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

Public Health

PH 101 - Introduction to Public Health

This course provides students with the key concepts underlying public health as a system and social endeavor. It will explore pressing public health challenges, including communicable diseases, environmental health, social inequalities in health, health care, public responses to emergencies, and reduction of unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, drinking, and violence.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 2024/05/13 - 2024/08/19
Monday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Tiffany Crank
4
TBD
OL01 2024/05/13 - 2024/07/03
Monday, Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
David Tybor
4
TBD

PH 345 - Health Systems & Policy

Analyzes the evolution of the U.S. health system and compares it with health systems of other selected countries. Examines health systems as social institutions, developing a broad, contextual understanding of health system development and change across a range of cultural, political and economic environments. Investigates the impact of social institutions on the structure of health systems, on policy choices, and on the provision and receipt of care.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/20
Tuesday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Anu Puri
4
TBD

PH 350 - Independent Study

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 TBD TBD
Valerie Leiter
4
TBD

PH 370 - Internship

Consent of instructor required. Provides a supervised professional experience off campus. Potential sites include clinical settings, community health centers, government agencies, hopsitals, laboratories, and nonprofit organizations. Includes a weekly seminar. Placement is the students' responsibility, with the support of the Career Education Center and the approval of the department. Arrangements should be made with the student's advisor by the end of the junior year.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Valerie Leiter
4
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Valerie Leiter
4
TBD
CD01 TBD TBD
Valerie Leiter
8
TBD

Political Science

POLS 102 - Introduction to International Politics

This course introduces students to major topics in international relations: power politics, IR theories of the origins of conflict, war, and cooperation, international trade and markets, international organizations and law, North-South relations, global environmental problems, the commons, globalization, and terrorism. The course will cover contemporary issues in interstate relations.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL01 2024/05/15 - 2024/07/03
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Gregory Williams
4
TBD

Psychology

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychological Science

Surveys contemporary approaches to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Covers topics from neurons to neuroses, including perception, memory, social interaction, personality, and mental disorders.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL01 2024/05/14 - 2024/07/02
Tuesday, Thursday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Geoff Turner
4
TBD

PSYC 231 - Psychopathology and Mental Health

Explores the nature and dynamics of psychological disorders including anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, mood disorders, and addiction. Emphasizes the issue of individual psychological growth and the interrelationship of normal and abnormal phenomena.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Gregory Feldman
4
TBD
OL01 2024/05/13 - 2024/07/03
Monday, Wednesday
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Sarah Martin
4
TBD

PSYC 237N - Life Span Development

Nursing major required, and students cannot have taken PSYC-235. Explores the development of the individual from birth to death using psychological theory and research. Stresses the interaction of social, cognitive, and biological factors in human development; the interaction between the person and the environment; and the transitions across the lifespan.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL01 2024/05/14 - 2024/07/02
Tuesday, Thursday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Elaine Augustine
4
TBD

PSYC 243 - Cognitive Psychology

(Previously Memory, Thought, and Language) Examines the mental processes that underlie perception, attention, memory, language, and reasoning from the perspective of psychological theory, experimental findings, and everyday experience.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL01 2024/05/14 - 2024/07/02
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Geoff Turner
4
TBD

PSYC 350 - Independent Study

Consent of instructor required.

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