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 2024 Course Schedule

Last Updated: 06/22/2024 02:02PM

Cross Disciplinary Approaches

CDA 201 - Cross Disciplinary Approaches to Public Issues

Problem solving, critical thinking skills, and integrative techniques for researching an issue are important for all students to learn no matter their major or their future job aspirations. This course will introduce students to multiple ways of looking at an issue within their chosen discipline; students will gain<br />knowledge to analyze common themes, communicate effectively, and use interdisciplinary perspectives<br />to eventually provide solutions to a potential employee and/or mentor. Students will use techniques<br />from information science and public policy, for example, to formulate and answer questions with<br />quantitative and qualitative techniques while enhancing their academic search skills.<i>Recommended prerequisite: CNCT 101</i>

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
8:00PM - 9:50PM
Gregory Williams
6
TBD

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 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/09
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Cherie Ramirez
4
Main Campus

CHEM 112L - Principles of Organic Chemistry Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Cherie Ramirez
TBD
Main Campus
02 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Cherie Ramirez
TBD
Main Campus
03 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Cherie Ramirez
TBD
Main Campus
04 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Jen Stallings
TBD
Main Campus

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
Joe Elias
4
TBD

CHEM 216 - General & Quantitative Chemistry II Analysis

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/10
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00AM - 11:50AM
Shreya Bhattacharyya
4
Main Campus
02 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/10
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
12:00PM - 12:50PM
Arpita Saha
4
Main Campus

CHEM 216L - Quantitative Analysis Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Shreya Bhattacharyya
TBD
Main Campus
02 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Shreya Bhattacharyya
TBD
Main Campus
03 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Arpita Saha
TBD
Main Campus
04 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Shreya Bhattacharyya
TBD
Main Campus
05 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Michael Berger
TBD
Main Campus

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 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/09
Tuesday, Thursday
9:30AM - 10:50AM
Jennifer Roecklein-Canfield
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 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Monday, Friday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Rich Gurney
4
Main Campus

CHEM 225L - Organic Chemistry II Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Meghan Johnston
TBD
Main Campus
02 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Meghan Johnston
TBD
Main Campus
03 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Meghan Johnston
TBD
Main Campus

CHEM 250 - Research Experience

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Joe Elias
2
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.<br /><br /><b>Student Completed CHEM-216, PHYS 115, or CHEM-115; Minimum grade C- or Instructor Consent.</b>

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/10
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
1:00PM - 1:50PM
Joe Elias
4
Main Campus

CHEM 332L - Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Structure Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Friday
3:30PM - 6:20PM
Joe Elias
TBD
Main Campus

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
Joe Elias
4
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
Phillip White
4
TBD

CHEM 361 - Module 1: Introduction to Bioanalytical and Forensic Methods �" Fundamental Principles of Chromatography

(Module 1 in the Analytical Chromatography Certificate Program) covers the fundamental principles of chromatography, focusing on high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) used in forensics, drug development, and environmental analysis.  Taught on-line and in person with extensive hands-on lab experience. 

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/02/08
Tuesday, Thursday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Michael Berger
2
Main Campus

CHEM 361L - Lab: Module 1, Introduction to Bioanalytical and Forensic Methods �" Fundamental Principles of Chromatography

Introduction to Bioanalytical and Forensic Methods �" Fundamental Principles of Chromatography  Lab. Must also be enrolled in CHEM 361.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/02/07
Wednesday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Michael Berger
TBD
Main Campus

CHEM 362 - Module 2: Introduction to Bioanalytical and Forensic Methods �" HPLC Instrumentation

(Module 2 in the Analytical Chromatography Certificate Program) explores the different components of HPLC instrumentation focusing on variations of the mobile phase composition and flow rates and column selection to balance compound separation and analysis time. Taught on-line and in person with extensive hands-on lab experience. 

