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 2020 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 10/21/2019 11:20AM

Arts Administration

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 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Heather Hole Open 12 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 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Ray Pfeiffer 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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

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

ACCT 301 - Accounting Information Systems

The course prepares students to be effective users, evaluators, developers, and auditors of accounting information systems. At its core, the course focuses on internal controls. A key objectives is to develop the ability to evaluate information systems and to design control systems that mitigate risks associated with information systems.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

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

ACCT 308 - Auditing and Assurance

This course introduces selected topics pertaining to the objectives, theory and practices in engagements providing auditing and other assurance services. Topics include planning, conducting and reporting, with emphasis on the related professional ethics and standards. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the types of professional services, the related professional standards, and engagement methodology.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Ray Pfeiffer 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
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Ray Pfeiffer Open 25 No 2.00 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
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Charlene P. Spiceland Open 25 No 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.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

05:00PM-
07:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 15 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.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Michael Zachary Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Colleen M. Kiely Open 15 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.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Colleen M. Kiely Open 12 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

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

ART 119 - Sculpture

Introduces students to hands-on experience with the design and creation of small abstract and representational sculpture. Explores a broad range of natural and manufactured materials (such as found and neglected objects, cardboard, wire, and plaster) to create mobiles, wall hangings, reliefs, and freestanding sculptures.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

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

ART 121 - Artist's Books

Introduces creative bookmaking as a form of visual expression. Addresses the book as an art object. Students will be introduced to several ways of making books, unique construction, and basic hand-printing methods. Emphasizes thinking visually about content.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
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 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.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/17/2020 -
05/01/2020
Friday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Edie Bresler Open 12 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 138L - Photography Lab

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 10 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 10 No 0.00 Main Campus
03 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

02:00PM-
04:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 10 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.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

05:00PM-
07:50PM
N/A
Edie Bresler Open 12 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/17/2020 -
05/01/2020
Friday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 12 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 139L - CSI Digital Lab

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 8 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 8 No 0.00 Main Campus
03 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

02:00PM-
04:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 8 No 0.00 Main Campus
04 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 8 No 0.00 Main Campus
05 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
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 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.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Lana Sloutsky Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 212 - Modern Art in Mexico and the United States

Explores connections between Mexican and American modernists (including Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe, Diego Rivera, Marsden Hartley and Charles Alston) between 1900 and 1960. In addition to shared networks, patrons, and political movements, these artists also shared parallel ambitions to define homegrown visual styles and distinct national cultures. Fulfills elective in Art History major; fulfills elective in Arts Administration major.

Section Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
LC 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

12:00PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Heather Hole Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus

ART 220 - Photo Screen Printing

Introduces a variety of photo screen printing techniques and encourages translation of photographic imagery into expressive and personal statements. Designed for students without prior experience in photography or screen printing.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

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

ART 221 - About Face: Portraits Now

Contemporary portraiture includes a multitude of possibilities that go beyond the depiction of an individual to create a portrait of our lives, cultures and times. In this course, you will work with processes including drawing, painting, collage and mixed media and explore traditional, expressive and conceptual approaches to portraiture, including drawing and painting from live models.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Colleen M. Kiely Open 12 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 239 - Art of the Real: Documentary Photography

Engaging in honest, clear and provocative storytelling is a political act. In this class students unpack the many cultural, ideological and personal stories that are part of the changing documentary tradition. From citizen journalism to installation, contemporary challenges bring fresh perspectives to what is art and what is real. Students craft a final portfolio in color or B+W. 35mm and DSLR cameras available.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

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

ART 247 - Art, Women, and the Italian Renaissance

Asks the question, 'Was it a renaissance for women?' as it examines the experience of women in Italian Renaissance art and culture. Students will consider how women and men were educated in the arts, how artists were trained, what factors were essential to the success of women artists and patrons, and how women were represented in art of the period. The course makes frequent use of the collections at the Gardner Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

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

ART 249 - History of Photography

Surveys the history of photography, covering major developments from the 1830s to the present. Studies the medium in a broad cultural framework, with concentration on images and ideas and the cross-influence between photography and painting. Covers developments in art photography, documentary, and photojournalism.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 350 - Independent Study

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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 0 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.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 0 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

American Sign Language

ASL 102 - Elementary American Sign Language II

Further develops students' receptive and expressive ASL skills, fingerspelling, vocabulary building, and grammatical structure. Focuses on the creative use of facial expressions, body posture, and classifiers. Introduces an examination of deaf culture.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Katie McCarthy Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

Africana Studies

AST 232 - Race, Gender & Health

Examines the unique perspective of health care from the cultural lens appropriate to women of color. Historical, social, environmental, and political factors that contribute to racial and gender disparities in health care are analyzed. Students will develop cultural competency tools for more effective health care delivery.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

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

AST 264 - Geechee Gals and Gullah Nation: Keeping Traditions Alive in the Georgia Sea Islands

After six spring classes on campus, visit Gullah/Geechee communities in Georgia and South Caroline to study the unique African American culture-language, foodways, crafts, music, and religion-which is traceable to West Africa. Ten-day trip includes museums, presentations by local experts, and explorations of religious practices and musical traditions.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Janie V. Ward Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

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 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

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

AST 365 - Intimate Family Violence

Examines the scope and variety of violence in the family from an interdisciplinary perspective that includes: (a) a theoretical framework of economics, law, public policy, psychology, and sociology; (b) a cross-cultural understanding of family violence against girls and women; and (c) an exploration of the sociopolitical, legal, and cultural response to family violence. Discussion of the theories used to describe and research family violence that include: violence against women, children, intimate partners, and elderly family members.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Dawna Thomas 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
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

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