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: 08/17/2022 04:00PM

Cross Disciplinary Approaches

CDA 201 - Cross Disciplinary Approaches to Public Issues

Problem solving, critical thinking skills, and integrative techniques for researching an issue are important for all students to learn no matter their major or their future job aspirations. This course will introduce students to multiple ways of looking at an issue within their chosen discipline; students will gain<br />knowledge to analyze common themes, communicate effectively, and use interdisciplinary perspectives<br />to eventually provide solutions to a potential employee and/or mentor. Students will use techniques<br />from information science and public policy, for example, to formulate and answer questions with<br />quantitative and qualitative techniques while enhancing their academic search skills.<i>Recommended prerequisite: CNCT 101</i>

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
8:00PM - 9:50PM
Ritamarie Hensley
6
TBD

Chemistry

CHEM 101 - Chemical Determinants of Health

This course will cover<b> </b>topics in Chemistry, as applied to current health issues, including both the prevention and treatment of illness. By understanding scientific data and discussing risks, students will learn to make well informed recommendations on topics such as healthy drinking water and medicines.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Lara Kallander
4
Main Campus
CD 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Lara Kallander
4
TBD

CHEM 110 - General, Organic and Biological Chemistry

Survey of chemistry. Atomic and molecular structure, solutions, states of matter. Naming of inorganic and organic compounds. Chemical reactions. Structure and function of the biological molecules of life. Nutrition and metabolism. Emphasis on chemistry in a clinical context. Laboratory includes experience with materials and techniques of clinical relevance. Four hours lecture, four hours laboratory per week. This course can not be used as a substitute for CHEM 111 or CHEM 113.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/09 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Friday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Cherie Ramirez
4
Main Campus
02 2022/09/09 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Friday
3:30PM - 4:50PM
Cherie Ramirez
4
Main Campus

CHEM 110L - General, Organic and Biological Chemistry Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Cherie Ramirez
TBD
Main Campus
02 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Lauren Paolella
TBD
Main Campus
03 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Cherie Ramirez
TBD
Main Campus
04 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Matthew Vallon
TBD
Main Campus
05 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Lauren Paolella
TBD
Main Campus
06 2022/09/09 - 2022/12/16
Friday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Lauren Paolella
TBD
Main Campus
07 2022/09/09 - 2022/12/16
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Matthew Vallon
TBD
Main Campus

CHEM 111 - Principles of General Chemistry"

Designed for students majoring in nursing, physical therapy, or nutrition. Covers basic concepts with special reference to inorganic compounds, including chemical equations, the periodic table, chemical bonding, and equilibrium. Assumes no previous knowledge of the subject or sophisticated background in mathematics. Laboratory correlates with and amplifies the lecture material and presents fundamental laboratory techniques, including instrumental methods. Three hours of lecture, one hour of Guided Inquiry Learning, one hour of pre-laboratory work, and a three-hour laboratory per week.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00AM - 11:50AM
Shreya Bhattacharyya
4
Main Campus
02 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
12:00PM - 12:50PM
Shreya Bhattacharyya
4
Main Campus

CHEM 111L - Principles of General Chemistry Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Shreya Bhattacharyya
TBD
Main Campus
02 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
William Hebard
TBD
Main Campus
03 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Jen Stallings
TBD
Main Campus
04 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
William Hebard
TBD
Main Campus
05 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Jen Stallings
TBD
Main Campus

CHEM 112 - Principles of Organic Chemistry

Covers nature of the covalent bond, structure of organic compounds, and their reactions and reaction mechanisms. Introduces structure and biochemical functions of compounds important to life. Three hours of lecture and a three-hour laboratory per week. For concentrators in paramedical or science-related fields.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Jen Stallings
4
Main Campus

CHEM 112L - Principles of Organic Chemistry Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Jen Stallings
TBD
Main Campus

CHEM 113

This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence for students whose major interest is science or medicine. Topics include stoichiometry, states of matter, electronic structures of atoms, periodic properties, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, introduction to quantum mechanics and atomic theory, introduction to organic and biological chemistry, solid state and materials science, macromolecular structures, thermochemistry, and energy. Although CHEM113 and CHEM216 are separate courses, students are expected to take both terms sequentially. The laboratory portion correlates with and amplifies the lecture material and presents fundamental laboratory techniques as well as descriptive chemistry and instrumental methods. The course consists of two 80-min lectures, one 50-min guided-inquiry learning (GIL), one 50-min pre-lab lecture, and one 3-hour lab per week.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location

