Which Hub units do Core courses fulfill?

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Core courses can be used for Hub credit by students in any major, satisfying requirements while complementing their course of study in uniquely advantageous ways.

The Hub is Boston University’s general education program. Students satisfy Hub requirements through classwork and experiential learning. For more information about the Hub, visit www.bu.edu/hub/what-is-the-hub.

THE HUB CAPACITIES, AND HOW CORE SATISFIES THEM:

  1. PHILOSOPHICAL, AESTHETIC, AND HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION. Three possible units:
    • a. Philosophical Interpretation & Life’s Meanings (1 unit) – CC 202
    • b. Aesthetic Exploration (1 unit) – CC 101
    • c. Historical Consciousness (1 unit) – CC 211
  1. SCIENTIFIC & SOCIAL INQUIRY. Three possible units:
    • a. Scientific Inquiry I (1 unit) – CC 111
    • b. Social Inquiry I (1 unit) – CC 112
    • c. Social Inquiry II – CC 211 / or Scientific Inquiry II (1 unit) – CC 212
  1. QUANTITATIVE REASONING. Two possible units:
    • a. Quantitative Reasoning I (1 unit) – CC 111
    • b. Quantitative Reasoning II (1 unit) – CC 212
  1. DIVERSITY, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP. Four possible units:
    • a. Individual in the Community (1 unit) – Core Co-curricular w/ CC 101 and CC 102
    • b. Global Citizenship & Intercultural Literacy (2 units) – CC 101 & CC 112
    • c. Ethical Reasoning (1 unit) – CC 202
  1. COMMUNICATION. 6 possible units:
    • a. Freshman Writing, e.g. WR 120 (1 unit) – CC 102
    • b. Research Writing, e.g. WR 150 (1 unit) – CC 201
    • c. Writing Intensive (2 units) – CC 211 & CC 202
    • d. Oral and/or Signed Communication (1 unit) – CC 102
    • e. Digital/Multimedia Expression (1 unit) – CC 220
  1. INTELLECTUAL TOOLKIT. 7 possible units:
    • a. Critical thinking (2 units) – CC 112 / CC 212
    • b. Research & Information Literacy (2 units + CC 201) – XCC
    • c. Teamwork/Collaboration (2 units) – CC 111 / XCC
    • d. Creativity/Innovation (2 units) – CC 101 / XCC
    • e. Life Skills (no units required) – selected with advisors

Note: XCC = “This Hub unit can also be satisfied using the Cross College Challenge.” To learn more please visit www.bu.edu/hub/hub-experiences/cross-college-challenge-xcc.

For Quick Reference:

CORE COURSES AND THE HUB UNITS THEY SATISFY

COURSE

HUB UNIT DESCRIPTION

Humanities: CC 101
“Ancient Worlds”

1b Aesthetic Exploration
4b Global Citizenship & Intercultural Literacy
6d Creativity/Innovation

Humanities: CC 102
“The Way”

5a Foundational Writing (=WR 120)
5d Oral and/or Signed Communication

Core co-curricular:
Museum Docents

4a Individual in the Community

Humanities: CC 201
“The Renaissance, Rediscovery, and Reformation”

5b Research Writing (=WR 150)
6b Research & Information Literacy (one unit)

Humanities: CC 202
“From the Enlightenment to Modernity”

1a Philosophical Interpretation & Life’s Meanings
4c Ethical Reasoning
5c Writing Intensive

two-credit course: CC 220
“Multimedia Encounters with Core Texts”

5e Digital/Multimedia Expression

Social Sciences: CC 112
“Religion, Community, and the Birth of the Social Sciences”

2b Social Inquiry I
4b Global Citizenship & Intercultural Literacy
6a Critical thinking

Social Sciences: CC 211
“Power, Political Forms, and Economics”

1c Historical Consciousness
2c Social Inquiry II
5c Writing Intensive

Natural Sciences: CC 111
“Origins”

2a Scientific Inquiry I
3a Quantitative Reasoning I
6c Teamwork/Collaboration

Natural Sciences: CC 212
“Reality, Science, and the Modern World”

2c Scientific Inquiry II
3b Quantitative Reasoning II
6a Critical Thinking