Winter Term 2020

All courses are offered exclusively online from January 2-15, 2020.

Registration opens on October 31, 2019. All courses are subject to change. 

Students Currently Enrolled at Merrimack
  • You must have a GPA of 2.0 to enroll in a winter session course.
  • Registration will be available on MyMack on October 31. 
Students Not Enrolled at Merrimack
  • There is no GPA minimum to enroll in a winter session course. 
  • Our online registration form will be available on October 31.
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  • Please email us with your questions.

Courses Offered

Business

Management

  • BUS2210C - A Management Information Systems 
  • Instructor: Tahir Hameed  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

Management Information Systems presents a core of IS principles with which every business student should be familiar. Information technology has become a key component in accomplishing strategic and operational goals in organizations today. It is necessary to understand how a company utilizes information technology to gain its competitive advantage in business. This course is designed to familiarize the student with the fundamental concepts and principles of information systems. Therefore, it focuses on breadth of coverage rather than the depth of any specific IS area. Topics include: the role of IT in organizations, computers and information processing, hardware and software, managing data resources, telecommunications and networks, electronic commerce, security, IS ethics and leading information technologies and applications. Prerequisites: BUS1100. Four hours a week.


  • MGT3325C - Ethics and Social Responsibility 
  • Instructor: Linda Richelson  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

Ethics and Social Responsibility provides students with opportunities to examine the meaning of business ethics and the social responsibility of business in light of the numerous high profile challenges that managers faced in the past several years. We will focus on ethical leadership and the management of conflicting values confronting business leaders on a daily basis, as well as the more global issue of balancing principles of good business with principles of ethical behavior in various cultures. Students will participate in a significant service-learning project in this course. Four hours a week.


  • MGT3351C - Human Resources Management
  • Instructor: TBD  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

This is a broad survey course providing a comprehensive overview of several human resource functions, including recruitment and selection, compensation, training, performance evaluation, labor and employee relations. Students will consider HRM topics as they relate to all employees with different roles and perspectives for supervisors and subordinates, and how these topics apply to creating strategic directions for an organization. Using an applied setting focus, instruction methods combine interactive lectures, experiential exercises, current events, case review, and external project analysis and presentation. Prerequisite: BUS 1100. Fulfills X in LS Core. Four hours a week.


  • MGT3330C-A Legal Environment of Business
  • Instructor: Jessica Molignano | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the general framework of the legal environment in which twenty-first century business is expected to operate. The primary objective is to acquaint students with the many practical legal issues they should be cognizant of and are likely to encounter throughout their business careers. Class discussion will emphasize current court case decisions of the state and federal appellate courts and United States Supreme Court as appropriate. Students will appreciate how the law is integrated into the development of strategic business decisions. Primary course topics will be drawn from the following business law categories: (1) Government Regulation of Business and the Court System; (2) The Law of Contracts, Sales and an Introduction to the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC); (3) The Law of Torts; Negligence, Strict Liability and Product Liability with some applications to Professional Responsibility; (4) The Law of Agency and Employment , and (5) Methods of Business Formation Including Proprietorships, Partnerships, Corporations and Special Business Forms.
Prerequisite(s): BUS 1100 and at least Sophomore standing.

Marketing

  • MKT3400C - A Social Media Management
  • Instructor: James Frackleton  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

Businesses are currently facing a fundamental change in the ways that consumers interact with brands and each other. Social media has connected consumers with family and friends while also giving them considerable power over marketers and brands. This course offers an overview of how marketing has changed due to the increasing prominence of social media as a digital marketing tool. The curriculum of this course is designed to equip students with the relevant knowledge, perspectives, and practical skills required to both develop and present an effective social media marketing strategy.
Prerequisite(s): BUS 2205

Health Sciences

Health Sciences

  • HSC1104C - Intro to Human Disease
  • Instructor: TBD  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

The course will offer an introduction to human disease appropriate for students of all majors. The human body is a masterpiece of art. The more one understands the functioning of the body, the greater the appreciation one has for it. Disease states, the body’s natural attempts to right what is wrong and the compensatory actions involved will be discussed. The general mechanisms of disease, as well as specific body systems, will be discussed from a human-interest point of view. The course focuses on basic medical concepts that are useful to every student and encourages them to become a medical advocate for themselves or for family members.  It is so important to understand doctors and your health care plan, to be able to ask important questions and to know what questions to ask. In addition, the course will cover many diseases that are ‘in the news’ and allow the student to gain some knowledge and insight into the myths and facts surrounding these diseases. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core.  Four hours a week.


