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 2019 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 04/25/2019 03:20PM

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
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/04/2019 -
12/11/2019
Monday, Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Heather Hole Open 8 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 09/04/2019 -
12/11/2019
Monday, Wednesday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Ray Pfeiffer Open 10 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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
LC 09/03/2019 -
12/10/2019
Tuesday

12:00PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Charlene P. Spiceland Clsd 0 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
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/04/2019 -
12/11/2019
Monday, Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Ray Pfeiffer Open 19 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 09/03/2019 -
12/12/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Charlene P. Spiceland Open 16 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 09/03/2019 -
12/12/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

04:30PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Charlene P. Spiceland Open 15 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
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/09/2019 -
12/09/2019
Monday

06:00PM-
07:20PM
N/A
Charlene P. Spiceland Open 11 No 2.00 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
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2019 -
12/13/2019
N/A N/A N/A Charlene P. Spiceland Open 8 Yes 8.00 Main Campus

Art

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 09/03/2019 -
12/10/2019
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/09/2019 -
12/09/2019
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Michael Zachary Wlst 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 09/05/2019 -
12/12/2019
Thursday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Guhapriya Ranganathan Wlst 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 09/09/2019 -
12/09/2019
Monday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Jaclyn R. Kain Open 7 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 138L - Photography Lab

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2019 -
12/10/2019
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 6 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 09/04/2019 -
12/11/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 6 No 0.00 Main Campus
03 09/05/2019 -
12/12/2019
Thursday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 6 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 09/04/2019 -
12/11/2019
Wednesday

05:00PM-
07:50PM
N/A
Edith Bresler Open 3 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 09/05/2019 -
12/12/2019
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Edith Bresler Open 3 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 139L - CSI Digital Lab

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/09/2019 -
12/09/2019
Monday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 7 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 09/09/2019 -
12/09/2019
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 10 No 0.00 Main Campus
03 09/03/2019 -
12/10/2019
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 8 No 0.00 Main Campus
04 09/04/2019 -
12/11/2019
Wednesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 12 No 0.00 Main Campus
05 09/05/2019 -
12/12/2019
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 9 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 09/03/2019 -
12/12/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 2 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 183 - Life Drawing

Offers a more animated perspective to a spatial environment than ART 111. Covers techniques and concepts that may overlap basic drawing. Includes work with a live model in numerous contexts and explores a broad range of media and techniques. Relates the figure to other figures, an environment, or more conceptual interpretations.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/09/2019 -
12/09/2019
Monday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Michael Zachary Open 10 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 09/09/2019 -
12/09/2019
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Colleen M. Kiely Open 3 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 216 - Screen Printing and Propaganda

Introduces students to the silk-screen process and to its historical roots in advertising, promotion, and propaganda. Students will learn a variety of techniques for screen printing as they study the way artists, communities, and political groups have used silkscreen to get their message across to a wide audience.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2019 -
12/10/2019
Tuesday

05:00PM-
07:50PM
N/A
Helen Anna Popinchalk Wlst 0 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 231 - Special Topics in Studio Art

Offers students an opportunity for immersion and concentrated study in topical themes in studio art, resulting in an independent project. Themes and topics for particular semesters will be posted before registration begins.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/05/2019 -
12/12/2019
Thursday

09:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Guhapriya Ranganathan Open 7 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 232 - Advanced Digital Workshop

A playful digital workshop engaging students in cutting-edge editing techniques to hone their craft of archival inkjet printing. Students work on long-term projects, in color and or black and white, using digital files or film. Visiting artists and field trips to Boston's leading galleries and museums complement class investigations around critical ideas and applications. Both 35mm and DSLR cameras are available for students' use.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2019 -
12/10/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Edith Bresler Open 7 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 245 - American Art

Surveys the development of American art from the Colonial period to the present, making extensive use of the MFA's Art of the Americas wing. Provides an overview of major artistic movements including the Hudson River School, the Aesthetic Movement, the Harlem Renaissance, Regionalism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop, and Feminist art. Places American art in its global context, and examines the transnational currents of exchange that shaped its development. Explores the contributions of artists from historically marginalized communities, and considers the methodological questions raised by their past exclusion from the canon of American art.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/05/2019 -
12/12/2019
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Heather Hole Open 9 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 248 - Gender and Art

