Hub Social & Racial Justice Courses

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 MyBU Student Portal 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. For curated lists of Hub courses that focus on interdisciplinary themes of global significance, please view the BU Hub Pathways for Social & Racial Justice and for Environment & Society. For a listing of Hub courses in BU Study Abroad programs, please visit the BU Study Abroad 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), the Hub Social & Racial Justice course sequence, Hub cocurriculars, and Hub Study Abroad experiences. These offerings are listed below and reflect the Hub units fulfilled by them in the 2023/2024 academic year.

  • HUB SJ 101: Social & Racial Justice: Systems and Structures
    This course provides students with foundational knowledge in the historical and systemic bases of social and racial inequities as well as the efforts to build a more just world. It will assist students in critically assessing inequities and efforts towards justice in social systems such as education, environment/sustainability, health, housing, and entertainment. Effective Fall 2022, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Historical Consciousness, Critical Thinking.
    • Historical Consciousness
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
    • Critical Thinking
  • HUB SJ 102: Social & Racial Justice: Advocacy and Action
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: HUB SJ 101
    This course provides students with opportunities to engage the principles, theories, and practices of social and racial justice. Areas of focus will include effective evidence-based research to identify and articulate social problems; and a study of the role of the individual in social justice movements and organizations. Students explore how to engage in advocacy and action to challenge inequity. HUB SJ 101 is a prerequisite. Effective Spring 2023, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: The Individual in Community, Social Inquiry I, Teamwork/Collaboration.
    • Social Inquiry I
    • The Individual in Community
    • Teamwork/Collaboration