Your first year programme

In your first year at AUC, you will take ten courses in total; five in the first semester and five in the second semester.

  • You will select your theme and follow an appropriate introductory course during the first semester.
  • Four or five courses in your first year will be mandatory Academic Core courses on subjects such as academic writing skills, logic and mathematics, and methodology courses. You will also take a course in a foreign language as part of the Academic Core and a course called The Global Identity Experience.
  • You should also take one of the "Big Questions" courses being offered (although this is not required).
  • You can freely choose two or three courses to take as electives. Most of these courses will be 100-level major courses, and therefore (depending on the subject) could count towards your major later on.

You can view a more detailed description of courses to take in your first year via the FAQ below.  

Published by  Amsterdam University College

14 February 2018