Minors

A Minor is more. It is a fun way to expand your knowledge and skills via an extended course in your third year. A minor can be selected to broaden knowledge, by choosing a minor outside of your major, or it can be used to specialise within your field of study.

Minors are not mandatory for all students, but may be part of the requirements for a specific track or Major. In any case, a minor is a great way to broaden your scope. There are a few ways for students to follow a minor.

Choose from the EUC minors (30 EC):

  • The minor in Arts, Culture & Society exposes students to a range of art historical, medium-specific and theoretical perspectives from which to approach cultural texts and, especially, the arts and literature. While placing artistic and cultural practices in their social, political and historical contexts, students learn how to critically reflect on these practices in the present.

    Coordinator

    Minor coordinator: T. de Groot, MPhil (email: degroot@euc.eur.nl)

    Minor Arts, Culture & Society

    (30 EC)

    200 level

    Critical Theory

    25 EC

    The Avant-Garde: Experimental Art, Photography &Film

    Understanding Contemporary Art

    Literature & Politics

    Analysing Contemporary Literature

    300 level

    Aesthetics & Politics: A Genealogy of Social Order

    5 EC

     

    NB: If you wish to follow a master programme at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, the course Intermediate Statistics I (200 level) is mandatory.

  • This minor will introduce you to the field of biological and public health research, with a focus on the prevention and better treatment of diseases affecting large populations. You will gain insight in the biological aspects of public health, including the study and prevention of infectious and inheritable diseases, and how biological and psychosocial factors are related to health behaviour and disease.

    Entry requirement

    Students are allowed to enter this minor when they either have successfully completed a general biology course prior to entering EUC or have passed the EUC course LSC214 General Biology in the first year.

    Coordinator

    Minor coordinator: Dr M. Hartman (email: m.a.hartman@euc.eur.nl)

    Minor Biological Aspects of Global Health

    (30 EC)

    200 level

    Biochemistry

    15 EC

    Molecular & Cellular Biology

    Micro- & Immunobiology

    300 level

    Molecular & Clinical Genetics

    15 EC

    Epidemiology & Global Health

    Health Psychology

  • The minor Biomedicine consists of courses that cover the basics of medical biology. It includes biochemistry, microbiology, infectious diseases, immunology, developmental biology and (clinical) genetics. The minor is well suited for students who are interested in receiving a basic training in medical biology as a complement to a major in a different discipline.

    Entry requirement

    Students are allowed to enter this minor when they either have successfully completed a general biology course prior to entering EUC or have passed the EUC course LSC214 General Biology in the first year.

    Coordinator

    Minor coordinator: Dr S. Mazurek (email: mazurek@euc.eur.nl)

    Minor Biomedicine

                                            (30 EC)      

    200 level

    Biochemistry

    25 EC

    Molecular & Cellular Biology

    Human Physiology

    Micro- & Immunobiology

    Embryology & Developmental Biology

    300 level

    Molecular & Clinical Genetics

    5 EC

  • If you opt for the minor in Business, you will gain understanding of the core theories of the business field. The focus in many of the courses is on applying academic knowledge and theories to real-life business applications. You will learn to work in teams, discussing and solving business cases and problems. It is hence an excellent addition to other EUC majors.

    Coordinator

    Minor coordinator: Dr A. Petruchenya (email: petruchenya@euc.eur.nl)

    Minor Business
    (30 EC)

    200 level

    Principles of Management*

    20 EC

    Marketing

    Strategy

    Corporate Finance**

    300 level

    Organisational Theory

    10 EC

    HR Management

     

    * Except for students who have taken this course already as part of their major in Business or their major in Economics, Business and Society.

     

    ** Except for students who have taken this course already as part of their major in Economics, Business and Society.

  • The minor in Economics provides you with the core micro- and macroeconomic theories and can therefore be a valuable addition to many majors in other disciplines. For instance, the courses in this minor will help you to analyse strategic interactions in organisations, to study individual and firm behaviour, or to analyse international trade and finance. After successfully completing the minor, you will know when and how economic theories or tools can help you to find solutions to issues all around you.

    Entry requirement

    In order to succeed in many courses in the various majors offered by the Economics and Business department, you will need sufficient skill and knowledge in mathematics. Therefore, successful completion of the course INT200 Mathematics is required for all majors offered by the Economics and Business department.

    Coordinator

    Minor coordinator: T.B. Kik, MSc, LLM (email: kik@euc.eur.nl)

    Minor Economics
    (30 EC)

    200 level

    Microeconomics*

    20 EC

    Macroeconomics**

    Corporate Finance

    Behavioural Economics

    300 level

    International Economics

    10 EC

    Economics of Markets & Organisations

     

    * Except for students who have taken this course already as part of their major in Business or their major in Economics, Business and Society.

     

    ** Except for students who have taken this course already as part of their major in Economics, Business and Society.

  • The minor Global History & International Relations is an interdisciplinary programme that combines the disciplines of global history and international relations to equip students with the historical and theoretical knowledge to study and make sense of the complex interrelations between the Global South and the Global North, both as a historical process and in the contemporary.

