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

Chemistry

CHEM 223 - Principles of Biochemistry

Covers chemical processes in living organisms, with special emphasis on human nutrition. Studies carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and enzymes; their function in living systems; and their metabolic pathways and regulation. Three hours of lecture per week.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2022/05/16 - 2022/06/27
Monday, Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Cherie Ramirez
4
TBD

Children's Lit.

CHL 419B - Genre Study: Humor

This course will examine the many facets of humor in literature for young people, focusing particularly on the literary, historical, and societal significance of making readers laugh. Students will examine the history and philosophy behind humor for children, as well as the uses of humor as entertainment, social commentary, and literary device. The class will also consider how specific humor techniques make a text funny for particular audiences, and how subjectivity, societal influences, and personal preference play a role in judging a comedic work's success.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2022/05/24 - 2022/06/09
Tuesday, Thursday
5:00PM - 6:50PM
Anna Staniszewski
2
TBD

CHL 427 - Special Topics: Folk and Fairy Tales

This course acts as an entry point to one of the most fevered debates of children's literature: are fairy tales for children? To move toward an answer, students will examine the complicated and evolving histories of both collected and individual stories, in both traditional art forms (e.g., fiction, poetry, picturebooks, film, music) and material culture (Halloween costumes, theme parks, and even cocktails). Which stories do we remember, and why? How do we make meaning of their earlier forms, as well as their contemporary re-visionings? And, finally, how do we define the relationship between "folk" and "fairy," literature and the child?

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2022/06/10 - 2022/06/25
Friday
10:00AM - 11:50AM

Saturday
5:00PM - 6:50PM
Katherine Magyarody
2
TBD

CHL 450 - Independent Study

Provides students an opportunity to study a topic of their choosing in the area of curriculum development or literature education. Project should have practical application to the candidates professional work and represent a model for use by others.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Cathryn Mercier
2
TBD

CHL 508 - Lost & Found: Summer Symposium

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2022/07/05 - 2022/07/24
Tuesday, Thursday
5:00PM - 7:00PM

Saturday, Sunday
8:30AM - 5:50PM
Cathryn Mercier
4
TBD

College Health Science Campus

CHSC 404 - Advanced Pathophysiology

This course is an organ system based advanced human pathophysiology course designed to teach the pathologic processes that underpin human diseases. Clinical case scenarios and discussions of common disease states across the lifespan are used to facilitate understanding of pathophysiologic concepts for more broad application to the clinical environment. The knowledge gained in this course provides the foundation for the management of primary care issues of individuals of all ages.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2022/05/22 - 2022/08/21
Sunday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Sarah Volkman
3
TBD

College of Health Sciences Online

CHSO 404 - Advanced Pathophysiology

This course is an organ system based advanced human pathophysiology course designed to teach the pathologic processes that underpin human diseases. Clinical case scenarios and discussions of common disease states across the lifespan are used to facilitate understanding of pathophysiologic concepts for more broad application to the clinical environment. The knowledge gained in this course provides the foundation for the management of primary care issues of individuals of all ages.<br /> 

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
02 2022/05/17 - 2022/08/16
Tuesday
5:00PM - 7:30PM
Ruth Chen
3
TBD
03 2022/05/18 - 2022/08/17
Wednesday
7:30AM - 10:00AM
Frances Sparti
3
TBD

Communications

COMM 250 - The Interactive Story

This course explores the interactivity and narrative strategies of digital media. Students examine a variety of traditional and online stories and how digital media can be a tool for expression and interactive audience engagement. Students learn basic media production and how to incorporate visual media into an online interactive story.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
LC 2022/06/16 - 2022/07/14
Thursday
6:30PM - 7:50PM
Kris Erickson
3
TBD

COMM 286 - Advertising Practice and Branding

This introductory course examines strategic and tactical uses of marketing communications and is a joint class COMM 286 offered with the Department of Communications. With the advent of new social media tools, more people are participating and engaging in conversation online. Students cover the fundamentals of the major marketing communication outlets available today. They conduct a situational analysis and develop creative and media management strategies as well as consider ways to assessment communication effectiveness.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD1 2022/07/07 - 2022/08/22
Monday, Thursday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Kristina Markos
4
TBD

COMM 320 - Media and the First Amendment

Examines the news media's First Amendment rights and responsibilities, addressing libel, privacy, fairness, and objectivity, as well as current media issues. Discusses the ethical and legal ramifications of communications in a democratic society.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD 2022/05/16 - 2022/06/27
Monday, Thursday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Rachel Gans-Boriskin
4
TBD

Computer Science

CS 112 - Introduction to Computer Science

Introduces computer science and programming using a high-level programming language (currently Python). Teaches program design in the context of contemporary practices both object oriented and procedural. Presents fundamental computer science topics through initiation and design of programs. Topics covered include: variables, if/else statements, while and for loops, functions, lists, strings, dictionaries, classes and objects. Requires significant projects.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
LC 2022/06/15 - 2022/07/13
Wednesday
6:00PM - 6:50PM
Denise Carroll
3
TBD

CS 112L - Introduction to Computer Science Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
LC 2022/06/16 - 2022/06/23
Thursday
5:00PM - 6:20PM
Denise Carroll
TBD
TBD

CS 227 - Computer Networks

Introduces the concepts, design, implementation, and management of computer networks. Covers data communication concepts, layered architectures, protocols, LANs, WANs, internetworking, the Internet, Intranets, network management, and network applications with an emphasis on TCP/IP.

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

CS 330 - Structure and Organization of Programming Language

Provides a comparison of computer languages and language paradigms(object-oriented, procedural, functional, event-driven) with respect to data structures, control structures, and implementation. Investigates these issues in several languages (currently JAVA, C&#43;&#43;, Perl, Ruby, and Scheme). Presents formal language specification including regular, context-free, and ambiguous languages.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD 2022/05/17 - 2022/08/16
Tuesday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
Denise Carroll
4
TBD

CS 370 - Internship

Provides valuable industry experience for Computer Science, Information Technology, and Web Design and Development majors. While not required, highly encouraged for any CS/IT/Web D&amp;D major. Credit hours are typically based on the number of work hours, determined by the instructor. Successful completion of work experiences as well as post internship presentation required for credit. Consent of the instructor required.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Denise Carroll
TBD
TBD
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