  • HSC2300C-A - Intro to Nutritional Sciences
  • Instructor: TBD  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

This class will introduce the student to the science of nutrition.  The fundamentals of protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin, and mineral requirements and metabolism will be explained as a basis for the study of the relationship between diet and health in both a personal and global perspective. The impact that human nutrition and industrial agriculture have on environmental quality, food resources and energy consumption will be explored.   Nutrition, Diet and Health has a mandatory civic engagement component related to important public and environmental issues in human nutrition, health and fitness that are considered in the course. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core.  Four hours a week.


  • HSC2300C-B - Intro to Nutritional Sciences
  • Instructor: TBD  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

This class will introduce the student to the science of nutrition.  The fundamentals of protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin, and mineral requirements and metabolism will be explained as a basis for the study of the relationship between diet and health in both a personal and global perspective. The impact that human nutrition and industrial agriculture have on environmental quality, food resources and energy consumption will be explored.   Nutrition, Diet and Health has a mandatory civic engagement component related to important public and environmental issues in human nutrition, health and fitness that are considered in the course. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core.  Four hours a week.


  • HSC2350C - Professional Development in Health Sciences
  • Instructor: TBD  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

To provide the Merrimack College sophomore with a continuum of self and career exploration education in preparation for an internship or research experience. This professional development in health sciences course sets a foundation for building solid life and career decision-making skills through a series of exploratory exercises, as well as professionally prepares students for their upcoming internship or research experience.


  • HSC3302C - Introduction to Public Health
  • Instructor: TBD  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

Public health aims to understand the occurrence and causes of disease within populations with the goal of prevention and health promotion, through changes in individual behavior, control of infectious disease and environmental health factors, and social and political organization for health improvement. The aim will be to describe the patterns of selected diseases in populations, to explain the causation of disease at the cell/physiological to social levels, to predict disease occurrence and to control disease through prevention strategies aimed at individuals, communities and governments. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a STEM requirement and X in LS Core.  Four hours a week.


  • SME1104C - Intro - Physical Activity, Fitness, Wellness
  • Instructor: TBD  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31 

This course is a survey of the discipline of health and fitness, including knowledge derived from performing physical activity, studying about physical activity, and professional practice centered in physical activity. It includes an analysis of the importance of health and wellness in daily life, the relationship between physical activity and the discipline of kinesiology, and the general effects of physical activity experiences. The course surveys the general knowledge base of the Health Science discipline as reflected in the major sub-disciplines and reviews selected concepts in each, showing how they contribute to our understanding of the nature and importance of physical activity. The students will learn about the fitness components of wellness; flexibility, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, body composition, nutrition, weight management, and cancer. Fitness and other positive lifestyle habits that lead to better health, improved quality of life, and total well-being will be discussed. Students will be responsible for developing a self-paced fitness program that will be followed for the duration of the semester.  In addition, the course introduces students to the general and specific characteristics of the health and wellness professions. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core. Four hours a week.

Liberal Arts

Communications

  • COM2401C Intro. to Mass Communication
  • Instructor: Melissa Zimdars | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

This course focuses on the basic principles of mass communication and its historical development.  Issues explored include media access, media ethics, media effects, and current trends in the growth of digital and wireless mass communication technologies. Students examine the role of the media industry in reinforcing and challenging dominant values, attitudes, and beliefs central to American culture. An additional feature of the course studies how mass media-created ideals have been disseminated internationally, as well as how media businesses reflect, influence and sometimes defy societal norms. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their own independent mass media project. No prerequisite. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core. Three hours a week.

Economics

  • ECO1203C- Principles of Microeconomics 
  • Instructor: TBD  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

(Formerly EC201A) An introduction to economics that stresses the value of knowledge of the market and its alternatives in understanding current issues of social and public policy. Focuses on how and why markets work; why they may fail; and how the implications of success or failure for social policy in such things as the control of industry, poverty, consumer choice and the environment. Satisfies the social science distribution requirement.

Philosophy

  • PHL1000C Introduction to Philosophy
  • Instructor: Christopher Brooks | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

A first course in philosophy focusing on classic questions that have stirred the perennial human quest for wisdom. We will explore such questions as: Are humans free or determined? How do the mind and body interact? Is ethics just relative to each person or society? Should there be any limits to the political freedom of citizens? Does God exist? The course will introduce students to the methods and culture of philosophy: sympathetic understanding, critical analysis, fair argumentation, and a persistent desire to know the truth whatever it is. The focus and questions covered will be determined by each instructor. Fulfills PHL in LS Core. Three hours a week.


  • PHL2020WC Perspectives on the Good Life - Writing Intensive
  • Instructor: Arthur Ledoux | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

Before it comes to an end, how shall I spend the life I have? What would make that life genuinely worth living? We will seek the guidance of many masters: East and West, ancient and modern, women and men and from diverse races. We have much to consider, but the main challenge for each of us is to shape a perspective we can each embrace as our own. What could be more important? Prerequisite: PHL 1000. Satisfies a second institutional requirement in Philosophy if needed or a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfill E and W in LS Core. Three hours a week.


