Courses

Below you will find the current course offerings listed by semester and then alphabetically by department. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at or 617-521-2111.

Spring 2021 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 11/25/2020 02:20PM

Arts Administration

AADM 143 - Boston Arts in Action

Go behind the scenes of Boston's art world, and learn about the structure of cultural organizations around the globe. Emphasizes firsthand experience of Boston's visual and performing arts institutions through site visits, concerts, and guest lectures. Examines theory and best practices in non-profits, including audience outreach, education, curation, and fundraising.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 02/01/2021 -
05/17/2021
Monday, Thursday

03:00PM-
04:20PM
N/A
Heather Hole Open 7 No 4.00 Main Campus

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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 02/03/2021 -
05/12/2021
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:20PM
N/A
Heather Hole Open 7 No 8.00 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. A required concurrent lab offers training and reinforcement in the use of Excel spreadsheets.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 02/02/2021 -
05/18/2021
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Charlene P. Spiceland Open 3 No 4.00 Main Campus

ACCT 201 - Intermediate Accounting II

In this course students continue the study of financial reporting begun in ACCT 200. 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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 02/02/2021 -
05/18/2021
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Ray Pfeiffer Open 19 No 4.00 Main Campus

ACCT 220 - Business Applications in Excel 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.

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Consent
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OL 02/01/2021 -
05/18/2021
N/A N/A N/A Mr. Edward T. Vieira Open 22 No 2.00 Main Campus

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.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 02/01/2021 -
05/17/2021
Monday, Thursday

03:00PM-
04:20PM
N/A
Charlene P. Spiceland Open 19 No 4.00 Main Campus

ACCT 308 - Auditing and Assurance

This course introduces selected topics pertaining to the objectives, theory and practices in audit engagements. Topics include planning, conducting and reporting, with emphasis on the related professional ethics and standards. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the types of professional services, the related professional standards, and engagement methodology.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 02/03/2021 -
05/12/2021
Wednesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Ray Pfeiffer Open 21 No 4.00 Main Campus

ACCT 325 - Accounting and Business Ethics

This course incorporates a behavioral perspective into ethical decision-making that encourages students to identify with their values and learn how to voice them in the workplace when conflicts arise and ethical dilemmas exist. We build on traditional philosophical reasoning methods by converting ethical intent into ethical action. Students will use the 'Giving Voice to Values' (GVV) approach to provide a framework for ethical reasoning. In addition, knowledge of professional values and ethical standards as well as understanding the attributes for exercising professional skepticism are also encompassed.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
OL 02/01/2021 -
05/18/2021
N/A N/A N/A Ray Pfeiffer Open 20 No 2.00 Main Campus

ACCT 350 - Independent Study

Involves a course of study on a topic of interest to the student. The work culminates in a final paper or other substantial final project. In order to complete an independent study, students must identify a faculty member of the Program faculty who is willing to work with them on the topic. Consent of instructor required.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits Location
01 02/01/2021 -
05/18/2021
N/A N/A N/A Charlene P. Spiceland Open 2 Yes 9.00 Main Campus

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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits Location
01 02/01/2021 -
05/18/2021
N/A N/A N/A Charlene P. Spiceland Open 18 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

ACCT 396 - Accounting Capstone

Capstone course for majors in Accounting. Consent of instructor required.

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Consent
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OL 02/01/2021 -
05/18/2021
N/A N/A N/A Charlene P. Spiceland Open 19 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

Art

ART 100 - Objects & Ideas: A Museum History of Art

Introduces the history of art based on the worldclass museum collections in the Boston area. Introduces Ancient Egyptian, Asian, Islamic, Native and South American art, as well as European art. Includes class discussion and weekly field trips to museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Counts towards the art minor.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 02/05/2021 -
05/14/2021
Friday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Cecelia Feldman Open 7 No 4.00 Main Campus

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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 02/02/2021 -
05/18/2021
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Colleen M. Kiely Clsd 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 02/01/2021 -
05/17/2021
Monday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Michael Zachary Wlst 0 No 4.00 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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 02/02/2021 -
05/18/2021
Tuesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Colleen M. Kiely Clsd 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 02/03/2021 -
05/12/2021
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Colleen M. Kiely Wlst 0 No 4.00 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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 02/01/2021 -
05/17/2021
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Michael Zachary Wlst 0 No 4.00 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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 02/02/2021 -
05/18/2021
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Helen Anna Popinchalk Wlst 0 No 4.00 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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 02/05/2021 -
05/14/2021
Friday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Edie Bresler Clsd 2 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 138L - Photography Lab

