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 10:20AM

Behavior Analysis

BEHV 415 - Introduction to Single Subject Research Designs

Introduces graduate students to the fundamentals of behavior-analytic research and measurement methods. Covers the theoretical foundations of empirical research, as well as the practical issues in conducting experimental research. The majority of the course is devoted to methods related to single-case research (i.e., data collection, logic, and experimental designs).

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

06:00PM-
09:30PM
N/A
TBA Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

BEHV 424 - Introduction to Behavior Analysis

Reviews the definition and characteristics of applied behavior analysis. Teaches the fundamental principles of behavior that provide the framework for instructional programming.

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

07:00PM-
09:30PM
N/A
Russell W. Maguire Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

BEHV 430 - Legal and Ethical Issues

Reviews legal and ethical responsibilities to learners with special needs and their families, focusing on ethical considerations such as the learner's dignity. familiarizes students with the legal and regulatory requirements of the state or agency providing services.

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

06:00PM-
09:30PM
N/A
Ronald Allen Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus
19 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

06:00PM-
09:30PM
N/A
TBA Open 20 No 4.00 RCS Learning Center

BEHV 434 - Methods for Changing Behavior II

Teaches instructional design and evidence-based educational practices in behavior analysis.

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

06:00PM-
09:30PM
N/A
Gretchen Allison Dittrich Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus
19 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
09:30PM
N/A
Gretchen Allison Dittrich Open 20 No 4.00 RCS Learning Center

BEHV 461 - Mentoring Supervision I

This course is an experimental learning opportunity that provides students with access to guided application of skills and knowledge in an applied setting. It fulfills the requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for completion of a supervised fieldwork under the category of Supervised Independent fieldwork.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Gretchen Allison Dittrich Open 20 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

BEHV 462 - Mentoring Supervision II

This course is an experimental learning opportunity that provides students with access to guided application of skills and knowledge in an applied setting. It fulfills the requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for completion of a supervised fieldwork under the category of Supervised Independent fieldwork.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Gretchen Allison Dittrich Open 20 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

BEHV 465 - Theoretical & Applied Issues in Skinner's Writings

In this course, students read and analyze the concepts in Verbal Behavior (Skinner, 1957), such as the mand, tact, intraverbal, and autoclitic. The distinction between radical and methodological behaviorism is discussed, including a discussion of how behavior analysts treat private events and covert verbal behavior. Students read research on applications of verbal behavior to improving the communication of individuals with language delays. There is also an emphasis on practical applications of the analysis of verbal behavior. Products of this course include a teaching program based on verbal behavior and a paper extending ideas or research avenues in verbal behavior.

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

06:00PM-
09:30PM
N/A
TBA Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

Biology

BIOL 104 - Introduction to Environmental Science

Introduces basic principles of ecology and environmental science relevant to the interactions between humans and their environment, unity and interconnections of life, and processes that drive ecological health. Relevance of ecology to today's society with emphasis on natural resource use, conservation, and the relationships of ecological health to human health.

Section Section
Dates
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
Anna Aguilera Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Anna Aguilera Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

BIOL 113 - General Biology

Introduces basic principles of biology, including cell structure and function, biochemistry, and metabolism; Mendelian and molecular genetics; and discussion of the theory of evolution. Includes lecture and laboratory sessions.

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
John Young Open 32 No 4.00 Main Campus

BIOL 113L - General Biology Lab

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

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
John Young Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus

BIOL 140 - Conservation Biology in Ecuador

Introduces basic principles of ecology and environmental science relevant to the interactions between humans and their environment, unity and interconnections of life, and processes that drive ecological health. Relevance of ecology to today's society with emphasis on natural resource use, conservation, and the relationships of ecological health to human health.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Matthew Schwartz Open 16 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

BIOL 150 - Research Training I

Students will build research skills in the laboratory and theoretical sciences by becoming involved in active research projects in the Department of Biology or in outside research settings. Students conduct fewer than 25 research hours or conducts paid research.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Eric Luth Open 16 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

BIOL 151 - Research Training II

Students will build research skills in the laboratory and theoretical sciences by becoming involved in active research projects in the Department of Biology or in outside research settings. Students conduct 25-49 research hours.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Eric Luth Open 16 Yes 1.00 Main Campus

