Seminar in Literature, Certificate | Boston University | Boston, United States
1 months
3180 USD/full
3180 USD/full
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Boston University offers the Seminar in Literature programme.


Key facts

Boston University's Seminar in Literature Topic for summer 2023: Encountering Others. When Walt Whitman asks, "What is it then between us?" he wonders what connects individuals and what keeps them apart. He is also thinking about the creation of an "us"--how individuals, relationships, and communities overcome (or fail to overcome) misunderstanding, difference, repression, and oppression. 

This course focuses on the struggle of encountering others, a challenge that takes various forms. How do cultures and identities bind and separate? Can we know other minds and interior states, including our own? How might writing and speech come between people in ways that simultaneously reveal and obscure? Such questions are explored in sociopolitical, philosophical, psychological, and aesthetic contexts. 

The primary materials on the syllabus include literature from a range of genres and periods, including writings from William Shakespeare, Herman Melville, Nella Larsen, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, W.E.B. Du Bois, Jhumpa Lahiri, Carmen Maria Machado, and contemporary poets. Required of concentrators in English. Satisfies CAS WR 150 requirement. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing, Research and Inquiry
  • Oral and/or Signed Communication
  • Research and Information Literacy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 1 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Prereq: First-Year Writing Seminar (e.g., CAS EN 120 or CAS WR 100 or CAS WR 120).

Tuition Fee

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    3180 USD/full
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    3180 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 3180 USD for the full programme during 1 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
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