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 02/01/2021 -
05/17/2021
Monday

06:00PM-
07:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 1 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 02/02/2021 -
05/18/2021
Tuesday

03:00PM-
04:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 3 No 0.00 Main Campus
03 02/02/2021 -
05/18/2021
Tuesday

06:00PM-
07:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 4 No 0.00 Main Campus
04 02/04/2021 -
05/13/2021
Thursday

06:00PM-
07:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 4 No 0.00 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
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 02/03/2021 -
05/12/2021
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Edie Bresler Clsd 1 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 02/04/2021 -
05/13/2021
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Edie Bresler Open 4 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 139L - CSI Digital Lab

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 02/01/2021 -
05/17/2021
Monday

06:00PM-
07:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 3 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 02/02/2021 -
05/18/2021
Tuesday

03:00PM-
04:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 3 No 0.00 Main Campus
03 02/02/2021 -
05/18/2021
Tuesday

06:00PM-
07:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 5 No 0.00 Main Campus
04 02/04/2021 -
05/13/2021
Thursday

06:00PM-
07:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 4 No 0.00 Main Campus

ART 142 - Introduction to Art History: Baroque to the 20th Century

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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 02/01/2021 -
05/17/2021
Monday, Wednesday

09:00AM-
10:20AM
N/A
Joseph A. Saravo Clsd 0 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 212 - Modern Art in Mexico and the United States

Explores connections between Mexican and American modernists (including Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe, Diego Rivera, Marsden Hartley and Charles Alston) between 1900 and 1960. In addition to shared networks, patrons, and political movements, these artists also shared parallel ambitions to define homegrown visual styles and distinct national cultures. Fulfills elective in Art History major; fulfills elective in Arts Administration major.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
LC 02/02/2021 -
05/18/2021
Tuesday

06:00PM-
07:20PM
N/A
Heather Hole Wlst 0 No 3.00 Main Campus

ART 222 - Mixed Media Painting

Recycle and transform your raw materials into art! This course explores a variety of forms of representation from the 1950s to the present, focusing on painting, mixed media and collage. Students work with traditional (ex: paint, drawing media) and non-traditional materials (ex: recycled and found materials) emphasizing experimentation, culminating in an independent body of work.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 02/04/2021 -
05/13/2021
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Helen Anna Popinchalk Open 1 No 4.00 Main Campus

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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 02/01/2021 -
05/17/2021
Monday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Makeda Best Open 11 No 4.00 Main Campus

ART 350 - Independent Study

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 02/01/2021 -
05/18/2021
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 2 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

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
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Consent
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01 02/01/2021 -
05/18/2021
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 2 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 02/02/2021 -
05/18/2021
Tuesday, Friday

04:30PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Katie McCarthy Open 5 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 02/02/2021 -
05/18/2021
Tuesday, Thursday

06:00PM-
07:20PM
N/A
Katie McCarthy Open 1 No 4.00 Main Campus

Africana Studies

AST 101 - Introduction to Africana Studies

Considers the histories and cultures of people and societies of the African diaspora with particular emphasis on the United States and the Caribbean. Students will gain an understanding of the experiences of black people around the world and develop the critical thinking skills to interpret those experiences across interdisciplinary perspectives.

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Consent
Credits Location
01 02/03/2021 -
05/12/2021
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Dawna Thomas Open 9 No 4.00 Main Campus

AST 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
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 02/04/2021 -
05/13/2021
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Dawna Thomas Clsd 15 No 4.00 Main Campus

AST 247 - Relational Worlds: Black and White Women In the United States

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
LC 02/02/2021 -
05/18/2021
Tuesday

09:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Janie V. Ward Clsd 0 No 3.00 Main Campus

AST 249 - Inequality: Race, Class, and Gender in Comparative Settings

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.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 02/02/2021 -
05/18/2021
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Saher Selod Wlst 19 No 4.00 Main Campus

AST 275 - Soul Funk and Civil Rights

Through the study of popular music produced and consumed by African Americans between 1960 and 1980 we will explore social movements, racial consciousness, and the elements of black creative expressions that transformed Black and mainstream American society. Song lyrics and dance inform our interrogation of the remaking of American culture.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 02/02/2021 -
05/18/2021
Tuesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Janie V. Ward Open 13 No 4.00 Main Campus
Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 11/25/2020 02:20PM
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