BIOL 170 - Internship Training I

Students will gain professional knowledge and skills by becoming involved in an internship in the Department of Biology or in outside settings. Students perform fewer than 25 internship hours or conducts paid research.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Eric Luth Open 16 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

BIOL 171 - Internship Training II

Students will gain professional knowledge and skills by becoming involved in an internship in the Department of Biology or in outside settings. Students perform 25-49 internship hours.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Eric Luth Open 16 Yes 1.00 Main Campus

BIOL 218 - Principles of Zoology

Studies animal form and function, the origin of animal diversity, and the strategies that animals use to thrive in diverse environments. Considers taxonomy and phylogeny of major animal groups. Includes lecture and laboratory sessions.

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
Maria Abate Open 24 Yes 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

03:00PM-
04:20PM
N/A
Maria Abate Open 24 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

BIOL 218L - Principles of Zoology Lab

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
Maria Abate Open 20 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
03 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 20 No 0.00 Main Campus

BIOL 221 - Microbiology

Introduces the biology of microorganisms: bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Stresses control of microbial populations, systematic study, and use of quantitative methods. Includes lecture and laboratory sessions.

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

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Courtney Judith Edison Open 40 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 40 No 4.00 Main Campus

BIOL 221L - Microbiology Lab

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
TBA Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
03 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
04 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
05 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus

BIOL 225 - Cell Biology

Presents a thorough study of the cell, including structure, function, cell diversity, and methods of analysis. Examines major biochemical pathways of the cell in relation to particular organelles. Laboratory exercises introduce a wide range of techniques used by cell biologists.

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

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Cassandra Saitow Open 32 No 4.00 Main Campus

BIOL 225L - Cell Biology Lab

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

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Cassandra Saitow Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Cassandra Saitow Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus

BIOL 231 - Anatomy and Physiology I

Presents an integrated approach to the fundamental facts and concepts of human anatomy and physiology. Examines the constituents of the human body through investigation of tissue types and histology, with further emphasis on skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems, and endocrine control. Laboratory includes histology, gross anatomy, dissection, and physiological experiments.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
N01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

08:00AM-
09:20AM
N/A
TBA Open 52 No 4.00 Main Campus
N02 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Charlotte Russell Open 54 No 4.00 Main Campus
N03 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Charlotte Russell Open 54 No 4.00 Main Campus

BIOL 231L - Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
N1 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
N10 01/17/2020 -
05/01/2020
Friday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
N2 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
N3 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
N4 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
N5 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
N6 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
N7 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
N8 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
N9 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus

BIOL 232 - Anatomy and Physiology II

Introduces structural relationships and functional integration of major systems of the human body, with emphasis on cardiovascular, lymphatic, immunological, respiratory, digestive, metabolism, renal, reproductive, and homeostatic systems. Laboratory includes histology, gross anatomy, dissection, and physiological experiments.

Section Section
Dates
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
Matthew Schwartz Open 32 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Matthew Schwartz Open 32 No 4.00 Main Campus

BIOL 232L - Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

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
TBA Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
03 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
04 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus

BIOL 246 - Foundations of Exercise and Health

Class and lab introduce the student to the foundations of exercise that enhance health and prevent disease. Students learn to evaluate epidemiologic literature, studying factors that link lack of physical activity with the major chronic diseases of the present time.

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

08:00AM-
09:20AM
N/A
Randi Lite Open 48 Yes 4.00

BIOL 246L - Foundations of Exercise and Health Lab

Section Section
Dates
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
Karlyn L. Grimes Open 16 Yes 0.00
02 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

02:00PM-
04:50PM
N/A
Courtney Judith Edison Open 16 Yes 0.00
03 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Randi Lite Open 16 Yes 0.00

BIOL 331 - Immunobiology

Considers the basic principles of immunology with applications of immunologic theory and techniques to microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, developmental biology, and evolution.

