Online/Distance Ed Courses | Boston University Summer Term

  • 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)

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (DIS) Wed. 12 noon-2 pm

    … Open Seats

    Location: ROOM

    Spencer Piston

    Online Course

    Meets online every Wed 12 noon – 2pm Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates. Mts w/CAS PO316

    Meets online every Wed 12 noon – 2pm Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates. Mts w/CAS PO316

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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)

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (DIS) Wed./Fri. 10-11 am

    … Open Seats

    Location: ROOM

    John Marston

    Online Course

    Meets online every Wed & Fri 10-11 am Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

    Meets online every Wed & Fri 10-11 am Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

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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)

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (LAB) Tues./Thurs. 5-8 pm

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    Aaron Stevens

    Online Course

    Meets online every Tues & Thurs 5-8 pm Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

    Meets online every Tues & Thurs 5-8 pm Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

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

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (LAB) Tues./Thurs. 5-8 pm

    … Open Seats

    Aaron Stevens

    Online Course

    Meets online every Tues & Thurs 5-8 pm Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

    Meets online every Tues & Thurs 5-8 pm Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

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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)

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (LAB) Tues./Thurs. 6-7 pm

    … Open Seats

    Location: ROOM

    Vahid Azadeh-Ranjbar

    Online Course

    Meets online every Tues & Thurs 6-7 pm Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

    Meets online every Tues & Thurs 6-7 pm Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

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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)

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (DIS) Tues./Thurs. 1-2 pm

    … Open Seats

    Benjamin Koskinen

    Online Course

    Meets online every Tues & Thurs 1-2 pm Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

    Meets online every Tues & Thurs 1-2 pm Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

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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)

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (DIS) Tues./Thurs. 1:30-2:30 pm

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    Stacey Gelsheimer

    Online Course

    Meets online every Tues & Thurs 1:30-2:30 pm Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

    Meets online every Tues & Thurs 1:30-2:30 pm Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

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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)

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (DIS) Tues./Wed./Thurs. 6-7 pm

    … Open Seats

    Shutan Dong

    Online Course

    Meets online every Tues, Wed, Thurs 6-7 pm Edt for a live class

    Meets online every Tues, Wed, Thurs 6-7 pm Edt for a live class

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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)

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (DIS) Tues./Wed./Thurs. 6-7 pm

    … Open Seats

    Liling Huang

    Online Course

    Meets online every Tues, Wed, Thurs 6-7 pm Edt for a live class

    Meets online every Tues, Wed, Thurs 6-7 pm Edt for a live class

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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)

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (DIS) Mon./Wed./Thurs. 11 am-12 noon

    … Open Seats

    Elena Carrion-Guerrero

    Online Course

    Meets online every Mon, Wed, Thurs 11 am-12 noon Edt for a live class

    Meets online every Mon, Wed, Thurs 11 am-12 noon Edt for a live class

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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)

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (DIS) Mon./Wed./Thurs. 11 am-12 noon

    … Open Seats

    Poliana Alarcon Bustos

    Online Course

    Meets online every Mon, Wed, Thurs 11 am-12 noon Edt for a live class

    Meets online every Mon, Wed, Thurs 11 am-12 noon Edt for a live class

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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)

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (DIS) Tues. 10-11 am

    … Open Seats

    Thomas Enkosky

    Online Course

    Meets online every Tues 10-11 am Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

    Meets online every Tues 10-11 am Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

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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)

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (DIS) Tues. 10-11 am

    … Open Seats

    Thomas Enkosky

    Online Course

    Meets online every Tues 10-11 am Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

    Meets online every Tues 10-11 am Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

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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)

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (DIS) Mon./Thurs. 11 am-12 noon

    … Open Seats

    Walter Hopp

    Online Course

    Meets online every Mon & Thurs 11 am-12 noon Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

    Meets online every Mon & Thurs 11 am-12 noon Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

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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)

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (DIS) Mon./Wed. 9-10 am

    … Open Seats

    Susanne Sreedhar

    Online Course

    Meets online every Mon & Wed 9-10 am Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

    Meets online every Mon & Wed 9-10 am Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

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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)

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (DIS) Wed. 12 noon-2 pm

    … Open Seats

    Location: ROOM

    Spencer Piston

    Online Course

    Meets online every Wed 12 noon – 2pm Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates. Mts w/CAS AA319

    Meets online every Wed 12 noon – 2pm Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates. Mts w/CAS AA319

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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)

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (DIS) Tues. 7:30-9 pm

    … Open Seats

    Martha Tompson

    Online Course

    Meets online every Tues 7:30-9 pm Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

    Meets online every Tues 7:30-9 pm Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

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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)

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (DIS) Tues./Thurs. 9-10 am

    … Open Seats

    Location: ROOM

    April Hughes

    Online Course

    Meets online every Tues & Thurs 9-10 am for a live class. Non-standard course dates

    Meets online every Tues & Thurs 9-10 am for a live class. Non-standard course dates

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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)

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (DIS) Wed./Fri. 9-10 am

    … Open Seats

    Neha Gondal

    Online Course

    Meets online every Wed & Fri 9-10 am Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

    Meets online every Wed & Fri 9-10 am Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates

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

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (DIS) Wed./Fri. 9-10 am

    … Open Seats

    Neha Gondal

    Online Course

    Meets online every Wed & Fri 9-10 am Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates.

    Meets online every Wed & Fri 9-10 am Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates.

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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)

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (DIS) Tues./Thurs. 1-2 pm

    … Open Seats

    Location: ROOM

    Sarah Miller

    Online Course

    Meets online every Tues and Thurs 1-2 pm Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates. Mts w/CAS WS241

    Meets online every Tues and Thurs 1-2 pm Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates. Mts w/CAS WS241

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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)

    OL (LEC) Arranged Add & Drop Dates

    (DIS) Tues./Thurs. 1-2 pm

    … Open Seats

    Location: ROOM

    Sarah Miller

    Online Course

    Meets online every Tues and Thurs 1-2 pm Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates. Mts w/CAS SO241

    Meets online every Tues and Thurs 1-2 pm Edt for a live class. Non-standard course dates. Mts w/CAS SO241

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