Perhaps English majors are predisposed to appreciate Big History. After all, the epic of our universe is just that: an epic. The longest story ever told. My introduction to Big History came in my last year as an undergraduate at Dominican University of California, when I was given the unique opportunity to provide staff support for the world’s first general education program with Big History as its content.
This article was originally published as Castner, J. (2013). A cosmic journey from English Lit to Big History. Metanexus: Big History, Big Problems, Big Question under a Creative Commons 3.0 United States License