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: 10/04/2022 10:02PM

Chemistry

CHEM 112 - Principles of Organic Chemistry

Covers nature of the covalent bond, structure of organic compounds, and their reactions and reaction mechanisms. Introduces structure and biochemical functions of compounds important to life. Three hours of lecture and a three-hour laboratory per week. For concentrators in paramedical or science-related fields.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/12
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Lara Kallander
4
TBD
02 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Monday, Thursday
3:00PM - 4:20PM
Jen Stallings
4
TBD

CHEM 112L - Principles of Organic Chemistry Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Jen Stallings
TBD
TBD
02 2022/01/19 - 2022/05/11
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Jen Stallings
TBD
TBD
03 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Jen Stallings
TBD
TBD

CHEM 150 - Research Experience

Students will have the opportunity to build research skills in the laboratory and theoretical sciences by becoming involved in active research projects in the Department of Chemistry and Physics. Undergraduate students in all majors are encouraged to participate.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Shreya Bhattacharyya
1
TBD
02 TBD TBD
TBD
1
TBD

CHEM 216 - General & Quantitative Chemistry II Analysis

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/19 - 2022/05/13
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00AM - 10:50AM
Shreya Bhattacharyya
4
TBD
02 2022/01/19 - 2022/05/13
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00AM - 11:50AM
Shreya Bhattacharyya
4
TBD

CHEM 216L - Quantitative Analysis Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Shreya Bhattacharyya
TBD
TBD
02 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Matthew Vallon
TBD
TBD
03 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Matthew Vallon
TBD
TBD
04 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Matthew Vallon
TBD
TBD
05 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Matthew Vallon
TBD
TBD

CHEM 223 - Principles of Biochemistry

Covers chemical processes in living organisms, with special emphasis on human nutrition. Studies carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and enzymes; their function in living systems; and their metabolic pathways and regulation. Three hours of lecture per week.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/12
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Lauren Paolella
4
Main Campus

CHEM 225 - Organic Chemistry II

Extends CHEM-224 to consider additional classes of organic compounds and the more intimate relationship between structure and reactivity as expressed in mechanistic terms. Three hours of lecture, one hour of Guided Inquiry Learning, one hour of pre-laboratory lecture, and a four-hour laboratory per week.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Monday, Thursday
3:00PM - 4:20PM
Rich Gurney
4
TBD

CHEM 225L - Organic Chemistry II Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/21 - 2022/05/13
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Chee-Seng Lee
TBD
TBD
02 2022/01/19 - 2022/05/11
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Rich Gurney
TBD
TBD
03 2022/01/21 - 2022/05/13
Friday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Chee-Seng Lee
TBD
TBD

CHEM 225P - Organic Chemistry II Pre-Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
2:00PM - 2:50PM
Rich Gurney
TBD
TBD

CHEM 250 - Research Experiences in Stem

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Shreya Bhattacharyya
1
TBD

CHEM 332 - Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Structure

Covers the wave mechanical treatment of atoms, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, theories of chemical bonding, and molecular structure. Laboratory work comprises spectroscopic and computer modeling studies. Three hours of lecture and a four-hour laboratory per week.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/13
Tuesday, Friday
3:00PM - 4:20PM
Michael Berger
4
TBD

CHEM 332L - Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Structure Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/19 - 2022/05/11
Wednesday
2:00PM - 2:50PM
Michael Berger
TBD
TBD

CHEM 341 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Examines the theory and practice of selected instrumental methods in analytical chemistry. Covers digital methods in the laboratory with emphasis on data acquisition and the use of computers for extracting information from noisy data. The instrumental methods include mass spectrometry, gas phase and HPLC chromatography, and UV-VIS, IR, AA and fluorescence spectroscopy. CHEM 341L, the laboratory accompanying the lecture, provides experience with a number of analytical instruments to solve practical as well as research-based problems. Three hours of lecture and one four-hour laboratory per week.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/12
Tuesday, Thursday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
Michael Berger
4
TBD

CHEM 341L - Advanced Analytical Chemistry Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Michael Berger
TBD
TBD

CHEM 350 - Independent Study

Consent of instructor required. Selection of a research project involving scientific literature search and related laboratory work. Results presented in a research paper and a poster presentation.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Shreya Bhattacharyya
16
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Michael Berger
1
TBD
03 TBD TBD
Rich Gurney
1
TBD

