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Hub Pathways New

New Hub Course on Social & Racial Justice To Be Offered This Fall for First-Year and Sophomore Students!

The BU Hub is pleased to announce that a new Hub course sequence on social and racial justice, HUB SJ 101/102, will be offered to first-year and sophomore students beginning fall 2022. Following are additional details on the course content and structure:

HUB SJ 101: Social & Racial Justice: Systems and Structures

  • 4-credit course
  • Explores the historical/systemic bases of social and racial inequity
  • Fulfills Hub requirements in Historical Consciousness, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, and Critical Thinking
  • No prerequisite
  • Pilots in fall 2022

HUB SJ 102: Social & Racial Justice: Advocacy and Action

  • 4-credit course
  • Focuses on how to engage in advocacy and action
  • Fulfills Hub requirements in Social Inquiry I, The Individual in Community, and Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Prerequisite: HUB SJ 101
  • Pilots in spring 2023

Note: space is limited.  Register now on the Student Link!

Hub and Your Career

Learn More About How the Hub Can Support Your Career Goals!

Did you know that the BU Hub, in providing students with breadth of learning, essential skills, and distinctive learning experiences, is designed to prepare you for your future professional life? Recent studies have shown that only one fourth to one third of college graduates in the U.S. end up working in careers directly related to their majors—which makes what you learn in the BU Hub highly relevant and valuable for your future when you consider work opportunities that may or may not be related to your field of study.

Employers today are increasingly focused less on prospective employees’ field of study and more on their “career readiness,” which involves developing and demonstrating competencies in areas such as communication, critical thinking, equity and inclusion, teamwork, and technology—areas of learning that the Hub also emphasizes for students. The knowledge, skills, and experiences you have gained through the BU Hub and throughout your BU experience may therefore be even more important to your career development in years to come.

For more information about how to draw upon your Hub experience as you prepare for professional life, check out The Hub and Your Career on the BU Hub website!

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Explore courses in the BU Hub Pathway: Social & Racial Justice

Take a course in the BU Hub Pathway: Social & Racial Justice and complete Hub requirements while exploring the historical grounding of racism, various forms of social and racial inequality, themes of intercultural understanding, or contemporary activism aimed at making the world more equitable and inclusive. You can take a course in such topics as human diversity, identity, race and antiracism, systemic inequality, class, gender, sexuality, intersectionality, power, and social equity and inclusion.

Hub Pathways are fully elective, and you can choose to take as many courses within a particular Hub Pathway as you wish. Hub Pathway coursework is not tracked on your record and does not come with an additional credential, but gives you an opportunity to explore courses across the University with a focus on a particular interdisciplinary topic of global significance.

Explore the Hub Pathway in Social & Racial Justice and it’s curated list of Hub courses today.”

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Explore courses in the BU Hub Pathway: Environment & Society

Take a course in the BU Hub Pathway: Environment & Society and complete Hub requirements while learning more about the challenge of ensuring a sustainable world. You can take a course in such topics as human-environment interactions, the relationship between climate change and society, environmental policy, sustainable energy and development, earth and environmental sciences, environmental humanities, and more.

Hub Pathways are fully elective, and you can choose to take as many courses within a particular Hub Pathway as you wish. Hub Pathway coursework is not tracked on your record and does not come with an additional credential, but gives you an opportunity to explore courses across the University with a focus on a particular interdisciplinary topic of global significance.

Explore the Hub Pathway in Environment & Society and it’s curated list of Hub courses today.

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Hub Cocurricular Offered During BU Summer Session II

Did you know that you can register for a Hub cocurricular experience this summer at Boston University?  HUB CC 128: Belonging on Campus, which will be offered in Summer Session 2, explores the various social and cultural factors, as well as the personal and communal practices, that contribute to or impede students’ sense of belonging at college.  The experience fulfills 1 Hub unit in The Individual in Community and is open to all BU undergraduates.  Hub cocurriculars are ungraded, 0-credit experiences that combine activities, discussion, and reflection, and carry 1 Hub unit.  To learn more about Hub cocurriculars, please visit the Hub cocurricular section of the BU Hub website.  Register on the Student Link today!

