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Bachelor of Philosophy - major
Academic year :
The full-time model path of the 'Bachelor of Philosophy - Major' consists of 120 ECTS-credits the Bachelor of Philosophy and 60 ECTS-credits from another Bachelor programme:
- History OR
- Linguistics and Literature OR
- Laws OR
- Political and Social Studies.

More information about these minors can be found below.

For a minor in another programme from this university, please contact the faculty study progress counsellor.

Model Path part 1

Skills

Academic and Philosophical Basic Skills6sp1st/2nd sem.
De Munck, Marlies
 

History of Philosophy

History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy6sp1st semester
Van Eekert, Geert
History of Modern Philosophy6sp2nd semester
Lemmens, Willem
 

Systematic Philosophy

Logic and Excercises6sp1st semester
Myin, Erik
Zahidi, Karim
Gnoseology and Epistemology6sp2nd semester
Leuridan, Bert
Ethics6sp1st semester
Desmond, Hugh
Philosophy of Culture6sp2nd semester
Vanheeswijck, Guy
 

Philosophical Authors

Select one course out of the following:

Seminar Modern Philosophical Authors 13sp2nd semester
Vanheeswijck, Guy
 
Seminar Contemporary Philosophical Authors 13sp1st semester
Zahidi, Karim
 
Seminar Modern Philosophical Authors 23sp1st semester
Lemmens, Willem
 
Seminar on Contemporary Philosophical Authors 23sp2nd semester
Van Eekert, Geert
 

Model Path part 2

Skills

Oral Exercises6sp1st/2nd sem.
Schaubroeck, Katrien
Written Exercises6sp1st/2nd sem.
Leuridan, Bert
 

History of Philosophy

Contemporary Continental Philosophy6sp2nd semester
Cools, Arthur
Contemporary Analytical Philosophy6sp1st semester
Cuypers, Stefaan
 

Systematic Philosophy

Philosophical Psychology6sp2nd semester
Myin, Erik
Social & Political Philosophy6sp1st semester
Reynaert, Peter
 

Philosophical Electives

Students follow one course during part 2 or 3 (6 ECTS-credits)

Bio-ethics6sp2nd semester
Hens, Kristien
Judaism and Philosophy6sp1st semester
Liska, Vivian
Philosophy of Technology6sp2nd semester
Cools, Arthur
Philosophy of Economics6sp1st semester
Van Liedekerke, Luc
Philosophy of music6sp1st semester
De Munck, Marlies
Media-ethics6sp2nd semester
Hens, Kristien
Feminist Philosophy6sp1st semester
Van Brabandt, Petra
 
Philosophy of Art6sp1st semester
Cools, Arthur
Philosophy of Language6sp2nd semester
Leuridan, Bert
Philosophy of Religion6sp1st semester
Van Herck, Walter
Applied Ethics6sp1st semester
Desmond, Hugh
 

Philosophical Authors

Select one course out of the following:

Seminar Modern Philosophical Authors 13sp2nd semester
Vanheeswijck, Guy
 
Seminar Contemporary Philosophical Authors 13sp1st semester
Zahidi, Karim
 
Seminar Modern Philosophical Authors 23sp1st semester
Lemmens, Willem
 
Seminar on Contemporary Philosophical Authors 23sp2nd semester
Van Eekert, Geert
 

Broadening courses

These broadening courses are offered to all bachelor students of the university in part 2 or part 3 of their programme but these courses are not part of the model path for the Bachelor of Philosophy.
Students can add courses from this list to their programme in surplus of the regular programme.

Sustainability3sp2nd semester
Crabbé, Ann
Bots, Jessica
Climate Change3sp1st semester
Crabbé, Ann
Vicca, Sara
Poverty and Inequality3sp2nd semester
Verbist, Gerlinde
Cantillon, Bea
Debating Development3sp1st semester
Van Hecken, Gert
Verrelst, Janus
Community service learning3sp1st/2nd sem.
Verbist, Gerlinde
 
Studium Generale3sp1st semester
Weyns, Walter
 

Model Path part 3

Skills

Bachelor Paper12sp2nd semester
Progression Seminar Bachelor's Thesis3sp1st/2nd sem.
 

