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 09:02PM

Economics

ECON 100 - Principles of Microeconomics

Addresses debates about whether market capitalism provides the best institutional context for organizing the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Considers consumer and business behavior under various competitive conditions. Assesses the appropriate role for government policy in improving performance of market capitalism.

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

ECON 101 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Examines how economy-wide consumption, saving, investment, trade, and government spending and taxation influence inflation, unemployment, and the economy's oscillation between prosperity and recession. Introduces alternative macroeconomic theories in terms of their analysis of how the economy works and the fiscal and monetary policies they support.

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

ECON 145 - Economics of Sustainability and Resource Use

Introduces students to the economic theory of natural resource use and applies economics principles to issues related to sustainable development. Topics include "weak" versus "strong" sustainability, efficiency versus equity trade-offs in the analysis of policy options, corporate sustainability, and international trade's effects on economic growth and sustainable development.

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

ECON 214 - Gender, Globalization, and Development

A reading seminar that addresses the theoretical and practical implications of considering global economic development issues and programs from the standpoint of women and/or gender. Examination of the feminization of work, along with strategies for contending with the many challenges and opportunities globalization presents to women in communities across the world.

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

ECON 220 - International Monetary Systems

Introduces students to international monetary theory and policy. Examines the history and political economy of international monetary systems, the behavior of international financial markets, the balance of payments, exchange rates, financial crises, and the role of the International Monetary Fund. Emphasizes current events throughout the course.

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

ECON 225 - Political Economy of U.S. Capitalism

Analyzes contemporary U.S. capitalism through the prism of class, with emphasis on Marx's economic theory of class structures, surplus, exploitation, competition, contradiction, and crisis. Critically compares Marxian economic theory to neoclassical and Keynesian theories. Combines lectures and discussions, and develops critical thinking through critical writing.

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

ECON 235 - From Farm to Table: The Political Economy of Food Systems

This course is offered only as part of the Community Food Systems Learning Community. A political economy approach to food systems. Using New England and Boston as examples for regional and urban food systems, we follow the food chain, from farms and factories, to retail, restaurants, and homes. Throughout, justice and sustainability are emphasized, as well as the interplay between the conventional, "industrial" food system and alternative regional and local initiatives. We pay particular attention to the racialized and gendered divisions of labor, and the unequal distribution of benefits and burdens within the food system.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
LC 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
9:00AM - 10:50AM
Carole Biewener
3
Main Campus

ECON 290 - Economic Development by the Numbers

Examines the interplay of gender and food. Addresses how gendered divisions of labor and global value chains intersect with racial, national and class hierarchies; changing household food practices; and embodied dimensions of gender and food by interrogating framings of "fatness" along with gendered food habits and dieting practices.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
LC 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
9:00AM - 10:50AM
Niloufer Sohrabji
3
Main Campus

ECON 355 - Thesis

Consent of department required. Written as the culmination of a two-semester project, following writing of an acceptable thesis proposal in spring of junior year and writing of a literature review in ECON-350 in fall of senior year. Includes oral defense with members of the department. Required for consideration for honors in economics.

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

ECON 370 - Internship

Consent of instructor required. Provides students with opportunities for workplace experience and supervised research projects that incorporate economic analysis.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Niloufer Sohrabji
8
TBD

ECON 504 - Health Economics

This course presents the principles of microeconomic theory as it applies to health care. It answers questions like; how do markets work? What is competition and what does it do? What role does health insurance play? How do regulations in health care influence market behaviors? What other differences in health care make markets work differently? What gives rise to the "nursing shortage"? Why are health care costs so high and what drives the increases? What determines the levels of incomes of nurses and physicians? Why are there often conflicting theories about how markets work, and how are they tested? Students will demonstrate mastery of basic principles by writing short research papers and participate in class discussions.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL TBD TBD
Gary Gaumer
3
TBD
[email protected] TBD TBD
Gary Gaumer
3
TBD

Education

EDUC 350 - Independent Study

Consent of instructor required.

