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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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Summer 2014 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 08/01/2014 09:32AM

Chemistry

CHEM 111 - Introduction to Chemistry:Inorganic

4 sem. hrs. Designed for students majoring in nursing, physical therapy, or nutrition. Covers basic concepts with special reference to inorganic compounds,including chemical equations, the periodic table, chemical bonding, and equilibrium. Assumes no previous knowledge of the subject or sophisticated background in mathematics. Laboratory correlates with and amplifies the lecture material and presents fundamental laboratory techniques, including instrumental methods. Three lectures, one discussion period, and one laboratory per week. Gunn.

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01 05/12/2014 -
06/23/2014
Monday, Wednesday

10:00AM-
01:15PM
SCB
S401
Cheryl Lavoie Open 6 No 4.00

CHEM 111L - Introduction to Chemistry - Lab

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01 05/12/2014 -
06/18/2014
Monday, Wednesday

01:30PM-
05:00PM
SCB
S415
Changqing Chen Open 6 No 0.00

CHEM 112 - Introduction to Chemistry:Organic

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: CHEM 111 or CHEM 113. Covers nature of the covalent bond, structure of organic compounds, and their reactions and reaction mechanisms. Introduces structure and biochemical functions of compounds important to life. Three hour lecture, and one laboratory per week. For concentrators in paramedical or science-related fields. Lee, Chen.

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01 06/24/2014 -
07/31/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

08:30AM-
11:45AM
LEF
L006
Terrence Nicholson Open 6 No 4.00

CHEM 112L - Introduction to Chemistry:organic Lab

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01 06/24/2014 -
07/31/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

01:00PM-
04:30PM
SCB
S415
Terrence Nicholson Open 6 No 0.00

CHEM 223 - Introduction to Biochemistry

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: CHEM 114 or CHEM 112. Covers chemical processes in living organisms, with special emphasis on human nutrition. Studies carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and enzymes; their function in living systems; and their metabolic pathways and regulation. Three lectures per week. Canfield.

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01 05/12/2014 -
06/23/2014
Monday, Wednesday

11:45AM-
02:45PM
SCB
S423
Stephanie Walker Open 12 No 4.00

CHEM 350 - Independent Study

4 or 8 sem. hrs. Selection of a research project involving scientific literature search and related laboratory work. Results presented in a research paper and a poster presentation. Staff.

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01 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Nancy Lee Wcls 0 Yes 4.00
02 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A

N/A
N/A
Jennifer A. Roecklein-Canfield, Ph.D Wcls 0 Yes 4.00
03 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A

N/A
N/A
Richard W. Gurney Wcls 0 Yes 4.00
04 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Michael Berger
Elizabeth A. Scott
Wcls 0 Yes 4.00

Children's Lit.

CHL 404A - Children's Poetry on Trial : You'll Be Judge, You'll Be Jury

From 1979 to 2001, the Signal Poetry Award aimed to bring attention to the lack of children's poetry on store shelves and in scholarly venues, not only by granting the award itself, but also by publishing light-hearted, yet keenly critical essays about the year's poetic crop. When this award disappeared with the journal, its mantle was taken up by The Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry, where it still remains. This class, taught by a four-time judge, will function like a mini-session of the Lion and the Unicorn Award. The class will study the award essays from both journals to get a sense of the critical issues favored by judges, and we will read a sampling of poetry books for children similar to any given year's selection, including the good, the meh, and the pyre-worthy amongst verse novel, nature poems, picture book, young adult, light verse, and nonsense. Just as the real judges do, we will form groups to determine the winners and write collaborative essays to defend our choices and comment on the wider field of entries. Of particular importance will be consideration of the book of poetry, rather than just a poem or series of poems, as well as a focus on the fraught relationship with poetic traditions. In the end, we will, collectively and individually, come to our own conclusions about what kind of book deserves the laurels-and what kind the gallows.

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01 05/19/2014 -
06/09/2014
Monday, Thursday

03:00PM-
06:15PM
PCB
P308
Michael Heyman Open 9 No 2.00

CHL 415 - A Whole Book Approach to Picturebook Art & Design

Provides an overview of The Whole Book Approach, a storytime model developed by Megan Lambert in association with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, which is grounded in critical engagement with the picturebook as a visual art form. Students will critically engage with the design and production elements of a broad range of contemporary picture books, employing Structuralist, Reader Response, and other approaches to examining how words, pictures and design impact readers' engagement with primary texts. The course will also include opportunities for students to observe WBA storytimes to see how theory informs practice as children engage with picturebooks in facilitated readings.

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18 05/27/2014 -
07/01/2014
Tuesday

05:00PM-
08:00PM
N/A
Megan D. Lambert Open 11 No 2.00

CHL 419B - Genre Study: Humor

This course will examine the many facets of humor in literature for young people, focusing particularly on the literary, historical, and societal significance of making readers laugh. Students will examine the history and philosophy behind humor for children, as well as the uses of humor as entertainment, social commentary, and literary device. The class will also consider how specific humor techniques make a text funny for particular audiences, and how subjectivity, societal influences, and personal preference play a role in judging a comedic work's success.

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01 05/21/2014 -
06/18/2014
Wednesday

03:00PM-
06:15PM
PCB
P210
Anna Maria Staniszewski Open 9 No 2.00

CHL 427 - Special Topics: Folk & Fairy Tales

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01 05/17/2014 -
06/14/2014
Saturday

12:00PM-
04:00PM
PCB
P206
Lauren Elizabeth Rizzuto Wcls 0 No 2.00

CHL 437 - Special Topics in Children's Literature

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01 05/13/2014 -
06/13/2014
Tuesday, Friday

03:00PM-
06:15PM
PCB
P208
Ms. Cathryn M. Mercier
Ms. Amy S. Pattee
Open 9 Yes 4.00

CHL 441 - MFA Mentorship I

Prereq.: CHL 430. Provides MFA students individual mentoring from a childrens book author, editor, or critic to develop a single project from its initial conception to submission in manuscript form to a publishing house. Consult with the program director regarding guidelines and deadlines for submitting mentorship proposal. Staff.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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01 05/16/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Megan D. Lambert Open 10 Yes 4.00

CHL 442 - MFA Mentorship II

Prereq.: CHL 441. Provides MFA students individual mentoring from a childrens book author, editor, or critic to develop a single project from its initial conception to submission in manuscript form to a publishing house. Consult with the program director regarding guidelines and deadlines for submitting mentorship proposal. Staff.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Megan D. Lambert Open 9 Yes 4.00

CHL 450 - Independent Study

Provides students an opportunity to study a topic of their choosing in the area of curriculum development or literature education. Project should have practical application to the candidates professional work and represent a model for use by others. Staff.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
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01 05/16/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Megan D. Lambert Open 1 Yes 4.00

Cross-Registration

CR 101 - Colleges of the Fenway

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Consent
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01 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 20 Yes 4.00
02 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 24 Yes 4.00
03 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 21 Yes 4.00

CR 102 - Colleges of the Fenway

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits
01 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 9 Yes 4.00
02 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 9 Yes 4.00
03 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 7 Yes 4.00

Computer Science

CS 350 - Independent Study

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the instructor. Requires a written proposal, regular meetings with faculty advisor, a final presentation, and a written report. Staff.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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01 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Jyoti Puri Wcls 0 Yes 4.00

CS 370 - Internship

4 or 8 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Junior or senior standing and consent of the department. Staff.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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01 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 19 Yes 8.00
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