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Online/Distance Education

The online courses listed below are single courses offered to all students (unless a restriction is noted). This list does not include courses offered to students who are matriculated into an online degree program at Boston University.

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College of Arts & Sciences

  • Race and the Politics of Criminal Justice Policy

    CAS AA 319

    Online offering. Considers questions such as how many people are affected by the criminal justice system? What is the relationship between crime and race? What criminal justice policies, if any, should change? Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Social Inquiry I, Ethical Reasoning, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 seven-week course (May 17-July 1)

    Summer 1 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • Eating and Drinking in the Ancient World

    CAS AR 280

    Prereq: First-Year Writing Seminar (e.g., CAS WR 100 or CAS WR 120) or consent of instructor. Survey of the archaeological evidence of the diets of human societies, from earliest humans to the present. Emphasis on the remains of plants, animals, and humans and what they tell us about ancient food and drink within their social contexts. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Social Inquiry I, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Writing-Intensive Course. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 seven-week course (July 5-August 19)

    Summer 2 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • Introduction to Computer Science 1

    CAS CS 111

    Online offering. The first course for computer science majors and anyone seeking a rigorous introduction. Develops computational problem-solving skills by programming in the Python language and exposes students to a variety of other topics from computer science and its applications. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Creativity/Innovation, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 seven-week course (May 17-July 1)

    Summer 2 seven-week course (July 5-August 19)

    Summer 1 Section OL and Summer 2 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • Combinatoric Structures

    CAS CS 131

    Online offering. Representation, analysis, techniques, and principles for manipulation of basic combinatoric structures used in computer science. Rigorous reasoning is emphasized. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 seven-week course (July 5-August 19)

    Summer 2 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • Introductory Microeconomic Analysis

    CAS EC 101

    The first semester of a standard two-semester sequence for those considering further work in management or economics. Coverage includes economics of households, business firms, and markets; consumer behavior and the demand for commodities; production, costs, and the supply of commodities; price determination; competition and monopoly; efficiency of resource allocation; governmental regulation; income distribution; and poverty. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Social Inquiry I, Ethical Reasoning, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 seven-week course (May 17-July 1)

    Summer 1 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis

    CAS EC 102

    The second semester of a standard two-semester sequence for those considering further work in management or economics. National economic performance; the problems of recession, unemployment, and inflation; money creation; government spending and taxation; economic policies for full employment and price stability; and international trade and payments. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Social Inquiry I, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 seven-week course (July 5-August 19)

    Summer 2 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • First-Semester Chinese

    CAS LC 111

    Online offering. 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 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 (May 24-July 1)

    This course is designed for zero beginners. Please note that if you or your family speaks Cantonese or Mandarin, you are not permitted to enroll in CAS LC 111 OL.
    Summer 1 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • Second-Semester Chinese

    CAS LC 112

    Prereq: (CAS LC 111) or equivalent. Online offering. 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 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 (July 5-August 12)

    Please note that CAS LC 112 is a continuation of CAS LC 111 and is not designed for students who have native or near-native proficiency. If this is the first time you are taking a Chinese course at BU, please complete the placement test and forward your scores to the instructor for permission. Information about the placement test is available here: www.bu.edu/wll/undergraduate/placement-tests-transfer-credit-ap/
    Summer 2 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • First-Semester Spanish

    CAS LS 111

    For students who have never studied Spanish, or by placement test results. Introduction to grammatical structures. Emphasis on aural comprehension, speaking, and pronunciation. Introduction to Hispanic culture. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 (May 24-July 1)

    Summer 1 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • Second-Semester Spanish

    CAS LS 112

    Prereq: (CAS LS 111) or placement test results. Completes study of basic grammatical structures. Emphasis on speaking and aural comprehension. Readings on contemporary Hispanic culture. Writing assignments. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 (July 5-August 12)

    Summer 2 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • Elementary Statistics

    CAS MA 113

    Basic concepts of estimation and tests of hypotheses, ideas from probability; one-, two-, and multiple-sample problems. Applications are in the social sciences, and students will be able to understand the basics of using a sample to predict uncertainty. CAS MA 113 may not be taken for credit by any student who has completed any CAS MA course numbered 300 or higher. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 113, CAS MA 115, or CAS MA 213. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 seven-week course (May 17-July 1)

