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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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Summer 2014 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 10/20/2014 01:31PM

Behavioral Education

BEHV 415 - Introduction to Single Subject Research Designs

4 sem hrs. Introduces graduate students to the fundamentals of behavior-analytic research and measurement methods. Covers the theoretical foundations of empirical research, as well as the practical issues in conducting experimental research. The majority of the course is devoted to methods related to single-case research (i.e., data collection, logic, and experimental designs). Staff.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 05/14/2014 -
08/27/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
09:30PM
LEF
L007
Emily Cartwright Leonard Open 11 No 4.00

BEHV 416 - Applied Research II

4 sem. hrs. Examines how complex forms of stimulus control responsible for sophisticated human behavior are developed and maintained. The focus is on Sidman's stimulus equivalence paradigm and its application to language, cognition and creativity. Students are required to conduct and present an investigation involving stimulus equivalence. Staff.

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01 05/12/2014 -
08/25/2014
Monday

06:00PM-
09:30PM
LEF
L004
Russell W. Maguire Open 9 No 4.00
02 05/12/2014 -
08/25/2014
Monday

06:00PM-
09:30PM
MCB
C106
Emily Cartwright Leonard Open 7 No 4.00

BEHV 424 - Introduction to Behavior Analysis

4 sem. hrs. Reviews the definition and characteristics of applied behavior analysis. Teaches the fundamental principles of behavior that provide the framework for instructional programming. Staff.

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01 05/13/2014 -
08/26/2014
Tuesday

06:00PM-
09:15PM
MCB
W206
Russell W. Maguire Open 12 No 4.00

BEHV 426 - Behavioral Assessment

4 sem. hrs. focuses on the identification of functional relationships and the evaluation of interventions from information gained through behavioral assessment. teaches how to conduct descriptive analyses and how to systematically manipulate variables to demonstrate functional relationships between the educational environment and behavior. staff.

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19 05/14/2014 -
08/27/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
09:15PM
N/A
Noelle Brooke Neault Open 3 No 4.00

BEHV 427 - Methods for Changing Behavior I

4 sem. hrs. Explores strategies to establish, strengthen, and weaken target behaviors. Emphasizes the generalization and maintenance of established behavioral repertoires.

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01 05/13/2014 -
08/26/2014
Tuesday

06:00PM-
09:30PM
MCB
C106
Noelle Brooke Neault Wcls 0 No 4.00

BEHV 434 - Methods for Changing Behavior II

4 sem. hrs. Teaches instructional design and evidence-based educational practices in behavior analysis. Staff.

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01 05/15/2014 -
08/28/2014
Thursday

06:00PM-
09:15PM
MCB
E305
Christina Marie Boyd-Pickard Open 2 No 4.00
02 05/15/2014 -
08/28/2014
Thursday

06:00PM-
09:15PM
MCB
W206
Kelly Therese Hurley Open 1 No 4.00

BEHV 437 - Data Collection, Display &interpretation Interpretation

4 sem. hrs. Reviews methods for obtaining data on operationally defined target behaviors. teaches how to: visually display quantitative data, interpret data, and make data-based decisions about program interventions. staff.

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19 05/13/2014 -
08/26/2014
Tuesday

06:00PM-
09:15PM
N/A
Laura Larsen Dudley Open 3 No 4.00

BEHV 445 - Advanced Topic Applied Behavior Analysis

4 sem. hrs. Prereq: Consent of the department. Reviews issues regarding the selection of behavior change procedures, functional analysis, verbal behavior, establishing operations and classroom management. staff.

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01 05/13/2014 -
08/26/2014
Tuesday

06:00PM-
09:15PM
PCB
P308
Ronald Allen Wcls 0 No 4.00

BEHV 450 - Independent Study

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01 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Russell W. Maguire Open 9 Yes 4.00

BEHV 461 - Mentoring Supervision I

This course is an experimental learning opportunity that provides students with access to guided application of skills and knowledge in an applied setting. It fulfills the requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for completion of a supervised fieldwork under the category of Supervised Independent fieldwork.

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Credits
01 05/12/2014 -
08/29/2014
N/A N/A N/A Gretchen Allison Dittrich Wcls 0 Yes 2.00

BEHV 463 - Mentoring Supervision III

Staff.

