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 mathematics, and methodology courses. You will also typically take a course in a foreign language 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 in the first year).
  • You will also be able to choose three or four courses to take as electives. Most of these courses will be 100-level major courses, and could eventually count towards 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

3 August 2018