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.

Fall 2020 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 10/24/2020 01:20PM

Gender Cultural Studies

GCS 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.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Jyoti Puri Open 39 No 0.00 Online Class

GCS 403 - Gender/Cultural Studies: Theory Into Practice

Studies contemporary theories of gender, race, indigeneity, class, ability, and sexuality, with a focus on theorists whose works have practical applicability. Specific topics are likely to include: critical feminist theories, queer theory, race studies, settler colonialism, neoliberalism, fat activism, post-feminism, trans formations, and feminist legal theory. The course will stress understandings of the practical applications of theoretical innovations in these areas.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/07/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday

04:30PM-
07:20PM
N/A
Jyoti Puri Open 3 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

GCS 450 - Independent Study

Offers an opportunity to complete research, internship, or fieldwork projects related to the GCS program. Requires consent of a supervising faculty member; approval of the program director; and a brief proposal outlining the focus, purpose, and projected outcome, to be submitted to the program director during the semester prior to registration.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Jyoti Puri Open 24 Yes 1.00 Main Campus

GCS 455 - Thesis

Involves a year-long independent research and writing project culminating in a paper of approximately 60-80 pages under the supervision of one reader with expertise in the subject area. Requires permission from the GCS director and advisory board and a proposal approved during the semester before the course is taken.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Jyoti Puri Open 25 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

GCS 455A - Thesis Extension

Involves a year-long independent research and writing project culminating in a paper of approximately 60 to 80 pages under the supervision of one reader with expertise in the subject area. Requires permission from the GCS director and advisory board and a proposal approved during the semester before the course is taken.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Jyoti Puri Open 5 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

GCS 465G - Graduate Consortium of Women's Studies: Understanding Pornography and Obscura

This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of ways of feminist thinking, knowing, listening, and speaking in the interest of producing scholarship that instigates change. Together we will grapple with feminist approaches, theories, and epistemologies that form the intellectual bases necessary to conduct feminist research both within and across the disciplines.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Jyoti Puri Wcls 0 Yes 4.00 Off Site

GCS 470 - Internship

Offers students a work experience of five to ten hours per week under the direction of a workplace supervisor and a Simmons advisor. Serves as a source of information for inquiry and research. Culminates in a final paper of 20-30 pages that studies and analyzes an aspect of the work experience or site (e.g., an institutional ethnography). Requires a proposal approved during the semester prior to the internship.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Jyoti Puri Open 20 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

Grad General Educ

GEDUC 400 - Pre-Practicum Seminar

Accompanies GEDUC 488. Addresses topics and issues that align with students classrom experiences. Covers topics including the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks; development of lesson plans; development of curriculum and curriculum units, classroom organization, routines, and procedures; classroom management, behavior and discipline; formal and informal assessment; issues around grading, record keeping, communication, and conferences with parents; developing professional portfolios, school culture, and teaching strategies; modifying and adapting curriculum; and techniques for children with special needs.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/07/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Janet L. Chumley Open 19 No 2.00 Main Campus
05 09/07/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday

06:00PM-
09:00PM
N/A
Janet L. Chumley Open 19 No 2.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 401 - Seminar in Teaching and Learning At the Elementary Level

Develops integrated curriculum units and explores different models of curriculum design, lesson plans, and interdisciplinary teaching; teaches strategies to modify curriculum to accommodate different developmental levels and learning styles; and addresses issues of classroom management and parent communication. Develops appropriate assessment and evaluation procedures, measuring student progress. Requires practicum placement.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/07/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Janet L. Chumley Open 11 No 2.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 402 - Seminar in Teaching and Learning At the Middle and High School Level

Analyzes the structure and organization of middle and high schools and considers models of effective classroom management. Discusses methods of individualizing pedagogy; planning and implementing curricula; assessing student performance; and making best use of parents, colleagues, community organizations, and administrators. Uses case studies and role-play exercises, many from internship experiences. Requires a practicum placement.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/07/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Janet L. Chumley Open 19 No 2.00 Main Campus
02 09/07/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Janet L. Chumley Open 19 No 2.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 464 - Reading Methods

Considers methods of assessment and instruction in creating comprehensive literacy programs with reference to the ELA Frameworks throughout; decoding strategies including phonemic awareness and phonics skills; comprehension strategies; guided reading; literature circles; the writing process; and the integration of children's literature and poetry. Requires two mornings a week of fieldwork if taken concurrently with GEDUC 467.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/08/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Lisa Brooks Open 14 No 4.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 480 - Practicum: Elementary Education (1-6)

Assigns supervised teaching responsibilities in an inclusive classroom at the first-grade to sixth-grade level. Involves demonstrating effective classroom management procedures, implementing daily class lessons, developing long-range curriculum materials, and demonstrating effectiveness in serving students who are below the expected classroom instructional level. Requires documentation of a minimum of 135 hours of direct instructional time.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Janet L. Chumley Open 11 No 4.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 481 - Practicum: Middle School (5-8)

Assigns supervised teaching responsibilities in an inclusive classroom at the fifth grade to ninth grade level. Involves demonstrating effective classroom management procedures, implementing daily class lessons, developing long-range curriculum materials, and demonstrating effectiveness in serving students who are below the expected classroom instructional level. Requires documentation of a minimum of 135 hours of direct instructional time.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Janet L. Chumley Open 19 No 4.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 482 - Practicum: High School (8-12)

Assigns supervised teaching responsibilities in an inclusive classroom at the ninth grade to twelfth grade level. Involves demonstrating effective classroom management procedures, implementing daily class lessons, developing long-range curriculum materials, and demonstrating effectiveness in serving students who are below the expected classroom instructional level. Requires documentation of a minimum of 135 hours of direct instructional time.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Janet L. Chumley Open 19 No 4.00 Main Campus

GEDUC 488 - Pre-Practicum

Requires students to observe, assist, and teach in a 1-12 classroom under the supervision of a professionally licensed supervising practitioner at the field and level of the license sought. Offers an opportunity to develop and teach lesson plans and a mini-curriculum unit, provide service to one student requiring modification in his/her educational program, and demonstrate effective classroom management skills.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Janet L. Chumley Open 19 No 4.00 Main Campus
03 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Janet L. Chumley Open 19 No 4.00 Main Campus
Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 10/24/2020 01:20PM
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