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 2023 Course Schedule

Last Updated: 02/26/2024 05:00AM

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 2023/09/05 - 2023/12/14
Tuesday, Thursday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
Heather Hole
4
Main Campus

AADM 234 - Museum Studies

Provides a practical and theoretical introduction to Museum Studies. Students examine how museums organize and exhibit their collections, serve diverse audiences, use new technologies and fundraise. They also apply scholarship on museum history, theory and ethics to real-world institutions. Graduate students complete supplementary assignments.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/09/08 - 2023/12/15
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
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 2023/09/06 - 2023/12/15
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00AM - 10:50AM
Ray Pfeiffer
4
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 2023/09/05 - 2023/12/14
Tuesday, Thursday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
Ray Pfeiffer
4
Main Campus

ACCT 220 - Business Applications in Excel

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
OL01 TBD TBD
Yulong Li
2
TBD

ACCT 300 - Advanced Financial Reporting

<h2>Coverage of financial reporting topics and issues beyond those covered in previous courses, including the accounting and reporting for combinations of business organizations, remeasurement of foreign-currency-denominated financial statements, and other relevant topics for accounting majors.</h2>

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/09/05 - 2023/12/14
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Ray Pfeiffer
4
Main Campus

ACCT 370B - Learning From Internship Experience

The purpose of this course is to help you learn from your internship experience and apply those lessons to your career management going forward. You will go through a series of structured reflections about the different aspects of your internship experience: the content and nature of your work, advocating for yourself, professionalism and work ethic, relationships, how you were managed, organizational culture, opportunities and challenges, and organizational politics. You will draw lessons from your own and others' observations and reflections. You will revise your career management materials and plan your next steps based on those insights.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/09/05 - 2023/12/12
Tuesday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Erin DeCurtis
2
Main Campus

Art

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 2023/09/11 - 2023/12/11
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Colleen Kiely
4
Main Campus
02 2023/09/05 - 2023/12/12
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Michael Zachary
4
Main Campus
03 2023/09/06 - 2023/12/13
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 2023/09/06 - 2023/12/13
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Colleen Kiely
4
Main Campus
02 2023/09/07 - 2023/12/14
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
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 2023/09/06 - 2023/12/13
Wednesday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
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 2023/09/08 - 2023/12/15
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Edie Bresler
4
Main Campus
02 2023/09/08 - 2023/12/15
Friday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Jaclyn Kain
4
Main Campus

ART 138L - Photography Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/09/11 - 2023/12/11
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Edie Bresler
TBD
Main Campus
02 2023/09/05 - 2023/12/12
Tuesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Edie Bresler
TBD
Main Campus
03 2023/09/05 - 2023/12/12
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Edie Bresler
TBD
Main Campus
04 2023/09/06 - 2023/12/13
Wednesday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Edie Bresler
TBD
Main Campus
05 2023/09/07 - 2023/12/14
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Edie Bresler
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 2023/09/06 - 2023/12/13
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Edie Bresler
4
Main Campus

ART 139L - Color Photography CSI Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/09/07 - 2023/12/14
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Edie Bresler
TBD
Main Campus
02 2023/09/05 - 2023/12/12
Tuesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Edie Bresler
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 2023/09/05 - 2023/12/14
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Kate Minniti
4
Main Campus

ART 183 - Life Drawing

Offers a more animated perspective to a spatial environment than ART 111. Covers techniques and concepts that may overlap basic drawing. Includes work with a live model in numerous contexts and explores a broad range of media and techniques. Relates the figure to other figures, an environment, or more conceptual interpretations.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/09/05 - 2023/12/12
Tuesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
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.</p>

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/09/11 - 2023/12/11
Monday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Colleen Kiely
4
Main Campus

ART 215 - Screen Printing

Teaches various methods of screen printing, including paper and photo emulsion stencils, direct application of screen painting fluid, as well as screen preparation and reclamation. Students learn the operation of an exposure unit, various registration techniques, and good studio practice.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/09/07 - 2023/12/14
Thursday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Helen Popinchalk
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 2023/09/07 - 2023/12/14
Thursday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Renzo Baldasso
4
Main Campus

ART 261 - The Art of the Open Road

For photographers, &#34;road trip&#34; 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 2023/09/11 - 2023/12/11
Monday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Edie Bresler
4
Main Campus

ART 350 - Independent Study

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

ART 370 - Internship

Offers students &#34;hands-on&#34; 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 TBD TBD
TBD
4
TBD

Africana Studies

AST 101 - Introduction to Africana Studies

Considers the histories and cultures of people and societies of the African diaspora with particular emphasis on the United States and the Caribbean. Students will gain an understanding of the experiences of black people around the world and develop the critical thinking skills to interpret those experiences across interdisciplinary perspectives.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/09/05 - 2023/12/12
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Tatiana M.F. Cruz
4
Main Campus

AST 193 - Gender and Power in Literature

Explores the writings and cultural contexts of literature by and about women from the 19th century to the present. Features novels, short stories, speeches, poems, and plays. Selected topics may include: education, friendship, sexuality, the marriage plot, labor, and protest and politics.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/09/05 - 2023/12/14
Tuesday, Thursday
9:30AM - 10:50AM
Patrick Sylvain
4
Main Campus

AST 232 - Race, Gender, 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 2023/09/11 - 2023/12/11
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Dawna Thomas
4
Main Campus

AST 249 - Inequalities

The United States is one of the wealthiest nations in the world, yet we live in a society riddled with inequality. Too often this inequality is hidden from many Americans. The purpose of this course is to understand where inequality exists and how it is able to sustain itself. Students will read articles and books on how racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia are prevalent in society�s economic, social, and political structures. They will also examine how these create a society where some are guaranteed privileges and opportunities while others are denied it.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/09/05 - 2023/12/14
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Saher Selod
4
Main Campus

AST 355 - Senior Thesis

Consent of instructor required.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Tatiana M.F. Cruz
4
TBD
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