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 05:20AM

History

HIST 101 - World History II

From an explicitly multicultural and interdisciplinary perspective, the course examines a variety of civilizations since the time of the Columbian exchange, with a particular focus on the rise of the West to world dominance. Evaluating many cultures and societies that have experienced colonialism and post-colonialism, a variety of different sources will be used including literature, film and primary documents. Trips will be arranged to different sites around Boston to better understand subjects such as the environmental change, cross-cultural contact and western hegemony, and independent projects will be developed by students to enhance their research skills.

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
Frances P. Sullivan Wlst 1 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 128 - Modern European History 1789-1989

Examines the development of Europe from the French Revolution to the colonial struggles and political uprisings of the 1960s. Focuses on the impact of democratic revolution, industrialization, imperialism, fascism, the Holocaust, and the Cold War. Sources include art, film, autobiographies, and other primary documents.

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
Leonard, Sarah Open 11 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 140 - Early American History

Surveys the diverse experiences of colonial settlers, the development of a distinctly American culture, the American Revolution, the creation of an American republic and constitution, the rise of parties, early industrialism, slavery and the cotton economy, westward expansion, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

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
Jessica Parr Open 14 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 205 - Global Environmental History

Examines the ways in which humans have perceived, interacted with, and shaped the non-human environment. Looks at the influence of different cultural perspectives in establishing environmental practices. Areas of inquiry include the impact of agriculture and the effects of European colonialism on different habitats.

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
Stephen Ortega Open 7 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 206 - Rise of Modern China

Provides a brief review of traditional Chinese civilization before 1800. Studies imperialist activities and China's struggle to transform itself to a modern nation. Examines closely the clashes between Confucianism and modernity, nationalism and communism, and democracy and authoritarianism.

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
Zhigang Liu Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 210 - African American Experience

Begins with the arrival of Africans in bondage in Virginia in 1619. Studies original materials, significant historical writings, film, and literary works to consider slavery, blacks in the American Revolution, the abolitionist movement, blacks in the Civil War, and efforts to create a new postslavery society in the South. It continues with migration and urbanization, the world wars, the Harlem Renaissance, African Americans in the Great Depression, postwar movements including Civil Rights,Black Power, and present-day battles for freedom and justice.

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
TBA Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 211 - Medicine and the African American Experience

This course provides an overview of the experiences of African Americans with medicine. Beginning with the eighteenth century, this course will cover the ways the medical community viewed African Americans, and how medical science contributed to modern concepts of race. We will discuss the experimentation on African-American women by during the early years of gynecology, as well as eugenics. The course will conclude with the 21st century, including controversies over racial difference in treating pain. This course is only offered as part of a Learning Community, and must be taking concurrently with AST-211.

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
Jessica Parr Wlst 0 No 3.00 Main Campus

HIST 215 - Women and Gender in U.S. History Before 1890

Explores American women's diverse experiences from pre-Columbian times to 1890, as they re-envisioned their place within families and communities, entered wage work, and struggled for rights. Emphasizes women's self-representation in writing and the visual arts, as well as gender's intersections with racial, class, ethnic, sexual, regional, religious, and other identities.

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
Laura Prieto Open 11 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 360 - Seminar in the History of Women and Gender 1790-1920

Consent of department required. Enrollment normally open only to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Offers advanced studies in the history of women's experience and the construction of gender. Each semester, draws upon one of a series of revolving themes, including gender and consumer culture; women and education; gender and war; women, work and professionalization; and the suffrage movement.

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
Laura Prieto Clsd 17 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 361 - Seminar in Latin American History

Consent of department required. Enrollment normally open only to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Concentrates on forms of contact between people in different parts of the world. Examines how encounters across borders inform, affect, and relate to issues such as trade, the environment, conflict, notions of other, gender perceptions, and colonialism.

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
Frances P. Sullivan Open 17 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 374 - Modern U.S. History: Digital Humanities

Consent of department required. Enrollment normally open only to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Topics vary each year. Focuses on the cultural, social, and political history of the U.S. after 1890.

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-
09:50PM
N/A
Zhigang Liu Open 18 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 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 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Stephen Ortega Open 50 No 0.00 Online Class

HIST 450 - Independent Study

An individual program of reading, research, and writing on an approved topic, under the supervision of a member of the department. Topic and assignments are to be determined by the faculty member and student.

