Hub Cocurriculars

The listing of a course description here does not guarantee a course’s being offered in a particular semester. Please refer to the published schedule of classes on the Student Link for confirmation a class is actually being taught and for specific course meeting dates and times.

All of the undergraduate schools and colleges at BU offer courses that fulfill BU Hub units. For a listing of these courses offered by a particular school or college, please visit the Bulletin section for that school or college. For a complete listing of all courses that carry Hub units, please visit the BU Hub website.

In addition to courses offered in the schools and colleges, there are other experiences that carry Hub units and have “HUB” as the college code, including the Cross-College Challenge (XCC), Hub cocurriculars, and Hub Study Abroad experiences. These offerings are listed below and reflect the Hub units fulfilled by them in the 2021/2022 academic year.

  • HUB CC 100: Cocurricular: Communicating Wellness: An Immersive Experience in Teamwork and Collaboration
    In this group problem-solving experience, students work together in a team to examine issues within campus and personal wellness, physical activity, and developing positive behaviors. Students practice collaboration, communication, feedback processing, and group reflection, and teams will create and deliver a presentation on wellness issues to a variety of audiences. Effective Fall 2018, this Hub cocurricular fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Teamwork/Collaboration.
    • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • HUB CC 101: Cocurricular: Individual and Community Health and Well-being at BU
    This cocurricular experience examines student wellness and community health with a public health perspective. Students engage in campus activities with peers, get to know University resources, and consider what fosters a thriving BU community. Effective Fall 2018, this Hub cocurricular fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • HUB CC 120: Cocurricular: Vocation
    This cocurricular experience focuses on vocation, calling, spiritual living, and purposeful existence, allowing students to analyze this dimension of experience that so substantially informs various religious and secular worldviews and beliefs. Students will participate in a variety of religious and other communities at Boston University and assess the relevance of vocation to these groups. Effective Fall 2018, this Hub cocurricular fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • HUB CC 121: Cocurricular: Critical Reflection on Community Engagement
    Students participate in community engagement experiences with social change organizations in the Greater Boston area and reflect upon how lived experience and relevant issues inform their own as well as others' perspectives. To be eligible, students must have or plan to have a semester- or year-long community service placement with a Community Service Center program. Effective Fall 2018, this Hub cocurricular fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • HUB CC 122: Cocurricular: Gender, Identity, and Education
    Students draw on readings, personal reflection, and group discussion to explore the impact of gender on educational opportunities, experiences, and outcomes in the United States. Classroom practices, school rituals, expectations for behavior and disciplinary actions, social organizations, and extra-curricular choices are examined. In addition, students consider the ways gender intersects with race, class, and sexual orientation to shape students' identities. Effective Spring 2019, this Hub cocurricular fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • HUB CC 123: Cocurricular: How Very Queer: Who Am I Really?!
    Students analyze conceptions of gender, sexuality, and culture, reflecting on their own beliefs as well as societal, cultural, and familial perceptions and behaviors. Students engage in respectful collaboration while exploring their views of the GLBTQ community, first at a global and national level, and then within the context of Boston and Boston University. Students explore the history of the GLBTQ community and research local community resources to develop a deeper understanding of the community and themselves. Effective Spring 2020, this Hub cocurricular fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • HUB CC 125: Cocurricular: Global House: Building Diverse Communities I
    Students create an intentional community with other students interested in foreign cultures and languages and collectively navigate the diversity of communities in our world. Students learn teamwork, mutual responsibility, and how to collaborate on cultural activities while practicing respectful interaction with people of many backgrounds. To be eligible, students must plan to live in Global House for one year. Effective Fall 2019, this cocurricular is part of a Hub sequence: when taken with HUB CC 126, this cocurricular fulfills a single unit in the following Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • Part of a Hub sequence
  • HUB CC 126: Cocurricular: Global House: Building Diverse Communities II
    Students create an intentional community with other students interested in foreign cultures and languages and collectively navigate the diversity of communities in our world. Students learn teamwork, mutual responsibility, and how to collaborate on cultural activities while practicing respectful interaction with people of many backgrounds. To be eligible, students must plan to live in Global House for one year. Students must have taken HUB CC 125 as a prerequisite for HUB CC 126. Effective Fall 2019, this cocurricular fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • HUB CC 128: Cocurricular: Belonging on Campus
    Students explore the social and cultural factors, as well as the personal and communal practices, that contribute to or impede students' sense of belonging at college. In particular, this cocurricular experience focuses on the student experience of belonging at Boston University. Students draw upon secondary sources, first-person testimonies, observation, and personal experience to consider the ways in which beliefs, systems, and practices foster or prevent a sense of belonging. They also examine their role in creating a sense of belonging for themselves and others. Effective Summer 2020, this Hub cocurricular fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • HUB CC 130: Cocurricular: Life's Big Questions: Exploring Jewish Identities in Community
    Students deepen their understanding of Judaism's diversity through exploration of Jewish civilization. Students build community on campus and in Boston, engaging with people from diverse backgrounds whose ideas about Judaism may differ. Students participate in discussions, attend BU and community events, engage with readings about Jewish community and identity, and create a reflective ePortfolio. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in the BU Hillel Cohort Learning Class. Effective Fall 2019, this Hub cocurricular fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • HUB CC 131: Cocurricular: The North End as Idea and Experience
