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 2024 Course Schedule

Last Updated: 07/21/2024 05:04AM

Chemistry

CHEM 112 - Principles of Organic Chemistry

Covers nature of the covalent bond, structure of organic compounds, and their reactions and reaction mechanisms. Introduces structure and biochemical functions of compounds important to life. Three hours of lecture and a three-hour laboratory per week. For concentrators in paramedical or science-related fields.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL01 2024/07/08 - 2024/08/21
Monday, Wednesday
9:00AM - 11:50AM
Jen Stallings
4
TBD

CHEM 112L - Principles of Organic Chemistry Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/07/11 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
5:00PM - 8:50PM
Jen Stallings
TBD
Main Campus

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
OL01 2024/05/17 - 2024/08/23
Friday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Cherie Ramirez
4
TBD

Children's Lit.

CHL 427 - Special Topics:

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
OL01 2024/05/16 - 2024/06/27
Thursday
4:30PM - 7:20PM
Katherine Magyarody
2
TBD

CHL 435B - Creators and Aesthetics

Provides a unique opportunity to examine the entire body of a writer's work. Develops critical skills through study of the developing, revised, and completed works on writer for children or young adults. Requires corollary readings of literary criticism. A book-by-book exploration of the writer's evolution, style, themes, ideology, and ultimately achievement with an eye to the connections between books and to the author's work as a whole. CHL courses are open ONLY to CHL (MA, MFA, MAMFA, MAMAT, MAMS) students; they are NOT open to UGs and they are not open to other GR students unless by consent.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL01 2024/05/15 - 2024/07/03
Wednesday
4:30PM - 7:20PM
Anita Silvey
2
TBD

CHL 436C - Metafiction & Self-Reflexivity

Over the past two decades, the postmodernist interest in fluid meaning-making, the possibility of multiple meanings within a single text, and a foregrounded interest in playfulness in literary creation has infused literature for children and young adults. The overt and intentional foregrounding of the text as a fiction asserts a vitality that excites creators and establishes new subject positions for readers. This course examines central aspects of metafiction in literature for children and young adults with particular attention to framing devices, polyphonic narrations, obtrusive narrators, parodic play, intertextuality, typographic experimentation, and a mingling of styles, genres, and modes of discourse.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL01 2024/05/14 - 2024/07/02
Tuesday
4:30PM - 7:20PM
Cathryn Mercier
2
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
01 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/13
Tuesday
5:00PM - 7:30PM
Sarah Volkman
3
TBD
02 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/14
Wednesday
8:00AM - 10:30AM
Ruth Chen
3
TBD
OL1 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/13
Tuesday
5:00PM - 7:30PM
Sarah Volkman
3
TBD

Connect

CNCT 201 - Pathways to Career and Leadership

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 TBD TBD
Ritamarie Hensley
1
TBD

Communications

COMM 121 - Visual Communication

Introduces the concepts of visual culture and visual literacy with an emphasis on how we perceive and analyze images. From the perspective of consumer and producer of images, the visual experience is deconstructed to illuminate meaning-making practices. Utilizes a variety of theoretical perspectives and approaches to two-dimensional images in print and on the screen.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/21
Wednesday
8:00PM - 9:20PM
Julia Barber
4
TBD

COMM 349 - Directed Study

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 TBD TBD
Kristina Markos
4
TBD
CD02 TBD TBD
Briana Martino
4
TBD

Computer Science

CS 110 - Foundations of Information Technology

Foundations of Information Technology is a broad introduction to issues and concepts that are fundamental in the IT field. These include aspects of system administration, user support, applications installation and management, hardware troubleshooting and ethical use of technology. This course emphasizes knowledge combined with practical, hands-on experience.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
BJ Stubbs
4
TBD

CS 245 - Computing Systems

This course takes a top-down, cohesive approach from operating systems to assembly architecture with a comprehensive perspective of current types of operating systems from PCs, laptops to mobile devices and beyond as well as their microarchitectures. Fundamental concepts include threads, dynamic memory allocation, protection, and I/O. Programming applications include both with C/C&#43;&#43; programming, Unix system programming, command-line Linux tools, and operating system kernel code.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
Bruce Tis
4
TBD

CS 321 - Web-Centric Programming

Provides knowledge of the current web technologies, including both client- and server-side technologies and AJAX and mash-ups. Offers indepth study of web architectures; web page creation using the standard HTML5, CSS and JavaScript with jQuery, AJAX and server-side Perl. Studies XML and design of XML schemas and XPath/XSLT. Web services are also examined, including SOA, UDDI, WSDL, SOAP.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/20
Tuesday
8:00PM - 9:50PM
Dastan Banae
4
TBD

CS 335 - Software Engineering

Students learn the principles of industry-quality software development through a series of team projects that require specific, efficient and maintainable code design and development. Team processes, critical thinking and problem solving skills will be emphasized.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 2024/05/13 - 2024/08/19
Monday
8:00PM - 9:50PM
Kristina Contino
4
TBD

CS 349 - Directed Study

Consent of instructor required. Directed study addresses coursework required for the major or degree not being offered formally that semester. Students work under the close supervision of a faculty member. Consent is required for a directed study, which does not count toward the independent learning requirement.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 TBD TBD
Amber Stubbs
4
TBD
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