Courses

Below you will find the current course offerings listed by semester and then alphabetically by department. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at or 617-521-2111.

Fall 2020 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 04/04/2020 03:20AM

Arts Administration

AADM 143 - Boston Arts in Action

Go behind the scenes of Boston's art world, and learn about the structure of cultural organizations around the globe. Emphasizes firsthand experience of Boston's visual and performing arts institutions through site visits, concerts, and guest lectures. Examines theory and best practices in non-profits, including audience outreach, education, curation, and fundraising.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday, Thursday

03:00PM-
04:20PM
N/A
Heather Hole Open 11 No 4.00 Main Campus

AADM 234 - Museum Studies

Provides a practical and theoretical introduction to Museum Studies. Students examine how museums organize and exhibit their collections, serve diverse audiences, use new technologies and fundraise. They also apply scholarship on museum history, theory and ethics to real-world institutions. Graduate students complete supplementary assignments.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/07/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Heather Hole Wlst 0 No 4.00 Main Campus

Accounting

ACCT 110 - Financial Accounting

Develops the ability to read, understand, analyze and interpret a company's financial statements. Also develops decision-making skills based on accounting information that may vary according to perspective, such as investor, creditor or manager. A required concurrent lab offers training and reinforcement in the use of Excel spreadsheets.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday, Thursday

04:30PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Charlene P. Spiceland Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus

ACCT 120 - Managerial Accounting

Introduces the student to the business concepts and methods used to report managerial performance information to internal users and managers to assist in making sound business decisions in managing the firm. Students will learn the skills required for collecting, analyzing, and presenting internal financial information.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
LC 09/08/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
07:50PM
N/A
Charlene P. Spiceland Open 6 No 3.00 Main Campus

ACCT 200 - Intermediate Accounting I

Intermediate financial accounting examines the processes that culminate in the preparation of financial reports relative to the enterprise as a whole for use by parties both internal and external to the enterprise. This course includes a comprehensive study of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and procedures underlying valuation, conceptual frameworks, information systems, and a deeper exploration of financial statement components such as income measurement and the preparation and evaluation of financial data. This course is relevant to preparation for the financial accounting sections of the CPA and CMA exams.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Ray Pfeiffer Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus

ACCT 205 - Cost Accounting

Cost accounting provides information for planning, control, and decision making. Based on the concept of 'different costs for different purposes,' the course focuses on analyzing and using various types of costs. Students will develop quantitative and qualitative methods for analyzing cost data to support a wide variety of business decisions.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Charlene P. Spiceland Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

ACCT 207 - Tax Accounting

This course introduces the relevant laws governing individual income taxation and business entity taxation. Topics include tax law, electronic research and methodologies, and the use of technology for preparation of individual income tax returns. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze basic tax scenarios, research applicable tax law, and complete various individual tax forms.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2020 -
12/10/2020
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

ACCT 220 - Accounting and Business Applications in Excel

Through lectures students will learn about the use of various advanced functions of spreadsheets to become more efficient and effective in making accounting and business decisions in the corporate environment. Students will develop skills and gain knowledge through the use of hands-on exercises to be completed outside of class.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Mr. Edward T. Vieira Open 20 No 2.00 Online Class

ACCT 370 - Accounting Internship I

Provides supervised work experience for accounting majors. Credit hours are typically based on the nature of the work and the number of hours, to be determined by accounting faculty coordinator. Internship sponsor must be approved by accounting faculty coordinator. Successful completion of work experience as well as a comprehensive portfolio required for credit. Consent of the instructor required.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Charlene P. Spiceland Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

ACCT 371 - Accounting Internship II

Provides supervised advanced work experience for accounting majors. Credit hours are typically based on the nature of the work and the number of hours, to be determined by accounting faculty coordinator. Internship sponsor must be approved by accounting faculty coordinator. Successful completion of work experience as well as a comprehensive portfolio required for credit. Consent of the instructor required.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Charlene P. Spiceland Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

Art

ART 100 - Objects & Ideas: A Museum History of Art

Introduces the history of art based on the worldclass museum collections in the Boston area. Introduces Ancient Egyptian, Asian, Islamic, Native and South American art, as well as European art. Includes class discussion and weekly field trips to museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Counts towards the art minor.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2020 -
12/10/2020
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 5 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 111 - Draw What You See

Drawing requires developing awareness of how and what you see - perceptually, personally and culturally. In this introductory course, students develop formal/technical skills, learn to use various wet and dry media and drawing processes, and stretch the imagination while exploring the complexity of vision.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/02/2020 -
12/09/2020
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Colleen M. Kiely Wlst 0 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 112 - Color Studio

This introductory studio course immerses you in the evocative and complex world of color and its applications in art, design and culture. Students learn color theory and develop technical, perceptual and conceptual skills through hands-on weekly assignments, both formal and experimental. Working in paint and mixed media, you will explore the interdependent relationship between color and issues of visual communication.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/08/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Colleen M. Kiely Wlst 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 09/07/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Michael Zachary Clsd 0 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 138 - The Poetry of Photography

Like a poem, the art photograph often uses metaphor, allusion, rhythm, and profound attention to detail. In this course students learn to create artful photographs while acquiring the skills and craft of using a 35mm camera, developing black and white film and making gelatin silver prints in the darkroom. 35mm cameras available for students.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/04/2020 -
12/11/2020
Friday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Jaclyn R. Kain Wlst 2 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 138L - Photography Lab

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/08/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 6 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 09/02/2020 -
12/09/2020
Wednesday

