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

Mathematics

MATH 101 - Introduction to Mathematics: Level I

Reviews arithmetic, including percents, proportion, and geometric formulae. Covers equations polynomials, rational expressions, and problem solving.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
MCB
C104
Sharon Decicco Open 7 No 4.00 Main Campus

MATH 116 - Geometry & Data Analysis for Elementary School Teachers

Covers topics from geometry and data analysis that elementary school teachers will be teaching, including shapes and spatial reasoning, measurement, introductory statistics and probability, and problem solving.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
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01 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

05:00PM-
06:20PM
MCB
W206
Jany Finkielsztein Open 13 No 4.00 Main Campus

MATH 118 - Introductory Statistics

Intended primarily for students in the health, behavioral, and social sciences. Covers univariate and bivariate data analysis, surveys and experiments, elementary probability, sampling distributions, statistical inference for proportions and means. Extensive use is made of the software R.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:00AM-
10:50AM
SCB
S251A
Anthony Scotina Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

01:00PM-
01:50PM
SCB
S251A
Anthony Scotina Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
05 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

08:00AM-
09:20AM
SCB
S251A
Erica D. Walker Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
06 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

11:00AM-
11:50AM
SCB
S150
David Morgan Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

MATH 120 - Calculus I

Covers analytic geometry, functions, limits and continuity, and differential calculus. Includes applications to extrema, physical problems, etc.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

Friday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
11:00AM-
12:20PM
SCB
S222
SCB
S222
Michael L. Brown Open 10 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

Friday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
09:30AM-
10:50AM
LEF
L007
LEF
L007
David Morgan Open 1 No 4.00 Main Campus

MATH 121 - Calculus II

Covers integral calculus and applications to area, volume, etc.; transcendental functions; techniques of integration; polar coordinates; and improper integrals.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

Friday

08:00AM-
09:20AM
08:00AM-
09:20AM
LEF
L007
LEF
L007
Viktor Grigoryan Open 14 No 4.00 Main Campus

MATH 211 - Linear Algebra

Covers real vector spaces, linear transformations, inner products, matrix theory and determinants, and applications. Includes selected topics from complex vector spaces, dual spaces, differential operators, etc.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

08:00AM-
09:20AM
LEF
L008
Donna Beers Open 11 No 4.00 Main Campus

MATH 220 - Multivariable Calculus

Covers vectors and analytic geometry in three dimensions; functions of several variables; and partial derivatives, multiple integration, and applications.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

Friday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
11:00AM-
12:20PM
LEF
L008
LEF
L008
Viktor Grigoryan Open 16 No 4.00 Main Campus

MATH 228 - Introduction to Data Science

This course serves as an introduction to data science using R. Students will learn how to wrangle, organize, and manipulate data in a variety of formats; design accurate and effective data graphics; 'tidy' data principles; perform basic spatial data analyses and create data maps; predictive modeling and statistical learning; tools for working with text data. Prerequisites include Introductory Statistics (or equivalent) and a willingness to code.

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

11:00AM-
11:50AM
SCB
S251A
Anthony Scotina Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus

MATH 229 - Regression Models

Covers modern regression models used in medical research. Includes descriptive and inferential methods in simple and multiple linear regression, simple and multiple logistic regression, and survival analysis models. Students will use the statistical package, SPSS.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
LEF
L225
Mr. Robert N. Goldman Open 3 No 4.00 Main Campus

MATH 310 - Modern Algebra

Reviews set theory; groups and group homomorphism; rings and ring homomorphisms and examples; Euclidean division algorithm; prime factorization and Chinese remainder theorem with applications to cryptography; Peano's postulates, leading to a description of the integer, rational, real, and complex number systems; Fermat's Little Theorem; Euler phi function; and linear and quadratic residues.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
SCB
S401
Donna Beers Open 17 No 4.00 Main Campus

MATH 339 - Statistical Theory

Covers multivariate distributions, sampling distributions, Central Limit Theorem, point and interval estimates, methods offor estimation, properties of estimators, hypothesis testing, and topics chosen from the following, as time permits: linear statistical models, p-values, likelihood ratio tests, linear statistical models, analysis of variance methods, contingency table analysis, and Chi-Square tests, and Bayesian inference methods. Makes use of Statistical software.

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
SCB
S423
Michael L. Brown Open 19 No 4.00 Main Campus

MATH 345 - Stochastic Processes

Study of the mathematical theory of Stochastic (random) processes with applications. Covers discrete and continuous processes and applications to genetics, epidemiology, queuing theory, random walk, machine learning, option pricing, and other fields, as time allows.

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

01:00PM-
01:50PM
SCB
S401
Viktor Grigoryan Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

MATH 349 - Directed Study

Consent of department required. Directed study addresses coursework required for the major or degree not being offered formally that semester. Students work under the close supervision of a faculty member. Consent is required for a directed study, which does not count toward the independent learning requirement.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Mr. Robert N. Goldman Clsd 0 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

MATH 350 - Independent Study

Consent of department required.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Mr. Robert N. Goldman Open 19 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

Public Policy

MPP 502 - Social Policy

This course examines social welfare programs and policies that affect the nonelderly poor in the u.s., emphasizing how they have evolved over the last five decades and how they might be reformed so as to further reduce poverty. the course emphasizes understanding what we know from social science research about the strengths and weaknesses and the intended and unintended effects of these policies and how they are influenced by and how they affect labor market outcomes and family structure.

