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: 07/21/2024 05:02AM

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
OL TBD TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD

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
Suzanne Leonard
4
TBD

GCS 455 - Thesis

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 TBD TBD
Suzanne Leonard
4
TBD

GCS 466G - Graduate Consortium of Women's Studies

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 TBD TBD
Suzanne Leonard
4
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Suzanne Leonard
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
OL01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Janet Chumley
2
TBD

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

General Studies

GENST 395 - General Studies Capstone

In GENST 395 students apply and deepen (inter)disciplinary and general knowledge through a Capstone. In this primarily asynchronous class students work with their peers, instructor, and a capstone mentor in their discipline to propose, develop, implement, and reflect on their projects. Capstone projects may be research-based, community-based, or creative.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Briana Martino
4
TBD
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