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Minor Global Studies and Colonial Critiques


This minor aims to shed light on understanding how global challenges affect countries of the global south disproportionately and how and, more importantly, why, the gap between the High and Low-Income countries continues to widen. During this Minor, you will be introduced to academic decolonization beyond mere assimilation. We will focus on approaching decolonization via conscious and proactive teaching of a diversified and transformed decolonized curriculum and by applying engaging pedagogies such as critical arts-based methods.


Different courses in this minor provide an interdisciplinary perspective that interact and shape the particular subject that is examined. Various elements of decolonisation in content and teaching methods are embedded in this minor, including (but not limited to) the content of the course, examples, and case studies that are examined, teaching approaches, or literature and sources that are used.


The Minor Global Studies and Colonial Critiques will have a total workload of 15 ECTS. All courses are taught in English and are compulsory in order to complete the Minor. The courses will take place in term 1B. You can expect to have classes two days per week, each course will have two lectures (or working groups) per week. The course will be taught in Leeuwarden, you will be expected to join in person for one day, and one day you will be able to choose whether you would like to attend in person or online.

Practical Information

For the academic year 2023-2024 the registration opens on 26 May 2023 and ends 7 July 2023. You can find more information on the minor webpage. If you want more information about the content of the Minor, you may reach out to Associate Professor Sepideh Yousefzadeh. For more practical matters (e.g. enrolments, scheduling of the courses etc..), feel free to reach out to

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