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You can find the web classes taught in Dutch below.

Web classes provided in English

American Studies
Do you like watching movies and television, exploring the past, and critical discussions about American politics and society? Are you keen on engaging with ideas from a range of different academic disciplines? This web class will allow you to find out more about this program by introducing you to four specific themes: the 2016 presidential elections; computer gaming; race and rhetoric in American politics; and creating a digital project on the theme of slavery.

Art, culture and media
Paintings in caves and thousand year old sculptures prove that art is as old as mankind. In every folk, art plays an important role. That it wy art is important and valuable. We will ask questions about old and modern art. We will show you that art is food for thought.

Art History
Are you fascinated by art and by history? This webclass will suit you! Our programme focuses on both older and modern art. You wil learn to understand art, its origin and its value.

Artificial Intelligence
In this web class you are going to discover the different aspects of Artificial Intelligence. Each week a different topic is discussed. In the first week we are going to ask ourselves what intelligence really is. What are the necessities for intelligence? Are language and understanding of the world important for intelligence? You are going to look for some answers on the previous questions by talking to a chatbot on the internet.

Astronomy
This web class focusses on the Hubble law, which states that the universe is expanding. You will learn how to calculate the speed of the expansion by measuring distances and sizes of different star systems.

Chemistry
In this web class you're going to work with scientists of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Together with these scientists you will look at different types of solar cells: how do they work? And how do you use them to make light? That's some questions you will answer during this web class.

Computing Science
In this web class we give an introduction into computing science. We discuss challenges that are important in this digital world: How do I save large files in a compact way? How do I encrypt my data? And how easily is encryption cracked? What can be computed and what not? Can we actually compute everything that is theoretically computable before the last stars in the galaxy fade out? Besides theory and exercises on these topics we show you on a simulated computer what happens inside this machine. You will also write simple programs. Programming experience is not required.

Econometrics and Operational Research
In the web class you will be introduced to various subjects in the field of Econometrics like estimating housing prices, decision making and maximizing expectations and team formation based on statistics.

Economics and Business Economics
In the web class you will be introduced to various subjects in the field of Economics & Business Economics like the world economy, company analysis of Microsoft, Corporate Valuation and Financial Markets and Microeconomics of duopoly markets: Xbox versus Playstation.

European Languages and Cultures
The major European Languages and Cultures combines learning a modern language (English, German, French, Spanish, Swedish, Russian or Italian) with a specific view on European history and topicality.

Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning
Society and its physical surroundings are changing constantly. Human Geography focusses on the interaction between people and places. It’s about the ‘where’ and the ‘why there’ in the world. Urban and regional planning is more about the design of space and how to improve this design through interferences. This web class is especially interesting for students who are interested in Geography and Sociology, but also in other social courses. This web class will teach you to look at the world around you with a geographical eye, and will help you to choose the Human Geography & Urban and Regional Planning major.

International Business
This webclass has been designed for students (both Dutch and 'international') who are considering starting their careers in international business at the University of Groningen by enrolling in the IB program. It provides an overview of the wide range of topics this program covers such as globalization and exchange rates, culture and location advantages, international finance and corporate social responsibility and international marketing.

International and European Law
The LLB programme in International and European Law is specifically designed for students who wish to pursue a professional career in an international legal environment. Students will be given an understanding of the content and functioning of International and European law, both in its development and its application in an international, public, private economic, or policy-making, environment. In this webclass you will be introduced to topics such as European law in daily life, treaty interpretation (public international law) and human rights law in action.

International Relations and International Organization
The bachelor’s degree programme in International Relations and International Organization is an interdisciplinary programme that focuses on the international dimensions of politics, history, economics and law. Also, the programme pays attention to both the theory and the practice of international affairs.

Biology and Life Science and Technology
This webclass will introduce you to the majors of Biology and Life Science & Technology. We’ll be discussing about a wide variety of topics out of these fields of expertise. In the first week, the focus will be on marine biology. In week two, you’ll get introduced to cell biology, in week three you’ll learn about theoretical biology, and in week four, it will be all about neurobiology.

