Faculty Resources

Important Dates

Deadlines for proposals from faculty seeking Core credit for a course (whether a new course or a previously-taught course) to be taught in the approaching semester or next academic year October 1st
December 1st
February 15th
April 1st
Application Deadline for Complex Problem and Enduring Question courses (to be taught in the following academic year) October 1st

Interdisciplinary Teaching Success

History & Social Science

Planet in Peril: The History and Future of Human Impacts on the Planet

Focus On Interdisciplinary Connections

In their course, Professors Schor and Parthasarathi combine contemporary sociological analyses with a consideration of the long history of human impact on the planet. They devote substantial attention to the causes (such as past and present abuses of peoples, lands, and water) and solutions (such as public policy development, social movements, individual action, and social innovation).

In class, they focused their attention on the connections between our global past and what it can tell us about how we can responsibly act in the future. They accomplished this through engaging lectures andreflection sessions as well as classroom discussion and debate. In turn, students shared their thoughts about how the class had made them feel by the end of the semester.

History & Natural Science

Making the Modern World: Design, Ethics, and Engineering

Reflection Sessions

Reflection Sessions integrate course content into peer-led discussions about student personal moral development. Reflections grounded in the Jesuit tradition spur personal reflection and inquiry about the moral and ethical dimensions inherent to modern engineering and design.

Reflection sessions are a place where ethical inquiry and an understanding of modern engineering and its history overlap in creative and meaninful ways.

Hybrid Labs

Hybrid Labs give students hands-on engineering experience. Students are currently tackling a seven-week human centered design project anchored in questions focusing on technology and accessibility on BC's Chestnut Hill campus. The project brings students' nascent engineering knowledge together with the insights they've gained from the history of science and critical theory in weekly class lectures. The result will be group designs that bear the marks of students' new understanding of how different disciplines like engineering, history, and ethics intersect.