Active Pluralism

Student selects one course from the list below (3 ECTS-credits):

World View: Religion, Atheism and Science3sp1st semester
Loobuyck, Patrick
World View: Religion, Atheism and Meaning3sp2nd semester
Van Herck, Walter
World View: Religion, Atheism and Culture3sp1st semester
Loobuyck, Patrick
World View: Religion, Atheism and Society3sp2nd semester
Loobuyck, Patrick
City and Diversity3sp2nd semester
De Munck, Bert
Oosterlynck, Stijn
Media and Digital Society3sp1st semester
Hellinckx, Peter
Poels, Karolien
Migration, Integration and Diversity3sp2nd semester
De Feyter, Koen
Absillis, Kevin
Van Praag, Lore
Freedom, Citizenship and Democracy3sp1st semester
Van Eekert, Geert
Loobuyck, Patrick
Global justice3sp2nd semester
Ferrando, Tomaso
 

Systematic Philosophy

Students follow during part 2 and 3 either Philosophy of Religion OR Philosophy of Art OR Applied Ethics OR Philosophy of Language OR a philosophical elective.

Metaphysics6sp1st semester
Van Eekert, Geert
 

Philosophical Electives

Students follow during part 2 and 3 either Philosophy of Religion OR Philosophy of Art OR Applied Ethics OR Philosophy of Language OR a philosophical elective.

Bio-ethics6sp2nd semester
Hens, Kristien
Judaism and Philosophy6sp1st semester
Liska, Vivian
Philosophy of Technology6sp2nd semester
Cools, Arthur
Philosophy of Economics6sp1st semester
Van Liedekerke, Luc
Philosophy of music6sp1st semester
De Munck, Marlies
Media-ethics6sp2nd semester
Hens, Kristien
Feminist Philosophy6sp1st semester
Van Brabandt, Petra
 
Philosophy of Art6sp1st semester
Cools, Arthur
Philosophy of Language6sp2nd semester
Leuridan, Bert
Philosophy of Religion6sp1st semester
Van Herck, Walter
Applied Ethics6sp1st semester
Desmond, Hugh
 

Research Seminars

Students select one research seminars from the list below:

Research Seminar Metaphysics6sp2nd semester
De Vriese, Herbert
Research Seminar Ethics6sp1st semester
Van Liedekerke, Luc
Research Seminar Philosophical Psychology6sp1st semester
Reynaert, Peter
Research Seminar Philosophy of Religion6sp2nd semester
Van Herck, Walter
Research Seminar Esthetics6sp2nd semester
De Munck, Marlies
 

Broadening courses

These broadening courses are offered to all bachelor students of the university in part 2 or part 3 of their programme but these courses are not part of the model path for the Bachelor of Philosophy.
Students can add courses from this list to their programme in surplus of the regular programme.

Sustainability3sp2nd semester
Crabbé, Ann
Bots, Jessica
Climate Change3sp1st semester
Crabbé, Ann
Vicca, Sara
Poverty and Inequality3sp2nd semester
Verbist, Gerlinde
Cantillon, Bea
Debating Development3sp1st semester
Van Hecken, Gert
Verrelst, Janus
Community service learning3sp1st/2nd sem.
Verbist, Gerlinde
 
Studium Generale3sp1st semester
Weyns, Walter
 

Minor History

The minor can be studied over the course of 3 years with a minimum of 15 ECTS-credits to be followed each year.

Methodology of History

Historical method6sp1st semester
Stabel, Peter
 

Introduction to History

History of Antiquity6sp2nd semester
Laes, Christian
History of the Middle Ages6sp1st semester
Soens, Tim
History of the Early Modern Period6sp2nd semester
De Munck, Bert
Van Gelder, Klaas
History of the Contemporary Period6sp1st semester
Greefs, Hilde
Contemporary history6sp2nd semester
Van Ginderachter, Maarten
History of the Islamic World6sp2nd semester
Dekkiche, Malika
 

History per period per area

Students select two courses from the following list:

Middle Ages: politics and institutions6sp2nd semester
Puttevils, Jeroen
Middle Ages: cultural history6sp2nd semester
Fraeters, Veerle
Middle Ages and Early Modern Era: Social and Economic History6sp1st semester
Blondé, Bruno
Stabel, Peter
Early Modern Era: politics and institutions6sp1st semester
Van Gelder, Klaas
Early Modern Era: cultural history6sp2nd semester
Marnef, Guido
Contemporary Era: politics and institutions6sp1st semester
Beyen, Marnix
Contemporary Era: cultural history6sp1st semester
de Smaele, Henk
Contemporary Era: social and economic history6sp2nd semester
Van Damme, Ilja
Greefs, Hilde
The modern Islamic World: 1600-Today6sp2nd semester
Shaery-Yazdi, Roschanack
The premodern Islamic World: 600-16006sp1st semester
Dekkiche, Malika
 

Minor Linguistics and Literature

For a minor in Theatre, Film and Literature, you have to follow 60 ECTS-credits of courses from the Bachelor programme of Theatre, Film and Literature.
For a minor in Linguistics and Literature in one language you have to follow 12 ECTS-credits of courses in general linguistic and in general literature, AND all proficiency courses of the chosen language AND several language-specific linguistic or literary courses, The student should follow 60 ECTS-credits in total.

