Courses have different set-ups. Amsterdam: A Historical Introduction and Dutch History in European Context are introductory courses, taught in period 1, September - October. These courses are theory-based.
The other courses are seminars, taught in period 2, November-December. You study and discuss scholarly literature and make varied assignments. Moreover, in most courses, you will experience history in excursions on foot and by bike in Amsterdam, both guided by teachers and in small student groups. Only the courses on Emotional History continue in Period 3, January.