The Anthropology track offers students an opportunity to explore humanity in numerous manifestations and intricate complexities. In accounting for the social and cultural variation in the world, it explores alien and seemingly exotic practices in far-away places, and it re-considers our own everyday practices and ideas in the places we call home. Anthropology at UCR offers a well-rounded, generalized and coherent undergraduate curriculum, providing students with a strong foundation in the field’s main sub-disciplines as well as more specialized topics. Students who emphasize Anthropology at UCR will be prepared to pursue specialized anthropological training at graduate level, and they will gain a number of transferable skills that are applicable in other academic and professional settings, and in life.
- 100-level: Introduction to Socio-Cultural Anthropology
- 200-level: Anthropology and the Study of Politics
- 200-level: The Development Encounter: Anthropological Perspectives
- 200-level: Religion and Modernization: An Anthropological Approach
- 300-level: Faces of the State: A View from Anthropology
- 300-level: The Dynamics of Globalization
In the Economics track we investigate the economic behavior of consumers and firms, and we study the economic policies of national governments and international bodies of governance. We discuss questions such as: why is the demand for salt insensitive to price, whereas housing demand is not? What caused the recent banking crisis and how did the central banks respond? What caused the recent banking crisis, how did central banks respond to this crisis and what were the effects of this response? We look at economic problems from a quantitative understanding, but we also consider an interdisciplinary point of view (e.g. History, Philosophy, Psychology, Law). Graduates from the Economics track are well-prepared to enter prestigious Master programs in Economics.
- 100-level: Introduction to Economics
- 200-level: Money, Banking & Finance
- 200-level: Microeconomics & Behavior
- 200-level: International Macroeconomics
- 300-level: Econometrics
- 300-level: Industrial Organization
As a diverse and wide field of study, Human Geography examines the social, cultural, economic, political, environmental and demographic dimensions of human existence. The field locates the analysis of these dimensions within geographical space, which is conceptualized across and between scales, from the individual to the global. In today’s rapidly changing world it has become ever more important to appreciate this interconnectedness between society and space. The Human Geography track thus affords students the opportunity to interrogate the ways these connections are made, as well as the social, cultural, political and economic implications surrounding these various levels of spatial interconnectivity. In this respect, University College Roosevelt offers four possible avenues into the study of human geography as students may choose to concentrate on the study of urban issues, political geographies, environmental processes and/or focus on development studies topics.
- 100-level: Introduction to Human Geography
- 200-level: Urban Geography
- 200-level: Environment and Society
- 200-level: Political Geographies
- 300-level: Power and Space
- 300-level: Sustainable Development
Legal education has historically been a dogmatic study of substantive and procedural rules. However, the UCR Law track recognizes the importance of incorporating normative considerations into the study of law, while also placing law in a real-world context. These aims are facilitated by viewing legal concepts and principles from ethical and social perspectives, as well as through international, transnational and comparative approaches. You gain core knowledge of various fields of law and acquire skills in reading legal sources, performing legal reasoning, and engaging in legal research and writing.
UCR is currently running a pilot of the Double Degree in Law and Liberal Arts & Sciences in collaboration with Utrecht University, which prepares you for a career in Dutch law.
- 100-level: Law, Society and Justice
- 200-level: Principles of Private Law
- 200-level: Introduction to European Law
- 200-level: Introduction to Public International Law
- 300-level: International Human Rights
- 300-level: Constitutional and Administrative Law
- 300-level: Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
Politics revolves around the collective choices that we make or do not make in society. Whether it is about China’s claim the South China Sea, the British vote to leave the EU, or the Dutch debate about banning Burqa’s: time and again people will disagree about the right course of action to take and seek ways to advance their interests. At UCR we study the cooperation and conflict that is involved in politics by first offering you a course in Political Philosophy that helps you identify the values and norms that are at stake. We subsequently offer you a range of courses in International Relations and Comparative Politics that familiarize you with the key actors, institutions, processes and issues in international, EU and domestic politics.
- 100-level: Introduction to Political Philosophy
- 200-level: Foundations of Comparative Politics
- 200-level: Theories of International Relations
- 200-level: U.S. Government and Politics
- 300-level: European Union Politics
- 300-level: Security in the Post-Cold War Era
- 300-level: Public Policy Analysis
Why do people behave the way they do? Can we predict behavior and mental processes in a particular situation? How important are our childhood experiences for our future? How do nature and nurture interact in the development of psychological disorders? Why do people act differently in a group? How can an employer best motivate his employees? Is stress always a bad thing for humans? To find answers to these and many other questions, the field of psychology will give you insights and answers. At UCR, most major domains of psychological research are addressed, such as clinical, developmental, educational, social, organizational, and health psychology.
- 100-level: Introduction to Psychology
- 200-level: Social Psychology
- 200-level: Abnormal Psychology
- 200-level: The Psychology of Learning and Performance
- 200-level: Medical and Health Psychology
- 300-level: Development Psychology
- 300-level: The Psychology of Organizations
- 300-level: Psychodiagnostics and Psychotherapies
- 200-level: Research Methodology & Statistics II
- 200-level: Qualitative Methodology
- 300-level: Research Methodology and Statistics III
The Sociology track at UCR offers an innovative approach to Global Sociology, and starts with a general introductory course. Afterwards, there are two fields of Sociology the track focuses on: current issues in Global Sociology, and Latin American Social Movements and Theory. It implements a diverse curriculum that allows for a complex understanding of the world. You are trained to think sociologically by looking at current social problems, epistemic diversity, and global justice, and you will encounter authors from diverse backgrounds. You will also participate in outreach activities that encourage involvement in real social processes on campus and in the city of Middelburg.
- 100-level: Introduction to Sociology
- 200-level: Modern Sociology
- 200-level: Consumer Society and Media
- 200-level: New Social and Political Movements
- 300-level: New Issues in Contemporary Sociology
- 300-level: Contemporary Latin American Social Theory
- 300-level: Migration and Integration