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.

Summer 2022 Course Schedule

Last Updated: 11/28/2022 07:04PM

Behavior Analysis

BEHV 427 - Methods for Changing Behavior I

This course explores strategies to establish, strengthen, and weaken target behaviors using research-based methodologies. Four categories of methods for changing behavior will be reviewed over the course of the semester: (1) stimulus control, (2) antecedent interventions, (3) differential reinforcement procedures, and (4) punishment procedures.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/16 - 2022/08/22
Monday
6:00PM - 9:20PM
Grace Eckojojo
4
Main Campus

BEHV 450 - Supervised Fieldwork Orientation

BEHV-450 consists of self-paced learning modules completed online through the Moodle course page. There will be a 2-hour required meeting held toward the end of the semester. More information will be provided by the instructor.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL TBD TBD
Gretchen Dittrich
TBD
TBD

BEHV 451 - Supervised Fieldwork

This course provides supervision and mentoring to students using the basic principles of behavior analysis in the classroom or work setting. It fulfills, in part, the requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for completion of supervision under the category of Supervised Fieldwork. Students complete 5 semesters of individual and group supervision to fulfill the entire requirement for Supervised Fieldwork.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/19 - 2022/08/18
Thursday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Gretchen Dittrich
2
TBD
02 2022/05/19 - 2022/08/18
Thursday
7:45PM - 9:15PM
Gretchen Dittrich
2
TBD

BEHV 452 - Supervised Fieldwork II

This course provides supervision and mentoring to students using the basic principles of behavior analysis in the classroom or work setting. It fulfills, in part, the requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for completion of supervision under the category of Supervised Fieldwork. Students complete 5 semesters of individual and group supervision to fulfill the entire requirement for Supervised Fieldwork.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/19 - 2022/08/18
Thursday
7:45PM - 9:15PM
Gretchen Dittrich
2
TBD
02 2022/05/19 - 2022/08/18
Thursday
7:45PM - 9:15PM
Gretchen Dittrich
2
TBD

BEHV 453 - Supervised Fieldwork III

This course provides supervision and mentoring to students using the basic principles of behavior analysis in the classroom or work setting. It fulfills, in part, the requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for completion of supervision under the category of Supervised Fieldwork. Students complete 5 semesters of individual and group supervision to fulfill the entire requirement for Supervised Fieldwork.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/19 - 2022/08/18
Thursday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Gretchen Dittrich
2
TBD

BEHV 454 - Supervised Fieldwork IV

This course provides supervision and mentoring to students using the basic principles of behavior analysis in the classroom or work setting. It fulfills, in part, the requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for completion of supervision under the category of Supervised Fieldwork. Students complete 5 semesters of individual and group supervision to fulfill the entire requirement for Supervised Fieldwork.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/19 - 2022/08/18
Thursday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Gretchen Dittrich
2
TBD

BEHV 455 - Supervised Fieldwork V

This course provides supervision and mentoring to students using the basic principles of behavior analysis in the classroom or work setting. It fulfills, in part, the requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for completion of supervision under the category of Supervised Fieldwork. Students complete 5 semesters of individual and group supervision to fulfill the entire requirement for Supervised Fieldwork.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/19 - 2022/08/18
Thursday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Gretchen Dittrich
2
TBD
02 2022/05/19 - 2022/08/18
Thursday
7:45PM - 9:15PM
Gretchen Dittrich
2
Main Campus
03 2022/05/19 - 2022/08/18
Thursday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Gretchen Dittrich
2
Main Campus
04 2022/05/19 - 2022/08/18
Thursday
7:45PM - 9:15PM
Gretchen Dittrich
2
Main Campus

BEHV 465 - Theoretical and Applied Issues in Skinner's Writings

Skinner considered his 1957 book Verbal Behavior to be his most important work. Skinner rejected cognitive explanations of language as the transmission of thoughts and ideas that start in our minds. Instead, he analyzed verbal behavior as behavior controlled by basic behavioral processes, including positive reinforcement and stimulus control. In this course, students read and analyze the concepts in Verbal Behavior, such as the mand, tact, intraverbal, and autoclitic. The distinction between radical and methodological behaviorism is discussed, including a discussion of how behavior analysts treat private events and covert verbal behavior. Students read research on applications of verbal behavior to improving the communication of individuals with language delays. There is also an emphasis on practical applications of the analysis of verbal behavior. Products of this course include a teaching program based on verbal behavior and a paper extending ideas or research avenues in verbal behavior.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/18 - 2022/08/17
Wednesday
6:00PM - 9:20PM
Simone Palmer
4
Main Campus
JRC 2022/05/18 - 2022/08/17
Wednesday
6:00PM - 9:20PM
Katie Sapp
4
TBD