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, Friday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Jennifer A. Roecklein-Canfield, Ph.D Open 16 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

BIOL 334 - Neurobiology

Introduces human brain function using comparative and evolutionary concepts with emphasis on molecular, cellular, and neurophysiological techniques. Uses neuropathologies and disorders to illustrate basic concepts. Laboratory introduces students to neuroanatomy and basic techniques in neuroscience research.

Section Section
Dates
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
Eric Luth Open 32 No 4.00 Main Campus

BIOL 334L - Neurobiology Lab

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

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Eric Luth Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Eric Luth Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus

BIOL 337 - Molecular Biology

Examines gene structure and function; regulation of DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis; the control of gene expression; and the use of recombinant technology as an investigative tool. Includes lecture and laboratory sessions.

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

08:00AM-
09:20AM
N/A
Jane Lopilato Open 16 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

BIOL 337L - Molecular Biology Lab

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

02:00PM-
04:50PM
N/A
Jane Lopilato Open 18 No 0.00 Main Campus

BIOL 342 - Behavioral Biology

Examines the modern hypothesis-driven scientific study of behavior. Interactions between the genome and environmental factors are studied in invertebrate and vertebrate species including the human in the following areas: communication, feeding, predation, courtship, parenting, cooperation, and aggression. Includes a semester-long fieldwork project.

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Nina Vujovic Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus

BIOL 347 - Human Development and Genetics

Explores human development across the life span and the effect of genetic and environmental factors on growth, development, and human behavior; includes analysis of the impact of earlylife conditions on the health of individuals and populations. Intersects with courses in the public health major including nutrition, exercise physiology, and epidemiology.

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
Matthew Schwartz Open 16 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

BIOL 350 - Independent Laboratory Research

Consent of department required. Usually taken for two semesters(eight semester hours) but may be elected for one semester (eight semester hours) at the discretion of the faculty sponsor. Arrangements for satisfying this independent learning requirement should be made with the student's advisor or BIOL-350 coordinator before the end of the junior year.

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

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Charlotte Russell Open 24 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

BIOL 355 - Thesis

Consent of department required. Includes a thesis and an oral presentation at a scientific meeting or symposium. Required for all students completing an honors thesis in biology. Students must register for BIOL 350 or BIOL 370 in the first semester of their senior year.

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

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Charlotte Russell Open 16 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

BIOL 362 - Kinesiology

The analysis of human movement based on anatomical and mechanical principles. Emphasis is given to the application of these principles for the understanding of human movement and performance.

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

03:00PM-
04:20PM
N/A
Joel Lombard Open 16 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

BIOL 362L - Kinesiology Lab

Section Section
Dates
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
Joel Lombard Open 16 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

BIOL 370 - Internship

Consent of department required. Provides a supervised professional experience off campus. Potential sites include clinical settings, government agencies, conservation groups, and zoos. Placement is the student's responsibility,with the support of the Career Education Center and the approval of the department. Arrangements for satisfying this independent learning requirement should be made with the student's advisor or BIOL 370 coordinator before the end of the junior year.

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

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Anna Aguilera Open 24 Yes 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Meghan Garvey Open 24 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

Business

BUS 100 - Foundations of Business & Mgmt

Introduces the various functions, processes and activities of the manager in today's global marketplace. Emphasizes understanding the global economy, organizations and social responsibility, supporting women's leadership and career success, establishing ethical standards for decision-making and managing effective teams. Incorporates service learning,experiential exercises and case studies to help students observe, evaluate and apply managerial skills.

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

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Erin Macgeorge DeCurtis Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Erin Macgeorge DeCurtis Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 112 - Personal Finance

Come explore your future adult life! All decisions involve choices, most of which have costs and benefits. We will practice analysis and problem-solving of how to apply for a credit card, how to manage your credit card balance and/or student loans, how to buy or lease a car, how to make a choice between renting or buying a condo, how to choose insurance for your car and home, how to pay your taxes, and how to invest for future goals (vacation home, college education of your children, your retirement).

