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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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  • 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
  • No time off for good behaviour: the persistence of Victorian expectations of wives 

    McKnight, Natalie (Demeter Press, 2019-09)
    This interdisciplinary volume opens an innovative space for critical discussion, and production of new imaginaries within, feminist scholarship, analysis and feminist politics, about what is and has been meant by, involved ...
  • Description of pereiopod setae of scyllarid lobsters, Scyllarides aequinoctialis, Scyllarides latus, and Scyllarides nodifer, with observations on the feeding during consumption of bivalves and gastropods 

    Lavalli, Kari L.; Malcom, Cassandra N.; Goldstein, Jason S. (ROSENSTIEL SCH MAR ATMOS SCI, 2018-07-01)
    The morphological and behavioral aspects of slipper lobster (Scyllaridae) feeding have remained largely unexplored. Using scanning electron microscopy, the gross morphological structure of all segments of the pereiopods ...
  • Scyllarid lobster biology and ecology 

    Lavalli, Kari; Spanier, Ehud; Goldstein, Jason (IntechOpen, 2019-07-26)
    The family Scyllaridae is the most speciose and diverse of all families of marine lobsters. Slipper lobsters are found in both tropical and temperate habitats with hard or soft substrates and at different depths, and exhibit ...
  • Information and the reconstruction of quantum physics 

    Jaeger, Gregg (Wiley, 2019-03)
    The reconstruction of quantum physics has been connected with the interpretation of the quantum formalism, and has continued to be so with the recent deeper consideration of the relation of information to quantum states ...

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