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Courses

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: 11/24/2014 12:20PM

Public Health

PH 347 - Public Health Seminar

4 sem. hrs. Prereq: Consent of the instructor. Normally open only to senior public health majors. Addresses the history of public health, discusses the current fields of public health and offers the student the opportunity to explore and learn about employment and graduate opportunities through readings, video and film, guest speakers, field trips, presentations, and other activities. Scott. Leiter.

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
MCB
E209
Elizabeth A. Scott Open 9 No 4.00

Philosophy

PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy: the Big Questions

4 sem. hrs. Introduces the central questions and major thinkers of philosophy: Does God exist? What is real? Why be moral? What can we know? What matters? Staff.

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday

01:30PM-
02:50PM
MCB
C302
Diane Grossman Open 13 No 4.00

PHIL 131 - Biomedical Ethics

4 sem. hrs. Examines moral questions concerning rights and responsibilities in professional biomedical relationships. Includes issues such as truth-telling, informed consent, privacy, confidentiality, patient self-determination, reproductive technologies, euthanasia, eugenics, and broader questions of justice in health care. Staff.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
MCB
C120
Jo Trigilio Open 11 No 4.00

PHIL 152 - Philosopy Through Literature and Film

4 sem. hrs. Examines philosophical themes and issues found in major works of literature and film. Based on a realization that meaning and truth arise through reflection upon everyday lived reality, we explore how one lives, struggles, and creates meaning in one's search for identity, wholeness, and truth by examining works of literature and film through various lenses of critical analysis. Staff.

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01 09/09/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
MCB
E209
Wanda Torres Gregory Open 6 No 4.00
02 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
LEF
L004
Wanda Torres Gregory Open 4 No 4.00

PHIL 237 - Philosophy of Mind

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: One course in philosophy or psychology or consent of the instructor. Explores the nature of human consciousness and the self. Focuses on the views of contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and Asian religious thinkers; readings include classical authors such as Descartes as well as contemporary philosophers such as Daniel Dennett. Staff.

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01 09/09/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday

06:30PM-
09:20PM
MCB
E209
Robb Eason Open 5 No 4.00

PHIL 242 - Making of the Modern Mind

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: One course in philosophy or consent of the instructor. Considers the modern period in philosophy, which, beginning with Descartes and ending with Kant, reflects the radical changes occurring in society at that time resulting, in particular, from the scientific revolution. Analyzes some of those changes, focusing on the major philosophical views of the period. Examines issues of personal identity, knowledge, the existence of God, and the nature of the external world. Raymond.

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
MCB
W205
Diane Grossman Open 14 No 4.00

PHIL 350 - Independent Study

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the instructor. Staff.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
N/A N/A N/A Wanda Torres Gregory Open 19 Yes 4.00

PHIL 355 - Thesis

4 or 8 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Senior standing and consent of the instructor. Staff.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Diane Grossman Open 9 Yes 4.00

Physics

PHYS 103 - Great Discoveries in Science

4 sem. hrs. Focuses on breakthrough ideas concerning the universal laws of nature, the origin and composition of the universe, the nature of matter, and the origin and evolution of life. Encourages learning through inquiry and cooperative strategies to foster an appreciation of the processes, accomplishments, and limitations of science. Weekly laboratory. Designed for non-majors. Jordan.

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01 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:00AM-
10:50AM
SCB
S222
Michael P. Jordan Wcls 0 No 4.00

PHYS 103L - Great Disc. in Science Lab

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01 09/05/2014 -
12/05/2014
Friday

01:30PM-
04:20PM
SCB
S409
Michael P. Jordan Wcls 0 No 0.00

PHYS 110 - Intro Physics I

4 or 8 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Secondary school algebra. (PHYS 110 is prereq. to PHYS 111.) Teaches the fundamentals of physics for students with preparation in algebra and trigonometry. Topics drawn from mechanics, electricity and magnetism, heat, waves, sound, optics, and modern physics. Weekly three-hour laboratory and one-hour interactive problem-solving session. Barankov.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

Wednesday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
10:00AM-
10:50AM
SOMC
M301
SCB
S183
Gina M. Mustata Open 2 No 4.00

PHYS 110L - Intro. Physics Lab

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01 09/09/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday

12:30PM-
03:20PM
SCB
S409A
Gina M. Mustata Open 1 No 0.00
02 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

