The Humanities is the field of study that includes everything that make humans human. We have different cultures and languages. Different groups have their own histories, which they tell stories about. We produce and enjoy music, theatre, paintings and films. All these typical human activities and the products thereof are studied in the humanities, and have been for centuries.
With Expedition you can either dive into a subject in more detail or expand your horizons. With different elective topics at hand you will research the differences and similarities between humanities, social and life sciences. You receive challenging, small-group, intensive instruction from top scholars, specialists who have earned their name in education and research.
The programme includes elements like guest lectures, seminars and excursions. For example, you can learn how to make a documentary, design an opinion page or draft a policy document. It gives you the chance to gain the needed practical experience, which also enhances your regular degree programme.
Expedition consists of 30 ECs and has five components:
A) Joint module Humanities Lab 101 (5 ECs)
In this module we delve into the central theme in the Humanities Lab: similarities, differences and links within the humanities and with other domains of scholarship. Read more on Humanities Lab 101.
B) Key modules (10 EC)
Expedition offers you nine elective topics of which you select two. Each of them is worth 5 ECs. The topics are:
- Art and literature in a technological world
- Language, power, and identity
- Why we rule the world, and how
- Languages, stories, and songbirds
- French Worldwide: Language, culture and identity
- Things to do with texts
- Religion and enlightenment
Race and Racism: Asian perspectives
C) Advanced modules (5 EC)
Further on in the Expedition programma you will take an advanced module of 5 EC. These are the advanced modules to choose from.
- The Francophone Maghreb
- Art, Ethics and Biotechnology
- Animals in the Humanities
- WikiLogic: How the Internet affects the way we think
D) Honours Class (5 EC)
The Honours Academy, which the Humanities belongs to, has a broad selection of Honours Classes: a short series of lectures on diverse topics, mostly in English, given by renowned scholars. In these Honours Classes you work with students from other faculties who are on the Honours track. A complete listing of offerings can be found on the Honours Academy website.
E) Joint CLOSING MODULE GRAND FINALE: CAPSTONE PROJECTS (5 EC)
The last part of the Humanities Lab Expedition consists of a joint module, which concludes with a conference. During this closing event, you and your group present the insights on the topics that you have gained and discuss them with a mixed public including scholars from diverse academic fields.
Everything you need to know about the timetable of the Expedition programme.
Would you like to take just a part of the Expedition programme or to combine it with other modules in other honours tracks? Ask the Honours College Coordinators about the options available.