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Expanded Divisional Studies List Now Available

Undergraduate students can now choose from more courses than ever to fulfill their general education requirement for breadth of study. An expanded list of divisional studies courses has been approved for the coming academic year, and revisions have been made to the short list of courses. You can find a document with the short list followed by the expanded list in the Faculty/Staff section of the website, under Forms & Procedures, in the section titled Miscellaneous Teaching and Curriculum Matters. Or, click here to go directly to the list. For further questions, please contact Susan Jackson (sjackson@bu.edu).

The short list is included below for your convenience:

CAS DIVISIONAL SHORT LIST as of 5/11

Humanities Division (HU)
Archaeology (CAS AR 100, 230, 232)
Classical Studies (CAS CL 101, 102, 202, 206, 213, 216, 221, 222, 224, 325)
English (CAS EN 121, 125, 127, 128, 130, 141–143, 163, 164, 175)
History of Art & Architecture (CAS AH 111, 112, 205, 215, 220, 225, 284)
Linguistics (see LX courses in Romance Studies list.)
Modern Languages & Comparative Literature (CAS XL 222–225; LC 250, 251, 285; LG 250, 280, 282, 283, 287; LH 250, 282; LJ 250, 251; LK 283; LR 250, 280–282, 285; LT 281; LY 284; LZ 280, 281)
Music (CAS MU 117, 118, 229, 242)
Philosophy (CAS PH 100, 110, 150, 155, 159, 160)
Religion (CAS RN 100–104, 201, 202, 206)
Romance Studies (CAS LF 350, 351; LI 250, 350–352; LS 350; LX 240, 245, 250, 340)
Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (CAS WS 114; see note below on WS 101/102)

Mathematics and Computer Science Division (MCS)
Computer Science (CAS CS 101, 103, 105, 107–109, 111, 112)
Mathematics (CAS MA 109, 113, 115, 116, 120–124, 127, 129, 213, 214)

Natural Sciences Division (NS) (*indicates a laboratory component)
Anthropology (CAS AN 102*, 263)
Astronomy (CAS AS 100, 101*, 102*, 105, 109, 117, 202*, 203*)
Biology (CS BI 105*, 106*, 107*, 108*, 111, 114*, 117, 118*, 119)
Chemistry (CAS CH 101*, 102*, 109*, 110*, 111*, 112*, 131*, 171*, 172*)
Earth Sciences (CAS ES 101*, 105*, 140, 142, 144)
Geography & Environment (CAS GE 101*, 104*, 110*)
Physics (CAS PY 100, 103*, 105*, 106*, 211*, 212*, 231*, 241*, 242*, 251*, 252*)
Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (See note below on WS 101/102)

Social Sciences Division (SS)
Anthropology (CAS AN 101, 240, 252, 260, 290, 351)
Archaeology (CAS AR 101, 205)
Economics (CAS EC 101, 102, 111, 112, 171)
Geography & Environment (CAS GE 100, 103, 150, 201, 250)
History (CAS HI 101, 102, 151, 152, 176, 341 [formerly 215], 347 [formerly 291]
International Relations (CAS IR 230, 242, 271, 374)
Political Science (CAS PO 211, 241, 251, 271, 291)
Psychology (CAS PS 101, 222, 231, 241, 251, 261)
Sociology (CAS SO 100, 205, 207, 215, 225, 242, 244)
Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (CAS WS 113; see note below on WS 101/102)

Note on WS 101/102: Students who complete both halves of the two-semester sequence WS 101/102 receive divisional studies credit for two courses, from two different divisions: Natural Science (without lab), Social Science, and/or Humanities. Neither WS 101 nor WS 102 alone carries divisional credit.

Note on Core: Individual CAS CC courses continue to carry divisional credit in their respective divisions.

Faculty Meetings and Deadlines

JULY 12, AUGUST 9
Dean's Summer Casuals
Faculty are invited to come catch up with their colleagues.
4–5 p.m., CAS 106

AUGUST 31
New Chairs/Directors Orientation
Location and time TBD

SEPTEMBER 4
Matriculation

SEPTEMBER 9
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's New Directions Fellowships
Nominations due this date in the Dean's office.

New Directions Fellowships assist faculty members in the humanities, broadly understood to include the arts, history, languages, area studies, and zones of such fields as anthropology and geography that bridge the humanities and social sciences, who seek to acquire systematic training outside their own areas of special interest. The program is intended to enable strong scholars in the humanities to work on problems that interest them most, at an appropriately advanced level of sophistication. In addition to facilitating the work of individual faculty members, these awards should benefit humanistic scholarship more generally by encouraging the highest standards in cross-disciplinary research.

For details, visit here

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For all matters regarding your alumni, please contact Associate Director of Alumni Relations Kirsten Lundeen at 617-358-5525 or Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Lauren Hall at 617-353-1060.



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