    Through exploration of the geography, history, and social patterns of Boston's North End, students analyze the relationship between individual, place, and community. Specific topics to be covered include immigration, ethnicity, tourism, gentrification, religion, health care, community organization, food, crime, and social policy. To facilitate this exploration, students will learn to use historical and archival methods as well as observation and interactive techniques. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • HUB CC 133: Cocurricular: The Individual, Community, and the Arts
    Students explore the role of the arts in their personal lives, at BU, and in the Boston area, and how the arts contribute to personal and community development. Students engage with approved arts events both on and off campus exploring identity and community; explore a variety of readings on personal, local, and national arts issues; engage in dialogue on the value and role of the arts personally and in the BU and broader community; and reflect on their own growth and exploration in the arts. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • HUB CC 135: Cocurricular: Global House: Exploring Cultures & Languages I
    Student language learners and native speakers collaboratively explore what it means to speak another language and live in another culture. Students develop sensitivity to intercultural differences while engaging in immersive language learning, intercultural communication, and cross- cultural community. To be eligible, students must plan to live in Global House for one year. Effective Fall 2019, this cocurricular is part of a Hub sequence: when taken with HUB CC 136, this cocurricular fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.
    • Part of a Hub sequence
  • HUB CC 136: Cocurricular: Global House: Exploring Cultures & Languages II
    Student language learners and native speakers collaboratively explore what it means to speak another language and live in another culture. Students develop sensitivity to intercultural differences while engaging in immersive language learning, intercultural communication, and cross-cultural community. To be eligible, students must plan to live in Global House for one year. Students must have taken HUB CC 135 as a prerequisite for HUB CC 136. Effective Fall 2019, this Hub cocurricular fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • HUB CC 140: Cocurricular: Introduction to Sports Marketing & School Spirit
    Students learn about teamwork by exploring athletics marketing and enhancing Terrier Pride at Boston University. Students are immersed in project-based learning, case-based learning, and experiential learning while navigating how to collaborate within an organization and identify necessary skills for achieving both individual and collective ambitions. As part of this experience, students develop and execute a game-day marketing plan for a BU Athletics team or a campus-focused promotion. Effective Fall 2018, this Hub cocurricular fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Teamwork/Collaboration.
    • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • HUB CC 141: Cocurricular: Bloom Family Leadership Academy: High-Performing Individuals & Teams I
    Students learn to identify, practice, and apply skills necessary for the development of high-performing teams. Topics include being an effective teammate; role-identification and identity; team culture; and how to add value to high- performing teams. To be eligible, students must have significant, yearlong involvement with a sports team at Boston University. Effective Fall 2019, this cocurricular is part of a Hub sequence: when taken with HUB CC 142, this cocurricular fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Teamwork/Collaboration.
    • Part of a Hub sequence
  • HUB CC 142: Cocurricular: Bloom Family Leadership Academy: High-Performing Individuals & Teams II
    Students learn to identify, practice, and apply skills necessary for the development of high-performing teams. Topics include being an effective teammate; role-identification and identity; team culture; and how to add value to high- performing teams. To be eligible, students must have significant, yearlong involvement with a sports team at Boston University. Students must have taken HUB CC 141 as a prerequisite for HUB CC 142. Effective Fall 2019, this Hub cocurricular fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Teamwork/Collaboration.
    • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • HUB CC 150: Cocurricular: Collegiate Leadership Competition
    Students explore leadership theory through discussion of leadership concepts and develop leadership skills by working as a team on problem-solving challenges. Students learn to identify the characteristics of high-performing teams while developing their own leadership styles. As part of the experience, students compete in the Collegiate Leadership Competition in Portland, ME. Students must apply to participate through the CAS Office of Student Programs & Leadership. Effective Spring 2020, this Hub cocurricular fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Teamwork/Collaboration.
    • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • HUB CC 160: Cocurricular: The Common Thread Podcast
    Students collaborate as a team to conceptualize, research, and create podcast episodes for the Howard Thurman Center's The Common Thread Podcast. Through this process, participants identify, engage in, and reflect on team dynamics and hone cooperative team skills. Episodes cover myriad subjects with thought leaders, faculty, and artists in Boston and beyond. Effective Fall 2018, this Hub cocurricular fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Teamwork/Collaboration.
    • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • HUB CC 161: Cocurricular: Starting a Startup: Discovering and Validating Innovative Ideas
    Students explore the innovation pathway process and apply the tools embedded in this process towards creating a product or service. Students can apply these tools to a non- profit or for-profit venture, or to an idea they would like to explore. Students identify a market need, conduct customer interviews and market research, propose a solution, pitch and refine the idea, present their product or service, and reflect on the creation process. To support this process, students attend weekly BUild Lab programs. Effective Fall 2018, this Hub cocurricular fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Creativity/Innovation.
    • Creativity/Innovation