    Summer 1 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences I

    CAS MA 121

    Differentiation and integration of functions of one variable. Same topics as CAS MA 123, but with less emphasis on mathematical generality and more on applications. Especially suitable for students concentrating in the biological and social sciences. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 121 or CAS MA 123. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Social Inquiry II, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 seven-week course (July 5-August 19)

    Summer 2 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • Introduction to Philosophy

    CAS PH 100

    Introduces the nature of philosophical activity through careful study of major philosophical topics. Topics may include the nature of reality, knowledge, God's existence, and the significance of human life. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Philosophical Inquiry and Life's Meanings, Ethical Reasoning, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 seven-week course (July 5-August 19)

    Summer 2 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • Politics and Philosophy

    CAS PH 155

    Online offering. What is justice? What are the foundations of property rights, liberty, and equality? Are anarchism and utopianism defensible? This course is an introduction to major themes and questions in political philosophy. It includes a study of classical and modern texts, as well as contemporary political issues. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Philosophical Inquiry and Life's Meanings, Ethical Reasoning, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 seven-week course (May 17-July 1)

    Summer 1 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • Race and the Politics of Criminal Justice Policy

    CAS PO 316

    Online offering. Considers questions such as how many people are affected by the criminal justice system? What is the relationship between crime and race? What criminal justice policies, if any, should change? Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Social Inquiry I, Ethical Reasoning, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 seven-week course (May 17-July 1)

    Summer 1 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • General Psychology

    CAS PS 101

    Basic introduction to the field of psychology. Topics include theories and findings governing learning, memory, perception, development, personality, and social and abnormal psychology. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Social Inquiry I, Critical Thinking, Ethical Reasoning. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 seven-week course (May 17-July 1)

    Summer 1 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • Religions of Asia

    CAS RN 103

    Online offering. Study of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shinto. Focus on the world view of each tradition and the historical development of that world view. Effective Fall 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Historical Consciousness, Teamwork/Collaboration. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 seven-week course (July 5-August 19)

    Summer 2 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • Principles in Sociology

    CAS SO 100

    Introduces the major theories and basic principles of sociological analysis. Explores culture, media, socialization, race and ethnicity, globalization, capitalism, gender and sexuality, inequality and poverty, power in American society, and health and medicine from a sociological perspective. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Social Inquiry I, The Individual in Community, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 seven-week course (May 17-July 1)

    Summer 1 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • Sociology of Gender

    CAS SO 241

    Online offering. Introduces the social construction of sex and gender with a focus on the economic, political, social, and cultural forces that shape gender relations. Examines gender as a social structure that patterns institutional inequalities and everyday interactions on society. Carries social sciences divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Social Inquiry II, The Individual in Community, Teamwork/Collaboration. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 (July 5-August 19)

    Summer 2 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • Sociology of Gender

    CAS WS 241

    Online offering. Introduces the social construction of sex and gender with a focus on the economic, political, social, and cultural forces that shape gender relations. Examines gender as a social structure that patterns institutional inequalities and everyday interactions on society. Carries social sciences divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Social Inquiry II, The Individual in Community, Teamwork/Collaboration. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 (July 5-August 19)

    Summer 2 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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College of Communication

  • Super Heroes in Film

    COM FT 460

    Online Offering. Focusing on films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), this course explores the thematic and aesthetic aspects that have made super hero films so popular. Students learn and utilize basic film studies terminology (the close-up, the long take, cross-cutting, etc.) in order to understand how filmmakers create meaning through the use of specific cinematic techniques. In addition, the course contextualizes MCU films by explaining how each has operated within Marvel's cinematic history and its competition with DC. Taking the films themselves and their historical context into consideration, students are introduced to a basic understanding of the field of film studies and the types of analyses those working in the field undertake. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 (July 5-August 12)

    Read a BU Today article about this course: A Scholarly Take on Superheroes.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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College of Fine Arts

  • Arts Engagement as Active Hope: Attuning, Reflecting, and Writing Our Way Towards a Sustainable Future

