Core Requirements & Courses

Core Requirements & Courses

The Boston College Core Curriculum is a program comprised of 15 Core requirements for all Boston College undergraduates.

Arts

​The need to make, experience, and comprehend art has been one of the essential, defining human activities since history began. The arts are thus integral to human experience and expression, the development of critical interpretive skills, an understanding of creative processes, and the fostering of imagination and empathy. The critically engaged practice of the arts, arrived at through rigorous training, uniquely nurtures creativity and innovation. Anchored in experimentation and creative problem-solving, the arts challenge students to make connections across traditional disciplinary boundaries. ​

Three credits of coursework in art history, studio art, film, music or theater are required and will address some combination of the following criteria: students will acquire a greater understanding of the technical skills required to create works of art; students will gain knowledge of the aesthetic questions raised by works of art; and students will understand the historical contexts in which such works were created. As a result, students will be able to engage meaningfully with art through creative work and/or to articulate their understanding of art in oral and written expression.

Please visit the EagleApps Course Information and Schedule section in Agora for up-to-date course descriptions, faculty, meeting times, and room assignments.

Fall 2022

Course Number Title
ARTH 1101.01 Art :Pre-History to Middle Ages
ARTH 1102.01 Art :Renaissance to Modern
ARTH 1107.01 History of Architecture
ARTH 2212.01 East Asian Art & Architecture
ARTH 2213.01 Islamic Art & Architecture
ARTH 2231.01 Early Renaissance Art in Italy
ARTH 2250.01 / AADS 2250.01 Introduction to African Art and Visual Culture
ARTH 2251.01 Modern Architecture
ARTH 2257.01 Nineteenth Century Art
ARTH 2258.01 Modernism & The Avant-Garde, 1900-1945
ARTS 1101.01 Drawing I: Foundations
ARTS 1102.01 Painting I: Foundations
ARTS 1104.01 Design: Seeing is Believing
ARTS 1109.01 Design is Human
ARTS 2261.01 Intermediate Photography: Techniques, Formats
CLAS 2285.01 / THTR 2286.01 The Chorus, Ancient and Modern: Forms of Communal Performance and the Body Politic
FILM 1701.01 Coming of Age in Film
MUSA 1100.01–.06 Fundamentals of Music Theory
MUSA 1200.01–.04 Introduction to Music
MUSA 1300.01–.02 History of Popular Music
MUSA 1701.01 Aesthetic Exercises: Engagement, Empathy, Ethics
PHIL 1104.01 Modernism and the Arts I/Perspectives II
THTR 1120.01 Elements of Dance
THTR 1170.01 Introduction to Theater
THTR 1172.01 Dramatic Structure and Theatrical Process
THTR 1703.01 Performing the Immigrant Experience
UNAS 1717.01 From Hiroshima to K-Pop: Filmmakers’ Perspectives

Students May Fulfill the Cultural Diversity Requirement in Three Ways

Engaging Difference and Justice

Difference Justice & the Common Good

Cultural Diversity


Engaging Difference and Justice

Engaging Difference & Justice courses will challenge students to envision societies in which all can flourish in freedom, integrity, and fullness of life “through the mutual respect their members show to one another in their interactions and relationships.” These courses fulfill the Cultural Diversity Core requirement by engaging with the following learning goals:

  • Students will reflect on the importance of community, shared values, inclusion, and solidarity at all levels of social connection- from the familial to the global.

  • Students will engage critically with past and present instances of injustice. Complex issues concerning race, class, gender, sexuality, dis/ability, religion and other socio-cultural categories may be explored.

  • Students will integrate the theoretical and empirical study of difference and power in their many forms; reflect on their own experiences and identities; and connect academic knowledge to lived experience.

  • Students will imagine how to flourish in communities in ways that evaluate and embrace difference and overcome injustice by becoming engaged global citizens in service of, and in care for, our common home.