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

EDUC 388 - Fieldwork in Education

Consent of department required. Limited enrollment. One to two full days a week (depending on credits) of clinical experience in a private or public school classroom.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Janet Chumley
8
TBD

English

ENGL 103 - Public Humanities

Provides an opportunity to apply various critical lenses developed in the humanities to modes of writing for the broader public, including: book and film reviews, long-form analytical journalism, museum exhibition guides, and interviews.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/21 - 2022/05/13
Friday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Renee Bergland
4
Main Campus

ENGL 109 - Creative Writing: Poetry

Targets the eager and curious writer of poems seeking structure, feedback, and models of excellence in a workshop setting. Assumes that those who want to write are those who have been deeply moved by the writing of others. Includes extensive reading and attendance at poetry readings in the Boston area.

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

ENGL 112 - Poetry and Passion in the Bible

Closely studies the Old and New Testaments, with attention to the problem of strategies of interpretation. Considers themes including the use of metaphor; shifting attitudes toward sex; time and typology; and theological versus cultural perspectives.

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

ENGL 121 - Love, Death, and Fantasy in Shakespeare's Plays

Analyzes major plays with commentary on the theater of Shakespeare's London. Includes films and attendance at live performances of Shakespeare's plays when possible.

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

ENGL 161 - The Making of America: Literature to 1865

Studies American literature from its beginnings to the Civil War; from its pre-literature - recording the encounters among the Native Americans, English, Spanish, French, and Africans - to the first emergence of America's literature of diversity, exemplified by such writers as Douglass, Jacobs, Emerson, Fuller, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Dickinson, and Melville.

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

ENGL 200 - Introduction to Theory

The second half of the required introduction to the English major, this course builds on English 199 and considers how we read, analyze, and write about literature from different critical perspectives, including Postcolonialism and Race Studies, Feminism, Psychoanalysis, Structuralism, Deconstruction, and/or Marxism. Required for all English majors.

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

ENGL 205 - Non-Fiction Workshop

A thematically focused workshop that allows students to develop their creative non-fiction beyond the introductory level. Frequent writing and reflection on writing; extensive revision; workshop discussion of student writing. Readings in contemporary and canonical creative non-fiction

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

ENGL 207 - Fiction Workshop

Continued work on the art of writing the short story, building on experience gained in English 107. Frequent writing and reflection on writing; extensive revision; workshop discussion of student writing. Readings in contemporary and canonical short fiction, as well as works on fictional technique.

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

ENGL 221 - The Critical Lens: Introduction to Film and Media Theory

Introduces students to the main schools of theory in cinema and media studies, including auteur theory, narrative, semiotics, psychoanalysis, Marxism, feminism, queer theory, critical race theory, reception theory, third and accented cinemas.

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

ENGL 229 - Resist! Political Resistance in Literature and Film

What does political resistance look like when it takes literary forms? In this course, we will explore how writers, filmmakers, activists, and thinkers have engaged in significant acts of political resistance across the 20th and 21st centuries, but those in positions of authority rarely recognize the superpowers of literary production. Let's change that. In this course, we'll ask how fiction, cinema, poetry, memoir, and song work to oppose tyranny and to create a more just world. We'll put literature into action by making politically relevant zines, pamphlets, playlists, and videos informed by significant theoretical writings from the modern age. Resist!

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/19 - 2022/05/11
Wednesday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Fiona Maurissette
4
Main Campus

ENGL 266 - Piratical Stories

This course investigates the tropes of piratical literature in ballads, plays, short stories, and novels. As we move through the centuries, we consider sea encounters, buried treasure, war tactics, whaling, and slavery to illuminate why and how stories about these transgressors expose the fears and wishes of a U.S. readership.

