Minoren

Een minor is een samenhangend pakket van cursussen die de student in zijn profileringsruimte kan volgen. Een minor wordt gevolgd bij een andere opleiding of faculteit. De examencommissie van de betreffende opleiding bepaalt of het gekozen pakket van cursussen gekenmerkt kan worden als een minor. Let erop dat minoren specifieke ingangseisen en een vastgestelde capaciteit kunnen hebben.

Het aanbod van minoren bij de Universiteit Utrecht is te vinden op http://students.uu.nl/onderwijs/minors. Neem voor meer informatie over een minor contact op met de afdeling Onderwijszaken van de betreffende opleiding.

Je kunt in plaats van een gehele minor ook een of meerdere cursussen elders volgen. Een verzameling van mogelijk te volgen cursussen is hier te vinden.

De educatieve minor leid je in een traject van 30 EC op tot een onderwijsbevoegdheid voor vmbo-t en de onderbouw van havo en vwo voor het schoolvak biologie. Je krijgt hiermee een (beperkte) tweedegraads bevoegdheid. Het programma bestaat voor ongeveer de helft uit stage op een middelbare school, waarin je aanvankelijk vooral lessen observeert, maar gaandeweg ook zelfstandig lessen gaat geven. In de andere helft volg je onderwijs en trainingen op het gebied van ‘classroom management’, lesontwerp, leerpsychologie en vakdidactiek. Voorbeelden van activiteiten: observeren en evalueren van lessen (op video), onderwijsontwerp maken en uitvoeren. Je maakt op basis van je beginsituatie een persoonlijk ontwikkelingsplan en je documenteert je vorderingen in een portfolio.

De educatieve minor bestaat uit een halfjaarcursus van 15 EC:

  • BETA-B3EM: Cursus Educatieve minor Bèta deel 2 (blok 1 en 2)

Mogelijk moet hiervoor wel een aantal aanvullende cursussen bij Biologie, zoals Biologie en Ecologie van Planten, gevolgd worden in de profileringsruimte. 

Meer informatie over de educatieve minor bèta vind je op https://students.uu.nl/beta/educatieve-minor-beta.

This minor is a collaboration between Psychology (Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences) and Biomedical Sciences (Faculty of Medicine). It will appeal to students with broad interest in systems and cognitive Neurosciences. These students might have a background in Psychology, Biomedical Sciences, Biology, or related fields.

Content minor

Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience is nowadays established as a discipline that studies the relation between brain and behavior in health and disease. To be able to understand our behavior knowledge of brain processes are paramount, whilst these brain processes tell us little if studied in isolation, i.e. without knowledge about the behavioral result of these processes.

The same holds for when our behavior goes astray or is impaired in some way through disease, trauma or disorder. Although not for all diseases or disorders neurobiological correlates have been identified in detail, amelioration of neurological problems may ameliorate the behavioral problems. Yet, instigated behavioral changes may also change the correlated brain functioning.

In this minor the students will learn to appreciate the multidisciplinary nature of the field, by studying the central nervous system on different levels (from molecular to system level), through different approaches (from neurobiological to psychological) and in health and disease. It will cover the biological processes of our central nervous system, how on a network level these are responsible for our behavior, and how these are related to disease and disorder.

At the end of this minor the students will have gained knowledge and insight into neuroscientific experimentation, the biological basis of our perceptual processes, neurological diseases and disorders, and their treatment.

This minor consists of four courses, all in semester 2 (period 3 and 4). One course provided by Psychology and one by Biomedical Sciences each block. The minor starts with Advanced Neuroscience (BMS) and Sensation and Perception (Psychology) in block 3, mainly focusing on brain and behavior in a healthy population. In block 4 this is followed by Central Nervous System Disorders (BMS) and Psychopharmacology (Psychology) dealing with clinical neuroscience.

Study programme

  • Advanced Neuroscience (BMW30605) – Biomedical Sciences, semester 2, first half (period 3)
  • Sensation and Perception (200300072) Psychology, semester 2, first half (period 3)
  • Central Nervous System Disorders (BMW31012) – Biomedical Sciences, semester 2, second half (period 4)
  • Psychopharmacology (201700081) – Psychology, semester 2, second half (period 4)

Entrance requirements

Because all courses are level 3 courses, basic knowledge of central nervous system functioning and biological psychology is a necessity for this minor. This knowledge might be acquired by a course (Cognitive Neuroscience, 200300074) that is scheduled before commencement of the minor (semester 1, second half; period 2) or Neurowetenschappen (BMW, semester 2, first half; period 3).

Application and subscribe

The minor programme, as a whole, is subject to a maximum number of 10 students per year.

Students Utrecht University

For this minor, please register by sending an email to the Education support office of Psychology (psychologie@uu.nl), stating your name, student number, telephone number and programme / faculty / university. The Education support office will then let you know if it’s possible to enrol for the Minor programme and will have you registered for the Minor via OSIRIS. See Registration periods.

Students from outside Utrecht University

You can enrol for the courses through our application form at OSIRIS Online Application (visit our subsidiary courses page for more information). Use the same application form to apply for the minor. After your form is processed, the Student Information Point will enrol you for the minor.

Meer informatie over deze minor vind je op https://students.uu.nl/en/fss/cognitive-and-clinical-neuroscience

Let op: als je deze minor gaat volgen kan je daarnaast niet ook de cursus Entrepreneur bij BMW of elders binnen de UU volgen.

Entrepreneurship has become increasingly prominent in knowledge based economies. Individuals have to become more alert for how they can create new value in all kind of settings. The creation of new knowledge is a source for all kind of new opportunities, and jobs for life are a thing of the past. How do people successfully identify, evaluate and pursue opportunities for new value creation? In this minor you will be made aware of the different types of entrepreneurship you can pursue, and you will get acquainted with the relevant knowledge and skills for acting entrepreneurially, and building new ventures. This minor is accessible and even designed for all UU students, from all disciplinary backgrounds.

The Entrepreneurship minor consists of the following courses:

  • Essentials of Business and Entrepreneurship (EC2EBE1/EC2EBE2/EC2EBE3/EC2EBE4, level 2)
  • Financial Accounting and External Accountability (ECB1IBE period 2, level 1);
  • Venture Marketing (EC3VM period 4, level 3);
  • One of the following two courses: Corporate Entrepreneurship (ECB3CI, level 3) or Internship Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ECB2IEI, level 2).  

Up to date informatie over deze minor en Osiris links vind je op https://students.uu.nl/en/leg/economics-and-business-economics/entrepren....

Interdisciplinary Social Science offers a Minor in Health, Behaviour and Society, in collaboration with Psychology and Geosciences. This Minor is particularly appealing for all Interdisciplinary Social Science students with an interest in public health, or health and wellbeing in the broader sense.

Obligatory courses

  • Self-regulation in health behaviour - Psychology, teaching period 2 (Semester 1, 2nd half)
  • Geographies of Health - Geosciences, teaching period 2 (Semester 1, 2nd half)
  • Topical issues in Health Psychology Psychology, teaching period 3  (Semester 2, 1st half)
  • Health in Society - Interdisciplinary Social Science, teaching period 4 (Semester 2, 2nd half)

Meer informatie over de minor Health, Behaviour, and Society vind je op https://students.uu.nl/en/fss/health-behaviour-and-society