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These are the 2019 classes that are recommended for Pre-College program participants. If your interests take you elsewhere, please see our full Session II options and request permission to enroll in other courses by emailing summerschool@fordham.edu. Note, courses above the 1000-level often have prerequisites.

 

Business Administration

CBBU 1001R21 - The Ground Floor
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

This course introduces students to business, to student-focused resources at Fordham, and to personal skills that contribute to success in the study of business administration and beyond. Teamwork and critical thinking are emphasized to encourage students to develop an integrated perspective of business functions. Some sessions will meet offsite.

CRN:
Instructor: Dilorenzo
3 credits


CMBU 2665L21 - Business Communication
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Improved competence in written and verbal business communication skills. Corporate cultures, international communication, conversational strategies, interviewing, problem solving, and business style are discussed.

CRN:
Instructor: Ball
3 credits


Communication and Media Studies

COMM 1000L21 - Fundamentals of Communication and Media Studies
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

This course provides students with an introduction to the fundamental approaches, theories, and perspectives essential for an understanding of mediated communication, the industries that make it possible. Throughout the term we will explore many ways in which our symbolic environment both reflects and shapes life in the 21st century, from interpersonal to international relations, and everything in between.

CRN:
Instructor: Foley
3 credits


FITV 3579L21 - Movies and the American Experience
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: MTW, 1-5 p.m.

A study of the American character as portrayed in American feature film from the early 20th century to the present. Fulfills the American Pluralism requirement in Fordham's core curriculum. Course fee.

CRN:
Instructor: Auster
4 credits


FITV 3579R21 - Movies and the American Experience
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

A study of the American character as portrayed in American feature film from the early 20th century to the present. Fulfills the American Pluralism requirement in Fordham's core curriculum. Course fee.

CRN:
Instructor: Hayes
4 credits


JOUR 2789R21 - Sports Broadcasting
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill: TWTh (hybrid), 6-9 p.m.

This class will provide a detailed study in all aspects of the sports broadcasting industry. Students will be introduced to a wide array of techniques and philosophies for sports broadcasting, from fundamentals and essentials to advanced learning methods. The course will consist of discussions, critiques, learning exercises, take home assignments and hands-on practice and participation. The course assumes no prior experience in sports broadcasting.

CRN:
Instructor: Ciafardini
4 credits


Computer Science

CISC 1600R21 - Computer Science I
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

An introduction to computer problem-solving methods, algorithm development, and computing concepts using a high-level programming language. Emphasis will be placed on program design, coding, debugging and documentation of programs. This course, together with CISC 1100: Structures of Computer Science, serves as the introduction to the computer science and the information science majors.

CRN:
Instructor: Lyons
3 credits


CISC 1800L21 - Introuduction to Computer Programming
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

This course introduces students to the foundational knowledge in computing and programming via a scripting language such as Python. This course covers the following topics: principles of computing, control structures, functions, recursion, file systems, web applications, and object-oriented programming. The students will learn how to apply computing concepts, structures, and algorithms to solve real world problems.

CRN:
Instructor: Strzemecki
3 credits


Economics

ECON 1100R21 - Basic Macroeconomics
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Investment, GDP, interest rates, the budget deficit, inflation, unemployment, banking, monetary and fiscal policies, and exchange rates appear frequently in the media but are often little understood. Macroeconomics studies these aggregates and their inter-connection and looks as well at the influence of the Federal Reserve and the government.

CRN:
Instructor: Kintanar
3 credits


English

ENGL 1102L21 - Composition II
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Intensive training in the principles of effective expository writing, including attention to the techniques and the ethics of scholarly research. Students will write papers for discussion and analysis.

CRN:
Instructor: Cargile
3 credits


ENGL 1102R21 - Composition II
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Intensive training in the principles of effective expository writing, including attention to the techniques and the ethics of scholarly research. Students will write papers for discussion and analysis.

CRN:
Instructor: Breedlove
3 credits


CLAS 2000R21 - Texts and Contexts: Myth in Greco-Roman Literature
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

A survey of ancient myths from Greece and Rome via the literary works of Homer, Hesiod, Vergil, and Ovid. Major themes: creation, the hero, the journey, gods, and monsters. 

CRN:
Instructor: Troyano
3 credits


French

FREN 1501L21 - Intermediate French I
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

An introductory course that focuses on the four skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening, providing students with a basic knowledge of French linguistic structures, vocabulary, and culture, which, studied interdependently, comprise the French language. Lab fee. (Coreq: Two-hour lab per week)

CRN:
Instructor: Joshua Jordan
3 credits


German

GERM 0100L21 - German for Study Abroad
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: TTh, 2:30-5 p.m.

This course prepares students for studying abroad in a German-speaking country with no or little prior knowledge of German. It combines learning the basics of German with learning more about Germany, and its subtleties and specifics when it comes to culture. It is designed for undergraduate and graduate students, professionals, and language learners at large, and will introduce the very basics of German grammar, vocabulary, and everyday topics (how to open up a bank account, register for classes, how to navigate the Meldepflicht, or simply order food). It aims to help you get ready for working or studying abroad, and better communicate with German-speaking colleagues, family, and friends.

CRN:
Instructor: Maria Ebner
2 credits


History

HIST 1000L21 - Understanding Historical Change: Modern Europe
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Our focus will be on three critical eras: the Enlightenment and French Revolution; the First Industrial Revolution and Victorian culture; and 1914-1945, the era of total war. We will consider how historians explain such events, and we will discuss how pivotal individuals help determine the idrection of history: Robespierre, Napoleon, Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Churchill, Hitler.

