Format of the classes
Most BSM classes involve two forty five minute sessions separated by a fifteen minute break on two days of the week. Many professors set aside one of these forty five minute sessions for in-class office hours. Thus almost all classes meet for as little as two hours and fifteen minutes to at most three hours each week.
Classes tend to follow a lecture format similar to American universities although some classes opt for a more free-form approach with a focus on collaboration, discussion, and problem solving (e.g. C&P, EPS, and NUA).