Courses

Below you will find the current course offerings listed by semester and then alphabetically by department. Students and Faculty should log in to workday.simmons.edu and view the live course listings for the current semester. The current semester listings below are updated weekly. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at or 617-521-2111.

Fall 2021 Course Schedule

Last Updated: 09/20/2021 06:00PM

Arts Administration

AADM 143 - Boston Arts in Action

Go behind the scenes of Boston's art world, and learn about the structure of cultural organizations around the globe. Emphasizes firsthand experience of Boston's visual and performing arts institutions through site visits, concerts, and guest lectures. Examines theory and best practices in non-profits, including audience outreach, education, curation, and fundraising.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/03 - 2021/12/17
Tuesday, Friday
3:00PM - 4:20PM
Heather Hole
4
Main Campus

Accounting

ACCT 110 - Financial Accounting

Develops the ability to read, understand, analyze and interpret a company's financial statements. Also develops decision-making skills based on accounting information that may vary according to perspective, such as investor, creditor or manager.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/02 - 2021/12/16
Monday, Thursday
4:30PM - 5:50PM
Ray Pfeiffer
4
Main Campus
CD 2021/09/06 - 2021/12/13
Monday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
Ray Pfeiffer
4
TBD

ACCT 120 - Managerial Accounting

Introduces concepts and methods used to report business performance information to data users and managers. Assists students in making sound business decisions needed to manage organizations effectively. Students will learn the skills required for collecting, analyzing, and presenting internal financial information.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
LC 2021/09/07 - 2021/12/14
Tuesday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
Sylvia Singleton
3
Main Campus

ACCT 200 - Intermediate Accounting I

Intermediate financial accounting examines the processes that culminate in the preparation of financial reports relative to the enterprise as a whole for use by parties both internal and external to the enterprise. This course includes a comprehensive study of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and procedures underlying valuation, conceptual frameworks, information systems, and a deeper exploration of financial statement components such as income measurement and the preparation and evaluation of financial data. This course is relevant to preparation for the financial accounting sections of the CPA and CMA exams.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/02 - 2021/12/16
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Ray Pfeiffer
4
Main Campus

ACCT 205 - Cost Accounting

Cost accounting provides information for planning, control, and decision making. Based on the concept of "different costs for different purposes," the course focuses on analyzing and using various types of costs. Students will develop quantitative and qualitative methods for analyzing cost data to support a wide variety of business decisions.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/02 - 2021/12/16
Tuesday, Thursday
9:30AM - 10:50AM
TBD
4
TBD

ACCT 207 - Tax Accounting

This course introduces the relevant laws governing individual income taxation and business entity taxation. Topics include tax law, electronic research and methodologies, and the use of technology for preparation of individual income tax returns. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze basic tax scenarios, research applicable tax law, and complete various individual tax forms.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/02 - 2021/12/16
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
TBD
4
TBD

ACCT 220 - Accounting and Business Applications in Excel

Through lectures students will learn about the use of various advanced functions of spreadsheets to become more efficient and effective in making accounting and business decisions in the corporate environment. Students will develop skills and gain knowledge through the use of hands-on exercises to be completed outside of class.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL1 2021/09/05 - 2021/12/19
Sunday
3:00AM - 3:01AM
Yulong Li
2
TBD

ACCT 370 - Accounting Internship I

Provides supervised work experience for accounting majors. Credit hours are typically based on the nature of the work and the number of hours, to be determined by accounting faculty coordinator. Internship sponsor must be approved by accounting faculty coordinator. Successful completion of work experience as well as a comprehensive portfolio required for credit. Consent of the instructor required.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Ray Pfeiffer
8
TBD

Art

ART 100 - Objects & Ideas: A Museum History of Art

Introduces the history of art based on the worldclass museum collections in the Boston area. Introduces Ancient Egyptian, Asian, Islamic, Native and South American art, as well as European art. Includes class discussion and weekly field trips to museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Counts towards the art minor.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/03 - 2021/12/17
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Heather Hole
4
Main Campus