BEHV 495 - Independent Study

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
04 TBD TBD
Philip Chase
1
TBD

Behavioral Analysis Online

BEHVO 415 - Introduction to Single Subject Research

This course presents and assesses the experimental control developed by various types of single-subject research designs. Additionally, the types of measurement protocols, ethical issues, data collection, and visual display are discussed in relation to each research design.This course will use behaviorally based pedagogical strategies, such as Say All Fast Minute Each Day Shuffle (SAFMEDS), interteaching, group activities, case studies, readings, literature reviews, guided notes, Socratic questioning, quizzes, exams, a midterm, and a final exam. Active student responding will be prioritized. Students must design, present, and defend a hypothetical study in a professional poster format.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/18 - 2022/08/17
Wednesday
7:00PM - 9:10PM
William Root
4
TBD
02 2022/05/17 - 2022/08/16
Tuesday
8:20PM - 10:30PM
William Root
4
TBD

BEHVO 424 - Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis

The focus of this class is on basic behavioral vocabulary, definitions, and principles (e.g., reinforcement, stimulus control, and motivation). The format includes a combination of lectures, group discussions, and small group activities. Readings from assigned texts will serve as the basis for class presentation and discussions. This course will use behaviorally based pedagogical strategies, such as Say All Fast Minute Each Day Shuffle (SAFMEDS), interteaching, group activities, case studies, readings, literature reviews, guided notes, Socratic questioning, quizzes and exams, a midterm and a final exam. Active student responding will be prioritized.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/16 - 2022/08/15
Monday
8:00PM - 10:10PM
Cheryl Davis
4
TBD
02 2022/05/17 - 2022/08/16
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:10PM
Russell Maguire
4
TBD
OL2 2022/05/17 - 2022/08/16
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:10PM
Russell Maguire
4
TBD

BEHVO 426 - Behavioral Assessment

Assessment is the cornerstone of behavior analysis. Whether working with people or animals, individually or in groups, addressing any given problem, the foundation of the behavior analyst‚s work is rigorous assessment. This course introduces the methods of behavioral assessment, focusing on identifying hypotheses and testing the hypothesis to identify functional relations. The course also teaches students to plan effective clinical and educational interventions based on the results of multi-dimensional behavioral assessment that uses a continuum of assessment methods.Through this course, students will learn to conduct a functional behavioral assessment including planning, taking data, interpreting data, composing narrative reports, and establishing rapport with clients while determining how best to measure progress and develop goals. By the end of the course, students should be able to perform these processes with any client or any group of clients.This course will use behaviorally based pedagogical strategies, such as Say All Fast Minute Each Day Shuffle (SAFMEDS), interteaching, group activities, individual self paced modules, readings, literature reviews, guided notes, Socratic questioning, quizzes, exams, and a final project. Active student responding will be prioritized.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/16 - 2022/08/15
Monday
8:30PM - 10:40PM
Dani Pizzella
4
TBD
02 2022/05/16 - 2022/08/15
Monday
8:30PM - 10:40PM
Melissa Diaz
4
TBD
03 2022/05/17 - 2022/08/16
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:10PM
Christina King
4
TBD
04 2022/05/18 - 2022/08/17
Wednesday
6:30PM - 8:40PM
Giorgia Ruzzene
4
TBD
05 2022/05/19 - 2022/08/18
Thursday
8:00PM - 10:10PM
Dani Pizzella
4
TBD

BEHVO 427 - Methodologies for Behavior Change I

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/17 - 2022/08/16
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:10PM
Cheryl Davis
4
TBD
02 2022/05/16 - 2022/08/15
Monday
8:00PM - 10:10PM
Kristy Johnson
4
TBD

BEHVO 430 - Ethics and Legal Issues

This course was designed to provide students with an overview of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board‚s (2014) Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts. Ethical issues outlined in the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Task List will be reviewed in the context of this class (http://www.bacb.com/). Additionally, the student will become familiar with federal and state legal regulations and policies specific to behavior management and restraint, as well as discuss larger ethical issues such as the design of cultures, guardianship, and discrimination.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/17 - 2022/08/16
Tuesday
8:20PM - 10:30PM
Kristy Johnson
4
TBD
02 2022/05/18 - 2022/08/17
Wednesday
7:00PM - 9:10PM
Daniela Fazzio
4
TBD
OL2 2022/05/18 - 2022/08/17
Wednesday
7:00PM - 9:10PM
Daniela Fazzio
4
TBD