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

ENGL 316 - Native American Literature

Considers sermons, memoirs, poetry, short stories, and novels by Samson Occom, William Apess, Jane Johnston, Schoollcraft, Ella Deloria, N. Scott Momaday, Leslis Marmon Silko, Simon Ortiz, Louise Erdrich, Gerald Vizenor, Sherman Alexie, and others in the context of Native American history and particular tribal and familial oral cultures. Also covers critical essays and studies by Native and non-Native scholars including Paula Gunn Allen, David Moore, Elaine Jahner, Arnold Krupat, Karl Kroeber, David Murray, and Phil Deloria.

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

ENGL 327 - Psychoanalysis, Race, and Sexuality

Investigates psychoanalysis as a theoretical discourse that has been forced continually to rewrite itself as it rethinks and makes room for the concepts of race and gender. Focuses upon Freud, Lacan, and more recent scholars and theorists who have used race and gender to redefine psychoanalysis.

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

ENGL 350 - Independent Study

Consent of instructor required.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Richard Wollman
8
TBD

ENGL 390 - Advanced Seminar in Literature and Writing

Offers a framework for advanced independent work in literary studies. Anchored in a common topic that changes each year. Texts include some of the critical and theoretical approaches that help to define the topic.

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

ENGL 516 - Native American Literature

Considers sermons, memoirs, poetry, short stories, and novels by Samson Occom, William Apess, Jane Johnston, Schoollcraft, Ella Deloria, N. Scott Momaday, Leslis Marmon Silko, Simon Ortiz, Louise Erdrich, Gerald Vizenor, Sherman Alexie, and others in the context of Native American history and particular tribal and familial oral cultures. Also covers critical essays and studies by Native and non-Native scholars including Paula Gunn Allen, David Moore, Elaine Jahner, Arnold Krupat, Karl Kroeber, David Murray, and Phil Deloria.

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

ENGL 527 - Psychoanalysis, Race, and Sexuality

Investigates psychoanalysis as a theoretical discourse that has been forced continually to rewrite itself as it rethinks and makes room for the concepts of race and gender. Focuses upon Freud, Lacan, and more recent scholars and theorists who have used race and gender to redefine psychoanalysis.

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

ENGL 590 - Advanced Seminar in Literary Scholarship

Offers a framework for advanced independent work in literary studies. Anchored in a common topic that changes each year. Texts include some of the critical and theoretical approaches that help to define the topic.

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

Environmental Forum

ENVI 200 - Community Building for Healthy Ecosystems

Provides a forum for different disciplines and interests to assess current environmental topics. Examines scientific, socioeconomic, and political aspects of environmental issues. Includes a service learning component and encourages interaction with local, regional and national environ- mental advocates. Students will develop applied research skills and make oral and written presentations.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/10
Tuesday
6:45PM - 8:45PM
TBD
2
TBD

Exercise Science

EXSC 100 - Introduction to Exercise Science

Introduces the discipline of Exercise Science, including scientific foundations of the exercise science subdisciplines, professionalism, ethics, certification, licensure, employment opportunities.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01A 2022/01/18 - 2022/03/15
Tuesday, Thursday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
Michael Welch
2
Main Campus

EXSC 110 - Form and Function in Resistance Exercise

Teaches students how to train each muscle group with both free weights and machines, how to take individuals through a 1 repetition max (RM) in various exercises, and how to assign reps and sets of exercises for specific training goals.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01B 2022/03/17 - 2022/05/12
Tuesday, Thursday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
Michael Welch
2
Main Campus

EXSC 233 - Strength and Conditioning

Using National Strength and Conditioning Guidelines, this course provides the student with an introduction to key theories, concepts, and scientific principles of strength training and conditioning as well as their direct application to athletic competition and performance. Integration of lecture and lab activities in a seminar format will develop knowledge of and skill in neuromuscular fitness development.

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

EXSC 361 - Exercise Assessment & Prescription

Class and lab familiarize students with the basic principles and practices of fitness assessment and exercise prescription for healthy individuals and those with controlled risk factors.

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

EXSC 361L - Exercise Assessment & Prescription Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Ling Xin
TBD
TBD
02 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Nikki Ducey
TBD
TBD
03 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Nikki Ducey
TBD
TBD
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