Online/Distance Education

Colleges: College of Arts & Sciences | College of Communication | Questrom School of Business | Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

The online courses listed below are single courses offered to all students (unless a restriction is noted). This list does not include courses offered to students who are matriculated into an online degree program at Boston University.

College of Arts & Sciences

Introductory Microeconomic Analysis

CAS EC 101

The first semester of a standard two-semester sequence for those considering further work in management or economics. Coverage includes economics of households, business firms, and markets; consumer behavior and the demand for commodities; production, costs, and the supply of commodities; price determination; competition and monopoly; efficiency of resource allocation; governmental regulation; income distribution; and poverty. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area(s): Social Inquiry I, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Seven-week course (July 1-August 16)

Summer 2 Section OL: Only for first year students entering BU as of Fall 2018.

For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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First-Semester Chinese

CAS LC 111

Online offering. Essentials of structure, oral practice, introduction to the writing system. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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Second-Semester Chinese

CAS LC 112

Prereq: (CAS LC 111). Online offering. Essentials of structure, oral practice, introduction to the writing system. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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First-Semester Spanish

CAS LS 111

For students who have never studied Spanish, or by placement test results. Introduction to grammatical structures. Emphasis on aural comprehension, speaking, and pronunciation. Introduction to Hispanic culture. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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Second-Semester Spanish

CAS LS 112

Prereq: (CAS LS 111) or placement test results. Completes study of basic grammatical structures. Emphasis on speaking and aural comprehension. Readings on contemporary Hispanic culture. Writing assignments. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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Elementary Statistics

CAS MA 113

Basic concepts of estimation and tests of hypotheses, ideas from probability; one-, two-, and multiple-sample problems. Applications are in the social sciences and students will be able to understand the basics of using a sample to predict uncertainty. Primarily for students in the social sciences who require a one-semester introduction to statistics; others should consider CAS MA 115 or MA 213. MA 113 may not be taken for credit by any student who has completed any MA course numbered 300 or higher. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 113, MA 115, or MA 213. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Quantitative Reasoning II. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Seven-week course (July 1-August 16)

Summer 2 Section OL: Only for first year students entering BU as of Fall 2018.

For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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General Psychology

CAS PS 101

Basic introduction to the field of psychology. Topics include theories and findings governing learning, memory, perception, development, personality, and social and abnormal psychology. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Social Inquiry I, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Seven-week course (July 1-August 16)

Summer 2 Section OL: Only for first year students entering BU as of Fall 2018.

For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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College of Communication

Special Topics

COM FT 554

Online offering. Topic for Summer 2019: Super Heroes in Film. Focusing on films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), this course explores the thematic and aesthetic aspects that have made super hero films so popular. Students learn and utilize basic film studies terminology (the close-up, the long take, cross-cutting, etc.) in order to understand how filmmakers create meaning through the use of specific cinematic techniques. In addition, the course contextualizes MCU films by explaining how each has operated within Marvel's cinematic history and its competition with DC. Taking the films themselves and their historical context into consideration, students are introduced to a basic understanding of the field of film studies and the types of analyses those working in the field undertake. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

Read a BU Today article about this course: A Scholarly Take on Superheroes.

For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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Questrom School of Business

Introduction to Management

QST SM 101

A broad introduction to the nature and activities of business enterprises within the United States' economic and political framework. Course content introduces economic systems, essential elements of business organization, production, human resource management, marketing, finance, and risk management. Key objectives of the course are development of business vocabulary and a fundamental understanding of how businesses make money. This course is intended for non-business majors. It may not be taken by Questrom students for credit nor can it be used by Boston University students toward the Business Administration minor. Non-Questrom students may register for this course directly via the Student Link. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

Student Affairs

SED AP 553

Online offering. Focuses on university divisions intentionally structured to shape students' character, to foster students' development, to provide services, and to educate students via various co-curricular and extra- curricular experiences. Is designed to develop a deep understanding of the history, philosophy, and mission of Student Affairs within the context of higher education. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 9-August 26)

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Diversity and Justice in Education