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/02/13 - 2024/03/14
Tuesday, Thursday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Michael Berger
2
Main Campus

CHEM 362L - Lab: Module 2, CHEM 362, Introduction to Bioanalytical and Forensic Methods �" HPLC Instrumentation

CHEM 362, Introduction to Bioanalytical and Forensic Methods �" HPLC Instrumentation � Lab, Must also be enrolled in CHEM 362.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/02/14 - 2024/03/13
Wednesday
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Michael Berger
TBD
Main Campus

CHEM 370 - Internship

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Joe Elias
1
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 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
5:00PM - 6:20PM
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 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/09
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
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
OL 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 2024/01/16 - 2024/04/30
Tuesday
4:30PM - 7:30PM
Shelley Isaacson
4
TBD

CHL 413 - Contemporary Realistic Fiction for Young Adults

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 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Amy Pattee
4
Main Campus

CHL 420 - Project Thesis/Tutorial

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Marilisa Jimenez
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 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Anita Silvey
4
Main Campus

CHL 426 - The Child in Fiction

Examines art, literature, history, and critical theory as well as education, psychology, and media studies to consider the multiple ways literature about and for children constructs notions of childhood. Addresses portrayals of race, class, and gender in childrens books that take childhood itself as subject. Includes readings crossing age (from picturebooks to young adult novels) and genre (folklore, poetry, fantasy, and realism).

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
18 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
4:30PM - 7:30PM
Marilisa Jimenez
4
TBD

CHL 429A - Rereading Race in Classic Children's Literature

This course will examine a set of classic 19th/20th century texts that have attracted controversy first as historical artifacts, examining their cultural importance at the time they were written. What messages were they disseminating and how did these novels reflect the times in which they were penned? How do we relate to children's literature that was once widely popular, when the viewpoints it espouses become outdated. We will also discuss what role these same works have in 21st century society. When some of the beliefs and messages are outdated, what is left of value in the texts to make them worthy not just of preservation, but of study? On one hand, children are in the process of forming their own identities and thus, might be more impressionable. However, while it might be simpler to ban books whose messages we now find offensive, that also cuts children off from characters whose adventures, problems, and narratives have enriched readers lives for well over a century. We will not focus on the idea of rehabilitating the texts; rather, we will concentrate on discovering ways to bring them into a modern literary conversation about race, gender, and the history of colonialism. 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 2024/01/19 - 2024/03/01
Friday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Nicholl Montgomery
2
Main 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 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Lisa Papademetriou
4
Main Campus

CHL 435A - Creators and Ideology: Illustrator

Provides a rare opportunity to examine the entire body of Eric Carle's work as a fine artist, with particular emphasis on his ground-breaking work as a picturebook artist. The course will develop critical writing about picturebooks through a contextualized study of Eric Carle's work as well as corollary readings of literary, art, and historical materials. The course will explore the artist's evolution, style, influences, achievement, medium, and aesthetics. Students will complete studio work and final projects grounded in their professional interests. In addition, the course will seek to understand Carle's legacy as the founder of the first museum devoted to picturebook art.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/03/15 - 2024/04/26
Friday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Nicholl Montgomery
2
Main Campus

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 2024/01/31 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Cathryn Mercier
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 452 - Critical Approaches to Children's and Young Adult Literature

Building on the survey of critical approaches students encounter in CHL 401, this course provides students with the opportunity for a more focused study of a critical or theoretical interpretive framework and/or body of scholarship as it may be applied to literature for young people, in general, or in more specific political, social, ethnic, or national contexts.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Marilisa Jimenez
4
Main Campus

College Health Science Campus

CHSC 509 - Healthcare Finance

<div>This course presents basic concepts of finance and financial management in health care organizations. Along with the subsequent course HCA 534, this course is intended to prepare student competence in the basic business principles and analysis approaches that relate to keeping the health care organization financially viable. The main concepts covered include financial statement analysis, capital budgeting, using debt financing, product costing, and decision analysis techniques. In the course, students will utilize case analysis; excel spreadsheet modeling and short papers</div>

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL01 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
2:30PM - 4:30PM
Gary Gaumer
3
TBD

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 2024/01/16 - 2024/04/16
Tuesday
5:00PM - 7:30PM
Donovan Earley
3
TBD
02 2024/01/21 - 2024/04/21
Sunday
9:00PM - 11:30PM
Ruth Chen
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 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
8:00PM - 9:20PM
Christine Cormier Hayes
3
TBD

CNCT 201 - Pathways to Career and Leadership

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 TBD TBD
Cate McLaughlin
1
TBD

Communications

COMM 110 - Introduction to 2D Design Technology

In this one credit course, student will be introduced to the image creation, editing, layout and distribution processes that are central to communication design. By becoming familiar with the Adobe Create Cloud applications that are the industry standards in communications fields-- Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign�"students will not only have a foundation for their visual communication investigations, but will understand how to go about learning to learn any of the Adobe suite of applications.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/02/14
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Ellen Grabiner
1
Main Campus
02 2024/01/22 - 2024/02/12
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Luke Romanak
1
Main Campus