  • Students will explore the conditions that need to exist, and how to create those conditions, for all of society’s members to live fully human lives of freedom and integrity.

Please visit the EagleApps Course Information and Schedule section in Agora for up-to-date course descriptions, faculty, meeting times, and room assignments.

Fall 2022

Course Number Title
ARTH 2250.01 Introduction to African Art and Visual Culture
ECON 1702.01 Life, Liberty, and Health: The Economics of Healthcare
EDUC 1051.01 Reimagining School and Society
ENGL 1184.01–.02 Lit Core: Literature, Testimony, Justice (2 Sections)
ENGL 3119.01 The Graphic Novel and Marginality
ERAL 4000.01 Restorative Justice and Prison Reform
HIST 1617.01 /
EESC 1517.01
Making the Modern World: Design, Ethics, and Engineering
HIST 1716.01 Geographies of Imperialism: History of Colonization
INTL 5563.01 Ethics, Religion, and Int'l Politics, schedule not finalized
SOCY 1501.01 /
EESC 1501.01
Global Implications of Climate Change
SOCY 3367.01 Social Justice in Israel/Palestine
THEO 1707.01 Geographies of Imperialism: Theology of Colonization
THEO 2160.01 /
PHIL 1160.01
The Challenge of Justice
UNAS 1702.01 Life, Liberty, and Health: Policy, Politics, and Law

Difference, Justice, and the Common Good

Difference, Justice and the Common Good Courses fulfill the Cultural Diversity Core requirement by engaging with the following learning goals:

  • Students will be able to explain how power shapes differences and creates injustices in the United States, and how power can be used to achieve justice. In the context of the university’s Jesuit, Catholic mission, and as appropriate in the particular course, students encounter and engage the reality of a broken world that calls out for justice, love, and mercy.

  • Students will develop skills to think more critically about how difference and power have operated both in the past and present. Such skills may include intercultural competence, engaging with diverse others, reflection on one’s own experiences and identity, integrating the theoretical and empirical study of difference and power, and connecting academic knowledge to lived experience.

  • Students will explore the relationship between justice and the common good and imagine how to act constructively in dialogue with people who are marginalized and dispossessed in the pursuit of justice and the common good.

Please visit the EagleApps Course Information and Schedule section in Agora for up-to-date course descriptions, faculty, meeting times, and room assignments.

Fall 2022

Course Number Title
AADS 1137.01 /
MGMT 2137.01
Managing Diversity
AADS 3310.01 Studies of Race, Law, and Resistance
EDUC 1031.01 / APSY 1031.01 Family, School, and Society
ENGL 1180.01 Lit Core: From Slavery to Mass Incarceration
ENGL 1187.01 Lit Core: Narratives of Slavery
HIST 2041.01 China From Antiquity to the Middle Ages
NURS 4264.01 Actualizing the Role of the Professional Nurse
SOCY 1030.01 Deviance and Social Control
SOCY 3304.01 Race, Ethnicity and Popular Culture
THEO 2800.01 Race, Freedom, and the Bible in America
THTR 1703.01 Performing the Immigrant Experience

Cultural Diversity

A critical component of a liberal education is the capacity to see human experience from the point of view of others who encounter and interpret the world in significantly different ways. Courses in Cultural Diversity, by introducing students to different cultures and examining the concepts of cultural identity and cultural differences, are aimed at developing students' appreciation of other ways of life and providing a new understanding of their own cultures.

More specifically, the Task Force envisions a one-course Cultural Diversity requirement being fulfilled by:

  • courses on Asian, African, Middle Eastern and Latin American cultures
  • courses on minority cultures of the United States derived from these cultures
  • courses on Native American cultures
  • courses that address the concept of culture from a theoretical and comparative perspective either separately or in the context of the courses listed in above.

Cultural Diversity courses could be designed as departmental offerings or as interdisciplinary courses and could approach the culture in various ways: through its religious or ethical values; from an understanding of its historical development; from the perspective of its social, economic and political systems; or from an appreciation of its literary, artistic or other cultural achievements.

