Courses

Below you will find the current course offerings listed by semester and then alphabetically by department. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at or 617-521-2111.

Spring 2019 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 02/20/2019 08:20AM

East Asian Studies

EAS 350 - Independent Study

Consent of instructor required.

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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Alister Inglis Open 9 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

EAS 370 - Internship

Consent of instructor required.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Alister Inglis Open 9 Yes 8.00 Main Campus

Economics

ECON 100 - Principles of Microeconomics

Addresses debates about whether market capitalism provides the best institutional context for organizing the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Considers consumer and business behavior under various competitive conditions. Assesses the appropriate role for government policy in improving performance of market capitalism.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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01 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
MCB
C311
Zinnia Mukherjee Open 11 No 4.00 Main Campus

ECON 101 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Examines how economy-wide consumption, saving, investment, trade, and government spending and taxation influence inflation, unemployment, and the economy's oscillation between prosperity and recession. Introduces alternative macroeconomic theories in terms of their analysis of how the economy works and the fiscal and monetary policies they support.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
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01 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
SOMC
M202
Masato Aoki Open 22 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
SOMC
M101
Niloufer Sohrabji Open 5 No 4.00 Main Campus

ECON 125 - Rosie the Riveter to #MeToo: Women and Work

Introduces the history of women in the U.S. economy and addresses contemporary issues concerning women and work. Focuses on similarities and differences among women's work experiences as inflected by race, ethnicity, and class. Particular attention is paid to labor-market discrimination, occupational segregation, and the gender wage gap.

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Consent
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01 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
MCB
C105
Carole Biewener Open 19 No 4.00 Main Campus

ECON 201 - Intermediate Macroeconomics

Critically examines the logical construction of Classical/Neoclassical and Keynesian macroeconomic theories and the assumptions, goals, and trade-offs of alternative fiscal and monetary policies. Examines Keynes's critique of Classical/Neoclassical theory. Analyzes recent U.S. macroeconomic history and contemporary macroeconomics issues.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
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01 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

03:00PM-
04:20PM
LEF
L320
Masato Aoki Open 3 No 4.00 Main Campus

ECON 220 - International Monetary Systems

Introduces students to international monetary theory and policy. Examines the history and political economy of international monetary systems, the behavior of international financial markets, the balance of payments, exchange rates, financial crises, and the role of the International Monetary Fund. Emphasizes current events throughout the course.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
LEF
L004
Niloufer Sohrabji Open 14 No 4.00 Main Campus

ECON 236 - Public Economics

Analyzes government spending and taxes at the national, state, and local level. Topics include growth in government, the future of the income tax in the U.S., expenditure programs for the poor, financing health care and education, the Social Security system, and the relationship among various local, state, and federal governments.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
LEF
L008
Zinnia Mukherjee Open 10 No 4.00 Main Campus

ECON 255 - Political Economy of Education

Examines (1) how mainstream economic theory has shaped educational reform since the 1980s 'education crisis,' (2) the economic arguments justifying various reform movements, including vouchers, charters, testing, and choice, and (3) the economics of the achievement gap and of education's effects on social mobility, equality of opportunity, and segregation.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
LEF
L008
Masato Aoki Open 14 No 4.00 Main Campus

ECON 349 - Directed Study

Consent of department required. Directed study addresses coursework required for the major or degree not being offered formally that semester. Students work under the close supervision of a faculty member. Consent is required for a directed study, which does not count toward the independent learning requirement.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Niloufer Sohrabji Open 15 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

ECON 350 - Independent Study

Consent of department required.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Niloufer Sohrabji Open 15 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

ECON 370 - Internship

Consent of instructor required. Provides students with opportunities for workplace experience and supervised research projects that incorporate economic analysis.

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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Carole Biewener Open 11 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

Education

EDUC 350 - Independent Study

Consent of instructor required.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Helen Guttentag Open 20 Yes 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Kristin Nelson Open 18 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

EDUC 388 - Fieldwork in Education

Consent of department required. Limited enrollment. Two full days a week of clinical experience in a private or public school classroom.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Helen Guttentag Open 16 Yes 8.00 Main Campus

English

ENGL 105 - Creative Writing: Non-Fiction

Designed for students with a solid base of writing skill who wish to grow further as writers. Teaches writing of non-fiction that a non-captive audience would willingly read. Focuses primarily on the personal narrative.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
MCB
C302
Lydia Fash Open 1 No 4.00 Main Campus
LC 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

12:00PM-
01:50PM
MCB
C308
Lowry Pei Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus

ENGL 109 - Creative Writing: Poetry

Targets the eager and curious writer of poems seeking structure, feedback, and models of excellence in a workshop setting. Assumes that those who want to write are those who have been deeply moved by the writing of others. Includes extensive reading and attendance at poetry readings in the Boston area.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
MCB
E207
Richard Wollman Open 2 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 110 - Introduction to Literature

Teaches the art and skill of reading fiction, poetry, and plays for pleasure and understanding. Designed for those who love to read but are not necessarily intending to major in literature. Includes seminar style discussions and frequent writing.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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01 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
MCB
C302
Renee L. Bergland Open 5 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 112 - Poetry and Passion in the Bible

Closely studies the Old and New Testaments, with attention to the problem of strategies of interpretation. Considers themes including the use of metaphor; shifting attitudes toward sex; time and typology; and theological versus cultural perspectives.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
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01 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
MCB
C302
Richard Wollman Open 11 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 121 - Love, Death, and Fantasy in Shakespeare's Plays

Analyzes major plays with commentary on the theater of Shakespeare's London. Includes films and attendance at live performances of Shakespeare's plays when possible.

