FALL 2014: August 22–December 18
SPRING 2015: January 12–May 13
CURRICULUM IN BOSTON
Students in the Boston program have a wide latitude in the kinds of academic experiences they may encounter. Two academic experiences are required of all students: The BOS425: Urban Internship, and the foundational course, BOS301: Seminar in Urban Systems. Beyond these 8 credits, the students may choose from a slate of urban-themed and core courses each semester. (See below for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 optional offerings.) Additionally, a student may enroll in one course offered by any of a number of Boston-area colleges or universities. There are literally thousands of options available and the tuition cost for this "outside" course is covered by the program.
On the left are some examples of "pathways" through the program that are specific to certain departments. However, students from any major are eligible to appy to the program. The Boston staff will work with individual students to select intern placements and course options that best fit the student's career path.
Fall 2014 Course Options:
Spring 2015 Course Options:
Cliff Hersey—Dr. Hersey has served for 10 years as the dean of Global Education for Gordon College and has now undertaken the task of leading the Gordon IN Boston program. Cliff holds a Master of Divinity degree, as well as Master of Education and Doctor of Education degrees from Boston University. He has served for over 35 years in Christian higher education as both a faculty member and an administrator. In addition to being the overall administrator of The Americas Programs, Cliff teaches the BOS326: Church in the City course. He is also the faculty member of record for the BOS301 Seminar in Urban Systems
Samantha Fields—Professor Fields teaches the BOS215: Arts in the City course each semester. This popular course has drawn scores of Gordon students into the city of Boston for a broad exposure to exciting visual arts, music and dance venues. Samantha is a multi media artist, whose work includes sculpture, installation and textiles. She holds a BFA from Mass Art and an MFA from Tufts/The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In addition to Gordon College she teaches at Chester College, and the Massachusetts College of Art. Her exhibitions have included—among many others—the De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA; and the New Art Center, Newton, MA. Samantha recently received The Artist Resource Trust Grant.