1. Theatre, film and literature

Compulsory courses

History of the film 1: early cinema3sp1st semester
Paulus, Tom
Film and genre3sp2nd semester
Paulus, Tom
Willems, Gertjan
History of the film 2: classic and modern period6sp2nd semester
Jacobs, Steven
Text and representation6sp2nd semester
Theater History: from Antiquity to the 18th century3sp1st semester
Meeus, Hubert
Theater History: from the 18th to the 20th century3sp2nd semester
NNB, -
Dramaturgy: foundations6sp1st semester
Vanhoutte, Kurt
Film analyses6sp2nd semester
Paulus, Tom
Adaptation in Theatre, Film and Literature6sp2nd semester
Willems, Gertjan
Performance analysis6sp1st semester
Cassiers, Edith
Culture of Modernity6sp1st semester
Vanhoutte, Kurt
 

One compulsory courses to choose from:

Internship6sp1st/2nd sem.
Self-study6sp1st/2nd sem.
Vanhoutte, Kurt
 

2a. General linguistic courses

Compulsory course

General Linguistics 16sp1st/2nd sem.
Vermandere, Dieter
 

2b. General literary courses

Compulsory course

General Literary Theory 16sp2nd semester
Debergh, Gwennie
Absillis, Kevin
 

Dutch proficiency

Compulsory courses

Dutch Proficiency 1: basic skills in speaking and writing6sp1st/2nd sem.
Bernolet, Sarah
Dutch Proficiency 2: academic writing and presenting3sp1st semester
Bernolet, Sarah
Dutch Proficiency 3: journalistic writing3sp2nd semester
Bernolet, Sarah
 

Dutch linguistics, literature and culture

Select 36 ECTS-credits from the following list:

Dutch linguistics 1: basic concepts in syntax and morphology6sp1st/2nd sem.
Vandekerckhove, Reinhild
Sandra, Dominiek
Dutch Linguistics 2: Synchronic perspectives6sp2nd semester
Gillis, Steven
Nuyts, Jan
Kloots, Hanne
Vandekerckhove, Reinhild
Dutch Linguistics 3: diachronic perspectives6sp1st semester
Nuyts, Jan
Vandekerckhove, Reinhild
Cultural Studies of the Low Countries 13sp1st semester
Fraeters, Veerle
Cultural Studies of the Low Countries 23sp2nd semester
Humbeeck, Kris
History of Dutch literature: Middle Ages3sp1st semester
Sleiderink, Remco
History of Dutch literature: Early-Modern Times3sp2nd semester
Meeus, Hubert
History of the Dutch-language literature 2: from the French Revolution until the Great War6sp1st semester
Humbeeck, Kris
History of Dutch-language literature 3: from the Great War until the present day6sp1st semester
Debergh, Gwennie
Absillis, Kevin
Dutch studies in practice6sp2nd semester
Debergh, Gwennie
Humbeeck, Kris
Vandekerckhove, Reinhild
Meeus, Hubert
Sandra, Dominiek
Schepers, Kees
Absillis, Kevin
Sleiderink, Remco
 

English proficiency

Compulsory courses

English Proficiency 13sp1st semester
Van De Poel, Kris
Pretorius, Marilize
English Proficiency 23sp2nd semester
Thewissen, Jennifer
English Proficiency 3: Academic Literacy Skills3sp1st semester
Van De Poel, Kris
Pretorius, Marilize
English Proficiency 43sp2nd semester
De Wit, Astrid
English Proficiency 56sp1st semester
Thewissen, Jennifer
English: grammar 13sp1st semester
Brisard, Frank
English Grammar 23sp2nd semester
Ureel, Jim
English grammar 3. The complex sentence6sp2nd semester
Brisard, Frank
 

English linguistics, literature and culture

Select 18 ECTS-credits from the following list:

