);
For the minor Fashion Industry we have reserved 3 spots for exchange students. The rest of the spots are reserved for full degree students of our Bachelor's degree program.
Students who are selected for this minor should follow these three courses:

Restrictions for the minor Fashion Industry:

  • It's not possible to follow just one or two of these courses.
  • You will only receive credits for this minor (15 EC) if you pass all three courses.
  • Because of the workload it's not possible to follow courses next to the courses of this minor.

Term 2 (11 November 2019 - 7 February 2020)

CH2202 - International Business and Nation-States (7.5 EC)
CH2208 - Historical Representation and Imagination (7.5 EC)
Tutorials in English or Dutch, choose one
CH2209 - Total War (7.5 EC)
CH2215A - Geschiedenis van het Schrift (7.5 EC, in Dutch)
CH2220 - History and Theory of International Economic Relations (7.5 EC)
CH3051 - The Public Role of Historians (7.5 EC)
New course - History of Public Order: from Feudality to Nation State (7.5 EC)

Term 3 (10 February - 10 April 2020)

CH2203 - Emerging Economies and Global Labour (7.5 EC)
CH2205 - Migration, Citizenship and Identity in Global History (7.5 EC)

Term 4 (13 April - 19 June 2020)

CH2204 - Capitalism and Inequality (7.5 EC)
CH2211 - Urban History: Rotterdam in Global Perspective (7.5 EC)
CH2213 - Erasmus and Grotius on Islam and Judaism (7.5 EC)
New course - Epidemic Diseases, Famine and Development in Historical Prespective (7.5 EC)

* European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)

Resit Period: 22 June - 10 July 2020

Registration Procedure

The online application form for semester 1 (term 1 and 2) will be published in July 2019.

Registration Period

Course periodRegistration period
Term 130 July- 15 August (noon)
Term 21 October - 17 October (noon)
Term 3 & Term 424 December - 9 January (noon)