History Program

Boston University High School Summer Program

HistorySocial JusticeHumanities

Boston, MA


May 23 - Jun 29




Boston University is open to all during the summer. Each year, more than 7,500 motivated students from the United States and around the world take the opportunity to attend Summer Term.

Simply register for the courses you wish to take—no application required!

Why study at BU in the summer?because:
Choose from 700+ courses in a wide selection of subjects from 12 of BU’s schools and colleges.
Benefit from convenient six-week sessions and offerings on campus and online.
Fulfill your Hub units—BU summer courses count for Hub requirements the same as in the school year.
Catch up on credits, complete a prerequisite, or finish a degree requirement.
Focus on one or two courses in an intensive academic environment.
Build up your subject-matter expertise or explore a new subject for your own enrichment.
Hone your professional skillset with a course focusing on analytics, business, communication, information. technology, project management, or writing.
Enjoy smaller class sizes—or study with a BU professor you’ve heard about.
Connect with a global community of students and professionals.
Experience Boston at its best: in the summer!

The Emergence of Modern Europe: Renaissance to the Present

What is Europe? This course explores the emergence of Europe as an idea and place. It draws on literature and art from Machiavelli to Russian ballet to explain Europe's changing meaning; and focuses on nation- and state-building to explain Europe's shifting boundaries

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