12:30PM-
03:20PM
SCB
S409A
Gina M. Mustata Wcls 0 No 0.00
03 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

12:30PM-
03:20PM
SCB
S409A
Gina M. Mustata Open 2 No 0.00

PHYS 112 - Funds of Physics I

4 or 8 sem. hrs. Prereq. MATH 120,PHYS 112 is prereq. to PHYS 113.) Prereq.: MATH 120 or with consent of the instructor. Concentrates on the subjects of mechanics, electricity, and magnetism and on the concepts of particle and field, motion, mass, force, energy, and momentum. Additional material drawn from kinetic theory, heat, and thermodynamics. First course in physics for science majors. Weekly three-hour laboratory and one-hour interactive problem-solving session. Kaplan.

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01 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:20PM
11:00AM-
11:50AM
SCB
S119
LEF
L316
Michael P. Jordan Open 15 No 4.00

PHYS 112L - Fund. Physics Lab

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

05:30PM-
08:20PM
SCB
S409A
Gregary Prince Wcls 0 No 0.00
03 09/05/2014 -
12/05/2014
Friday

02:00PM-
04:50PM
SCB
S409A
Gregary Prince Wcls 0 No 0.00

PHYS 201 - Wave Phenomena and Introductory Modern Physics

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: PHYS 112/113. Focuses on wave properties common to both optics and acoustics and then extends these topics to introduce key ideas in modern physics. Rounds out a general background in physics and is recommended, along with PHYS 112/113, for preparation for the MCAT exam. Kaplan.

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01 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

09:00AM-
09:50AM
SCB
S401
Michael P. Jordan Open 7 No 4.00

PHYS 331 - Thermodynamics and Kinetics

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: CHEM 226 and PHYS 113. See description under the Department of Chemistry.

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
MCB
C318
Andreea Panaitescu Open 26 No 4.00

PHYS 331L - Thermodynamics & Kinetics Lab

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01 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

02:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Andreea Panaitescu Open 9 No 0.00
02 09/05/2014 -
12/05/2014
Friday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Andreea Panaitescu Open 9 No 0.00
03 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

02:00PM-
05:50PM
SCB
S430
Andreea Panaitescu Open 8 No 0.00

PHYS 333 - Advanced Topics in Modern Physics

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
LEF
L005
Phillip J. White Open 1 No 4.00

PHYS 390 - Physics Seminar

No Credit. Required of all physics majors; other students are invited to attend.

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

Wednesday

06:00PM-
06:50PM
11:00AM-
11:50AM
SCB
S423
SCB
S423
Jennifer A. Roecklein-Canfield, Ph.D Open 16 No 0.00

Political Science

POLS 101 - Introduction to American Politics

4 sem. hrs. Introduces students to the fundamentals of American government and analyzes important and controversial political issues. Through lecture, discussion, and readings, examines: the Congress, the presidency, the courts, voting behavior, political participation, interest groups, political parties, social movements, civil rights, and civil liberties. A special focus will be on applying theories to current events in American politics. Paden, Doherty.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
MCB
E209
Catherine Paden Open 11 No 4.00

POLS 102 - Introduction to International Politics

4 sem. hrs. Introduces patterns of relations among states, both conflictual and cooperative. Examines relations between the superpowers and between the developed states and the Third World countries. Discusses current issues in international relations such as wars, terrorism, trade, international organizations, international law, human rights, migration and trafficking, North-South relations, globalization, and environmental concerns. Abuza.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
MCB
E209
Mariam Raqib Open 13 No 4.00

POLS 103 - The Nature of Politics

4 sem. hrs. Introduces political theory and its contributions to the study of politics by considering problems of citizenship in different regimes. Examines both classic texts of political philosophy (including Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Marx) and the writings and speeches of political actors (both real and in fiction and film). Staff.