  • PHL3020C Philosophy of Law
  • Instructor: Lisa Fuller | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

This course will investigate philosophical issues that are central to the law.  Topics may include the nature of law, the relationship between law and morality, the role of judges and adjudication, the nature of rights, the ideal of the rule of law, the justification of punishment, and the feminist critique of the law.  Students will critically read some of the most influential philosophers in legal theory as well as important cases, judgments and statutes.  Some questions that we will explore include: Why must I obey the law?  Can an unjust law still be a law?  Can civil disobedience be justified? To what extent, and on what grounds, should the law not infringe on an individual’s right to liberty, free speech and freedom of religion?  Under what conditions should a person be held legally responsible for his or her acts? Prerequisite: PHL1000. Satisfies a second institutional requirement in Philosophy if needed or a Humanities distribution requirement.  Fulfills E in LS Core.

Political Science

 

  • POL1500C Comparative Politics
  • Instructor: Harry Wessel | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

This course examines a variety of important issues, such as why are some countries democratic while others are not, what is a state and how did states come about, what is colonialism and how did it shape the present and future of billions of people? The course addresses these questions through an introduction to the study of comparative politics - the art and science of comparing political systems in order to raise and evaluate claims about politics. The substantive material draws on developed and developing parts of the world and covers contemporary as well as recent historical events. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC & D requirement in LS Core. Three hours a week.


  • POL2010C Political Ethics
  • Instructor: Robert Chwaliszewski | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

The course will provide a foundation in ethics, ethical theory, and their application to political institutions and the political process.  The course will cover the ethical issues and implications faced by politicians, elected officials and government employees in the operation of the government and in making public policy decisions, along with those faced by individuals and entities interacting or doing business with the government. The course will examine how these ethical issues can be resolved in politics and public policymaking. Through the use of select case studies, the course will explore current and past ethical issues in politics and public policymaking, including the torturing of terrorists, NSA spying, whistleblowing and fraud in the military and other government contracts. This course fulfills an Ethics requirement for LS Core.

Psychology

  • PSY1000C Introduction to Psychology
  • Instructor: Michael Stroud | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

Provides a general overview of the wide-ranging field of psychology. Students will explore major concepts and issues in the study of human thinking, feeling, and acting. These include biological foundations of behavior and experience, how people learn and develop, how individuals perceive the world, individual differences in behavior, social influence and social relations, the difference between normative and non-normative behavior, and approaches to therapy. This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in psychology. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS core. Three hours a week.


  • PHL2400C Personality
  • Instructor: Dawn Sime | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

Introduces classical and contemporary thinking on the concept of ‘personality’.  Explores the contributions of several important theoretical frameworks in personality theory including psychoanalysis, phenomenology, trait theory, and learning. Prerequisite: PSY 1000. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core. Three hours a week.


  • PHL3410C Abnormal Psychology
  • Instructor: Sylvia Fitzpatrick | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

Examination of basic issues in psychopathology. Focus on description, etiology and treatment of neurosis, character disorder, and psychosis from varying theoretical and clinical perspectives. Prerequisite: PSY1000. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core. Three hours a week.

Religious and Theological Studies

  • RTS1100C Christianity in Context 
  • Instructor: Nicholas DiSalvatore  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

As an introduction to Christianity, this course will investigate a number of the “contexts” in which it began, in which it developed, and in which we find it today. Students will study Christianity in the historical contexts within the ancient world and of ancient Judaism, in the literary contexts of the Christian Bible and its interpretation, in the intellectual context of church history, and in contemporary global contexts. In keeping with the College’s Augustinian identity, mission, and vision, this course will also highlight the contributions of St. Augustine. Satisfies the first institutional requirement in religious and theological studies. Fulfills RTS in LS Core. Three hours a week.

Sociology

  • SOC1600C Happiness
  • Instructor: Rob Koegel | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

This interdisciplinary course will analyze the key sources of and debates about happiness.  As we explore possibilities of increasing happiness, individually and collectively, we will focus on the relationship between happiness and success, culture, motivation, social media, food, and exercise. This course is based on the assumption that learning, at its best, open minds, changes lives, and is fun.  Instead of analyzing abstract ideas that are often hard to relate to, we will constantly connect the issues we explore to your questions, beliefs, and dreams.


