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Graduate Arts and Sciences Summer Courses

Computer and Information Science

CISC 5380 L21 - Programming with Python
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Lincoln Center - MW, 6 - 9 p.m.

This course aims to equip students with fundamental problem-solving skills and program implementation using Python. Topics covered include: principles of programming, like systems, control structure, functions, recursion, sorting, web and web search, etc. Students will work on large programming projects and present them in class.

CRN: 11451
Instructor: Strzemecki
3 credits


CISC 5550 L31 - Cloud Computing
Session III,  May 26 - August 4, 2020
Lincoln Center - U, 2 - 6:30 p.m.

Graduate course. This course provides the needed knowledge to understand the technologies and services that enable cloud computing, discuss different types of cloud commutation models and investigate security and legal issues associated with cloud computing. Topics include Cloud infrastructure components and the interfaces; Essential Characteristics of Cloud Platform; Common Deployment Modes; Techniques for deploying and scaling cloud resources; and Security implication of cloud resources. Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Please consult your advisor.

CRN: 11433
Instructor: Bhuiyan
3 credits


CISC 5900 L11 - Information Fusion
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Lincoln Center - MW, 6 - 9 p.m.

Graduate course. A study of the structure and function of information fusion. Efficient and effective combination of data or information from a variety of diverse sources, sensors, features, and decisions. Applications and case studies of information fusion and decision making to a plethora of disciplines including science and engineering, cybersecurity and digital networks, medicine and health, social choices and human cognition, business and finance, and management and innovation. Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Please consult your advisor.

CRN: 11452
Instructor: Hsu
3 credits


CISC 6080 L31 - Capstone Project In Data Analytics
Session III,  May 26 - August 4, 2020
Lincoln Center 

Graduate course. The goal of this class is to sharpen students' skills in data analytics by designing and implementing a capstone project. After this class, students should gain a deep understanding in state-of-art data analytics technologies and knowledge. Students are required to finish a large capstone project and are expected to present and write one or more research papers in this class. Graduate students only.

CRN: 11453
Instructor: Weiss
3 credits


CISC 6081 L31 - Data Analytics Practicum
Session III,  May 26 - August 4, 2020
Online

Graduate course. This course is for students who desire experience in applying the knowledge and skills acquired in their course work and laboratory sessions. Students are responsible for arranging a practicum/internship with a business or organization that is related to data analytics. Graduate students only.

CRN: 11454
Instructor: TBA
3 credits


CISC 6091 L31 - Cybersecurity Practicum
Session III,  May 26 - August 4, 2020
Online

Graduate course. This course is for students who desire experience in applying the knowledge and skills acquired in their course work and laboratory sessions. Students are responsible for arranging a practicum/internship with a business or organization that is related to cybersecurity. Graduate students only.

CRN: 11435
Instructor: Hayajneh
3 credits


CISC 6095 L31 - Master Thesis MSCY I
Session III,  May 26 - August 4, 2020
Lincoln Center - TBA

Exceptional students may choose to write a master's thesis. The thesis topics must be approved by the Department Graduate Committee. The work should adequately demonstrate the student's proficiency in the subject material. A thesis supervisor will be assigned by the department and an oral defense is required.

CRN: 11436
Instructor: Hayajneh
3 credits


CISC 6352 L11 - Advanced Computational Finance
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Lincoln Center - TR, 6 - 9 p.m.

Graduate course. This course covers the state-of-the-art quantitative models and algorithms and their implementations in financial engineering with an emphasis on the computational methods of handling large-scale financial data or big data. The major topics include derivatives and the equity instruments, financial times series analysis, numerical PDE methods, Monte Carlo simulations, algorithmic trading, and high-frequency trading (HFT) models, risk management of HFT, and related topics. This course assumes students have proficiency in C++ or equivalent programming knowledge. The knowledge in quantitative finance models is recommended but not required. Students are required to complete several large projects and present their results in class. Graduate students only.

