2018 UvA Big History Course
Want to know how everything has become the way it is now?
The English-language big history course for students from all departments offers a unique overview of our entire known past, from the beginning of the universe until life on Earth today.
In 26 interactive lectures, experts varying from astrophysicists to social scientists will jointly tell you about the exciting history of the universe, our solar system, Earth, life, and humanity, ending with a projection of what the future may bring.
In addition, students will write their own little big history essay in Dutch or English about a topic of their choice.
The course will make extensive use of online videos, allowing for in depth discussions with experts during the lectures.
The course will use the most advanced, yet easy to read, big history text available, and will use some additional texts as well.
Students who successfully complete the course will earn 12 EC.