The course provides students with an in-depth understanding of the development of contemporary societies (19. and 20th Century). This development is characterized by the opposing development of globalization and the opening up of borders on the one hand and the strengthening of national identities and cultural particularisms on the other. One focus of the training is on the mastery of new information technologies (analysis of images and electronic sources).
The first part of the study program consists of four modules and represents the propaedeutic part of the study. These modules enable students to develop a precise and critically reflected knowledge of the history of the 19th century. and 20th Century as well as historical methods and working techniques.
The second part of the study consists of two well blocks. Six modules address the different approaches of contemporary history: political history, history of international relations, social, economic, cultural, and media history.
A further six modules cover areas of social and cultural sciences: political science, law, sociology, economics, religious, media and communication sciences.
The last two modules of the course are devoted to the preparation and realization of the Bachelor thesis.
You have the option to complete the individual modules, either in German or French, at your own discretion.
If you are 60% of the modules in German and 40% in French, you will receive a bachelor's degree with the addition "bilingual"
M01 Introduction to the history of the 19th century
M02 Introduction to the history of the 20th century
M03 Methods of History
M05 Policy history
M06 Political science
M07 History of international relations
M09 Social history
M11 economic history
M13 Cultural history
M14 Religious Studies
M15 media history
M16 Media and Communication Sciences
M17 Preparation of BA work and colloquium
M18 Composing BA work
If you do not have a certificate of maturity according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. (A) and (b) of the Regulatory Authority is admissible only if the acquired educational qualification is regarded as equivalent to a maturity. The Directorate decides on the equivalence of educational evidence.
The course is only conducted in German. Very good knowledge of this language is therefore indispensable. In some modules basic knowledge is required in English and French.
Equivalent studies carried out at universities can be calculated provided that they have been completed a maximum of five years and have been completed with a sufficient grade. At least 120 of the 180 ECTS credits required for the Bachelor must be obtained at FernUni Switzerland. In the case of existing advance payments, a corresponding application must be made within the scope of online enrollment.