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Aim of ABSP “History” isto provide students with theoretical knowledge and research skills and abilities in the field of history and cultural history that open prospects for further professional and academic education.

Tasks of ABSP “History” define development and improvement of students’ knowledge, skills and competence:

to understand the processes of history and cultural history and problems of comprehension of past, to substantiate their understanding of the essence and importance of historical facts and historical process;
to be aware of variety and interaction of theoretical approaches;
to critically evaluate different viewpoints on the problems of history and cultural history;
develop students’ skills of source studies by employing various methods and modern technologies;
to organize and implement research work in history.
During acquisition of the study programme, students achieve the anticipated outcomes in the field of history in form of knowledge, skills and competence:


categories and concepts of history science, historiography and auxiliary sciences, basic statements of historical research);
the essence of historical sources, their classification; external and internal criticism of sources;
Periodization of world history; Ancient Times, the Middle Ages, Modern Times and the Contemporary Period, their justification. Main peculiarities of historical periods and most important events;
periodization of history of Latvia, main features of the periods and important events;
regionalism and peculiarities of history of a region;
systemic capacity and changeability of human notions on the level of theoretical thought and mentality;

formulate and describe basic peculiarities of historical periods and regions; define the distinctive features of historical stages of mankind development;
deal with categories and concepts of history;
apply theoretical knowledge by independently evaluating researches of historians in terms of both scientific level and political orientation;
apply theoretical knowledge by doing independent external and internal criticism of historical source;
analyse, systemize and interpret the information obtained from scientific literature;
extract information from different kinds of sources;
independently update, evaluate, classify, interpret and use information provided by historical records;
compare and summarize information from various records;
apply theoretical knowledge to giving of independent internal and external criticism of a historical record;
carry out research:
employ appropriate research methods;
independently search for and select historical records and scientific literature necessary for their own research;
synthesize the obtained information in independent exposition;
structure the research and draw it up in line with the requirements;
evaluate research results.

independently plan and organize study activities;
use library catalogue, study records or literature of a definite historical period or topic independently; prepare bibliographical description;
orient themselves in the complex of historical records;
study and select the necessary information out of scientific literature and electronic means and sources of information;
use information technologies for elaboration of works of different kind;
independently give critical analysis of problems of history;
formulate and defend their own viewpoint in papers, reports and discussions;
present the findings of their own research;
improve their knowledge and skills relevant to the field of activity;act in accordance with the principles of ethics and with attention, understanding and tolerance;
be responsible for accuracy and academic correctness of their own work;
demonstrate good emotional self-adjusting, fellowship and communicative skills.

Programme structure


Autumn semester
Vēst2025 Source studies (PDF, 53.9 Kb)
Vēst3043 Introduction into historiography (PDF, 49 Kb)
Vēst1022 Introduction to history science (PDF, 50.8 Kb)
Vēst2024 History of Latvia (PDF, 49.9 Kb)
Vēst3050 History of Latvia (PDF, 51.1 Kb)
Vēst2003 World history: contemporary history (PDF, 58.7 Kb)
Vēst1006 World history: ancient history (PDF, 51.5 Kb)
Vēst1047 Systems of notions in ancient civilizations (PDF, 50.2 Kb)
Vēst2040 Scientific world view in the 17th-20th centuries (PDF, 50.5 Kb)
Vēst3045 Bachelor’s thesis (PDF, 33.6 Kb)

Spring semester
Vēst2005 Source Studies (PDF, 54.5 Kb)
Vēst2026 Source studies (PDF, 50.4 Kb)
Vēst3009 Introduction into historiography (PDF, 49.4 Kb)
Vēst3044 Introduction into historiography (PDF, 48.9 Kb)
Vēst2004 History of Latvia (PDF, 51.8 Kb)
Vēst2027 History of Latvia (PDF, 50.1 Kb)
Vēst3042 History of Latvia (PDF, 53.4 Kb)
Vēst3008 World history: modern history (PDF, 53.7 Kb)
Vēst1020 World history: history of Middle Ages (PDF, 49.7 Kb)
Vēst1043 Systems of notions in ancient civilizations (PDF, 52.6 Kb)
Vēst1048 Systems of notions in ancient civilizations (PDF, 49.7 Kb)
Vēst2041 Religious systems in the 20th century (PDF, 54.6 Kb)
Vēst1058 Term paper in general history (PDF, 32.7 Kb)
Vēst4004 Bachelor’s examination in cultural history (PDF, 31.3 Kb)
Vēst1106 Term paper in cultural history (PDF, 31.5 Kb)
Vēst5004 Bachelor’s thesis (PDF, 34 Kb)
Vēst3046 Bachelor’s thesis (PDF, 33.1 Kb)
Vēst4003 Bachelor’s examination in history (PDF, 31.3 Kb)
Vēst2023 Term paper in history of Latvia (PDF, 32.8 Kb)


