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.

Spring 2023 Course Schedule

Last Updated: 11/28/2022 08:02PM

Arts Administration

AADM 390 - Seminar: Arts in the Community

Capstone of the Arts Administration major. Pairs a four-credit advanced seminar with a four-credit external internship. Examines the theory and practice of arts administration through academic readings, class discussion, and real-world, semester-long projects. Develops concrete professional skills including curation, event management and marketing, arts-related writing for the general public, and grant writing.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Heather Hole
8
TBD

Accounting

ACCT 110 - Financial Accounting

Develops the ability to read, understand, analyze and interpret a company's financial statements. Also develops decision-making skills based on accounting information that may vary according to perspective, such as investor, creditor or manager.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/05
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00AM - 10:50AM
Ray Pfeiffer
4
TBD
CD 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
8:00PM - 9:50PM
Laura Neal
4
TBD

ACCT 201 - Intermediate Accounting II

This is a course in financial accounting (reporting). As the second of a two-course Intermediate Accounting sequence, it examines investments; current and long-term liabilities; leases; pensions; shareholders' equity; stock-based compensation; earnings per share; and the statement of cash flows.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/04
Tuesday, Thursday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
Ray Pfeiffer
4
TBD

ACCT 220 - Business Applications in Excel

Students will learn about the use of various advanced functions of spreadsheets to become more efficient and effective in making accounting and business decisions in the corporate environment. Students will develop skills and gain knowledge through the use of hands-on exercises to be completed outside of class.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Yulong Li
2
TBD

ACCT 301 - Accounting Information Systems

The course prepares students to be effective users, evaluators, developers, and auditors of accounting information systems. At its core, the course focuses on internal controls. A key objectives is to develop the ability to evaluate information systems and to design control systems that mitigate risks associated with information systems.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/20 - 2023/05/05
Monday, Friday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Ray Pfeiffer
4
TBD

Art

ART 111 - Draw What You See

Drawing requires developing awareness of how and what you see - perceptually, personally and culturally. In this introductory course, students develop formal/technical skills, learn to use various wet and dry media and drawing processes, and stretch the imagination while exploring the complexity of vision.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Colleen Kiely
4
TBD

ART 112 - Color Studio

This introductory studio course immerses you in the evocative and complex world of color and its applications in art, design and culture. Students learn color theory and develop technical, perceptual and conceptual skills through hands-on weekly assignments, both formal and experimental. Working in paint and mixed media, you will explore the interdependent relationship between color and issues of visual communication.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/01
Monday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Colleen Kiely
4
TBD
02 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Guhapriya Ranganathan
4
TBD

ART 119 - Sculpture

Introduces students to hands-on experience with the design and creation of small abstract and representational sculpture. Explores a broad range of natural and manufactured materials (such as found and neglected objects, cardboard, wire, and plaster) to create mobiles, wall hangings, reliefs, and freestanding sculptures.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Michael Zachary
4
TBD

ART 138 - The Poetry of Photography

Like a poem, the art photograph often uses metaphor, allusion, rhythm, and profound attention to detail. In this course students learn to create artful photographs while acquiring the skills and craft of using a 35mm camera, developing black and white film and making gelatin silver prints in the darkroom. 35mm cameras available for students.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/20 - 2023/05/05
Friday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Edie Bresler
4
TBD

ART 138L - Photography Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/01
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Edie Bresler
TBD
TBD
02 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Edie Bresler
TBD
TBD
03 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Edie Bresler
TBD
TBD

ART 139 - Color Photography CSI

Clear-eyed observation with a camera is similar to a detective solving a mystery. Students improve their photography with assignments that stretch both visual and critical thinking skills. Students engage with their unique style and vision by learning to manually operate a digital camera (DSLR) and apply Camera Raw and Photoshop to produce dynamic color prints. DSLR cameras available for students' use.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Edie Bresler
4
TBD
02 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Edie Bresler
4
TBD

ART 139L - Color Photography CSI Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/01
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Edie Bresler
TBD
TBD
02 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/01
Monday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Edie Bresler
TBD
TBD
03 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Edie Bresler
TBD
TBD
04 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Edie Bresler
TBD
TBD

ART 142 - Introduction to Art History: Renaissance to the Present

Introduces painting, sculpture, and architecture from Europe and the United States made between 1600 and the present. Explores the careers of key artists and interprets objects from this period, considering such issues as obstacles and opportunities for women artists at various periods, changing views on what art should accomplish in society, and the development of unconventional approaches to art during this century. Uses the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Gardner Museum to study the work of such important artists as Rembrandt, Leyster, Vigee-Lebrun, Cassatt, Monet, O'Keeffe and others.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/04
Tuesday, Thursday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
Asiel Sepulveda
4
TBD

ART 213 - Painting: Observation to Expression

Develop basic painting skills while exploring the expressive potential of paint. This course instructs the beginning painter in the materials and techniques of oil painting. Students learn various indirect and direct approaches to painting-underpainting, glazing, impasto, wet-in-wet-developing formal, perceptual and critical skills. Emphasizes color as it relates to both individual expressive concerns and pictorial structure, and introduces students to examples of historical and contemporary painting.</p>

