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 03:00PM

Mathematics

MATH 101 - Introduction to Mathematics: Level I

Reviews arithmetic, including percents, proportion, and geometric formulae. Covers equations polynomials, rational expressions, and problem solving.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00AM - 11:50AM
Amy Cole
4
TBD
CD 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Hannah Sieber
4
TBD

MATH 120 - Calculus I

Covers analytic geometry, functions, limits and continuity, and differential calculus. Includes applications to extrema, physical problems, etc.

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

MATH 121 - Calculus II

Covers integral calculus and applications to area, volume, etc.; transcendental functions; techniques of integration; polar coordinates; and improper integrals. Students may not take both MATH 121 and MATH 123.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
Joseph Cotton
4
Main Campus
LC 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/15
Tuesday, Thursday
9:00AM - 10:50AM
Kyung Soo Yang
4
TBD

MATH 123 - Single Variable Calculus

This course will review and deepen the understanding of the fundamental principles of single variable calculus. Intended for students with previous exposure to the computational techniques and applications of calculus. Will cover standard topics in both differential and integral calculus at a conceptual depth sufficient to progress to multivariable calculus. Students may not take both Math 121 and Math 123. Completion of Math 123 is equivalent to completion of the Math 120 - Math 121 sequence; Math 123 satisfies any pre-requisite which needs either Math 120 or Math 121.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
Viktor Grigoryan
4
Main Campus

MATH 210 - Discrete Mathematics

Covers foundations of mathematics, combinatorial problem-solving, and graph theory. Includes the following topics: propositional logic and Booleana algebra, one-to-one, onto and invertible functions, cardinality, big-O, applications to complexity theory and cryptography, permutations, combinations, trees, binomial and multinomial coefficients, elementary probability, inclusion/ exclusion recurrence relations, basic graph theory, chains, paths, connectedness circuits, models, and numerous applications.</p>

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

MATH 220 - Multivariable Calculus

Covers vectors and analytic geometry in three dimensions; functions of several variables; and partial derivatives, multiple integration, and applications.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/16
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Viktor Grigoryan
4
Main Campus

MATH 390 - Special Topics Seminar in Mathematics

Investigates an advanced topic in mathematics, with emphasis on developing research skills.

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

Public Health Online

MHEO 410 - Health Equity and Social Justics

This course defines and examines the history of the foundational concepts of health equity, social justice, and human rights. Students explore key cases of inequity and injustice occurring locally, nationally, and globally and apply a public health analytical lens to these challenges. This course also provides an overview and professional orientation to public health, its history, core concepts, functions and activities, professional ethics, and how it relates to and differentiates from other health professions.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/10/05 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Leigh Haynes
3
TBD

MHEO 415 - Epidemiology

This course introduces students to the principles and core concepts of epidemiology (the study of determinants and distribution of diseases in a population). Students will learn conceptual and practical issues in designing and analyzing data from epidemiologic studies. Students learn foundational concepts, including chains of transmission, disease outbreak investigation, study designs, prevalence and incidence rates, risk ratios, bias and confounding, and screening models and considerations. Students learn to critically evaluate scientific studies and gain skills in effectively presenting research findings.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/10/05 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Anna Modest
3
TBD

MHEO 420 - Socio-Structural Determinants of Health

This course engages a social-ecological model to examine determinants of health at multiple levels, including biological, behavioral and cultural, social and community-based, environmental, occupational, and institutional. Through a root cause analysis of morbidity and mortality trends, students identify sociostructural determinants of health and analyze systems of oppression that produce and reproduce health inequities. These include disadvantages and marginalization based on race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, religion, disability, nationality, and other factors.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/10/06 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:00PM
TBD
3
TBD

MHEO 425 - Biostatistics

This course introduces students to statistical methods for public health practice. Students will review descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, and bivariate techniques briefly before moving on to the application of multivariate regression analysis to prediction and causal models. Sampling and power analysis in public health contexts will be addressed, and students will gain proficiency in evaluating statistical scientific studies.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/10/05 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Sarah Perry
3
TBD

MHEO 430 - Immersion: Racism and Health

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Meenakshi Verma-Agrawal
1
TBD

