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These are the 2018 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 1001 R21 The Ground Floor
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1-4 p.m. *Please note that this course will also meet for one make-up class on Monday, July 9 and for the final exam on Monday, August 6.*

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. CBBU 1001 R21 Syllabus

CRN: 10194
Instructor: DiLorenzo
3 credits


CMBU 2665 L21 Business Communication
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon *Please note that this course will also meet for one make-up class on Monday, July 9 and for the final exam on Monday, August 6.*

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

CRN: 10195
Instructor: Ball
3 credits


BLBU 4436 L21 Special Topic: Business and Ethics of Sports
Session II, July 10-August 2, 2018
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

This course is an introduction to the basic business and ethics issues that govern professional and amateur sports in the United States and internationally. It will discuss issues of structure and governance, business models, revenue generation, facilities, and international competition. Ethics issues like doping, race and gender discrimination, and amateurism will be a centerpiece of the course. BLBU 4436 L21 Syllabus

CRN: 10193
Instructor: Conrad
3 credits


Communication and Media Studies

COMC 1101 R21 Communication and Culture: History, Theory, and Methods
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

An introduction to the history, theory, and methods of Communication Studies, Media Studies, and Cultural Studies. This course provides students with a basic theoretical foundation for understanding the interdisciplinary traditions of our field, an historical examination of key paradigms and theorists, and an overview of the methodological approaches used by scholars of mediated communication. We will explore the ways in which theory and methodology are inextricably intertwined and how their relationship shapes both inquiry and analysis. COMC R21 Syllabus

CRN: 10214
Instructor: Broad
4 credits


JOUR 2789 R21 Sports Broadcasting
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: MW (hybrid), 1-4 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: 10284
Instructor: Schultz
4 credits


Computer Science

CISC 1800 L21 Introduction to Computer Programming
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 1-4 p.m. *Please note that this course will also meet for one make-up class on Monday, July 9 and for the final exam on Monday, August 6.*

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. Students will learn how to apply computing concepts, structures, and algorithms to solve real world problems.

CRN: 10217
Instructor: Staff
3 credits


CISC 2350 R21 Information and Web Programming
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Using a process of incremental development, students will learn the latest technologies used in developing dynamic, database-driven websites. Principles of good web design will be covered, as well as techniques and languages for layout and scripting. This course is open to students of all backgrounds.

CRN: 10216
Instructor: Wolk
4 credits


Economics

ECON 1100 R21 Basic Macroeconomics
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon *Please note that this course will also meet for one make-up class on Monday, July 9 and for the final exam on Monday, August 6.*

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. ECON 1100 R21 Syllabus

CRN: 10221
Instructor: Kintanar
3 credits


English

ENGL 1102 L21 Composition II
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon *Please note that this course will also meet for one make-up class on Monday, July 9 and for the final exam on Monday, August 6.*

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: 10231
Instructor: Pratt
3 credits


ENGL 1102 R21 Composition II
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1-4 p.m. *Please note that this course will also meet for one make-up class on Monday, July 9 and for the final exam on Monday, August 6.*

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: 10232
Instructor: Cawley
3 credits

 


CLAS 2000 R21 Texts and Contexts: Myth in Greco-Roman Literature
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1-4 p.m. *Please note that this course will also meet for one make-up class on Monday, July 9 and for the final exam on Monday, August 6.*

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. Fulfills the EP2 requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 10220
Instructor: Staff
3 credits

 


History

HIST 1000 L21 Understanding Historical Change: Modern Europe
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 1-4 p.m. *Please note that this course will also meet for one make-up class on Monday, July 9 and for the final exam on Monday, August 6.*

Our focus will be on three critical eras: the Enlightenment and French Revolution; the first Industrial Revolution and Victorian culture; and 1914-45, the era of total war. We will consider how historians explain such events and we will discuss how pivotal individuals help determine the direction of history: Robespierre, Napoleon, Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Churchill, Hitler. HIST 1000 L21 Syllabus

CRN: 10237
Instructor: Bristow
3 credits


HIST 1220 R21 Understanding Historical Change: Ancient Rome
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon *Please note that this course will also meet for one make-up class on Monday, July 9 and for the final exam on Monday, August 6.*

Introduction to Roman history focusing on problems and sources. HIST 1220 R21 Syllabus

CRN: 10208
Instructor: Keil
3 credits


Mathematics

MATH 1000 R21 Precalculus
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon *Please note that this course will also meet for one make-up class on Monday, July 9 and for the final exam on Monday, August 6.*

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

CRN: 10242
Instructor: Ye
3 credits


MATH 1100 R21 Finite Mathematics
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: TWTh, 6-9 p.m. *Please note that this course will also meet for one make-up class on Monday, July 9 and for the final exam on Monday, August 6.*

Topics include solutions to systems of linear equations, counting techniques including Venn diagrams, permutations, combinations, probability, Bayes theorem, and Markov chains.