CHEM 355 - Independent Study with Thesis

Consent of instructor required. Selection of a research project involving scientific literature search, followed by laboratory work required for solution of the problem. Results presented in a thesis and a poster presentation.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Shreya Bhattacharyya
8
TBD

CHEM 370 - Internship

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Shreya Bhattacharyya
8
TBD

CHEM 390 - Chemistry Seminar

Required of all chemistry and biochemistry majors completing CHEM 355. Includes instruction and preparation for technical writing such as a manuscript or senior thesis. Students will prepare and practice several oral presentations, culminating with a seminar on their independent study research open to the entire Simmons community. Two hours per week.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
4:30PM - 5:50PM
Phillip White
1
Main Campus

Chinese

CHIN 102 - Elementary Chinese II

Continuation of CHIN 101. An additional 80 Chinese characters will be introduced.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Monday, Thursday
3:00PM - 4:20PM
Alister Inglis
4
Main Campus

CHIN 202 - Intermediate Chinese II

Continuation of CHIN 201. There will be more opportunities to practice speaking in class than in Elementary Chinese. An additional 80 Chinese characters will be introduced.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Monday, Thursday
4:30PM - 5:50PM
Alister Inglis
4
Main Campus

Children's Lit.

CHL 400 - Virtual Orientation

This required orientation course introduces all graduate students in the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities to the full range of academic, administrative, and social expectations for students, and the environment in which they must meet those expectations. This course describes program requirements; university, college, and program policy; and offers information about the full range of resources available to the students in support of their program. It also offers basic tutorial and instruction related to the use of Moodle (our learning management system), library resources, and other key tools used to support student learning. CHL courses are open ONLY to CHL (MA, MFA, MAMFA, MAMAT, MAMS) students; they are NOT open to UGs and they are not open to other GR students unless by consent.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL1 TBD TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD

CHL 403 - The Picturebook

Explores picturebooks and their histories in detail. Considers medium, technique, and technology to investigate the development of the picturebook as a distinct artistic form. Develops a discerning eye and critical vocabulary essential for appraising text and illustration.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
18 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
4:30PM - 7:20PM
Shelley Isaacson
4
Eric Carle Museum Campus

CHL 413 - Contemporary Realistic Fiction

Studies the adolescents quest for a sense of self as she or he must struggle to affirm identity in ever-expanding Joycian circles of influence. Focuses on fiction published for both young adults and adults, drawing from the work of Brock Cole, Robert Cormier, M.E. Kerr, Chris Lynch, Kyoko Mori, Walter Dean Myers, and Virginia Euwer Wolff, among others.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
4:30PM - 7:20PM
Cathryn Mercier
4
Main Campus

CHL 414 - Fantasy and Science Fiction

Provides a historical study and critical analysis of the development of fantasy and science fiction for children. Traces the growth of themes and genres in works studied and examines underlying themes as serious expressions of human hopes and fears in the past and for the future.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
4:30PM - 7:20PM
Abbye Meyer
4
Main Campus

CHL 420 - Thesis

Requires preparation of a monograph, essay, or bibliographic compilation with a scholarly orientation.

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

CHL 421 - History of Children's Book Publishing

Surveys the history of childrens book publishing in the U.S. and then focuses on the various stages of the contemporary childrens book publishing process editing, art direction and design, and marketing. Practioners from each of these areas will share their expertise and involvement in the evolution of a books creation. The final assignment requires that each student will develop a publishing project and show how such a book would be published.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
4:30PM - 7:20PM
Anita Silvey
4
Main Campus

CHL 428A - The Graphic Novel

The Graphic Novel bears lineages both in and parallel to Children's Literature. In this class we will explore the lineages of graphic novels as well as the the formal qualities, visual, literary and otherwise, of the graphic novel as a medium. Considering the graphic novel as both visual object and visual practice, the course interrogates and analyzes graphic narratives and their cultures. Alongside primary texts, students will pair critical theory in their reading of criticism and scholarship, with critical making through low stakes production-based exercises.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
18 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
4:30PM - 7:20PM
Abbye Meyer
4
Eric Carle Museum Campus

