Dresden Science Program
Offering science courses taught in English, the program is designed to fit neatly in science students’ existing curricula and requirements. On all our Dresden Programs, students study at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), one of the oldest and most prestigious technical universities in Germany.
Note: Syllabi are for course approval and reference only. Students will receive up-to-date syllabi when their courses begin.
All students are required to take this course. Students who have studied German previously can enroll in a four-credit class at the intermediate or advanced levels (according to placement test results).
CAS LG 113: Intensive Beginning German (4)
Intensive German course for beginners or according to placement test results. Introduction to grammar, vocabulary, and structure of German, emphasizing the basic communication skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Syllabus
Students choose three out of the following courses, all of which are taught in English.
CAS BI 203: Cell Biology (4)
(Prerequisites: CAS BI 108 and CAS CH 102, or the equivalent.) Principles of cellular organization and function: biological molecules, flow of genetic information, membranes and subcellular organelles, and cell regulation. Dieter. Syllabus
CAS CH 203: Organic Chemistry I (4)
(Prerequisites: CAS CH 102 or CAS CH 110 or CAS CH 112, or the equivalent.) Fundamentals of contemporary organic chemistry, including electronic structure, stereochemistry, and reactions of important functional groups. Environmental problems, action of drugs, chemical warfare agents, insecticides, and chemical causes of disease. Rüger and Habicher. Course Syllabus Lab Syllabus
CAS SO 213/LG 280 The Sociology of Intercultural Communication (4)
(Pending approval.) Examines the mutual interdependence between social structure and culture, focusing on the ways in which belief, faith, knowledge, symbol, ritual, and the like both produce and are products of social organization. Zeuner. Syllabus
CAS MA 213: Basic Statistics and Probability (4)
(Prerequisite: good background in high school algebra. Students may receive course credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 113, CAS MA 115, or CAS MA 213.) Elementary treatment of probability densities, means, variances, correlation, independence, the binomial distribution, the central limit theorem. Stresses understanding and theoretical manipulation of statistical concepts. Syllabus
Optional Additional Elective (also taught in English)
CAS NS 291: Introduction to Scientific Research (2)
(Prerequisite: one year of a laboratory science course.) For students enrolled in Boston University science study abroad programs. An introduction to the performance of scientific research through lectures, discussions, and readings about the design of projects, the understanding of the scientific literature, and the ethics of research and publication. Local science faculty members will describe their research projects, and welcome students into their laboratories for approximately six weeks of practical research experience. Fall semester only. Irrgang, Henle, Pée. Syllabus
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Program Faculty & Staff
The Boston University Dresden Programs are administered by staff in both our Boston and Dresden offices. In Boston, a program manager facilitates the admissions and pre-departure procedures, and maintains contact with students prior to their arrival in Dresden. The Boston office also houses administrative personnel who are responsible for everyday operations. In Dresden, the staff comprises a resident director and administrative, academic, and housing personnel.