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

History

HIST 101 - World History II

From an explicitly multicultural and interdisciplinary perspective, the course examines a variety of civilizations since the time of the Columbian exchange, with a particular focus on the rise of the West to world dominance. Evaluating many cultures and societies that have experienced colonialism and post-colonialism, a variety of different sources will be used including literature, film and primary documents. Trips will be arranged to different sites around Boston to better understand subjects such as the environmental change, cross-cultural contact and western hegemony, and independent projects will be developed by students to enhance their research skills.

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

09:30AM-
10:50AM
MCB
W203
Jessica Margaret Parr Open 1 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 141 - Modern American History

Surveys transformations in American society, politics, and culture, from Reconstruction through the 20th century. These include industrialization, immigration, and urbanization; social protest; the expansion of citizenship, suffrage, and civil rights; the rise of the U.S. to world power; and the revolutionizing effects of science, technology, visual arts, and the written word.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

11:00AM-
11:50AM
SCB
S423
Laura Prieto Open 17 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 201 - Dynamics Japanese History

Examines the rise and fall of imperial Japan (1868-1945) and certain trends since 1945. Considers the history and ideology of a nation that believed in military prowess and authoritarian government as a national honor. Discusses factors that led Japan to this view, its consequences, and Japan's path to postwar democracy and prosperity.

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

04:30PM-
05:50PM
MCB
C308
Chieko Nakajima Open 19 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 214 - African Diaspora

This course is an overview of African Diasporic history, from the transatlantic slave trade through Black Lives Matter. We will explore how the diaspora came into being, as well as how people of African descent across the globe have resisted their subjugation, exploitation, and political and social exclusion.

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

11:00AM-
12:20PM
MCB
C318
Frances P. Sullivan Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 216 - Women and Gender in U.S. History Since 1890

Studies women's lives and roles from 1890 to the present. Examines women's experiences in households and families, at work, and in diverse communities. Focuses on racial, class, ethnic, and regional differences among women. Also explores changing definitions of femininity and masculinity. Course materials include a wide range of primary documentary and visual sources as well as historical essays.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/03/2019
Wednesday, Friday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
LEF
L004
Laura Prieto Open 11 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 231 - Understanding Islam & Historical Perspectives

The course examines Islamic society from its beginning to the modern period. Covering issues such as the rise of Islam in the Arabian peninsula, the creation of Islamic dynasties, and the establishment of Islamic law, the class familiarizes students with a wide range of topics and diverse chronological periods, with an emphasis on connections between Islamic societies and other parts of the world. Outings will be arranged to sites in and around Boston to explore rich collections of Islamic art and culture, and guest speakers will be brought in to provide different points of view on issues related to Islam and the West.

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

03:00PM-
04:20PM
MCB
C308
Stephen Ortega Open 13 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 249 - U.S. Foreign Policy 1945-Present

Examines the origins of the Cold War in the dramatically altered balance of international forces at the end of World War II. Also considers the historic impact of Third World revolutions and the surge toward detente, ending in the sudden termination of the Cold War in the Gorbachev era.

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

11:00AM-
12:20PM
SOMC
M202
Denise M. Horn Open 14 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 260 - Interpreting the Past: The Craft of History

Studies the methodological, theoretical, and practical questions involved in the writing of history. Explores the relationship between past and present, the use of primary sources, and the interpretation of history by drawing on the work of the most creative practitioners of the discipline.

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

11:00AM-
12:20PM
MCB
C308
Stephen Berry Open 11 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 350 - Independent Study

Consent of department required. Enrollment normally open only to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

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 Stephen Ortega Open 9 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 361 - Topics in World History

Consent of department required. Enrollment normally open only to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Concentrates on forms of contact between people in different parts of the world. Examines how encounters across borders inform, affect, and relate to issues such as trade, the environment, conflict, notions of other, gender perceptions, and colonialism.

