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: 10/21/2019 10:20AM

Gender Cultural Studies

GCS 400 - Virtual Orientation

This required orientation course introduces all graduate students in the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities to the full range of academic, administrative, and social expectations for students, and the environment in which they must meet those expectations. This course describes program requirements; university, college, and program policy; and offers information about the full range of resources available to the students in support of their program. It also offers basic tutorial and instruction related to the use of Moodle (our learning management system), library resources, and other key tools used to support student learning.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL 09/03/2019 -
12/13/2019
N/A N/A N/A Leonard, Suzanne Open 45 No 0.00 Online Class

GCS 403 - Gender/Cultural Studies: Theory Into Practice

Studies contemporary theories of gender, race, indigeneity, class, ability, and sexuality, with a focus on theorists whose works have practical applicability. Specific topics are likely to include: critical feminist theories, queer theory, race studies, settler colonialism, neoliberalism, fat activism, post-feminism, trans formations, and feminist legal theory. The course will stress understandings of the practical applications of theoretical innovations in these areas.

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
MCB
C302
Leonard, Suzanne Open 10 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

GCS 450 - Independent Study

Offers an opportunity to complete research, internship, or fieldwork projects related to the GCS program. Requires consent of a supervising faculty member; approval of the program director; and a brief proposal outlining the focus, purpose, and projected outcome, to be submitted to the program director during the semester prior to registration.

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 Leonard, Suzanne Open 25 Yes 2.00 Main Campus

GCS 455 - Thesis

Involves a year-long independent research and writing project culminating in a paper of approximately 60-80 pages under the supervision of one reader with expertise in the subject area. Requires permission from the GCS director and advisory board and a proposal approved during the semester before the course is taken.

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 Leonard, Suzanne Open 24 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

GCS 455A - Thesis Extension

Involves a year-long independent research and writing project culminating in a paper of approximately 60 to 80 pages under the supervision of one reader with expertise in the subject area. Requires permission from the GCS director and advisory board and a proposal approved during the semester before the course is taken.

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 Leonard, Suzanne Open 5 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

GCS 460 - Project

Involves a research and writing project culminating in a paper of substantial length (30-40 pages) that may include an exhibit, film, media presentation, etc. Entails integration of materials relevant to the students specialization. Requires a proposal approved during the semester before the course is taken.

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 Jo Trigilio Open 23 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

GCS 460A - Master's Project Extension

Consent of the program director. Involves a research and writing project culminating in a paper of substantial length (30 to 40 pages) that may include an exhibit, film, media presentation, etc. entails integration of materials relevant to the student's specialization. Requires a proposal approved during the semester before the course is taken.

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 Leonard, Suzanne Open 25 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

GCS 465G - Graduate Consortium of Women's Studies: Understanding Pornography and Obscura

This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of ways of feminist thinking, knowing, listening, and speaking in the interest of producing scholarship that instigates change. Together we will grapple with feminist approaches, theories, and epistemologies that form the intellectual bases necessary to conduct feminist research both within and across the disciplines.

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

03:30PM-
06:30PM
N/A
Leonard, Suzanne Open 21 Yes 4.00 Off Site

GCS 466G - Graduate Consortium of Women's Studies

This course examines the intersecting transformations in the meanings and possibilities of kinship and family life. We will explore crucial interactions between economic and political structures and changing notions of gender, sexuality, caregiving, work patterns, and relationships between family members. Taking an intersectional approach, we will examine families over time and across groups, considering how gender, race/ethnicity, class, and sexuality shape their dynamics.

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

09:00AM-
12:00PM
N/A
Leonard, Suzanne Open 24 Yes 4.00 Off Site

GCS 470 - Internship

Offers students a work experience of five to ten hours per week under the direction of a workplace supervisor and a Simmons advisor. Serves as a source of information for inquiry and research. Culminates in a final paper of 20-30 pages that studies and analyzes an aspect of the work experience or site (e.g., an institutional ethnography). Requires a proposal approved during the semester prior to the internship.

