Spring 2014 Courses

This schedule is subject to change. For the most accurate information concerning other programs and departments, consult the University Class Schedule online: www.bu.edu/studentlink, as well as each department’s own website. Graduate students may not take courses below the 500 level for credit.

American & New England Studies

CAS AM 502 – Special Topics in American Studies: The American Cultural Landscape. This interdisciplinary research seminar challenges students to interpret the built environment as evidence of human activity. Buildings, landscapes, transportation networks, and religious compounds are examined as carriers of historical and cultural meaning. The field’s historiography is also addressed. William D. Moore, Thursday 2:00pm – 5:00pm.

CAS AM 553 – Documenting Historic Buildings and Landscapes. A seminar designed to train students in architectural research techniques through supervised reading, fieldwork, and writing. Students are introduced to the skills needed to conduct research on both individual resources and groups of resources, clustered within an area or scattered throughout a community. Also offered as CAS AH 553 and MET UA 554. Claire W. Dempsey, Wednesday 10:00am – 1:00pm.


GRS AR 810 – International Heritage Management. Investigations of issues in archaeological heritage management at the international level. Approaches, challenges, and solutions to problems in the identification, evaluation, conservation, management, and interpretation of archaeological resources. Focus on specific topics (e.g. legislation) and/or geographical regions. Rafique Mughal, Wednesday 9:00am – noon.

History of Art & Architecture

CAS AH 585 – Twentieth-Century Architecture and Urbanism. Covering a period that ranges from the conclusion of the Second World War to the wave of social unrest at the end of the 1960s, this seminar examines the way European architectural culture responded to the radical transformations of the postwar years. The course looks at projects, city plans, and design theories through the lenses of the culture of the time, drawing parallels with other disciplinary fields, including art, photography, cinema, and literature. Paolo Scrivano, Monday 2:00pm – 5:00pm.

GRS AH 782 – Colloquium on Nineteenth-Century Architecture. Dilemma of style in nineteenth-century architecture; study of the relationship of architectural theory to the changing philosophy and aesthetic theory of the period. Development of functionalist theory. Students must also attend CAS AH 382. Keith Morgan, Tuesday 10:00am – noon.

Metropolitan College – Arts Administration

MET AR 750 – Financial Management for Nonprofits. Analyzes issues of accounting, finance, and economics in the context of the not-for-profit organization. Stresses understanding financial statements, budget planning and control, cash flow analysis, and long term planning. David Orlinoff, Monday 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

School of Law

LAW JD 855 – Land Use. This course covers a wide range of laws, regulations, and policy considerations that influence and govern the development of land. Classes will focus on real-world projects, including adaptive re-use of a historic building and construction of a high-rise tower, to explore the complex legal work that underpins modern real estate projects. Readings will include a mix of project-specific legal documents and casebook readings. Specific topics will include historic preservation, zoning and permitting, title and due diligence, eminent domain, real estate finance, easements and licenses, and environmental and “green building” issues. Readings and discussion will build on core property law concepts but there are no pre-requisites for this course. Adam Hundley, Monday/Wednesday 4:30pm – 6:00pm.