CRN: 11455
Instructor: Han
3 credits


CISC 6630 L31 - Wireless Security
Session III,  May 26 - August 4, 2020
Lincoln Center - S, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Graduate course. The goal of this course is to provide students a theoretical foundation and robust technical details in wireless security. It covers topics in wireless network basics, principles of wireless network attacks, wireless intrusion detection systems, deploying wireless networks, defense for securing wireless networks, malwares in wireless networks, Rogue wireless network detection, cloud-based wireless solutions, and related techniques. Graduate students only.

CRN: 11437
Instructor: Duhaime Candeias
3 credits


CISC 6640 L31 - Privacy and Security in Big Data
Session III,  May 26 - August 4, 2020
Lincoln Center - U, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Graduate course. This course targets the security and privacy issues associated with systems that process and store large amounts of data. The main concern is to process this data in a timely manner without compromising the security and privacy of the users. Real-world examples will be studied and analyzed to enable students to apply suitable technological tools and techniques to protect the system and evaluate the suggested solutions. Covered topics include access control mechanisms, privacy protocol and methods, data confidentiality and integrity, security challenges and attacks on big data systems. Graduate students only.

CRN: 11438
Instructor: Bhuiyan
3 credits


CISC 6800 L31 - Malware Analytics
Session III,  May 26 - August 4, 2020
Lincoln Center - S, 2 - 6:30 p.m.

Graduate course. This course is an introduction to the fields of malware analytics and software security at the early graduate level. It covers one of the most important aspects of cybersecurity - the software perspective of the issue. It approaches the issue from mainly two ends, namely analyzing malicious software, which is intended to compromise the security requirements, and the software development strategies and tactics to prevent vulnerability in the face of attacks. This course will have enough technical details in exemplary scenarios for the students to dissect real-world problems, but the main purpose is to establish enough theoretical and background knowledge so that they know where to start an endeavor and how to make an effective investigation or design for new software security problems. Graduate students only.

CRN: 11439
Instructor: Bhuiyan
3 credits


CISC 8050 L31 - Projects And Internships
Session III,  May 26 - August 4, 2020
Lincoln Center - TBA

Graduate course. A course designed to concentrate on special and state-of-the-art topics in computer science; topics are changed from time to time to reflect the rapid change of computer and information technology. Graduate students only.

CRN: 11456
Instructor: Lyons
3 credits


Economics

ECON 5006 R11 - Programming Economics and Finance
Session IMay 26 - June 25, 2020
Rose Hill - MW, 6 - 9 p.m.

Graduate course. This course introduces the student to various computer programs and their applications in economics and in finance. The course begins with a general review of programming skills using MATLAB. It then presents other statistical and econometric packages such as SAS and STATA. The course concludes with a review of the LATEK program. Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Please consult your advisor.

CRN: 11280
Instructor: Rengifo Minaya
3 credits


ECON 5020 R21 - African Economic Development
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Rose Hill - TTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

Graduate course. The key objective of this course is to develop an understanding of the economic development problems of Africa, the trade patterns and financial relationships of Africa to the rest of the world. With examples, application, and country case studies, the course covers major development challenges and the possible solutions, the growing influence of African economics in industrialized and developing countries as well as future prospects. Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Please consult your advisor.

CRN: 11259
Instructor: Themeli
3 credits


ECON 5040 R11 - Strategic Financial Management
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Rose Hill - TTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

Graduate course. The key objective of this course is to develop an understanding of the economic development problems of Africa, the trade patterns and financial relationships of Africa to the rest of the world. With examples, application, and country case studies, the course covers major development challenges and the possible solutions, the growing influence of African economics in industrialized and developing countries as well as future prospects. Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Please consult your advisor.

CRN: 11282
Instructor: Rengifo Minaya
3 credits


ECON 5415 R11 - Gender and Economic Development
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Rose Hill - MW, 6 - 9 p.m.

