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Interdisciplinary Studies (PCS) Summer Courses

Classes listed as "online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during a portion of their scheduled meeting times with additional coursework to be completed asynchronously. Session III online courses are all asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus. Students should plan to attend in person. If a medical emergency arises, accomodations can be made for remote attendance of hybrid classes.

Online courses are intended for students who plan to attend only remotely.

Fordham students please check courses in for the most accurate Attribute listings.

HIST 3657 R31 - American Constitution
Session III, June 1 - August 5, 2021
Sundays  9-11 a.m.: June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27
Presentation day will be Sunday, July 11 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The U.S. Constitution is one of the extraordinary codes of law in history, the culmination of the development of liberty within a self-governing republic, and the model for modern democratic government. Yet the course of its interpretation has been contentious and often divisive, revealing schisms between liberalism and conservatism, between citizenship and partisanship, in the quest for American identity. This course will focus on the principles of American constitutionalism--its evolution from the historical roots, the adoption of the Constitution, and its development in relation to legal, political and social changes in American history.

CRN: 12853
Instructor: Fein
4 credits

IDIS 0100 L21 - Fordham Pre-Law Institute
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021 
Online: MTWTh, 9 a.m. - Noon

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system and U.S. law. Topics include an introduction to the U.S. legal system, constitutional law and legislation/regulation, foundations of private law, criminal justice, civil procedure and litigation, legal ethics and professional responsibility, and legal research and writing. Classes are taught by Fordham Law School faculty, who will introduce the Socratic method of teaching common in legal education. Optional sessions will prepare students for the law school admissions process, the first year of law school studies, and legal professional development. One class will feature a conversation with law graduates working in various legal positions in the public and private sectors. This course is designed for those contemplating law school, but all are welcome. Credit and non-credit options available. To register as a non-credit student, please visit For 3 credits, register through or the Summer Session online form. 

CRN: 12854
Instructor: Jaeger Fine
3 credits

IDIS 3080 L31 - Winners and Losers In Fiction and Film
Session III, June 1 - August 5, 2021
Lincoln Center, Hybrid: Saturday, Sunday: June 19, 20 and July 24, 25 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Literature and film are filled with so-called “winners” and so-called “losers.”  Who can claim these titles and why?  Who decides and how?  In analyzing these topics, we’ll explore what can be learned about the human condition in the individual and in society.  Works discussed will include, Snow White; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; Death of a Salesman; Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp; Glengarry Glen Ross; My Left Foot, and others.

CRN: 12855
Instructor: Bach
3 credits

SSCI 2000 L31 - American Pluralism
Session III, June 1 - August 5, 2021
Lincoln Center:
Saturday-Sunday, June 12-13 and July 10-11, 8:30 a.m.-5 pm


CRN: 12849
Instructor: Rodier
3 credits

SSCI 2767 PW1 - Modern Social Problems
Session III, June 1 - August 5, 2021
Rose Hill, Hybrid:

A seminar for freshman, using heavy emphasis on writing and discussion. This course focuses on contemporary social problems from a sociological and psycho-social perspective. Emphasis will be placed on functional and interactional and conflict theories for causes and solutions of problems.

CRN: 13127
Instructor: Willim
3 credits