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Each college has its own mission and philosophy of education. At the College of General Studies, we offer students a two-year, team-taught, interdisciplinary core curriculum. We believe that an educated person must have a firm grounding in the liberal arts: the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and rhetoric. We know that our students receive the same advantages offered by the finest liberal arts colleges—small classes taught by full-time faculty with PhDs in their fields—while they are enrolled in one of the best research universities in the country.

In addition to the collections within this OpenBU community, we invite you to take a look at the Sabermetrics MOOC created and run by CGS professor Andy Andres. (N.B.: access to the MOOC materials is temporarily restricted to BU faculty and staff; we hope to open it up soon.)

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  • Penguins and seals transport limiting nutrients between offshore pelagic and coastal regions of Antarctica under changing sea ice 

    Wing, Stephen R.; Wing, Lucy C.; O’Connell-Milne, Sorrel A.; Barr, David; Stokes, Dale; Genovese, Sal; Leichter, James J. (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2020-11-04)
    Large animals such as sea birds and marine mammals can transport limiting nutrients between different regions of the ocean, thereby stimulating and enhancing productivity. In Antarctica this process is influenced by formation ...
  • Localizability and elementary particles 

    Jaeger, Gregg (IOP Publishing, 2020-10)
    The well-definedness of particles of any kind depends on the limits, approximations, or other conditions that may or may not be involved, for example, whether there are interactions and whether ostensibly related energy ...
  • IMPACT: The Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning. Volume 10, Issue 1, Winter 2021 

    Ouellette, Cathy Marie; Snyder, Janea; Kanekar, Amar; Williamson, Jeanine M.; Panigabutra-Roberts, Anchalee; Underwood, Thomas A.; Fuentes-Rabe, Lorena; Driscoll, Laura C.; Deese, R.S. (Boston University College of General Studies, 2021-02)
    In this issue, a central question explored is, what kinds of programs and approaches can enhance interdisciplinary teaching and student learning? The essays in this issue explore this question in distinct and insightful ...
  • High‐altitude adaptations mitigate risk for hypertension and diabetes‐associated anemia 

    Wander, Katherine; Su, Mingjie; Mattison, Peter M.; Sum, Chun‐Yi; Witt, Christopher C.; Shenk, Mary K.; Blumenfield, Tami; Li, Hui; Mattison, Siobhán M. (Wiley, 2020-06)
    BACKGROUND: Human populations native to high altitude exhibit numerous genetic adaptations to hypobaric hypoxia. Among Tibetan plateau peoples, these include increased vasodilation and uncoupling of erythropoiesis from ...
  • Comment: words fail, but the heart does not 

    Sum, Chun (University of Chicago Press, 2020-08-01)
    This article explores the angst of deeply committed volunteers in China, engaging with anthropological debates on ethics under conditions of “moral breakdown.” Under market socialism, sacrificial volunteering is both ...
  • Kinship ties across the lifespan in human communities 

    Koster, Jeremy; Lukas, Dieter; Nolin, David; Power, Eleanor; Alvergne, Alexandra; Mace, Ruth; Ross, Cody T.; Kramer, Karen; Greaves, Russell; Caudell, Mark; MacFarlan, Shane; Schniter, Eric; Quinlan, Robert; Mattison, Siobhan; Reynolds, Adam; Yi-Sum, Chun; Massengill, Eric (The Royal Society, 2019-09-02)
    A hypothesis for the evolution of long post-reproductive lifespans in the human lineage involves asymmetries in relatedness between young immigrant females and the older females in their new groups. In these circumstances, ...
  • Patterns of paternal investment predict cross-cultural variation in jealous response 

    Scelza, Brooke A.; Prall, Sean P.; Blumenfield, Tami; Crittenden, Alyssa N.; Gurven, Michael; Kline, Michelle; Koster, Jeremy; Kushnick, Geoff; Mattison, Siobhán M.; Pillsworth, Elizabeth; Shenk, Mary K.; Starkweather, Kathrine; Stieglitz, Jonathan; Sum, Chun-Yi; Yamaguchi, Kyoko; McElreath, Richard (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2020-01)
    Long-lasting, romantic partnerships are a universal feature of human societies, but almost as ubiquitous is the risk of instability when one partner strays. Jealous response to the threat of infidelity is well studied, but ...
  • Research and best practices to support students with incarcerated parents 

    Sullivan, Megan (Oxford University Press, 2020-02-01)
    The understanding of the relationship between a parent’s incarceration and a child’s outcomes has continued to evolve since the 1950s. Until very recently, however, most researchers have undertaken small-scale studies ...
  • IMPACT: The Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning. Volume 9, Issue 2, Summer 2020 

    Lamontagne, Kathryn; Anderson, Stacey Stanfield; Castillo, Heather; Patsch, Kiki; Novotny, Kristin; Wright, Katheryn D.; Deese, R.S.; Harrison, Brady; Malvestio, Marco; Sweeting, Adam (Boston University College of General Studies, 2020-07)
    Every essay, interview and book review published in Impact is important and special to our readers, the College of General Studies, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning. However, it may be that each ...
  • On hypocrisy 

    Wexelblatt, Robert (2020-07-04)
    An informal essay on the topic of hypocrisy

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