  • SOC3600C Sociology of Health
  • Instructor: Michelle Holliday-Stocking | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

Health, illness and healing are not merely physiological states but also human experiences shaped by sociological forces. As Freund, McGuire and Podhurst point out in Health, Illness and the Social Body. A Critical Sociology [2003: 4], “The sick body is not simply a closed container, encased in skin that has been invaded by germs or traumatic blows but is also open and connected to the world that surrounds it. Thus the human body is open to the social body. Similarly, our material (or physical) environment, such as the urban landscape, the workplace, or our foods, is influenced by our culture, social structure, and relationships. And these, in turn, influence our bodies.” The course begins with a brief review of the history of past viewpoints and practices in western civilization toward health, healing and illness leading to the emergence of the modern medical profession, scientific medicine, and the establishment of the medical model as the primary paradigm of disease. We will examine the social factors that influence who gets sick, the types of illness suffered, the experience of being sick, the process of seeking help, and the context in which medical care is delivered. We will discuss the effect of stress on health and the role that human relationships and social support play in mediating stress. We will assess the state of our health care system and compare it to other systems. In general, we will depend on the theories, concepts and findings from sociology as they apply in the study of this area to direct our focus and inform our analysis. Prerequisite: SOC 1001 or consent of the instructor. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core.

Visual and Performing Arts

  • FAA1320C-A History of Rock and Roll
  • Instructor: TBD  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

This course covers the history of rock music in Western culture, focusing mainly on British and American contributions to the style.  It begins with an overview of the music that was predecessors of rock, including early blues, jazz and rhythm and blues, continues through the birth of rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s, and traces developments throughout the second half of the 20th century and beyond, culminating in a review of current trends. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills AL and X in LS Core.  Three hours a week.


  • FAA1320C-B History of Rock and Roll
  • Instructor: TBD  | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

This course covers the history of rock music in Western culture, focusing mainly on British and American contributions to the style.  It begins with an overview of the music that was predecessors of rock, including early blues, jazz and rhythm and blues, continues through the birth of rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s, and traces developments throughout the second half of the 20th century and beyond, culminating in a review of current trends. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills AL and X in LS Core.  Three hours a week.


  • FAA3800C-A Sophomore Portfolio Review
  • Instructor: Nancy Wynn  | 0 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

This course is for no-credit, but is required coursework for all sophomore-level students in the Graphic Design major. There is no class time. You must submit a portfolio with a required number of projects. Your portfolio must be submitted after you pass the following prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of a 2.0: FAA 2830 Layout Analysis and Construction, FAA 2840 - Image Making and Meaning, and FAA 2860 - Graphic Design I. If you follow the recommended Graphic Design Program of Study you should submit your portfolio during winter break in your sophomore year. The portfolio is a compilation of graphic design work and other studio coursework. The requirements of the portfolio are presented to you at the beginning of each of the prerequisite courses. Your portfolio is graded on a pass/no pass basis. Successful completion is necessary for you to continue in the Graphic Design major. It also provides an assessment of your strengths and weaknesses as you begin your higher-level coursework.

Women’s and Gender Studies

  • WGS1010C Gender and Society
  • Instructor: Simona Sharoni | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31 

This course focuses on gender as a useful category to analyze structures, institutions, relationships, and social problems in the U.S. and globally. Students will learn such key concepts as the social construction of gender, power and privilege, patriarchy and intersectionality. Topics include gender-based violence, workplace discrimination, and the relationship between sexism, racism, homophobia and other systems of oppression and inequality. The course looks at the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, and nation with such areas as work, education, media/technology, family, religion, and politics. Students will also social movements that have and continue to emerge to promote gender equality and social justice in the US and globally. Required for the Women’s and Gender Studies contract major and minor. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement and D in LS Core.


  • WGS3300C U.S. Women’s History
  • Instructor: Katina Manko-Mitchell | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

An examination of the history of women in America.  It will include history prior to colonization, beyond and to the present.  A look at women’s roles in US Society and the intersection of class, culture and ethnicity in shaping women’s historical experiences across time. The course will examine the transformations and continuities in women’s lives as well as the political, social, economic and cultural factors that inspired, infused or inhibited women’s changing roles. This class also explores the ways in which race, class and ethnicity have operated to unite and divide disparate groups of women. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement.  Fulfills H and D in LS Core.  Three hours a week.


  • WGS3710C Gender and the Law
  • Instructor: TBD | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

This course will begin with an introduction to constitutional law and develop into an intimate study of the inner workings of the Supreme Court and its major decisions affecting gender.  Such topics as marriage and divorce, pornography, the right to privacy, as well as sex discrimination cases involving Title IX and transgender issues, will be discussed and evaluated through a historical and legal framework. Debate and discussion regarding the historical evolution of these legal issues and their current trends will be emphasized. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement and D in LS Core.

Science and Engineering

Geology

  • GEN2060C - Environmental Geology
  • Instructor: Joel Kuszmaul | 4 Credits
  • Days/Week: Online
  • Winter 2020
  • 1/2/2020 - 1/15/2020
  • Current Merrimack Students: Registration Opens on MyMack 10/31
  • Other Students: Online Registration Form Available 10/31

An introduction to the relationship between humans and the geological environment with a focus on natural resources, waste disposal and climate change. Fulfills STEM requirement in LS core.