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Below you will find the current coures offerings listed by semeseter and then alphabetically by department. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at registrar@simmons.edu or 617-521-2111.

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Fall 2014 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 09/02/2014 02:22AM

Arts Administration

AADM 143 - State of the Arts

4 sem. hrs. Studies cultural organizations, their functions, and their role in a changing society. Instruction emphasizes 'backstage' and 'firsthand' exposure to visual and performing arts organizations through site visits, guest lecturers, readings, and discussion. Topics include the multicultural arena, public art, and the management of visual and performing arts institutions. Moore.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday

01:30PM-
02:50PM
MCB
C416
Heather Hole Open 1 No 4.00

Art

ART 100 - Objects & Ideas: a Museum History of Art

4 sem. hrs. Introduces the history of art based on the worldclass museum collections in the Boston area. Includes slide lectures and weekly field trips to Boston-area museums and galleries, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Harvard Art Museums, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Gardner Museum, and others. Counts towards the art minor. Lynch.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

03:30PM-
04:50PM
MCB
C106
Bridget Lynch Open 2 No 4.00

ART 111 - Introduction to Studio Art - Drawing

4 sem. hrs. Introduces basic pictorial concepts and techniques while investigating or interpreting sources such as portraits, landscapes, still life, and interior and architectural space. Uses slides, critique, and homework assignments to expand on skills developed in class and provide insight into the cultural and historical context in which stylistic development takes place. Requires no previous studio experience. Kiely, Lynch.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/09/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday

02:00PM-
05:20PM
MCB
C412
Colleen M. Kiely Open 1 No 4.00
02 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

09:30AM-
12:50PM
MCB
C412
Bridget Lynch Clsd 0 No 4.00

ART 112 - Introduction to Studio Art - Color

4 sem. hrs. Investigates the role of color in perception and in pictorial structure through studio work in painting and mixed media. Uses slides to depict works of art from different periods and cultures and considers the relation between the cultural and historical situation of the artistic and stylistic development. Requires no previous experience,although ART 111 is strongly encouraged.Kiely,Lynch.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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01 09/09/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday

09:30AM-
12:50PM
MCB
C403
Colleen M. Kiely Open 2 No 4.00

ART 138 - The Poetry of Photography

4 sem. hrs. Like a poem, the art photograph often uses metaphor, allusion, rhythm, and profound attention to detail. In this course, students will learn to create artful photographs, and acquire the skills and craft of using a 35mm camera, developing black and white film, and making prints in the darkroom. Bresler, Sills.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/09/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday

02:00PM-
04:50PM
MCB
C415
Jaclyn R. Kain Open 7 No 4.00
02 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

06:30PM-
09:20PM
MCB
C415
Jaclyn R. Kain Open 7 No 4.00

ART 138L - Photography Lab

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

06:30PM-
09:20PM
LEF
L310
Edith Bresler Open 4 No 0.00
02 09/09/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday

06:30PM-
09:20PM
LEF
L310
Edith Bresler Open 3 No 0.00
03 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
LEF
L310
Edith Bresler Open 2 No 0.00
04 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

06:30PM-
09:20PM
LEF
L310
Edith Bresler Open 6 No 0.00
05 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
LEF
L310
Edith Bresler Open 6 No 0.00

ART 139 - Intro to Photography & the Digital Lab

4 sem. hrs. Teaches the art and craft of contemporary color photography with emphasis on using the medium as a means of personal expression. Hands-on demonstrations demystify how manual and digital cameras work, Students learn effective Photoshop and Camera Raw techniques to produce color prints with impact. Bresler.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

06:30PM-
09:20PM
LEF
L003
Edith Bresler Open 6 No 4.00
02 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

12:30PM-
03:20PM
LEF
L003
Edith Bresler Open 10 No 4.00

ART 139L - Intro to Photo- Digital Lab

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

12:30PM-
03:20PM
LEF
L003
Edith Bresler Open 3 No 0.00
02 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
LEF
L003
Edith Bresler Open 3 No 0.00
03 09/09/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
LEF
L003
Edith Bresler Open 3 No 0.00
04 09/09/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday

06:30PM-
09:20PM
LEF
L003
Edith Bresler Open 3 No 0.00
05 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
LEF
L003
Edith Bresler Open 1 No 0.00
06 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
LEF
L003
Edith Bresler Open 5 No 0.00
07 09/05/2014 -
12/05/2014
Friday

12:30PM-
03:20PM
LEF
L003
Edith Bresler Open 4 No 0.00

ART 141 - Intro to Art Hist: Egypt to Mannerism

4 sem. hrs. Explores the idea of art as a visual language, why people make art, what purpose art serves, and how art reflects values and ideas. Discusses painting, sculpture, and architecture ranging from the Egyptian pyramids to Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling. Students develop their ability to recognize and analyze art from a wide range of cultures, and to understand the variety of contexts in which art was made. They study firsthand and write about the collections at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Gardner Museum. Hanni.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
MCB
C416
Margaret A. Hanni Open 4 No 4.00