BEHVO 434 - Methodologies for Behavior Change II

The purpose of this course is to expose students to innovative behavioral instructional protocols, such as precision teaching, PSI, direct instruction, stimulus equivalence, and errorless instruction.This course will use behaviorally based pedagogical strategies, such as lecture with guided notes, active choral responding, practice opportunities with modeling, Personalized System of Instruction, guided reading, guest lectures, weekly quizzes, a final exam and two student projects.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/16 - 2022/08/15
Monday
6:00PM - 8:10PM
Christina Barosky
4
TBD
02 2022/05/17 - 2022/08/16
Tuesday
8:20PM - 10:30PM
Christina Barosky
4
TBD

BEHVO 445 - Advanced Topics in Behavior Analysis

Examines the how fundamental behavior analytical protocols (e.g., schedules of reinforcement, stimulus control, etc.) can be used to assess and account for sophisticated human behaviors, such as verbal behaviors, private events, and derived relational responding. Translational research (i.e., from laboratory to the real world) is presented and discussed.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/16 - 2022/08/15
Monday
8:30PM - 10:40PM
Laurel Ciavarri
4
TBD
02 2022/05/19 - 2022/08/18
Thursday
8:00PM - 10:10PM
Laurel Ciavarri
4
TBD

BEHVO 451 - Supervised Fieldwork I: Mentor & Supervi

This course provides supervision and mentoring to students using the basic principles of behavior analysis in the classroom or work setting. It fulfills, in part, the requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for completion of supervision under the category of Supervised Fieldwork. Students complete 5 semesters of individual and group supervision to fulfill the entire requirement for Supervised Fieldwork.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Olivia Miller
2
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Ashley Stiles
2
TBD
03 TBD TBD
Karie John
2
TBD
04 TBD TBD
Molly Shireman
2
TBD

BEHVO 452 - Supervised Fieldwork: Mentor & Supervi

This course provides supervision and mentoring to students using the basic principles of behavior analysis in the classroom or work setting. It fulfills, in part, the requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for completion of supervision under the category of Supervised Fieldwork. Students complete 5 semesters of individual and group supervision to fulfill the entire requirement for Supervised Fieldwork.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Hande Cihan
2
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Ashley Stiles
2
TBD
03 TBD TBD
Brigitte Ferguson
2
TBD
04 TBD TBD
Brigitte Ferguson
2
TBD
05 TBD TBD
Brittany Cabral
2
TBD
06 TBD TBD
Molly Shireman
2
TBD

BEHVO 453 - Supervised Fieldwork: Mentor & Supervis

This course provides supervision and mentoring to students using the basic principles of behavior analysis in the classroom or work setting. It fulfills, in part, the requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for completion of supervision under the category of Supervised Fieldwork. Students complete 5 semesters of individual and group supervision to fulfill the entire requirement for Supervised Fieldwork.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Renee Zonder
2
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Renee Zonder
2
TBD
03 TBD TBD
Kristine Brewer
2
TBD
04 TBD TBD
Ai Nguyen
2
TBD
05 TBD TBD
Nicole Barton
2
TBD

BEHVO 454 - Supervised Fieldwork IV

This course provides supervision and mentoring to students using the basic principles of behavior analysis in the classroom or work setting. It fulfills, in part, the requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for completion of supervision under the category of Supervised Fieldwork. Students complete 5 semesters of individual and group supervision to fulfill the entire requirement for Supervised Fieldwork.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Elizabeth Fitter
2
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Ai Nguyen
2
TBD
03 TBD TBD
Shannon Martinez
2
TBD
04 TBD TBD
Nicole Barton
2
TBD

BEHVO 455 - Supervised Fieldwork V

This course provides supervision and mentoring to students using the basic principles of behavior analysis in the classroom or work setting. It fulfills, in part, the requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for completion of supervision under the category of Supervised Fieldwork. Students complete 5 semesters of individual and group supervision to fulfill the entire requirement for Supervised Fieldwork.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Elizabeth Fitter
2
TBD
02 TBD TBD
David Rosenberg
2
TBD
03 TBD TBD
David Rosenberg
2
TBD
05 TBD TBD
Nicole Keane
2
TBD

BEHVO 465 - Verbal Behavior

Skinner considered his 1957 book, "Verbal Behavior," to be his most important work. Skinner rejected cognitive explanations of language as the transmission of thoughts and ideas that start in our minds. Instead, he analyzed verbal behavior as behavior controlled by basic behavioral processes, including positive reinforcement and stimulus control. In this course, students read and analyze the concepts in "Verbal Behavior," such as the mand, tact, intraverbal, and autoclitic. The distinction between radical and methodological behaviorism is discussed, including a discussion of how behavior analysts treat private events and covert verbal behavior. Students read research on applications of verbal behavior to improving the communication of individuals with language delays. There is also an emphasis on practical applications of the analysis of verbal behavior. Products of this course include a teaching program based on verbal behavior and a paper extending ideas or research avenues in verbal behavior.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/16 - 2022/08/15
Monday
7:00PM - 9:10PM
Giorgia Ruzzene
4
TBD
02 2022/05/17 - 2022/08/16
Tuesday
7:00PM - 9:10PM
Sarah Frampton
4
TBD
03 2022/05/18 - 2022/08/17
Wednesday
8:30PM - 10:40PM
Megan Breault
4
TBD
OL3 2022/05/18 - 2022/08/17
Wednesday
8:30PM - 10:40PM
Megan Breault
4
TBD

