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

Health Care Administration

HCA 470 - Negotiations & Problem Solving

Negotiation and conflict resolution are becoming more important in organizations today. In the past, you probably would use negotiation and conflict resolution skills only if your job entailed formal dealings with unions, suppliers and customers or as a financial deal maker. In other words, negotiation was a skill needed only by people that did it for a living. All that has changed in organizations today. If you analzye an organization through a political lens all interactions are basically negotiations. That means that as a leader, at whatever level, you are frequently operating in a situation where your responsibility exceeds your authority. You will need to negotiate with a range of internal and external stakeholders in order to get your job done. In network and team structures, you are but one voice among many. To get your agenda accomplished, you will need to negotiate to build alliances amond different stakeholders and constituencies. As organizations become more diverse demographically and culturally, the potential for conflict increases, requiring even more attention to ways of dealing with it. And in these challenging times, the need to negotiate resources and support for yourself and your group becomes even more critical.

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

04:00PM-
07:00PM
SOMC
M105
Mrs. Patricia H. Deyton Open 2 No 3.00 Longwood Medical Cohort

History

HIST 100 - World History I

Studies the evolution of human societies to the rise of truly global connection. Significant attention is paid to understanding connections and comparisons between China, India, the Islamic world, the Mediterranean, and the Americas.

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
MCB
W206
Katherine Hollander Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 203 - Power & Culture: East Asia

Examines the development of East Asian and American foreign relations, focusing primarily on Sino-American-Japanese triangular relations since 1800. Special attention is given to the emergence of Japan and the U.S. as world powers and their approaches to dealing with nationalist and communist China.

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
MCB
E209
Zhigang Liu Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 213 - Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History

Explores developments and changes in American ideas about race. How have science, social science, law, politics, art, and literature shaped definitions of race, and in turn affected race relations and racism? Considers the historical experiences of Native Americans, African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and white ethnic groups since the colonial era.

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
MCB
W206
Jessica Parr Open 9 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 237 - Holocaust

Examines the rise of Nazism in the 1930s, the history of anti-Semitism in Europe, and the process that led the Nazi State to pursue mass murder of Jews and other so-called 'undesirables.' Uses literature, memoirs, and film to examine social exclusion, forced migration, and genocide.

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
MCB
W205
Katherine Hollander Open 10 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 255 - Pathogens and Peoples: A Cultural History of Disease

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
MCB
E305
Stephen Berry 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 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
MCB
C302
Leonard, Sarah Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 355 - Senior Thesis

Consent of department required. Includes a written thesis and an oral presentation to the department upon completion. Required for honors candidates in history, who must have successfully completed HIST-350 Independent Study in the previous semester.

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 Laura Prieto Open 9 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 364 - Rape of Nanjing

Explores the social, cultural, ideological, and psychological dimensions of the Japanese aggression that culminated in the Nanjing Massacre, the exploitation of comfort women, forced labor, and human experimentation in WWII. Examines explanations for the absence of discussion on these human rights violations in the ensuing Cold War until the late 1980s and how that absence helped shape postwar East Asia.

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
C302
Zhigang Liu Open 16 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 367 - Memory and the Holocaust

Consent of department required. Enrollment normally open only to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Considers how the mass murder of the Holocaust has impacted postwar collective memory and imagination. Uses literature, memoirs, and film to examine how different forms of memory shape the way we make sense of the event. Examines such issues as the problems and politics of interpreting memory and trauma.

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
C106
Leonard, Sarah Open 18 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 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
SOMC
M105
Stephen Berry Open 17 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 374 - Modern U.S. History: Digital Humanities

Consent of department required. Enrollment normally open only to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Topics vary each year. Focuses on the cultural, social, and political history of the U.S. after 1890.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
PCB
P206
Laura Prieto Open 17 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 380 - Fieldwork

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the department. Staff.

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
MCB
C302
Laura Prieto Wcls 0 Yes 2.00 Main Campus

HIST 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, Sarah Open 43 No 0.00 Online Class

HIST 450 - Independent Study

An individual program of reading, research, and writing on an approved topic, under the supervision of a member of the department. Topic and assignments are to be determined by the faculty member and student.

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, Sarah Open 6 No 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 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
C308
Stephen Berry Open 12 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 455B - Thesis Extension #1

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 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Stephen Berry Open 4 Yes 0.00 Main Campus
02 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Jessica Parr Open 4 Yes 0.00 Main Campus
03 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Leonard, Sarah Open 4 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

HIST 527 - Archives, History, and Collective Memory

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.

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
LEF
L004
Jeannette A. Bastian Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 564 - Rape of Nanjing

Explores the social, cultural, ideological, and psychological dimensions of the Japanese aggression that culminated in the Nanjing Massacre, the exploitation of comfort women, forced labor, and human experimentation in World War II. Examines explanations for the absence of discussion on these human rights violations in the ensuing Cold War until the late 1980s and how that absence helped shape postwar East Asia.

