A Crowdsourced List of Our Terriers’ Favorite BU Courses

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A Crowdsourced List of Our Terriers’ Favorite BU Courses

We asked. They delivered.

November 8, 2022
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November 8, 2022
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It’s currently BU’s class registration period, so we asked our Twitter followers: “What was the best class you’ve ever taken at BU?” They delivered. To help, we compiled the answers for current Terriers planning their spring 2023 course schedule. Why? Because we know that a good class can make a difference in your college journey. 

CAS PS 333: Drugs and Behavior 

Description: This is a discussion-based class on addictive substances and psychoactive and therapeutic agents. The course introduces a neuroscience approach to how drugs influence behavior.

MET BI 366: Neuroscience of Human Cognition: Imagination, Language, and Consciousness

Description: This class dives into the neuroscience of imagination, what makes your brain unique, and ponders questions about the origin of language.

ENG EC 330: Applied Algorithms for Engineers


Description: An introductory class on the general concepts of algorithms. This includes various approaches to designing algorithms and data structures and how to use them to solve numerical and nonnumerical problems.

CAS AH 323: Topics in Latin American Art


Description: Spring 2023 topic: Activism since the 1960s. The class will examine the role of art and aesthetics in political action, highlighting the efforts of artists, activists, and curators in the fights against dictatorships during dirty wars, continued racial and gender inequality, as well as environmental exploitation.

CAS PY 406: Electromagnetic Fields and Waves II


Description: The course covers electromagnetic waves, potentials, and fields of moving charges; radiation; electrodynamics; and special relativity.

CAS LN 380: Modern India through Bollywood


Description: This class examines modern India’s socioeconomic history and culture through the prism of Bollywood or popular Hindi films.

COM CM 331: Writing for Communication

Description: This course involves intense exposure to press releases, op-eds, features, and profiles—some of the fundamental writing types used in the communications industry.

SPH PH 510: Essentials of Public Health

Description: This was a popular one. Food safety, toxics reduction, HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 vaccinations, tobacco control, and prevention are some topics covered in this course.

COM JO 500: Media Criticism

Description: This course covers current controversies, strengths, weaknesses, and limitations of news media. “Does the media have political biases?” is an example of the types of topics this class discusses. 

LAW BK 988: Mergers and Acquisitions

Description: The course overviews deal structure and pricing, hostile takeovers and defenses, tax considerations, and social issues, among other problems that arise in bank mergers and acquisitions.

KHC MD 101 Fractured Lives and Bodies: Forensic Anthropology, Disasters, and Human Rights

Description: In the context of global disasters, forced and voluntary migrations, and human rights, this course examines the duties and responsibilities of forensic anthropology, a subfield of anthropology that addresses medico-legal challenges.

CAS AA 207: Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Description: Explores the current state of race relations in the United States and the fundamental theoretical and empirical approaches regarding race/ethnicity.

CAS AR 206: Ancient Technology


Description: This course introduces the emergence of culture and the reconstruction of early lifeways from archaeological evidence.

SAR HS 201: Introduction to Nutrition

Description: This course focuses on the components of a healthy, well-balanced diet to meet nutritional needs and avoid deficiencies and excesses.

QST AC 221: Financial Accounting

Description: This class focuses on interpreting, analyzing, and evaluating published financial statements.

Here’s to a great spring semester, Terriers!

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A Crowdsourced List of Our Terriers’ Favorite BU Courses

  • Paulina Preciat (SHA’23)

    Paulina Preciat (SHA’23) is a social media intern with BU Public Relations. She can be reached at ppj@bu.edu. Profile

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