The Cultural Diversity requirement functions as a graduation requirement, and, unlike other Core requirements, may be fulfilled by a course above the Core level. It may simultaneously fulfill another requirement of the Core or the major.

Please visit the EagleApps Course Information and Schedule section in Agora for up-to-date course descriptions, faculty, meeting times, and room assignments.

Fall 2022

Course Number Title
AADS 1108.01 Intro to African and African Diaspora Literatures
AADS 1110.01 Intorduciton to African Diaspora Studies
ARTH 4315.01 Gender and the Body in Chinese Art
COMM 4442.01 Intercultural Communication
EDUC 1030.01 / APSY 1030.01 Child Growth and Development
ENGL 2246.01 Introduction to Asian American Literature
FILM 3314.01 Cinema of the Greater Middle East
HIST 1077.01–.03 Globalization I
HIST 1113.01 The African Diaspora and the World I
HIST 4003.01 Public Culture in Postwar Japan
INTL 2200.01 Where on Earth: Foundations in Global History
MUSA 1320.01–.02 Introduction to Musics of the World
MUSA 2307.01 Musics of Asia
MUSA 2309.01 / ICSP 2309.01 Music and Culture in the Middle East
NELC 2061.01 / SOCY 1148.01 Language, Memory, and Identity in the Middle East
SLAV 2065.01 Society and National Identity in the Balkans
SOCY 1036.01 Introduction to Latin American Societies
SOCY 1039.01 African World Perspectives
SOCY 3316.01 The Sociology of W.E.B DuBois
SPAN 6662.01 Interpersonal Violence: Facts and Fictions in Hispanic Culture
THEO 2114.01 /
AADS 1114.01
When God Begins Again: Intro to African and African Diaspora Religions

History

History Core courses offer long-term and global perspectives on the social, economic, political, and cultural factors shaping human experience. They introduce students to the importance of historical context and the process of historical change by examining which aspects of human life have changed and which have endured over time and across different regions of the world. Students learn how to interpret the past using primary sources, and they acquire breadth of knowledge, a critical framework, and analytical skills. By studying past events, students develop an understanding of the historical roots of contemporary societies and come to view the present with a sharper eye, appreciating that it, too, is contingent and will one day be re-examined and reconstructed. Through this process, students become better-informed and more open-minded whole persons, prepared to engage in the world.

Studying a broad sweep of time is essential to forming a rich sense of history. Toward this end, and as part of the Core Curriculum, students take two (2) three-credit History Core courses, one pre-1800 and one post-1800. Learning history also involves more than books and lectures. We learn by doing, and the History Core shows that history is alive and that we are part of it. In addition to reading documents, examining artifacts, writing essays, and attending lectures, students move outside the classroom to explore living history in interdisciplinary ways. We make use of the outstanding resources on campus and in the greater Boston area, visiting museums and historic sites, attending special presentations and performances, and conducting oral interviews.

Please visit the EagleApps Course Information and Schedule section in Agora for up-to-date course descriptions, faculty, meeting times, and room assignments.

Fall 2022

History I

Course Number Title
CLAS 1702.01 Rome: Art, Regime, and Resistance
CLASS 2206.01 /
HIST2205.01
Roman History
HIST 1001.01 Europe in the World I
HIST 1011.01 Atlantic Worlds I
HIST 1077.01-03 Globalization I
HIST 1113.01 The African Diaspora and the World I
HIST 1716.01 Geographies of Imperalism
HIST 1807.01 Roman Outside of Europe

History II

Course Number Title
HIST 1002.01 Europe in the World II
HIST 1094.01–.06 Modern History II
HIST 1513.01 Powering America: The Past and Future of Energy, Technology, and the Environment
HIST 1617.01 Making the Modern World
HIST 1630.01 The Meaning of Boston: History and Memory
HIST 1710.01 Nature and Power: Making the Modern World
INTL 2200.01 Where on Earth: Foundations in Global History
UNAS 1702.01 Life, Liberty, and Health: Policy, Politics, and Law
UNAS 1716.01 Hiroshima to K- Pop: Historical Perspectives

