FAQ: What are the requirements for the first year?

First year requirements

In the first year each student takes ten courses, subject to the following requirements:

  • Academic English I
  • Identity and Diversity in the Global City
  • Logic, Information Flow and Argumentation

At least one of the following courses:

  • An introductory course in research methods
  • Calculus
  • Calculus and Linear Algebra
At least one of the following courses:

  • Dutch I
  • French I
  • German I
  • Spanish I
At least one of the following courses:

  • Big Questions in Science
  • Big Questions in Society
  • Big Questions in History
  • Big Books
At least one of the introductory theme courses:

  • Introduction to Information, Communication, Cognition
  • Introduction to Cities and Cultures
  • Introduction to Social Systems
  • Introduction to Energy, Climate, Sustainability
  • Introduction to Life, Evolution, Universe
  • Introduction to Health and Well-being
Students who have met the above requirements have met the requirements for the first year Academic Core subjects. In addition students may choose subjects from a wide range of disciplinary courses to reach the required total of 10 courses for the first year.

28 August 2012