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 2022 Course Schedule

Last Updated: 08/17/2022 04:02PM

Arts Administration

AADM 236M - New York Institute (Travel Course)

Travel course. Offers an in-depth introduction to all facets of the New York art world. Includes site visits and meetings with leading professionals at museums, theaters, dance companies, art galleries, conservation labs, and more. Examines the history, structure, tensions, and biases of the New York art world in an accompanying classroom seminar.

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

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 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Heather Hole
8
Main Campus

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 2022/01/19 - 2022/05/13
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00AM - 10:50AM
Ray Pfeiffer
4
Main Campus
CD 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
Divya Khaitan
4
TBD

ACCT 120 - Managerial Accounting

Introduces concepts and methods used to report business performance information to data users and managers. Assists students in making sound business decisions needed to manage organizations effectively. Students will learn the skills required for collecting, analyzing, and presenting internal financial information.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
LC 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
9:00AM - 10:50AM
Divya Khaitan
3
Main Campus

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 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/12
Tuesday, Thursday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
Ray Pfeiffer
4
Main Campus

ACCT 205 - Cost Accounting

Cost accounting provides information for planning, control, and decision making. Based on the concept of "different costs for different purposes," the course focuses on analyzing and using various types of costs. Students will develop quantitative and qualitative methods for analyzing cost data to support a wide variety of business decisions.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Divya Khaitan
4
Main Campus

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
OL TBD TBD
Yulong Li
2
TBD

ACCT 370 - Accounting Internship I

Provides supervised work experience for accounting majors. Credit hours are typically based on the nature of the work and the number of hours, to be determined by accounting faculty coordinator. Internship sponsor must be approved by accounting faculty coordinator. Successful completion of work experience as well as a comprehensive portfolio required for credit. Consent of the instructor required.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Ray Pfeiffer
8
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 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Guhapriya Ranganathan
4
Main Campus
02 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Jennifer Moses
4
Main Campus

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 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Michael Zachary
4
Main Campus

ART 117 - Printmaking

Presents a variety of basic printmaking processes including wood block, dry-point etching, stenciling, embossing, monotype, and digital lithography. These techniques will be used to explore the transformation of drawings, designs, and ideas into prints.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Helen Popinchalk
4
Main Campus

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 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Michael Zachary
4
Main Campus

ART 121 - Artist's Books

Introduces creative bookmaking as a form of visual expression. Addresses the book as an art object. Students will be introduced to several ways of making books, unique construction, and basic hand-printing methods. Emphasizes thinking visually about content.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/19 - 2022/05/11
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Helen Popinchalk
4
Main Campus

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 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Edie Bresler
4
Main Campus

ART 138L - Photography Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
TBD
TBD
Main Campus
02 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
TBD
TBD
Main Campus
03 2022/01/19 - 2022/05/11
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
TBD
TBD
Main Campus

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 2022/01/19 - 2022/05/11
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Edie Bresler
4
Main Campus
02 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Lisa Kessler
4
Main Campus

ART 139L - Color Photography CSI Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
TBD
TBD
Main Campus
02 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
TBD
TBD
Main Campus
03 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
TBD
TBD
Main Campus
04 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
TBD
TBD
Main Campus

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 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/12
Tuesday, Thursday
9:30AM - 10:50AM
Asiel Sepulveda
4
Main Campus

ART 221 - About Face: Portraits Now

Contemporary portraiture includes a multitude of possibilities that go beyond the depiction of an individual to create a portrait of our lives, cultures and times. In this course, you will work with processes including drawing, painting, collage and mixed media and explore traditional, expressive and conceptual approaches to portraiture, including drawing and painting from live models.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/19 - 2022/05/11
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Colleen Kiely
4
Main Campus

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 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
9:00AM - 10:50AM
Michael Zachary
3
Main Campus

ART 237 - Advanced Black and White Photography

Students expand their camera and darkroom skills by engaging in advanced exposure ideas and fiber printing techniques. Students also experiment with darkroom painting and large format Holga cameras. Each student produces a final portfolio of gelatin silver fiber prints. 35mm cameras and a variety of lenses and filters are available.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/21 - 2022/05/13
Friday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Edie Bresler
4
Main Campus

ART 245 - American Art

Surveys the development of American art from the Colonial period to the present, making extensive use of the MFA's Art of the Americas wing. Provides an overview of major artistic movements including the Hudson River School, the Aesthetic Movement, the Harlem Renaissance, Regionalism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop, and Feminist art. Places American art in its global context, and examines the transnational currents of exchange that shaped its development. Explores the contributions of artists from historically marginalized communities, and considers the methodological questions raised by their past exclusion from the canon of American art.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/21 - 2022/05/13
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Heather Hole
4
Main Campus

ART 246 - The Art of Exuberance: Baroque in a Global Context

Concentrates on art of the 17th century Netherlands, and how women participated in that society as artists, patrons and subjects of art. Class discussion provides multiple viewpoints on the period and students study first-hand the collection at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Gardner Museum.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/19 - 2022/05/11
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Asiel Sepulveda
4
Main Campus

ART 331 - Special Topics in Studio Art: Painting Outside the Box

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 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Colleen Kiely
4
Main Campus

ART 350 - Independent Study

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

ART 370 - Internship

Offers students "hands-on" 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 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/13
Tuesday, Friday
4:30PM - 5:50PM
Katie McCarthy
4
Main Campus
02 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/12
Tuesday, Thursday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Katie McCarthy
4
Main Campus

Africana Studies

AST 210 - Black Women, Gender, and Feminism(s)

This course examines the historical journey of black lived experiences of the various eras, theories, and social movements of black women activism, anti-lynching, civil rights, black power, feminism-womanism, to the #MeToo. We examine how black women have shaped and reshaped black feminism. From Jane Crow, bell hooks, Beyoncé to Laverne Cox they challenged inequality and injustices with race, gender, class, and sexuality.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Dawna Thomas
4
Main Campus

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 "mecca for diversity," 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 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/12
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Saher Selod
4
Main Campus
02 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Heather Mooney
4
Main Campus

AST 275 - The Black Freedom Movement: From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter

The course examines the long Black freedom movement from its early origins in the 1930s and 1940s, through the classical civil rights period of nonviolent direct-action, the Black Power Movement, urban politics of the 1970s and 1980s and mass incarceration, up to contemporary politics in the age of #BLM.<b> </b>

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Tatiana M.F. Cruz
4
Main Campus

AST 365 - Intimate Family Violence

Examines the scope and variety of violence in the family from an interdisciplinary perspective that includes: (a) a theoretical framework of economics, law, public policy, psychology, and sociology; (b) a cross-cultural understanding of family violence against girls and women; and (c) an exploration of the sociopolitical, legal, and cultural response to family violence. Discussion of the theories used to describe and research family violence that include: violence against women, children, intimate partners, and elderly family members.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Dawna Thomas
4
Main Campus

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 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Tatiana M.F. Cruz
4
Main Campus

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 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Tatiana M.F. Cruz
4
Main Campus
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