02:00PM-
04:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 1 No 0.00 Main Campus
03 09/03/2020 -
12/10/2020
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 7 No 0.00 Main Campus

ART 139 - Color Photography CSI

Clear-eyed observation with a camera is similar to a detective solving a mystery. Students improve their photography with assignments that stretch both visual and critical thinking skills. Students engage with their unique style and vision by learning to manually operate a digital camera (DSLR) and apply Camera Raw and Photoshop to produce dynamic color prints. DSLR cameras available for students' use.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/02/2020 -
12/09/2020
Wednesday

05:00PM-
07:50PM
N/A
Edie Bresler Open 4 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 09/04/2020 -
12/11/2020
Friday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Rosemary Engstrom Open 7 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 139L - CSI Digital Lab

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/07/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 8 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 09/07/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 8 No 0.00 Main Campus
03 09/08/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 3 No 0.00 Main Campus
04 09/08/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 8 No 0.00 Main Campus
05 09/02/2020 -
12/09/2020
Wednesday

02:00PM-
04:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 5 No 0.00 Main Campus

ART 141 - Introduction to Art History: Egypt to The Renaissance

Explores the idea of art as a visual language, why people make art, what purpose art serves, and how art reflects values and idea in disparate cultures. Discusses painting, sculpture, and architecture ranging from the Pre-historic caves to Islamic calligraphy to Renaissance Italy. Students develop their ability to recognize and analyze art from a wide range of cultures, and to understand the variety of contexts in which art was made. They study firsthand and write about the collections at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/02/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday, Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 6 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 211 - Nature Into Drawing

This course uses drawing as a process to understand and depict the natural world. Topics introduced include abstraction, color, and contemporary methods of creating space, as well as developing a series of related works over the course of the semester. The idea of an ecosystem where all the parts must work together to make a whole will be a major organizing principle / metaphor for our process in this class.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/07/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Michael Zachary Open 3 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 213 - Painting - Observation to Expression

Develop basic painting skills while exploring the expressive potential of paint. This course instructs the beginning painter in the materials and techniques of oil painting. Students learn various indirect and direct approaches to painting-underpainting, glazing, impasto, wet-in-wet-developing formal, perceptual and critical skills. Emphasizes color as it relates to both individual expressive concerns and pictorial structure, and introduces students to examples of historical and contemporary painting.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/08/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Colleen M. Kiely Clsd 0 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 243 - Making Art Modern: the Impressionists

Students study the significant changes in art in the mid-19th century, including the influence of photography on art after 1840 and a modern approach to subject matter and surface. Through class discussion and site visits, students become familiar with the superb painting collection at the Museum of Fine Arts to study in person the works of Bonheur, Cassatt, Manet, Degas, Monet, and others.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/04/2020 -
12/11/2020
Friday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Leslie K. Brown Open 11 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 254 - Contemporary Art

Examines art from 1950 to the present with emphasis on the changing nature of the art object, role of the artist, and audience for art in the second half of the 20th century. Emphasizes primarily, but not exclusively, American art with attention to emerging awareness of feminism, multiculturalism, and postmodern critical influences.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/07/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 4 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 256 - Approaches in Contemporary Photography

What exactly is a photograph? Is it light? Is it chemistry? Is it a moment of truth? Contemporary photographers use diverse strategies to challenge and question each aspect of the medium. Students explore a range of methods and styles from staged narratives to appropriation and conceptual ideas. Visiting artists and field trips to Boston's leading gallery and museums complement classroom discussions. 35mm and DSLR cameras available.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2020 -
12/10/2020
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Edie Bresler Open 5 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 331 - Special Topics in Studio Art

Offers students an opportunity for immersion and concentrated study in topical themes in studio art, resulting in a portfolio of related works. Themes and topics for particular semesters will be posted before registration begins. For Fall 2020: Combine print techniques in innovative ways! Transform your photographs, drawings and paintings into reproducible works of art with multiple techniques including silkscreen printing, woodblock, simple etching, nature printing and monotypes. Creative risk-taking will be encouraged!

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/08/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Helen Anna Popinchalk Open 11 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 350 - Independent Study

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
TBA Open 2 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

ART 370 - Internship

Offers students 'hands-on' experience in an arts organization such as a gallery, museum, music program, concert hall, or arts nonprofit. Internship sites are selected in consultation with advisor based on interest and learning goals.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 2 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

American Sign Language

ASL 101 - Elementary American Sign Language I

Introduces students to vocabulary and syntax of the language as well as an appreciation of the history and culture of American Sign Language.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

06:00PM-
07:20PM
N/A
Katie McCarthy Wlst 0 No 4.00 Main Campus

Africana Studies

AST 211 - Urban Medical Communities

The course focuses on the cities of Baltimore and Boston as two comparative case studies in which racial disparities in health care have been the subject of recent public dialogue. Students will explore institutional policies and interpersonal dynamics underlying these inequalities. The Boston Globe recently discussed racial and ethnic distributions among patients at the major Boston hospitals. Baltimore is included both because of its large black community, and because of John Hopkins Hospital's longstanding (if troubled) position in the city.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
LC 09/08/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday

09:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Janie V. Ward Wlst 0 No 3.00 Main Campus

AST 232 - Race, Gender & Health

Examines the unique perspective of health care from the cultural lens appropriate to women of color. Historical, social, environmental, and political factors that contribute to racial and gender disparities in health care are analyzed. Students will develop cultural competency tools for more effective health care delivery.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/07/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Dawna Thomas Wlst 13 No 4.00 Main Campus
Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 04/04/2020 03:20AM
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