MHEO 445 - Public Health Leadership & Mgmt

In this course, students assess and evolve their own leadership style, strengths, and potential. Students develop a skill set for managing and building effective teams for public health programming. Students also learn management skills for project, program, and organizational development, including strategic planning, budgeting, grant writing and donor education, quality assurance, and communication.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/10/03 - 2022/12/12
Monday
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Kendra Smith
3
TBD

MHEO 450 - Environmental Health & Justice

This course examines the interdependency and interrelationships humans have with the natural and built environment, focusing on population health consequences. Students examine pressing environmental health challenges, including climate change, population growth, water and air pollution, food quality and scarcity, toxins, occupational hazards, and waste production. Students study how poverty and inequality exacerbate such concerns, examining environmental racism, gentrification, natural resource extraction, toxic dumping, and other challenges. Environmental justice serves as a guiding framework as students analyze the impact and potential of policy frameworks.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/10/05 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Marcelo Korc
3
TBD

MHEO 465 - Health Advocacy and Organizing

This course prepares students with skills of community organizing and health advocacy. Students learn key concepts and strategies, including base building, framing, assessing opportunity structure, goal setting, and effective health advocacy techniques. Students explore case studies and oral histories illuminating various models of change, including social movements, social innovation, social entrepreneurship, microdevelopment, and people-centered budgeting. Students critically analyze past innovations and identify opportunities to address health inequities and power imbalances shaping community health.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
001 2022/10/03 - 2022/12/12
Monday
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Leigh Haynes
3
TBD

MHEO 470 - Global Health and Political Economy

This course examines global health challenges through a political economic lens. Students study the global burden of disease and intersections with poverty and inequality. They critically analyze historic and contemporary contexts and forces shaping health outcomes, including colonialism and imperialism, globalization, labor and migration systems, war and militarism, privatization, trade, aid, development. Students consider the roles and promise of various institutions, including national and global governance institutions, for-profit organizations and corporations, and nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations in shaping global health outcomes.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/10/06 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:30PM
TBD
3
TBD

MHEO 473 - Public Health Project Plan I

This introductory course provides students with the foundations to begin planning the Health Equity Change Project, encompassing the applied practicum and integrative learning experience. During this course, students start the process of seeking a practicum placement, practicing important career preparatory skills such as professional résumé and cover letter development, professional networking, and interviewing skills. Students select guiding public health competencies and develop associated practicum goals and objectives aligned with the mission and vision of the placement organization of their choice.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/10/06 - 2022/12/15
Thursday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Felipe Agudelo
1
TBD

MHEO 474 - Public Health Project Plan II

This course provides students with the necessary ethical and structural tools to design their Health Equity Change Project (HECP), encompassing the applied practicum and integrative learning experience. Students frame and analyze their practicum objectives from an ethical perspective and create a logic model to approach their practicum from a realistic perspective. Ultimately, students develop and submit a final HECP proposal that builds upon their learning across the curriculum and that will guide their applied practice and integrative learning experience in the final terms of the program. This proposal serves as the basis for program approval to begin the HECP experience in subsequent terms.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/10/05 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Meenakshi Verma-Agrawal
1
TBD

MHEO 476 - Health Equity Change Project II

This course serves as the second in a two-course sequence that incorporates the integrative learning and practice experience for the MPH degree. Through an applied practicum experience across two terms, students gain skills in designing, implementing, and evaluating a project to address a health inequity. In this course, students implement and evaluate the project they designed during the prior course, in consultation with their practicum supervisor and community and organizational partners. Students produce a final report and portfolio, evaluating their project and analyzing their attainment of program learning competencies.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/10/05 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Maile Panerio-Langer
2
TBD

MHEO 486 - Strategic Comm for Health Equity

This skills-based course builds from and expands upon the traditions of Health Communication, where students learn communications theories and applications, and consider how to leverage these skills to advance health equity. A broad array of communications strategies and approaches are examined and practiced as students refine their own oral and written communication skills, including persuasive and strategic communication, public speaking, storytelling, marketing and public relations, print and visual media, and digital and social media. Students analyze opportunities for enhancing communications with, among, and between various audiences and communities toward mobilizing social and structural change processes, and learn how to target and activate audiences toward addressing socio-structural determinants of health.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/10/03 - 2022/12/12
Monday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Elizabeth Glowacki
3
TBD