    CFA ME 377

    Prereq: First-Year Writing Seminar (e.g., CAS WR 100 or CAS WR 120). Online offering. Explore the arts and writing to contemplate nature, identify unsustainable practices, and propose viable alternatives. Learners of all ability levels in the arts are welcome. Effective Summer 1 2022, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Writing-Intensive Course, The Individual in Community, Creativity/Innovation. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 seven-week course (May 17-July 1)

    Summer 1 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • Classic Theatre through a Contemporary Lens

    CFA TH 401

    Online offering. Explores and applies contemporary theories, ideas, and research to canonical works of theatre. Considers how race, gender, identity, nationality, structure, and politics consort in the making, production, distribution, reception, and legacy of classic works. Students learn to approach theatre as a dramaturg/scholar would: by reading texts and generating writing and projects with a theatrical sensibility, asking rigorous questions of all. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Writing-Intensive Course, Research and Information Literacy. 3 cr. Tuition: $2265

    Summer 2 seven-week course (July 5-August 19)

    Summer 2 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (Sargent College)

  • Organization & Delivery of Healthcare in the U.S.

    SAR HP 353

    Prereq: First-Year Writing Seminar (e.g., CAS WR 100 or CAS WR 120). Online offering. This interdisciplinary course focuses on increasing students' understanding of the healthcare system and ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, and on the social, environmental, and behavioral factors that affect healthcare. Students actively engage in individual work, group discussion, and teamwork through written, oral, and website assignments. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Writing-Intensive Course. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 seven-week course (May 17-July 1)

    Summer 1 Section OL: As a special provision of this summer online BU Hub course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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Questrom School of Business

  • Introduction to Law

    QST LA 245

    Prereq: (QST SM 131) and sophomore standing. Provides a broad overview of the American judicial system and fundamental legal issues. Examines dispute resolution, torts, contracts, criminal law, business organizations, employment law, intellectual property, and international law. The goal is to understand not only the basic rules of law but also the underlying social policies and ethical dilemmas. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 (July 5-August 12)

    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • Introduction to Management

    QST SM 101

    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 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 (July 5-August 12)

    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

  • Diversity and Justice in Education

    SED AP 600

    Studies how schools, colleges, and other education settings are affected by the growing pluralism of our society; the tension between respect for diversity and the maintenance of common purpose. Explores strategies of integration and separate development and of remediation and enrichment. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 (May 10-June 27)

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  • Student Affairs

    SED AP 622

    Online offering. Focuses on university divisions intentionally structured to shape students' character, to foster students' development, to provide services, and to educate students via various co-curricular and extra-curricular experiences. Develops a deep understanding of the history, philosophy, and mission of Student Affairs within the context of higher education. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 (July 5-August 22)

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  • Classroom Assessment

    SED CT 556

    Online offering. Emphasizes principles and procedures of assessment that are of primary importance to educational practitioners. Includes diagnostic tests, construction of classroom tests, observation techniques, and performance measures; norm- and criterion-referenced assessment; uses of standardized tests, current issues, and controversies. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 (May 24-July 1)

    Summer 2 (July 5-August 12)

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  • Analysis and Design of Curriculum

    SED CT 721

    Provides knowledge and tools for developing and analyzing school curriculum. Suitable for students in curriculum, teaching, and administration as well as practicing educators. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 (May 24-July 1)

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  • Reading Development, Assessment, and Instruction in the Elementary School

    SED LR 551

    For beginning graduate students without experience in the teaching of reading. Study of reading development in childhood and early adolescence, and the implications for teaching and learning. Discussion of theory and research on effective instruction and assessment, and the application of both to teaching. Not open to students who have completed SED LR 501 or SED LR 503. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 (May 24-July 1)

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  • Introduction to Language and Language Acquisition

    SED LS 560

    Restricted to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Online offering. Introduces the main aspects of first language acquisition from infancy through childhood. Topic areas include phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse-pragmatics, language variation, multilingualism, child-directed speech, cognitive development, and theories of language acquisition. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Scientific Inquiry I, Social Inquiry I, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 (July 5-August 12)

    Summer 2 Section O1: As a special provision of this summer online BU course, BU financial aid may be available to BU need-based scholarship recipients for up to one course in summer 2022. For more information, please contact BU Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965 or finaid@bu.edu.
    For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology . The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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  • Second Language Acquisition