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 Leonard, Suzanne Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

GCS 480 - Gender/Cultural Fieldwork

Offers an opportunity to conduct field research for five to ten hours per week under the direction of a Simmons advisor. Involves gathering empirical information for a study of approximately 20-30 pages. Requires a proposal approved during the semester prior to the fieldwork and may require approval from the institutional review board for research involving human subjects.

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 Leonard, Suzanne Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

Grad General Educ

GEDUC 400 - Pre-Practicum Seminar

Accompanies GEDUC 488. Addresses topics and issues that align with students classrom experiences. Covers topics including the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks; development of lesson plans; development of curriculum and curriculum units, classroom organization, routines, and procedures; classroom management, behavior and discipline; formal and informal assessment; issues around grading, record keeping, communication, and conferences with parents; developing professional portfolios, school culture, and teaching strategies; modifying and adapting curriculum; and techniques for children with special needs.

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

04:30PM-
07:20PM
MCB
W205
Kristin Nelson Open 19 No 4.00 Main Campus
05 09/09/2019 -
12/09/2019
Monday

04:30PM-
07:20PM
MCB
W205
Kristin Nelson Open 19 No 4.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 401 - Seminar in Teaching and Learning At the Elementary Level

Develops integrated curriculum units and explores different models of curriculum design, lesson plans, and interdisciplinary teaching; teaches strategies to modify curriculum to accommodate different developmental levels and learning styles; and addresses issues of classroom management and parent communication. Develops appropriate assessment and evaluation procedures, measuring student progress. Requires practicum placement.

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

04:30PM-
07:20PM
MCB
W205
Kristin Nelson Open 12 No 4.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 450 - Independent Study

For graduate students only.

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 Kristin Nelson Open 4 Yes 2.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 460 - Teaching Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom

Examines a variety of teaching strategies applicable to students in heterogeneous classrooms: techniques to individualize instruction and promote mastery learning; development of cooperative learning strategies; and consideration of specific classroom and behavior management procedures. Requires fieldwork.

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

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
W205
Kristin Nelson Open 6 No 4.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 464 - Reading & Language Arts for the Elementary Classroom

Considers methods of assessment and instruction in creating comprehensive literacy programs with reference to the ELA Frameworks throughout; decoding strategies including phonemic awareness and phonics skills; comprehension strategies; guided reading; literature circles; the writing process; and the integration of children's literature and poetry. Requires two mornings a week of fieldwork if taken concurrently with GEDUC 467.

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
MCB
W201
Kristin Nelson Open 6 No 4.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 467 - Math for the Elementary Classroom

Considers basic topics of elementary mathematics from contemporary viewpoints to reinforce mathematics learning. Examines varying pupil responses and techniques of instruction and construction of curriculum units. Requires field experience in an inclusive classroom. Includes two mornings a week of fieldwork if taken concurrently with GEDUC 464.

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

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
W205
Katy McGraw Open 13 No 4.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 478 - Mathematics Curriculum At the High Schoo l or Middle School Level

Explores contemporary issues and problems in middle and high school level mathematics teaching, including curriculum projects and materials and their origins, rationales, and uses. Emphasizes the teacher's role as a generator of knowledge and curriculum and the formulator of instruction. Includes appropriate field experience.

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 Betty Davis Open 19 No 4.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 480 - Practicum: Elementary Education (1-6)

Assigns supervised teaching responsibilities in an inclusive classroom at the first-grade to sixth-grade level. Involves demonstrating effective classroom management procedures, implementing daily class lessons, developing long-range curriculum materials, and demonstrating effectiveness in serving students who are below the expected classroom instructional level. Requires documentation of a minimum of 135 hours of direct instructional time.

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 Kristin Nelson Open 12 No 4.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 488 - Pre-Practicum

Requires students to observe, assist, and teach in a 1-12 classroom under the supervision of a professionally licensed supervising practitioner at the field and level of the license sought. Offers an opportunity to develop and teach lesson plans and a mini-curriculum unit, provide service to one student requiring modification in his/her educational program, and demonstrate effective classroom management skills.

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 Kristin Nelson Open 19 No 4.00 Main Campus
03 09/03/2019 -
12/13/2019
N/A N/A N/A Kristin Nelson Open 19 No 4.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 529 - Race, Culture, Identity, and Achievement

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
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
LEF
L004
Theresa Perry Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus
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