English Linguistics. Englishes old and new6sp2nd semester
Brisard, Frank
Petré, Peter
Introduction to the Study of Literature in English6sp1st/2nd sem.
Joosen, Vanessa
Verhulst, Pim
Nineteenth-century Literature in English 13sp1st semester
Eeckhout, Bart
Nineteenth-century Literature in English 23sp2nd semester
Herman, Luc
Twentieth-century Literature in English 13sp1st semester
Van Hulle, Dirk
Twentieth-century Literature in English 23sp2nd semester
Herman, Luc
English Culture and History6sp2nd semester
Albers, Frank
 

German proficiency

Compulsory courses

German Grammar 13sp1st semester
Smits, Tom
German proficiency 16sp1st/2nd sem.
Mortelmans, Tanja
Smits, Tom
German Grammar 23sp2nd semester
Mortelmans, Tanja
German grammar 33sp1st semester
Mortelmans, Tanja
German Proficiency 26sp1st/2nd sem.
Mortelmans, Tanja
German Proficiency 36sp1st semester
Mortelmans, Tanja
 

German linguistics, literature and culture

Select 21 ECTS-credits from the following list:

German Linguistics 13sp1st semester
Mortelmans, Tanja
German Linguistics 26sp1st semester
Mortelmans, Tanja
German texts 13sp2nd semester
Liska, Vivian
Crauwels, Geert
History of German literature 13sp2nd semester
Ernst, Thomas
German texts 23sp1st semester
Liska, Vivian
History of German literature 23sp2nd semester
Ernst, Thomas
History of German Culture6sp2nd semester
Linden, Patricia
Ernst, Thomas
German texts 36sp2nd semester
Liska, Vivian
Crauwels, Geert
 

French proficiency

Compulsory courses

French Grammar 16sp1st/2nd sem.
Lievois, Katrien
French Proficiency 1: oral and writing Proficiency3sp1st/2nd sem.
Van Acker, Isa
French Proficiency 2: grammar3sp1st/2nd sem.
Van Acker, Isa
Vanderheyden, Ann
French Proficieny 2: Oral and written proficiency3sp1st/2nd sem.
Schuerewegen, Franc
Van Acker, Isa
Gyssels, Kathleen
French Proficiency 33sp1st semester
Dendale, Patrick
Vanderheyden, Ann
 

French linguistics and literature

Select 30 ECTS-credits from the following list:

French linguistics 1: phonetics, morphology and syntax of modern French6sp1st semester
De Mulder, Walter
French linguistics 1: history of French3sp2nd semester
Vanderheyden, Ann
French Linguistics 2: grammatical and lexical semantics, synchronic and diachronic approaches6sp1st semester
Dendale, Patrick
Vanderheyden, Ann
French literature 1: from the Middle Ages until 18006sp2nd semester
Schuerewegen, Franc
French literary history 2: French and French-language literature from the 19th century until today6sp2nd semester
Gyssels, Kathleen
French Culture 16sp1st semester
Schuerewegen, Franc
Peeters, Kris
French Literature 3: genres and texts6sp2nd semester
Schuerewegen, Franc
Gyssels, Kathleen
French linguistics 33sp1st semester
Dendale, Patrick
 

Spanish proficiency

Compulsory courses

Spanish Grammar 13sp1st semester
Verhaert, Anne
Spanish Grammar 23sp2nd semester
Verhaert, Anne
Spanish Proficiency 16sp1st/2nd sem.
Gras, Pedro
Spanish Proficiency 26sp1st semester
Arbaiza, Diana
Spanish Proficiency 33sp2nd semester
Ortuño Casanova, María del Rocío
Spanisch Proficiency 4: oral proficiency3sp1st semester
Ortuño Casanova, María del Rocío
 

Spanish linguistics, literature and culture

Select 24 ECTS-credits from the following list:

Spanish linguistics: structure of contemporary Spanish6sp2nd semester
Gras, Pedro
Spanish Linguistics: language in use6sp2nd semester
Gras, Pedro
Introduction to the study of Spanish literature6sp2nd semester
Ortuño Casanova, María del Rocío
Spanish Literature I6sp1st semester
Arbaiza, Diana
Latin America: Society and Culture3sp1st semester
Stallaert, Christiane
Spain: Society and Culture3sp2nd semester
Stallaert, Christiane
Spanish Literature II3sp1st semester
Arbaiza, Diana
Spanish literature 23sp2nd semester
Ortuño Casanova, María del Rocío
 

Minor Law

Students select courses counting for 60 ECTS-credits from the Bachelor of Laws.

 

Minor Political and Social Sciences

Students select courses counting for 60 ECTS-credits from the Bachelor of Political and Social Sciences.