ART 154 - Contemporary Art

4 sem. hrs. Examines art from 1945 to the present with emphasis on the changing nature of the art object, role of the artist, and audience for art in the second half of the 20th century. Emphasizes primarily, but not exclusively, American art with attention to emerging awareness of feminism, multiculturalism, and postmodern critical influences. Hopkins.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

12:30PM-
03:20PM
MCB
C106
Randi Hopkins Open 3 No 4.00

ART 205 - Thinking Through Art

Examines the Visual Thinking Strategies teaching method, in which open-ended group discussions of visual art help learners of all ages to develop critical thinking skills. Students will explore the theory and research underpinnings, practice facilitating discussion, study assessment strategies and consider applications of VTS in both classrooms and art museums. Guest speakers and visits to the Gardner Museum and Museum of Fine Arts are included in the work for this course. No experience in art or art history is necessary. Grohe. 4 sem. hrs.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
C416
Michelle Grohe Open 7 No 4.00

ART 213 - Painting I: Observation & Expression

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Students are strongly encouraged to have taken ART 111, 112, or 183. Students are introduced to a wide range of basic approaches to painting, emphasizing the development of perceptual, organizational, and critical abilities. Studio projects will utilize traditional and non-traditional methods and will work from observational sources (still life, figure) and with abstraction. Emphasizes color as it relates to both individual expressive concerns and pictorial structure. Stresses technical and conceptual understudying of painting practices. Kiely, Lynch.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

03:00PM-
06:20PM
MCB
C412
Colleen M. Kiely Open 5 No 4.00

ART 249 - History of Photography

4 sem. hrs. Surveys the history of photography, covering major developments from the 1830s to the present. Studies the medium in a broad cultural framework, with concentration on images and ideas and the cross-influence between photography and painting. Covers developments in art photography, documentary, and photojournalism. Hanni, Staff.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

12:30PM-
03:20PM
MCB
C106
Margaret A. Hanni Open 4 No 4.00

ART 256 - Approches in Contemporary Photography

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: ART/COMM 138 or 139. Expands explorations in color and/or black and white photography through self-designed photographic projects. Refines visual and technical skills. Includes two or three long-term projects, critiques, discussion of the work of art photographers,visits to exhibitions, and technical exercises. Bresler, Sills.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
10 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

09:30AM-
12:20PM
MCB
C415
Edith Bresler Open 9 No 4.00

ART 349 - Directed Study

4 sem. hrs. 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. Staff.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 4 Yes 4.00

ART 350 - Independent Study

4 sem. hrs. Staff.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Bridget Lynch Open 5 Yes 4.00
02 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
N/A N/A N/A Edith Bresler Open 1 Yes 4.00
03 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
N/A

N/A
N/A
Helen Anna Popinchalk Open 1 Yes 4.00

ART 370 - Internship

4 or 8 sem. hrs. Offers students 'hands-on' experience in an arts organization such as a gallery, museum, music program, concert hall, or arts nonprofit. Internship sites are selected in consultation with advisor based on interest and learning goals. Staff.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 6 Yes 4.00

Africana Studies

AST 102 - Social and Psychological Development Of African Americans

4 sem. hrs. Focuses on current theory and research pertaining to the psychological development of black children, adolescents, and adults. Topics include educational achievement, sex role differences, and the development of gender and ethnic identities. Also examines traditional African American institutions, particularly family and the church. Ward.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
MCB
C308
Ms. Janie V. Ward Open 18 No 4.00

AST 232 - Race, Gender & Health

4 sem. hrs. Examines the unique perspective of health care from the cultural lens appropriate to women of color. Historical, social, environmental, and political factors that contribute to racial and gender disparities in health care are analyzed. Students will develop cultural competency tools for more effective health care delivery. Thomas.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
LEF
L005
Dawna Thomas Open 17 No 4.00

AST 388 - Black Popular Culture & Education Of Black Youth

4 sem. hrs. Students explore black popular culture produced and consumed by Black youth, examining how these works draw on African American historical, cultural, and linguistic practices. Can Black popular culture be resistant, subversive, and contribute to social change? Can these works critically inform the education of Black youth? Course materials draws on scholarship from the fields of education, sociology, African American studies, media studies, and linguistics. Perry.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
MCB
C302
Theresa Perry Open 15 No 4.00

AST 588 - Black Popular Culture & Education Of Black Youth

Students explore black popular culture produced and consumed by Black youth, examining how these works draw on African American historical, cultural and linguistic practices. Can Black popular culture be resistant, subversive and contribute to social change? Can these works critically inform the education of Black youth? Course materials draws on scholarship from the fields of education, sociology, African American studies, media studies and linguistics. Perry.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
MCB
C302
Theresa Perry Open 16 No 4.00
Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 09/02/2014 02:22AM

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