Gen & Quantitative Chemistry 1

01A 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00AM - 10:50AM
Arpita Saha
4
Main Campus

General & Quantitative Chemistry I

02B 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00AM - 11:50AM
Joe Elias
4
Main Campus
03C 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
1:00PM - 1:50PM
Michael Paul
4
Main Campus

CHEM 113L - General Chemistry I Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01A 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Arpita Saha
TBD
Main Campus
01B 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Joe Elias
TBD
Main Campus
01C 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Michael Paul
TBD
Main Campus
02A 2022/09/09 - 2022/12/16
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Arpita Saha
TBD
Main Campus
02B 2022/09/09 - 2022/12/16
Friday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Michael Paul
TBD
Main Campus
02C 2022/09/09 - 2022/12/16
Friday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Michael Paul
TBD
Main Campus

CHEM 115 - Intensive General Chemistry

Introduction to the Chemistry Research Laboratory is a lab-intensive course that introduces students to chemical research skills in a laboratory setting, while building upon the topics of bonding, chemical reactivity, molecular structure, periodic trends of the elements and much more. Upon conclusion of the course, students will have learned how to safely use a variety of lab equipment, develop research plans, conduct experiments to implement the research plan, and write and present a research report. Satisfactory score on the Simmons chemistry placement examination required.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00AM - 11:50AM
Michael Berger
4
Main Campus

CHEM 115L - Advanced General Chemistry Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Michael Berger
TBD
Main Campus

CHEM 150 - Research Experience

Students will have the opportunity to build research skills in the laboratory and theoretical sciences by becoming involved in active research projects in the Department of Chemistry and Physics. Undergraduate students in all majors are encouraged to participate.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Shreya Bhattacharyya
1
TBD

CHEM 224 - Organic Chemistry I

Covers fundamental concepts of atomic structure, hybridization, molecular orbitals, and structure of organic molecules. Surveys functional groups, classes of organic compounds, and their reactions. Provides in-depth mechanistic study of those reactions, involving energies, stereochemistry, equilibrium, and reaction rate theory. Three hours of lecture, two discussion periods, and a four-hour laboratory per week.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/09 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Friday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Rich Gurney
4
Main Campus
02 2022/09/09 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Friday
3:30PM - 4:50PM
Meghan Johnston
4
Main Campus

CHEM 224L - Organic Chemistry I Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Rich Gurney
TBD
Main Campus
02 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Meghan Johnston
TBD
Main Campus
03 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Meghan Johnston
TBD
Main Campus
04 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Meghan Johnston
TBD
Main Campus

CHEM 250 - Research Experiences in Chemistry

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Shreya Bhattacharyya
2
TBD

CHEM 331 - Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Treats in detail the states of matter and the laws of thermodynamics (with applications to chemical and phase equilibria and electrochemistry) and reaction kinetics and mechanisms. Three hours of lecture and a four-hour laboratory per week.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00AM - 8:50AM
Michael Berger
4
Main Campus

CHEM 331L - Thermodynamics and Kinetics Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Michael Berger
TBD
Main Campus
02 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Michael Berger
TBD
Main Campus

CHEM 345 - Biochemistry

Covers organizing principles of living systems; structure and function of proteins, sugars, and lipids; mechanism and kinetics of enzymes; introduction to bioenergetics; and integration and control of metabolic pathways. One laboratory per week emphasizes modern instrumentation such as Western blotting, column chromatography, HPLC, and spectrophotometer metric methods. Three hours of lecture and one four-hour laboratory per week.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00AM - 10:50AM
Jennifer Roecklein-Canfield
4
Main Campus

CHEM 345L - Biochemistry Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Lauren Paolella
TBD
Main Campus
02 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Jennifer Roecklein-Canfield
TBD
TBD
03 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Jennifer Roecklein-Canfield
TBD
Main Campus

CHEM 350 - Independent Study

Consent of instructor required. Selection of a research project involving scientific literature search and related laboratory work. Results presented in a research paper and a poster presentation.

