These seminars are offered each semester on a revolving basis and are open to all Gordon students. They also provide the foundation of the curriculum of the Boston Urban Semester. The courses will have a variety of schedules. Some will meet once-per-week in the evening and others are crafted as “weekend” mini-immersions, with the class meeting from 9AM on Saturday until 5PM on Sunday, with four meetings during the semester. Classes are normally limited to a maximum of 15 participants.
The rotation of courses offered in this format is as follows. (All courses 4 credits unless noted. Syllabi downloads are available to the right):
Students accepted into the semester-long program are required to register for the following courses:
In addition, students may fill out their schedule of up to 18 total credits in the semester by adding one of the following:
Education or Social Work Practicum Students:
Senior students completing final student teaching or Social Work practicum requirements and who desire to experience that training within the urban environment are invited to apply to the full-semester program. These students will be exempt from all of the academic requirements listed above with the exception of the BUS371 City Sustainability Seminar (2 cr.). Transportation will be provided back to the Wenham campus from Boston for seminar requirements required by the departments. These students are likewise required to be full participants in the intentional Christian community environment and should prepare to fully engage with that effort.
BUS/BCM326 Syllabus (DOC)
Church/City Syllabus 2013