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

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 Time Instructor Credits Location
OL TBD TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD

GCS 403 - Introduction to Gender and Cultural Studies

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 Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/09 - 2022/12/16
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Suzanne Leonard
4
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 Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
TBD
4
TBD

GCS 455 - GCS Capstone

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 Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Suzanne Leonard
4
TBD

GCS 465G

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 Time Instructor Credits Location

On Intimate Violence

01 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
1:00PM - 4:00PM
TBD
4
TBD

Feminist and Queer Theory

02 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
3:00PM - 6:00PM
TBD
4
TBD

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 Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Janet Chumley
2
TBD

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 Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Janet Chumley
2
TBD

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 Time Instructor Credits Location
02 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Lisa Brooks
4
TBD

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 Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Janet Chumley
4
TBD

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 Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Janet Chumley
4
TBD
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