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

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.

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
Alejandro Reuss Open 35 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Carole Biewener Open 35 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.

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

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Masato Aoki Open 35 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Niloufer Sohrabji Open 35 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.

Section Section
Dates
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
Masato Aoki Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

ECON 216 - Economic Development

Addresses the promises and pitfalls of globalization and economic development by considering the theory and practice of economic development. Uses case studies from South and Central America, Africa, and Asia.

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

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Alejandro Reuss Open 25 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.

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
Niloufer Sohrabji Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

ECON 225 - Political Economy of U.S. Capitalism

Analyzes contemporary U.S. capitalism through the prism of class, with emphasis on Marx's economic theory of class structures, surplus, exploitation, competition, contradiction, and crisis. Critically compares Marxian economic theory to neoclassical and Keynesian theories. Combines lectures and discussions, and develops critical thinking through critical writing.

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
Masato Aoki Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

ECON 290 - Special Topics: Gender and Food

Examines the interplay of gender and food. Addresses how gendered divisions of labor and global value chains intersect with racial, national and class hierarchies; changing household food practices; and embodied dimensions of gender and food by interrogating framings of 'fatness' along with gendered food habits and dieting practices.

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
Carole Biewener Open 25 No 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.

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 Carole Biewener Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

Education

EDUC 350 - Independent Study

Consent of instructor required.

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 Kristin Nelson Open 25 Yes 1.00 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
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 Kristin Nelson Open 25 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.

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
Lydia Fash Open 15 No 4.00 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.

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
Richard Wollman Open 15 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.

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

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Richard Wollman Open 20 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.

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Richard Wollman Open 20 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.

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

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

ENGL 193 - Gender and Power in Literature

Explores the writings and cultural contexts of literature by and about women from the 19th century to the present. Features novels, short stories, speeches, poems, and plays. Selected topics may include: education, friendship, sexuality, the marriage plot, labor, and protest and politics.

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

10:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Leonard, Suzanne Open 18 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.

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
Pamela S. Bromberg Open 18 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.

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
Sheldon George Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 205 - Creative Writing: Memoir

Offers the opportunity to write non-fiction pieces about a particular topic or theme.

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
Lowry Pei Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 214 - Invented Self in U.S. Fiction

Looks at U.S. writers as authors of themselves and creators of their own personae in 20th and 21st-century U.S. fiction. Examines both the literary and societal implications of such self-fabrications in works by writers such as Philip Roth, Jeffrey Eugenides, Anne Tyler, Amy Bloom, Tom Perrotta, Junot Diaz, Patricia Highsmith, Michael Cunningham, Susana Moore, and Cristina Garcia.

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

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Leonard, Suzanne Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 221 - The Critical Lens: Introduction to Film and Media Theory

Introduces students to the main schools of theory in cinema and media studies, including auteur theory, narrative, semiotics, psychoanalysis, Marxism, feminism, queer theory, critical race theory, reception theory, third and accented cinemas.

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

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Briana L. Martino Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 275 - American Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance

Focuses on the literature, music, and culture that emerged after WWI in places like Harlem. Examines the period's atmosphere of creativity and experimentation through the works of both major 'white' writers like Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and Eliot, and major African-American writers like Hughes, Hurston, Larsen, Du Bois, and Toomer.

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

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Sheldon George Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 304 - Problems in Romantic Literature: The Romantic Rebel

Begins with Milton's Paradise Lost, the subtext for all Romantic rebellion, and moves to Blake, its great theorist and visual artist, to the poetry of Wordsworth and works by women Romantic poets. Concludes with the female perspective on Romantic rebellion in the novels of the Bronte sisters and in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Pamela S. Bromberg Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 306 - Victorian Literature and Culture

Surveys British poets, prose writers, and novelists from the 1840s to the turn of the century. Writers studied may include Tennyson, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Matthew Arnold, Florence Nightingale, Queen Victoria, Darwin, Ruskin, and John Stuart Mill.

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
Kelly Hager Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 317 - Toni Morrison and American Literature

Studies most of the novels and short works of Toni Morrison, viewing them both as involved in thematic conversations with other writers of the American literary canon and as presenting critical evaluations of the racial history that Morrison believes continually haunts this canon.

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
Sheldon George Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 350 - Independent Study

Consent of instructor required.

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 Renee L. Bergland Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 380 - Fieldwork

Consent of department required.

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 Renee L. Bergland 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.

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-
08:50PM
N/A
Renee L. Bergland Open 15 Yes 3.00 Main Campus

ENGL 504 - Problems in Romantic Literature: The Romantic Rebel

Begins with Miltons Paradise Lost, the subtext for all Romantic rebellion, and moves to Blake, its great theorist and visual artist, to the poetry of Wordsworth and works by women Romantic poets. Concludes with the female perspective on Romantic rebellion in the novels of the Bronte sisters and in Mary Shelleys Frankenstein.

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Pamela S. Bromberg Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 506 - Victorian Literature and Culture

Surveys British poets, prose writers, and novelists from the 1840s to the turn of the century. Studies writers that may include Tennyson, Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Matthew Arnold, Florence Nightingale, Queen Victoria, Darwin, Ruskin, Mill, Newman, and Carlyle.

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
Kelly Hager Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 517 - Toni Morrison and American Literature

Studies most of the novels and short works of Toni Morrison, viewing them both as involved in thematic conversations with other writers of the American literary canon and as presenting critical evaluations of the racial history that Morrison believes continually haunts this canon.

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
Sheldon George Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

ENGL 590 - Seminar

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-
08:50PM
N/A
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.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/28/2020 -
04/07/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 15 No 2.00 Main Campus

Exercise Science

EXSC 100 - Introduction to Exercise Science

Introduces the discipline of Exercise Science, including scientific foundations of the exercise science subdisciplines, professionalism, ethics, certification, licensure, employment opportunities.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
03/03/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Meghan Garvey Open 16 Yes 2.00 Main Campus
02 03/05/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Meghan Garvey Open 16 Yes 2.00 Main Campus

EXSC 110 - Form and Function in Resistance Exercise

Teaches students how to train each muscle group with both free weights and machines, how to take individuals through a 1 repetition max (RM) in various exercises, and how to assign reps and sets of exercises for specific training goals.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
03/03/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Joel Lombard Open 16 Yes 2.00 Main Campus
02 03/05/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Joel Lombard Open 16 Yes 2.00 Main Campus

EXSC 361 - Exercise Assessment & Prescription

Class and lab familiarize students with the basic principles and practices of fitness assessment and exercise prescription for healthy individuals and those with controlled risk factors.

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

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Randi Lite Open 32 No 4.00 Main Campus

EXSC 361L - Exercise Assessment & Prescription Lab

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Meghan Garvey Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 01/17/2020 -
05/01/2020
Friday

09:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Tracy Jessick Curran Open 16 No 0.00 Main Campus
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