COMM 112 - Introduction to Animation & Motion Graphics Technology

In this one credit course, student will be introduced to the image creation, editing, rendering, and distribution processes that are central to motion graphics design. By becoming familiar with the Adobe Create Cloud applications that are the industry standards in communications fields-- After Effects and Animate�"students will not only have a foundation for their moving image investigations, but will understand how to go about learning to learn any of the Adobe suite of applications.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/03/27 - 2024/04/10
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Ellen Grabiner
1
Main Campus

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 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/10
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 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Julia Barber
4
Main Campus
02 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Julia Barber
4
Main Campus

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 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/09
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Erica Moura
4
Main Campus
02 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Monday, Friday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Nick Osborne
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 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Monday, Wednesday
5:00PM - 6:20PM
Ren Deacon
4
Main Campus

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 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Edie Bresler
4
Main Campus

COMM 138L - Photography Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Edie Bresler
TBD
Main Campus
02 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Edie Bresler
TBD
Main Campus
03 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Edie Bresler
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 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Edie Bresler
4
Main Campus

COMM 139L - Color Photography CSI Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Edie Bresler
TBD
Main Campus
02 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Edie Bresler
TBD
Main Campus

COMM 186 - Introduction to Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications

Note: This is a hybrid course with some sessions meeting online. Explores the nature and role of communications in marketing and the integration of public relations, advertising, direct marketing, sales promotion, personal selling, and new media in the marketing communications plan. Analyzes marketing communications materials in various media and considers the economic and social implications of promotion. Includes a field assignment.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/09
Tuesday, Thursday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Kristina Markos
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. Corequisite: Required: COMM 210L

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Kat Lombard-Cook
4
Main Campus

COMM 210L - Intro to Graphic Design Lab

<i>Corequisite: COMM 210</i>

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
5:00PM - 5:50PM
Kat Lombard-Cook
TBD
Main Campus

COMM 215 - Blogging/Op-Ed Writing

Emphasizes persuading readers, or at least getting their attention. Develops research skills to defend arguments. Requires weekly blog and assigned news beats. Also requires regular reading of top columnists. Students produce editorials and columns suitable for publication.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Monday, Wednesday
6:30PM - 7:50PM
Niko Emack
4
Main Campus

COMM 220 - Video Production

Explores the working methods and production of narrative, personal, documentary, and music video filmmaking. Examines historical examples from Maya Deren to the present, and requires students to plan, shoot, and edit their own short pieces. A course for women who want to make movies, it teaches the variety of conditions that lead to the creation of professional productions.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/09
Tuesday, Thursday
9:30AM - 10:50AM
Bob White
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 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Edie Bresler
4
Main Campus

COMM 241 - Design Thinking

Great design isn�t just about aesthetics; It�s 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 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Helen Li
4
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 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/09
Tuesday, Thursday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
Bob White
4
Main Campus

COMM 286 - Advertising Practice and Branding

Introduces basic elements of advertising theory and practice with an emphasis on the role of creating effective and results-oriented advertising messages. Analyzes advertising case studies to explore concepts and apply them to real world examples. Provides tools to develop writing and design skills and to create portfolio samples. Includes a team project to create an advertising campaign for a client of choice.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Kristina Markos
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 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Stacy Clougherty
4
Main Campus
CD01 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
8:00PM - 9:20PM
Marcie McClellan Dumolga
4
TBD

COMM 322 - Video Journalism

In this class, students will work in the field to report, shoot, edit and produce video news stories. Students will sharpen reporting and interviewing skills while also learning the technical skills to produce a high-quality broadcast package. Students will also learn to seamlessly integrate broadcast writing with video, to present themselves in front of the camera, and to edit according to industry standards.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Erica Moura
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 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Kristina Markos
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 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Kat Lombard-Cook
4
Main Campus

COMM 349 - Directed Study

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 TBD TBD
Kat Lombard-Cook
4
TBD
CD02 TBD TBD
Kristina Markos
4
TBD

COMM 350 - Independent Study

Consent of department required.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Kat Lombard-Cook
2
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Erica Moura
4
TBD