CHL 431 - Writing for Children II

Explores the writing of a book through various writing exercises and discussion of student work, and literature in the field. Elements of the picture book, such as illustration,design, format, and specific genres will be examined as they relate to the creation of a solid text.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
4:30PM - 7:20PM
Michelle Cusolito
4
Main Campus

CHL 434 - The Child and the Book

Explores accounts of childhood reading through critical analysis and primary reading of fictional and artistic depictions of the child as a reader; reader response accounts of children's responses to literature; adult memoirs of childhood reading; parental accounts of reading with children; writings about children's reading in school and library contexts; an exploration of children's choice book awards. Beginning reader books and early chapter books are primary course text, and the course considered the historical development of these forms.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
4:30PM - 7:20PM
Nicholl Montgomery
4
Main Campus

CHL 435B - Aesthetics & Ideology: Jacqueline Woodson

Provides a unique opportunity to examine the entire body of a writer's work. Develops critical skills through study of the developing, revised, and completed works on writer for children or young adults. Requires corollary readings of literary criticism. A book-by-book exploration of the writer's evolution, style, themes, ideology, and ultimately achievement with an eye to the connections between books and to the author's work as a whole. CHL courses are open ONLY to CHL (MA, MFA, MAMFA, MAMAT, MAMS) students; they are NOT open to UGs and they are not open to other GR students unless by consent.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/02/18 - 2022/02/20
Friday
9:00AM - 12:00PM

Saturday
1:00PM - 5:00PM

Sunday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Nicholl Montgomery
2
TBD

CHL 442 - MFA Mentorship II

Provides MFA students individual mentoring from a childrens book author, editor, or critic to develop a single project from its initial conception to submission in manuscript form to a publishing house. Consult with the program director regarding guidelines and deadlines for submitting mentorship proposal.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/02/09 - 2022/05/04
Wednesday
7:00PM - 8:20PM
Abbye Meyer
4
Main Campus

CHL 450 - Independent Study

Provides students an opportunity to study a topic of their choosing in the area of curriculum development or literature education. Project should have practical application to the candidates professional work and represent a model for use by others.

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

CHL 451 - The Reviewer

Whom does the review serve? Keeping in mind at all times this framing question, this course will provide an exploration of children's book reviewing, covering historical trends and focusing on contemporary practices; analysis of journals; formal experience in writing, reading, and editing reviews; and foundations of literary criticism

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/03/05 - 2022/03/13
Saturday
9:00AM - 2:00PM

Sunday
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Nicholl Montgomery
2
Main Campus

College of Health Sciences Online

CHSO 404 - Advanced Pathophysiology

This course is an organ system based advanced human pathophysiology course designed to teach the pathologic processes that underpin human diseases. Clinical case scenarios and discussions of common disease states across the lifespan are used to facilitate understanding of pathophysiologic concepts for more broad application to the clinical environment. The knowledge gained in this course provides the foundation for the management of primary care issues of individuals of all ages.<br /> 

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/18 - 2022/04/19
Tuesday
5:00PM - 7:30PM
Ruth Chen
3
TBD
001 2022/03/14 - 2022/06/13
Monday
7:30PM - 10:00PM
Donovan Earley
3
TBD
02 2022/01/19 - 2022/04/20
Wednesday
7:30AM - 10:00AM
Frances Sparti
3
TBD

Connect

CNCT 101 - Simmons Connect

<b>Simmons Connect</b> is designed to connect you to your new Simmons community, to discipline-specific writing skills and strategies, and to tools and resources to ensure your success at Simmons and in your career post-graduation. This class is required of all Complete Degree students who matriculate without an AA/AS degree and highly recommended for <i>all</i> Complete Degree students.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD 2022/01/19 - 2022/05/11
Wednesday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
Christy Lusiak
3
TBD

Communications

COMM 120 - Communications Media

Serves as an introduction to communication arts and theory, and the world of still and moving pictures. Involves the analysis of media from the point of view of the audience, and the production of media from the point of view of the communicator. Numerous screenings supplement examples and exercises in film, animation, multimedia, and the graphic arts. The atmosphere of the classroom is a media environment: a comfortable theater supported by light and sound.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/19 - 2022/05/13
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00AM - 10:50AM
Bob White
4
Main Campus

