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

Gender Cultural Studies

GCS 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.

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

GCS 420 - Race, Gender, and Empire

The history of race and racism begins with the history of imperialism and colonialism. Often, scholars of race and racism ignore this history and study race within a specific nation state without making global connections. In this class, we will explore the history of racism that is deeply gendered and a project of empire building. We will examine how race was historically constructed as a result of empire building and how it continues today. It is therefore important to note that race is a social construction that shifts and changes over time, depending on the imperial project but that there are threads within history that must be examined. In other words, while race and racism shift over time, its history and connection to colonialism and imperialism cannot be ignored. In this class you will read theories on race, colonialism, post-colonialism, settler colonialism, and global feminism. I expect by the end of the class we are able to show how racial projects are global and gendered. We will do this from an interdisciplinary perspective employing perspectives from disciplines ranging from Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Literary Analysis, Anthropology and Women's and Gender Studies.

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

GCS 450 - Independent Study

Offers an opportunity to complete research, internship, or fieldwork projects related to the GCS program. Requires consent of a supervising faculty member; approval of the program director; and a brief proposal outlining the focus, purpose, and projected outcome, to be submitted to the program director during the semester prior to registration.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Jyoti Puri
3
TBD

GCS 455 - GCS Capstone

Involves a year-long independent research and writing project culminating in a paper of approximately 60-80 pages under the supervision of one reader with expertise in the subject area. Requires permission from the GCS director and advisory board and a proposal approved during the semester before the course is taken.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
4:30PM - 6:50PM
Jyoti Puri
4
Main Campus

GCS 465G - Feminst, Queer, and Indigenous Methodology

This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of ways of feminist thinking, knowing, listening, and speaking in the interest of producing scholarship that instigates change. Together we will grapple with feminist approaches, theories, and epistemologies that form the intellectual bases necessary to conduct feminist research both within and across the disciplines.

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

GCS 466G - Race, Sex, and the Ethics of Collection at the Peabody Museum

This course examines the intersecting transformations in the meanings and possibilities of kinship and family life. We will explore crucial interactions between economic and political structures and changing notions of gender, sexuality, caregiving, work patterns, and relationships between family members. Taking an intersectional approach, we will examine families over time and across groups, considering how gender, race/ethnicity, class, and sexuality shape their dynamics.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/19 - 2022/05/11
Wednesday
4:00PM - 7:00PM
TBD
4
TBD

Grad General Educ

GEDUC 401 - Seminar in Teaching and Learning at the Elementary Level

Develops integrated curriculum units and explores different models of curriculum design, lesson plans, and interdisciplinary teaching; teaches strategies to modify curriculum to accommodate different developmental levels and learning styles; and addresses issues of classroom management and parent communication. Develops appropriate assessment and evaluation procedures, measuring student progress. Requires practicum placement.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/24 - 2022/05/09
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Janet Chumley
2
TBD

GEDUC 445 - Educational Psychology

Examines the implications of psychology for teaching children and adolescents, emphasizing cognitive, social, and emotional development. Also covers learning styles, motivation, assessment, and evaluation. Requires individual presentations and papers that emphasize integration of students educational experiences, theory, and practice.

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

GEDUC 467 - Math Methods

Considers basic topics of elementary mathematics from contemporary viewpoints to reinforce mathematics learning. Examines varying pupil responses and techniques of instruction and construction of curriculum units. Requires field experience in an inclusive classroom. Includes two mornings a week of fieldwork if taken concurrently with GEDUC 464.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/01/20 - 2022/05/12
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Katy McGraw
4
Main Campus
02 2022/01/18 - 2022/05/12
Tuesday, Thursday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
Ellen Davidson
4
Main Campus

GEDUC 480 - Practicum: Elementary Education (1-6)

Assigns supervised teaching responsibilities in an inclusive classroom at the first-grade to sixth-grade level. Involves demonstrating effective classroom management procedures, implementing daily class lessons, developing long-range curriculum materials, and demonstrating effectiveness in serving students who are below the expected classroom instructional level. Requires documentation of a minimum of 135 hours of direct instructional time.

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