Mathematics
In this web class we will study systems of linear equations. How can we solve them? And do linear systems always have solutions? As you will see if you follow this web class, it turns out that matrices are very useful for answering these questions.

Medicine
The English version of webklas 'Geneeskunde'. Do you want to know more about the diverse, academic study of Medicine in Groningen? Then participate in the Webclass Medicine, focusing on diabetes. You read it in the newspaper and many academics discuss this topic. The prevalence of diabetes in increasing. In 2011, there were 1 million diabetic patients in the Netherlands. According to the Dutch Diabetes Association this number will increase with 65.000 people per year.  In this webclass, you will work on two cases about diabetes under supervision of student assistants of the University of Groningen.

Minorities and Multilingualism
Do you want to become an expert in the field of minority groups and multilingualism? Or are you interested in a particular minority language, such as Frisian in the Netherlands, Moroccan in Amsterdam, Basque in Spain or Welsh in the UK? Consider this web class! In this English language web class courses on the political and historical aspects of minorities and multiculturalism are combined with courses about multilingualism and politics of language. This is the first and in depth look at a brand new BA track the University of Groningen will offer the coming academic year.

Physics
This webclass will give you an introduction to nanotechnology. In this field of science materials and systems are manipulated on a nanometer scale. In four weeks you will learn about the wonderful world of nanotechnology where gold particles can have several different colours, drops can move uphill and cancerous cells can be radiated from within the body.

Psychology
In this webclass you’ll be introduced to one of the largest studies of the University of Groningen. In four weeks, you’ll learn how psychologist study our way of thinking, our development and our social interaction. You’ll also learn about the application of psychology in organizations and in the clinical (neuro)practice.

Religious Studies
How does religion and the Internet interact? What is the personal motivation for Muslims to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca? This web class gives you a good impression of the contents of Religious Studies. You'll learn to critically look at the terms that you're using, and you'll investigate the relationship between religion and culture from different angles of incidence.

Spatial Planning and Design
The society and its physical surroundings change constantly. Spatial Planning and Design focusses on the design of this space an how it can be improved with interferences. Infrastructure is a very important part of this. This webclass is meant for creative students, who are interested in geography, mathematics and the world around them. This webclass teaches you to look at the world around you, but also at the improvements that can be made. We’ll also help you in deciding whether Spatial Planning and Design is the major for you.

University College
The University College Groningen (UCG) offers an English taught bachelor programme in Liberal Arts and Sciences. As a UCG student you will not only learn to combine and integrate knowledge from different disciplines and methodologies, you will also be trained to use your creativity and discover different ways of thinking. Together, these skills and insights will prepare you to find innovative solutions for the challenges of our time.

Web classes provided in Dutch

Academical education teacher primary schools
In this webclass you will be introduced to the scientifical perspective on the academical education for becoming a teacher on primary schools. You will get a first impression on how this study will be taught and tested at the university

Arts, Culture and Media
Cave paintings and statues from 10.000 years ago prove that art is as old as humanity. Never has population been found that did not use art as a way to express themselves. That’s why art has great value. We discuss issues about old and modern art. We want to show you that art is food for thought.

Biology en Life Science and Technology
You will be introduced to Biology and Life Science & Technology. Several subjects out of these fields of expertise will be discussed. The first week will be all about marine biology, in week two you’ll be talking about cell biology, in week three you’ll learn about theoretical biology, and week four is about neurobiology.

Business Administration
This webclass focusses on the production process, the advantages of competitiveness, organizational structures, marketing, organizational behavior and operations.

Communication and Information Sciences
Communication is everywhere. Just think about all the advertisements, flyers and commercials. There’s one thing they all have in common: professionals have thought long and hard about which information people get and how they get it. That is where Communication and Information sciences is all about. This webclass will give you insight in different aspects that are important in the world of communication.

