One of my favorite subjects from last semester was Leadership Through Service with Professor Chuck Agan and I would recommend to any future terriers to consider taking this course. The class itself is designed around a semester long project of community service, you are split up into groups depending on your personal interests (Do you want to help the environment, work with kids, cater for the homeless, etc.). Working in those groups you’ll have to find, choose an organization to work with and agree with them on your working hours. For my team that organization was Eastend House near Lechmere station in Cambridge, we worked with them for over 25 hours over three weeks near the end of the semester and it was an invaluable experience, one that added so much to my year abroad.
Another one of the classes I’d recommend to those majoring in social sciences is Principles of Criminal Justice with Professor Cadigan, this class will help the student understand the basis of the current justice system in the U.S. and will provide guidelines for fruitful debates about hot topic issues, like racial bias, mandatory minimums and sentencing guidelines; this class was particularly important since it allowed me to understand the history of the civil rights movement and the current issues still in existence in the U.S.
All in all the experience you’ll have attending any of the BU classes is one of enrichment, where in a collaborative effort students and professors discuss the topics and practice the theoretical concepts in real life cases.