Degree in History

240 credits - Faculty of Philosophy and Arts

The main objective of this programme is to analyse the evolution of human society throughout history and in each of the scientifically established stages (prehistory, Ancient History, mediaeval history, modern history and contemporary history). This analysis will be carried out based on the principle of multicausality, linking to different types of phenomena (politics, economics, culture...).

The learning plan intends not only for students to garner knowledge of the historical progress in society but also the different historiographic treatment each period or historical phenomenon under study has received. It also introduces students to degree-level research work through practical classes and the Final Degree Project.

The learning plan also intends for students who so desire to attain knowledge and skills not just in History but also across the humanities, particularly in closely related disciplines (geography, history of art). In turn, the programme is designed so that students end up with a suitable level in understanding, speaking and writing in English.

Credit Summary

Core Training Mandatory Elective Subjects External Practicum Final Degree Project Total
  60   144   30   *   6 240
* The external placements are included as an elective subject

Pathways

This degree programme has three different course paths:

  • Prehistory and Ancient History
  • The Middle Ages and Modern History
  • Contemporary History

For each of these specialisations a set of optional subjects must be taken depending on which specialisation is chosen. To make planning easier for the student, take a look at the following link regarding the optional subjects offered during the next academic year.

Subjects

First-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20200 - The Idea of Europe throughout History Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20201 - Introduction to Prehistoric Communities Core Training 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20250 - Visual Culture: Themes and Symbols in the History of Art Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20700 - Introduction to Literary Studies Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20800 - Oral and Written Expression Techniques Core Training 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20202 - Societies and Cultures in Antiquity Core Training 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20203 - Societies and Cultures in the Middle Ages Core Training 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20204 - The Mediterranean World in the Contemporary Age Core Training 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20900 - Philosophy in the Current World Core Training 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21800 - Comprehension and Interpretation of Academic Texts in the English Language Core Training 6,0 English 2nd semester
Second-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20205 - Prehistory I Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20206 - Old East History Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20207 - Universal Mediaeval History of the Latter Middle Ages Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20208 - Universal History of the Latter Modern Ages Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20209 - Universal Contemporary History Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20210 - Prehistory II Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20211 - Ancient Greek History Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20212 - Universal Mediaeval History of the Early Middle Ages Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20213 - History of the 18th Century Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20214 - History of the Current World Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
Third-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20215 - Prehistory of the Bronze Age Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20216 - Ancient History of Rome Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20217 - History of Spain: Latter Middle Ages Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20218 - Modern History of Spain Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20219 - Contemporary Spanish History until 1939 Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20220 - Prehistory of the Iron Age Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20221 - Ancient Spanish History Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20222 - History of Spain: Early Middle Ages Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20223 - Contemporary Spanish History from 1939 until Today Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
Fourth-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20224 - Prehistoric Archaeology Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20225 - Epigraphy and Numismatics in the Ancient World Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20226 - Palaeography and Diplomatics Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20227 - Methods and Techniques of Historical Work (Ancient Regime) Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20228 - Historiographical Tendencies in the Contemporary Age Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20229 - Final Degree Project Final Degree Project 6,0 2nd semester
Elective subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20239 - Modern History of the Crown of Aragon Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20240 - Contemporary History of the American Continent Elective 6,0 1st semester
20246 - Economic History of Pre-Industrial Societies Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20247 - Economic History of Industrial Societies Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20265 - Mediaeval Art II (1200-1500) Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20266 - Renaissance Art Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20267 - Baroque Art Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20402 - History of Law Elective 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20231 - History of Religions in the Classical World Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20232 - History of the Crown of Aragon in the Middle Ages Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20234 - Social History of the Population in the Contemporary Age Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20241 - Ethnoarchaeology Elective 6,0 2nd semester
20243 - Culture History of Mediaeval Europe Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20248 - Practical Placements Elective 6,0 2nd semester
20261 - Mediaeval Art I (1000-1250) Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20285 - English for History, Art and Geography Elective 6,0 English 2nd semester
21103 - General Physical Geography Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21104 - General Human Geography Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21106 - Geography of the Balearic Islands Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21113 - Geography of Spain Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20230 - Prehistory in the Balearic Islands Elective 6,0
20233 - Modern History of the American Continent Elective 6,0
20235 - Greek Historiography Elective 6,0
20236 - Land Archaeology Elective 6,0
20237 - Ancient History of the Balearic Islands Elective 6,0
20238 - Medieval History of the Balearic Islands Elective 6,0
20242 - Cities in the Roman Empire Elective 6,0
20244 - Modern History of the Balearic Islands Elective 6,0
20245 - Contemporary History of the Balearic Islands Elective 6,0
20270 - 20th Century Art Elective 6,0

Calendar, specified by time groups

Timetable group Schedule Examinations
Degree in History 1st year G01 schedule examinations