Posts by: CAS Core Curriculum

Tabatabai On the Father of Persian Verse

Core lecturer Sassan Tabatabai has released his 2008 book, Father of Songs, as the newly titled Father of Persian Verse. It is an in depth look at the poet Abu ‘Abdollâh’ Jafar ibn Mohammad Rudaki: Abu ‘Abdollâh’ Jafar ibn Mohammad Rudaki (c. 880 CE-941 CE) was a poet to the Samanid court which ruled much […]

“Digital Natives” have issues with Searching

A report from Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries gives insight into how well “digital native” college students navigate the web and refine their searches. Their findings are not encouraging: The prevalence of Google in student research is well-documented, but the Illinois researchers found something they did not expect: students were not very good at using […]

Analects of the Core: Tocqueville on complacent legislators

Today’s analect relates to CC203′s study of the foundation of social sciences: Propitious circumstances and good laws might succeed in drawing to the legislature of a democratic people men very superior to those who are returned by the Americans to Congress ; but nothing will ever prevent the men of slender abilities who sit there […]

Analects of the Core: Darwin on the confidence of the ignorant

Today’s analect was inspired by Core alumni Tim Martinez (Core ’07-’09, CAS ’11) with reference to the study of Evolution and Society occurring in CC203, which Tim marks as one of his favorite courses he’s taken here at BU.  Since taking it, he’s maintained a strong interest in Sociology, but has persisted in his IR […]

Above the Door

The sign pictured below was posted, by unknown parties, outside the entrance to the CC102 Final Exam in May 2013.

What did YOU read on spring break?

Prof. Hamill took this photo on the beach in St. John, Virgin Islands, during her vacation there last week.

Free Film Fridays

For the month of March, the Museum of Science will be hosting Free Film Fridays. Each Friday, all day long, the Museum will be opening its doors for the public to enjoy free viewings in their IMAX theater. Some of the films that will be shown include documentaries such as; The Last Reef: Cities Beneath […]

Core Housing application deadline!

The deadline for Specialty housing is this Thursday, February 21st. For anyone interested in living in the Core House next year it’s important to apply before then. The application is very simple, and should take only a few minutes to complete, and it involves no obligation on your part. In other words, it simply opens […]

Summer Program in Greece 2013!

There will be a special meeting TONIGHT, Thursday February 7th, for students interested in the Summer 2013 program in Greece, about which details appear below. The information session with the “BU Philhellenes” will take place at 6 PM in CAS Room 214. Next Wednesday, February 13th, an info sessions specifically for Core students will be […]

Core House/Floor RA application deadline!

This is just a reminder that we’re very interested in helping out anyone from Core who might like to apply for the position of RA for the Core House (especially), 141 Carlton S. in South Campus (5 minutes from CAS) or the Core Floor in Warren Towers. The catch is that the last, mandatory info […]