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

Chemistry

CHEM 108 - Crime Science

Examines the role that the natural sciences play in analyzing physical evidence collected at a crime scene. Students begin by defining science and understanding why the government has placed special qualifiers on scientific expert witnesses. Students will survey the sciences used in a modern crime lab to undertand the principles behind the analyses. Three hours lecture, four hour laboratory per week.

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

04:30PM-
05:50PM
N/A
William Hebard Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

CHEM 108L - Crime Science Lab

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

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

CHEM 110 - General, Organic and Biological Chemistry

Survey of chemistry. Atomic and molecular structure, solutions, states of matter. Naming of inorganic and organic compounds. Chemical reactions. Structure and function of the biological molecules of life. Nutrition and metabolism. Emphasis on chemistry in a clinical context. Laboratory includes experience with materials and techniques of clinical relevance. Four hours lecture, four hours laboratory per week. This course can not be used as a substitute for CHEM 111 or CHEM 113.

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

07:30PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Cherie Ramirez Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

CHEM 110L - General, Organic and Biological Chemistry Lab

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

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Cheryl Lavoie Open 20 No 0.00 Main Campus

CHEM 111 - Introduction to Chemistry: Inorganic

Designed for students majoring in nursing, physical therapy, or nutrition. Covers basic concepts with special reference to inorganic compounds, including chemical equations, the periodic table, chemical bonding, and equilibrium. Assumes no previous knowledge of the subject or sophisticated background in mathematics. Laboratory correlates with and amplifies the lecture material and presents fundamental laboratory techniques, including instrumental methods. Three hours of lecture, one hour of Guided Inquiry Learning, one hour of pre-laboratory work, and a three-hour laboratory per week.

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

04:30PM-
05:50PM
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Jennifer Stallings Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

CHEM 111L - Introduction to Chemistry: Inorganic Lab

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

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

CHEM 112 - Introduction to Chemistry: Organic

Covers nature of the covalent bond, structure of organic compounds, and their reactions and reaction mechanisms. Introduces structure and biochemical functions of compounds important to life. Three hours of lecture and a three-hour laboratory per week. For concentrators in paramedical or science-related fields.

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

12:30PM-
01:50PM
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Jennifer A. Roecklein-Canfield, Ph.D Open 72 No 4.00 Main Campus

CHEM 112G - Intro. Chemistry: Organic Gil

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01 01/17/2020 -
05/01/2020
Friday

01:00PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Jennifer A. Roecklein-Canfield, Ph.D Open 36 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 01/17/2020 -
05/01/2020
Friday

02:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Jennifer A. Roecklein-Canfield, Ph.D Open 36 No 0.00 Main Campus

CHEM 112L - Introduction to Chemistry: Organic Lab

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Ahmed Eid Radwan Open 18 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Aranda Duan Open 18 No 0.00 Main Campus
03 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

12:00PM-
03:00PM
N/A
Aranda Duan Open 18 No 0.00 Main Campus
04 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Aranda Duan Open 18 No 0.00 Main Campus
05 01/17/2020 -
05/01/2020
Friday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Sucharita Senbanerjee Open 18 No 0.00 Main Campus

CHEM 112P - Introduction to Chem: Organic Prelab

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01 01/17/2020 -
05/01/2020
Friday

12:00PM-
12:50PM
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Jennifer A. Roecklein-Canfield, Ph.D Open 72 No 0.00 Main Campus

CHEM 216 - Quantitative Analysis

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

09:30AM-
10:50AM
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Michael Berger Open 48 No 4.00 Main Campus

CHEM 216G - Quantitative Guided Inquiry Learning

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

08:00AM-
08:50AM
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Michael Berger Open 48 No 0.00 Main Campus

CHEM 216L - Quantitative Analysis Lab

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

12:00PM-
02:50PM
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Michael Berger Open 12 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 01/17/2020 -
05/01/2020
Friday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Shreya Bhattacharyya Open 12 No 0.00 Main Campus
03 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

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

06:00PM-
08:50PM
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Shreya Bhattacharyya Open 12 No 0.00 Main Campus

CHEM 216P - Quantitative Analysis Pre-Lab

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

08:00AM-
08:50AM
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Michael Berger Open 48 No 0.00 Main Campus

CHEM 223 - Introduction to Biochemistry

Covers chemical processes in living organisms, with special emphasis on human nutrition. Studies carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and enzymes; their function in living systems; and their metabolic pathways and regulation. Three hours of lecture per week.

