L&S Curricular Connections

Big Ideas Courses

What happens when you bring together two (or more!) outstanding professors, from completely different disciplines, and one BIG IDEA? Add a room full of bright Berkeley undergraduates and let the spirited discussions begin!

Big Ideas Courses fulfill breadth requirements, are designed with non-majors in mind, do not have prerequisites, and are taught by some of our most engaging instructors.

Faculty interested in proposing a Big Ideas Course should consult our For Faculty page for more information.

There are no Big Idea Courses being taught in fall 2023. The spring 2024 course list will be published on this page in late September/early October 2023.

"This course challenged the way I look at problems. I realized that when people from different disciplines come together, they bring more creative and innovative thoughts to the table."
— Fall 2022 Big Ideas Course Student

The Big Ideas Courses program is administered by the College of Letters & Science’s Division of Undergraduate Studies and serves students in all colleges and schools across the UC Berkeley campus. The program is generously supported in part by donors to the L&S Leadership Fund.