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 02:00PM

History

HIST 100 - World History to 1500

Studies the evolution of human societies to the rise of truly global connection. Significant attention is paid to understanding connections and comparisons between China, India, the Islamic world, the Mediterranean, and the Americas.

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

HIST 128 - Modern European History

Examines the development of Europe from the French Revolution to the colonial struggles and political uprisings of the 1960s. Focuses on the impact of democratic revolution, industrialization, imperialism, fascism, the Holocaust, and the Cold War. Sources include art, film, autobiographies, and other primary documents.

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

HIST 140 - Early American History

Surveys the diverse experiences of colonial settlers, the development of a distinctly American culture, the American Revolution, the creation of an American republic and constitution, the rise of parties, early industrialism, slavery and the cotton economy, westward expansion, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

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

HIST 202 - Asia to the Eighteenth Century

Studies the ancient civilizations that dominated the lives of Asian societies to the eve of the massive European encroachment. Discusses the influence of Buddhism, Islam, and Confucianism upon these many cultures and societies.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Tuesday, Thursday
3:30PM - 4:50PM
Yunxin Li
4
TBD

HIST 214 - History of the African Diaspora

This course is an overview of African Diasporic history, from the transatlantic slave trade through Black Lives Matter. We will explore how the diaspora came into being, as well as how people of African descent across the globe have resisted their subjugation, exploitation, and political and social exclusion.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Tuesday, Thursday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Frances Sullivan
4
TBD

HIST 215 - Women and Gender in History Before 1890

Explores American women's diverse experiences from pre-Columbian times to 1890, as they re-envisioned their place within families and communities, entered wage work, and struggled for rights. Emphasizes women's self-representation in writing and the visual arts, as well as gender's intersections with racial, class, ethnic, sexual, regional, religious, and other identities.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Tuesday, Thursday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Laura Prieto
4
Main Campus

HIST 241 - Revolutions in the West

Provides a comparative look at several of the major political and intellectual revolutions that transformed the West from an unimportant corner of the world in 1500 to a major site of world economic and cultural power. Includes the Scientific, American, French, Haitian and Russian Revolutions.

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

HIST 329 - Film and Historical Representation

Consent of department required. Enrollment normally open only to seniors and graduate students. Studies the intersection of history and film studies and how film and the practices of historical investigation interact. What constitutes "evidence" in film and how can this evidence be used? How can one think about history via the medium of film? There will be weekly screenings of fiction, nonfiction, documentary, and experimental films. The film selections come from across the globe and focus on a range of historical subjects. There will also be readings in history, theory, and film criticism.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
5:00PM - 6:50PM
Sarah Leonard
4
TBD

HIST 350 - Independent Study

Consent of department required. Enrollment normally open only to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

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

HIST 362 - Reform and Revolutions in Asia

Consent of instructor required. Enrollment normally open only to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Examines revolutions and reforms in modern Asia, focusing primarily on the watershed events occurring in the 20th century. Topics include comparisons between bloody or nonviolent revolutions and gradual or radical reform.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Yunxin Li
4
TBD

HIST 371 - Material Culture

Consent of department required. Enrollment normally open only to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Topics vary each year. Focuses on varied developments in New England, the Middle Colonies, and the South during the 17th and 18th centuries, with special attention to political institutions, social structure, race relations, and gender roles.

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

HIST 380 - Fieldwork

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the department. Staff.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/09 - 2022/12/16
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Laura Prieto
4
TBD
02 2022/09/09 - 2022/12/16
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Laura Prieto
2
TBD

HIST 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

HIST 450 - Independent Study

An individual program of reading, research, and writing on an approved topic, under the supervision of a member of the department. Topic and assignments are to be determined by the faculty member and student.

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

HIST 455A - History Graduate Thesis

Involves independent research based on archival primary sources culminating in a paper of approximately 60 to 80 pages under the supervision of two historians with expertise in the subject area. Requires consent from the history archives management director and a proposal approved during the semester before the course is taken. See program director for guidelines and due dates to submit proposals.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
5:00PM - 6:50PM
Laura Prieto
4
TBD

HIST 455B - Thesis Extension #1

Involves independent research based on archival primary sources culminating in a paper of approximately 60 to 80 pages under the supervision of two historians with expertise in the subject area.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Laura Prieto
TBD
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Frances Sullivan
TBD
TBD
03 TBD TBD
Stephen Ortega
TBD
TBD
04 TBD TBD
Sarah Leonard
TBD
TBD

HIST 527 - Archives, History, and Collective Memory

Explores the relationship among historical events, the creation and maintenance of archival records, and the construction of social memory. Analyzes the role of archives in the process of memory conservation, the display of public history, the writing of history, and the construction of political and national identities. Focuses on 20th century events, considering such historical and archival issues as repatriation, record preservation, the use of misuse of archives to shape political myths, and the use of documents to influence a shared historical consciousness.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Sumayya Ahmed
4
Main Campus
OL 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Sumayya Ahmed
4
TBD

HIST 529 - Film and Historical Representation

Studies the intersection of history and film studies and how film and the practices of historical investigation interact. What constitutes "evidence" in film and how can this evidence be used? How can one think about history via the medium of film? There will be weekly screenings of fiction, nonfiction, documentary, and experimental films. The film selections come from across the globe and focus on a range of historical subjects. There will also be readings in history, theory, and film criticism.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Sarah Leonard
4
TBD

HIST 562 - Reforms and Revolutions in Asia

Examines revolutions and reforms in modern Asia, focusing primarily on the watershed events occurring in the 20th century. Topics include comparisons between bloody or non-violent revolutions and gradual or radical reform.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Yunxin Li
4
TBD

HIST 571 - Material Culture

Studies the development of a new society and culture in British America from the settlement of Jamestown in 1607 through the War for Independence. Focuses on varied developments in New England, the Middle Colonies, and the South, with special attention to political institutions, social structure, race relations, and gender roles.