CRN:
Instructor: Bristow
3 credits


HIST 1220R21 - Understanding Historical Change: Ancient Rome
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Introduction to Roman history focusing on problems and sources.

CRN:
Instructor: Keil
3 credits


Mathematics

MATH 1000R21 - Precalculus
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

The course is designed to allow students entry into calculus courses.

CRN:
Instructor: Carmody
3 credits


MATH 1206L21 - Calculus I
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 6-9 p.m.

Functions, limits, continuity, Intermediate Value Theorem, derivatives and applications, anti-derivatives, Riemann sums, definite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

CRN:
Instructor: Smith
4 credits


Natural Sciences

CHEM 1110R21 - Forensic Science
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill: Th (hybrid), 1-4 p.m.

An introductory lecture and laboratory course designed for non-science majors who have not taken chemistry. A study of the methods and techniques in forensic toxicology: glass and soil, paints, fibers, hair, blood, body fluids, fingerprints, toolmarks, and firearms. Several short lab experiments will be required.

CRN:
Instructor: Beer
3 credits


NSCI 1040L21 - People and the Living Environment
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Introduces the non-science major to the place of humans in global biological systems. Topics include principles of population and community ecology, learning and behavior, and evolution and sustainability. Laboratory sessions will complement the lecture topics.

CRN:
Instructor: Staff
3 credits


NSCI 1321L21 - General Chemistry I Lecture
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 5:45-8 p.m.

A course covering the fundamental laws and theories of chemistry including chemical equations, atomic structure, gas laws, and chemical bonding. (Coreq: General Chemistry I Lab)

CRN:
Instructor: Staff
4 credits


NSCI 1331L21 - General Chemistry I Lab
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 8-9:30 p.m.

A selection of experiments designed to correspond to the material covered in CHEM 1321. An abbreviated qualitative analysis is also included. Lab fee. (Coreq: General Chemistry I Lecture)

CRN:
Instructor: Staff
2 credits


Philosophy

PHIL 1000L21 - Philosophy of Human Nature
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Introduction to the philosophical study of human existence, including consideration of freedom, mind-body, knowledge, etc. Texts include Plato, Augustine or Aquinas, and Descartes.

CRN:
Instructor: Walsh
3 credits


PHIL 1000R21 - Philosophy of Human Nature
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Introduction to the philosophical study of human existence, including consideration of freedom, mind-body, knowledge, etc. Texts include Plato, Augustine or Aquinas, and Descartes.

CRN:
Instructor: Shepardson
3 credits


Psychology

PSYC 1100L21 - Biopsychology
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon, Lab TTh, 10 a.m.-Noon

An introduction to the biological basis of psychology. Research is presented with an emphasis on how the activity of the nervous system, as shaped by phylogeny and ontogeny, determines behavior. Students replicate classic studies, analyze results, and prepare lab reports. Lab fee. Fulfills the Life Science requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN:
Instructor: Staff
3 credits


Sociology and Anthropology

ANTH 1300L21 - Introduction to Archaeology
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

How do we study a society when no living members of that culture remain? Students will examine the ways by which archaeologists have inferred former patterns of behavior from surviving evidence through a survey of traditional methods as well as new scientific techniques. Students will study artifacts from the University's collection and 'excavate' their own archaeological site on paper to better understand the process of investigation. Fulfills the Globalism requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN:
Instructor: Consroe
3 credits


ANTH 1500L21 - Introduction to Fashion and Culture
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 6-9 p.m.

In this class, students will be introduced to cultural and media studies concepts that will equip them with the theoretical and methodological tools necessary to explore fashion as a historically situated and context dependent form of communication and meaning making. The course considers the implications of fashion within systems of power, every day acts of self-presentation, and larger politics of representation.

CRN:
Instructor: Staff
4 credits


Spanish

SPAN 1001R21 - Introduction to Spanish I
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-1 P.M.

An intensive introductory course that focuses on the four skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening, providing students with a basic knowledge of Spanish linguistic structures, vocabulary and culture, which, studied interdependently, comprise the Spanish language. From this summer class, Fordham students continue on to SPAN 1501. Lab fee. (Coreq: Two-hour lab per week)

CRN:
Instructor: Vera
5 credits


Theatre and Visual Arts

THEA 2015L21 - Acting for Non-Majors
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Introductory acting technique for non-theatre majors. Emphasis on developing and freeing the voice, body, imagination, and emotions. Activities of the course include vocal and body warm-ups, theatre games and exercises, improvisations, and scene work.

CRN:
Instructor: Kimmel
4 credits


VART 1124L21 - Photography I
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Instruction is offered in basic camera and darkroom techniques of black-and-white photography. Discussions focus on aesthetics and critique of students' work. Students should have their own adjustable cameras. Lab fee.

CRN:
Instructor: Lawton
4 credits


VART 1138R21 - Watercolor Painting
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 6-9 p.m.

An introductory course in watercolor exploring the possibilities of the medium. Students will develop an understanding of value, color, and composition while using techniques such as wet into wet, dry brush, washes, and layering.

CRN:
Instructor: Grimm
4 credits


Theology

THEO 1000R21 - Faith and Critical Reason
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

An introductory theology course designed to acquaint students with the analytical study of religion and religious experience and to provide critical categories for evaluating the history of theological discourse. The academic study of some of the forms, concepts, experiences and theological formulations found in Christianity and other traditions will be introduced.

CRN:
Instructor: Davis
3 credits