Interdisciplinary Studies

  • CGS IN 250: Cosmic Visions: The Science of Astronomy and the Arts
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: First Year Writing Seminar (e.g., WR 100 or WR 120)
    How has stargazing shaped understanding of our place within the world? Art draws inspiration from astronomy--and astronomy from art. This team-taught course traces the symbiotic history of these two ways of knowing and exploring the cosmos, culminating in a creative project. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Scientific Inquiry I, Writing-Intensive Course.
    • Scientific Inquiry I
    • Writing-Intensive Course
  • CGS IN 300: Madonnas, Martyrs, and MILFs: Gender and Motherhood
    This course examines the ways that motherhood--the roles, expectations, and assumptions that shape what counts as both "good" and "bad" mothering--is currently understood. Three key questions will drive our exploration: How does culture shape mothering practices? How do mothering practices shape culture? How do race, economic class, educational attainment, and sexual orientation impact how motherhood is constructed? Discussions of related topics such as fathering, maternal body image, celebrity profiles, mother blame, parenting roles, and the economic costs of motherhood will be explored. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Social Inquiry I, The Individual in Community, Critical Thinking.
    • Social Inquiry I
    • The Individual in Community
    • Critical Thinking
  • CGS IS 400: Int Disc Dir St