Bachelor’s Degree Programs

The Department of History offers Bachelor students four degree programs. They are well structured, but also make possible the individual combination of courses. As a major or minor, the degree programs can be combined in a variety of ways and also allow for interesting combinations with other fields of study.

 

Bachelor Major in History (120 ECTS)

The Bachelor’s program in history provides basic knowledge from antiquity through the modern period as well as an introduction to the theories and methods relevant to the study of history. The program teaches students to quickly grasp and examine problems, to independently develop questions about the past, and to conduct the required research. Students learn to systematically and analytically deal with various types of information and opinions and also to communicate complex content, both written and spoken. Students acquire generalist skills and know-how in order to carry out projects and analyze complex issues.

Bachelor Minor in History (60 ECTS Credits)

The Bachelor’s program in history provides basic knowledge from antiquity through the modern period as well as an introduction to the theories and methods relevant to the study of history.  Students learn to systematically and analytically deal with different types of  information and assessments and also communicate complex content, both written and spoken. In conjunction with a social sciences or humanities major program, the minor program in history serves to recognize and reflect the historical dimension of social, political, and cultural phenomena.

Bachelor Minor in Modern History (60 ECTS Credits)

The Bachelor’s program in Modern History provides basic knowledge in the area of recent history (15th/16th to the 20th/21st centuries). It is characterized by a deliberate variety of methods and topics. The students gain an overview of the history of modern societies. The study program teaches students to independently develop questions about the past and to conduct the required research. Students learn to systematically and analytically deal with different types of information and assessments and also communicate complex content, both written and spoken. In conjunction with a social science or humanities major programme, it serves to recognise and reflect on the historical dimension of social, political and cultural phenomena.

Bachelor Major in Eastern European Studies (120 ECTS Credits)

In addition to historical and Slavic methodological knowledge, Eastern European Studies provides basic knowledge about the history and politics as well as the literature, cultures and languages of Eastern Europe. Students are introduced to scientific works, learn to conduct independent research,  and how to deal with specialist literature. Graduates are able to understand and classify historical and current developments in the European East and to present them in a structured way, both orally and in various written formats. Students also study at least one Eastern European language.

Discontinued Degree Programs

The Department of History has closed several degree programs to accommodate new enrollments. Students who are still enrolled have the opportunity to complete their Bachelor's degree. For this purpose, they have twice the standard period of study, which is typically 6 semesters.

 

 

ECTS          

Last Possible Registration Last Semester of Study
Eastern European History

30

HS 16

FS 23

Eastern European History

60

FS 19

FS 23

Eastern European History

90

FS 19

FS 23

History

90

FS 19

FS 23

Medieval History

60

FS 15

HS 20

History of Switzerland

30

FS 15

HS 20

History of Switzerland

60

FS 15

HS 20