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01 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Gretchen Allison Dittrich Open 35 Yes 2.00

BEHV 464 - Mentoring Supervision IV

Staff.

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01 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Gretchen Allison Dittrich Open 35 Yes 2.00

BEHV 465A - Seminar in Behavioral Education A

4 sem. hrs. This course will be comprised of lectures on directed readings in the field of behavior analysis. The wide-ranging theme of this class is 'theory to practice.' Publications from the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis will provide the basis for weekly discussions. Moreover, students will read the seminal book by B.F. Skinner: Science and Human Behavior. Skinner's Science and Human Behavior provides the underlying theory of our science. Moreover, William Baum's book entitled understanding Behaviorism: Behavior, Culture, and Evolution will be used as the second text for the class. The directed readings provide the practical application of the basic principles of applied behavior analysis. The overarching purpose of this class is to: (1) demonstrate how theory relates to practice, and (2) demonstrate how the basic principles of applied behavior analysis can be used to solve problems in diverse areas such as behavioral safety, industry, medicine, education, sports, and the treatment of aberrant behavior. Staff.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 05/15/2014 -
08/28/2014
Thursday

06:00PM-
09:30PM
MCB
C106
Ronald Allen Open 12 No 4.00

BEHV 465B - Seminar: Skinner?s Verbal Behavior

4 sem. hrs. This course will be comprised of lectures on directed readings in the field of applied behavior analysis. this class focuses on the study of skinner's Verbal Behavior and student connections to the extant literature. the literature selection for presentation in the respective classes will be taken from A Collection of reprints on Verbal Behavior.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits
01 05/14/2014 -
08/27/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
09:15PM
MCB
W201
Gretchen Allison Dittrich Open 7 No 4.00
19 05/15/2014 -
08/28/2014
Thursday

06:00PM-
09:15PM
N/A
Noelle Brooke Neault Open 3 No 4.00

Biology

BIOL 221 - Microbiology

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: BIOL 113, CHEM 111 or 113; completed or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 112 or 114. Introduces the biology of microorganisms: bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Stresses control of microbial populations, systematic study, and use of quantitative methods. Includes lecture and laboratory sessions. Scott, Staff.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits
01 05/13/2014 -
06/19/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

Wednesday

05:00PM-
09:00PM
05:00PM-
10:00PM
SCB
S251B
SCB
S224
Narveen Jandu Open 8 No 4.00

BIOL 231 - Anatomy & Physiology I

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: BIOL 113 and BIOL 218, 221, or 246; CHEM 111 or 113; and CHEM 112 or 114. Presents an integrated approach to the fundamental facts and concepts of human anatomy and physiology. Examines the constituents of the human body through investigation of tissue types and histology, with further emphasis on skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems, and endocrine control. Laboratory includes histology, gross anatomy, dissection, and physiological experiments. Lite, Russell.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 05/12/2014 -
06/18/2014
Monday, Wednesday

Tuesday

05:00PM-
09:00PM
05:00PM-
10:00PM
LEF
L005
SCB
S227
Jennifer Altreuter
Jyl Richards
Open 7 No 4.00

BIOL 232 - Anatomy & Physiology II

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: BIOL 123 or BIOL 113; BIOL 231; CHEM 110 or CHEM 111 or CHEM 113. Introduces structural relationships and functional integration of major systems of the human body, with emphasis on cardiovascular, lymphatic, immunological, respiratory, digestive, metabolism, renal, reproductive, and homeostatic systems. Laboratory includes histology, gross anatomy, dissection, and physiological experiments. Lite, Russell.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 07/07/2014 -
08/13/2014
Monday, Wednesday

Tuesday

05:00PM-
09:00PM
05:00PM-
10:00PM
SCB
S183
SCB
S223
Jyl Richards Open 8 No 4.00

BIOL 350 - Independent Laboratory Research

8 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Senior standing, consent of the department. Usually taken for two semesters (eight semester hours) but may be elected for one semester (eight semester hours) at the discretion of the faculty sponsor. Arrangements for satisfying this independent learning requirement should be made with the student's advisor or BIOL 350 coordinator before the end of the junior year. Staff.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A D. Bruce Gray Wcls 0 Yes 4.00
02 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Jane Lopilato Wcls 0 Yes 4.00
03 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Elizabeth A. Scott
Susan M. Duty
Wcls 0 Yes 4.00
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