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

CHEM 355 - Independent Study with Thesis

Consent of instructor required. Selection of a research project involving scientific literature search, followed by laboratory work required for solution of the problem. Results presented in a thesis and a poster presentation.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
02 TBD TBD
Rich Gurney
4
TBD

CHEM 370 - Internship

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Rich Gurney
8
TBD

CHEM 390 - Chemistry Seminar

Required of all chemistry and biochemistry majors completing CHEM 355. Includes instruction and preparation for technical writing such as a manuscript or senior thesis. Students will prepare and practice several oral presentations, culminating with a seminar on their independent study research open to the entire Simmons community. Two hours per week.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
5:00PM - 6:20PM
Phillip White
1
Main Campus

Chinese

CHIN 101 - Elementary Chinese I

Emphasizes communication. Intended for nonheritage learners. Develops all four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Introduces pinyin romanization. Also introduces 80 Chinese characters (either in simplified or traditional form). Uses supplementary audiovisual material to provide cultural and linguistic survival skills.

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

Children's Lit.

CHL 313 - Survey of Literature for Children and Young Adults

Provides a broad overview of the field of children's and young adult literature, including historical and contemporary considerations, criticism, and representative works from major genres.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Nicholl Montgomery
4
Main Campus

CHL 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. CHL courses are open ONLY to CHL (MA, MFA, MAMFA, MAMAT, MAMS) students; they are NOT open to UGs and they are not open to other GR students unless by consent.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL TBD TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD

CHL 401 - Criticism of Literature for Children

Develops the individual critical voices of students and acquaints them with the literary canon and a variety of literacy perspectives through exposure to many influential schools of literacy criticism. Applies critical skills in the examination of a range of novels (realism and fantasy), short stories, biographies, nonfiction, and translated works published for children.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
4:30PM - 7:20PM
Amy Pattee
4
TBD
02 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
4:30PM - 7:20PM
Nicholl Montgomery
4
TBD
18 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
4:30PM - 7:20PM
Cathryn Mercier
4
Eric Carle Museum Campus

CHL 403 - The Picturebook

Explores picturebooks and their histories in detail. Considers medium, technique, and technology to investigate the development of the picturebook as a distinct artistic form. Develops a discerning eye and critical vocabulary essential for appraising text and illustration.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
4:30PM - 7:20PM
Shelley Isaacson
4
TBD

CHL 426 - The Child in Fiction

Examines art, literature, history, and critical theory as well as education, psychology, and media studies to consider the multiple ways literature about and for children constructs notions of childhood. Addresses portrayals of race, class, and gender in childrens books that take childhood itself as subject. Includes readings crossing age (from picturebooks to young adult novels) and genre (folklore, poetry, fantasy, and realism).

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
4:30PM - 7:20PM
Marilisa Jimenez
4
TBD

CHL 430 - Writing for Children I

Investigates the process of writing fiction for children through written assignments and class discussion of both assignments and of published books. Examines different narrative forms and techniques and the elements and development of a story. Includes individual conferences and an opportunity to work on individual projects if desired. Requires a willingness to participate and experiment, but previous creative writing experience is not necessary.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Michelle Cusolito
4
TBD
18 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
4:30PM - 7:20PM
Jeannine Atkins
4
Eric Carle Museum Campus

CHL 436C - Metafiction & Self-Reflexivity

Over the past two decades, the postmodernist interest in fluid meaning-making, the possibility of multiple meanings within a single text, and a foregrounded interest in playfulness in literary creation has infused literature for children and young adults. The overt and intentional foregrounding of the text as a fiction asserts a vitality that excites creators and establishes new subject positions for readers. This course examines central aspects of metafiction in literature for children and young adults with particular attention to framing devices, polyphonic narrations, obtrusive narrators, parodic play, intertextuality, typographic experimentation, and a mingling of styles, genres, and modes of discourse.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/10/07 - 2022/10/22
Friday
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Saturday
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Cathryn Mercier
2
Main Campus

CHL 441 - MFA Mentorship I

Provides MFA students individual mentoring from a childrens book author, editor, or critic to develop a single project from its initial conception to submission in manuscript form to a publishing house. Consult with the program director regarding guidelines and deadlines for submitting mentorship proposal.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/14 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
5:00PM - 6:50PM
Cathryn Mercier
4
Main Campus