ART 111 - Draw What You See

Drawing requires developing awareness of how and what you see - perceptually, personally and culturally. In this introductory course, students develop formal/technical skills, learn to use various wet and dry media and drawing processes, and stretch the imagination while exploring the complexity of vision.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/06 - 2021/12/13
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Michael Zachary
4
Main Campus
02 2021/09/01 - 2021/12/15
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Michael Zachary
4
Main Campus

ART 112 - Color Studio

This introductory studio course immerses you in the evocative and complex world of color and its applications in art, design and culture. Students learn color theory and develop technical, perceptual and conceptual skills through hands-on weekly assignments, both formal and experimental. Working in paint and mixed media, you will explore the interdependent relationship between color and issues of visual communication.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/01 - 2021/12/15
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Colleen Kiely
4
Main Campus
02 2021/09/02 - 2021/12/16
Thursday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Colleen Kiely
4
Main Campus
03 2021/09/06 - 2021/12/13
Monday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Guhapriya Ranganathan
4
Main Campus

ART 117 - Printmaking

Presents a variety of basic printmaking processes including wood block, dry-point etching, stenciling, embossing, monotype, and digital lithography. These techniques will be used to explore the transformation of drawings, designs, and ideas into prints.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/07 - 2021/12/14
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Helen Popinchalk
4
Main Campus

ART 138 - The Poetry of Photography

Like a poem, the art photograph often uses metaphor, allusion, rhythm, and profound attention to detail. In this course students learn to create artful photographs while acquiring the skills and craft of using a 35mm camera, developing black and white film and making gelatin silver prints in the darkroom. 35mm cameras available for students.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/03 - 2021/12/17
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Jaclyn Kain
4
Main Campus

ART 138L - Photography Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/07 - 2021/12/14
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
TBD
TBD
Main Campus
02 2021/09/01 - 2021/12/15
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
TBD
TBD
Main Campus
03 2021/09/02 - 2021/12/16
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
TBD
TBD
Main Campus

ART 139 - Color Photography CSI

Clear-eyed observation with a camera is similar to a detective solving a mystery. Students improve their photography with assignments that stretch both visual and critical thinking skills. Students engage with their unique style and vision by learning to manually operate a digital camera (DSLR) and apply Camera Raw and Photoshop to produce dynamic color prints. DSLR cameras available for students' use.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/01 - 2021/12/15
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Edie Bresler
4
Main Campus
02 2021/09/01 - 2021/12/15
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Lisa Kessler
4
Main Campus

ART 139L - Color Photography CSI Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/06 - 2021/12/13
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
TBD
TBD
Main Campus
02 2021/09/07 - 2021/12/14
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
TBD
TBD
Main Campus
03 2021/09/07 - 2021/12/14
Tuesday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
TBD
TBD
Main Campus
04 2021/09/02 - 2021/12/16
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
TBD
TBD
Main Campus

ART 141 - Introduction to Art History: Egypt to the Renaissance

Explores the idea of art as a visual language, why people make art, what purpose art serves, and how art reflects values and idea in disparate cultures. Discusses painting, sculpture, and architecture ranging from the Pre-historic caves to Islamic calligraphy to Renaissance Italy. Students develop their ability to recognize and analyze art from a wide range of cultures, and to understand the variety of contexts in which art was made. They study firsthand and write about the collections at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/02 - 2021/12/16
Tuesday, Thursday
9:30AM - 10:50AM
Asiel Sepulveda
4
Main Campus

ART 211 - Nature Into Drawing

This course uses drawing as a process to understand and depict the natural world. Topics introduced include abstraction, color, and contemporary methods of creating space, as well as developing a series of related works over the course of the semester. The idea of an ecosystem where all the parts must work together to make a whole will be a major organizing principle / metaphor for our process in this class.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/06 - 2021/12/13
Monday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Michael Zachary
4
Main Campus

