Your first year

In your first year at AUC, you will take ten courses in total: five in the first semester and five in the second semester. These courses will typically consist of a mix of Academic Core courses, a theme course, a Big Questions course and courses in your major.

Courses in your first year at AUC

  • You will select your theme and follow an appropriate introductory theme course.
  • Four or five courses (out of the total 10 courses) in your first year will be mandatory Academic Core courses on subjects such as academic writing skills, logic and a language. You will also take a course called The Global Identity Experience.
  • You should also take one of the "Big Questions" courses being offered (although this is not required in the first year).
  • You will then be able to choose three or four disciplinary courses to take as well. Most of these courses will be 100-level major courses that eventually count toward fulfilling your major requirements.

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

Published by  Amsterdam University College

23 October 2018