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
C302
Zhigang Liu Open 8 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 567 - Memory and the Holocaust

Considers how the mass murder of the Holocaust has impacted postwar collective memory and imagination. Uses literature, memoirs, and film to examine how different forms of memory shape the way we make sense of the event. Examines such issues as the problems and politics of interpreting memory and trauma.

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
LEF
L320
Leonard, Sarah Open 1 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 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
SOMC
M105
Stephen Berry Open 1 No 4.00 Main Campus

HIST 574 - Modern US History: Digital Humanities

Topics vary each year. Focuses on the cultural, social, and political history of the U.S. after 1890. Please contact the History Department about this semester's specific topic.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
PCB
P206
Laura Prieto Open 1 No 4.00 Main Campus

Honors Courses

HON 101 - First-Year Seminar

Membership in honors program required. The Honors Learning Community is a team-taught, interdisciplinary set of courses that address specific disciplinary topics as well as college writing. Each LC includes HON-101, HON-102, and LCIS-101.

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
MCB
C311
Rachel Gans-Boriskin Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
MCB
E209
Valerie Theresa Geary Open 1 No 4.00 Main Campus
03 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

08:00AM-
09:20AM
MCB
C105
Brian Norman Open 5 No 4.00 Main Campus

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 01/21/2020

02/18/2020

03/17/2020

04/14/2020

Tuesday

Tuesday

Tuesday

Tuesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
08:00AM-
10:50AM
08:00AM-
10:50AM
08:00AM-
10:50AM
LEF
L006
LEF
L006
LEF
L006
LEF
L006
Valerie Theresa Geary Wcls 0 No 1.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2020

02/19/2020

03/18/2020

04/15/2020

Wednesday

Wednesday

Wednesday

Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
11:00AM-
01:50PM
11:00AM-
01:50PM
11:00AM-
01:50PM
LEF
L005
LEF
L005
LEF
L005
LEF
L005
Valerie Theresa Geary Open 8 No 1.00 Main Campus
03 01/23/2020

02/20/2020

03/19/2020

04/16/2020

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
03:00PM-
05:50PM
03:00PM-
05:50PM
03:00PM-
05:50PM
LEF
L006
LEF
L006
LEF
L006
LEF
L006
Valerie Theresa Geary Wcls 0 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 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Diane Grossman
Valerie Theresa Geary
Open 7 No 0.00 Main Campus

HON 395 - Honors Capstone Project

Membership in honors program required.

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 Diane Grossman
Valerie Theresa Geary
Open 19 No 0.00 Main Campus

CAGS Health Professions Educ

HPED 530 - Principles of Inquiry & Evidence in Education

This course introduces students to principles of research design, critical reflection, and methodological rigor that inform practice in health professions education. Particular attention is paid to the skills required for collecting, interpreting, and evaluating educational data and evidence, developing answerable educational questions, and addressing threats to validity. Other topics include the visual presentation of data and techniques for summarizing and organizing research literature.

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 Shira I. Birnbaum
Ms. Dolores M. Wolongevicz
Open 8 No 3.00 Online Class

HPED 531 - Teaching Methods, Course Design, and Assessment

In this course, students develop the knowledge and skills needed to design, deliver, and assess effective courses and training programs for both in-person and online learning environments. Students discuss research on a variety of evidence-based, inclusive, equitable, learner-centered teaching strategies, including problem-based learning, discussion, interactive lecture, and other innovative approaches, as well as a variety of techniques for assessing learning, and will then apply this knowledge to designing a course and lesson plan using the backward design model. This course also includes an applied component in which enables the student to design, deliver, and assess a short online lesson for the class on a topic related to teaching methodology, design, and/or assessment.

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 Jennifer Herman Open 3 No 3.00 Online Class

Humanities

HUM 280 - Public Feminisms, Online Activism, and Social Change

In this course, we will study the expanding proliferation of online feminist activ ism in the form of blogs, online journalism, hashtags, and social media campaigns. We will ask: What forms have these interventions taken, and how havevthey influenced public conversations? Most importantly, you will be coached to produce a work of effective online activism (a public-facing blog, an op-ed, or a comment piece) that can be submitted for wider dissemination.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/31/2020

02/01/2020

02/28/2020

02/29/2020

03/27/2020

03/28/2020

04/17/2020

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

Friday

02:00PM-
04:00PM
10:00AM-
01:00PM
02:00PM-
04:00PM
10:00AM-
02:00PM
02:00PM-
04:00PM
10:00AM-
02:00PM
02:00PM-
04:00PM
LEF
L004
LEF
L004
LEF
L004
LEF
L004
LEF
L004
LEF
L004
LEF
L004
Leonard, Suzanne Open 11 No 2.00 Main Campus

HUM 370 - Humanities Internship

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-
03:20PM
MCB
W203
Lydia Fash Open 18 Yes 4.00 Main Campus
Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 01/21/2020 09:20PM
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