CHL 442 - MFA Mentorship II

Provides MFA students individual mentoring from a childrens book author, editor, or critic to develop a single project from its initial conception to submission in manuscript form to a publishing house. Consult with the program director regarding guidelines and deadlines for submitting mentorship proposal.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/07
Wednesday
5:00PM - 6:50PM
Cathryn Mercier
4
Main Campus

College Health Science Campus

CHSC 404 - Advanced Pathophysiology

This course in organ systems physiology is designed to teach the fundamentals of normal function that are essential to understanding clinical problems. Examples from pathophysiology are used to illustrate physiological concepts. This course includes all major organ systems. It assumes previous academic preparation in anatomy and physiology and an understanding of basic algebra and simple physiology. Discussion sessions and problem sets provide opportunities to synthesize content and discuss clinical problems. This course is only offered in the September semester and can be completed by non-degree students (excluding Direct Entry candidates and non U.S. citizens who must enroll full-time) to waive the GRE requirement for application if a grade of B or better is earned.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Sarah Volkman
3
Main Campus

College of Health Sciences Online

CHSO 404 - Advanced Pathophysiology

This course is an organ system based advanced human pathophysiology course designed to teach the pathologic processes that underpin human diseases. Clinical case scenarios and discussions of common disease states across the lifespan are used to facilitate understanding of pathophysiologic concepts for more broad application to the clinical environment. The knowledge gained in this course provides the foundation for the management of primary care issues of individuals of all ages.<br /> 

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/18 - 2022/12/18
Sunday
9:00PM - 11:30PM
Sarah Volkman
3
TBD
02 2022/09/13 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
5:00PM - 7:30PM
Sarah Volkman
3
TBD
03 2022/09/16 - 2022/12/16
Friday
10:00AM - 12:30PM
Frances Sparti
3
TBD

Connect

CNCT 101 - Simmons Connect

<b>Simmons Connect</b> is designed to connect you to your new Simmons community, to discipline-specific writing skills and strategies, and to tools and resources to ensure your success at Simmons and in your career post-graduation. This class is required of all Complete Degree students who matriculate without an AA/AS degree and highly recommended for <i>all</i> Complete Degree students.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD1 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
8:00PM - 9:20PM
Phyllis E. Thompson
3
TBD
CD2 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Phyllis E. Thompson
3
TBD

Communications

COMM 110 - Introduction to 2D Design Technology

In this one credit course, student will be introduced to the image creation, editing, layout and distribution processes that are central to communication design. By becoming familiar with the Adobe Create Cloud applications that are the industry standards in communications fields-- Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign"students will not only have a foundation for their visual communication investigations, but will understand how to go about learning to learn any of the Adobe suite of applications.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01A 2022/09/07 - 2022/10/19
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Kat Lombard-Cook
1
Main Campus

COMM 114 - Introduction to Audio and Video Editing

In this one credit course, student will be introduced to the production process of audio and video storytelling. By becoming familiar with the Adobe Create Cloud applications that are the industry standards in communications fields"Audition and Premiere"students will build foundational knowledge to use these programs comfortably and professionally.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01A 2022/09/09 - 2022/10/21
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Kat Lombard-Cook
1
TBD

COMM 120 - Communications Media

Serves as an introduction to communication arts and theory, and the world of still and moving pictures. Involves the analysis of media from the point of view of the audience, and the production of media from the point of view of the communicator. Numerous screenings supplement examples and exercises in film, animation, multimedia, and the graphic arts. The atmosphere of the classroom is a media environment: a comfortable theater supported by light and sound.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00AM - 10:50AM
Bob White
4
TBD

COMM 121 - Visual Communication

Introduces the concepts of visual culture and visual literacy with an emphasis on how we perceive and analyze images. From the perspective of consumer and producer of images, the visual experience is deconstructed to illuminate meaning-making practices. Utilizes a variety of theoretical perspectives and approaches to two-dimensional images in print and on the screen.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Kat Lombard-Cook
4
TBD
02 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Briana Martino
4
TBD
03 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Briana Martino
4
TBD
CD 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Briana Martino
4
TBD

