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 2022 Course Schedule

Last Updated: 06/24/2022 08:00PM

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 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Tuesday, Thursday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
Heather Hole
4
TBD

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 2022/09/09 - 2022/12/16
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Heather Hole
4
TBD

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 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Ray Pfeiffer
4
Main Campus

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 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
9:00AM - 10:50AM
Ray Pfeiffer
3
TBD

ACCT 200 - Intermediate Accounting

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 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Tuesday, Thursday
3:30PM - 4:50PM
Ray Pfeiffer
4
Main Campus

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 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Sylvia Singleton
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
OL TBD TBD
Yulong Li
2
TBD

ACCT 308 - Auditing and Assurance

This course introduces selected topics pertaining to the objectives, theory and practices in engagements providing auditing and other assurance services. Topics include planning, conducting and reporting, with emphasis on the related professional ethics and standards. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the types of professional services, the related professional standards, and engagement methodology.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
TBD
4
Main Campus

ACCT 325 - Accounting and Business Ethics

This course incorporates a behavioral perspective into ethical decision-making that encourages students to identify with their values and learn how to voice them in the workplace when conflicts arise and ethical dilemmas exist. We build on traditional philosophical reasoning methods by converting ethical intent into ethical action. Students will use the "Giving Voice to Values" (GVV) approach to provide a framework for ethical reasoning. In addition, knowledge of professional values and ethical standards as well as understanding the attributes for exercising professional skepticism are also encompassed.

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

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 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Colleen Kiely
4
TBD
02 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Colleen Kiely
4
TBD
03 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Michael Zachary
4
TBD

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 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Colleen Kiely
4
TBD
02 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Michael Zachary
4
TBD

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 2022/09/09 - 2022/12/16
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Jaclyn Kain
4
TBD

ART 138L - Photography Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
TBD
TBD
TBD
02 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
TBD
TBD
TBD
03 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
TBD
TBD
TBD

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 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Edie Bresler
4
TBD
02 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Edie Bresler
4
TBD

ART 139L - Color Photography CSI Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/09 - 2022/12/16
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
TBD
TBD
TBD
02 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
TBD
TBD
TBD
03 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
TBD
TBD
TBD
04 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
TBD
TBD
TBD

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 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Asiel Sepulveda
4
TBD

ART 156 - Art in Latin America

This course presents a panorama of art, culture, and society in Latin America from ancient times to the present. The class surveys Latin Americas artistic legacies, paying special consideration to the Pre-Columbian arts in Boston-area museum collections.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Tuesday, Thursday
9:30AM - 10:50AM
Asiel Sepulveda
4
TBD

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 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Michael Zachary
4
TBD

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 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Helen Popinchalk
4
TBD

ART 232 - Advanced Digital Workshop

A playful digital workshop engaging students in cutting-edge editing techniques to hone their craft of archival inkjet printing. Students work on long-term projects, in color and or black and white, using digital files or film. Visiting artists and field trips to Boston's leading galleries and museums complement class investigations around critical ideas and applications. Both 35mm and DSLR cameras are available for students' use.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Edie Bresler
4
TBD

ART 249 - History of Photography

Surveys the history of photography, covering major developments from the 1830s to the present. Studies the medium in a broad cultural framework, with concentration on images and ideas and the cross-influence between photography and painting. Covers developments in art photography, documentary, and photojournalism.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Asiel Sepulveda
4
TBD

ART 350 - Independent Study

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
TBD
4
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 TBD TBD
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 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Katie McCarthy
4
TBD
02 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Tuesday, Thursday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
Katie McCarthy
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 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Dawna Thomas
4
TBD

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 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Dawna Thomas
4
TBD

AST 249 - Inequalities

Introduces a critical sociological approach to understanding race, class, and gender inequality. Examines the historical origins of oppression in the United States by exploring how slavery, colonialism, and immigration have differentially shaped various groups' access to power. Explores contemporary struggles in South Africa. Examines impediments to the notion of the United States as a "mecca for diversity," including critical explorations of how injustices manifest themselves in the economy, education, the family, the arts, the media, and other key institutions.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Saher Selod
4
TBD

Asian Studies

ASTD 216 - Asian American Cinema

For over forty years, stories of Asian American experience have been told in films and documentaries containing recurring themes, such as identity politics, interracial marriage, sexuality, migration, and generational change. The course samples influential and enduringly poplar Asian American films made by famous directors such as Wayne Wang (The Joy Luck Club), Mira Nair (Mississippi Masala), and Ang Lee (The Wedding Banquet). Class discussion and written work will focus on thematic analysis and common cinematic conventions.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Alister Inglis
4
TBD
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