COMM 121 - Visual Communication

Introduces the concepts of visual culture and visual literacy with an emphasis on how we perceive and analyze images. From the perspective of consumer and producer of images, the visual experience is deconstructed to illuminate meaning-making practices. Utilizes a variety of theoretical perspectives and approaches to two-dimensional images in print and on the screen.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Monday, Thursday
4:30PM - 5:50PM
Meghan Michaud
4
Main Campus
02 2022/01/21 - 2022/05/13
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Briana Martino
4
Main Campus
CD 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Lee Okan
4
TBD

COMM 122 - Media Writing and Editing

Introduces students to the fundamental skills of information gathering, writing, and copy editing for the mass media. Covers AP and other writing styles that students will eventually be expected to master to gain recognition as competent communicators. Includes news stories, press releases, web content, opinion articles, and memos.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Monday, Thursday
3:00PM - 4:20PM
Anna Gibson
4
Main Campus

COMM 124 - Media, Messages and Society

Explores how and why the media reflect, affect, create, and mold public opinions, ideas, and values. Examines issues related to the media and society and the content of print and nonprint media in terms of the written and visual messages they convey.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/12
Tuesday, Thursday
9:30AM - 10:50AM
Rachel Gans-Boriskin
4
Main Campus
02 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Monday, Thursday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Jeffrey Lemberg
4
Main Campus
CD 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Kris Erickson
4
TBD

COMM 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

COMM 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

COMM 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

COMM 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

COMM 181 - Public Speaking and Group Discussion

Involves preparation and presentation of speeches and consideration of the impact of information and communication on listeners. Provides extensive practice in discussion about present-day problems and topics. Emphasizes rhetorical analysis, persuasion, and ethical issues in public speaking.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/19 - 2022/05/13
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
12:00PM - 12:50PM
Bob White
4
Main Campus

COMM 210 - Introduction to Graphic Design: Principles and Practice

Addresses formal principles, process, and production of 2D design. Complements design lectures, demonstrations, and student presentations with studio projects and critiques. Provides tools to develop conceptual skills; master mechanical tools; utilize design-driven software applications; prepare visual, written, and oral presentations; and learn the process and techniques needed to achieve quality design. Involves lecture/lab.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Judith Aronson
4
Main Campus
CD 2022/01/19 - 2022/05/11
Wednesday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Melissa Hines
4
TBD

COMM 210L - Intro to Graphic Design Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
2:00PM - 2:50PM
Judith Aronson
TBD
Main Campus

COMM 230 - Design Thinking

Great design isnt just about aesthetics; Its about understanding the user and their needs. Focused around the theory of design thinking, this course explores how to keep human qualities at the center of design to achieve more innovative and transformative solutions. Students examine the methodology behind design thinking and gain a practical framework of solving design problems using a human-centered approach. 

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Kat Lombard-Cook
4
Main Campus

COMM 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

COMM 244 - Web I: Design for the World Wide Web

Introduces the essential concepts and tools necessary to produce websites. Includes understanding HTML, CSS, creating and editing web graphics, establishing site hierarchy, and designing information architecture. Requires students to create effective user interfaces, test for usability, and manage the website development process.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Kat Lombard-Cook
4
TBD

COMM 250 - The Interactive Story

This course explores the interactivity and narrative strategies of digital media. Students examine a variety of traditional and online stories and how digital media can be a tool for expression and interactive audience engagement. Students learn basic media production and how to incorporate visual media into an online interactive story.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
LC 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
Kris Erickson
3
Main Campus

COMM 262 - Media Convergence

Media Convergence is the melding of digital images (still and moving), sound, and typography, to create media for a variety of platforms. This course addresses the rapid changes in media production and distribution and provides hands on knowledge necessary to create, produce, and distribute media. It integrates the study of media history, theory, and design with production skills in film, audio, video, print and digital media-to enable students to advance as media producers.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/12
Tuesday, Thursday
9:30AM - 10:50AM
Bob White
4
Main Campus

COMM 286 - Advertising Practice and Branding.

This introductory course examines strategic and tactical uses of marketing communications and is a joint class COMM 286 offered with the Department of Communications. With the advent of new social media tools, more people are participating and engaging in conversation online. Students cover the fundamentals of the major marketing communication outlets available today. They conduct a situational analysis and develop creative and media management strategies as well as consider ways to assessment communication effectiveness.

