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: 05/30/2020 04:20AM

Economics

ECON 100 - Principles of Microeconomics

Addresses debates about whether market capitalism provides the best institutional context for organizing the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Considers consumer and business behavior under various competitive conditions. Assesses the appropriate role for government policy in improving performance of market capitalism.

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

08:00AM-
09:20AM
N/A
Zinnia Mukherjee Open 21 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 09/03/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Alejandro Reuss Open 17 No 4.00 Main Campus

ECON 101 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Examines how economy-wide consumption, saving, investment, trade, and government spending and taxation influence inflation, unemployment, and the economy's oscillation between prosperity and recession. Introduces alternative macroeconomic theories in terms of their analysis of how the economy works and the fiscal and monetary policies they support.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/04/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday, Friday

03:00PM-
04:20PM
N/A
Masato Aoki Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus

ECON 200 - Intermediate Microeconomics

Provides an intermediate study of the neoclassical theory of consumer choice, producer choice, market structures, general equilibrium, and welfare economics. Emphasizes the way micro decision-making leads to the market allocation of resources.

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

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Zinnia Mukherjee Open 17 No 4.00 Main Campus

ECON 214 - Gender, Globalization, and Development

A reading seminar that addresses the theoretical and practical implications of considering global economic development issues and programs from the standpoint of women and/or gender. Examination of the feminization of work, along with strategies for contending with the many challenges and opportunities globalization presents to women in communities across the world.

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

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Carole Biewener Open 14 No 4.00 Main Campus

ECON 218 - International Trade

Introduces students to international trade theory and policy with an emphasis on current debates. Examines theories of why nations trade, the political economy of trade protection and strategic trade policy, and the role of trade in growth and development.

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
Niloufer Sohrabji Open 17 No 4.00 Main Campus

ECON 231 - Money & Banking

Examines the U.S. monetary and financial systems, monetary theories, and monetary policy. Surveys theories of interest rates, theories of the interaction between the economy's monetary and productive sectors, and monetary policy. Places monetary theories within the context of broad economic debates. Tracks developments in monetary policy and financial markets, analyzing impacts on financial intermediation and the macroeconomy.

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
Masato Aoki Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

ECON 235 - From Farm to Table: The Political Economy of Food Systems

This course is offered only as part of the Community Food Systems Learning Community. A political economy approach to food systems. Using New England and Boston as examples for regional and urban food systems, we follow the food chain, from farms and factories, to retail, restaurants, and homes. Throughout, justice and sustainability are emphasized, as well as the interplay between the conventional, 'industrial' food system and alternative regional and local initiatives. We pay particular attention to the racialized and gendered divisions of labor, and the unequal distribution of benefits and burdens within the food system.

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

09:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Carole Biewener Wlst 0 No 3.00 Main Campus

ECON 247 - Environmental Economics

Analyzes environmental problems and policies, with emphasis on the difficulties of measuring environmental costs and benefits. Considers pricing incentives vs. direct control approaches to regulating water pollution, air pollution, atmospheric change and acid rain, and the disposal of solid and hazardous wastes.

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
Zinnia Mukherjee Open 11 No 4.00 Main Campus

ECON 350 - Independent Study

Consent of department 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 Zinnia Mukherjee Open 14 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

ECON 370 - Internship

Consent of instructor required. Provides students with opportunities for workplace experience and supervised research projects that incorporate economic analysis.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Carole Biewener Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

ECON 393 - Econometrics

Introduces the quantitative measurement and analysis of actual economic phenomena using regression analysis. Uses regression techniques to describe economic relationships, to test hypotheses about economic relationships, and to forecast future economic activity. Constructs and tests economic models using a computer statistical package.

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
Niloufer Sohrabji Open 8 No 4.00 Main Campus

Education

EDUC 156 - Schools in an Era of Change

Engages students in a range of issues and ideas that are part of the American educational scene, including schools as social organizations, special education, the role of technology in teaching, standardized testing, the philosophy and history of education, and the search for instructional excellence and equity in education. Requires fieldwork and computer use.

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-
04:30PM
N/A
TBA Open 23 No 4.00 Main Campus

EDUC 350 - Independent Study

Consent of 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 Janet L. Chumley Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

EDUC 388 - Fieldwork in Education

Consent of department required. Limited enrollment. Two full days a week of clinical experience in a private or public school classroom.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Janet L. Chumley Open 19 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

English

ENGL 105 - Creative Writing: Non-Fiction

Designed for students with a solid base of writing skill who wish to grow further as writers. Teaches writing of non-fiction that a non-captive audience would willingly read. Focuses primarily on the personal narrative.

