Cross-College Challenge (XCC)

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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 XC 410: BU Cross-College Challenge Projects (WIN)
    • Research and Information Literacy
    • Teamwork/Collaboration
    • Creativity/Innovation
    • Writing-Intensive Course
  • HUB XC 420: BU Cross-College Challenge Projects (DME)
    • Digital/Multimedia Expression
    • Research and Information Literacy
    • Teamwork/Collaboration
    • Creativity/Innovation
  • HUB XC 433: BU Cross-College Challenge Projects (OSC)
    The Cross-College Challenge (XCC) is a unique project-based learning experience in which interdisciplinary student teams from across BU's undergraduate colleges tackle real-world problems and develop marketable leadership, team work, and communication skills. Students from any major collaborate with both on and off campus sponsors exposing students to current challenges impacting BU and the City of Boston in areas such as arts management, technology, entrepreneurship, environmental justice, and beyond. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Teamwork/Collaboration, Creativity/Innovation, Oral and/or Signed Communication, Research and Information Literacy.
    • Oral and/or Signed Communication
    • Research and Information Literacy
    • Teamwork/Collaboration
    • Creativity/Innovation
  • HUB XC 475: Spark! Innovation Fellowship Program
    The Spark! Innovation Fellowship program supports student innovators passionate about solving problems through technology. The course provides a structured process where students advance a technology project of their own creation, or an innovative solution for a problem sponsored by an external partner. The goal is to design, develop, and deploy a working prototype in one semester with the support of industry mentors. Students can participate as part of a pre-formed team or they can be assigned to a team. There are two participant tracks for each team: developers and designers. Effective Summer 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Oral and/or Signed Communication, Creativity/Innovation, Research and Information Literacy, Teamwork/Collaboration.
    • Oral and/or Signed Communication
    • Research and Information Literacy
    • Teamwork/Collaboration
    • Creativity/Innovation