MHEO 490 - Special Topics in Public Health

Special Topics Course. Subject will vary by semester.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/10/04 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Meenakshi Verma-Agrawal
3
TBD

Public Policy

MPP 501 - Political Analysis and Theory

The goal of this course is to provide policy researchers and practitioners with a set of conceptual frameworks for analyzing the political environment of public policy and policy research, and to practice forming effective strategies for policy analysis, program evaluation, policy design, and advocacy. in other words, this course will enhance our understanding of what happens in the policy process when policies are formulated and implemented and our participation in the policy process now and in the future.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Benjamin Cole
3
TBD

MPP 504 - Quantitative Analysis

This course introduces students to multivariate statistical methods for public policy analysis, covering multiple regression, logistic regression, and power analysis. students are assumed to have completed an introductory statistics course as a prerequisite for this course. Students will use SPSS, a statistical package for the social sciences.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Niloufer Sohrabji
3
TBD

MPP 550 - Independent Study

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Zinnia Mukherjee
3
TBD

Master of Science-Management

MSMG 407 - Financial Aspects of Business

This course is an introduction to financial management concepts and business practices. It includes the topics of accounting, finance and related analytical and performance management techniques that have particular relevance to managers. In this course, you should become fluent in the issues, data, and concepts of financial decision-making at the organizational level. By the conclusion of this course, you should understand what financial managers do in an organization and how to deal more effectively with them on issues of business and program strategy. This will require you to be able to: . Use basic business mathematics to inform decision making: . Understand how organizations are financed; . Read and understand a set of financial statements . Calculate and interpret financial ratios; and perform a financial analysis; . Conduct basic cost analyses and understand their role in managerial decision-making; . Prepare and discuss a budget, the sources and importance of variance, and the concept of flexible budgeting as a control device; . Understand investment project decision making and be able to compute measures of return (NPV, breakeven); . Use Excel to create, interpret, and present results from financial models. Includes lecture and laboratory sessions.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2022/09/06 - 2022/12/13
Tuesday
7:00PM - 8:20PM
Laura Neal
3
TBD

MSMG 470 - Negotiations and Problem Solving

Negotiation and conflict resolution are becoming more important in organizations today. In the past, you probably would use negotiation and conflict resolution skills only if your job entailed formal dealings with unions, suppliers and customers or as a financial deal maker. In other words, negotiation was a skill needed only by people that did it for a living. All that has changed in organizations today. If you analzye an organization through a political lens all interactions are basically negotiations. That means that as a leader, at whatever level, you are frequently operating in a situation where your responsibility exceeds your authority. You will need to negotiate with a range of internal and external stakeholders in order to get your job done. In network and team structures, you are but one voice among many. To get your agenda accomplished, you will need to negotiate to build alliances amond different stakeholders and constituencies. As organizations become more diverse demographically and culturally, the potential for conflict increases, requiring even more attention to ways of dealing with it. And in these challenging times, the need to negotiate resources and support for yourself and your group becomes even more critical.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2022/09/07 - 2022/12/14
Wednesday
4:00PM - 5:20PM
Elizabeth Morrow
3
TBD

Music

MUS 110 - The Language of Music

Introduces the language of music in Western and non- Western traditions. Discusses musical notation and terminology, tonal melodic singing and hearing, meter, rhythmic practice, and beginning concepts of harmony. Provides an excellent background for other music courses.

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

MUS 247 - Creator, Patron, and Muse: Roles of Women in Music

Throughout the history of music, many women have been revered as performers, mostly singers or virtuoso keyboard artists. In reality, contributions to music by women are much more varied than that of performer. As composers and inspiration for composers, women have been responsible for the creation of a significant body of compositions in every historical era. As steadfast patrons of the arts, vast numbers of commissions were granted, compositions written, music clubs established, performers employed, and concert halls created. This study of music created and inspired by female composers combined with an understanding of their considerable philanthropy will cast a new light upon the roles of women in music.

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

MUS 349 - Directed Study

Private lessons with faculty of the New England Conservatory. Requires music and technical ability at an intermediate level on an instrument or voice. Department approval is required.

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

MUS 350 - Independent Study

Individualized projects at an advanced level.

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

MUS 370 - Internship

Consent of department required.

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