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

06:00PM-
08:50PM
SOMC
M105
Aaron Rosenthal Open 10 No 3.00 Main Campus

MPP 503 - Economic Policy

Focusing on a series of specific cases that exemplify the range of current economic policies, the course examines the various policies through a framework that: examines the policy's rationale, actual methods, and actual effects; evaluates the desirability of the effects; and considers alternative approaches. specific cases reviewed aim to be representative of the range of current economic policies and will also depend on anticipated interests of students.

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

06:00PM-
08:50PM
LEF
L004
Alejandro Reuss Open 15 No 3.00 Main Campus

MPP 505 - Capstone

This course is a capstone of a student's graduate education and an introduction into the professional practice of public policy analysis. during the semester, you will draw on the tools and expertise garnered from prior coursework to analyze one or more important public policy problems. on the basis of that analysis, the student will then develop recommendations for dealing with those problems to a client official or agency. All projects available for this semester are for real clients, addressing real policy issues. You will be expected to complete the project on time, demonstrating high, professional standards.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Leanne Doherty Open 13 Yes 3.00 Main Campus

Master of Science-Management

MSMG 408 - Strategic Management & Marketing

This course integrates strategic management and marketing. Strategic management gives top managers the tools, techniques and frameworks to make strategic decisions to lead their firms toward value creation under competitive and complicated circumstances. The value created by a firm is articulated for customers through marketing, a critical link between the organization and its customers in terms of understanding the customer and designing and implementing marketing strategy and tactics. This course is designed to accompany, educate, and support you as you encounter and practice strategic thinking and collaboration.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Julie Yao Cooper Open 8 No 3.00 Online Class

MSMG 440 - Creativity Innovation & Entrepreneurship

This experiential, three-weekend course is designed to give you an enjoyable and rigorous introduction to the ideas and practice of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Regardless of the type of organization (profit, nonprofit) or its stage of development (established or new venture), the entrepreneurial spirit of individuals and teams is a key to recognizing and then acting on new opportunities. In the course, we will explore the realm of creativity tools and techniques that can be applied at the individual and team level, including mindfulness and group idea generating techniques. We will put these in context as we think through how organizations innovate new products and industries. Students will then take these ideas to create a first stage business model and learn how to pitch that model in presentation and through an executive summary. Whether or not you are an entrepreneur, think it might be an interesting career path someday, or simply want to understand more about how to bring creativity and innovation to your managerial practice, do join us. All graduate students welcome. This course serves as the first in the concentration in entrepreneurship for those so interested.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Tessa Gallant Misiaszek Open 9 No 3.00 Online Class

Music

MUS 130M - Music in Austria - Stc

Travel Course. This course provides an immersion experience in the music and culture of 18th - and 19th-century Austria through the study of the lives and compositions of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler and others in the city where they lived, worked and premiered many of their compositions. Concerts are an integral part of our immersion experience in Vienna, as are tours of the city and visits to museums and a coffee house or two.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020

01/27/2020

02/03/2020

02/10/2020

02/24/2020

04/06/2020

04/27/2020

05/04/2020

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Monday

Monday

Monday

Monday

Monday

Monday

Monday

08:30AM-
10:50AM
08:30AM-
10:50AM
08:30AM-
10:50AM
08:30AM-
10:50AM
08:30AM-
10:50AM
08:30AM-
10:50AM
08:30AM-
10:50AM
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10:50AM
MCB
C416
MCB
C416
MCB
C416
MCB
C416
MCB
C416
MCB
C416
MCB
C416
MCB
C416
Gregory J. Slowik Open 3 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

MUS 130T - STC Program Costs

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A TBA Wcls 0 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

MUS 165 - Music in Film

Introduces the unique art of music for film. Screens films representing various eras and cultures and explores the film score. Presents genres including adventure, drama, musical, science fiction, and animated films. Studies music by the greatest film composers, including Max Steiner, Bernard Herrmann, John Williams, and others.

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
C416
Gregory J. Slowik Open 3 No 4.00 Main Campus

MUS 239 - Music That Changed the World

Looking for new means of self-expression, musicians, artists, and writers rejected traditional forms and methods of creativity in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. Students study these explosive new ways of creating music, art, and literature that changed the world forever. Topics include Debussy, Impressionism, Stravinsky, Picasso, Gertrude Stein.

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

01:00PM-
02:50PM
MCB
C416
Gregory J. Slowik Open 7 No 3.00 Main Campus

MUS 349 - Directed Study

Private lessons with faculty of the New England Conservatory. Requires music and technical ability at an intermediate level on an instrument or voice. Department approval is required.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Gregory J. Slowik Open 7 Yes 2.00 Main Campus

MUS 350 - Independent Study

Individualized projects at an advanced level.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Gregory J. Slowik Open 3 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

MUS 370 - Internship

Refer to ART-370.

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 TBA Open 3 Yes 4.00 Main Campus
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