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/01
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Colleen Kiely
4
TBD

ART 220 - Photo Screen Printing

Introduces a variety of photo screen printing techniques and encourages translation of photographic imagery into expressive and personal statements. Designed for students without prior experience in photography or screen printing.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Helen Popinchalk
4
TBD

ART 231 - Data as Art: The Personal and the Political

Offers students an opportunity for immersion and concentrated study in topical themes in studio art, resulting in an independent project. Themes and topics for particular semesters will be posted before registration begins.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
LC 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
9:00AM - 10:50AM
Michael Zachary
3
TBD

ART 244 - 20th Century Art

Why did art change so radically at the beginning of the 20th century? This course explores the development of multiple ways in which artists created new approaches to art by considering artists' responses to significant social, political, scientific, and technological changes of the period. Includes Latin American, African-American, European and American artists.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
TBD
4
TBD

ART 247 - Eighteenth Century Art: The Age of Revolutions

Asks the question, "Was it a renaissance for women?" as it examines the experience of women in Italian Renaissance art and culture. Students will consider how women and men were educated in the arts, how artists were trained, what factors were essential to the success of women artists and patrons, and how women were represented in art of the period. The course makes frequent use of the collections at the Gardner Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/04
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Asiel Sepulveda
4
TBD

ART 252 - Arts of China and Japan

Introduces the cultures of Japan and China through a study of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Considers stylistic developments and regional and historical characteristics in the context of the social, religious, and political history of these countries. Makes use of the superb Asian collection at the Museum of Fine Arts for an important opportunity to study firsthand a wide variety of Asian art.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/01
Monday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
TBD
4
TBD

ART 331 - Special Topics in Studio Art: Experimental Printmaking

Offers students an opportunity for immersion and concentrated study in topical themes in studio art, resulting in a portfolio of related works. Themes and topics for particular semesters will be posted before registration begins. For Fall 2020: Combine print techniques in innovative ways! Transform your photographs, drawings and paintings into reproducible works of art with multiple techniques including silkscreen printing, woodblock, simple etching, nature printing and monotypes. Creative risk-taking will be encouraged!

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Helen Popinchalk
4
TBD

ART 350 - Independent Study

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

ART 370 - Internship

Offers students &#34;hands-on&#34; experience in an arts organization such as a gallery, museum, music program, concert hall, or arts nonprofit. Internship sites are selected in consultation with advisor based on interest and learning goals.

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

American Sign Language

ASL 102 - Elementary American Sign Language II

Further develops students' receptive and expressive ASL skills, fingerspelling, vocabulary building, and grammatical structure. Focuses on the creative use of facial expressions, body posture, and classifiers. Introduces an examination of deaf culture. Continuation of ASL-101. Prerequisite: ASL-101 or placement by the department.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Monday, Wednesday
5:00PM - 6:20PM
Katie McCarthy
4
TBD
02 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Monday, Wednesday
6:30PM - 7:50PM
Katie McCarthy
4
TBD

Africana Studies

AST 202 - Introduction to Black Popular Culture

What does it mean to be both Black and American? This course examines Black identity, community, and culture from past to present through a range of popular cultural expressions (art, literature, music, TV/film, sports, fashion), considering how Black culture has shaped American culture more broadly.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Tatiana M.F. Cruz
4
TBD

AST 249 - Inequalities

Introduces a critical sociological approach to understanding race, class, and gender inequality. Examines the historical origins of oppression in the United States by exploring how slavery, colonialism, and immigration have differentially shaped various groups' access to power. Explores contemporary struggles in South Africa. Examines impediments to the notion of the United States as a &#34;mecca for diversity,&#34; including critical explorations of how injustices manifest themselves in the economy, education, the family, the arts, the media, and other key institutions.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/04
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Saher Selod
4
TBD
02 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/04
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Danielle Currier
4
TBD

AST 375 - Behind the Veil: Simmons Black Oral History Project

Black history has been preserved largely through a rich oral tradition. This course introduces students to the theory, methods, and best practices of conducting oral histories. In this fieldwork-based class, students will examine what it means to be Black at Simmons by conducting their own oral histories with alumni.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
2:00PM - 5:00PM
Tatiana M.F. Cruz
4
TBD

AST 575 - Behind the Veil: Simmons Black Oral History Project

Black history has been preserved largely through a rich oral tradition. This course introduces students to the theory, methods, and best practices of conducting oral histories. In this fieldwork-based class, students will examine what it means to be Black at Simmons by conducting their own oral histories with alumni.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
2:00PM - 5:00PM
Tatiana M.F. Cruz
4
TBD

Asian Studies

ASTD 260 - Chinese Calligraphy

Introduces the art of Chinese brush writing along with the four treasures of the studio. Explores the history and aesthetics of Chinese calligraphy, as well as basic knowledge about Chinese characters. Guides students in the practical use of the brush through studio work from simple exercises to exhibition pieces. A knowledge of Chinese is not necessary.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Alister Inglis
4
TBD
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