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

East Asian Studies

EAS 216 - Asian American Cinema

For over forty years, stories of Asian American experience have been told in films and documentaries containing recurring themes, such as identity politics, interracial marriage, sexuality, migration, and generational change. The course samples influential and enduringly poplar Asian American films made by famous directors such as Wayne Wang (The Joy Luck Club), Mira Nair (Mississippi Masala), and Ang Lee (The Wedding Banquet). Class discussion and written work will focus on thematic analysis and common cinematic conventions.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/04/2019 -
12/11/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Alister Inglis Open 12 No 4.00 Main Campus

EAS 349 - Directed Study

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
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01 09/03/2019 -
12/13/2019
N/A N/A N/A Alister Inglis Clsd 0 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

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

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Zinnia Mukherjee Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 09/03/2019 -
12/12/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
TBA Open 15 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 09/03/2019 -
12/12/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

03:00PM-
04:20PM
N/A
Niloufer Sohrabji Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 09/03/2019 -
12/12/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 20 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.

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

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Zinnia Mukherjee Open 8 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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2019 -
12/12/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Carole Biewener Open 12 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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2019 -
12/12/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Niloufer Sohrabji Open 6 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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
LC 09/04/2019 -
12/11/2019
Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:50PM
N/A
Carole Biewener Open 4 No 3.00 Main Campus

ECON 241 - Business Competition and Antitrust Policy

Analyzes the extent and nature of business competition among business firms in the United States. Particularly focuses on those cases where structure and conduct are purported to deviate significantly from conditions of perfect competition. Examines antitrust policy as a means of improving the performance of American industry.

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Zinnia Mukherjee Open 10 No 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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2019 -
12/12/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Niloufer Sohrabji Open 11 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 09/03/2019 -
12/10/2019
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

EDUC 350 - Independent Study

Consent of instructor required.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2019 -
12/13/2019
N/A N/A N/A Kristin Nelson Open 4 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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2019 -
12/10/2019
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Richard Wollman Open 11 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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2019 -
12/12/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Lowry Pei Wlst 0 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 110 - Introduction to Literature

Teaches the art and skill of reading fiction, poetry, and plays for pleasure and understanding. Designed for those who love to read but are not necessarily intending to major in literature. Includes seminar style discussions and frequent writing.

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Renee L. Bergland Open 8 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
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/04/2019 -
12/11/2019
Monday, Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Richard Wollman Open 9 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 126 - Magic, Fantasy, and the Origins of Literature

Studies topics including Milton, magic and fantasy in the Renaissance, and literary depictions of love in the 16th century.

Section Section
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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
Richard Wollman Open 11 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 161 - The Making of America

Studies American literature from its beginnings to the Civil War; from its pre-literature - recording the encounters among the Native Americans, English, Spanish, French, and Africans - to the first emergence of America's literature of diversity, exemplified by such writers as Douglass, Jacobs, Emerson, Fuller, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Dickinson, and Melville.

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

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Lydia Fash Open 2 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 166 - Piratical Stories

This course investigates the tropes of piratical literature in ballads, plays, short stories, and novels. As we move through the centuries, we consider sea encounters, buried treasure, war tactics, whaling, and slavery to illuminate why and how stories about these transgressors expose the fears and wishes of a U.S. readership.

Section Section
Dates
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
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
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2019 -
12/12/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Audrey Golden Open 8 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 193 - Women 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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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/04/2019 -
12/11/2019
Monday, Wednesday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Leonard, Suzanne Open 14 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 09/03/2019 -
12/12/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

03:00PM-
04:20PM
N/A
Audrey Golden Open 2 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 09/04/2019 -
12/11/2019
Monday, Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Lowry Pei Open 9 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 242 - Satire and Self-Consciousness in Eighteenth Century Literature

Examines the ways the poets, playwrights, journalists, and fiction writers of the period imitated, reworked, and finally rejected classical and Renaissance genres to forge new kinds of literary expression. Reading may include works by Aphra Behn, Dryden, Swift, Pope, Anne Finch, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Johnson, and Burney.

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

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Pamela S. Bromberg Open 13 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 307 - Jane Austen and Her Contemporaries

Intensive study of the novels of Jane Austen and her contemporaries, including Horace Walpole, Frances Burney, and Maria Edgeworth, with attention to historical, cultural, and biographical contexts.

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
Pamela S. Bromberg Open 4 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 09/03/2019 -
12/13/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 354 - Cliffhangers and Tears: Studies in Film Melodrama

Examines basic questions and definitions of film genre. Considers the study of genre from a theoretical perspective, and identifies distinguishing visual and narrative conventions for key genres such as comedy, film noir, musicals, and melodrama.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/06/2019 -
12/13/2019
Friday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Leonard, Suzanne Open 4 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 380 - Fieldwork

Consent of department required.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2019 -
12/13/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 507 - Jane Austen and Her Contemporaries

Studies the two major English women novelists of the 19th and 20th centuries in relation to their major works and current critical debates. Bromberg.

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

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Pamela S. Bromberg Open 14 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 554 - Studies in Film Genre

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/06/2019 -
12/13/2019
Friday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Leonard, Suzanne Open 17 No 4.00 Main Campus
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