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

HIST 597 - Historical Methods

Studies history as an interpretive craft and explores various methods and models for researching, analyzing, and writing history in both academic and popular forms, from essays to public exhibits, monographs to films.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
4:30PM - 7:20PM
Stephen Ortega
4
TBD
02 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Stephen Ortega
4
TBD

Honors Courses

HON 101

Membership in honors program required. The Honors Learning Community is a team-taught, interdisciplinary set of courses that address specific disciplinary topics as well as college writing. Each LC includes HON-101, HON-102, and LCIS-101.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location

Politics and Policy in Speculative and Science Fiction

01 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Benjamin Cole
4
TBD

Education in an Era of Colorblind Racism

02 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Daren Graves
4
TBD

Introduction to Programming w/ Lab

03 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Tuesday
9:00AM - 10:50AM

Thursday
9:30AM - 10:50AM
Nanette Veilleux
3
TBD

HON 102

Membership in honors program required. The Honors Learning Community is a team-taught, interdisciplinary set of courses that address specific disciplinary topics as well as college writing. Each LC includes HON-101, HON-102, and LCIS-101.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location

Politics and Policy in Speculative and Science Fiction: Writing Seminar

01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Valerie Geary
2
TBD

Education in an Era of Colorblind Racism: Writing Seminar

02 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Valerie Geary
2
TBD

Thought for Food

03 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
9:00AM - 10:50AM
Shreya Bhattacharyya
3
TBD

HON 290 - Leading Others/Leading Ourselves

Membership in honors program required. This course introduces honors students to their role in the global community. Through discussions and workshops concerning intercultural knowledge, global humility, and global education, students will see themselves as members of a world community and be able to enhance their educational program through global experiences.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL TBD TBD
Diane Grossman
1
TBD

HON 395 - Honors Capstone Project

Membership in honors program required.

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

Health Professions Education

HPED 520 - Trends in Health Professions Education

This is the beginning "gateway" course for the Health Professions Education program. The course reviews some of the national and international trends that are affecting health professions education and defining new teaching and learning needs in the health professions. It introduces basic elements of educational theory, practice, and research related to health professions education. It also introduces concepts of leadership and innovation related to health professions education program design and development.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Dolores Wolongevicz
3
TBD

HPED 521 - Learning Theory and Practice

This course provides an overview of the major research and theories related to how adults learn. Students read and discuss key concepts in this area, relating the ideas to their specific health professions education areas of focus. Students design and facilitate an online lesson and a creative professional project that provides them with experience teaching online and creating resources for future use. This course models several key principles of adult learning, including relevancy, connecting to prior learning, Universal Design, integrating choice, reflection, and project-based learning.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Jennifer Herman
3
TBD

HPED 541 - Education Application and Immersion Experience

This course provides students the opportunity to put into practice the theories, concepts, principles, and research explored in previous courses in the HPED or CAGS program. Synthesis and integration of theory and practice are the focus of this experience. This blended course will operate in three areas: (1) a practicum, which takes place at a location of the student's choosing and involves about 100 hours of immersion in an educational experience consistent with the student's career goals; (2) an online community of practice, which will involve discussion posting; and (3) three in-person meetings during the semester. For students at a distance, participation may occur via GoToMeeting.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Judith Cullinane
3
TBD

HPED 660 - Perspectives in Research and Theory in Health Profession Education

This course guides students through an exploration of multiple bodies of literature which will serve as a platform for the development of a dissertation topic. Using concept mapping and intensive library research, students explore the theoretical foundations, research methods, and constructs associated with their areas of interest and focus on identifying potentially researchable, answerable, and meaningful questions for further dissertation inquiry. Students master the process of synthesizing literature to form coherent problem statements and identify relevant constructs. At the end of the course, students will identify potential members for a dissertation committee.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Dolores Wolongevicz
3
TBD

HPED 662 - Applied Statistics II

This second course in the statistics sequence covers: correlation, simple linear regression, multiple linear regression, simple logistic regression, and multiple logistic regression. The course will make extensive use of statistical software packages. The goal of the course is to provide students with the ability to identify the appropriate statistical method for their data, analyze the data, and interpret the output in the context of the problem.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2022/09/08 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Dolores Wolongevicz
3
TBD

HPED 665 - Leadership and Organizational Change in Health Professions Education

This course examines principles of effective and inclusive educational leadership and explores techniques for facilitating institutional reform and innovation in a variety of health professions education settings. It also explores contemporary organizational theory and research relevant to health professions education and change management. It introduces operational and administrative problems related to the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovation in health professions education.</span>

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Carmen Harrison
3
TBD

HPED 690 - Dissertation

During this course, the student will complete the research and pass an oral defense of the dissertation. Students enter this phase when ready for data collection, meaning that a written dissertation proposal has been defended, approved, and revised, if needed, and all IRB permissions have been obtained. The six credits for this course are generally spread over two semesters.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Dolores Wolongevicz
3
TBD

HPED 699 - Dissertation Extension

If the dissertation is not defended after the completion of the allotted dissertation credits and the student has exhausted the 48-credit program of study, the student will be required to register for 1 credit per semester of Dissertation Extension for each semester of continuation. This fee is beyond the 48 credits assigned to the PhD program. Such students will register for CNBH 699-Dissertation Extension each semester until the dissertation is successfully defended and following time limits as defined in the HPED Handbook.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Dolores Wolongevicz
TBD
TBD
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