BU Hub To Debut This Fall

in News and Events
April 30th, 2018

The BU Hub, the first Boston University-wide general education program, will debut this fall with 400 different classes for undergraduates to choose from. New courses in the Hub will be revealed semester by semester over the next four years.

Photo by Jackie Ricciardi for BU Today

Photo by Jackie Ricciardi for BU Today

All CGS required courses have been approved to fulfill BU Hub general education requirements. CGS Social Sciences Professor Richard Samuel Deese (GRS’95,’07) will be teaching a Hub-approved class, Science and Political Engagement in the 20th Century, this fall. Deese spoke to BU Today about his class: “Science requires more than intelligence. It requires courage.” His class will focus on scientists who defy authorities, and the social and moral consequences of their defiance.

During an interview with BU Today, Amanda Urias, the Hub managing director said, “The Hub ensures that all undergraduates, no matter their major, develop intellectual capacities that will teach them to thrive throughout their lives.”

While this program will directly affect the graduation requirements for incoming undergraduate students, current students will also have the opportunity to take these new classes as well. The incoming freshman class will have the opportunity to register for courses in the Hub during the summer Orientation sessions.

CGS Dean Natalie McKnight said, “At CGS, we are really pleased to see the importance of general education validated by BU’s adoption of the Hub requirements.”

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