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

06:00PM-
07:20PM
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Cherie Ramirez Open 64 No 4.00 Main Campus

CHEM 225 - Organic Chemistry II

Extends CHEM-224 to consider additional classes of organic compounds and the more intimate relationship between structure and reactivity as expressed in mechanistic terms. Three hours of lecture, one hour of Guided Inquiry Learning, one hour of pre-laboratory lecture, and a four-hour laboratory per week.

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

12:30PM-
01:50PM
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Rich W. Gurney Open 64 No 4.00 Main Campus

CHEM 225L - Organic Chemistry II Lab

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

02:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Ahmed Eid Radwan Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
09:50PM
N/A
Ahmed Eid Radwan Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
03 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

02:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Ahmed Eid Radwan Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus

CHEM 225P - Organic Chemistry II Pre-Lab

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

05:00PM-
05:50PM
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Rich W. Gurney Open 64 No 0.00 Main Campus

CHEM 332 - Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Structure

Covers the wave mechanical treatment of atoms, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, theories of chemical bonding, and molecular structure. Laboratory work comprises spectroscopic and computer modeling studies. Three hours of lecture and a four-hour laboratory per week.

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

03:00PM-
04:20PM
N/A
Michael Berger Open 6 No 4.00 Main Campus

CHEM 332L - Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Structure Lab

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01 01/17/2020 -
05/01/2020
Friday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
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Michael Berger Open 6 No 0.00 Main Campus

CHEM 343 - Advanced Topics in Modern Chemistry

Builds on previous work in organic and physical chemistry to explore developments at the frontier of modern chemistry and biochemistry. Covers specific topics chosen based on current developments and the interests of the students and faculty involved and incorporates modern synthetic, instrumental, computer, theoretical, and biochemical methods in the exploration of these topics.

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01 01/17/2020 -
05/01/2020
Friday

02:00PM-
04:50PM
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Irv Levy Open 12 No 4.00 Main Campus

CHEM 343L - Special Topics in Advanced Chemistry Lab

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01 01/17/2020 -
05/01/2020
Friday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
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Irv Levy Open 12 No 0.00 Main Campus

CHEM 355 - Independent Study with Thesis

Consent of instructor required. Selection of a research project involving scientific literature search, followed by laboratory work required for solution of the problem. Results presented in a thesis and a poster presentation.

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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Michael Berger Open 20 Yes 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Rich W. Gurney Open 20 Yes 4.00 Main Campus
04 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Jennifer A. Roecklein-Canfield, Ph.D Open 20 Yes 4.00 Main Campus
05 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Ahmed Eid Radwan Open 20 Yes 4.00 Main Campus
06 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Shreya Bhattacharyya Open 20 Yes 4.00 Main Campus
07 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Cherie Ramirez Open 20 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

CHEM 390 - Chemistry Seminar

Required of all chemistry and biochemistry majors completing CHEM 355. Includes instruction and preparation for technical writing such as a manuscript or senior thesis. Students will prepare and practice several oral presentations, culminating with a seminar on their independent study research open to the entire Simmons community. Two hours per week.

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

Monday

01:00PM-
01:50PM
06:00PM-
06:50PM
N/A
N/A
Phillip J. White Open 10 No 1.00 Main Campus

Chinese

CHIN 102 - Elementary Chinese II

Continuation of CHIN 101. An additional 80 Chinese characters will be introduced.

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

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Alister Inglis Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

CHIN 202 - Intermediate Chinese II

Continuation of CHIN 201. There will be more opportunities to practice speaking in class than in Elementary Chinese. An additional 80 Chinese characters will be introduced.

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

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

CHIN 260 - Chinese Calligraphy

Introduces the art of Chinese brush writing along with the four treasures of the studio. Explores the history and aesthetics of Chinese calligraphy, as well as basic knowledge about Chinese characters. Guides students in the practical use of the brush through studio work from simple exercises to exhibition pieces. A knowledge of Chinese is not necessary.

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

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Alister Inglis Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

Children's Lit.

CHL 313 - Survey Literature for Children and Young Adults

Provides a broad overview of the field of children's and young adult literature, including historical and contemporary considerations, criticism, and representative works from major genres.