Graduate course. The course draws on material from economics and other social sciences to analyze the social and economic nature of gender and economic development in a cross-cultural perspective. The class will be run as a discussion-based seminar. Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Please consult your advisor.

CRN: 11287
Instructor: Combs
3 credits


ECON 5540 R21 - Emerging Markets
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Rose Hill - MW, 6 - 9 p.m.

Graduate course. An introduction to the basic questions facing an investor evaluating firm policy. The course covers debt/equity choice, dividend policy, and principle/agent problems within the firm. The value of the firm under different financial and managerial structures. Current research is surveyed to determine how investors interpret various financial arrangements such as dividend policy, taxes, and stock offerings. Specific attention will be paid to information and incentives of each party in a financial contract in the context of structuring the firm and running the firm efficiently. Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Please consult your advisor.

CRN: 11261
Instructor: Schwalbenberg
3 credits


ECON 5771 R11 - Project Assessment
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Rose Hill - TBA

Graduate course. This course uses the logical framework analysis frequently mandated by USAID to design a result-based system to monitor and evaluate small community development projects. Qualitative and quantitative methods, such as randomization, propensity score matching, and double-difference are reviewed.

CRN: 11288
Instructor: Schwalbenberg
3 credits


Ethics and Society

CEED 5250 R11 - Bioethics Analysis of Clinical Case Studies
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Rose Hill - TTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

Graduate course. This course will focus on the fundamental principles of bioethics analysis and the application of these principles to clinical case scenarios. Through this analysis, recommendations of the best course of treatment and action can be determined and justified in even the most difficult of clinical case scenarios. You will learn how to recognize a true ethical dilemma and how to resolve it. This will be an interactive course that will involve case discussions and debate as a mock ethics committee. Clinical knowledge is not necessary to gain insight into the process and application of the ethical principles and theories in the resolution of these critical ethical dilemmas.

CRN: 11237
Instructor: Staff
3 credits


French

FREN 5090 L11 - French for Reading
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Lincoln Center - TTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

Graduate course. A course designed for graduate students who are confronted with French in their research field. This course will provide grammar review and an introduction to translation in various fields. Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Please consult your advisor.

CRN: 11338
Instructor: Clark
0 credits


History

HIST 5105 R11 - The Black Radical Tradition in U.S. History
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Rose Hill - TTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

Graduate course. This course explores the long history of black radicalism through a comparison of the United States and the Caribbean as centers of revolutionary movements that engaged problems of democracy, racism, and citizenship in the global black diaspora. Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Please consult your advisor.

CRN: 11312
Instructor: Alcenat
4 credits


Latin

LATN 5090 R11 - Latin for Reading
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Rose Hill - MW, 1 - 4 p.m.

Graduate course. This course is designed to offer graduate students a reading knowledge of Latin. No prior instruction in Latin is necessary. Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Please consult your advisor.

CRN: 11248
Instructor: McGowan
0 credits


LATN 5093 R21 - Ecclesiastical Latin
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Rose Hill - MW, 1 - 4 p.m.

Graduate course. Study of the grammatical structure, form, and vocabulary of Christian Latin, focusing on the Bible, the Church, and Medieval authors. Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Please consult your advisor.

CRN: 11297
Instructor: McGowan
3 credits


Political Science

POSC 5244 R11 - Elections and Campaign Management Internship
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Rose Hill - TTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

Internship requirement for the graduate program in Elections and Campaign Management. Permission of the instructor is required.

CRN: 11360
Instructor: McDermott; Cuevas-Molina; Heersink
3 credits


POSC 5299 R21 - Special Topics in Elections and Campaign Management
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Rose Hill - TTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

This course is designed for students in the Elections and Campaign Management Program. The course will build upon previous coursework in the program by requiring students to work on an independent project that demonstrates mastery of the skills learned in the program.

CRN: 11385
Instructor: McDermott
3 credits


POSC 6991 R11 - Political Risk Analysis
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Rose Hill - MW, 6 - 9 p.m.

