History is the science concerned with finding, gathering, structuring and passing on facts about events in the past. It aims at objectively establishing a cause-effect explanation of events in a chronological, complete and truthful manner.
The study of history helps us understand why the human society is the way it is today, why there are differences between societies and how people and society have evolved over time. A good understanding of the past leads to better decisions in the present and better planning for the future. Although History is regarded as a descriptive science of the past, it has great impact on the present.
A student of this discipline will learn how to assess evidence of various types, how to interpret conflict in an objective, based manner and how to assess and explain past changes. This discipline of studies offers a broad perspective that offers flexibility, good analytical skills, good writing and speaking skills, capacity to identify, assess and explain trends and behaviours and great research skills. All these attributes are vital in a number of different occupations in the job market, so a graduate of history has a wide range of jobs that he or she could be fit for.
In the course 'Discover Dutch: Dutch Language and Culture', you will learn to speak and understand the Dutch language at a basic level (CEFR A1).
Students who participate in this program will have a very unique opportunity to explore the rich Russian culture and learn about the Ural Region and Ekaterinburg (Yekaterinburg), Russia while learning about theories and applications in Business promotion via the Internet a core and behavioral course.
The Summer School is tuned to the needs of undergraduates and graduate students with an interest in Russia. Our goal is to advance their understanding of the country’s history, culture, domestic and foreign policy. The program includes classes by leading EUSP professors taught in English, plus site visits to historical suburbs and the city of Novgorod, the birthplace of Russian medieval state. Special connections of EUSP with the Hermitage and the Russian Museum provide opportunities beyond the average tourist experience.
Discusses the stylistic and thematic concerns of Manet, Monet, Degas, Pissarro, and Renoir, in the context of artistic theory and practice in mid-19th-century France. Analyzes the art of Gauguin, Van Gogh, CÈzanne, and Seurat as responses to impressionism.
Uses the unsurpassed richness of the art museums of Paris as the principal teaching resource. The history of Western Art is studied through the close examination of a limited selection of major works in a variety of media. The works chosen illuminate the political, social and religious contexts of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque and Rococo periods, and the modern epoch. The course has an extra course fee of 25 euros.
Modern Scottish History explores the history of Scotland during the past three hundred years, a momentous period which saw the transformation of the country from a largely agrarian to a leading industrial society, and during which Scotland became a partner in the British Empire. It begins with the Union of 1707 and ends with the opening of the new Scottish Parliament.
Medieval and Early Modern Scotland explores the history of Scotland from the origins of the kingdom until the parliamentary union with England in 1707. During the middle ages, Scotland emerged as an independent kingdom with a role to play in the major events that shaped the development of Britain and Europe. Much of its character and outlook were created by the fact that it had to defend its independence against an aggressive neighbour. In the early modern period, Scotland was transformed by the Reformation and the Union of the Crowns, adjusting to a new religion, friendship with its old enemy England and a new political framework.
Becoming a student is an exciting and challenging decision. To help potential students through this important phase, we have created a special online programme called 'Discover Learning at Dundee'.
The aim of the course is to provide foreign as well as Swedish students with a deeper knowledge of certain periods and aspects of Swedish history. This course deals with state formation and Sweden's role in 17th and 18th century Europe.
Milestones I starts with the Viking age, a period of great cultural and political change in Scandinavia. During this period the foundations for the Swedish state were laid. It was also during this period that people in Sweden first encountered Christianity, a religion which would eventually become State religion.
This course studies the international economic and social development from the prehistoric time to the present day. In focus are the altering conditions, economical as well as political, for maintenance, production, reproduction, trade, migration and capital flows in different economic-political systems
The Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Local History is a part-time research-based course which offers students the opportunity to undertake supervised independent study over two academic years, culminating in a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words. Students choose their own research topic and the research proposal is considered when they apply.