Sophomore – Senior Year Courses
Together with the Kilachand first-year seminars, the following courses comprise the remainder of the Kilachand curriculum.
KHC ST 111 & 112: Kilachand Writing Studio
During the first year, students explore fundamental issues posed by challenging texts and compose and revise their own writing, with significant individual attention in conferences with the studio instructors.
Studio I is offered during the fall semester. (2 credits)
Studio II is offered during the spring semester. (2 credits)
BU Hub Units KHC ST 111: First-Year Writing Seminar
BU Hub Units KHC ST 112: Writing, Research, & Inquiry
KHC HC 301: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Global Challenges I
Climate change is one of the biggest environmental, social, political and technical challenges humanity will face over the next century. We ask: What is climate change? How has the world’s climate changed over time? How did scientists identify climate change and develop consensus about its causes and likely effects? What are the likely consequences of climate change in different regions of the world? How have people thought about and responded to climate change? What can be done to reduce the production of greenhouse gases and mitigate the impact of climate change? Who bears moral responsibility for climate change? The course uses a variety of disciplinary approaches — humanities, social science, and science — to address these questions.
KHC HC 301 is offered during the fall semester. (4 credits)
BU Hub Units: Historical Consciousness, Ethical Reasoning, Critical Thinking
KHC HC 302: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Global Challenges II
68.5 million people were displaced from their homes by wars and persecution by the end of 2017. What disciplines and methodologies will help us understand this unprecedented global crisis? A premise of this course is that any understanding of the contemporary refugee crisis requires interdisciplinary study, and the most effective solutions are developed by teams like the interdisciplinary groups you will form in this class. The refugee crisis will provide a lens through which to understand nation/states, culture, identity, technology, trauma, and human resilience.
KHC HC 302 is offered during the spring semester. (4 credits)
BU Hub Units: Social Inquiry II, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Teamwork and Collaboration
KHC HC 401: The Process of Inquiry
This course introduces students to a variety of research methodologies, including qualitative and quantitative research techniques, data analysis and visualization, and interdisciplinary strategies relevant to students in all disciplines. The course material will be couched in a provocative current issue, such as urban development or gun violence in an effort to engage students in robust conversation.
KHC HC 401 is offered during the fall and spring semesters. (4 credits)
BU Hub Units: Quantitative Reasoning II, Research & Information Literacy, Teamwork & Collaboration
KHC HC 451: Proposal Workshop
This course helps students develop a research question or creative goal, design a feasible project, secure a commitment from an advisor, and write a well-crafted project proposal. Students also learn oral presentation skills and how to present the significance of their projects in clear language that non-specialists can understand. The Proposal Workshop is required of all students pursing the Kilachand Keystone Project pathway, and is optional for students fulfilling the Keystone Project through other pathways.
KHC HC 451 is offered during the fall and spring semesters. (2 credits)
BU Hub Units: Writing Intensive
KHC HC 501: People in Process: Lives & Works
In the senior year, students take one course each semester as part of the People in Process sequence. People in Process refers to both the individuals whose works and lives make up the content of the course, and to the students themselves, who are embarking on their own next steps of post-undergraduate life. In this way, these courses are both retrospective, by examining the history of a particular individual and her or his life’s work, and introspective, as students consider their own life histories, current opportunities and constraints, and future goals.
This course explores the lives and works of major historical figures through texts by and about them. Offers inspiring examples of individuals who have left their fingerprints on history and examines more deeply and critically the mutual entailments of life and work. By studying up close the life trajectories, choices, opportunities, and contextual constraints of particular individuals alongside their published works, students will gain an enriched appreciation for – and perhaps critical assessment of – the luminary they are studying, as well as a deeper understanding of the mutual entanglements of life and work.
KHC HC 501 is offered during the fall semester. (2 credits)
BU Hub Units: Philosophical Inquiry and Life’s Meanings
KHC HC 502/512/522: People in Process: Choice & Change
Choice and Change continues the exploration of a particular individual but turns its attention to lesser known and often unrecognized people who have still, arguably, fashioned meaningful lives and achieved significant impact. In this course, each student will choose a person who has had an impact on the student’s educational choices and pathways, and whose life and work(s) intrigue them. Students will develop their own understanding of the challenges, choices, and impact of their chosen individual by engaging in creative research appropriate to the subject at hand. This course also provides an opportunity for research, reflection, and various forms of presentation, as well as Keystone project support. Students choose the version of Choice and Change that aligns with their research presentation interests or desired BU Hub units.
KHC HC 502: Choice and Change with Writing Intensive
KHC HC 512: Choice and Change with Oral/Signed Communication
KHC HC 522: Choice and Change with Digital/Multimedia Expression
KHC HC 502, KHC HC 512, and KHC HC 522 are offered during the spring semester. (2 credits)
BU Hub Units:
KHC HC 502: Writing Intensive
KHC HC 512: Oral/Signed Communication
KHC HC 522: Digital/Multimedia Expression
KHC HC 503 & KHC HC 504: Keystone Directed Study
Students following the Kilachand Keystone Project Pathway are required to enroll in the Keystone Directed Study each semester of the senior year with their project advisor as they develop and complete their Keystone Project.
KHC HC 503 is offered during the fall semester.
KHC HC 504 is offered during the spring semester.