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 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.

Many students also choose to take one of the "Big Questions" courses being offered in their first year, although this not required and can be taken later in the programme.

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

Published by  Amsterdam University College

20 January 2020