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Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte / Economic and Social History (minor subject in a combined bachelor’s degree)

Pferdeappell durch Dr. Albert Demnitz, 1930er Jahre
Source: BAM, Liste 09/03, Nr. 1897, Schrank U2, Lade Q

Program: Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte / Economic and Social History
Degree: depends on the major chosen
Program option: minor subject in a combined bachelor's degree
Study model: combined bachelor's degree
Program length: 6/8 semesters / 3/4 years (180/ 210 ECTS points) (depending on the combination)
Start: Winter and Summer semesters 


Studying this minor subject will enable you to explain, discuss and analyse past and present processes of economic and social history. Import modules from various business and social science courses will teach you basic interdisciplinary skills (e.g. Geography, Ethnology, Business and Economics, Political Science, Sociology). Acquiring theoretical and methodological skills will enable you to understand economic and social developments and to present their interaction with politics, culture, technology and institutions. You will be able to weigh up and employ methods from both economics and history.


Studying “Economic and Social History” will provide you with a wide range of career options in the fields of museum, work, archiving, public relations in companies or associations, publishing, journalism and academia. 

A minor subject will help you to extend your professional qualifications profile, which is decisively shaped by the choice of your major subject. In conjunction with your major subject, your relevant work experience (e.g. internships, part-time jobs, voluntary work) and your personal skills, it will enable you to refine your profile and carve out your own individual array of career options.