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

Women's & Gender Studies

WGST 193 - Gender and Power in Literature

Explores the writings and cultural contexts of literature by and about women from the 19th century to the present. Features novels, short stories, speeches, poems, and plays. Selected topics may include: education, friendship, sexuality, the marriage plot, labor, and protest and politics.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
LC 2022/09/12 - 2022/12/12
Monday
3:30PM - 5:20PM
Fiona Maurissette
3
TBD

WGST 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

WGST 219 - Gender and Politics

Introduces questions of how politics is gendered, and how gender is political. Explores the development of the contemporary feminist movement; what masculinity means today; how transgender politics have uprooted traditional understandings of gender; why marriage equality has come to define gay rights; how race and class are relevant to gender; and the possibility of gender equality in the United States.

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

WGST 232 - Race, Gender, Health

Examines the unique perspective of health care from the cultural lens appropriate to women of color. Historical, social, environmental, and political factors that contribute to racial and gender disparities in health care are analyzed. Students will develop cultural competency tools for more effective health care delivery.

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

WGST 350 - Independent Study

Consent of instructor required.

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

WGST 355 - Thesis

Consent of department required. A formal thesis proposal should be submitted in the semester prior to commencing thesis research. Successful completion of WGST-350 Independent Study required before registering for WGST-355.

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