Examines social constructions of gender in the visual arts from the Renaissance through today, focusing on artists including Artemisia Gentileschi, Rosa Bonheur, Georgia O'Keeffe, Elizabeth Catlett, Judy Chicago and Vaginal Davis. Considers the intersections of race and class with gender, the power dynamics inherent in seeing and being seen, and the role of arts institutions in the creation and reception of art.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/04/2019 -
12/11/2019
Monday, Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Heather Hole Open 11 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 250 - Survey of Islamic Arts

This introductory class provides an overview of Islamic art (sculpture, architecture, painting and decorative arts) from its formation in the 7th century to the present. The first part of the course focuses on religious context and the development of the Islamic artistic tradition, following its geographic spread and regionalization through the 14th century. The second part continues by surveying the grand imperial traditions of the Ottomans, Safavids and Mughals, ending with considerations of 'Orientalism,' colonialization and a look at some contemporary artists. The course includes visits to the Museum of Fine Arts.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2019 -
12/12/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

03:00PM-
04:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 12 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 09/09/2019 -
12/09/2019
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Randi L. Hopkins Open 5 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 349 - Directed Study

Directed study addresses coursework required for the major or degree not being offered formally that semester. Students work under the close supervision of a faculty member. Consent is required for a directed study. The course does not count toward the independent learning requirement.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2019 -
12/13/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 20 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

ART 350 - Independent Study

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2019 -
12/13/2019
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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2019 -
12/13/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 20 Yes 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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
LC 09/03/2019 -
12/10/2019
Tuesday

12:00PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Janie V. Ward Clsd 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.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/09/2019 -
12/09/2019
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Dawna Thomas Clsd 12 No 4.00 Main Campus

AST 307 - Black History At the Movies: Truth Telling or Story Telling

Examines the ways commercial films construct the memory and history of critical events in African American cultural life and history. The course interrogates representations of enslavement, the Black Freedom Struggle, Jim Crow and integration in commercial films, specifically '12 Years a Slave,' 'The Rosa Parks Story,' 'Once upon a time When We Were Colored,' '42-The Jackie Robinson Story,' 'A Raisin in the Sun,' and 'Malcolm X.' Analyzes the work of racial narratives (perspectives and ideology) in post-civil rights America.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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01 10/11/2019

10/12/2019

10/25/2019

10/26/2019

11/15/2019

11/16/2019

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
09:00AM-
03:00PM
03:00PM-
05:50PM
09:00AM-
03:00PM
03:00PM-
05:50PM
09:00AM-
03:00PM
N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Theresa Perry Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

AST 329 - Race, Culture, Identity and Acheivement

Examines historical, theoretical, and empirical studies to understand, explain, predict, and intervene in the school performance of students of color in the United States. Studies variables affecting the school performance of African Americans, West Indian Immigrants, Chinese Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Mexican Americans. Examines educational practices and institutional and cultural formations that promote school achievement among Black and Latino students.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2019 -
12/10/2019
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Theresa Perry Open 17 No 4.00 Main Campus

AST 507 - Black History At the Movies

Examines the ways commercial films construct the memory and history of critical events in African American cultural life and history. The course interrogates representations of enslavement, the Black Freedom Struggle, Jim Crow and integration in commercial films, specifically '12 Years a Slave,' 'The Rosa Parks Story,' 'Once upon a time When We Were Colored,' '42-The Jackie Robinson Story,' 'A Raisin in the Sun,' and 'Malcolm X.' Analyzes the work of racial narratives (perspectives and ideology) in post-civil rights America.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 10/11/2019

10/12/2019

10/25/2019

10/26/2019

11/15/2019

11/16/2019

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
09:00AM-
03:00PM
03:00PM-
06:00PM
09:00AM-
03:00PM
03:00PM-
06:00PM
09:00AM-
03:00PM
N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Theresa Perry Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

AST 529 - Race, Culture, Id & Achieve

Examines historical, theoretical and empirical studies to understand, explain, predict and intervene in the school performance of students of color in the United States. Studies variables affecting the school performance of African Americans, West Indian Immigrants, Chinese Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Mexican Americans. Examines educational practices and institutional and cultural formations that promote school achievement among Black and Latino students. Perry.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2019 -
12/10/2019
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Theresa Perry Open 17 No 4.00 Main Campus
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