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
MCB
C308
Richard Wollman Open 8 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 162 - American Literature from 1865-1900

Focuses on the responses of American writers to the change from a predominantly rural smalltown society to an urban industrialized one and the accompanying challenges to previous racial and gender stereotypes. Texts include poetry by Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson; fiction by Mark Twain, Henry James, Kate Chopin, Theodore Dreiser, and Edith Wharton; and W.E.B. DuBois's Souls of Black Folk.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
MCB
C302
Sheldon George Open 7 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 168 - Crime Literature

Starting with the birth of detective fiction and ending with a recent novel about a policeman's murder of a black man, this course traces cultural fantasies about crime and criminality. We will consider what the fantasies inherent in whodunits, thrillers, and other crime literature reveal about gender, race, objectivity, morality, and the fundamental soundness of our justice system.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
LC 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

12:00PM-
01:50PM
LEF
L004
Lydia Fash Open 2 No 3.00 Main Campus

ENGL 178 - Intersectional Themes in Modern American Literature

Studies personal, family, and cultural conflicts created by the tensions between ethnic and American loyalties in fictional and non-fictional works by African American, Jewish, Native American, Asian American, Latino, and other authors. Focuses on the dilemma of affirming the values of ethnic identity in a civilization professing the virtues of assimilation.

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Consent
Credits Location
LC 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

12:00PM-
01:50PM
MCB
W206
Sheldon George Open 1 No 3.00 Main Campus

ENGL 184 - World Drama Survey

This course is a survey of major plays from Europe, the United States and Africa. Dramatists may include Sophocles, Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Moliere, Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, O'Neill, Brecht, Beckett, Hansberry, Fugard, and August Wilson. Studies social and political contexts of theater, performance practices, and writing about drama.

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01 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
MCB
C318
Audrey Golden Open 8 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 199 - Approaches to Literature

An introduction to the English major, 199 provides a grounding in the skills and questions basic to the study of literature: how to trace an image, how a novelist constructs a character, what a poet is doing with meter and rhyme, and how to make comparisons between different texts. Required for all English majors.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
MCB
C302
Pamela S. Bromberg Open 6 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 200 - Introduction to Theory

The second half of the required introduction to the English major, this course builds on English 199 and considers how we read, analyze, and write about literature from different critical perspectives, including Postcolonialism and Race Studies, Feminism, Psychoanalysis, Structuralism, Deconstruction, and/or Marxism. Required for all English majors.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
MCB
E209
Sheldon George Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 207 - Writing Fiction, Part 2

Continued work on the art of writing the short story, building on experience gained in English 107. Frequent writing and reflection on writing; extensive revision; workshop discussion of student writing. Readings in contemporary and canonical short fiction, as well as works on fictional technique.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

03:00PM-
04:20PM
MCB
C104
Lowry Pei Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 211 - From Alice to Eeyore

Examines the wide variety of literature written for children in the Victorian and modernist periods in Britain, from fairy tales and nonsense verse to didactic fiction and fantasy. Authors studied may include Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Christina Rossetti, Robert Louis Stevenson, E. Nesbit, Kenneth Grahame, J. M. Barrie, P.L. Travers, and A.A. Milne.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
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01 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
MCB
C106
Kelly Hager Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 230 - Postcolonial Film

Surveys post-colonial cinemas with emphasis on films from Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. Focuses especially on how these films address the cultural and political issues relevant to an understanding of post-colonial identity. Weekly screenings of films and reading in post-colonial theory and film criticism.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
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01 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
MCB
C106
Audrey Golden Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 243 - English Novel Through Austen

Considers the development of the English novel, with emphasis on narrative technique and the cultural history of the novel in the 18th century. Novelists may include Behn, Haywood, Fielding, Burney, Austen, and Walpole.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
MCB
W203
Pamela S. Bromberg Open 1 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 308 - The Postcolonial Novel

Studies the novels of such writers as Joseph Conrad, Nadine Gordimer, Tayeb Salih, Chinua Achebe, Buchi Emecheta, Jamaica Kincaid, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Jean Rhys, Salman Rushdie, and Zadie Smith in the context of contemporary post-colonial theory.

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

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
E305
Audrey Golden Open 9 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 350 - Independent Study

Consent of instructor required.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Leonard, Suzanne Open 24 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 380 - Fieldwork

Consent of department required.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 390 - Seminar in Literary Scholarship

Offers a framework for advanced independent work in literary studies. Anchored in a common topic that changes each year. Texts include some of the critical and theoretical approaches that help to define the topic.

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BL 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
C302
Renee L. Bergland Open 10 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 508 - Postcolonial Novel

Studies the novels of such writers as Joseph Conrad, Jean Rhys, V.S. Naipul, Nadine Gordimer, Tayeb Salih, Chinua Achebe, Buchi Emecheta, Jamaica Kincaid, and Anita Desai in the context of contemporary post-colonial theory. Bromberg

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

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
E305
Audrey Golden Open 11 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 590 - Seminar

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
C302
Renee L. Bergland Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus

Environmental Forum

ENVI 200 - Environmental Forum

Provides a forum for different disciplines and interests to assess current environmental topics. Examines scientific, socioeconomic, and political aspects of environmental issues. Includes a service learning component and encourages interaction with local, regional and national environ- mental advocates. Students will develop applied research skills and make oral and written presentations.

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Consent
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01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

06:40PM-
08:30PM
SOMC
M222
Anna Aguilera Open 4 No 2.00 Main Campus
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