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.

Spring 2019 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 10/20/2018 08:20AM

Arts Administration

AADM 236M - New York City Arts Administration Institute

Travel course. Offers an in-depth introduction to all facets of the New York art world. Includes site visits and meetings with leading professionals at museums, theaters, dance companies, art galleries, conservation labs, and more. Examines the history, structure, tensions, and biases of the New York art world in an accompanying classroom seminar.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Heather Hole Open 15 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

AADM 390 - Seminar: Arts in the Community

Capstone of the Arts Administration major. Pairs a four-credit advanced seminar with a four-credit external internship. Examines the theory and practice of arts administration through academic readings, class discussion, and real-world, semester-long projects. Develops concrete professional skills including curation, event management and marketing, arts-related writing for the general public, and grant writing.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Heather Hole Open 30 No 8.00 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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/08/2019
Monday, Wednesday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Charlene P. Spiceland Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

ACCT 201 - Intermediate Accounting II

This is a course in financial accounting (reporting). As the second of a two-course Intermediate Accounting sequence, it examines investments; current and long-term liabilities; leases; pensions; shareholders' equity; stock-based compensation; earnings per share; and the statement of cash flows.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/08/2019
Monday, Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Charlene P. Spiceland Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

ACCT 325 - Accounting and Business Ethics

This course incorporates a behavioral perspective into ethical decision-making that encourages students to identify with their values and learn how to voice them in the workplace when conflicts arise and ethical dilemmas exist. We build on traditional philosophical reasoning methods by converting ethical intent into ethical action. Students will use the 'Giving Voice to Values' (GVV) approach to provide a framework for ethical reasoning. In addition, knowledge of professional values and ethical standards as well as understanding the attributes for exercising professional skepticism are also encompassed.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

06:00PM-
07:20PM
N/A
Charlene P. Spiceland Open 25 No 2.00 Main Campus

ACCT 370 - Accounting Internship I

Provides supervised 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
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Charlene P. Spiceland Open 25 Yes 4.00 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
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Charlene P. Spiceland Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

ACCT 396 - Accounting Capstone

Capstone course for majors in Accounting. Consent of the instructor required.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Charlene P. Spiceland Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

Art

ART 111 - Draw What You See

Introduces basic pictorial concepts and techniques while investigating or interpreting sources such as portraits, landscapes, still life, and interior and architectural space. Uses slides, critique, and homework assignments to expand on skills developed in class and provide insight into the cultural and historical context in which stylistic development takes place. Requires no previous studio experience.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
Monday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Michael Zachary Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Frances Hamilton Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 112 - Introduction to Studio Art - Color

Investigates the role of color in perception and in pictorial structure through studio work in painting and mixed media. Uses slides to depict works of art from different periods and cultures and considers the relation between the cultural and historical situation of the artistic and stylistic development. Requires no previous experience.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Michael Zachary Open 12 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
Thursday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Guhapriya Ranganathan Open 12 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 117 - Printmaking

Presents a variety of basic printmaking processes including wood block, calligraphy, drypoint etching, stenciling, embossing, and monotypes. These techniques will be used to explore the transformation of drawings, designs, and ideas into prints.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Helen Anna Popinchalk Open 12 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 will learn to create artful photographs, and acquire the skills and craft of using a 35mm camera, developing black and white film, and making prints in the darkroom.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
Friday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Jaclyn R. Kain Open 12 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 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 10 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 10 No 0.00 Main Campus
03 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 10 No 0.00 Main Campus

ART 139 - Color Photography CSI

Teaches the art and craft of contemporary color photography with emphasis on using the medium as a means of personal expression. Hands-on demonstrations demystify how manual and digital cameras work, Students learn effective Photoshop and Camera Raw techniques to produce color prints with impact.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/08/2019
Wednesday

05:00PM-
07:50PM
N/A
Edith Bresler Open 12 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Edith Bresler Open 12 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 139L - CSI Digital Lab

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 8 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
05/07/2019
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 8 No 0.00 Main Campus
03 01/22/2019 -
05/07/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 8 No 0.00 Main Campus
04 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 8 No 0.00 Main Campus
05 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 8 No 0.00 Main Campus

