Students enroll in one of the following 4-credit German language courses:
(Students will be placed according to their level. Science students with 2 or more semesters of college-level German, or equivalent, can petition to take a more advanced language course.)
- CAS LG 113 German Beginners' German Language
- CAS LG 114 Advanced Beginners' German Language
Students choose three out of the following courses, all of which are taught in English:
- CAS BI 203Cell Biology (4 credits)
- Prerequisites: CAS BI 108 and CAS CH 102, or the equivalent.
- Principles of cellular organization and function: biological molecules, flow of genetic information, membranes and subcellular organelles, and cell regulation. Dieter.
- CAS CH 203Organic Chemistry I (4)
- Prerequisites: CAS CH 102 or CAS CH 110 or CAS CH 112, or the equivalent.
- Fundamentals of contemporary organic chemistry, including electronic structure, stereochemistry, and reactions of important functional groups. Environmental problems, action of drugs, chemical warfare agents, insecticides, and chemical causes of disease. Habicher, Lübken, Zimmerer.
- Course Syllabus
- Lab Syllabus
- CAS IP 400 The Sociology of Intercultural Communication (4)
- Examines the mutual interdependence between social structure and culture, focusing on the ways in which belief, faith, knowledge, symbol, ritual, and the like both produce and are products of social organization. Zeuner.
- CAS MA 213Basic Statistics and Probability (4)
- Prerequisite: good background in high school algebra.
- Students may receive course credit for not more than one of the following courses:
- CAS MA 113
- CAS MA 115
- CAS MA 213
- Elementary treatment of probability densities, means, variances, correlation, independence, the binomial distribution, the central limit theorem. Stresses understanding and theoretical manipulation of statistical concepts. Müller, Mauer
Optional Additional Elective (also taught in English)
- CAS NS 291Introduction to Scientific Research (2)
- Prerequisite: none
- For students enrolled in Boston University science study abroad programs. An introduction to the performance of scientific research through lectures, discussions, and readings about the design of projects, the understanding of the scientific literature, and the ethics of research and publication. Local science researchers will describe their projects during visits to designated research laboratories and institutions in Dresden. Fall semester only. Deussen.
The Global Learning Experience: An Online Course
Students in all Fall and Spring programs have the opportunity to enroll in The Global Learning Experience at no additional cost.
The Global Learning Experience: An Online Course
- CAS IP101 The Global Learning Experience(1 credit)
- All program participants have the opportunity to make the most of their semester abroad with The Global Learning Experience, a self-paced, Pass/Fail course with brief readings and experiential assignments that accompany them while living and studying in a country and culture different from their own. Students post their work, experiences and observations to an online platform to trace and articulate their achievements abroad from an academic, personal and professional standpoint. The course links students with the faculty instructors as well as peers studying on other BU Study Abroad programs around the world. Students earn one credit in addition to the total program credits mentioned below at no additional cost.
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