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: 07/18/2019 04:20PM

Gender Cultural Studies

GCS 430 - Cultural Theory

An intensive reading seminar, intended to provide an introduction to the theoretical debates regarding the study of culture that have taken place in the last 20 years. Explores theories of nations, publics, and identities. Considers a number of theorists including Bourdieu, Haberman, Foucault, Hall, and Butler.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
E209
Leonard, Suzanne Open 13 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

GCS 450 - Independent Study

Offers an opportunity to complete research, internship, or fieldwork projects related to the GCS program. Requires consent of a supervising faculty member; approval of the program director; and a brief proposal outlining the focus, purpose, and projected outcome, to be submitted to the program director during the semester prior to registration.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Jo Trigilio Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

GCS 455 - Thesis

Involves a year-long independent research and writing project culminating in a paper of approximately 60-80 pages under the supervision of one reader with expertise in the subject area. Requires permission from the GCS director and advisory board and a proposal approved during the semester before the course is taken.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Jo Trigilio Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

GCS 455A - Thesis Extension

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Jo Trigilio Open 25 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

GCS 460 - Project

Involves a research and writing project culminating in a paper of substantial length (30-40 pages) that may include an exhibit, film, media presentation, etc. Entails integration of materials relevant to the students specialization. Requires a proposal approved during the semester before the course is taken.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Theresa Perry Open 24 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
03 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Theresa Perry
Jo Trigilio
Open 24 Yes 4.00 Main Campus
04 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Jyoti Puri Open 24 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

GCS 460A - Master's Project Extension

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Jo Trigilio Open 25 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

GCS 465G - Graduate Consortium of Women's Studies: Understanding Pornography and Obscura

This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of ways of feminist thinking, knowing, listening, and speaking in the interest of producing scholarship that instigates change. Together we will grapple with feminist approaches, theories, and epistemologies that form the intellectual bases necessary to conduct feminist research both within and across the disciplines.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

05:00PM-
08:00PM
N/A
Jo Trigilio Open 25 Yes 4.00 Off Site

GCS 466G - Graduate Consortium of Women's Studies

This course examines the intersecting transformations in the meanings and possibilities of kinship and family life. We will explore crucial interactions between economic and political structures and changing notions of gender, sexuality, caregiving, work patterns, and relationships between family members. Taking an intersectional approach, we will examine families over time and across groups, considering how gender, race/ethnicity, class, and sexuality shape their dynamics.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Jo Trigilio Open 0 No 4.00 Off Site

GCS 470 - Internship

Offers students a work experience of five to ten hours per week under the direction of a workplace supervisor and a Simmons advisor. Serves as a source of information for inquiry and research. Culminates in a final paper of 20-30 pages that studies and analyzes an aspect of the work experience or site (e.g., an institutional ethnography). Requires a proposal approved during the semester prior to the internship.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Jo Trigilio Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

GCS 480 - Gender/Cultural Fieldwork

Offers an opportunity to conduct field research for five to ten hours per week under the direction of a Simmons advisor. Involves gathering empirical information for a study of approximately 20-30 pages. Requires a proposal approved during the semester prior to the fieldwork and may require approval from the institutional review board for research involving human subjects.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Jo Trigilio Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

Global Exchange

GE 101 - Global Exchange

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 8 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

Grad General Educ

GEDUC 401 - Seminar in Teaching and Learning At the Elementary Level

Develops integrated curriculum units and explores different models of curriculum design, lesson plans, and interdisciplinary teaching; teaches strategies to modify curriculum to accommodate different developmental levels and learning styles; and addresses issues of classroom management and parent communication. Develops appropriate assessment and evaluation procedures, measuring student progress. Requires practicum placement.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/28/2019 -
04/29/2019
Monday

04:30PM-
07:20PM
MCB
W203
Ms. Ellen M. Davidson Open 17 No 4.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 445 - Educational Psychology

Examines the implications of psychology for teaching children and adolescents, emphasizing cognitive, social, and emotional development. Also covers learning styles, motivation, assessment, and evaluation. Requires individual presentations and papers that emphasize integration of students educational experiences, theory, and practice.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
W203
Daren Graves Open 9 No 4.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 450 - Independent Study

For graduate students only.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Helen Guttentag Wcls 0 Yes 1.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 461 - Social Studies, Science & the Arts For the Elementary Classroom

Considers methods and materials for elementary curriculum in social studies, science, music, and art, emphasizing the unit approach to curriculum organization.Incorporates audiovisual materials. Examines experimental models and techniques of observation. Requires field experience in an inclusive classroom or a museum setting.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/30/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
C105
Barbara Fine
Elaine Kohen
Open 4 No 4.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 480 - Practicum: Elementary Education (1-6)

Assigns supervised teaching responsibilities in an inclusive classroom at the first-grade to sixth-grade level. Involves demonstrating effective classroom management procedures, implementing daily class lessons, developing long-range curriculum materials, and demonstrating effectiveness in serving students who are below the expected classroom instructional level. Requires documentation of a minimum of 135 hours of direct instructional time.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Helen Guttentag Open 17 No 4.00 Main Campus
Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 07/18/2019 04:20PM
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