European History and Civilization

This major is intended to equip students with an understanding of European integration, while inspiring them to re-imagine "Europe" and its future by studying Europe's past – in depth and in breadth. It features courses on big themes such as democracy, totalitarianism, geopolitics, and diplomacy, the making of the global economy and the fallout from European empires, as well as focused topics in the history of Central and Eastern Europe, Balkan countries, and the Mediterranean and other seas.

The second semester study trip is an integral part of the academic programme, participation is obligatory and students are expected to attend all related conferences and activities. It counts for 2 ECTS.

Optional specialist courses

Students must take six optional specialist courses.

Students must select minimum one, but maximum three specialist courses from the lists of the other majors, limited to the courses marked with an asterisk (*).

Master’s thesis colloquium

  • BUTTERWICK-PAWLIKOWSKI, R. & MINK, G. – History Research Colloquium

Compact seminars

Students can select a maximum of two compact seminars.

Masterclasses

Masterclasses are optional. Students can choose to follow any or all of them.

Workshops

Students can select a maximum of two workshops.

Simulation games

Students can select a maximum of three simulation games.

Career development

Besides the academic courses, the Natolin Careers Service offers to the students a series of career development activities during the first and second semester.

  • One-to-one career tutorials
  • Professional skills workshops in areas such as: 
    • Project management
    • Emotional intelligence
    • Teamwork and leadership
    • Debating and argumentation skills
    • EPSO competition training
  • "Meet the Professionals" series of events
  • Alumni reunions

Language courses

In addition to benefitting from a bilingual study programme, students can take advantage of language courses on offer implemented by the Natolin Language Service. The following languages are on offer: English, French, Italian, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Arabic. The courses are tailored to the individual students' needs, and are also focused on transversal skills required by employers.

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