At the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the departments are responsible for the preparation and implementation of teaching and research. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences has five departments.
Department of History
Chair: Prof. Dr. K. Patel
The Department of History is the locus of the Faculty’s expertise in the field of history. Our staff specialises in political, social, economic and cultural history, as well as the history of science and technology.
Department of Literature & Art
Chair: Prof. Dr. R. van de Vall
The department of Literature & Art is the locus of the faculty's expertise in the fields of literature history and theory, art history and theory, film and media history and theory, music and theatre studies and sociolinguistics.
Department of Society Studies
Chair: Prof. Dr. H. van Lente
The department of Society Studies provides the social-scientific input for the teaching and research conducted by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Department of Political Science
Chair: Prof. Dr. C. Neuhold
The department of Political Science provides the input of political science and public administration in the teaching and research of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Our staff has a background in political science, public administration, international relations, sociology and philosophy.
Department of Philosophy
Chair: Prof. Dr. T. Swierstra
The department of Philosophy's emphasis is on four specialist areas or points of special interest: the philosophy of science, technological philosophy, the philosophy of art and culture, and political and social philosophy.