Course Offerings

These are the 2017 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

Special Topic: Business and Ethics of Sports
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, July 5-31, 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.

Course Number: BLBU 4436 R21
Instructor: Conrad
3 credits


The Ground Floor
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
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.

Course Number: CBBU 1001 R21
Instructor: DiLorenzo
3 credits


Communication and Media Studies

Persuasion and Public Opinion
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

An examination of the theories and research on persuasion and attitude change, the strategies and techniques used by persuaders, and the reception skills needed to be a critical consumer of persuasive messages. Topics such as the psychology of attitude formation and change, interpersonal influence, rhetoric, language and symbol use, culture and persuasion, persuasive campaigns and movements, political communication, advertising and propaganda, the sociology of mass persuasion and the ethics of persuasion are covered.

Course Number: COMC 2175 R21
Instructor: Broad
4 credits


Fundamentals of Communication and Media Studies
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

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

Course Number: COMM 1000 L21
Instructor: High
3 credits


Computer Science

Introduction to Computer Programming
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 6-9 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.

Course Number: CISC 1800 L21
Instructor: Strzemecki
3 credits


Information and Web Programming
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 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.

Course Number: CISC 2350 R21
Instructor: Staff
3 credits


Economics

Basic Macroeconomics
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
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.

Course Number: ECON 1100 R21
Instructor: Kintanar
3 credits


English

Composition II
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
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.

Course Number: ENGL 1102 L21
Instructor: Lillo
3 credits


Composition II
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: 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.

Course Number: ENGL 1102 R21
Instructor: D'Onofrio
3 credits


History

Understanding Historical Change: Modern Europe
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
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 1914-45, 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.

Course Number: HIST 1000 L21
Instructor: Bristow
3 credits


Understanding Historical Change: Ancient Rome
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Introduction to Roman history focusing on problems and sources.

Course Number: HIST 1220 R21
Instructor: Keil
3 credits


Mathematics

Precalculus
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

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

Course Number: MATH 1000 R21
Instructor: Ryham
3 credits


Calculus I
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
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.

Course Number: MATH 1206 L21
Instructor: Lakzian
4 credits


Middle East Studies

Urban Theatre, Music, Dance: Culture and the Formation of Middle East Identities
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Performances, productions, and some museum and gallery trips will enable students to witness bold, artistic works of the Middle East as seen through the lens of the art world of urban New York and Paris.

Course Number: MEST 3702 L21
Instructor: Appels
4 credits


Natural Sciences

Ecology: A Human Approach
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

A course designed for non-majors. Ecological concepts and how they relate to critical contemporary issues: air and water pollution, radiation, energy, and world hunger. Includes experiments, demonstrations, and field trips.

Course Number: BISC 1002 R21
Instructor: Johnson
3 credits


Forensic Science
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 6-9 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, tool marks, and firearms. Several short lab experiments will be required.

Course Number: CHEM 1110 R21
Instructor: Beer
3 credits


People and the Living Environment
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

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.

Course Number: NSCI 1040 L21
Instructor: Staff
3 credits


Environmental Physics
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

An introductory course for non-science majors. Topics include heat engines, energy supply and consumption, nuclear fission and fusion, renewable energy resources, fossil fuels, and acid rain. Emphasis will be on basic principles as applied to environmental issues. Fulfills the Physical Science requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

Course Number: PHYS 1203 R21
Instructor: Staff
3 credits


Philosophy

Philosophy of Human Nature
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
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. Fulfills the EP1 requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

Course Number: PHIL 1000 R21
Instructor: Reppert
3 credits


Sociology and Anthropology

Introduction to Archaeology
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
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. 

Course Number: ANTH 1300 L21
Instructor: Consroe
3 credits


Introduction to Fashion and Culture
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 1-4 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 an 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.

Course Number: ANTH 1500 L21
Instructor: Cox
4 credits


Introduction to Sociology
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

An introduction to sociology with a focus on its nature as a scientific discipline. The analysis of society through the use of sociological theories, concepts, and methods. This course serves as a prerequisite to all other sociology courses and seeks to stimulate students to continue to deepen their understanding of societies.

Course Number: SOCI 1100 R21, CRN:
Instructor: Thompson
3 credits


Spanish

Introduction to Spanish I
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Lincoln Center: 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. Lab fee. (Coreq: Two-hour lab per week)

Course Number: SPAN 1001 L21
Instructor: Staff
5 credits


Theatre and Visual Arts

Acting for Non-Majors
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
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.

Course Number: THEA 2015 L21
Instructor: Kimmel
4 credits


Introduction to Digital Photography
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

This class is an introduction to the fundamental techniques of digital photography. The objectives of the class are an understanding of camera usage, control of image and image output, in addition to the development of a personal vision. Instruction methods will be comprised of technical demonstrations, lectures regarding historical and contemporary photographers, rigorous critiques, and gallery/museum field trips. Additionally, there will be guided assignments throughout the semester to encourage students to explore some of the technical and aesthetic concerns of the medium. Students are welcome to use their own DSLR cameras, and a limited number will also be available for class use. Lab fee.

Course Number: VART 1128 R21
Instructor: Apicella-Hitchcock
4 credits


Graphic Design and Digital Tools
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 1-5 p.m.

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.

Course Number: VART 2003 L21
Instructor: Goldstein
4 credits


Sustainable New York
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Cancelled

Course Number: VART 2085 L21
Instructor: Staff
3 credits