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

04:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Cathryn M. Mercier Open 18 No 3.00 Main Campus

CHL 413 - Contemporary Realistic Fiction

Studies the adolescents quest for a sense of self as she or he must struggle to affirm identity in ever-expanding Joycian circles of influence. Focuses on fiction published for both young adults and adults, drawing from the work of Brock Cole, Robert Cormier, M.E. Kerr, Chris Lynch, Kyoko Mori, Walter Dean Myers, and Virginia Euwer Wolff, among others.

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Lauren Elizabeth Rizzuto Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus

CHL 421 - Children's Book Publishing

Surveys the history of childrens book publishing in the U.S. and then focuses on the various stages of the contemporary childrens book publishing process editing, art direction and design, and marketing. Practioners from each of these areas will share their expertise and involvement in the evolution of a books creation. The final assignment requires that each student will develop a publishing project and show how such a book would be published.

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Anita Silvey Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

CHL 431 - Writing for Children II

Explores the writing of a book through various writing exercises and discussion of student work, and literature in the field. Elements of the picture book, such as illustration,design, format, and specific genres will be examined as they relate to the creation of a solid text.

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Anna Maria Staniszewski Open 12 No 4.00 Main Campus

CHL 434 - The Child & The Book

Explores accounts of childhood reading through critical analysis and primary reading of fictional and artistic depictions of the child as a reader; reader response accounts of children's responses to literature; adult memoirs of childhood reading; parental accounts of reading with children; writings about children's reading in school and library contexts; an exploration of children's choice book awards. Beginning reader books and early chapter books are primary course text, and the course considered the historical development of these forms.

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18 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

05:00PM-
07:50PM
N/A
Megan D. Lambert Open 12 No 4.00 Carle Museum

CHL 437 - Special Topics in Children's Literature

This co-taught course offers a thematic exploration of children's and young adult literature as viewed through the sometimes complementary, sometimes contradictory disciplinary lenses of literary criticism and library science. Topics for discussion include the differences and similarities between professional reviewing and literary criticism, literary reception and the reading audience, and the intersections between theory and practice. This course is required for a Dual Degree in LIS/Children's Literature.

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
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Ms. Amy S. Pattee Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus

CHL 442 - MFA Mentorship II

Provides MFA students individual mentoring from a childrens book author, editor, or critic to develop a single project from its initial conception to submission in manuscript form to a publishing house. Consult with the program director regarding guidelines and deadlines for submitting mentorship proposal.

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01 02/05/2020

03/22/2020

04/08/2020

Wednesday

Sunday

Wednesday

01:30PM-
03:00PM
10:00AM-
03:00PM
01:30PM-
03:00PM
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N/A

N/A

Megan D. Lambert Open 10 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

Coll of Nat, Behav, & Hlth Sci

CNBH 663 - Design of Qualitative Research Methods

This course introduces students to the historical and philosophical foundations of qualitative research methodology, key research strategies in qualitative research, and principles for research design in qualitative research. It involves intensive analysis of the theory and practice of qualitative research, including a review of primary methods such as grounded theory, case study, narrative, and phenomenology, among other approaches. Emphasis is placed on research design, multiple methods of data collection, and the exploration of the impact of researcher identity in this research process. Methodologically, students are introduced to participant observations and interviewing in context.

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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 12 No 3.00 Main Campus

CNBH 665 - Leadership and Organizational Change in Health Professions Education

This course examines principles of effective and inclusive educational leadership and explores techniques for facilitating institutional reform and innovation in a variety of health professions education settings. It also explores contemporary organizational theory and research relevant to health professions education and change management. It introduces operational and administrative problems related to the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovation in health professions education

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OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Shira I. Birnbaum Open 12 No 3.00 Online Class

CNBH 667 - Doctoral Forum

A series of non-credit-bearing workshops for feedback on the dissertation proposal development.

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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 12 No 0.00 Main Campus

CNBH 670 - Proposal Development

Students will develop and defend a proposal for dissertation research according to the posted dissertation guidelines. The proposed research may be qualitative or quantitative or a combination of these. The proposal is an independent endeavor completed with course faculty and dissertation committee members' critical review and support. Students should expect iterative and numerous substantive revisions to the dissertation proposal. Course deliverable includes the oral defense of the dissertation proposal. A letter grade will not be assigned if the defense is not accomplished, rather a placeholder of 'S' for satisfactory progress or 'U' for unsatisfactory progress will be applied until the proposal is successfully defended. Documents will also be submitted for Institutional Review Board if applicable.