    Coordinator

    Minor coordinator: Dr R. van den Akker (email: vandenakker@euc.eur.nl)

    Minor Global History & International Relations
    (30 EC)

    200 level

    Revolutions in World History

    15 EC

    Islam: A Political History

    International Relations

    300 level

    Post-Colonial Theory: Critical Perspectives from the Global South

    15 EC

    Multiple Modernities: Historical Perspectives from the Global South

    Middle East Politics

    NB: If you wish to follow a master programme at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, the course Intermediate Statistics I (200 level) is mandatory.

  • The minor International Law offers courses in law placed in an international context. The courses provide students with the necessary legal skills and deepen their knowledge of both private and public law.

    Coordinator

    Minor coordinator: A. Sarris, LLM (email: sarris@euc.eur.nl)

    Minor International Law

    (30 EC)

    200 level

    Introduction to Law

    25 EC

    Public International Law

    European Union Law

    International Human Rights Law

    International Dispute Settlement

    300 level

    International Criminal Law

    5 EC

  • The minor Life Sciences is composed of courses that cover the most fundamental biological sciences, including molecular and cellular biology, plant biology, microbiology, physiology and evolutionary biology. The minor is well suited for students who are interested in receiving a broad training in biology as a complement to a major in a different discipline.

    Entry requirement

    Students are allowed to enter this minor when they either have successfully completed a general biology course prior to entering EUC or have passed the EUC course LSC214 General Biology in the first year.

    Coordinator

    Minor coordinator: Dr S. Mugnai (email: mugnai@euc.eur.nl)

    Minor Life Sciences

    (30 EC)

    200 level

    Biochemistry

    25 EC

    Molecular & Cellular Biology

    Human Physiology

    Plant Biology & Diversity

    Micro- & Immunobiology

    300 level

    Evolutionary Biology

    5 EC

  • The minor Neuroscience consists of courses that cover the basics of neurobiology and cognitive neuroscience. The minor is well suited for students who are interested in receiving a basic training in neuroscience as a complement to a major in a different discipline.

    Entry requirement

    Students are allowed to enter this minor when they either have successfully completed a general biology course prior to entering EUC or have passed the EUC course LSC214 General Biology in the first year.

    Coordinator

    Minor coordinator: Dr C. Müller (email: muller@euc.eur.nl)

    Minor Neuroscience

    (30 EC)

    200 level

    Biochemistry

    25 EC

    Molecular & Cellular Biology

    Clinical Psychology

    Human Physiology

    Cognitive Psychology

    300 level

    Cognitive Neuroscience

    5 EC

  • The minor in Political Philosophy & Critical Theory provides a focussed programme that addresses the most relevant traditions in continental political thought of the past 500 years and the tradition of critical thinking that emerged in the mid-19th century – as well as their influences on contemporary academic and public debates. 

    Coordinator

    Minor coordinator: Dr C. van der Veeke (email: vanderveeke@euc.eur.nl)

    Minor Political Philosophy & Critical Theory
    (30 EC)

    200 level

    Early Modern Political Philosophy

    15 EC

    Critical Theory

    Late Modernity: Globalisation, Neoliberalisation, Mediatisation

    300 level

    Contemporary Political Philosophy

    15 EC

    Feminist Philosophy: Bodies, Boundaries & Beyond

    Post-Colonial Theory: Critical Perspectives from the Global South

    If you wish to follow a master programme at Erasmus School of Philosophy at EUR, you need to obtain 25 ECs of philosophy-related, non-mandatory credits in order to obtain a total of 60 ECs in philosophy-related courses (capstone included). Select courses from:

    • The Climate Crisis: Ecology, Economy & Politics in the Anthropocene (200 level)
    • Multiple Modernities: Historical Perspectives from the Global South (300 level)
    • Capstone (15 EUC)
    • a HUM approved EUR minor (15 EC)
    • a HUM approved exchange programme
  • The minor in Political Science & International Relations (POLIR) introduces you to the dynamic world of politics. POLIR presents essential analytical tools to become a critical world citizen in an increasingly interdependent world. You will analyse political behaviour and processes across local, national, regional and international levels. POLIR lays an interdisciplinary basis by familiarising you with the subfields of comparative politics, international relations, public administration and political theory. You will develop research and writing skills. In addition, a diverse range of assessment methods will allow you to develop skills in analysing public decision making.

    We will familiarise you with world affairs by focussing on how states, non-state actors, and international organisations interact with each other. By combining critical and empirical outlooks, we will explore issues reshaping 21st century politics in areas such as conflict, diplomacy and global governance. You will gain a better understanding of the political by studying the role of the state from various perspectives in order to identify classic and emerging forms of governance.

    POLIR represents a truly interdisciplinary field. By exploring politics from multiple Western and non-Western perspectives, this programme enables you to make connections across geographic and disciplinary boundaries.