Literature

Classical Studies - English - Romance Languages and Literatures - Eastern, Slavic and German Studies

Literature, in all its genres, is a fundamental vehicle for understanding human experiences. By taking three credits of the Core Curriculum in literature, students read in order to explore the characteristics and values of their own and other cultures; to discover alternative ways of looking at the world; to gain insights into issues of permanent importance and contemporary urgency; and to distinguish and appreciate the linguistic and formal satisfactions of literary art.

To read literature critically is to examine the human condition through language’s expressive power and to place the reception of literary works in cultural, historical, and social contexts. In Literature Core courses, students will be introduced to disciplinary skills including close reading, analysis of texts, and the practice of writing about them with clarity and engagement. Through shared critical and reflective inquiry, students will explore ways in which meaning is textually produced in the world.

Please visit the EagleApps Course Information and Schedule section in Agora for up-to-date course descriptions, faculty, meeting times, and room assignments.

Fall 2022

Course Number Title
CLAS 1703.01
( previously SLAV1166 )
St. Petersburg: Dream and Reality
CLAS 1704.01 What is the Good Life? Tolstoy to Chekov
COMM 2216.01 Growing Up Gendered: Contemporary Media Representations
FREN 3307.01 Great Books in French
GERM 2163.01 /
ENGL 2163.01
Triumphant Calamity: The Modern Condition
GERM 2240.01 /
ENGL 3304.01
King Arthur in German Literature
GERM 3000.01 History of German Literature
SLAV 2162.01 /
ENGL 2227.01
Classics of Russian Literature
UNAS 1708.01 Coming of Age in Literature
ENGL 1080.01–.20 Literature Core
ENGL 1180.01 Lit Core: From Slavery to Mass Incarceration
ENGL 1184.01–.02 Lit Core: Literature, Testimony, Justice
ENGL 1187.01 Lit Core: Narratives of Slavery
ENGL 1503.01 Beyond Prices: Markets, Cultures, Values
ENGL 1712.01 Roots and Routes: Reading Identity
ENGL 1724.01 Nature and Power: Reading the American Place
ENGL 1729.01 The Role of Literature in the Complex Meaning of Justice
ENGL 1735.01 The Meaning of Boston: Literature and Culture
FREN 3393.01 Life at the Limit: Narratives of Transformation
SPAN 3395.01 Contextos: Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish
UNAS 1726.01 Reckoning with incarceration: The Stories that Must be Told

Mathematics

Mathematics has been a significant component of human knowledge throughout history, and today its reach has expanded beyond the natural sciences and technology to encompass the social sciences, business, law, health care, and public policy, among other fields. The study of mathematics fosters the use of quantitative methods to analyze diverse problems, the urge to recognize commonality in such problems and seek generalization, comfort with mathematical abstraction, and the ability to solve problems in new and unfamiliar contexts. Mathematics is universal, and a well-educated person will rely on these skills throughout life.

Students taking one (1) three-credit Core course in mathematics should therefore:

  • learn the nature of mathematical inquiry: abstraction and generalization;
  • understand the power of mathematical reasoning to reach conclusions with assurance;
  • communicate solutions clearly and effectively;
  • study and appreciate applications of mathematics to other disciplines.

Please visit the EagleApps Course Information and Schedule section in Agora for up-to-date course descriptions, faculty, meeting times, and room assignments.