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
Richard Wollman Open 7 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 107 - Creative Writing: Fiction

Introduces the discipline of writing the short story. Reading of some classic and contemporary short fiction, and discussion of student drafts in a supportive workshop setting.

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

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

ENGL 111 - Greek Mythology and Religion

Examines myths about the principle gods, goddesses, and heroes of ancient Greece, and the influence of Greek mythology on later literature, language, and the visual arts. Includes readings from Homer, Hesiod, Sappho, Ovid, and Greek dramatists.

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
Richard Wollman Open 8 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 124 - Narrative & Medicine

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

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Lydia Fash Open 8 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 155 - Literature & Lies

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

09:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Lydia Fash Wlst 0 No 3.00 Main Campus

ENGL 179 - Human Rights and Global Literature

Studies texts of law, literature, and cinema arising out of acts of genocide and political violence in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Provides students with a basis for understanding, through literary analysis, the social, cultural, and legal histories that resulted in specific human rights violations.

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

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

ENGL 193 - Gender and Power in Literature

Explores the writings and cultural contexts of literature by and about women from the 19th century to the present. Features novels, short stories, speeches, poems, and plays. Selected topics may include: education, friendship, sexuality, the marriage plot, labor, and protest and politics.

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

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Fiona Maurissette Clsd 6 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 195 - Art of Film

Serves as an introduction to film analysis by teaching the basics of mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing, and sound as well as fundamental principles of film narrative, style, genre, and theory. Films chosen from a number of different historical periods and national contexts, including classical Hollywood cinema.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/04/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday, Friday

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

ENGL 199 - Approaches to Literature

An introduction to the English major, 199 provides a grounding in the skills and questions basic to the study of literature: how to trace an image, how a novelist constructs a character, what a poet is doing with meter and rhyme, and how to make comparisons between different texts. Required for all English majors.

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

06:00PM-
07:20PM
N/A
Audrey Golden Open 12 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 210 - Creative Writing; Theory and Practice

This course will examine an array of influential writings by poets on the art and theory of poetry and consider how their ideas and arguments have shaped many of our fundamental conceptions of what poetry is and how it works. The objective of the course is to provide students with a working knowledge of the origins of poetic theory and doctrine (poetics) and an understanding of how diverse poets have attempted to define and set standards for their art. As we read and discuss a wide variety of texts (poetry and prose), we will work to assemble a series of questions and theories from poets and philosophers who respond to each other in an attempt to make sense of poetic art. We will ask ourselves how a poem itself can be a statement of poetics. We will look into how various issues and values associated with poetry have changed as culture and media has changed. We will also explore theories of the imagination itself as a way of understanding how poetry seeks to define it.

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

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Richard Wollman Open 10 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 235 - Identity and Race in American Literature

Focuses upon the works of major American writers and defines and analyzes how the sentiments and attitudes of the Romantic and Realist periods become intertwined with race in the literary process of imagining and representing American identity. Authors include Stephen Crane, James Fenimore Cooper, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Jacob Riis, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Mark Twain.

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
Sheldon George Open 2 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 308 - Global Novel

Studies the novels of such writers as Joseph Conrad, Nadine Gordimer, Tayeb Salih, Chinua Achebe, Buchi Emecheta, Jamaica Kincaid, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Jean Rhys, Salman Rushdie, and Zadie Smith in the context of contemporary post-colonial theory.

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
Audrey Golden Open 9 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 350 - Independent Study

Consent of 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 Audrey Golden Open 24 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 508 - Global Novel

Studies the novels of such writers as Joseph Conrad, Jean Rhys, V.S. Naipul, Nadine Gordimer, Tayeb Salih, Chinua Achebe, Buchi Emecheta, Jamaica Kincaid, and Anita Desai in the context of contemporary post-colonial theory.

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
Audrey Golden Open 17 No 4.00 Main Campus

Exercise Science

EXSC 100 - Introduction to Exercise Science

Introduces the discipline of Exercise Science, including scientific foundations of the exercise science subdisciplines, professionalism, ethics, certification, licensure, employment opportunities.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/02/2020 -
10/19/2020
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

12:00PM-
12:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 31 No 2.00 Main Campus

EXSC 110 - Form and Function in Resistance Exercise

Teaches students how to train each muscle group with both free weights and machines, how to take individuals through a 1 repetition max (RM) in various exercises, and how to assign reps and sets of exercises for specific training goals.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2020 -
10/15/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Joel Lombard Open 4 No 2.00 Main Campus
02 10/22/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Joel Lombard Open 9 No 2.00 Main Campus
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