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
Indra J. Guertler Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

03:00PM-
04:20PM
N/A
Indra J. Guertler Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 137 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This course will introduce you to the world of entrepreneurship: a way of looking at the world that identifies and evaluates opportunities. We will learn from entrepreneurs in many different settings (for-profit and socially minded) and from many different backgrounds, including varied gender, race and class identity dimensions. Applying core, easily accessible business skills to real venture ideas (selected by the students themselves) short-term team projects will build your knowledge of how the economy rests on a continuing cycle of innovation. Entrepreneurship is the future - and this introduction to the nuts and bolts of being an entrepreneur can be applied in any job or to a start-up of your own. Entrepreneurship is for everyone!

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
Teresa Nelson Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 180 - Business Law

Addresses the legal and ethical principles governing business conduct and their impact on business policy, including employer-employee and principal-agent relationships, environmental law, corporations, partnerships, real estate, personal property, contracts, leases, legal substitutes for money, sales, insurance, bankruptcy, estates and trusts. This highly interactive course includes guest lecturers, cases, and a field trip.

Section Section
Dates
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
Bruce W. Warren Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 213 - Nonprofit Management Study

This Learning Community course introduces students to all of the structural and functional components of the nonprofit sector. Nonprofit-specific areas that are covered include the roles and responsibilities of boards of directors, fundraising and financial development, management of volunteer programs, financial structures, accountability, strategic planning and organizational growth.

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

11:00AM-
12:50PM
N/A
Erin Macgeorge DeCurtis Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus

BUS 220 - Introduction to Health Systems

Healthcare is currently one-sixth of the US Economy and at the center of historical debates in our state and national governments, our court systems, and at the kitchen table. There has never been a more exciting time to engage in healthcare and to explore the many career opportunities that exist in this industry. The intent of this course is to focus on key areas of healthcare, including health policy and the upcoming elections, innovation in healthcare, and healthcare systems and structures.

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

06:00PM-
08:50PM
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Todd Herrmann Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 221 - Project Management

Regardless of someone's role in business, education, health care, government, or any other sector, being able to manage projects successfully is a critical skill. A project is a unique set of activities meant to produce a defined outcome within an established period using a specific allocation of resources. This course provides an overview of concepts, tools, and techniques for planning, directing and controlling projects. It takes a multidisciplinary approach that comprises the quantitative analysis required to meet the technical, budget, and time constraints of projects as well as the behavioral and organizational factors critical to their successful completion. Students use case analysis and experiential exercises to supplement the coursework.

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

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Paul S. Myers
Julie Yao Cooper
Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 222B - HR Fundamentals for People Managers

This course provides in-depth understanding of Human Resource Management function and the fundamentals of HR application in organizations. It puts you in a role of an HR Manager in a business simulation. It covers a broad range of topics associated with HR management including how to analyze work and design jobs; how to plan for, recruit, select and retain a diverse workforce; how to train and develop employees; how to manage their performance, reward and motivate them; and how to do all of this in a globalized world in which HR is becoming a strategic partner to organization leaders'. Students who plan to become managers or team leaders during their careers will be able to apply these insights to staffing, motivating, and developing their team members. Those who plan on careers in HR will lay the groundwork for further study and for possible certification exams.

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01 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
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Spela Trefalt Open 25 No 2.00 Main Campus

BUS 224 - Socially Minded Leadership

Provides students with the opportunity to explore, compare, and challenge traditional and contemporary perspectives and models of leadership with emphasis on gender-based and socially minded leadership theories. Ensures integration of theory and practice by requiring participation in a service-learning project customized to complement the student's career interests. Includes leadership assessment activities, experiential exercises, case analyses, films, and projects.

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01 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Teresa Nelson Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 230 - Why We Buy

Why do we buy? This course is designed to examine consumer psychology and behavior in order to inform marketing decisions. Firms today are overwhelmingly adopting a customer focus, striving to better understand consumer behavior to be competitive. The consumer purchasing process serves as the foundation for the many decisions we make in the practice of marketing, from new product and brand development, to pricing strategy, to channels of distribution, to selection of advertising messages, and to how we manage our customer relationships. Therefore, marketing involves bringing emerging theories and research from the fields of anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, and neuroscience to bear on our understanding of consumer psychology and purchase behavior. In today's consumer culture, whether online or offline, what and how we consume is a central aspect of who we are, how we relate to others, and how we create meaning in contemporary life.