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

04:30PM-
07:30PM
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Shira I. Birnbaum Open 12 No 3.00 Main Campus

CNBH 671 - Proposal Extension

Students who are not able to complete a dissertation proposal in the Proposal Development course may take one additional semester of Proposal Extension. The number of credits for the course will be negotiated with the HPED Program Director and will reflect the amount of work still to be completed. Registration for this Extension will result in additional fees, as it will require the student to take more than the anticipated 48 program credit hours. The student will receive a grade for the Dissertation Proposal course only after successfully defending the proposal. If the proposal is not defended during this extension, the student will be administratively withdrawn from the HPED Program

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

05:00PM-
06:00PM
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TBA Open 18 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

CNBH 690 - Dissertation

The final course in the dissertation sequence is CNBH 690 Dissertation Research, during which the student will complete the work and pass an oral defense of the research. No student may enter this phase until ready for data collection, meaning that a written dissertation proposal has been defended, approved, and revised, if needed, and all IRB permissions have been obtained. The credits for this course may be spread over a number of semesters, if necessary, as negotiated with the HPED Director.

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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Shira I. Birnbaum Open 18 Yes 2.00 Main Campus

CNBH 699 - Dissertation Extension

If the dissertation is not defended after the completion of the allotted dissertation credits and the student has exhausted the 48-credit program of study, the student will be required to register for 1 credit per semester of Dissertation Extension for each semester of continuation. This fee is beyond the 48 credits assigned to the PhD program. Such students will register for CNBH 699-Dissertation Extension each semester until the dissertation is successfully defended and following time limits as defined in the HPED Handbook.

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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 18 Yes 1.00 Main Campus

Communications

COMM 120 - Communications Media

Serves as an introduction to communication arts and theory, and the world of still and moving pictures. Involves the analysis of media from the point of view of the audience, and the production of media from the point of view of the communicator. Numerous screenings supplement examples and exercises in film, animation, multimedia, and the graphic arts. The atmosphere of the classroom is a media environment: a comfortable theater supported by light and sound.

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

10:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Bob White Open 40 No 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 121 - Visual Communication

Introduces the concepts of visual culture and visual literacy with an emphasis on how we perceive and analyze images. From the perspective of consumer and producer of images, the visual experience is deconstructed to illuminate meaning-making practices. Utilizes a variety of theoretical perspectives and approaches to two-dimensional images in print and on the screen.

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

11:00AM-
01:50PM
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Kris Erickson Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 122 - Media Writing Bootcamp

Introduces students to the fundamental skills of information gathering, writing, and copy editing for the mass media. Covers AP and other writing styles that students will eventually be expected to master to gain recognition as competent communicators. Includes news stories, press releases, web content, opinion articles, and memos.

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

12:30PM-
01:50PM
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Kristina Markos Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 124 - Media, Messages and Society

Explores how and why the media reflect, affect, create, and mold public opinions, ideas, and values. Examines issues related to the media and society and the content of print and nonprint media in terms of the written and visual messages they convey.

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

03:00PM-
04:20PM
N/A
James Corcoran Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 181 - Public Speaking & Group Discussion

Involves preparation and presentation of speeches and consideration of the impact of information and communication on listeners. Provides extensive practice in discussion about present-day problems and topics. Emphasizes rhetorical analysis, persuasion, and ethical issues in public speaking.

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01 01/17/2020 -
05/01/2020
Friday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 186 - Introduction to Public Relations and Marketing Communications

Note: This is a hybrid course with some sessions meeting online. Explores the nature and role of communications in marketing and the integration of public relations, advertising, direct marketing, sales promotion, personal selling, and new media in the marketing communications plan. Analyzes marketing communications materials in various media and considers the economic and social implications of promotion. Includes a field assignment.

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

09:30AM-
10:50AM
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Kristina Markos Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 210 - Introduction to Graphic Design: Principles and Practice

Addresses formal principles, process, and production of 2D design. Complements design lectures, demonstrations, and student presentations with studio projects and critiques. Provides tools to develop conceptual skills; master mechanical tools; utilize design-driven software applications; prepare visual, written, and oral presentations; and learn the process and techniques needed to achieve quality design. Involves lecture/lab.