Dutch Language and Culture
In this webclass, you’ll gain knowledge about the different aspects of the major Dutch Language and Cultures at the University of Groningen. You’ll learn about subjects like historical and modern literature. That means you’ll be working with literature that is also used during the major.

European Languages and Cultures
The major European Languages and Cultures combines learning about a modern language (English, German, French, Spanish, Swedish, Russian or Italian) with a specific view on European history and topicality. In this webclass, you’ll be introduced to this major. We offer you different profiles, that each have a different view on a modern European language.

Greek en Latin Language and Culture
Who were the heroes of the ancient world, and what was the common attitude towards them? We’ll learn about the hero in the Early-Greek epos of Homer and in archaeological findings. We’ll also focus on the creation of a new hero in Virgil’s Aeneas, and we will gain knowledge about the way emperor August got his special position.

History
The major History provides you with a broad view on the past. This will give you insight in the modern world. How did our society develop? How did the development of other parts of the world go? Learn how to answer questions like this in this webclass. This is history!

History of Art and Architecture
Are you fascinated by art and architecture, and by the history of cities and landscapes? Then this is the webclass you are looking for. Our major focusses on old and modern art and the history of architecture, the building of cities and landscapes. You’ll learn to understand art: from their origination to their value.

Information Sciences
In this webclass, scientists will support you and your fellow students as you discover how language- and text analysis can be applied to make search engines more efficient.

Kinesiology
In this webclass, five subjects will be discussed. First, Kinesiology will be introduced. Next, you’ll get some basic information about mathematics. Finally, you’ll learn about ‘Motorial Control’, ‘Neurophysiology’ and philosophy. Every subject consist of a video lecture, relevant literature, and a final test.

Law
Together with other students and under guidance of researchers of the University you will work on a number of cases in several jurisdictions. These cases come from real law practice, so you'll immediately start with the real deal!

Linguistics
This web class is about the different aspects of the Linguistics major of the University of Groningen. We will take a look at the field of theoretical linguistics and neurolinguistics.

Media Studies
Media are central to our daily lives. In this web class we will show you how to study and understand the role of media in contemporary society. We will take a closer look at media organizations, the content they produce and how people use media. This web class introduces you to the BA in Media Studies and how students and lecturers explore the impact of media on the world.

Medicine
The English version of webklas 'Geneeskunde'. Do you want to know more about the diverse, academic study of Medicine in Groningen? Then participate in the Webclass Medicine, focusing on diabetes. You read it in the newspaper and many academics discuss this topic. The prevalence of diabetes in increasing. In 2011, there were 1 million diabetic patients in the Netherlands. According to the Dutch Diabetes Association this number will increase with 65.000 people per year.  In this webclass, you will work on two cases about diabetes under supervision of student assistants of the University of Groningen.

M iddle-east studies
This webclass is about the war in Syria. We especially focus on the role of the Islamic State. We look at this conflict from different points of view, all important for middle-east studies: history politics, culture and religion.

Pedagogic Sciences
You’ll be introduced to the scientifical perspective on (ortho-)pedagogics and didactics. You’ll get a first glance at the way Pedagogic Sciences is being taught and tested at the university.

Pharmacy
The Pharmacy webclass is all about aspirin. Everyone knows aspirin, and everyone uses it. However, do you know how to make this medicine? And do you know its function?

Philosophy
What do I know? Do the things around us really exist? Can I trust my senses? These are just a few questions sceptics ask themselves.

Religious Studies
How does religion and the Internet interact? What is the personal motivation for muslims to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca? This web class gives you a good impression of the contents of Religious Studies. You'll learn to critically look at the terms that you're using, and you'll investigate the relationship between religion and culture from different angles of incidence.

Sociology
In this class you'll be focussing on social dilemmas and analysing social networks. You'll also get acquainted with concepts like Hawthorne-effect and bystander-effect.

Theology
In this web class you'll be introduced to different themes of the bachelor Theology. Why are not all the gospels included in the bible? What is the relationship between the bible as we know it and the dead sea scrolls? To answer these questions it is important to understand the Old and the New Testament in their cultural context.

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