COMM 122 - Media Writing and Editing

Introduces students to the fundamental skills of information gathering, writing, and copy editing for the mass media. Covers AP and other writing styles that students will eventually be expected to master to gain recognition as competent communicators. Includes news stories, press releases, web content, opinion articles, and memos.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Tuesday, Thursday
5:00PM - 6:20PM
Erica Moura
4
TBD

COMM 124 - Media, Messages and Society

Explores how and why the media reflect, affect, create, and mold public opinions, ideas, and values. Examines issues related to the media and society and the content of print and nonprint media in terms of the written and visual messages they convey.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Tuesday, Thursday
9:30AM - 10:50AM
Danielle Annecston
4
TBD
02 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Kris Erickson
4
TBD

COMM 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

COMM 138L - Photography Lab

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

COMM 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
Main Campus
02 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Edie Bresler
4
Main Campus

COMM 139L - Color Photography CSI Lab

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

COMM 163 - Radio Operations and Podcasting

Introduces students to the radio industry and the fundamentals of station operations. Students will learn the history of the medium and the mechanics of station, studio, and equipment operations, as well as acquire skills in digital audio recording, editing, and production that will allow them to create broadcast-quality programming.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Erica Moura
4
Main Campus

COMM 186

Note: This is a hybrid course with some sessions meeting online. Explores the nature and role of communications in marketing and the integration of public relations, advertising, direct marketing, sales promotion, personal selling, and new media in the marketing communications plan. Analyzes marketing communications materials in various media and considers the economic and social implications of promotion. Includes a field assignment.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location

Introduction to Public Relations and Marketing Communications

01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Monday, Wednesday
5:00PM - 6:20PM
Stacy Clougherty
4
Main Campus

Intro to PR & Integrated Marketing Comm Integrated Marketing Communication (imc)

CD 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
TBD
4
TBD

COMM 210 - Introduction to Graphic Design: Principles and Practice

Addresses formal principles, process, and production of 2D design. Complements design lectures, demonstrations, and student presentations with studio projects and critiques. Provides tools to develop conceptual skills; master mechanical tools; utilize design-driven software applications; prepare visual, written, and oral presentations; and learn the process and techniques needed to achieve quality design. Involves lecture/lab.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Grace Abe
4
Main Campus

COMM 210L - Intro to Graphic Design Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
5:00PM - 5:50PM
Grace Abe
TBD
Main Campus

COMM 220 - Video Production

Explores the working methods and production of narrative, personal, documentary, and music video filmmaking. Examines historical examples from Maya Deren to the present, and requires students to plan, shoot, and edit their own short pieces. A course for women who want to make movies, it teaches the variety of conditions that lead to the creation of professional productions.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Tuesday, Thursday
9:30AM - 10:50AM
Bob White
4
Main Campus

COMM 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

COMM 244 - Web Design

Introduces the essential concepts and tools necessary to produce websites. Includes understanding HTML, CSS, creating and editing web graphics, establishing site hierarchy, and designing information architecture. Requires students to create effective user interfaces, test for usability, and manage the website development process.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Kat Lombard-Cook
4
Main Campus

COMM 250 - The Interactive Story

This course explores the interactivity and narrative strategies of digital media. Students examine a variety of traditional and online stories and how digital media can be a tool for expression and interactive audience engagement. Students learn basic media production and how to incorporate visual media into an online interactive story.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
LC 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
9:00AM - 10:50AM
Kris Erickson
3
Main Campus

COMM 260 - Journalism

Immerses students into journalism by covering community issues and events ranging from local and national politics to entertainment and sports. Teaches how to identify news values and make news judgments, as well as acquire notetaking and interviewing skills, understand media ethics and law, and develop news writing techniques.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Tuesday, Thursday
3:30PM - 4:50PM
Erica Moura
4
Main Campus

COMM 281 - Content Creation and Strategy

Explores the role and function of public relations and marketing communications materials. Examines techniques of writing and editing for identified target publics. Involves producing marketing communications materials intended for internal and external audiences and analyzing the communications efforts of a publicly traded company.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Kristina Markos
4
TBD
CD 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
TBD
4
TBD