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01 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:00AM-
10:50AM
MCB
E209
Lena Zuckerwise Open 14 No 4.00

POLS 212 - Politics Unplugged

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: POLS 101 or consent of the instructor. Prepares students for direct involvement in the political process with legislators or nongovernment organizations involved in policy formation. Provides an overview of the Massachusetts political system through classroom study, speakers, and site visits. Focuses on 'hands-on' skills: oral briefings, political research, and writing for policymakers. This course is required for participation in the Lee Family Foundation internship program. Doherty.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

02:00PM-
03:20PM
MCB
W205
Ms. Kristina R. Pechulis Open 10 No 4.00

POLS 218 - Parties and Elections

4 sem. hrs. Examines political parties and their relationship to political competition in the U.S. Considers the function of parties, alternative mechanisms of interest representation, and recent American electoral events. Paden, Doherty.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
MCB
E207
Catherine Paden Open 14 No 4.00

POLS 220 - International Organization and Law

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: POLS 102 or consent of instructor. Examines the problems and processes of international organizations. Analyzes the issues dealt with by international organizations and the reasons for their successes and failures. Focuses on the United Nations and its role in resolving international conflicts. Abuza.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
MCB
E207
Benjamin Cole Open 16 No 4.00

POLS 221 - Arab/Israeli Conflict

4 sem. hrs. Examines the political dimensions of the Arab- Israeli conflict. Analyzes the interests and objectives of all the major parties in the conflict, ranging from its impact on Israeli society and the Palestinians to the concerns of other regional and global actors. Beattie.

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
MCB
E305
Kirk J. Beattie Open 19 No 4.00

POLS 223 - Human Rights: the Basic Dilemmas

4 sem. hrs. Examines the basic dilemmas surrounding the issue of human rights in international affairs since 1945. After an overview of the emergence of the 'human rights regime,' we will explore debates over the universality of human rights and over the proper way to define them (as civil, economic and social, and/or cultural). Case studies of human rights violations will highlight key policy choices that confront activists, citizens, and policymakers alike. Staff.

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday

01:30PM-
02:50PM
MCB
E207
Lena Zuckerwise Open 11 No 4.00

POLS 247 - Politics of Religious Fundamentalism

4 sem. hrs. Analyzes the politicization of the world's major religions over the last four decades, including the appearance of religious extremists. Discusses where and why this phenomenon has occurred and the impact of an increasing politicization of religion on domestic and international politics. Beattie.

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday

01:30PM-
02:50PM
PCB
P208
Kirk J. Beattie Open 21 No 4.00

POLS 248 - Terrorism

4 sem. hrs. Compares national liberation and terrorist groups from around the world in order to understand the modus operandi, goals, and tactics of terrorist organizations. Examines the differences between national liberation groups and terrorist cells as well as the evolution of terrorism from Marxist inspired groups to religious extremism. Abuza.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

02:00PM-
03:20PM
PCB
P208
Mariam Raqib Open 16 No 4.00

POLS 350 - Independent Study

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the department. Open to students in political science wishing to do advanced work with a member of the department. Staff.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A

N/A
N/A
TBA Open 25 Yes 4.00
02 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Catherine Paden Wcls 0 Yes 4.00
03 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Benjamin Cole Wcls 0 Yes 4.00

POLS 370 - Internship

8 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the department. Doherty, Cole.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Catherine Paden Open 25 Yes 8.00

POLS 380 - Fieldwork

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the department. Doherty, Staff.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Catherine Paden Open 25 Yes 4.00

POLS 390 - Senior Seminar

4 sem. hrs. Offers an intensive study of a specific topic in political science. Required of all senior political Department of Political Science and international relations science majors. Staff.

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
MCB
E207
Benjamin Cole Open 12 No 4.00

Psychology

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychological Science

4 sem. hrs. 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. Turner, Feldman, Dukes.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

02:00PM-
03:20PM
SCB
S119
Amanda Natalie Carey Wcls 0 No 4.00
02 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

09:00AM-
09:50AM
SCB
S119
Geoffrey Turner Wcls 0 No 4.00
03 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

05:00PM-
06:20PM
SCB
S119
Rachel L. Galli Open 2 No 4.00

PSYC 201 - Biological Psychology

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: PSYC 101. Considers some of the ways behavior and experience are related to biological processes. Classroom and laboratory topics include brain structure and function, drugs and addiction, brain damage, sleep and consciousness, stress, memory and amnesia, and mental illness. Includes lectures and laboratory sessions. Galli, Staff.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
SCB
S251B
Amanda Natalie Carey Wcls 0 No 4.00

PSYC 201L - Biological Psyc Lab

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

11:00AM-
12:50PM
SCB
S144
Amanda Natalie Carey Wcls 0 No 0.00
02 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