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 Leonard, Sarah Open 9 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 455A - History Thesis

Involves independent research based on archival primary sources culminating in a paper of approximately 60 to 80 pages under the supervision of two historians with expertise in the subject area. Requires consent from the history archives management director and a proposal approved during the semester before the course is taken. See program director for guidelines and due dates to submit proposals.

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

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Leonard, Sarah Clsd 0 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 455B - Thesis Extension #1

Involves independent research based on archival primary sources culminating in a paper of approximately 60 to 80 pages under the supervision of two historians with expertise in the subject area.

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 Leonard, Sarah Open 4 Yes 0.00 Main Campus
02 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Stephen Berry Open 4 Yes 0.00 Main Campus
03 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Jessica Parr Open 5 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

HIST 455C - Thesis Extension #2

Involves independent research based on archival primary sources culminating in a paper of approximately 60 to 80 pages under the supervision of two historians with expertise in the subject area.

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 Leonard, Sarah Open 3 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

HIST 527 - Archives, History, and Collective Memory

Explores the relationship among historical events, the creation and maintenance of archival records, and the construction of social memory. Analyzes the role of archives in the process of memory conservation, the display of public history, the writing of history, and the construction of political and national identities. Focuses on 20th century events, considering such historical and archival issues as repatriation, record preservation, the use of misuse of archives to shape political myths, and the use of documents to influence a shared historical consciousness.

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
TBA Wlst 9 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 560 - Seminar in the History of Women and Gender: 1790-1920.

Offers advanced studies in the history of women's experience and the construction of gender. Draws upon one of a series of revolving themes, including gender and consumer culture; women and education; gender and war; women, work and professionalization; and the suffrage movement.

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
Laura Prieto Wlst 1 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 561 - Seminar in Latin American History

Concentrates on forms of contact between people in different parts of the world. Examines how encounters across borders inform, affect, and relate to issues such as trade, the environment, conflict, notions of other, gender perceptions, and colonialism.

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
Frances P. Sullivan Open 11 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 574 - Modern US History: Digital Humanities

Topics vary each year. Focuses on the cultural, social, and political history of the U.S. after 1890. Please contact the History Department about this semester's specific topic.

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
Zhigang Liu Open 9 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 597 - Historical Methods

Studies history as an interpretive craft and explores various methods and models for researching, analyzing, and writing history in both academic and popular forms, from essays to public exhibits, monographs to films.

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
Stephen Ortega Open 11 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 09/03/2020 -
12/10/2020
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Stephen Ortega Open 14 No 4.00 Main Campus

Honors Courses

HON 290 - Leading Others/Leading Ourselves

Membership in honors program required. This course introduces honors students to their role in the global community. Through discussions and workshops concerning intercultural knowledge, global humility, and global education, students will see themselves as members of a world community and be able to enhance their educational program through global experiences.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Diane Grossman Open 47 No 0.00 Main Campus

HON 395 - Honors Capstone Project

Membership in honors program required.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Diane Grossman Open 77 No 0.00 Main Campus

CAGS Health Professions Educ

HPED 521 - Learning Theory and Practice

This course provides an overview of the major research and theories related to how adults learn. Students read and discuss key concepts in this area, relating the ideas to their specific health professions education areas of focus. Students design and facilitate an online lesson and a creative professional project that provides them with experience teaching online and creating resources for future use. This course models several key principles of adult learning, including relevancy, connecting to prior learning, Universal Design, integrating choice, reflection, and project-based learning.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Jennifer Herman Open 18 No 3.00 Online Class

HPED 541 - Education Application and Immersion Experience

This course provides students the opportunity to put into practice the theories, concepts, principles, and research explored in previous courses in the HPED or CAGS program. Synthesis and integration of theory and practice are the focus of this experience. This blended course will operate in three areas: (1) a practicum, which takes place at a location of the student's choosing and involves about 100 hours of immersion in an educational experience consistent with the student's career goals; (2) an online community of practice, which will involve discussion posting; and (3) three in-person meetings during the semester. For students at a distance, participation may occur via GoToMeeting.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Judith Cullinane Open 20 No 3.00 Online Class

Humanities

HUM 370 - Humanities Internship

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

02:00PM-
03:20PM
N/A
Lydia Fash Open 17 Yes 4.00 Main Campus
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