Fall 2022

Course Number Title
APSY 2217.01 Statistics for Applied Psychology
CSCI 1101.01 Computer Science I
MATH 1004.01–09 Finite Probability and Applications
MATH 1107.01–.02 Ideas in Mathematics
MATH 1100.01–.14 Calculus I
MATH 1101.01–.02 Calculus II
MATH 1102.01
Calculus I (Mathematics/Science Majors)
MATH 1103.01 Calculus II (Mathematics/Science Majors)
MATH 1190.01–.02 Fundamentals of Math I
MATH 2202.01–.04 Multivariable Calculus
MATH 2203.01 Multivariable Calculus (honors)

Natural Science

Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Physics

We live in a vast and complex universe and natural world, from the largest cluster of galaxies to the smallest subatomic particle. Science is our way of making sense of and understanding nature through systematic observation and experimentation. Scientific knowledge is organized through logical, theoretical, and mathematical frameworks. Mindful of the impact that discoveries and technology can have on our society, we seek to apply scientific understanding to the ultimate benefit of humankind.

The Natural Science Core consists of two (2) three- or four-credit courses in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences or Physics. Students completing the Natural Science Core will:

  1. expand their understanding of the principles, body of knowledge, and investigative strategies that comprise science and its technological applications;
  2. develop a scientific literacy that will promote curiosity, respect for the scientific method, and general awareness of the limitations of scientific conclusions;
  3. recognize the role of scientific discovery, past, present and future, in interrelated concerns such as human health, societal well-being, and planetary sustainability; and
  4. appreciate the role of science in defining their relationship with the natural world and their position within the cosmos.

Please visit the EagleApps Course Information and Schedule section in Agora for up-to-date course descriptions, faculty, meeting times, and room assignments.

Fall 2022

Course Number Title
BIOL 1100.01 General Biology
BIOL 1480.01 Pathogens and Plagues
BIOL 2000.01 Molecules and Cells
BIOL 2010.01 Ecology and Evolution  
CHEM 1105.01 Chemistry and Society I
CHEM 1109.01–.04 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1117.01 Honors Modern Chemistry I
EESC 1132.01 Exploring the Earth
EESC 1150.01 Astronomy
EESC 1168.01 Environmental Geosciences: Earth Processes and Risks
EESC 1170.01 Rivers and the Environment
EESC 1180.01 The Living Earth I
EESC 1501.01 Global Implications of Climate Change
EESC 1507.01 Powering America: The Past and Future of Energy, Technology, and the Environment
EESC 1517.01 Making the Modern World: Design, Ethics, and Engineering
PHYS 1100.01 Structure of the Universe I
PHYS 1400.01
The Art of Physics
PHYS 1500.01
Foundations of Physics I
PHYS 2200.01 /
PHYS 2100.01
Introductory Physics I
PHYS 2201.01 Introductory Physics II
PSYC 1110.01–.02 Brain, Mind, and Behavior
UNAS 1120.01 New Scientific Visions I / Perspectives IV
UNAS 1718.01 Maternity and Science: Neuroscience and Genetics

Philosophy

Philosophy has a permanent and central place in Jesuit higher education and is an important part of the Boston College Core Curriculum. By introducing students to the great philosophical questions, philosophy offers a perspective which makes possible an integrated vision of physical, human and spiritual reality; it weighs propositions fundamental to personal identity, dignity, religious belief, and social responsibility; and it examines moral issues that affect individuals and communities. The philosophy Core teaches critical and analytical skills so that students develop an intellectual and moral framework for considering questions of ultimate value and significance, challenging them to translate philosophical principles into guides for life. All Core offerings in philosophy bring students to reflect critically on the kinds of claims made in different disciplines from the natural sciences to theology by considering questions about the nature of reason, evidence, belief, and certainty. The two (2) sequential three-credit courses in the philosophy Core aim to teach students that the philosophical habit of mind is part of a well-lived life, providing the perspective and tools for critical evaluation of and engagement with contemporary problems and questions.

Please visit the EagleApps Course Information and Schedule section in Agora for up-to-date course descriptions, faculty, meeting times, and room assignments.