02:00PM-
03:50PM
SCB
S144
Amanda Natalie Carey Wcls 0 No 0.00

PSYC 203 - Research Methods in Psychology

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: PSYC 101 and MATH 118. Uses lectures and laboratories to introduce the methods and statistics used in the study of psychology, including case study, survey, observation, and experimentation. Gives special attention to critical-thinking skills and the design and evaluation of scientific research. Reeder, Dukes, Staff.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
MCB
C106
Kristin Dukes Open 14 No 4.00

PSYC 203L - Research Methods in Psychology Lab

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01 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
LEF
L003
Kristin Dukes Open 5 No 0.00
02 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

01:30PM-
02:50PM
SCB
S150
Kristin Dukes Open 9 No 0.00

PSYC 230 - Theories of Personality

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: PSYC 101. Surveys various theoretical approaches to the study of personality development and dynamics, including trait, biological, psychoanalytic, behaviorist, and phenomenological theories. Considers selected empirical work and assessment techniques. Feldman.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
LEF
L005
Gregory Feldman Open 2 No 4.00

PSYC 231 - Abnormal Psychology

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: PSYC 101. 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. Feldman, Martin, Staff.

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday

01:30PM-
02:50PM
LEF
L008
Sarah Martin Open 2 No 4.00

PSYC 232 - Health Psychology

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: PSYC 101. Explores the biological, psychological, and social factors related to health and illness. Includes discussion of the biological factors involved in prevention and treatment; the role of personal factors such as lifestyle choices, stress, addictions, and coping mechanisms; and social factors related to compliance and health care delivery. Staff.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
MCB
E209
Alyssa Azotea Wcls 0 No 4.00
02 09/09/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
SCB
S183
Alyssa Azotea Wcls 0 No 4.00

PSYC 235 - Developmental Psychology

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: PSYC 101. Considers the theoretical approaches and methodological issues involved in understanding normative development from conception to adolescence. Examines the origins and progression of biological, perceptual, cognitive, social, and emotional systems, as well as the complex interactions among them, via lecture, discussion, demonstration, and observation. Childrearing and education implications are discussed. Turner, Martin, Birchander.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
LEF
L008
Ellen Birchander Wcls 0 No 4.00
02 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
SCB
S119
Mary P. Chartrand Open 1 No 4.00
03 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
LEF
L005
Geoffrey Turner Open 5 No 4.00
04 09/09/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday

06:30PM-
09:20PM
SCB
S251B
Elizabeth Goetter Open 2 No 4.00

PSYC 236 - Psychology of Adolescence

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: PSYC 101. Provides a systematic analysis of adolescent and young adult development, focusing on gender and cultural issues as well as major theories of psychological and social development. Turner, Birchander.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
LEF
L008
Ellen Birchander Wcls 0 No 4.00

PSYC 237N - Life Span Development

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: PSYC 101, nursing major, and have not 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. Staff.

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02 09/09/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday

06:30PM-
09:20PM
LEF
L007
Ms. Christine B. Sieberg Open 8 No 4.00

PSYC 243 - Cognitive Psychology

(Previously Memory, Thought, and Language) 4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: PSYC 101. Examines central aspects of cognition, such as perceiving, remembering, forgetting, problem solving, decision-making, and communicating from the perspective of psychological theory, experimental findings, and everyday experience. Reeder.

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01 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:00AM-
10:50AM
LEF
L316
Geoffrey Turner Wcls 0 No 4.00

PSYC 248 - Social Psychology

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: PSYC 101. Examines behavior as it is influenced by other people and social situations. Studies social influence, person perception, interaction, attitude change, and group dynamics. Dukes.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

02:00PM-
03:20PM
SOMC
M223
Kristin Dukes Open 2 No 4.00

PSYC 301 - Research in Biopsychology

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: PSYC 201, PSYC 203, and consent of the instructor. Provides opportunity for participation as a member of a research team in all phases of a laboratory study. Includes seminar discussion of current evidence regarding selected topics, design of an experiment, collection and analysis of data, and preparation of a report for publication. Includes lectures and laboratory sessions. Galli.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
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S222
Rachel L. Galli Open 2 Yes 4.00

PSYC 301L - Research in Biopsychology Lab

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01 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
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S222
Rachel L. Galli Open 2 Yes 0.00

PSYC 304 - Research in Personality

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: PSYC 203, PSYC 230, and consent of the instructor. Surveys the methods psychologists use to investigate personality. Topics include how theories of personality guide hypothesis development, research ethics and design, data collection and analysis, and the presentation of research findings. Students will gain direct experience in conducting a research project in personality psychology. Includes a laboratory component. Feldman.