Autumn semester
Teol3001 Church history in Latvia (PDF, 55.2 Kb)
Vēst1089 Oriental cultures: culture of India (PDF, 50.8 Kb)
Vēst1007 Cultural anthropology (PDF, 49.3 Kb)
FilZ1008 Theory of culture (PDF, 50.3 Kb)
LitZ1044 History of Latvian folklore and literature I (PDF, 47.5 Kb)
Vēst1001 History of Latvian social life (PDF, 49.4 Kb)
MākZ1252 History of Latvian art and architecture I (PDF, 46.9 Kb)
MākZ1233 Fundamentals of art science: categories of aesthetics (PDF, 49.1 Kb)
MākZ1025 Fundamentals of art science: painting and graphics (PDF, 45.9 Kb)
MākZ3016 Music in European culture (PDF, 50 Kb)
Vēst3022 World cinema history (PDF, 49.5 Kb)
LitZ1040 World literature history: Ancient times – the 19th century II (PDF, 51.3 Kb)
Vēst1036 World art and architecture history: Renaissance – the 18th century (PDF, 47.6 Kb)
Vēst3021 History of world theatre (PDF, 49.8 Kb)
Vēst1023 Archaeology (PDF, 50.5 Kb)
Vēst3014 The Baltic states during World War II (PDF, 50.6 Kb)
Vēst3013 Trends of ideas in Western Europe in the 19th – beginning of the 20th century (PDF, 46 Kb)
Vēst2007 Latgale history of the 16th-18th centuries (PDF, 50.5 Kb)
Vēst1028 Latvian archaeology (PDF, 48.6 Kb)
Vēst2011 History of the USSR (1922-1991) (PDF, 52.4 Kb)
Vēst3059 Reception of past in contemporary and modern times (PDF, 49.4 Kb)
Vēst3011 Post-war Daugavpils history in sources (PDF, 49.6 Kb)
Vēst2008 Reformation in Europe (PDF, 54.3 Kb)
Vēst1025 Founders of the Ancient World (PDF, 50.4 Kb)
Vēst1024 Geographical discoveries of the ancient world (PDF, 50 Kb)
Vēst1026 Old Testament as a source of history (PDF, 50.4 Kb)
Vēst3010 Fundamentals of research work (PDF, 51.4 Kb)
JurZ1007 Civil defence (PDF, 255.5 Kb)
VidZP019 Environment protection (PDF, 172.1 Kb)

Spring semester
Vēst1090 Oriental cultures: Arabic and Chinese culture in the Middle Ages (PDF, 50.3 Kb)
Folk2001 Baltic mythology (PDF, 47.6 Kb)
LitZ2002 History of Latvian folklore and literature (PDF, 50.2 Kb)
LitZ1045 History of Latvian folklore and literature II (PDF, 48.3 Kb)
MākZ2022 History of Latvian art and architecture (PDF, 47.1 Kb)
MākZ1253 History of Latvian art and architecture II (PDF, 45.6 Kb)
Vēst3024 History of Latvian theatre and cinema (PDF, 48.8 Kb)
Vēst1088 Museum placement (PDF, 33.4 Kb)
Vēst3020 Fundamentals of museum science (PDF, 48.2 Kb)
Vēst1086 Fundamentals of art science (PDF, 65.2 Kb)
Vēst2013 Fundamentals of art science: cinema (PDF, 50 Kb)
Vēst1034 Fundamentals of art science: literature (PDF, 50.8 Kb)
Vēst1033 Fundamentals of art science: theatre (PDF, 48.6 Kb)
MākZ2020 Fundamentals of art science: music (PDF, 50.1 Kb)
Vēst1035 Myth and ritual in culture (PDF, 48.5 Kb)
LitZ1043 World literature history (PDF, 57.3 Kb)
LitZ1041 World literature history: Ancient times – the 19th century I (PDF, 51.2 Kb)
LitZ1004 World literature history: 20th – 21st century (PDF, 51.3 Kb)
Vēst1087 World art and architecture history (PDF, 58.2 Kb)
MākZ2021 World art and architecture history: Primeval art – the Middle Ages (PDF, 49.9 Kb)
Vēst2014 World art and architecture history: 19th-21st century (PDF, 50.6 Kb)
Vēst3018 History of Eastern Europe (1945-1989) (PDF, 52.3 Kb)
Vēst1031 The Baltic Region in the Middle Ages (PDF, 49.5 Kb)
Vēst2012 History of the Baltic states (1918-1940) (PDF, 53.8 Kb)
Vēst2010 Latgale history of the 19th-20th centuries (PDF, 49.1 Kb)
Vēst3019 Modern technologies in the science of history (PDF, 50.5 Kb)
Vēst1060 Oral history placement (PDF, 31.7 Kb)
Vēst2028 Local history placement (PDF, 35.4 Kb)
Vēst3015 History of Poland in the 20th century (PDF, 50.6 Kb)
Vēst3017 State and society of the Ancient World (PDF, 51.4 Kb)
Vēst2009 Slavic peoples in the 16th-19th centuries (PDF, 49.9 Kb)
Vēst1030 Slavic peoples in the Middle Ages (PDF, 49.7 Kb)
Vēst1029 Perception of power in ancient world (PDF, 49.6 Kb)
Vēst1032 Local history studies (PDF, 49.5 Kb)
Vēst3016 History of Nordic countries after World War II (PDF, 49.5 Kb)


Autumn semester
Filo1032 Jewish diaspora: history and culture (PDF, 49.6 Kb)
Filo1055 Culture of India in context of Orient cultures (PDF, 50.8 Kb)
Filo1033 Islam – religion, culture, politics (PDF, 48.6 Kb)
Valo1189 Functional communication and language (PDF, 47.3 Kb)
Valo1134 Swedish language (PDF, 45 Kb)

Spring semester
Valo1135 Spanish language (PDF, 46.5 Kb)
Valo2151 Language in cultural dialogue (PDF, 49.9 Kb)
Vēst1042 Paradoxes of history (PDF, 50.1 Kb)

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application period has ended
not available on the official website. 28/05/19 DARYA
Studies commence
Sep 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States