The History of Boston University

SED AP 555

  • Historical Consciousness
  • The Individual in Community
  • Creativity/Innovation

How did Boston University evolve from a rural seminary to an elite research university? What implications could the study of BU history have on the practice of professional education? This course explores the intellectual and institutional changes that occasioned "the spectacular development" of BU and then uses this history as a reflexive tool. Students access archival materials, tour historic sites, and construct historical narratives. Students also reflect on both their experiences and the work of education to enhance future practice. Effective Summer 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, The Individual in Community, Creativity/Innovation.

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