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01 09/09/2014 -
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S150
Gregory Feldman Open 4 Yes 4.00

PSYC 304L - Research in Personality Lab

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
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S150
Gregory Feldman Open 4 Yes 0.00

PSYC 336 - Childhood Psychopathology

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: PSYC 235 or PSYC 236 and consent of the instructor. Considers issues related to psychopathology in children and adolescents and the causes of such disorders. Discusses theories, research, and therapies related to these conditions. Includes lectures, discussion, and research projects. Martin.

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E207
Sarah Martin Wcls 0 Yes 4.00

PSYC 345 - History & Systems of Psychology

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: PSYC 101 and consent of the instructor. Normally open only to seniors. A capstone seminar that addresses the intellectual background of topics across the psychology curriculum. Students read and discuss historically significant primary sources and explore the basis for the modern theories and findings addressed in other courses. Reeder.

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L004
John Reeder Open 3 Yes 4.00

PSYC 350 - Independent Study

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: PSYC 101 and consent of the instructor. Staff.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Kristin Dukes Open 20 Yes 4.00
02 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Gregory Feldman Wcls 0 Yes 4.00
03 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Kristin Dukes Wcls 0 Yes 4.00
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N/A N/A N/A Amanda Natalie Carey Open 18 Yes 4.00
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N/A N/A N/A Sarah Martin Open 19 Yes 4.00
06 09/04/2014 -
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N/A N/A N/A Rachel L. Galli Open 19 Yes 4.00

PSYC 380 - Fieldwork in a Psychological Setting

4-8 sem. hrs. Prereq.: PSYC 101, senior standing, and consent of the instructor. Provides staff-supervised experience to seniors in a variety of service and research settings. Involves exposure to activities such as counseling, psychological testing, special education, human resources, interviewing, psychotherapy, and laboratory research. Typically eight semester hours. Martin.

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01 09/05/2014 -
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M201
Sarah Martin Open 7 Yes 4.00

Physical Therapy

PT 600 - Professional Seminar

Professionalism is the basis of a healthcare provider's contract with society. Each semester, approximately one hour per week is devoted to a required professional seminar. Topics vary and encompass broad issues related to becoming a physical therapist (0 credits)

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02 09/09/2014 -
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S119
James Sprague Huddleston
Elizabeth D. Schulte
Alia Grace Sullivan
Open 7 No 1.00
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12/08/2014
Monday

10:00AM-
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MCB
C101
James Sprague Huddleston
Elizabeth D. Schulte
Alia Grace Sullivan
Wcls 0 No 1.00

PT 610 - Research Methods

This course focuses on preparing students to critically analyze research literature. Emphasis is placed on critically reading and interpreting published research in terms of applicability to the practice of health care professionals. Taught using discussions and lecture, this course provides a foundation for subsequent participation in research and evidence-based practice. (3 credits)

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01 09/10/2014 -
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S119
Amitabh Dashottar Open 7 No 3.00

PT 625 - Fund Movement Science

This course provides students with the basis for understanding normal human movement. Emphasis is on biomechanics, joint structure, muscle physiology, muscle activity, exercise physiology and neurophysiology. Students explore the interaction between the systems that produce normal human movement and begin to consider how movement is affected by pathological conditions.(3 credits)

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12/03/2014
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C311
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C311
Joanne Rivard(Malerba) Open 7 No 3.00

PT 630 - Fund Concepts/Skills in Pt

Students learn and apply concepts and skills that are basic to the practice of physical therapy. Students learn how patients and clients move within their environments, and practice teaching and assisting them with the applicable skills. The semester includes lecture, laboratory, and discussion. There is an emphasis on developing professional behaviors and communication skills as well as hands-on skills. (3 credits)

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L316
SOMC
M301
Joanne Rivard(Malerba) Open 7 No 3.00

PT 631 - Framewrks for PT Pract: Cardio & Pulm.

