Climate justice advocate Jacqueline Patterson delivers annual Stanley Stone Lecture

By Liruoheng (Wendy) Zhang Climate justice advocate and Boston University alumna Jacqueline Patterson (Wheelock’90) discussed how marginalized communities are disproportionately harmed by environmental issues at the annual Stanley P. Stone Distinguished Lecture, hosted virtually by the College of General Studies on March 21. “There is so much for us to live on if we live […]

The CGS Sophomore-Year Experience

By Gabrielle Drillis College is a time of limitless opportunity – but for many students, it can be daunting to figure out how to make the most out of their four years on campus. How can students plan their class schedules to fulfill their major and BU Hub requirements? What career development resources does Boston […]

Roosevelt Montás discusses importance of liberal education

By Sarah Datta Roosevelt Montás didn’t always want a liberal education. Now, as a senior lecturer in American Studies and English at Columbia University, as well as author of Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation, he’s a passionate proponent of how an education grounded […]

The Science of Sabermetrics

By Gabrielle Drillis This summer, CGS Master Lecturer of Natural Sciences & Mathematics Leonard “Andy” Andres, and student E.J Wong (’21, CDS ‘23) showcased months of collaborative research at the Society for American Baseball Research’s annual conference in Baltimore, MD. Their project was driven by the desire to determine if there is a way to […]

CGS Syllabus: Building StoryMaps of London

By Rukshana Khan  Experiential learning is a key aspect of CGS’s curriculum, particularly in the summer semester of students’ first year. Whether students are studying in London or New England, faculty prioritize out-of-the-classroom learning experiences that allow students to make connections across their courses. So when CGS students were able to return to the six-week […]

2022 Capstone Award Winners

On October 21, the Boston University College of General Studies celebrated the outstanding students who received awards for the Capstone projects they completed last May. The Capstone project is a 50-page research paper that CGS students complete in their sophomore year. Students draw on two years of interdisciplinary studies, working together as a team to […]

CGS Celebrates 70th Anniversary

For 70 years, the College of General Studies has been a home to students within Boston University, instilling the value of exemplary interdisciplinary education, providing the backdrop for lifelong friendships to be built, and preparing its students for the challenges of real world problem solving. On Sept. 29, CGS alumni, students, faculty and staff gathered […]

CGS Syllabus: The Space and Observation Project

By Meghan Bohannon Learning inside and outside the classroom is a hallmark of CGS’s curriculum. During the 2021 Summer Semester in New England, CGS students were given several assignments that highlighted interdisciplinary study and real-world applications for their coursework. In RH104: Rhetorical Practices from The Industrial Revolution through the Digital Revolution, taught by Senior Lecturer […]

Meet Your CGS Student Government

This spring, the College of General Studies Class of 2025 elected new officers to represent them in the CGS Student Government Association for the upcoming year. We caught up with your representatives to talk about their CGS experiences and their plans for sophomore year. Matthew Eadie, President Why did you apply for your specific position? […]

Enhancing storytelling through technology

Earlier this year, CGS Master Lecturer of Rhetoric Kathleen Vandenberg won the 2022 Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology, which recognizes the Boston University faculty member who best exemplified innovation in teaching by using technology. In her Rhetoric classes, Vandenberg teaches students effective communication that marries writing, short opinion […]