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 2023 Course Schedule

Last Updated: 11/28/2022 09:02PM

Mathematics

MATH 101 - Introduction to Mathematics: Level I

Reviews arithmetic, including percents, proportion, and geometric formulae. Covers equations polynomials, rational expressions, and problem solving.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/05
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00AM - 11:50AM
Amy Cole
4
TBD

MATH 120 - Calculus I

Covers analytic geometry, functions, limits and continuity, and differential calculus. Includes applications to extrema, physical problems, etc.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/05
Monday, Friday
1:00PM - 2:50PM

Wednesday
1:00PM - 1:50PM
Kyung Soo Yang
4
TBD

MATH 121 - Calculus II

Covers integral calculus and applications to area, volume, etc.; transcendental functions; techniques of integration; polar coordinates; and improper integrals. Students may not take both MATH 121 and MATH 123.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/04
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Donna Beers
4
TBD

MATH 210 - Discrete Mathematics

Covers foundations of mathematics, combinatorial problem-solving, and graph theory. Includes the following topics: propositional logic and Booleana algebra, one-to-one, onto and invertible functions, cardinality, big-O, applications to complexity theory and cryptography, permutations, combinations, trees, binomial and multinomial coefficients, elementary probability, inclusion/ exclusion recurrence relations, basic graph theory, chains, paths, connectedness circuits, models, and numerous applications.</p>

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
8:00PM - 9:20PM
Roberta Osborne
4
TBD

MATH 211 - Linear Algebra

Covers real vector spaces, linear transformations, inner products, matrix theory and determinants, and applications. Includes selected topics from complex vector spaces, dual spaces, differential operators, etc.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/04
Tuesday, Thursday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Donna Beers
4
TBD

MATH 220 - Multivariable Calculus

Covers vectors and analytic geometry in three dimensions; functions of several variables; and partial derivatives, multiple integration, and applications.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/04
Tuesday, Thursday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
Donna Beers
4
TBD

MATH 225 - Differential Equations

Introduction to ordinary and partial differential equations. Discussion of both analytical and computer-based approaches to solving differential equations; applications to modeling in sciences. Systems of first order differential equations and introduction to dynamical systems. Topics in partial differential equations and further application to sciences as time permits

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/05
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
12:00PM - 12:50PM
Kyung Soo Yang
4
TBD

MATH 350 - Independent Study

Consent of department required.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Margaret Menzin
8
TBD

Public Policy

MPP 502 - Social Policy

This course examines social welfare programs and policies that affect the nonelderly poor in the u.s., emphasizing how they have evolved over the last five decades and how they might be reformed so as to further reduce poverty. the course emphasizes understanding what we know from social science research about the strengths and weaknesses and the intended and unintended effects of these policies and how they are influenced by and how they affect labor market outcomes and family structure.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Abel Amado
3
TBD

MPP 503 - Economic Policy

Focusing on a series of specific cases that exemplify the range of current economic policies, the course examines the various policies through a framework that: examines the policy's rationale, actual methods, and actual effects; evaluates the desirability of the effects; and considers alternative approaches. specific cases reviewed aim to be representative of the range of current economic policies and will also depend on anticipated interests of students.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Zinnia Mukherjee
3
TBD

Master of Science-Management

MSMG 440 - Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Designed to give you an enjoyable and rigorous introduction to the ideas and practice of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Regardless of the type of organization (profit, nonprofit) or its stage of development (established or new venture), the entrepreneurial spirit of individuals and teams is a key to recognizing and then acting on new opportunities. In the course, we will explore the realm of creativity tools and techniques that can be applied at the individual and team level, including mindfulness and group idea generating techniques. We will put these in context as we think through how organizations innovate new products and industries. Students will then take these ideas to create a first stage business model and learn how to pitch that model in presentation and through an executive summary. Whether or not you are an entrepreneur, think it might be an interesting career path someday, or simply want to understand more about how to bring creativity and innovation to your managerial practice, do join us. All graduate students welcome. This course serves as the first in the concentration in entrepreneurship for those so interested.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
5:30PM - 8:20PM
Teresa Nelson
3
TBD

Music

MUS 165 - Music in Film

Introduces the unique art of music for film. Screens films representing various eras and cultures and explores the film score. Presents genres including adventure, drama, musical, science fiction, and animated films. Studies music by the greatest film composers, including Max Steiner, Bernard Herrmann, John Williams, and others.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/04
Tuesday, Thursday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Gregory Slowik
4
TBD

MUS 234 - The Romantic Century

Studies 19th-century musicians, such as Debussy, Puccini, and Rimsky-Korsakov, who created music that was international and multicultural and influenced by Asiatic and Indonesian cultures, such as Japan and Bali. Introduces diverse topics, including art songs; fascination with the macabre; the "romantic" artist; and women composers - Clara Schuman, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, and America's first wellknown wellknown female composer, Amy Beach.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/04
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Gregory Slowik
4
TBD

MUS 239 - Music that Changed the World

Looking for new means of self-expression, musicians, artists, and writers rejected traditional forms and methods of creativity in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. Students study these explosive new ways of creating music, art, and literature that changed the world forever. Topics include Debussy, Impressionism, Stravinsky, Picasso, Gertrude Stein.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
LC 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
9:00AM - 10:50AM
Gregory Slowik
3
TBD

MUS 349 - Directed Study

Private lessons with faculty of the New England Conservatory. Requires music and technical ability at an intermediate level on an instrument or voice. Department approval is required.

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

MUS 350 - Independent Study

Individualized projects at an advanced level.

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

MUS 370 - Internship

Consent of department required.

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