Fall 2022

Philosophy II

Course Number Title
EDUC 1050.01 The Educational Conversation
PHIL 1070.01 Philosophy of the Person I
PHIL 1071.01 Philosophy of the Person II
PHIL 1090.01 Perspectives on Western Culture I / Perspectives I
PHIL 1109.01 Horizons of the New Social Sciences / Perspectives III
PHIL 1119.01 New Scientific Visions I / Perspectives IV
PHIL 1088.01 Person and Social Responsibility I  
PHIL 1722.01 The Formation of Early Christian Thought: A Philosophical Examination
 
PHIL 2150.01 Philosophical Perspectives on Science
 
UNAS 1105.01
Modernism and the Arts I / Perspectives II  

Social Sciences

Psychology in Education, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

The social sciences help us better understand the social worlds in which we live. The social science Core requirement explores the influences on the way people think, feel, and behave in those social worlds by considering the nature of the individual, institutions, and social interactions. Although the social science disciplines have different approaches, they share a common methodology—a theory-driven empirical analysis of data that has relevance to real-world issues. The majority of complex problems that we face in today’s world have economic, political, psychological, and sociological dimensions. The social sciences help students to develop skills to grasp the complexity of the world and to understand themselves and their place in the world.

The Core requirement consists of two (2) three-credit courses chosen from one or more of the following disciplines: economics, political science, psychology, and sociology. Core courses in the social sciences emphasize one or more of the following: major concepts and central questions of the discipline, key methods for using logic and evidence to evaluate findings and conclusions, or real-world and policy applications.

Please visit the EagleApps Course Information and Schedule section in Agora for up-to-date course descriptions, faculty, meeting times, and room assignments.

Fall 2022

Course Number Title
AADS 1110.01 Introduction to African Diaspora Studies
AADS 1139.01
African Wold Perspectives
ECON 1101.01–.03 Principles of Economics
ECON 1501.01 Beyond Prices: Markets, Cultures, Values
ECON 1702.01 Life, Liberty, and Health: The Economics of Healthcare
ECON 1704.01 / UNAS 1725.01
 
Real Estate and Urban Action: Transforming Communities and Increasing Access to Opportunity
EDUC 1030.01 /
APSY 1030.01
Child Growth and Development
EDUC 1031.01 /
APSY 1031.01
Family, School, and Society
EDUC 1051.01 Reimagining School and Society
NURS 2122.01 Health Assessment Theory
NURS 4264.01 Actualizing the Role of the Professional Nurse
PHCG 1210.01 /
NURS 1210.01
Public Health in a Global Society
PHCG 1701.01 Maternity and Science: Society, Culture, and Public Health
POLI 1021.01 How to Rule the World: Introduction to Political Theory
POLI 1041.01–.05 Fundamental Concepts of Politics
POLI 1042.01 Introduction to Modern Politics
POLI 1051.01 Flawed Founders: George Washington and the Mythology of a Heroic President
POLI 1061.01 Introduction to American Politics
POLI 1081.01 Introduction to International Politics
POLI 1091.01 Introduction to Comparative Politics
PSYC 1111.01–.03 Self, Mind, and Society
SOCY 1001.01–.02 Introduction to Sociology
SOCY 1002.01 Introduction to Sociology for Healthcare Professions
SOCY 1030.01 Deviance and Social Control
SOCY 1036.01 Intro to Latin American Studies
SOCY 1089.01 Women and the Body
SOCY 1092.01 Peace or War
SOCY 1501.01 Global Implications of Climate Change
SOCY 1702.01 Inequality in America
SOCY 1708.01 Growing Up Gendered: Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Gender in Contemporary Society
UNAS 1110.01
Horizons of the New Social Sciences I / Perspectives III
UNAS 1719.01 The Rule of Law and the Complex Meaning of Justice
   

Theology

Theology is the disciplined reflection on the mystery of God in the world and on the traditions of belief, worship, and ethics that shape communities of faith. It explicitly reinforces the tradition of Jesuit humanism, which prizes the scholarly investigation of religious faith and its impact on human culture. The study of theology is an essential feature of the Core Curriculum in a Jesuit, Catholic university. This implies an institutional commitment to the Roman Catholic tradition, but also encourages the study and understanding of other theological traditions.

