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Exchange Humanities

Leiden University’s Faculty of Humanities offers a wide range of subjects for Exchange and study abroad students. On these pages you can find individual courses, as well as a number of course packages for which you can apply. Please note that the course descriptions listed are from last year, and are therefore subject to change. Please note also that once you have been accepted to a course, changes to your course selection within the faculty can only be made in exceptional circumstances.
Please note that BA International Studies courses take place in the Hague.

Packages

The following is a list of course packages that are thematically connected, have complementary course schedules, and total 15 EC. If you would like to apply for a course package, select the individual courses in your online application. You can add additional courses from the individual courses list, or, if you are a university-wide exchange student, from the course offerings from other faculties as well. Please note that you will need to check the schedules, when available, for any additional courses you may add to ensure you do not have any course clashes.

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

1. Dutch Studies

Dutch Painting 1400 – 1950: Introduction to the Art History of the Netherlands, Cultuurwetenschap I 10
Holocaust Icons in Monuments, Arts, Film and Literature 5

2. History

From Captivity to Commodification: Slavery in Global History 5
European Cultural Memory of World War I & II 5

Choose one of the following courses:

From Bradford to Obama: An Introduction to American Studies 5
The History of European Integration 5

3. Japanese

Japan in the 21st Century: Sociological Perspectives 5
History of Japan to 1868 5
Kerncurriculum: Area Studies 5

4. Religion

Religion in the World 5
Jews and Judaism: An Introduction 5

Choose one of the following courses:

Introduction to Hinduism 5
Introduction to the Study of Islam 5
Introduction to Buddhism 5

5. South and South East Asian Studies 1

Premodern History of South and Southeast Asia 5
Histories of Modern South and Southeast Asia 5

Choose one of the following courses:

Introduction to Hinduism 5
Introduction to the Study of Islam 5
Introduction to Buddhism 5

6. South and South East Asian Studies 2

Culture of Tibet (not offered in 2016-2017) 5
Buddhist Art 5

7. European Union Studies

Institutions of the European Union 5
The European Union Today 5
The History of European Integration 5

Courses

The following is a list of individual courses open to exchange students at the Faculty of Humanities. Please check carefully to ensure you meet the course prerequisites before applying for your courses.

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Advanced Readings in Sanskrit Literature 10
Advanced Sumerian 10
Communicating Power 5
China's International Political Economy 10
Buddhist Art 5
Confronting modernity 10
Configuring the World 10
Approaches to Literature 10
Cultural History of Aramaic 10
Culture of Tibet (not offered in 2016-2017) 5
Culture: Africa 5
Culture: East Asia 5
Culture: Europe 5
Culture: Latin America 5
Culture: Middle East 5
Culture: North America 5
Culture: Russia and Eurasia 5
Culture: South and South-East Asia 5
Cultures of Collecting: Early Modern Cultures of Collecting 10
Cultures of Resistance in the Post-colonial World 5
Documentary Texts from Deir el-Medina and their social and cultural setting 10
Dutch Painting 1400 – 1950: Introduction to the Art History of the Netherlands, Cultuurwetenschap I 10
Economics Africa 5
Economics East Asia 5
Economics Latin America 5
Economics South & South-East Asia 5
Economics: Europe 5
Economics: Middle East 5
Economics: North America 5
Economics: Russia and Eurasia 5
Egyptian Archaeology and Cultural History 5
Egyptian Temple Inscriptions of the Graeco-Roman Period 10
From Bradford to Obama: An Introduction to American Studies 5
From Inkwell to Internet: Text and Transmission in the Muslim World 10
BA Georgisch keuzevak 5
Hindi 1 10
Hindi 3 10
Hindi Literature 10
Histories of Modern South and Southeast Asia 5
History of Japan to 1868 5
History of Modern Philosophy 5
Iconography of SSEA 5
Indonesian 1 10
Institutions of the European Union 5
Interculturality 1: Key Concepts 10
Introduction to Asian Studies 5
Introduction to Buddhism 5
Contemporary China B: Politics, Economy and Society 5
Introduction to Dutch Studies 5
Introduction to Hinduism 5
Introduction to the Study of Islam 5
Japan in the 21st Century: Sociological Perspectives 5
Linguistic History of the Middle East 5
Literature and Politics in the Persian-speaking World 10
Major Issues in American History and Culture 10
Modern Chinese Economy and Development 5
Modern Media in SSEA 5
Modern Muslim Qur’an Interpretation 10
The Sculptor at Work: Sculpture, Techniques and Meanings 10
Museums, Cultural Heritage and Collections 10
Oral Literature: Research in Living Traditions 5
Oral Traditions 10
Political Philosophy 5
Politics 5
Politics of Culture in Southeast Asia 10
Politics of Southeast Asia 5
Practices and Debates in Art History 5
Premodern History of South and Southeast Asia 5
Religions and Religious Culture in Korea 5
Religious Themes in Asian Art 5
Research tools in Egyptology 5
Sacred Journeys: Pilgrimage and Holy Places 10
Sanskrit 1 10
Sanskrit 3 10
Situated Literatures I 5
Sociology of Religion 5
Textual Editing 5
American Radicalism: Challenging and Empowering U.S. Democracy 10
The European Union Today 5
The Field of African Studies and Interdisciplinarity Part 1. Aims and results of Africanist research 10
The History of European Integration 5
The State in Modern Chinese History 10
Theory in Egyptology 5
Tibetan 1 (not offered in 16-17) 10
Topical Debates on Photography in Historical Perspective 10
Tutorial Akkadian 10
Working Through 9/11: Literature, Film, and Memorial Culture 10