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: 10/04/2022 11:04PM

Mathematics

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
CD 2022/05/16 - 2022/08/22
Monday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Roberta Osborne
4
TBD

Public Health Online

MHEO 410 - Health Equity and Social Justics

This course defines and examines the history of the foundational concepts of health equity, social justice, and human rights. Students explore key cases of inequity and injustice occurring locally, nationally, and globally and apply a public health analytical lens to these challenges. This course also provides an overview and professional orientation to public health, its history, core concepts, functions and activities, professional ethics, and how it relates to and differentiates from other health professions.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/07/13 - 2022/09/21
Wednesday
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Leigh Haynes
3
TBD

MHEO 415 - Epidemiology

This course introduces students to the principles and core concepts of epidemiology (the study of determinants and distribution of diseases in a population). Students will learn conceptual and practical issues in designing and analyzing data from epidemiologic studies. Students learn foundational concepts, including chains of transmission, disease outbreak investigation, study designs, prevalence and incidence rates, risk ratios, bias and confounding, and screening models and considerations. Students learn to critically evaluate scientific studies and gain skills in effectively presenting research findings.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/07/11 - 2022/09/19
Monday
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Laura Dodge
3
TBD

MHEO 435 - Community-Based Research for Health Equity

This course introduces students to qualitative and mixed methods research design used in public health and health equity. Students learn survey design, needs assessment, monitoring and evaluation, and impact evaluation. Students are also prepared with methods in community-based participatory research and action research targeting social change. Research ethics are a core consideration, covering human subjects protections and ethical issues arising in partnered research. Students study effective techniques for engaging stakeholders across the research process.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/07/13 - 2022/09/21
Wednesday
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Salimah El-Amin
3
TBD

MHEO 440 - Health Policy Analysis and Change

This course prepares students to analyze health systems and policies. Students study the history and foundations of the U.S. health system and engage in international comparative analyses through a lens of access, efficiency, and quality. Students learn core concepts of health care financing and insurance and examine coverage gaps. Students also examine law and policy processes and study how health is impacted by policies within and outside of traditional health domains, including education, transportation, housing, welfare, and labor and consider opportunities and policy frameworks amenable to change.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/07/11 - 2022/09/19
Monday
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Qiana Amos
3
TBD

MHEO 445 - Public Health Leadership & Mgmt

In this course, students assess and evolve their own leadership style, strengths, and potential. Students develop a skill set for managing and building effective teams for public health programming. Students also learn management skills for project, program, and organizational development, including strategic planning, budgeting, grant writing and donor education, quality assurance, and communication.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/07/11 - 2022/09/19
Monday
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Kendra Smith
3
TBD

MHEO 450 - Environmental Health & Justice

This course examines the interdependency and interrelationships humans have with the natural and built environment, focusing on population health consequences. Students examine pressing environmental health challenges, including climate change, population growth, water and air pollution, food quality and scarcity, toxins, occupational hazards, and waste production. Students study how poverty and inequality exacerbate such concerns, examining environmental racism, gentrification, natural resource extraction, toxic dumping, and other challenges. Environmental justice serves as a guiding framework as students analyze the impact and potential of policy frameworks.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/07/12 - 2022/09/20
Tuesday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Marcelo Korc
3
TBD

MHEO 473 - Public Health Project Plan I

This introductory course provides students with the foundations to begin planning the Health Equity Change Project, encompassing the applied practicum and integrative learning experience. During this course, students start the process of seeking a practicum placement, practicing important career preparatory skills such as professional résumé and cover letter development, professional networking, and interviewing skills. Students select guiding public health competencies and develop associated practicum goals and objectives aligned with the mission and vision of the placement organization of their choice.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/07/14 - 2022/09/22
Thursday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Meenakshi Verma-Agrawal
1
TBD

MHEO 475 - Health Equity Change Project I

This course serves as the first in a two-course sequence that incorporates the integrative learning and practice experience for the MPH degree. Through an applied practicum experience across two terms, students gain skills in designing, implementing, and evaluating a project to address a health inequity. In this course, students define and assess a health equity challenge, typically within their local context, in consultation with their practicum supervisor and community and organizational partners. This work culminates in a written project proposal, including an implementation and evaluation plan.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/07/12 - 2022/09/20
Tuesday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Meenakshi Verma-Agrawal
2
TBD

MHEO 485 - GIS and Spatial Analysis

The growing availability of geographic information systems (GIS) software and geographically referenced data provides a great opportunity to visualize complex public health issues within our communities. Maps are a powerful tool for hypothesis generation with the ability to see the data offering new perspectives in understanding variables of interest in a neighborhood context. There is a growing interest in public health for mapping, spatial analysis and spatial modeling within and/or across disciplines. This course introduces students to ESRI ArcGIS software and fundamentals of cartography (map making) using public health data to explore health equity indicators.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/07/11 - 2022/09/19
Monday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Ellie Masoomkhah
3
TBD

MHEO 488 - Health Law & Human Rights

This course builds a foundation of health and human rights law on which students may develop analyses and responses to health inequities and social injustices, thus developing their health equity practice. The course examines US law across the three branches of government and the governments constitutional powers, duties, and limitations for intervention in issues of public health. The course then explores international law, emphasizing the international system of human rights and the interplay between human rights and systems of global governance. Throughout the course students will apply legal frameworks to past and contemporary social injustices, especially focusing on racial inequities, to build practical skills for advocacy and engagement with these systems.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/07/11 - 2022/09/19
Monday
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Leigh Haynes
3
TBD
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