14 March 2019 • Gideon Wille
The 2019 Minors Market: what will you choose?
You can enrol in one or more minors as part of your degree programme. A minor is an elective programme that provides a more in-depth examination of a subject. But which minor will you choose from the vast selection? You can get more information during the Minor’s Market on 18 March. We will highlight two of our minors below.
The Sex in 3D minor gives students insight into the changing nature of sex in the 21st century. This minor takes on a multi-disciplinary approach with perspectives from Cultural Studies, Filmology, Sociology, Economics, Psychology and also from politics and the cyber world. The minor examines how a society regards sex. Furthermore, the minor looks at the role various actors in society, such as the media, politics, business and culture play in the development of sexual morality. By approaching sex from various dimensions, students can discover where the drivers for change are concerning sexual issues in Europe.
The minor has three parts:
1. Sex and society, which looks at the history of sex, sex and law, sexual education, and sex and health.
2. Sex and culture, which looks at film, literature, music, visual arts and anime.
3. Sex and business, which looks at advertising, pornography, games, prostitution, online sex and what that future will bring.
Solutions to metabolic syndrome
Almost half of the Dutch population suffers from obesity. As a result, a quarter of the population suffer from metabolic syndrome, a metabolic disorder caused by an imbalance between food intake and physical activity. The illness has a significant impact on the quality of life for metabolic syndrome patients. The social costs arising from obesity and the resulting illnesses are enormous. There is a need for smart solutions that tackle the problem.
In the first phase of the Metabolic Syndrome minor, you explore the precise nature of the problem, for whom it is a problem, why it’s a problem and the size of the problem. You look at the issues surrounding metabolic syndrome from various perspectives by working with metabolic syndrome target groups and stakeholders. In the second phase of the minor, in a working group you look for solutions and build a prototype (for example, an app) that you test on specific target groups and stakeholders.
The Minors Market is on 18 March from 11 am to 2 pm. Location: Atrium and Ovaal, 2nd floor of the main campus, Johanna Westerdijkplein.