COMM 370 - Internship

Students develop a personal marketing plan, including resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, etc. Students practice job sourcing and interviewing and hear from recent grads and professionals in the communications field. NOTE: Students must have an internship secured by the second week of the semester for which they're enrolled and the hours must be verified by the internship director.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Friday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Kristina Markos
8
Main Campus

COMM 380 - Capstone Internship

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 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Friday
3:30PM - 4:50PM
Kristina Markos
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 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Monday, Wednesday
5:00PM - 6:20PM
Joe Veilleux
4
Main Campus

CS 110L - Foundations of Information Technology Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
3:30PM - 4:50PM
Joe Veilleux
TBD
Main Campus

CS 214 - Data Interoperability

Libraries and archives rely on data. While data is ubiquitous, the formats in which data is stored can vary widely. The differences in formats can hinder the accessibility of useful information and lead to difficulties in finding answers to questions. This class examines different data formats, and how the information they store can be transformed into other formats, and the inherent difficulties in some of these transformations. This class uses the Python programming language and related libraries to examine and transform data in a variety of formats, including .txt, CSV, XML, and JSON. By the end of the course, students will be able to write programs to perform these transformations accurately, and with awareness of potential ways that data can be lost or mistranslated.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 TBD TBD
Sarah Dirienzo
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 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/09
Tuesday, Thursday
5:00PM - 6:20PM
Amber Stubbs
4
Main Campus
CD01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
Amber Stubbs
4
TBD

CS 232L - Data Structures Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Friday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Amber Stubbs
TBD
Main Campus
02 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Friday
3:30PM - 4:50PM
Amber Stubbs
TBD
Main Campus

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 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/10
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00AM - 9:50AM
Margaret Menzin
4
Main Campus

CS 321L - Web-Centric Programming Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Margaret Menzin
TBD
Main Campus

CS 327 - Cybersecurity

Addresses the need for authentication, confidentiality, and integrity of data in a networked environment. Examines the services and mechanisms currently available to prevent successful attacks. Includes security models, encryption, digital signatures and certificates, authentication techniques, email confidentiality, firewalls, web servers, malware, and security management strategies.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Monday, Wednesday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Denise Carroll
4
Main Campus

CS 327L - Cybersecurity Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Friday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Denise Carroll
TBD
Main Campus

CS 330 - Structure and Organization of Programming Language

Provides a comparison of computer languages and language paradigms(object-oriented, procedural, functional, event-driven) with respect to data structures, control structures, and implementation. Investigates these issues in several languages (currently JAVA, C&#43;&#43;, Perl, Ruby, and Scheme). Presents formal language specification including regular, context-free, and ambiguous languages.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
Amanda Lange
4
TBD

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 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/10
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00AM - 10:50AM
Margaret Menzin
4
Main Campus
CD01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
RoxAnn Stalvey
4
TBD

CS 332L - Algorithms Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
3:30PM - 4:50PM
Margaret Menzin
TBD
Main Campus

CS 334 - Special Topics in Computer Science: Automated Speech

HFOSS (Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software) is a team and project based course that will allow students to contribute to existing large scale humanitarian projects. Students will write documentation, software, identify, fix and test bugs in the code.Students with a variety of software experience are welcomed.<br />Prereqs will vary depending on the special topic

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/09
Tuesday, Thursday
3:30PM - 4:50PM
Nanette Veilleux
4
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 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Monday, Wednesday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
Denise Carroll
4
Main Campus

CS 335L - Software Engineering Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Friday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
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
OL01 TBD TBD
Kristina Contino
4
TBD

CS 346 - Machine Learning

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 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/09
Tuesday, Thursday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Nanette Veilleux
4
Main Campus

CS 349 - Directed Study

Consent of instructor required. Directed study addresses coursework required for the major or degree not being offered formally that semester. Students work under the close supervision of a faculty member. Consent is required for a directed study, which does not count toward the independent learning requirement.

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

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
Denise Carroll
4
TBD
CD01 TBD TBD
Amber Stubbs
4
TBD

CS 370 - Internship

Provides valuable industry experience for Computer Science, Information Technology, and Web Design and Development majors. While not required, highly encouraged for any CS/IT/Web D&amp;D major. Credit hours are typically based on the number of work hours, determined by the instructor. Successful completion of work experiences as well as post internship presentation required for credit. Consent of the instructor required.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Allan Merino
16
TBD
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