Posts by: CAS Core Curriculum

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 […]

Join the Aristophanes cast & crew!

Professor Stephanie Nelson writes: The time has come to start thinking about our annual Core and Classics Aristophanes extravaganza. The play this year will be on Thursday, March 28 in the Conference Auditorium at the GSU. We’ll hold an organizing meeting on January 24, a week from Thursday, at 5:00 in STH 413 for anyone […]

Marginal Note #1: Sassan Tabatabai’s notes on Shakespeare’s King Lear

Core students, faculty, and alumni are invited to contribute to “Marginalia.” This will be a series of images showing how readers relate to their books via underscoring, scribbles, and other forms of mark-up. This first entry in the series comes from Prof. Sassan Tabatabai’s personal copy of King Lear. Click on the image for a […]