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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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Spring 2015 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 11/26/2014 01:21AM

Arts Administration

AADM 236M - Arts Administration Institute in NYC

Students wishing to register for Art 236 should contact Professor Hole at heather.hole@simmons.edu to apply. 4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of instructor. Offers firsthand experience of the rich cultural landscape of New York City in a four-week on-site experiential program during the month of June that focuses on the following questions: What new relationships are emerging between art markets, philanthropy, public funding, and nonprofit arts organizations? What is the nature of 'the public trust' in the art world of the 21st century? How do arts organizations balance tradition and change in a multicultural and global environment? What roles do arts administrators play in linking the arts to their audiences? Combines readings, research activities, guest speakers, and visits to events and programs. Hole

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 01/20/2015 -
05/01/2015
N/A N/A N/A Heather Hole Open 9 Yes 4.00

AADM 390 - Seminar: Arts in the Community

8 sem. hrs. Prereq.: AADM 143 or consent. Provides an integrated seminar and internship experience for students in arts administration. Combines academic and experiential learning in a professional context. Includes internships in museums, galleries, or concert halls; theater companies; or other institutions involved in the arts. Reading and writing assignments explore issues related to nonprofit arts management. Staff.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 01/26/2015 -
04/27/2015
Monday

12:30PM-
03:20PM
N/A
Heather Hole Open 12 No 8.00

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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Consent
Credits
01 01/20/2015 -
04/30/2015
Tuesday, Thursday

03:30PM-
04:50PM
N/A
Bridget Lynch Open 7 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.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 01/20/2015 -
04/28/2015
Tuesday

02:00PM-
05:20PM
N/A
Colleen M. Kiely Open 1 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
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Consent
Credits
01 01/26/2015 -
04/27/2015
Monday

03:00PM-
06:20PM
N/A
Colleen M. Kiely Open 1 No 4.00
02 01/20/2015 -
04/28/2015
Tuesday

09:30AM-
12:50PM
N/A
Colleen M. Kiely Open 2 No 4.00

ART 119 - Sculpture

4 sem. hrs. Introduces students to hands-on experience with the design and creation of small abstract and representational sculpture. Explores a broad range of natural and manufactured materials (such as found and neglected objects, cardboard, wire, and plaster) to create mobiles, wall hangings, reliefs, and freestanding sculptures. Requires no previous studio experience. Lynch, Bresler, Staff.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 01/22/2015 -
04/30/2015
Thursday

09:30AM-
12:50PM
N/A
Bridget Lynch Open 3 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.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 01/22/2015 -
04/30/2015
Thursday

12:30PM-
03:20PM
N/A
Jaclyn R. Kain Open 10 No 4.00
02 01/26/2015 -
04/27/2015
Monday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 6 No 4.00

ART 138L - Photography Lab

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
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01 01/26/2015 -
04/27/2015
Monday

06:30PM-
09:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 7 No 0.00
02 01/21/2015 -
04/29/2015
Wednesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 5 No 0.00
03 01/21/2015 -
04/29/2015
Wednesday

06:30PM-
09:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 8 No 0.00
04 01/22/2015 -
04/30/2015
Thursday

06:30PM-
09:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 7 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.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
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01 01/26/2015 -
04/27/2015
Monday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
N/A
Edith Bresler Open 8 No 4.00
02 01/22/2015 -
04/30/2015
Thursday

02:00PM-
04:50PM
N/A
Edith Bresler Open 12 No 4.00

ART 139L - Intro to Photo- Digital Lab

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 01/26/2015 -
04/27/2015
Monday

06:30PM-
09:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 4 No 0.00
02 01/20/2015 -
04/28/2015
Tuesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 2 No 0.00
03 01/20/2015 -
04/28/2015
Tuesday

06:30PM-
09:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 5 No 0.00
04 01/21/2015 -
04/29/2015
Wednesday

03:00PM-
06:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 3 No 0.00
05 01/21/2015 -
04/29/2015
Wednesday

12:30PM-
03:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 1 No 0.00
06 01/22/2015 -
04/30/2015
Thursday

09:30AM-
12:30PM
N/A
TBA Open 5 No 0.00
07 01/22/2015 -
04/30/2015
Thursday

06:30PM-
09:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 5 No 0.00
08 01/23/2015 -
05/01/2015
Friday

12:30PM-
03:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 5 No 0.00

ART 142 - Baroque to the 20th Century

4 sem. hrs. Introduces paintings, sculpture, and architecture from Europe and the United States made between 1600 and the present. Explores the careers of key artists and interprets objects from this period, considering such issues as obstacles and opportunities for women artists at various periods, changing views on what art should accomplish in society, and the development of unconventional approaches to art during this century. Uses the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Gardner Museum to study the work of such important artists as Rembrandt, Goya, Cassatt, Monet, O'Keeffe, Warhol, and others. Hanni.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 01/21/2015 -
04/29/2015
Monday, Wednesday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Margaret A. Hanni Open 7 No 4.00