ART 142 - Introduction to Art History: Baroque to the 20th Century

Introduces paintings, sculpture, and architecture from Europe and the United States made between 1600 and the present. Explores the careers of key artists and interprets objects from this period, considering such issues as obstacles and opportunities for women artists at various periods, changing views on what art should accomplish in society, and the development of unconventional approaches to art during this century. Uses the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Gardner Museum to study the work of such important artists as Rembrandt, Goya, Cassatt, Monet, O'Keeffe, Warhol, and others.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
Monday, Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Kimberlee Cloutier-Blazzard Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 205 - Thinking Through Art

Examines the Visual Thinking Strategies teaching method, in which open-ended group discussions of visual art help learners of all ages to develop critical thinking skills. Students will explore the theory and research underpinnings, practice facilitating discussion, study assessment strategies and consider applications of VTS in both classrooms and art museums. Guest speakers and visits to the Gardner Museum and Museum of Fine Arts are included in the work for this course. No experience in art or art history is necessary.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Sara Egan Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 222 - Collage & Mixed Media

Explores a variety of forms of representation that have had currency from the 1950s to the present with an emphasis on collage and mixed media. Students work with both traditional (ex: paint, drawing media) and non-traditional materials (ex: recycled and found materials), emphasizing experimentation. Processes may include photomontage, collage, assemblage, transfer techniques and appropriation. Color, composition and other formal issues are related to individual concerns and pictorial structure.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Helen Anna Popinchalk Open 12 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 256 - Approches in Contemporary Photography

What exactly is a photograph? Is it light? Is it chemistry? Is it a moment of truth? Contemporary photographers use diverse strategies to challenge and question each aspect of the me-dium. Students explore a range of methods and styles from staged narratives to appropriation and conceptual ideas. Vis-iting artists and field trips to Boston's leading gallery and mu-seums complement classroom discussions. 35mm and DSLR cameras available.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Edith Bresler Open 12 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 263 - Buddhist World Art

Offers an overview of Buddhist art (sculpture, aa Asia through its spread to Southeast Asia, Central Asia, and East Asia. The class is woven together by two thematic threads: the development of the Buddha image from its aniconic beginnings through its many figurative iterations and the evolution of Buddhist religious thought as it travels, adapts and takes root in each new place. The course includes visits to the MFA-Boston.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/08/2019
Monday, Wednesday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Kimberlee Cloutier-Blazzard Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 347 - Art of the Gardner Museum

Examines the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in depth: the woman responsible for its existence, the cultural contexts in which it was formed around the turn of the century, and those in which it exists today. Through readings and course meetings at the museum, this upper-level seminar explores the organization of the Gardner, special exhibitions, the roles of various departments, and the challenges of being an idiosyncratic museum in 21st-century America.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Margaret A. Hanni Open 10 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 350 - Independent Study

Consent of instructor required.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A

N/A
N/A
TBA Open 10 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

ART 370 - Internship

Consent of instructor required. 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
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 10 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

ART 380 - The Creative Economy

This course will serve majors in art (history or studio) and music. The course will focus on contemporary issues in the cultural community of the 21st century and will include attendance at concerts, lectures, events and/or exhibitions in Boston. Students will participate in career-related projects to augment their preparation for their next professional steps. And will become versed in the challenges and opportunities of today's creative economy. Topics may include diversity and equity in programming, curating and hiring, creative audience development, advocacy for the arts, as well as more philosophical issues such as the utility of arts organizations to society, the role of the humanities in civil discourse and civic engagement. Students will each complete a major project or paper on a topic in their major.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/08/2019
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Margaret A. Hanni Open 10 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 547 - Art of the Gardner

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Margaret A. Hanni Open 10 Yes 3.00 Main Campus

Africana Studies

AST 336 - Black Narratives of Oppression, Resistance & Resiliency

Using Black narratives as data, students will examine how Black people have experienced, interpreted, and resisted racial oppression in the United States. Attention will be given to variables (individuals, institutional and cultural formations) that have contributed to the development of resiliency in a people. We will also consider the ways in which racial oppression leaves its mark on members of oppressed and oppressor classes. In discussing the narratives, we will draw on scholarship from the fields of history, anthropology, sociology, and social psychology.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Theresa Perry Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

AST 388 - Black Popular Culture & the Education of Black Youth

Students explore black popular culture produced and consumed by Black youth, examining how these works draw on African American historical, cultural, and linguistic practices. Can Black popular culture be resistant, subversive, and contribute to social change? Can these works critically inform the education of Black youth? Course materials draws on scholarship from the fields of education, sociology, African American studies, media studies, and linguistics.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Theresa Perry Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus
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