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

12:00PM-
02:50PM
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Joshua Duttweiler Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 220 - Video Production

Explores the working methods and production of narrative, personal, documentary, and music video filmmaking. Examines historical examples from Maya Deren to the present, and requires students to plan, shoot, and edit their own short pieces. A course for women who want to make movies, it teaches the variety of conditions that lead to the creation of professional productions.

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

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Bob White Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 222 - Animation

Introduces the technology of three-dimensional computer animation, grounded in the history of traditional animation, applied creatively to individual projects.

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

11:00AM-
12:20PM
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Bob White Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 240 - Intermediate Graphic Design I: Typography

Applies the formal principles of design in the context of typography. Topics include type history and terminology, display and text type for print and screen communication, typographic hierarchy in information design, bookmaking, and concept-based design through typographic layout and manipulation. Includes lectures, discussions, class critiques, and computer lab sessions.

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

02:00PM-
06:00PM
N/A
Judith L. Aronson Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 246 - Digital Imaging for Design

Explores creative approaches to acquiring, manipulating, authoring, and disseminating digital images. In the Adobe Creative Suite environment, students combine natural and digital media, working iteratively in order to achieve unique solutions to their challenges. In-depth exploration of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

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

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Joshua Duttweiler Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 250 - The Interactive Story

This course explores the interactivity and narrative strategies of digital media. Students examine a variety of traditional and online stories and how digital media can be a tool for expression and interactive audience engagement. Students learn basic media production and how to incorporate visual media into an online interactive story.

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

03:00PM-
04:50PM
N/A
Kris Erickson Open 16 No 3.00 Main Campus

COMM 260 - Journalism

Immerses students into journalism by covering community issues and events ranging from local and national politics to entertainment and sports. Teaches how to identify news values and make news judgments, as well as acquire notetaking and interviewing skills, understand media ethics and law, and develop news writing techniques.

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

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Erica Moreira Moura Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 262 - Media Convergence

Media Convergence is the melding of digital images (still and moving), sound, and typography, to create media for a variety of platforms. This course addresses the rapid changes in media production and distribution and provides hands on knowledge necessary to create, produce, and distribute media. It integrates the study of media history, theory, and design with production skills in film, audio, video, print and digital media-to enable students to advance as media producers.

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

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Kris Erickson Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 286 - Introduction to Advertising

Introduces basic elements of advertising theory and practice with an emphasis on the role of creating effective and results-oriented advertising messages. Analyzes advertising case studies to explore concepts and apply them to realworld examples. Provides tools to develop writing and design skills and to create portfolio samples. Includes a team project to create an advertising campaign for a client of choice.

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

03:00PM-
04:20PM
N/A
Kristina Markos Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 310 - Feature Writing

Builds upon skills and techniques learned in journalism and other writing courses. Challenges students to think, to see stories in their fullness, and to become involved in their own writing. Teaches a narrative style that encourages critical thinking and engages writers, giving them the foundation to put more human aspects into their stories. Includes class discussion and critique of student work.

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Erica Moreira Moura Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 312 - Health Communications

This class surveys the field of health communications, looking at work that is being done in the field at the interpersonal, intercultural, mass media, public health and public campaign levels. It provides an overview to the exciting work being done in this practical and evolving field of communication research.

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

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Rachel Gans-Boriskin Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 323 - Digital Cultures: Communication and Social Media

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

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Kristina Markos Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 340 - Advanced Design

Increases understanding of the designer's role as problem solver and professional design consultant. Provides opportunity to create new portfolio-quality work and explore development of a personal style. Projects include: a personal identity system with professional level rsum and cover letter, prototyping a complex multipage publication with text and images, a webzine or website, and a branding system.

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

02:00PM-
06:00PM
N/A
Judith L. Aronson Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 344 - Senior Seminar: Storytelling

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

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Rachel Gans-Boriskin Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 350 - Independent Study

Consent of department required.

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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 20 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 370 - Internship

Consent of instructor and communications major required. Application due by Oct. 15 for spring semester or March 15 for summer or fall semesters. Students develop a personal marketing plan, including resume, cover letter, portfolio, LinkedIn profile, etc. Students practice job sourcing and interviewing and hear from recent grads and professionals in the communications field. Weekly blog required. NOTE: Contact department chair for special consent for 16- semester-hour internships. Senior standing required for eight semester hours.

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

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Andrew Porter Open 20 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 380 - Field Experience

An eight to 10 hours-per-week field placement in the Greater Boston area, based on the student's background and interests, available to students who have already completed COMM 370. Students must apply before October 15 for spring semester; March 15 for summer or fall semester. Students take what they learned in Comm370 and work in class on scheduling information interviews and applying for jobs.