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
MCB
C105
Frances P. Sullivan Open 17 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 365 - Seminar: 9/11 Narratives

Consent of department required. Enrollment normally open only to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. This course examines narratives connected to September 11th and focuses on the debate within academic, and policy circles, on terrorism as a form of warfare, on globalization and 9/11, and on the nature of the post-9/11 zeitgeist. The class provides an understanding as to how these narratives affect how we interpret the event, its causes and subsequent decision-making. Incorporating a variety of different types of sources such as journalistic accounts, novels, films, YouTube clips, Islamist writings and perspectives from philosophers, the course also considers how the emotional impact of the event has affected interpretations of both recent history and the longue duree, definitions of security and dialogue between the West and the Islamic world.

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
W206
Stephen Ortega Wcls 16 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 371 - Seminar in Early American History

Consent of department required. Enrollment normally open only to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Topics vary each year. Focuses on varied developments in New England, the Middle Colonies, and the South during the 17th and 18th centuries, with special attention to political institutions, social structure, race relations, and gender roles.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
W206
Jessica Margaret Parr Open 19 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 373 - Seminar in Nineteenth Century American History

Consent of department required. This seminar examines how ideas about race and ethnicity took shape in the 19th-c. U.S. It integrates African-American histories of slavery, emancipation, citizenship, and urban migration; the Native American experience of territorial conquest and cultural resistance; and waves of immigration from Europe, Asia, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
PCB
P406
Stephen Berry Open 19 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 414 - African Diaspora

This course is an overview of African Diasporic history, from the transatlantic slave trade through Black Lives Matter. We will explore how the diaspora came into being, as well as how people of African descent across the globe have resisted their subjugation, exploitation, and political and social exclusion.

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

11:00AM-
12:20PM
MCB
C318
Frances P. Sullivan Open 9 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 450 - Independent Study

Prereq.: Consent of the instructor.

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 Stephen Ortega Open 8 Yes 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Stephen Ortega Open 9 Yes 1.00 Main Campus
03 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Stephen Berry Open 9 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 455A - History Thesis

Involves independent research based on archival primary sources culminating in a paper of approximately 60 to 80 pages under the supervision of two historians with expertise in the subject area. Requires consent from the history archives management director and a proposal approved during the semester before the course is taken. See program director for guidelines and due dates to submit proposals.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
C318
Frances P. Sullivan Open 14 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 455C - Thesis Extension #2

Involves independent research based on archival primary sources culminating in a paper of approximately 60 to 80 pages under the supervision of two historians with expertise in the subject area.

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 Stephen Ortega Open 4 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

HIST 527 - Archives, Hist. & Coll. Mem.

Prereq.: Graduate standing. See program directors for information on whether this course will count as history or as GSLIS for your individual program. Explores the relationship among historical events, the creation and maintenance of archival records, and the construction of social memory. Analyzes the role of archives in the process of memory conservation, the display of public history, the writing of history, and the construction of political and national identities. Focuses on 20th century events, considering such historical and archival issues as repatriation, record preservation, the use of misuse of archives to shape political myths, and the use of documents to influence a shared historical consciousness. Bastian and History Staff.

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
SOMC
M222
Laura Prieto
Jeannette A. Bastian
Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 561 - Topics in World History

4 sem. hrs. Concentrates on forms of contact between people in different parts of the world. Examines how encounters across borders inform, affect, and relate to issues such as trade, the environment, conflict, notions of other, gender perceptions, and colonialism. Sullivan.

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
MCB
C105
Frances P. Sullivan Open 11 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 565 - Seminar: 911 Narratives

This course examines narratives connected to September 11th and focuses on the debate within academic, and policy circles, on terrorism as a form of warfare, on globalization and 9/11, and on the nature of the post-9/11 zeitgeist. The class provides an understanding as to how these narratives affect how we interpret the event, its causes and subsequent decision-making. Incorporating a variety of different types of sources such as journalistic accounts, novels, films, YouTube clips, Islamist writings and perspectives from philosophers, the course also considers how the emotional impact of the event has affected interpretations of both recent history and the longue duree, definitions of security and dialogue between the West and the Islamic world.

