What are some online courses offered by Boston College?


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Boston College's current online courses as of 2015 are Pope Francis's Interview: Continuing the Conversation, Autumn Blessings: Spirituality in the Second Half of Life, The Gospel of Luke, and Jesus Foretold and Fulfilled. These three- to five-week non-credit courses are part of the College's School of Theology and Ministry Online: Crossroads program.

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Pope Francis's Interview: Continuing the Conversation runs for three weeks starting on Oct. 14, 2015. The course covers his papacy through his interviews, from early ones to those from his recent United States visit. Autumn Blessings: Spirituality in the Second Half of Life is a five-week course beginning on Oct.14. It looks at core elements of spirituality such as hope, mercy and discipleship.

The Gospel of Luke is an overview of the gospel text. The course starts on Oct. 21 and is three weeks long. Jesus Foretold and Fulfilled starts on Nov. 30 and runs for four weeks, covering the Scriptures of Advent season.

Registration is open through the Friday before the start date of a course or until the maximum number of students enroll. The courses use the Canvas Network learning platform.

Boston College previously offered for-credit online courses in 2013-2014 as part of the Semester Online consortium. Its two Fall 2013 courses were How to Rule the World and Vietnam: America's War at Home and Abroad. The college no longer participates in the program.

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