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

12:00PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Andrew Porter Open 16 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

COMM 390 - Studio 5: A Communication Workplace

Consent of instructor required. Provides a faculty-supervised workplace where students undertake projects for nonprofit clients while working as collaborative teams. Requires analyzing client communications needs and providing optimal solutions on budget and deadline. Integrates relevant issues of agency/client relationships, vendor relations, and project management.

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Andrew Porter
Briana L. Martino
Open 12 No 4.00 Main Campus

Computer Science

CS 110 - Foundations of Information Technology

Foundations of Information Technology is a broad introduction to issues and concepts that are fundamental in the IT field. These include aspects of system administration, user support, applications installation and management, hardware troubleshooting and ethical use of technology. This course emphasizes knowledge combined with practical, hands-on experience.

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

07:30PM-
09:00PM
N/A
Denise Carroll Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

CS 110L - Foundations of Information Technology Lab

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

06:00PM-
07:20PM
N/A
Denise Carroll Open 25 No 0.00 Main Campus

CS 112 - Introduction to Computer Science

Introduces computer science and programming using a high-level programming language (currently Python). Teaches program design in the context of contemporary practices both object oriented and procedural. Presents fundamental computer science topics through initiation and design of programs. Requires significant projects.

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LC 01/17/2020 -
05/01/2020
Friday

12:00PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Amber Christine Stubbs Open 16 No 3.00 Main Campus

CS 112L - Introduction to Computer Science Lab

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

03:00PM-
04:20PM
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Amber Christine Stubbs Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus

CS 232 - Data Structures

Considers topics including abstract data types and objects, strings, vectors, linked lists, stacks, queues, deques, sets, maps, trees, hash tables, and applications of data structures. Surveys fundamental algorithms, including geometric algorithms, graph algorithms, algorithms for string processing, and numerical algorithms. Discusses basic methods for the design and analysis of efficient algorithms.

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

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Amber Christine Stubbs Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

CS 232L - Data Structures Lab

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

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Amber Christine Stubbs Open 25 No 0.00 Main Campus

CS 327 - Cybersecurity

Addresses the need for authentication, confidentiality, and integrity of data in a networked environment. Examines the services and mechanisms currently available to prevent successful attacks. Includes security models, encryption, digital signatures and certificates, authentication techniques, email confidentiality, firewalls, web servers, malware, and security management strategies.

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

09:30AM-
11:00AM
N/A
Lauren E. Provost Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

CS 327L - Cybersecurity

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

11:00AM-
12:20PM
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Lauren E. Provost Open 25 No 0.00 Main Campus

CS 335 - Software Engineering

Students learn the principles of industry-quality software development through a series of team projects that require specific, efficient and maintainable code design and development. Team processes, critical thinking and problem solving skills will be emphasized.

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

04:30PM-
05:50PM
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Bob Zwolinski Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

CS 335L - Software Engineering Lab

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

06:00PM-
07:20PM
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Bob Zwolinski Open 25 No 0.00 Main Campus

CS 345 - Operating Systems

Teaches the function, design, implementation, and management of operating systems, including detailed study of the UNIX/Linux system. Topics include concurrent processes, operating system architecture, memory management, I/O, the file system, resource allocation, scheduling, security, concurrency command processing, and shell programming.

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

Wednesday

04:30PM-
05:50PM
05:00PM-
06:20PM
N/A
N/A
Joseph Veilleux Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

CS 345L - Operating Systems Lab

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

06:00PM-
07:20PM
N/A
Joseph Veilleux Open 25 No 0.00 Main Campus

CS 346 - Data Mining

This course introduces various approaches to Data Mining, including supervised and unsupervised methods, classification, clustering, and association with emphasis on evaluation of appropriate methods. Students will explore the appropriate use and differences of various algorithms using SPSS or R.

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

11:00AM-
12:20PM
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Nanette Veilleux Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

CS 347 - Applied Data Science

This course builds on skills learned in previous data science courses and shows students how to practically apply in various technological paradigms using real world data and situations. Students will work in teams to assess the appropriate tools and methodologies to apply to their particular case study. This is a required course for undergraduate majors and for master's students in the Data Science & Analytics programs.

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

04:30PM-
07:20PM
N/A
Benjamin Stubbs Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus
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