BEHVO 466 - Autism Spectrum Disorders

This course provides an overview of the history, characteristics, and treatments associated with autism spectrum disorders. Specifically, the student will review research, systems, and interventions documenting the evidence-based, best-practice approach of applied behavior analysis. Additionally, the student will learn how to collect and evaluate assessment data before the onset of intervention in order to develop relevant and efficacious treatments. Finally, the student will demonstrate the abilities to empirically and objectively evaluate behavior analytic treatment via single-subject research designs and then communicate these results, in writing and orally, to both scientific and lay audiences.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/22 - 2022/08/21
Sunday
7:00PM - 8:45PM
Kylan Turner
3
TBD
OL 2022/05/22 - 2022/08/21
Sunday
7:00PM - 8:45PM
Kylan Turner
3
TBD

Biology

BIOL 231 - Anatomy and Physiology I

Presents an integrated approach to the fundamental facts and concepts of human anatomy and physiology. Examines the constituents of the human body through investigation of tissue types and histology, with further emphasis on skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems, and endocrine control. Laboratory includes histology, gross anatomy, dissection, and physiological experiments.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
BL 2022/05/16 - 2022/06/22
Monday, Wednesday
5:00PM - 8:50PM
Jyl Richards
4
Main Campus

BIOL 231L - Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
BL 2022/05/17 - 2022/06/28
Tuesday
5:00PM - 8:50PM
Jyl Richards
TBD
TBD

BIOL 232 - Anatomy and Physiology II

Introduces structural relationships and functional integration of major systems of the human body, with emphasis on cardiovascular, lymphatic, immunological, respiratory, digestive, metabolism, renal, reproductive, and homeostatic systems. Laboratory includes histology, gross anatomy, dissection, and physiological experiments.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/07/11 - 2022/08/17
Monday, Wednesday
5:00PM - 8:50PM
Jyl Richards
4
Main Campus

BIOL 232L - Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/07/12 - 2022/08/16
Tuesday
5:00PM - 8:50PM
Jyl Richards
TBD
Main Campus

BIOL 350 - Independent Laboratory Research

Consent of department required. Usually taken for two semesters(eight semester hours) but may be elected for one semester (eight semester hours) at the discretion of the faculty sponsor. Arrangements for satisfying this independent learning requirement should be made with the student's advisor or BIOL-350 coordinator before the end of the junior year.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Jane Lopilato
12
TBD

BIOL 370 - Internship

Consent of department required. Provides a supervised professional experience off campus. Potential sites include clinical settings, government agencies, conservation groups, and zoos. Placement is the student's responsibility,with the support of the Career Education Center and the approval of the department. Arrangements for satisfying this independent learning requirement should be made with the student's advisor or BIOL 370 coordinator before the end of the junior year.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Jane Lopilato
16
TBD

Business

BUS 234 - Organizational Communication & Behavior

After graduation, what will you be doing? Most likely you'll be working in an organization that has a mission, goals to reach.and people you will need to work with effectively. Key to your success will be developing good relationships with your bosses and peers; influencing people to get excited about your ideas; and building teams that work well together and produce good outcomes. In BUS 234 you will gain insight into your strengths as an individual, a team-member and a leader, learn about how organizations really work, and build many of the skills (communication, problem solving, public speaking, persuasive writing), that will serve you well in any career.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD 2022/05/18 - 2022/08/17
Wednesday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
Mary Shapiro
4
TBD

BUS 250 - Principles of Marketing

This course introduces fundamental marketing concepts and tools and provides an overview of marketing management. The course focuses on: 1) exploring the marketing environment, 2) applying marketing research and buyer behavior theories to facilitate strategic planning, and 3) developing tactical decisions to achieve organizations' marketing objectives.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD 2022/05/17 - 2022/08/16
Tuesday
8:00PM - 9:50PM
Edward Vieira
4
TBD

BUS 270 - Business Analytics

This course brings together knowledge and skills from statistics and business courses to help students effectively use quantitative analysis to understand and solve problems in organizations. Applications and examples used in the course will enable students to apply their learning to their primary area of academic and professional interest.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD 2022/05/19 - 2022/08/18
Thursday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
Edward Vieira
4
TBD
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