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

COMM 310 - In-Depth Storytelling for the Digital Age

Builds upon skills and techniques learned in Reporting: Chasing the Story and other writing courses. Challenges students to think, to see stories in their fullness, and to become involved in their own writing. Teaches a narrative style that encourages critical thinking and engages writers, giving them the foundation to put more human aspects into their stories. Includes class discussion and critique of student work.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Traci Griffith
4
Main Campus

COMM 312 - Health Communications

This class surveys the field of health communications, looking at work that is being done in the field at the interpersonal, intercultural, mass media, public health and public campaign levels. It provides an overview to the exciting work being done in this practical and evolving field of communication research.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/12
Tuesday, Thursday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
Rachel Gans-Boriskin
4
Main Campus

COMM 323 - Digital Cultures: Communication and Social Media

Communicators are challenged to develop literacies and competencies in what currently resembles a whirlwind of perpetually emerging communication technologies . Tracing the trajectory of participatory or social cultures, we will investigate the impact of these tools on meaning making practices . A hands-on approach grounds this course and its engagement in the long-standing debates in media and cultural theory.

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

COMM 340 - Advanced Design

Increases understanding of the designer's role as problem solver and professional design consultant. Provides opportunity to create new portfolio-quality work and explore development of a personal style. Projects include: a personal identity system with professional level rsum and cover letter, prototyping a complex multipage publication with text and images, a webzine or website, and a branding system.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Judith Aronson
4
Main Campus

COMM 344 - Senior Seminar: Storytelling

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

COMM 350 - Independent Study

Consent of department required.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Kris Erickson
4
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Kat Lombard-Cook
4
TBD
03 TBD TBD
Rachel Gans-Boriskin
8
TBD
04 TBD TBD
Judith Aronson
8
TBD

COMM 370 - Internship

Consent of instructor and communications major required. Application due by Oct. 15 for spring semester or March 15 for summer or fall semesters. Students develop a personal marketing plan, including resume, cover letter, portfolio, LinkedIn profile, etc. Students practice job sourcing and interviewing and hear from recent grads and professionals in the communications field. Weekly blog required. NOTE: Contact department chair for special consent for 16- semester-hour internships. Senior standing required for eight semester hours.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Traci Griffith
8
TBD

COMM 380 - Field Experience

An eight to 10 hours-per-week field placement in the Greater Boston area, based on the student's background and interests, available to students who have already completed COMM 370. Students must apply before October 15 for spring semester; March 15 for summer or fall semester. Students take what they learned in Comm370 and work in class on scheduling information interviews and applying for jobs.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Traci Griffith
8
Main Campus

Computer Science

CS 110 - Foundations of Information Technology

Foundations of Information Technology is a broad introduction to issues and concepts that are fundamental in the IT field. These include aspects of system administration, user support, applications installation and management, hardware troubleshooting and ethical use of technology. This course emphasizes knowledge combined with practical, hands-on experience.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Monday, Thursday
4:30PM - 5:50PM
Amber Stubbs
4
Main Campus

CS 110L - Foundations of Information Technology Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
3:00PM - 4:20PM
Amber Stubbs
TBD
Main Campus

CS 112 - Introduction to Computer Science

Introduces computer science and programming using a high-level programming language (currently Python). Teaches program design in the context of contemporary practices both object oriented and procedural. Presents fundamental computer science topics through initiation and design of programs. Topics covered include: variables, if/else statements, while and for loops, functions, lists, strings, dictionaries, classes and objects. Requires significant projects.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
RoxAnn Stalvey
4
TBD
LC1 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
Denise Carroll
3
Main Campus
LC2 2022/01/21 - 2022/05/13
Friday
9:00AM - 10:50AM
Margaret Menzin
3
Main Campus

CS 112L - Introduction to Computer Science Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
LC1 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
9:30AM - 10:50AM
Denise Carroll
TBD
Main Campus
LC2 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Margaret Menzin
TBD
Main Campus

CS 221 - Database Management Systems

Offers comprehensive examination of the design and implementation of relational database management systems (DBMS). Teaches the logical organization of databases, E_R design, normalization and use of SQL for data description and retrieval, including triggers and stored procedures; concurrency and security issues and typical solutions. Includes a major project building web interfaces to databases using PHP and MySQL. Introduction to No_SQL solutions.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD 2022/01/19 - 2022/05/11
Wednesday
8:00PM - 9:50PM
Edward Pharr
4
TBD