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
W206
Stephen Ortega Wcls 4 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 570 - 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 Stephen Ortega Open 9 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 571 - Seminar in Early American History

Studies the development of a new society and culture in British America from the settlement of Jamestown in 1607 through the War for Independence. Focuses on varied developments in New England, the Middle Colonies, and the South, with special attention to political institutions, social structure, race relations, and gender roles.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
W206
Jessica Margaret Parr Open 2 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 573 - Seminar in Nineteenth-Century American History

This seminar examines how ideas about race and ethnicity took shape in the 19th-c. U.S. It integrates African-American histories of slavery, emancipation, citizenship, and urban migration; the Native American experience of territorial conquest and cultural resistance; and waves of immigration from Europe, Asia, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
PCB
P406
Stephen Berry Open 5 No 4.00 Main Campus

Honors Courses

HON 190 - Talking in the 21st Century

Membership in honors program required. A one-credit seminar for all first-year students. Sophomore-entry students take this course in the spring of their sophomore year. The course develops critical thinking skills learned in HON-101 and 102, now applying them to public speaking. The class meets once a month for workshops on extemporaneous speaking, formal presentations, and the use of sources to make strong arguments.

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

02/27/2019

03/27/2019

04/24/2019

Wednesday

Wednesday

Wednesday

Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
11:00AM-
01:50PM
11:00AM-
01:50PM
11:00AM-
01:50PM
LEF
L320
LEF
L320
LEF
L320
LEF
L320
Valerie Theresa Geary Open 14 No 1.00 Main Campus
02 01/31/2019

02/28/2019

03/28/2019

04/25/2019

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
03:00PM-
05:50PM
03:00PM-
05:50PM
03:00PM-
05:50PM
MCB
E209
MCB
E209
MCB
E209
MCB
E209
Valerie Theresa Geary Open 3 No 1.00 Main Campus

HON 290 - Honors Global Scholars

Membership in honors program required. This course introduces honors students to their role in the global community. Through discussions and workshops concerning intercultural knowledge, global humility, and global education, students will see themselves as members of a world community and be able to enhance their educational program through global experiences.

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

03:00PM-
05:50PM
MCB
C318
Denise M. Horn Open 24 No 1.00 Main Campus

HON 308 - Energy & Global Warming

Membership in honors program required. Explores the topic of global warming and climate change, using conceptual and quantitative modeling techniques. Students will review evidence for global warming and evaluate the importance of human factors using a variety of conceptual 'back of the envelope' calculations, simple 'box models,' and more sophisticated computer modeling, all of which are used to forecast climate change.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

09:00AM-
09:50AM
MCB
W206
Michael Berger Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

CAGS Health Professions Educ

HPED 510 - Education Practicum/Preceptorship

Students in this course will develop curriculum materials and demonstrate teaching in diverse settings to students under supervision of a faculty member/preceptor. The settings will include higher degree programs, clinical settings, and/or institutional staff development departments. Students will participate in a weekly seminar that focuses on practice issues, professional skill development, and issues related to theory, practice, and research in nursing education. Learning activities include 16 hours per week in the precepted practicum with an expert teacher/mentor with an interactive web-based seminar discussion. (4 credits)

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Judith Cullinane Open 19 No 4.00 Online Class

HPED 530 - Principles of Inquiry & Evidence in Education

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Shira I. Birnbaum
Susan M. Duty
Open 12 No 3.00 Online Class

HPED 531 - Teaching Methods, Course Design, and Assessment

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Jennifer Herman Open 4 No 3.00 Online Class

Humanities

HUM 370 - Humanities Internship

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/25/2019 -
05/03/2019
Friday

05:00PM-
06:20PM
MCB
E207
Kelly Hager Open 12 Yes 4.00 Main Campus
Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 02/20/2019 08:20AM
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