On this website, you will find the current range of HU minor courses that will be available in the 2018-2019 academic year. You can search through almost 140 minor courses by alphabet, theme, period or institute. Please note that there is only a select number of minor courses that is taught in English. Click ‘Minor options at the HU’ in the menu to discover your options at HU. The information on the enrolment procedure (and deadlines) can also be found here. Would you rather take a minor course elsewhere? If so, please click ‘External HU minor options’ in the menu.
What is a minor course?
A minor course is a set of associated courses in a certain subject area. Taking a minor course is one of the options for your elective course combination plan, which is your chance of designing part of your studies all by yourself. In the next academic year, HU will have nearly 140 minor courses in a wide range of fields to choose from. The number of credits for your elective course combination plan as part of your examination programme differs per degree programme. It usually is 30 ECTS. You can check the exact number of credits in the study guide for your study programme.
GO/NO-GO decisions for 2018-2019
Publication date: 24 April 2018
We have made the final decisions as to which minor courses taught in period AB and minor courses in continuous unit scheduling will go through (GO) and which will be cancelled (NO-GO). For some minor courses taught in period CD, it has already been decided that they will not continue. For all the decisions that have been made, check the following documents:
All the AB minor courses and minor courses in continuous unit scheduling not mentioned in these documents will go ahead and still have places available at the start of the 3rd registration round (which opens on 25 april 2018 7 pm).
Please note: it may well be that deregistrations in the next round will make places available again in the AB minor courses that are currently fully booked.
Enrolment and waiting lists
Some minor courses are very popular with students, while they have a limited number of places available. Some of them now allow you to be placed on a waiting list. Please check from 29 March 2018 the minor course information page to find out whether it has a waiting list and how you can be placed on it. Placement on the waiting list does not mean that you can count on enrolment. The chance is very small. Please do make sure that you are enrolled in any minor course if you want to start in September 2018 (or February 2019).
Examination Board’s approval to enrol in a HU minor course arranged in advance
Every student requires their examination board’s permission to enrol in a minor course. For HU students, this approval has already be arranged and implemented accordingly in Osiris for the 2018-2019 academic year. This means that the examination board for your course approves of your enrolment in any of the minor courses made available to you in Osiris. In other words: you will now only be able to register in Osiris for minor courses in which your examination board allows you to enrol. For an overview of excluded 2018-2019 HU minor courses per HU degree programme, click here.
Do you not want to take a minor course at HU as part of your elective course combination plan? If so, you do need to ask the examination board for approval. For more information, please refer to the website of the examination board for your course.
Assistance in choosing your minor course
Do you find it difficult to choose the best minor course? Study choice counselling can help you. At this website you find online help and tools. If you need more help you can contact them for the following service: in an advisory session of 30 minutes they discuss your question(s) and together they determine what would help you in your decision-making process. Sometimes a follow-up session is required.
For more awareness on your interests, study requirements, personality and qualities you can make use of several tests and exercises. Study choice counselling works by appointment only, all counselling is free of charge.