COMM 320 - Media and the First Amendment

Examines the news media's First Amendment rights and responsibilities, addressing libel, privacy, fairness, and objectivity, as well as current media issues. Discusses the ethical and legal ramifications of communications in a democratic society.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Traci Griffith
4
TBD

COMM 323 - Digital Cultures: Communication and Social Media

Communicators are challenged to develop literacies and competencies in what currently resembles a whirlwind of perpetually emerging communication technologies . Tracing the trajectory of participatory or social cultures, we will investigate the impact of these tools on meaning making practices . A hands-on approach grounds this course and its engagement in the long-standing debates in media and cultural theory.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
TBD
4
TBD

COMM 325 - Creating and Managing a Communications Campaign

Surveys public relations methods, research, theories, practices, and campaigns. Discusses the ethics and values of public relations as a profession. Includes case study analysis.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Kristina Markos
4
Main Campus

COMM 349 - Directed Study

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD TBD TBD
Kristina Markos
4
TBD

COMM 350 - Independent Study

Consent of department required.

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

COMM 370 - Internship

Consent of instructor and communications major required. Application due by Oct. 15 for spring semester or March 15 for summer or fall semesters. Students develop a personal marketing plan, including resume, cover letter, portfolio, LinkedIn profile, etc. Students practice job sourcing and interviewing and hear from recent grads and professionals in the communications field. Weekly blog required. NOTE: Contact department chair for special consent for 16- semester-hour internships. Senior standing required for eight semester hours.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
3:30PM - 4:50PM
Kristina Markos
8
Main Campus

COMM 380 - Capstone Internship

An eight to 10 hours-per-week field placement in the Greater Boston area, based on the student's background and interests, available to students who have already completed COMM 370. Students must apply before October 15 for spring semester; March 15 for summer or fall semester. Students take what they learned in Comm370 and work in class on scheduling information interviews and applying for jobs.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Kristina Markos
8
TBD

COMM 390 - Studio 5: A Communication Workplace

Consent of instructor required. Provides a faculty-supervised workplace where students undertake projects for nonprofit clients while working as collaborative teams. Requires analyzing client communications needs and providing optimal solutions on budget and deadline. Integrates relevant issues of agency/client relationships, vendor relations, and project management.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Kristina Markos
4
Main Campus

Critical Race, Gender and Cultural Studies

CRGCS 101 - Identity and Power

This interdisciplinary course introduces key questions of critical race, gender, and cultural studies. The subjects of power and identity are consistent themes. Central to our inquiry is intersectionality: many of our readings will explore this concept, and its transformative impact on conventional understandings of power and identity.  

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Tatiana M.F. Cruz
4
Main Campus

Computer Science

CS 110 - Foundations of Information Technology

Foundations of Information Technology is a broad introduction to issues and concepts that are fundamental in the IT field. These include aspects of system administration, user support, applications installation and management, hardware troubleshooting and ethical use of technology. This course emphasizes knowledge combined with practical, hands-on experience.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/09 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Friday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Amber Stubbs
4
TBD
CD 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
Edward Pharr
4
TBD

CS 110L - Foundations of Information Technology Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Amber Stubbs
TBD
TBD

CS 112 - Introduction to Computer Science

Introduces computer science and programming using a high-level programming language (currently Python). Teaches program design in the context of contemporary practices both object oriented and procedural. Presents fundamental computer science topics through initiation and design of programs. Topics covered include: variables, if/else statements, while and for loops, functions, lists, strings, dictionaries, classes and objects. Requires significant projects.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00AM - 10:50AM
Denise Carroll
4
Main Campus
02 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
12:00PM - 12:50PM
Denise Carroll
4
Main Campus
CD 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
RoxAnn Stalvey
4
TBD
LC 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
9:00AM - 10:50AM
Amber Stubbs
4
Main Campus

CS 112L - Introduction to Computer Science Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
3:30PM - 4:50PM
Denise Carroll
TBD
Main Campus
02 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
5:00PM - 6:20PM
Denise Carroll
TBD
TBD
LC 2022/09/09 - 2022/12/16
Friday
9:00AM - 10:20AM
Amber Stubbs
TBD
Main Campus