    SED LS 658

    Online offering. An examination of approaches and major theories of second language acquisition (SLA). What can be observed about how people acquire a second language? How do the various SLA theories, models, and hypotheses explain each of these observations? How can an understanding of SLA theory inform language instruction? This course explores foundational theories and approaches in SLA, investigating contemporary thinking from a variety of perspectives. Students develop knowledge and ideas of how languages are acquired, based on empirical research. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 (July 5-August 12)

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  • Classroom Discourse

    SED LS 690

    Online offering. Focuses on the role of discourse as a central component of teaching and learning, and develops strategies for building on students' linguistic and cultural backgrounds as learning assets in the learning process. Examines the types of instructional contexts, pedagogical approaches, and teacher talk moves that support productive instructional interactions and deepen students' conceptual understanding. Includes use of video recording and transcript analysis to reflect on teacher talk in lesson planning and implementation. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 (May 24-July 1)

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  • Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Number Systems

    SED ME 503

    Designed for students majoring in elementary education, special education, and Deaf education who are preparing to become teachers of children in grades 1-6. Topics include place value, whole numbers and operations, fractions, decimals, and elementary number theory. The emphasis is on exploring, explaining, and justifying mathematical ideas and connecting these ideas to the elementary classroom. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 (May 24-July 1)

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  • Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Algebra, Geometry, Statistics

    SED ME 504

    Grad Prereq: (SED ME 503). Designed for students majoring in elementary education, special education, and Deaf education who are preparing to become teachers of children in grades 1-6. Topics include pre-algebra, proportional reasoning, geometry, measurement, and statistics. The emphasis is on exploring, explaining, and justifying mathematical ideas and connecting these ideas to the elementary classroom. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 (July 5-August 12)

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  • Problem Solving in Mathematics

    SED ME 563

    Explores the teaching and learning of mathematics through solving sets of challenging problems. Topics include research on problem solving and how its design and implementation can be supported in the classroom. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 (May 24-July 1)

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  • Methods of Coaching

    SED PE 501

    Online offering. 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. For further information, please call the Office of Distance Education at 617-358-1960. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 (July 5-August 12)

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  • Introduction to Research

    SED RS 600

    Introduces students to social science research methods including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method approaches to education inquiry. Students develop skills in conducting literature searches, reading empirical research studies, and applying these methods. Students leave the course better able to critically examine research presented in the mass media, critically engage with research in the workplace, and participate in research-based efforts to improve education. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 (July 5-August 12)

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  • Special Education: Curriculum and Instruction

    SED SE 510

    Designed to develop an understanding of the historical background and legal framework of special education, various disabilities (etiology, diagnostic criteria and process, and learner characteristics), and instructional practices and behavioral support strategies. For elementary and secondary content area teachers. 2 cr. Tuition: $1510

    Summer 1 (May 24-July 1)

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  • Introduction to Special Education

    SED SE 706

    Examines various disabilities (etiology, diagnostic process, impacts on students); analyzes the historical treatment of individuals with disabilities; discusses contemporary ethical issues; teaches federal legislation; and develops an understanding of inclusive and culturally-/linguistically-responsive practices. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 (May 24-July 1)

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  • Assessment In Special Education: Procedures

    SED SE 751

    Prereq: (SED SE 706). Online offering. Designed to develop the knowledge/skills related to the assessment of students who are in or being referred to special education. Includes legal requirements, culturally-/linguistically-responsive practices, various assessments in multiple domains, and procedures for administering tests, scoring, interpreting, and reporting. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 (July 5-August 12)

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  • Input & Interaction in the World Language Classroom

    SED WL 513

    Online offering. Focuses on developing and demonstrating two essential principles of foreign language teaching: using the target language and supporting learner interactions. Students develop lessons and complete micro-teachings. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 (July 5-August 12)

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  • Inclusive Principles & Practices in World Language Education

    SED WL 514

    Online offering. Explores teaching for justice in world language education by developing intercultural citizenship and disrupting inequality. Policies of exclusion, barriers to access, and classroom practices are examined to support an inclusive classroom where all learners experience success. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 (May 24-July 1)

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