Students learn and apply anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathology as they explore the issues of disease risk and prevention, as well as medical, surgical, pharmacological, psychological and physical therapies, in the management of individuals with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. The semester includes tutorials, lecture, laboratory, and integrated clinical experiences. The core foundations for practice are blended into each tutorial case. Issues related to the care of patients of all ages are explored and discussed. Emphasis is on history-taking, system review, physical therapy examination, diagnosis, prognosis, evaluation, and development of a physical therapy plan of care. Students also practice clinical decision-making, professional communication, and documentation. (5 credits)

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George Coggeshall
James Sprague Huddleston
Joan A. Drevins
Patricia Mechan
Alia Grace Sullivan
Open 7 No 5.00

PT 674 - Clincal Education Experience I

Students apply knowledge and skills in patient/client management in a health care setting and learn to address the physical therapy needs of actual patients and clients under the supervision of a physical therapist. The experience requires students to be in the clinical setting for approximately 40 hours per week for 15 weeks. (5 credits)

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Requires
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01 08/25/2014 -
12/05/2014
N/A N/A N/A Elizabeth D. Schulte
Alia Grace Sullivan
Wcls 0 No 5.00

PT 736 - Framewrks for PT: Musculosketetal 3

This course is designed to advance the hands on skills and clinical decision making strategies utilized in the evaluation and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal diagnoses. The course format will allow students to integrate and apply previous knowledge and skills to new contexts. The history, evidence, clinical decision making strategies and efficacy of manual therapy including thrust manipulation in contemporary physical therapy practice will lay the framework for the study of more advanced topics including the management of individuals with temporomandibular joint dysfunction, upper cervical spine and head ached related conditions, thoracic outlet syndrome, adolescent scoliosis, women's health related issues, and amputations. The semester includes lecture and laboratory, and will utilize concurrent integrated clinical experiences as applicable. (4 credits)

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
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LEF
L305
LEF
L305
W. Justin Jones Wcls 0 No 4.00

PT 738 - Frameworks for Pt: Complex Conditions

This course integrates learning from all previous courses that addressed frameworks for physical therapy practice. A case discussion/presentation approach is used to enhance skills in differential diagnosis and clinical decision-making for patients of all ages with complicated and multi-system problems. (3 credits)

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
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09:00AM-
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C311
Alia Grace Sullivan Wcls 0 No 3.00

PT 750 - Health Promotion, Wellness and Advocacy With Service Learning

This course addresses the social determinants of health and the major health issues facing western society. The focus is on epidemiology, prevention, and interventional strategies. Students examine the behavioral issues related to reducing the incidence of these conditions, and managing them when they are present, including learning, motivation, and behavior change strategies. Students use the literature to select strategies to address prevalent health problems at the individual, school/workplace, and community levels. As part of this course, students participate in a service-learning project organized through the Scott-Ross Center at Simmons, or have participated in the international service learning in Nicaragua or Bolivia. Only students who have completed PT 755 or SHS 526 may enroll in Section 2. (variable credits: 3 or 2-see PT 755 or SHS 526)

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

01:00PM-
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LEF
L316
James Sprague Huddleston Wcls 0 No 3.00

PT 760 - Research Sem.: System. Review

This is a seminar course on evidence-based health care that includes lecture, discussion, mentored small group activities, and peer presentations as the projects progress. Students working in small groups develop a health care case and researchable question, perform a systematic search, critically appraise each research study, synthesize the findings, evaluate the strength of the evidence, and apply the evidence to physical therapy practice. The course culminates in a formal presentation. Students who took PT 650 and PT 651 should register for PT 762, not PT 760. (3 credits)

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01 09/05/2014 -
12/05/2014
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09:00AM-
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SOMC
M301
Justin Beebe
Amitabh Dashottar
Open 4 No 3.00

PT 762 - Research Seminar

This course is a continuation of PT 650 and 651. Students continue with the projects begun in the previous spring semester as designated by the faculty advisor. The course culminates in a formal presentation. (3 credits)

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
N/A N/A N/A Justin Beebe
Amitabh Dashottar
Open 5 Yes 3.00

PT 776 - Clinical Education Exper. 3

Students apply knowledge and skills in patient/client management in a health care setting, and learn to address the physical therapy needs of actual patients and clients under the supervision of a physical therapist. The experience requires students to be in the clinical setting for approximately 40 hours per week for 15 weeks. (5 credits)

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