SED AP 600

Online offering. Studies how schools, colleges, and other education settings are affected by the growing pluralism of our society; the tension between respect for diversity and the maintenance of common purpose. Explores strategies of integration and separate development and of remediation and enrichment. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 14-July 1)

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Classroom Assessment

SED CT 556

Online offering. Emphasizes principles and procedures of assessment that are of primary importance to educational practitioners. Includes diagnostic tests, construction of classroom tests, observation techniques, and performance measures; norm- and criterion-referenced assessment; uses of standardized tests, current issues and controversies. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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Reading Development, Assessment, and Instruction in the Elementary School

SED LR 551

For beginning graduate students without experience in the teaching of reading. Study of reading development in childhood and early adolescence, and the implications for teaching and learning. Discussion of theory and research on effective instruction and assessment, and the application of both to teaching. Not open to students who have completed SED LR 501 or SED LR 503. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

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Introduction to Language and Language Acquisition

SED LS 560

Online offering. Introduction to the main aspects of language and language acquisition in typical, atypical, and second-language learners. Topic areas include phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, child- directed speech, the role of cognitive development, and theories of language acquisition. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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Second-Language Acquisition

SED LS 658

An examination of approaches and major theories of second language acquisition (SLA). What can be observed about how people acquire a second language? How do the various SLA theories, models, and hypotheses explain each of these observations? How can an understanding of SLA theory inform language instruction? This course explores foundational theories and approaches in SLA, investigates contemporary thinking from a variety of perspectives, and discusses principles of contemporary/communicative language teaching to support students in making connections between theory and practice. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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Classroom Discourse

SED LS 690

Online offering. Focuses on the role of discourse as a central component of teaching and learning and develops strategies for building on students' linguistic and cultural backgrounds as learning assets in the learning process. Examines the types of instructional contexts, pedagogical approaches, and teacher talk moves that support productive instructional interactions and deepen students' conceptual understanding. Includes use of video recording and transcript analysis to reflect on teacher talk in lesson planning and implementation. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

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Problem Solving in Mathematics

SED ME 563

Explores the teaching and learning of mathematics through solving sets of challenging problems. Topics include research on problem solving and how its design and implementation can be supported in the classroom. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

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Methods of Coaching

SED PE 501

Online offering. Principles and problems in coaching various individual and team sports. Theory and techniques in coaching including offensive and defensive strategy and scouting. Women's and men's sports. For further information, please call the Office of Distance Education at 617-358-1960. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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Introduction to Research

SED RS 600

Introduces students to social science research methods including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method approaches to education inquiry. Students will develop skills in conducting literature searches, reading empirical research studies and applying these methods. Students leave the course better able to critically examine research presented in the mass media, critically engage with research in the workplace, and participate in research-based efforts to improve education. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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Explaining Science: a Philosophical Perspective

SED SC 539

Online offering. An analysis of science from a philosophical and historical perspective. What distinguishes scientific knowing? What vision has science given us of the universe and humanity's place within it? And how can answers to such questions inform the presentation of science to students and other non-scientists? 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

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Special Education: Curriculum and Instruction

SED SE 510

Designed to develop an understanding of the historical background and legal framework of special education, various disabilities, instructional practices and behavioral support strategies. Focus will be on middle- and high-school students. 2 cr. Tuition: $1400

Summer 1 (May 14-July 1)

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Introduction to Special Education

SED SE 706

Improves students' understanding of individuals with disabilities, traces the development of their programs and services, and analyzes and critiques key assumptions, attitudes, and beliefs about special education practices. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 14-July 1)

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Assessment In Special Education: Procedures

SED SE 751

Prereq: SED SE 706. Online offering. Prereq: (SED SE 706). Designed to develop the knowledge/skill related to the assessment of students who are in or being referred to special education. Includes legal requirements, culturally/linguistically-responsive practices, various assessments in multiple domains, test administration, and procedures for scoring, interpreting, and reporting. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), 5-12

SED TL 508

Online offering. Teaching methodologies for English as a Second Language at the middle- and high-school levels, including techniques for developing language skills, content-based language teaching, evaluation and adaption of materials, and planning and assessment. Students participate in a field-based component. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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