Graduate course. This course is primarily a research/writing course that culminates in an original paper where you will be required to analyze the political risks associated with a country of your choosing. While there may be only a minimal number of lectures, the instructor will serve as your individual mentor as you develop and present your paper. As part of the process of writing this paper, you will study methods used to assess and manage the political risks associated with foreign investment and international business; learn how to assess the domestic political climate of a country by examining factors such as the levels of political violence, the stability of the government, and the existence of political democracy, and make an overall assessment of a country's economic climate by evaluating key macroeconomic indicators. Graduate students only.

CRN: 11361
Instructor: Entelis
3 credits


Psychology

PSYC 6050 R21 - Behavioral Medicine
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Rose Hill - TTh, 9 a.m. - Noon

Teaches students the clinical and research skills required in a medical setting. The overarching goal is for students to gain competency working with patients presenting with a range of medical conditions (as primary or secondary diagnosis).

CRN: 11390
Instructor: Annunziato
3 credits


PSYC 6066 R21 - History and Systems of Psychology
Session II,  June 30 - August 4, 2020
Rose Hill - MW, 1 - 4 p.m.

Graduate course. This course surveys the history of the major systems of psychology from pre-Socratic philosophers to contemporary cognitive science and neuroscience. Key men and women who contributed to the development of theories about and methods used to study personality, emotion, intelligence, cognition, and psychobiology are discussed within their historical, religious, cultural, and political contexts. Graduate students only.

CRN: 11391
Instructor: Mattson
3 credits


PSYC 6190 L11 - Forensic Assessment with Lab
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Lincoln Center - MW, 9:30 a.m. - Noon and 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Graduate course. Psychologists who work in legal settings are often confronted with unique questions and diagnostic dilemmas that rarely arise in traditional clinical settings. As a result, a number of specialized assessment techniques have been developed over the past few decades, many of which are designed to address specific psycholegal issues. In this course, students will develop theoretical understanding and practical experience selecting and administering specialized forensic assessment instruments. The course will be roughly equally divided between understanding the theoretical underpinnings and psycholegal utility of forensic assessment instruments as well as practical issues in their administration, scoring, and interpretation. The types of forensic assessment instruments covered include tests of malingering and deception, risk assessment tools and techniques, sex offender and psychopathy assessment, and personality assessment in the context of forensic evaluations. In addition, more specialized instruments, such as those designed to assess competence to stand trial, will be reviewed. Graduate students only.

CRN: 11366
Instructor: Rosenfeld
3 credits


PSYC 6253 R11 - Neuropsychology Assessment with Lab
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Rose Hill - TTh, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. (lecture) 4 - 5:30 p.m. (lab)

This course will review the practice of neuropsychological assessment and basic concepts related to classes of cognitive functions. We will discuss psychometric principals germane to neuropsychological assessment as well as the use of neuropsychological assessment for clinical practice. Laboratory activities will support the acquisition of knowledge related to the practice of neuropsychological practice, including test selection, administration, scoring, data interpretation, and report writing.

CRN: 11367
Instructor: Zimmerman
3 credits


PSYC 7990 R11 - The Teaching of Psychology
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Rose Hill - TTh, 9 a.m. - Noon

Graduate course. The fundamentals of teaching a college course are reviewed, including preparing syllabi, grading, lecturing, and preparing teaching and research statements for job applications, with an emphasis on practical applications. Graduate students only.

CRN: 11368
Instructor: Andover
3 credits


Spanish

SPAN 5090 R21 - Spanish for Reading
Session II,  June 30 - August 4, 2020
Rose Hill - TTh, 9 a.m. - Noon

Graduate course. Accelerated course in Spanish grammar and reading techniques to prepare students to decipher essays and narrative prose in Spanish in fields appropriate to a variety of graduate programs. Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Consult your advisor.

CRN: 11458
Instructor: Lehman
0 credits