Degree in History

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The University of Alcalá offers courses leading to official university degrees valid all over Spain and where applicable, throughout the territory of the European Union.

In its official studies, the University of Alcalá promotes training that is balanced in theoretical and practical aspects, promoting freedom of opinion, based on a command of content to grasp the scientific, technical or artistic methods needed to achieve the social return on the public resources invested in the training process in productive activity of future graduates.

These studies include Undergraduate Degrees, Master's Degrees and Doctorates courses.

  

Objectives

The degree course in History aims to provide students with a rational and critical knowledge of the past so that they are able to understand the present and can make it understandable to others. Students should acquire a basic knowledge of the main events and processes of change surrounding humanity from prehistory to the present day. The spatial dimension of this historical knowledge should be as extensive as possible, facilitating understanding of diversity and fostering respect for different values systems and civic awareness.

Values such as equality, protection of human rights and non-discrimination are essential for learning and teaching this discipline, based on a culture for peace and democratic coexistence.

Students should be able to use a historian's main techniques and tools for analysis, and be capable of analysing all type of sources, in all type of formats, and be capable of seeking, identify, selecting gathering information for historical study and research.

Professionals in this field should have a knowledge of the concepts, categories, themes and other relevant issues for the various branches of historical research subject to change, depending on political, cultural and social contexts. They should be capable of using the terminology appropriate to their knowledge area to express themselves, and have command of at least one to enhance their employment opportunities. A historical perspective is important, with special emphasis on Spain, Europe and Latin America, and in interest for reading, analysing and conveying ideas, and providing solutions to historical problems in a critical and autonomous way. They should always bear in mind and promote critical thought, democratic values and respect for human rights, in either academic planning or carrying out research projects.

Competences

Students should be able to use a historian's main techniques and tools for analysis, and be capable of analysing all type of sources, in all type of formats, and be capable of seeking, identify, selecting gathering information for historical study and research.

Professionals in this field should have a knowledge of the concepts, categories, themes and other relevant issues for the various branches of historical research subject to change, depending on political, cultural and social contexts. They should be capable of using the terminology appropriate to their knowledge area to express themselves, and have command of at least one to enhance their employment opportunities. A historical perspective is important, with special emphasis on Spain, Europe and Latin America, and in interest for reading, analysing and conveying ideas, and providing solutions to historical problems in a critical and autonomous way. They should always bear in mind and promote critical thought, democratic values and respect for human rights, in either academic planning or carrying out research projects.

Structure and credits

SUBJECT TYPE ECTS
Basic training (B) 60,0
Obligatory (Ob) 108,0
Optional (Opt) 60,0
Bachelor's Degree Final Project (Ob) 12,0
TOTAL CREDITS 240,0

Student profile

Students of the Degree in History should have a strong background in humanistic culture, as well as social awareness, critical thought, a taste for reading, a capacity for attention and perception, a good memory and respect for other customs and habits.

Professional opportunities and officially regulated professions

Students of the Degree in History should have a strong background in humanistic culture, as well as social awareness, critical thought, a taste for reading, a capacity for attention and perception, a good memory and respect for other customs and habits.

First academic year taught

Course 2009/10 FIRST YEAR
Course 2010/11 FIRST AND SECOND YEAR
Course 2011/12 FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD YEAR
Course 2012/13 FIRST, SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH YEAR

Information leaflet

More information

  • Teaching centre: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Official State Bulletin publication date: 23/03/2010
  • Number of places available: 70
  • Type of teaching: CLASSROOM
  • Language of instruction: SPANISH
  • First Academic year taught: 2009-10

Observaciones

Study plan /of adaptation to the degree / Recognition of credits

External practicums

Final Project

International Programmes and Exchanges

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