    Coordinator

    Minor coordinator: Dr W. Vloeberghs (email: vloeberghs@euc.eur.nl)

    Minor Political Science & International Relations

    (30 EC)

    200 level

    Understanding Politics

    20 EC

    International Relations: Theories, Approaches & Themes

    Political Institutions & Public Governance

    Early Modern Political Philosophy

    300 level

    Middle East Politics

    or

    European Integration

    10 EC

    Conflict Resolution

    or

    Security Studies

  • The minor Psychology introduces students to the fascinating world of human behaviour: why do we behave as we do? In this minor you will learn how to use scientific findings and psychological methods to understand and analyse human behaviour, cognitions and emotions and how to apply these findings and methods to help people to improve their behaviour, cognitions, and emotions. This scientific knowledge can be applied, but is not limited to, the fields of work, sport, law and physical or mental health. The minor Psychology offers courses in basic or fundamental psychology (e.g. cognitive and personality psychology) and applied psychology (e.g. clinical, developmental, health or legal psychology). Finally, the minor provides students with the basic interpersonal communication skills.

    Coordinator

    Minor coordinator: L. Giel, MSc (email: giel@euc.eur.nl)

    Minor Psychology

    (30 EC)

    200 level

    Personality Psychology

    20 EC

    Clinical Psychology

    Cognitive Psychology

    Developmental Psychology

    300 level

    Clinical Communication Skills

    10 EC

    Legal Psychology

    or

    Health Psychology

  • The minor Sociology prepares students to be future analysts of contemporary societies. Sociology helps you to both understand and change the world you live in. The minor Sociology links together the social, economic, political, cultural and ecological aspects of a changing global society. Processes such as urbanisation, globalisation, individualisation, the increasing salience of new media and modernisation in general have had profound impact on both people and places. Classical sociological themes as social inequality, social cohesion, and identity are introduced with a diverse range of concrete issues, and their main themes are reviewed and assessed with empirical research.

    Coordinator

    Minor coordinator: R. Kemmers, MSc (email: kemmers@euc.eur.nl)

    Minor Sociology

    (30 EC)

    200 level

    Highlights of Sociology

    15 EC

    Deviance

    Gender Equality

    300 level

    Stratification

    15 EC

    Individualisation & Globalisation

    A Global View on Migration

  • The achievement of sustainability in our society needs to take into account environmental, social and economic aspects. However, the application of such an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability can be hindered by the mono-disciplinary approach of today’s highly specialised world. In this EUC minor, the student will start thinking ‘outside the box’ by acquiring some specific tools to think critically about the most pressing challenges of our time. Although this EUC minor is mainly based on LSC courses, it aims to use a multi-perspective and multi-disciplinary approach. In particular, by following the minor “Think Green” (or other related minors in sustainability), the students will be able to connect science, economics and technology for a holistic approach to sustainability.

    Entry requirement

    Students are allowed to enter this minor when they either have successfully completed a general biology course prior to entering EUC or have passed the EUC course LSC214 General Biology in the first year.

    Coordinator

    Minor coordinator: Dr A. Vasques (email: vasques@euc.eur.nl)

    Minor Sustainability

    (30 EC)

    200 level

    Principles of Ecology

    15 EC

    Plant Biology & Diversity

    The Climate Crisis

    300 level

    Minor ‘Think Green: Ecological & Economic Perspectives for a Sustainable Environment'

    or

    another sustainability-related EUR Minor
    (e.g. Sustainable development: Big Issues New Answers, Leiden University)

    15 EC

  • The minor Visual Cultures & Media Literacy provides the historical contexts, medium-specific literacies and theoretical tools to study visual cultures in general and media such as photography, film, television and social media in particular. While situating media-specific and cultural practices in their social contexts, students learn how to critically reflect on the media and visual technologies of the recent past and today.

    Coordinator

    Minor coordinator: T. de Groot, MPhil (email: degroot@euc.eur.nl)

    Minor Visual Cultures & Media Literacy
    (30 EC)

    200 level

    Late Modernity: Globalisation, Neoliberalisaton, Mediatisation

    20 EC

    The Avant-Garde: Experimental Art, Photography &Film

    Images & Power: Foundations of Media Studies

    Data Visualisation

    300 level

    Watching Film & Television: Analysing Visual Culture

    10 EC

    Digital Cultures & Information Wars: Algorithms, Memes & More

    NB: If you wish to follow a master programme at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, the course Intermediate Statistics I (200 level) is mandatory.

  • Choose from more than 50 minors offered by Erasmus University (15 EC), for example:
    • Quality of Life and Happiness Economics
    • Think Green: Ecological and Economic Perspectives for a Sustainable Environment
    • Re-imagining Tomorrow through Arts & Sciences
  • Choose from minors offered by Leiden or Delft University.

Not interested in a minor? Consider other off-campus courses, for example via Study Abroad, or start ahead with a research project or an internship that you can use for your Capstone.