Register for an Online Hub Course in Summer 2021

Fourteen BU Hub online courses are available through BU Summer Term! These specially designed, online, fully remote courses are now open for registration for Summer 2021, and include the following Hub courses:

  • CAS CS 111: Introduction to Computer Science 1
  • CAS EC 101: Introductory Microeconomic Analysis
  • CAS EC 102: Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis
  • CAS LC 111: First-Semester Chinese
  • CAS LC 112: Second-Semester Chinese
  • CAS LS 111: First-Semester Spanish
  • CAS LS 112: Second-Semester Spanish
  • CAS MA 113: Elementary Statistics
  • CAS MA 121: Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences I
  • CAS PH 100: Introduction to Philosophy
  • CAS PH 155: Politics and Philosophy
  • CAS PS 101: General Psychology
  • CAS SO 100: Principles in Sociology
  • SED LS 560: Introduction to Language and Language Acquisition

As a special provision of these summer online BU courses, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for any of these courses. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.

To learn more about these exciting online BU courses that fulfill Hub requirements, visit the Summer Term website.

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New BU Hub Pathways Launched!

The BU Hub recently launched BU Hub Pathways, an optional way for undergraduates to fulfill some or many of their general education requirements by taking Hub courses from across the University that are focused on an interdisciplinary topic of global significance. There are currently two Hub Pathways: Social & Racial Justice, and Environment & Society.  Hub Pathways are fully elective, and students can choose to incorporate as many courses within a particular Hub Pathway as they wish.  To learn more about and explore these Hub Pathways, please visit the BU Hub Pathways section of the Hub website.

To learn more about how these Pathways were created and about how to include future Hub courses in a Hub Pathway, please visit the BU Hub Pathways & Requests for Inclusion page in the Faculty & Staff section of the Hub website.

Welcome to BU #BU2025

WELCOME, CLASS OF 2025! #BU2025

Welcome to Boston University!  We hope this message finds you and your family well as you prepare to join us this fall.

As you begin planning for your time at BU, please spend a few minutes exploring the BU Hub, our innovative university-wide general education program.  The Hub is designed to ensure that every BU undergraduate develops the breadth of knowledge and essential skills needed to be an engaged citizen and to thrive in the future.  Through the Hub, you can choose courses that interest you from among hundreds of offerings, take courses in any of the undergraduate schools and colleges, connect with students from across the University, and expand your sense of community at BU.

We encourage you to learn more about how the Hub works and to explore some of the many Hub courses available to you.  In addition, we hope you will participate in innovative Hub offerings such as the Cross-College Challenge (XCC) and Hub cocurriculars.  If you have a specific question about the Hub, please see our FAQs section or feel free to contact the Hub office at thehub@bu.edu.

We wish you a wonderful first year at Boston University!

Register for Spring 2021 Hub Cocurricular Information Sessions

Did you know that you can fulfill one of your BU Hub requirements through a Hub cocurricular experience?  Hub cocurriculars are 0-credit, ungraded experiences that combine hands-on activities, discussion, and reflection, and allow you to explore your interests while earning 1 Hub unit.  This spring, 6 Hub cocurricular information sessions have been scheduled at the following times:

Friday, March 19, 2021, 2-2:30 pm EST

Thursday, March 25, 2021, 11-11:30 am EST

Tuesday, March  30, 2021, 8:30-9 am EST

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 6-6:30 pm EST

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 6-6:30 pm EST

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 1-1:30 pm EST

Please register to attend one of these sessions.  A confirmation email will be sent to you with the Zoom link for the session(s) you have selected.  If you have any questions, please contact the BU Hub Cocurricular Program at hubcc@bu.edu.  We hope to see you soon!