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: 01/18/2019 03:20PM

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.

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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Heather Hole Open 6 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

AADM 236T - New York City Arts Administration Institute Costs

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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 11 Yes 0.00 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.

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01 01/23/2019 -
05/08/2019
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
MCB
C415
Heather Hole Open 21 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.

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01 01/23/2019 -
05/08/2019
Monday, Wednesday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
SOMC
M105
Charlene P. Spiceland Open 7 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.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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01 01/23/2019 -
05/08/2019
Monday, Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
SOMC
M105
Charlene P. Spiceland Open 14 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.

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01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

06:00PM-
07:20PM
SOMC
M101
Charlene P. Spiceland Open 9 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.

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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Charlene P. Spiceland Open 21 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.

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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Charlene P. Spiceland Open 22 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

ACCT 396 - Accounting Capstone

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

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
SOMC
M104
Charlene P. Spiceland Open 20 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

Art

ART 100 - Objects & Ideas: A Museum History of Art

Introduces the history of art based on the worldclass museum collections in the Boston area. Introduces Ancient Egyptian, Asian, Islamic, Native and South American art, as well as European art. Includes class discussion and weekly field trips to museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Counts towards the art minor.

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01 01/23/2019 -
05/08/2019
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
MCB
C403
Margaret A. Hanni Open 10 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 111 - Draw What You See

Drawing requires developing awareness of how and what you see - perceptually, personally and culturally. In this introductory course, students develop formal/technical skills, learn to use various wet and dry media and drawing processes, and stretch the imagination while exploring the complexity of vision.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
MCB
C412
Michael Zachary Open 1 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
MCB
C412
Frances Hamilton Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 112 - Color Studio

This introductory studio course immerses you in the evocative and complex world of color and its applications in art, design and culture. Students learn color theory and develop technical, perceptual and conceptual skills through hands-on weekly assignments, both formal and experimental. Working in paint and mixed media, you will explore the interdependent relationship between color and issues of visual communication.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
C415
Michael Zachary Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
MCB
C403
Guhapriya Ranganathan Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 117 - Printmaking

Presents a variety of basic printmaking processes including wood block, dry-point etching, stenciling, embossing, monotype, and digital lithography. These techniques will be used to explore the transformation of drawings, designs, and ideas into prints.

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01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
C404
Helen Anna Popinchalk Wcls 0 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 learn to create artful photographs while acquiring the skills and craft of using a 35mm camera, developing black and white film and making gelatin silver prints in the darkroom. 35mm cameras available for students.

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01 01/25/2019 -
05/03/2019
Friday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
MCB
C415
Jaclyn R. Kain Wcls 1 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 138L - Photography Lab

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01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
LEF
L310
TBA Open 4 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
05/07/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
LEF
L310
TBA Open 6 No 0.00 Main Campus
03 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
LEF
L310
TBA Open 9 No 0.00 Main Campus

ART 139 - Color Photography CSI

Clear-eyed observation with a camera is similar to a detective solving a mystery. Students improve their photography with assignments that stretch both visual and critical thinking skills. Students engage with their unique style and vision by learning to manually operate a digital camera (DSLR) and apply Camera Raw and Photoshop to produce dynamic color prints. DSLR cameras available for students' use.

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Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/08/2019
Wednesday

05:00PM-
07:50PM
LEF
L003
Edith Bresler Wcls 2 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
LEF
L003
Edith Bresler Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 139L - CSI Digital Lab

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
LEF
L003
TBA Open 6 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
05/07/2019
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
LEF
L003
TBA Wcls 2 No 0.00 Main Campus
03 01/22/2019 -
05/07/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
LEF
L003
TBA Open 8 No 0.00 Main Campus
04 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
LEF
L003
TBA Wcls 0 No 0.00 Main Campus
05 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
LEF
L003
TBA Open 3 No 0.00 Main Campus

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

Introduces painting, 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, Leyster, Vigee-Lebrun, Cassatt, Monet, O'Keeffe and others.

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01 01/23/2019 -
05/08/2019
Monday, Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
MCB
C106
Kimberlee Cloutier-Blazzard Open 5 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 205 - Thinking Through Art

Examines the Visual Thinking Strategies museum teaching method, in which close observation and group discussions of visual art help learners of all ages to develop critical thinking skills. Students will explore the theory and practice of VTS, learn to facilitate discussion and consider applications of VTS in classrooms, medical settings and art museums. Guest speakers and visits to the Gardner Museum and Museum of Fine Arts are included in the work for this course.

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Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/08/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
C416
Sara Egan Open 2 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 222 - Mixed Media Painting

Recycle and transform your raw materials into art! This course explores a variety of forms of representation from the 1950s to the present, focusing on painting, mixed media and collage. Students work with traditional (ex: paint, drawing media) and non-traditional materials (ex: recycled and found materials) emphasizing experimentation, culminating in an independent body of work.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
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01 01/22/2019 -
05/07/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
C412
Helen Anna Popinchalk Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 256 - Approaches 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 medium. Students explore a range of methods and styles from staged narratives to appropriation and conceptual ideas. Visiting artists and field trips to Boston's leading gallery and museums complement classroom discussions. 35mm and DSLR cameras available.

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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
MCB
C415
Edith Bresler Wcls 0 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.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
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01 01/23/2019 -
05/08/2019
Monday, Wednesday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
MCB
C416
Kimberlee Cloutier-Blazzard Open 5 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.

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

12:00PM-
02:50PM
MCB
C416
Margaret A. Hanni Wcls 3 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

ART 350 - Independent Study

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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A

N/A
N/A
TBA Open 9 Yes 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Edith Bresler Open 1 Yes 4.00 Main Campus
03 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Helen Anna Popinchalk Open 1 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

ART 370 - Internship

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.

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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 10 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

ART 547 - Art of the Gardner

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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
MCB
C416
Margaret A. Hanni Wcls 5 Yes 3.00 Main Campus

American Sign Language

ASL 102 - American Sign Language II

Students will further develop their receptive and expressive ASL skills, fingerspelling, vocabulary building, and grammatical structure. The course also focuses on the creative use of facial expressions, body posture, and classifiers. In addition to language acquisition, ASL II introduces an examination of deaf culture.

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01 01/23/2019 -
05/08/2019
Monday, Wednesday

06:00PM-
07:20PM
MCB
W206
Katie McCarthy Open 5 Yes 4.00 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.

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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
MCB
E209
Theresa Perry Open 14 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.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/07/2019
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
MCB
C106
Theresa Perry Open 8 No 4.00 Main Campus

AST 536 - Narratives of Opp. Resis. & Re

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. Perry.

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
MCB
E209
Theresa Perry Open 17 No 4.00 Main Campus

AST 588 - Black Popular Culture & 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. Perry.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/07/2019
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
MCB
C106
Theresa Perry Open 17 No 4.00 Main Campus
Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 01/18/2019 03:20PM
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