CS 214 - Data Interoperability

Libraries and archives rely on data. While data is ubiquitous, the formats in which data is stored can vary widely. The differences in formats can hinder the accessibility of useful information and lead to difficulties in finding answers to questions. This class examines different data formats, and how the information they store can be transformed into other formats, and the inherent difficulties in some of these transformations. This class uses the Python programming language and related libraries to examine and transform data in a variety of formats, including .txt, CSV, XML, and JSON. By the end of the course, students will be able to write programs to perform these transformations accurately, and with awareness of potential ways that data can be lost or mistranslated.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL TBD TBD
Catherine Dumas
4
TBD

CS 221 - Database Management Systems

Offers comprehensive examination of the design and implementation of relational database management systems (DBMS). Teaches the logical organization of databases, E_R design, normalization and use of SQL for data description and retrieval, including triggers and stored procedures; concurrency and security issues and typical solutions. Includes a major project building web interfaces to databases using PHP and MySQL. Introduction to No_SQL solutions.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00AM - 11:50AM
Margaret Menzin
4
TBD

CS 221L - Database Management Systems Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
5:00PM - 6:20PM
Margaret Menzin
TBD
TBD

CS 227 - Computer Networks

Introduces the concepts, design, implementation, and management of computer networks. Covers data communication concepts, layered architectures, protocols, LANs, WANs, internetworking, the Internet, Intranets, network management, and network applications with an emphasis on TCP/IP.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/09 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Friday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Aspen Olmsted
4
Main Campus

CS 227L - Computer Networks Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Aspen Olmsted
TBD
Main Campus

CS 245 - Computing Systems

This course takes a top-down, cohesive approach from operating systems to assembly architecture with a comprehensive perspective of current types of operating systems from PCs, laptops to mobile devices and beyond as well as their microarchitectures. Fundamental concepts include threads, dynamic memory allocation, protection, and I/O. Programming applications include both with C/C&#43;&#43; programming, Unix system programming, command-line Linux tools, and operating system kernel code.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/09 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Friday
3:30PM - 4:50PM
Aspen Olmsted
4
Main Campus

CS 245L - Computing Systems Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
3:30PM - 4:50PM
Aspen Olmsted
TBD
Main Campus

CS 321 - Web-Centric Programming

Provides knowledge of the current web technologies, including both client- and server-side technologies and AJAX and mash-ups. Offers indepth study of web architectures; web page creation using the standard HTML5, CSS and JavaScript with jQuery, AJAX and server-side Perl. Studies XML and design of XML schemas and XPath/XSLT. Web services are also examined, including SOA, UDDI, WSDL, SOAP.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
TBD
4
TBD

CS 330 - Structure and Organization of Programming Language

Provides a comparison of computer languages and language paradigms(object-oriented, procedural, functional, event-driven) with respect to data structures, control structures, and implementation. Investigates these issues in several languages (currently JAVA, C&#43;&#43;, Perl, Ruby, and Scheme). Presents formal language specification including regular, context-free, and ambiguous languages.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Tuesday, Thursday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
Nanette Veilleux
4
Main Campus

CS 330L - Structure and Organization of Programming Language Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Nanette Veilleux
TBD
Main Campus

CS 332 - Algorithms

Surveys fundamental algorithms, including efficient search and sort algorithms, graph algorithms and dynamic programming. Discusses basic methods for the design and analysis of efficient algorithms. Students will understand the purpose and best use of alternatives from the rich canon of computational algorithms. Includes a weekly laboratory. 4 credits.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
RoxAnn Stalvey
4
TBD

CS 335 - Software Engineering

Students learn the principles of industry-quality software development through a series of team projects that require specific, efficient and maintainable code design and development. Team processes, critical thinking and problem solving skills will be emphasized.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
TBD
4
TBD

CS 349 - Directed Study

Consent of instructor 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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD TBD TBD
Aspen Olmsted
4
TBD

CS 350 - Independent Study

Consent of instructor required. Requires a written proposal, regular meetings with faculty advisor, a final presentation, and a written report.

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

CS 370 - Internship

Provides valuable industry experience for Computer Science, Information Technology, and Web Design and Development majors. While not required, highly encouraged for any CS/IT/Web D&amp;D major. Credit hours are typically based on the number of work hours, determined by the instructor. Successful completion of work experiences as well as post internship presentation required for credit. Consent of the instructor required.

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