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Graduate Arts and Sciences Summer Courses

Computer and Information Science

CISC 5550 L03 - Cloud Computing
Session III, May 28-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center - Sundays, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/14, 7/21

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:
Instructor: Bhuiyan
3 credits


CISC 6630 L03 - Wireless Security
Session III, May 28-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center - Saturdays, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/13, 7/20

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:
Instructor: Candeias
3 credits


CISC 6640 L03 - Privacy and Security in Big Data
Session III, May 28-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center - Sundays, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/14, 7/21

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 security and privacy of the users. Real world examples will be studied and analyzed to enable students to apply the 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:
Instructor: Bhuiyan
3 credits


CISC 6800 L03 - Malware and Software Security
Session III, May 28-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center - Saturdays, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/13, 7/30

Graduate course. This course is the 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:
Instructor: Bhuiyan
3 credits


CISC L03 - Block Chain Technology
Session III, May 28-August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center

 

CRN:
Instructor: Staff
3 credits

 


Economics

ECON 5006 R11 - Programming for Economics and Finance
Session I, May 28-June 27, 2019
Rose Hill

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:
Instructor: Rengifo
3 credits


ECON 5020 R21 - African Economic Development
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill

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:
Instructor: Themeli
3 credits


ECON 5032 TBA - Economics of Transfer Pricing
Session TBA,
TBA

Graduate course. The reorganization of corporations into large multinational units with diverse operations has given renewed interest in the issue of transfer pricing of goods and services as they move between corporate units. Transfer pricing gives rise to a host of taxation and economic issues. In this course, we focus on economics models for transfer pricing using agency theory and game theory and discuss Hirshleifer's theories of corporate organization. We then discuss a variety of tax issues that arise under different pricing schemes and work through case studies to provide a well-rounded perspective of how theory relates to practice. Open to seniors with a 3.0 GPA or better with permission of professor, program director, and class dean and have completed ECON 3118

CRN:
Instructor: TBA
3 credits


ECON 5040 R11 - Strategic Financial Management
Session I, May 28-June 27, 2019
Rose Hill

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:
Instructor: Rengifo
3 credits


ECON 5415 R11 - Gender and Economic Development
Session I, May 28-June 27, 2019
Rose Hill

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:
Instructor: Combs
3 credits


ECON 5540 R21 - Emerging Markets
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill

Graduate course. Analyzes emerging financial markets in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Students must prepare a study regarding one country's macroeconomic performance, foreign exchange market and stock market. Complements POSC 6911, Political Risk Analysis. Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Please consult your advisor.

CRN:
Instructor: Schwalbenberg
3 credits


ECON 5740 R11 - GIS Mapping in Stata and R
Session I, May 28-June 27, 2019
Rose Hill

Graduate course. This course studies the mapping of long data sets into geographical information systems (GIS) by programming SATA and R. Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of

CRN:
Instructor: McLeod
3 credits


English

ENGL 5020 L11 - "Fear on the Homefront": The literature of peace and war
Session I, May 28-June 27, 2019
Lincoln Center

The decision to wage war is one of the most consequential choices we make. The struggle to achieve and maintain peace is one of the most challenging and abstract human goals. For all the ways that war and peace are tied up with politics, we can come to a better understanding of our human experience of peace and war through art. This seminar explores literary and cinematic representations of peace and war from Classical times to the present day. We look at war stories and the special case of civil war, as well as the more recent phenomenon of fear on the homefront. We end with a unit on pacifism and peace work. We will read nonfiction sources highlighting ethical and more ideas about war (by Abraham Lincoln, Simone Weil, Jean Methke Elshain, Michael Walzer and others). Authors include Homer, Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf, Vera Brittain, and many others.

CRN:
Instructor: Fernald
3 credits


French

FREN 5090 L11 - French for Reading
Session I, May 28-June 27, 2019
Lincoln Center

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

CRN:
Instructor: Andrew Clark
0 credits


History

HIST 5420 R21 - Sin, Sex, Crime
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill

Sin and forgiveness were at the heart of the Christian message. In European tradition, sin and crime were closely related. This course examines the history of sin and crime from ancient Christianity to the present, focusing on the rise of sexual derelicts.

CRN:
Instructor: Myers
4 credits


Latin

LATN 5090 R11 - Latin for Reading
Session I, May 28-June 27, 2019
Rose Hill

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 3.0 or better. Please consult your advisor.

CRN:
Instructor: McGowan
0 credits


LATN 5093 R21 - Ecclesiastical Latin
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill

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:
Instructor: McGowan
3 credits


Medieval Studies

MVST 5310 R11 - Chivalric Romance
Session I, May 28-June 27, 2019
Rose Hill

Graduate course. This seminar will look at the genre of the chivalric romance at the intersection of different vernacular traditions and genres. What happens to Chretien de Troyes' classics when they are adapted to the language and culture of another country? And how does the romance relate to the chanson de geste, the saint's life, the lai, or the fabliau? What if the protagonist is not a knight but rather a woman? Or a peasant? A Saracen? A pope? Or a combination of some of the above? The goal of this seminar will be to provide an overview of the wide range of romance themes and adaptations in Europe, including their reception to the present day. Students are expected to read and a well-annotated Middle English romance in the original. All other texts can be prepared in translation, while some of the class time will be dedicated to closely reading some crucial passages in the original Latin, Old French, and Middle High German. Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Please consult your advisor.

CRN:
Instructor: Staff
4 credits


Political Science

POSC 5244 R11 - Elections and Campaign Management Internship
Session I, May 28-June 27, 2019
Rose Hill

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

CRN:
Instructor: McDermott/Cuevas-Molina/Heersink
3 credits


POSC 5299 R21 - Special Topics in Elections and Campaign Management
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill

Graduate course. 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:
Instructor: McDermott
3 credits


POSC 6991 R11 - Political Risk Analysis
Session I, May 28-June 27, 2019
Rose Hill

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:
Instructor: Entelis
3 credits


Psychology

PSYC 6066 R21 - History and Systems of Psychology
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill

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:
Instructor: Mattson
3 credits


PSYC 7990 R21 - The Teaching of Psychology
Session II, July 2-August 6, 2019
Rose Hill

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:
Instructor: Annunziato
3 credits