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African-American History I

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:38:38 +0000

An intensive study of the social, economic, and political history of African-Americans from the slavery period through the Civil War, with particular emphasis on the social and cultural antecedents of African-Americans, Abolitionism and the Civil War.

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Africana Studies
Number: 
AFRSTY110-01A
Semester: 
Summer 2018
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 to Tuesday, June 5, 2018



Introduction to Biomimicry

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:38:38 +0000

This course is an introduction to the field of biomimicry. "Biomimicry" (from Bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate) is a new discipline that studies nature's best ideas and then imitates these designs and processes to solve human problems. Biomimicry asks the question: What would nature do? The goal is to create sustainable products, processes, and policies by learning from and "listening to" nature, to the wisdom held in biological and ecological systems that has been evolving and accumulating over the past 3.8 billion years. Natural systems and organisms provide stunning examples of effective communication, resource production and storage, and energy efficient design. Animals, plants and microbes are consummate engineers; they have found what works, what is appropriate, and most importantly, what is sustainable. Biomimicry might help create a solar cell that is inspired by a leaf with chloroplast and chlorophyll, a passive cooling system for buildings inspired by a termite mound, or find new strategies for restoring degraded ecosystems. People are nature, too. Human cultures with long term residency in particular ecosystems hold crucial knowledge for living sustainably in place.

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Advancing and Professional Studies
Number: 
CAPS111-01Z
Semester: 
Summer 2018
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 to Tuesday, June 5, 2018



Climate Change, Food & Water Resources

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:38:38 +0000

This course will examine the causes and consequences of climate change with a special focus on food and water resources. We will analyze proposals to prevent and mitigate global warming with both proactive and responsive policies. As a global society, food and water security is the most important goal we face, yet many people in the developing world lack even basic food security and more than a billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water. Food and water shortages are exacerbated and caused by climate change, environmental degradation and natural and human-caused disasters. It is projected that unless drastic efforts to cut greenhouse gas emission are implemented global warming will lead to massive crop failures as early as 2040 and become a worldwide phenomenon by 2080. Because poor nations will be most adversely affected by climate change it is incumbent upon the global society to prepare for and avert disaster. CRSCAD 602L and UPCD 602L are the same course.

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Graduate
Subject: 
Rebldng After Disasters
Number: 
CRSCAD602L-01B
Semester: 
Summer 2018
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 to Tuesday, June 5, 2018



Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:38:38 +0000

This course teaches the concepts, principles, approaches, techniques, and technologies of geographic information systems (GIS)The specific topics include essential elements of a GIS, hardware requirements and system integration, technologies and techniques for acquiring spatial data, spatial data models, data structures, data formats, database models, spatial analysis and modeling, cartographic design, implementation of a GIS, and environmental and socioeconomic applications. Hands-on exercises on ArcView are assigned each week. A term project on the use of a GIS in solving a specific environmental or socio-economic problem is required. EEOS 623L and UPCD 623L are the same course.

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Graduate
Subject: 
Environmental Sciences
Number: 
ENVSCI623L-01Z
Semester: 
Summer 2018
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 to Tuesday, June 5, 2018



Project Management in Instructional Design

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:38:38 +0000

Project management is an essential tool for instructional designers. rarely will you be the only person on a project. The success or failure of the intervention depends on the work of many people and you will often be in charge of managing the process. Traditional project management methods can be used for building anything from buildings to software. In this course, we will explore strategic project management, including goal setting, diffusion of innovations, the interaction of social and technical interventions and the arc of project implementation. NOTE: There will be three REQUIRED synchronous online course meetings, at this point scheduled for Sunday early evening East Coast time.

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Graduate
Subject: 
Instructional Design
Number: 
INSDSG634-01B
Semester: 
Summer 2018
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 to Tuesday, June 5, 2018



Latin American Film for the Spanish-Language Classroom

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:38:38 +0000

This course is specifically designed for pre-service and in-service teachers of Spanish. By using film and readings in the literatures of Spanish America, it will develop historical, social, and cultural context for language instruction. Explicit connections to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Foreign Languages and the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning will be made. Class meetings will be conducted entirely in Spanish. The course is organized as a series of film-viewing and discussion sessions based on the films and the reading assignments. Students will gain experience researching film background, drawing critical connections to history, society, and culture, and designing units integrating film into language curriculum.

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Graduate
Subject: 
Spanish
Number: 
SPAN515-01A
Semester: 
Summer 2018
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 to Tuesday, June 5, 2018



Modern Western Civilization

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:38:38 +0000

This course traces the history of Western Civilization from the enlightenment of the 18th century up to the transformations that took place in the 1990's. It is a history of revolutions and wars, ideologies and institutions. It is also a history of people, the lives they led and the decisions they made. In this period Western European nations, and a former colony, the United States, became the dominant powers in the world. During the last three centuries, Western Civilization has influenced the lives of all people whether they lived in the west or in other parts of the world. By studying western civilization we therefore come to understand a great deal about our present day world and the lives we lead.

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
History
Number: 
HIST212-01A
Semester: 
Summer 2018
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 to Tuesday, June 5, 2018



Ancient Egypt

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:38:38 +0000

A survey of the history, art, archaeology, and religion of ancient Egypt. CLSICS 230L and HIST 230L are the same course.

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
History
Number: 
HIST230L-01Z
Semester: 
Summer 2018
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 to Tuesday, June 5, 2018



Mental and Psychosocial Health of the Urban Family

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:38:38 +0000

Multicultural individuals and families at risk for mental and psychosocial problems are considered within the context of urban living. Nursing theory and research is applied to developing processes of care for individuals across the lifespan with mental health and psychosocial problems. Students learn evidence-based care including cognitive-behavioral, psychopharmacological, and non-traditional approaches to psychosocial and related physical problems. Research related to environmental, psychosocial, genetic, economic, family systems, developmental risk factors, drug efficacy and nonpharmacological approaches for individuals with mental and psychosocial illness is investigated. The impact of contemporary health care policy and legislative proposals on quality, cost, and access to care is investigated.

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Graduate
Subject: 
Nursing
Number: 
NURSNG637-01Z
Semester: 
Summer 2018
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 to Tuesday, June 5, 2018



Marketing Internship

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:38:38 +0000

Provides students with opportunities for full- or part-time work experience in a marketing setting. On-site supervisors and faculty sponsors provide guidance and supervision for each intern.

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Marketing
Number: 
MKT480-01Z
Semester: 
Summer 2018
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 to Tuesday, June 5, 2018