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: 01/21/2020 09:20PM

Gender Cultural Studies

GCS 400 - Virtual Orientation

This required orientation course introduces all graduate students in the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities to the full range of academic, administrative, and social expectations for students, and the environment in which they must meet those expectations. This course describes program requirements; university, college, and program policy; and offers information about the full range of resources available to the students in support of their program. It also offers basic tutorial and instruction related to the use of Moodle (our learning management system), library resources, and other key tools used to support student learning.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Leonard, Suzanne Open 48 No 0.00 Online Class

GCS 420 - Race, Gender, and Empire

The history of race and racism begins with the history of imperialism and colonialism. Often, scholars of race and racism ignore this history and study race within a specific nation state without making global connections. In this class, we will explore the history of racism that is deeply gendered and a project of empire building. We will examine how race was historically constructed as a result of empire building and how it continues today. It is therefore important to note that race is a social construction that shifts and changes over time, depending on the imperial project but that there are threads within history that must be examined. In other words, while race and racism shift over time, its history and connection to colonialism and imperialism cannot be ignored. In this class you will read theories on race, colonialism, post-colonialism, settler colonialism, and global feminism. I expect by the end of the class we are able to show how racial projects are global and gendered. We will do this from an interdisciplinary perspective employing perspectives from disciplines ranging from Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Literary Analysis, Anthropology and Women's and Gender Studies.

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
MCB
C308
Saher Selod Open 10 No 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 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Leonard, Suzanne Open 24 Yes 1.00 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 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

02:00PM-
04:50PM
MCB
E207
Leonard, Suzanne Open 19 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

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 01/23/2020 -
05/07/2020
Thursday

01:00PM-
04:00PM
N/A
Leonard, Suzanne Open 16 Yes 4.00 Off Site

GCS 467G - Graduate Consortium of Women's Studies

Peace Keeping operations involving both military and civilian personnel have been deployed in a number of countries such as Bosnia, Kosovo, East Timor and Afghanistan. These interventions have come about following intense levels of violence, breakdown in law and order, systems of governance and social systems as well as violations of human rights. This course is designed to review the phenomena of conflict, forced migration and militarization from a gender perspective to highlight the policy and operational implications that arise from this analysis. The gendered nature of conflict and intervention will be explored from a multi-disciplinary framework involving anthropology, sociology, policy analysis, philosophy and the arts. Presenters will utilize literature, poetry, film, witness testimonies from the field, ethnographic narratives and other resources to explore the complex ways in which women and men experience, manage and respond to violence and situations of protracted crisis.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/21/2020 -
05/12/2020
Tuesday

03:00PM-
06:00PM
N/A
Leonard, Suzanne Open 18 Yes 4.00 Off Site

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

04:30PM-
07:20PM
MCB
W201
Lori J. Hyde Open 22 No 4.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 405 - High School Practicum Seminar In Teaching & Learning

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

04:30PM-
07:20PM
MCB
W201
Lori J. Hyde Open 24 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 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
W201
Janie V. Ward Open 9 No 4.00 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 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
W203
Barbara Fine
Elaine Kohen
Open 9 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 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Lori J. Hyde Open 22 No 4.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 482 - Practicum: High School (8-12)

Assigns supervised teaching responsibilities in an inclusive classroom at the ninth grade to twelfth 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 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Lori J. Hyde Open 24 No 4.00 Main Campus
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