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

12:30PM-
01:50PM
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Mr. Edward T. Vieira Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 231 - Creating Brand Value

For many firms, the brands associated with their products and/or services are their most valuable assets, and, hence, much management attention is given to designing, communicating, stewarding, and protecting them. This course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of brand management and how brands and the stories that define them are crafted and communicated to consumers. This course takes a contemporary view of branding as a collaborative process of meaning making between firms, consumers, and other cultural producers, and includes emerging theory and best practices on brand storytelling, open source branding, branding in social media, and brand communities

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01 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
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Mr. Edward T. Vieira Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 234 - Organizational Communication & Behavior

Organizational Behavior (OB) studies how people think and behave inside any organization, (whether in for-profits, nonprofits, or public agencies). This course enables students to identify their own strengths, behaviors and preferences that will impact their ability to contribute as an individual, team-member, and leader through diagnostics, simulations and exercises. Because success in any organization depends on effective communication, this course focuses on building nonverbal, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Because organizations must constantly change in order to thrive, the course also focuses on developing students' analytical thinking, research and influence skills as they develop a proposal for enhancing the student experience at Simmons College

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01 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Mary Shapiro Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 237 - Let's Start a Business

Learning by doing. How better to understand the entrepreneurial process? As a class, we will build an on-campus businesses, of the student's choosing, from day one and within the semester. No specialized skills are needed. The course provides the knowledge framework to move from idea conception to real products and services, sales and profit. Fundamental ideas of business and entrepreneurship are woven throughout. Profits generated by the business will be donated to a cause of the students' choosing. Businesses from prior semesters include SimScene Stickers and See You Next Tuesday.

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

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Teresa Nelson Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 239 - Health Care Finance

This course is an introduction to financial management concepts and business practices in the healthcare industry. It includes the topics of financial reporting, managerial accounting and finance. It focuses on the analytical and performance management techniques that have particular relevance to clinicians and practitioners. In this course, the student should become fluent in the issues, data and concepts of financial decision making at the departmental or unit level.

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
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Catherine J. Robbins Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 250 - Marketing

This course introduces fundamental marketing concepts and tools and provides an overview of marketing management. The course focuses on: 1) exploring the marketing environment, 2) applying marketing research and buyer behavior theories to facilitate strategic planning, and 3) developing tactical decisions to achieve organizations' marketing objectives.

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

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Mr. Edward T. Vieira Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 251 - Digital Marketing

Digital technologies give us new ways of building loyalty, connecting and interacting with customers and other stakeholders. This course is designed to get you to think like a digital marketing professional and give you the experience to lead marketing initiatives in digital environments.

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01 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
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Susan D. Sampson Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 260 - Finance

Provides students with the fundamental concepts and analytical tools used in financial management. You will be able to understand the conversation and goals of business meetings, and be able to read The Wall Street Journal. Studies managerial decisions related to evaluating investment and financing opportunities. Examines both short-term and long-term considerations related to these decisions, including risk. Provides both a corporate and an individual decision-making perspective. All analysis applied to a company of your choice. Includes analysis and presentation of a real business opportunity. Competency in Excel required.

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01 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

03:00PM-
04:20PM
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TBA Open 25 No 4.00

BUS 311 - Investments

Focuses understanding each investment asset: mutual funds, ETFs, long equity, shorting equity, bonds, futures and stock options. Reviews how each is characterized, valued, traded and monitored for required returns appropriate to its risk This course develops a student's decision making skills through the use of a full semester-long simulation that is based on a typical e-trading platform. Students for full multi-million dollar portfolio created for a real client of the student's choice

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01 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
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Indra J. Guertler Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 320 - Negotiations

Teaches interrelated concepts in negotiation, conflict, and change that are key to working effectively in teams, organizations, and partnerships, as well as advancing one's own career. Explores everyday negotiation challenges confronting women in the workplace. Uses case analyses, role-play, videotaped negotiation sessions, and other experiential activities to apply course concepts.