CRN: 10243
Instructor: Wood
3 credits


MATH 1206 L21 Calculus I
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
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: 10245
Instructor: Lakzian
4 credits

Natural Sciences

CHEM 1110 R21 Forensic Science
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
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. This course meets on Thursdays with online  participation required. Fulfills the Physical Science requirement in Fordham's core curriculum. CHEM 1110 R21 Syllabus

CRN: Closed
Instructor: Beer
3 credits


NSCI 1020 L21 Physical Science: Today's World
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 6-9 p.m. *Please note that this course will also meet for one make-up class on Monday, July 9 and for the final exam on Monday, August 6.*

This course will introduce the non-science major to the applications of physics and chemistry to medical, industrial, and environmental issues. Laboratory sessions will complement the lecture topics. Fulfills the Physical Science requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 10253
Instructor: Staff
3 credits


NSCI 1040 L21 People and the Living Environment
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon *Please note that this course will also meet for one make-up class on Monday, July 9 and for the final exam on Monday, August 6.*

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. Fulfills the Life Science requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 10254
Instructor: Staff
3 credits


Philosophy

PHIL 1000 L21 Philosophy of Human Nature
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon *Please note that this course will also meet for one make-up class on Monday, July 9 and for the final exam on Monday, August 6.*

Introduction to the philosophical study of human existence, including consideration of freedom, mind-body, knowledge, etc. Texts include Plato, Augustine or Aquinas, and Descartes. PHIL 1000 L21 Syllabus

CRN: 10256
Instructor: Luzardo
3 credits


PHIL 1000 R21 Philosophy of Human Nature
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon *Please note that this course will also meet for one make-up class on Monday, July 9 and for the final exam on Monday, August 6.*

Introduction to the philosophical study of human existence, including consideration of freedom, mind-body, knowledge, etc. Texts include Plato, Augustine or Aquinas, and Descartes. Fulfills the EP 1 requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 10257
Instructor: Haddad
3 credits


Psychology

PSYC 1100 R21 Biopsychology
Session II, Juy 5 - August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. *Please note that this course will also meet for one make-up class on Monday, July 9 and for the final exam on Monday, August 6.*

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: 10268
Instructor: Song
3 credits

Sociology and Anthropology

ANTH 1300 L21 Introduction to Archaeology
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon *Please note that this course will also meet for one make-up class on Monday, July 9 and for the final exam on Monday, August 6.*

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 Global Studies requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 10272
Instructor: Consroe
3 credits


ANTH 1500 R21 Introduction to Fashion and Culture
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

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, everyday acts of self-presentation, and larger politics of representation.

CRN: 10274
Instructor: Mesola
4 credits


ANTH 2520 L21 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

This course surveys methods in crime scene investigation and forensic archaeology. Often, the commission of a violent act leaves an unidentifiable corpse, which requires the expertise of a forensic anthropologist to identify the guilty party. Students will learn how forensic anthropologists create biological profile from deceased individuals (using metric, non-metric, odontological, and genetic information). Notable persons and current research in the field will be introduced through the examination of case studies. The applications and abuse of forensic evidence in the courtroom and popular culture are also explored. Students will come to understand the direct relationship between archaeology, physical anthropology, and forensics in the quest not only to solve "Who Dunnit?" but "Who Was It?" Fulfills the Advanced Social Science requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 10273
Instructor: Consroe
4 credits


Spanish

SPAN 1001 R21 Introduction to Spanish I
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
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: 10250
Instructor: Staff
5 credits


Theatre and Visual Arts

THEA 2015 L21 Acting for Non-Majors
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
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: 10277
Instructor: Kimmel
4 credits


VART 1124 L21 Photography I
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
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: 10278
Instructor: Lawton
4 credits


VART 2003 L21 Graphic Design and Digital Tools
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 1-5 p.m. *Please note that this course will also meet for one make-up class on Monday, July 9 and for the final exam on Monday, August 6.*

Students will learn the basic tools and operations of several different graphic programs. Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign will be explained through demonstrations, tutorials, and weekly assignments. The focus will be on a conceptual and analytical approach to design vocabulary and problem solving. Lab fee. VART 2003 L21 Syllabus

CRN: Closed
Instructor: Goldstein
4 credits