CS 232 - Data Structures

Considers topics including abstract data types and objects, strings, vectors, linked lists, stacks, queues, deques, sets, maps, trees, hash tables, and applications of data structures. Surveys fundamental algorithms, including geometric algorithms, graph algorithms, algorithms for string processing, and numerical algorithms. Discusses basic methods for the design and analysis of efficient algorithms.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/13
Tuesday, Friday
3:00PM - 4:20PM
Amber Stubbs
4
Main Campus
CD 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
Bruce Tis
4
TBD

CS 232L - Data Structures Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
4:30PM - 5:50PM
Amber Stubbs
TBD
Main Campus

CS 245 - Computing Systems

This course takes a top-down, cohesive approach from operating systems to assembly architecture with a comprehensive perspective of current types of operating systems from PCs, laptops to mobile devices and beyond as well as their microarchitectures. Fundamental concepts include threads, dynamic memory allocation, protection, and I/O. Programming applications include both with C/C&#43;&#43; programming, Unix system programming, command-line Linux tools, and operating system kernel code.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
8:00PM - 9:50PM
Aspen Olmsted
4
TBD

CS 321 - Web-Centric Programming

Provides knowledge of the current web technologies, including both client- and server-side technologies and AJAX and mash-ups. Offers indepth study of web architectures; web page creation using the standard HTML5, CSS and JavaScript with jQuery, AJAX and server-side Perl. Studies XML and design of XML schemas and XPath/XSLT. Web services are also examined, including SOA, UDDI, WSDL, SOAP.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/19 - 2022/05/13
Wednesday, Friday
8:00AM - 8:50AM
Margaret Menzin
4
Main Campus

CS 321L - Web-Centric Programming Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
3:00PM - 5:20PM
Margaret Menzin
TBD
Main Campus

CS 332 - Algorithms

Surveys fundamental algorithms, including efficient search and sort algorithms, graph algorithms and dynamic programming. Discusses basic methods for the design and analysis of efficient algorithms. Students will understand the purpose and best use of alternatives from the rich canon of computational algorithms. Includes a weekly laboratory. 4 credits.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/13
Tuesday, Friday
3:00PM - 4:20PM
Aspen Olmsted
4
Main Campus

CS 332L - Algorithms Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
4:30PM - 5:50PM
Aspen Olmsted
TBD
Main Campus

CS 335 - Software Engineering

Students learn the principles of industry-quality software development through a series of team projects that require specific, efficient and maintainable code design and development. Team processes, critical thinking and problem solving skills will be emphasized.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/19 - 2022/05/13
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00AM - 11:50AM
Denise Carroll
4
Main Campus

CS 335L - Software Engineering Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
3:00PM - 4:20PM
Denise Carroll
TBD
Main Campus

CS 343 - Systems Analysis and Design

Teaches the strategies used in designing a complex computer-based application system: identifying stakeholders, gathering information, writing requirements, analyzing for technical and financial feasibility, setting priorities, planning and managing projects, and designing for usability. Includes extensive use of cases and UML for in depth examples. Involves team projects.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL1 TBD TBD
Catherine Dumas
4
TBD

CS 346 - Data Mining

This course introduces various approaches to Data Mining, including supervised and unsupervised methods, classification, clustering, and association with emphasis on evaluation of appropriate methods. Students will explore the appropriate use and differences of various algorithms using SPSS or R.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Christina Howe
4
Main Campus

CS 347 - Applied Data Science

This course builds on skills learned in previous data science courses and shows students how to practically apply in various technological paradigms using real world data and situations. Students will work in teams to assess the appropriate tools and methodologies to apply to their particular case study. This is a required course for undergraduate majors and for master's students in the Data Science &amp; Analytics programs.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Lauren Trichtinger
4
Main Campus

CS 350 - Independent Study

Consent of instructor required. Requires a written proposal, regular meetings with faculty advisor, a final presentation, and a written report.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Nanette Veilleux
6
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Margaret Menzin
8
TBD
03 TBD TBD
Amber Stubbs
8
TBD
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