ART 213 - Painting: Observation to Expression

Develop basic painting skills while exploring the expressive potential of paint. This course instructs the beginning painter in the materials and techniques of oil painting. Students learn various indirect and direct approaches to painting-underpainting, glazing, impasto, wet-in-wet-developing formal, perceptual and critical skills. Emphasizes color as it relates to both individual expressive concerns and pictorial structure, and introduces students to examples of historical and contemporary painting.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/07 - 2021/12/14
Tuesday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Colleen Kiely
4
Main Campus

ART 243 - Making Art Modern: Radicals and Revolutionaries in the 19th Century

In the 19th century, artists developed new and radical ways to envision the world. Revolutionary artistic movements flourished in response to urbanization, industrialization, and colonialism. Along with these cultural forces, changes in patronage prompted artists to explore new styles and techniques like expressive color and the brand-new medium of photography. Through class discussion and site visits, students become familiar with the collections at the Museum of Fine Arts and study in person the works of Cassatt, Manet, Degas, Monet, and others.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/02 - 2021/12/16
Thursday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Asiel Sepulveda
4
Main Campus

ART 254 - Contemporary Art

Examines art from 1950 to the present with emphasis on the changing nature of the art object, role of the artist, and audience for art in the second half of the 20th century. Emphasizes primarily, but not exclusively, American art with attention to emerging awareness of feminism, multiculturalism, and postmodern critical influences.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/06 - 2021/12/13
Monday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Makeda Best
4
Main Campus

ART 261 - The Art of the Open Road

For photographers, "road trip" is synonymous with freedom, escape and personal discovery. No matter what road you travel, close observation between the here and there is an opportunity to connect with your surroundings and yourself. Students work on long-term projects, while learning about historical and contemporary photographers who have contributed to the art of the open road. 35mm and DSLR cameras available.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/03 - 2021/12/17
Friday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Edie Bresler
4
Main Campus
02 TBD TBD
TBD
4
TBD

ART 350 - Independent Study

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Heather Hole
4
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Helen Popinchalk
2
TBD

ART 370 - Internship

Offers students "hands-on" experience in an arts organization such as a gallery, museum, music program, concert hall, or arts nonprofit. Internship sites are selected in consultation with advisor based on interest and learning goals.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/05 - 2021/12/19
Sunday
3:00AM - 3:01AM
TBD
4
TBD

American Sign Language

ASL 101 - Elementary American Sign Language I

Introduces students to vocabulary and syntax of the language as well as an appreciation of the history and culture of American Sign Language.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/03 - 2021/12/17
Tuesday, Friday
4:30PM - 5:50PM
Katie McCarthy
4
Main Campus
02 2021/09/02 - 2021/12/16
Tuesday, Thursday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Katie McCarthy
4
Main Campus

Africana Studies

AST 102 - Black Cultures in U.S. Society of African Americans

Focuses on current theory and research pertaining to the psychological development of black children, adolescents, and adults. Topics include educational achievement, sex role differences, and the development of gender and ethnic identities. Also examines traditional African American institutions, particularly family and the church.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/02 - 2021/12/16
Tuesday, Thursday
9:30AM - 10:50AM
Tatiana M.F. Cruz
4
Main Campus

AST 232 - Race, Gender, and Health

Examines the unique perspective of health care from the cultural lens appropriate to women of color. Historical, social, environmental, and political factors that contribute to racial and gender disparities in health care are analyzed. Students will develop cultural competency tools for more effective health care delivery.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2021/09/06 - 2021/12/13
Monday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Dawna Thomas
4
Main Campus

AST 275 - Soul Funk and Civil Rights

Through the study of popular music produced and consumed by African Americans between 1960 and 1980 we will explore social movements, racial consciousness, and the elements of black creative expressions that transformed Black and mainstream American society. Song lyrics and dance inform our interrogation of the remaking of American culture.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
TBD
4
TBD
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