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01 01/20/2020 -
04/27/2020
Monday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 325 - Operations Management & Decision Making

Introduces the fundamentals of transforming inputs into outputs. Explores how companies match supply with demand and allocate resources efficiently. Skills gained through this course are essential to starting a business as an entrepreneur, managing an ongoing business and participating in the business environment as an individual with management responsibilities. Learning applies equally in both non-profit and for-profit organizations. Uses lectures, readings, problem sets, case analyses, discussions, and in class experiential exercises.

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

06:00PM-
08:50PM
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Mr. Edward T. Vieira Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 329 - Peoples, Planets & Profits

Provides an in-depth understanding of the principles and theories underlying Corporate Social Responsibility. Discusses critical social issues that affect the business world today and identifies strategic opportunities companies can leverage to both drive social change and cultivate competitive advantage. Students will learn how to design and implement CSR strategies.

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

11:00AM-
12:50PM
N/A
Todd Herrmann Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus

BUS 349 - Advancing Your Career

This course offers students the opportunity to gain work experience in a for-profit or not-for-profit organization. Credit is variable. A student negotiates the exact tasks, number of credits, and organization with the designated faculty

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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Cynthia Ingols Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 350 - Independent Study

Involves a course of study on a topic of interest to the student. The work culminates in a final paper or other substantial final project. In order to complete an independent study, students must identify a faculty member of the Program faculty who is willing to work with them on the topic.

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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Cynthia Ingols Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 370 - Internship

Consent of instructor and BSBA major or minor required. Provides supervised work experience for majors/minors. Requires approximately 20 hours of work per week in a profit or non-profit organization in a position related to a student's major and career goals, along with participation in class on career management and development of a comprehensive career e-portfolio.

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01 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
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Cynthia Ingols Open 25 Yes 8.00 Main Campus

BUS 380 - Field Experience

Consent of instructor required. Offers individual field experience similar to an internship. Requires a minimum of eight to 10 hours of work per week in a for-profit or not-for profit organization. Requires completion of significant written work, which may include research, analysis or portfolio development. Arranged with a supervising faculty member from the Program.

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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Cynthia Ingols Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 392 - Marketing Decision Making

Examines both the art and science of choosing target markets and acquiring, keeping, and growing customers through creating, delivering, and communicating superior customer value. The course builds on core marketing management concepts and challenges students to look and apply both domestic and international frameworks to the fundamental marketing functions of product, pricing, distribution, and promotion. Requires group project and presentation. May be taken in lieu of MGMT 394 with consent of Director of the Prince Program.

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
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Susan D. Sampson Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 393 - Financial Modeling Capstone

Prepares students for a career that uses strategic financial analysis and spreadsheet modeling. This course will develop Excel modeling skills, including building reliable models, using models to forecast change, and interpreting expected business outcomes. All learning will be applied to a company identified by the student, and will be compiled into a company portfolio. You will have tangible skills that include forecasting financial statements based on goals and strategies, analysis of a company's Statement of Cash Flows, financial model of a new business opportunity, estimation of debt capacity, and company valuation. Students are encouraged to choose a company strategically so that the portfolio will contribute to their internship or job search. Requires a team presentation during the Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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01 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
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Indra J. Guertler Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 395 - Business Management Capstone

In this course, you will learn how to bring together all your business knowledge to make general management decisions - decisions that are grounded in an enterprise perspective - a perspective of the whole organization or business, not a particular department. You will also go through an intense, fun and informative process of designing the first steps of your professional life after graduation, so that you can launch your career with excitement and confidence.

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01 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
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12:00PM-
02:50PM
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Spela Trefalt Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

BUS 480 - Health Systems

The health system in the U.S. is under extreme stress, and the organizations of health care, the conditions of practice, and the competitive environment will all be changing in response to those pressures. This course is about those institutions, those pressures, and the changes we may see. Students will examine both the historical roots of the U.S. health care system and possible trends likely to affect those who use it, work in it, and pay for it. They will gain a basic understanding of the political process, with special attention to the debate and legislation concerning health reform in the U.S. Other topics include unique aspects of the health care workforce and implications for health care managers; major issues of quality, access, payment, financing, and disparities by race and gender; and international comparisons of quality and cost.

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

06:00PM-
08:50PM
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Robert F. Coulam Open 25 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
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