Individual Graduate & Undergraduate Courses

You don’t need to be enrolled in a degree or certificate program to take a Metropolitan College course on campus or online. All you have to do is register. Generally, you can apply up to two eligible courses taken at MET toward a Metropolitan College degree program.

Courses are offered at per-credit tuition rates set by the host college. Refer to the Boston University Online Course Schedule to find out what courses are being offered and when.

Below is a sample of individual courses not tied to full degree or certificate programs that BU has to offer:

Undergraduate Courses

CASLC111 First-Semester Chinese

Essentials of structure, oral practice, introduction to the writing system.Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community. [4 credits]

CASLJ385 Intensive Kanji

Intensive study of the 1006 Kanji to build additional proficiency in reading and writing for advanced Japanese language students. The course also explores the history and aesthetics of kanji characters. Intended for students without heritage knowledge of Chinese characters. Effective Spring 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Creativity/Innovation. [4 credits]

COMFT554 Special Topics

Full course descriptions and addt'l information on Spring 22 Special Topics in Studies in FTV newsletter. Email for more information. | FT 554 A1 International Seminar (Youth and Childhood in World Cinema) (Guarana)--fulfills foreign cinema requirement. Pre-req FT 250. | FT 554 B1 Gangster Film (Hall) | FT 554 C1 (Burr) Stardom | FT 554 D1 True Crime (Jaramillo) fulfills TV studies requirement. pre-req FT 303 | FT 554 E1 The Musical (Roy Grundmann). [4 credits]

GMSBT104 Medical Terminology 1

Understanding medical terminology is fundamental for anyone working in the sciences. It is the language of the technician or researcher involved in biotechnology, biomedical investigations, or clinical research. Students learn the analysis and construction of medical words within a context of scientific concepts. After the basics, students learn the anatomy and diseases of the following systems: male and female reproductive, cardiovascular, respiratory, and blood. Technology fee applies to online section only. [2 credits]

GMSBT106 Medical Terminology 2

Prereq: GMS BT 104 (Med Term 1) or consent of program director. Continue building your medical vocabulary as you learn the anatomy and diseases of the following systems: digestive, urinary, lymphatic/immune and endocrine. Technology fee applies to online section only. [2 credits]

GMSBT440 Genetics, Ethics, and the Law

This online class explores the newest information and legal and bioethical implications in human genetics, using audio-visuals, actual cases, discussions and lecture. Topics include: new reproductive techniques, genetic diseases, prenatal testing and genetic testing, DNA fingerprinting, cloning, and DNA technology. Online only; technology fee applies. [4 credits]

GMSBT442 Issues in Assisted Reproduction

This course addresses the legal, ethical and scientific aspects of Assisted Reproduction (also called ART-Assisted Reproductive Techniques). The science of treating infertility has expanded amazingly in the last 15 years, from the use of sperm donors to selling eggs on the internet. Assisted Reproductive techniques are constantly changing and have given rise to many legal cases and ethical questions, which this course will. This course closely examines these legal and ethical questions. Online only; technology fee applies. [4 credits]

QSTSM101 Introduction to Management

Online offering. A broad introduction to the nature and activities of business enterprises within the United States' economic and political framework. Course content introduces economic systems, essential elements of business organization, production, human resource management, marketing, finance, and risk management. Key objectives of the course are development of business vocabulary and a fundamental understanding of how businesses make money. This course is intended for non-business majors. It may not be taken by Questrom students for credit nor can it be used by Boston University students toward the Business Administration minor. Non-Questrom students may register for this course directly via the Student Link. [4 credits]

Graduate Courses

METML632 History of Wine

In this course we explore the long and complex role wine has played in the history of human civilization. We survey significant developments in the production, distribution, consumption and cultural uses of grape-based alcoholic beverages in the West. We study the economic impact of wine production and consumption from the ancient Near East through the Roman Empire, Europe in the Middle Ages and especially wine's significance in the modern and contemporary world. Particular focus is on wine as a religious symbol, a symbol of status, an object of trade and a consumer beverage in the last few hundred years. [4 credits]

METML636 Culture and Cuisine: Italy

There is no such thing as Italian food. This statement is confirmed by the uniqueness and locality of the foods of Italy. This course will introduce students to regional Italian foods, taking into account geography, historical factors, social mores and language. There will be an emphasis on identifying key food ingredients of northern, central, and southern regions, and how they define these regions and are utilized in classic recipes. In addition, the goal will be to differentiate the various regional cooking styles like casalinga cooking versus alta cucina cooking. [4 credits]

SEDEM560 Technology and Curriculum Integration Workshop

Students build competencies in using technology appropriately in and out of the classroom through studying how technology can support learning curriculum, how it may affect student/teacher relationships, and how teachers progress through identified stages of expertise in teaching with technology. 4cr, Summer 1. [4 credits]

SEDEM610 Internet and WWW for Educators

Introduction to Internet/Web technologies and their potential use and misuse in classrooms, libraries, and other educational and training environments. Applications such as communication, news, research, and instructional resources considered. Evaluation of educational value, technical knowledge, legal, and ethical issues emphasized. 4cr, either sem, online [4 credits]

SEDEM680 Distance Education Research and Design

Through case studies, research on critical issues and variables influencing effectiveness, and distance course design, students gain perspective on many forms of distance education, especially online education. Students learn key design and delivery variables for distance, face-to-face, and blended instructional designs. 4 cr. [4 credits]

SEDPE501 Methods of Coaching

Principles and problems in coaching various individual and team sports. Theory and techniques in coaching including offensive and defensive strategy and scouting. Women's and men's sports. 4 cr. [4 credits]