ART 211 - Drawing II: Contemporary Approaches

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: ART 111, ART 183, or ART 213 or consent of the instructor. Emphasizes graphic and conceptual inventiveness leading to the capacity for creating independent projects in various media. Students will experiment with a range of marking systems, found imagery, mixed media, and color while working from observational, abstract, conceptual, cultural, and personal sources. As a final project,students will create a series of related works. Kiely, Lynch.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 01/21/2015 -
04/29/2015
Wednesday

10:00AM-
01:20PM
N/A
Colleen M. Kiely Open 6 No 4.00

ART 215 - Screen Printing

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Students are strongly encouraged to have taken ART 111, ART 112, or ART 117. Teaches various methods of screen printing, including paper and photo emulsion stencils, direct application of screen painting fluid, as well as screen preparation and reclamation. Students learn the operation of an exposure unit, various registration techniques, and good studio practice. Popinchalk.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 01/26/2015 -
04/27/2015
Monday

06:30PM-
09:50PM
N/A
Helen Anna Popinchalk Open 4 No 4.00

ART 230 - Photography & Collaboration

Students from different majors/minors work in pairs on an imaginative semester-long photography project designed to unlock their creative potential.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 01/20/2015 -
05/01/2015
Wednesday

05:30PM-
08:20PM
N/A
Edith Bresler Open 7 No 4.00

ART 245 - American Art

4 sem. hrs. This museum-based course relies on the outstanding American collection at the Museum of Fine Arts to study painting, photography, decorative arts, and sculpture from the colonial period to the 20th century. Considers how the nation during various historical periods defined and presented itself through art. Explores the experiences of women artists in America and the changing role of the U.S. in the international art world. Investigates themes of portraiture, landscape, and the development of modernism. Examines artists such as Copley, Sargent, Homer, Cassatt, and O'Keeffe and many others at the Museum of Fine Arts. Hanni.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 01/22/2015 -
04/30/2015
Thursday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
N/A
Heather Hole Open 6 No 4.00

ART 252 - Arts of China and Japan

4 sem. hrs. Introduces the cultures of Japan and China through a study of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Considers stylistic developments and regional and historical characteristics in the context of the social, religious, and political history of these countries. Makes use of the superb Asian collection at the Museum of Fine Arts for an important opportunity to study firsthand a wide variety of Asian art. Staff.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 01/21/2015 -
04/29/2015
Wednesday

05:30PM-
08:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 5 No 4.00

ART 347 - Art of the Gardner Museum

4 sem. hrs. Examines the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in depth: the woman responsible for its existence, the cultural contexts in which it was formed around the turn of the century, and those in which it exists today. Through readings and course meetings at the museum, this upper-level seminar explores the organization of the Gardner, special exhibitions, the roles of various departments, and the challenges of being an idiosyncratic museum in 21st-century America.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 01/21/2015 -
04/29/2015
Wednesday

12:30PM-
03:30PM
N/A
Margaret A. Hanni Open 4 Yes 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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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 01/20/2015 -
05/01/2015
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 20 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 01/20/2015 -
05/01/2015
N/A N/A N/A Colleen M. Kiely Clsd 0 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
Avail
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 01/20/2015 -
05/01/2015
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 20 Yes 4.00

ART 547 - Art of the Gardner

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Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 01/21/2015 -
04/29/2015
Wednesday

12:30PM-
03:30PM
N/A
Margaret A. Hanni Clsd 0 Yes 3.00

Africana Studies

AST 300 - Learning Black History At the Movies: Truth Telling Or Story Telling

This course will examine the representation of African American history in commercial films. Historiography and narrative theory will inform our analysis. Films covered will include Amistad, Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored, Roots, A Raisin in the Sun, Glory, Django, and others.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 01/20/2015 -
04/28/2015
Tuesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
N/A
Theresa Perry Open 16 No 4.00

AST 329 - Race, Culture, Identity and Acheivement

4 sem. hrs. Examines historical, theoretical, and empirical studies to understand, explain, predict, and intervene in the school performance of students of color in the United States. Studies variables affecting the school performance of African Americans, West Indian Immigrants, Chinese Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Mexican Americans. Examines educational practices and institutional and cultural formations that promote school achievement among Black and Latino students. Perry.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 01/21/2015 -
04/29/2015
Wednesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
N/A
Theresa Perry Open 10 No 4.00

AST 365 - Intimate Family Violence

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 01/26/2015 -
04/27/2015
Monday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
N/A
Dawna Thomas Open 15 No 4.00

AST 500 - Learning Black History At the Movies: Truth Telling Or Story Telling

This course will examine the representation of African American history in commercial films. Historiography and narrative theory will inform our analysis. Films covered will include Amistad, Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored, Roots, A Raisin in the Sun, Glory, Django, and others.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 01/20/2015 -
04/28/2015
Tuesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
N/A
Theresa Perry Open 19 No 4.00

AST 529 - Race, Culture, ID & Acheive

Examines historical, theoretical and empirical studies to understand, explain, predict and intervene in the school performance of students of color in the United States. Studies variables affecting the school performance of African Americans, West Indian Immigrants, Chinese Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Mexican Americans. Examines educational practices and institutional and cultural formations that promote school achievement among Black and Latino students. Perry.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 01/21/2015 -
04/29/2015
Wednesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
N/A
Theresa Perry Open 18 No 4.00
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