The goals of the Core requirement in theology seeks to:

  • engage the quest for truth and meaning that generate theological insight in Christianity and other religious traditions;
  • explore the fundamental texts and practices that shape Christian theology;
  • understand the dynamic relationship between religious truth-claims and their moral implications, both personal and societal;
  • engage the various disciplinary methods required for theological reflection, including textual, historical, social, and cultural analysis; and
  • relate theological inquiry to the enduring questions animating the broader liberal arts tradition.

The Core requirement in theology is six credit hours and may be fulfilled with one Sacred Texts and Traditions-designated course and one Christian Theology-designated course; alternatively, students may fulfill the Core requirement in theology by completing the twelve-credit sequences THEO/PHIL 1088-1089 Person and Social Responsibility I and II (i.e., the PULSE Program) or THEO/PHIL 1090-1091 Perspectives on Western Culture I and II.

For the core requirement in Theology, including a list of Sacred Texts and Traditions- and Christian Theology-designated core courses, please see the Theology Department website.

Please visit the EagleApps Course Information and Schedule section in Agora for up-to-date course descriptions, faculty, meeting times, and room assignments.

Fall 2022

Sacred Texts & Traditions

Course Number Title
THEO 1420.01 The Everlasting Covenant: The Hebrew Bible
THEO 1421.01 Inscribing the World: The New Testament
THEO 1422.01 The Sacred Page: The Bible
THEO 1430.01
Buddhism and Christianity in Dialogue
THEO 1431.01 Islam and Christianity in Dialogue
THEO 1432.01 Hinduism and Christiantiy in Dialogue
THEO 1434.01 Judaism and Christianity in Dialogue
THEO 1701.01
Spiritual Exercises: Engagement, Empathy, and Ethics
THEO 1710.01 Flawed Founders: King David and the Theology of a Political Hero

Christian Theology

Course Number Title
THEO 1088.01–.16
Person and Social Responsibility I (PULSE)
THEO 1090.01 Perspectives on Western Culture I / Perspectives I
THEO 1401.01 Engaging Catholicism
THEO 1402.01 God, Self, and Society
THEO 1702.01 God and the Good Life
THEO 1707.01 Geographies of Imperialism: Theology of Colonization
THEO 1722.01 The Formation of Early Christian Thought: A Theological Examination

Writing

Boston College’s First-Year Writing Seminar (FWS) is a 15-person workshop designed to help you develop and practice skills in writing and research. Over the semester you will learn to write rhetorically, devising effective writing processes for a variety of purposes and audiences, including but not limited to, academic writing. Each workshop allows you to work creatively on a variety of writing tasks and to put yourself in conversation with other writers. You’ll meet regularly with your instructor to make revision plans, learn to give and receive productive feedback to other writers, and develop skills for revising essays before submitting them for evaluation. You may also work with classmates to present and "publish" your work within various classroom, campus, or internet settings.

One goal of FWS is to teach you a variety of strategies to practice in a range of writing situations which, in turn, will help you to understand and plan for subsequent writing challenges in your future academic, professional, and personal lives. Another goal of FWS is to give you the tools and the incentive to keep writing after the course has ended: in other courses, in your community, and for your own pleasure. Part of learning to write well, especially in academic settings, involves putting yourself into conversation with current arguments using the conventions and tropes of relevant discourses. In FWS you will also be introduced to library resources and will practice writing and documenting secondary research.

Please visit the EagleApps Course Information and Schedule section in Agora for up-to-date course descriptions, faculty, meeting times, and room assignments.

Fall 2022

Course Number Title
ENGL 1009.01–.08 First-Year Writing Seminar - ELL
ENGL 1010.01–.72 First-Year Writing Seminar
ENGL 1713.01 Roots and Routes: Writing Identity