Summer Session Course Offerings

These are the 2022 classes that are recommended for Pre-College program participants. If your interests take you elsewhere, please see our Session II options (Term) and request permission to enroll in other courses by emailing summerschool@fordham.edu. Note, courses above the 1000-level often have prerequisites.

  • ARHI 1100 V21 - Art History Introduction
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    This course is an introduction to the study of art history, approached from a global perspective. It reaches back to Cycladic art (c. 3300 to 1100 BCE) and ends with the present. Because most human societies have created art, this course looks at works created in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa. And since art objects can and do move across cultural boundaries, it also looks at the cross-cultural transmission of artworks. Students will learn about how peoples across space and time created works of art and architecture in response to social crisis, as an aid to or container of ritual, and to express norms and ideals of gender. Students will come to understand how and why abstraction and naturalism emerged at different times and places. 

    CRN: 13780
    Instructor: Fostano, Katherina
    3 credits

  • CBBU 1001 L21 - The Ground Floor
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center, Manhattan: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    This course introduces first-year students to business, to student-focused resources at Fordham, and to personal skills that contribute to success at GSB and beyond. Teamwork and critical thinking are emphasized to encourage students to develop an integrated perspective of business functions.

    CRN: 13844
    Instructor: Daly, Robert
    3 credits


    CMBU 2665 L21 - Business Communication
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center, Manhattan: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    This course offers a chance to improve basic competency in written and verbal business communication skills. The ability to communicate well is crucial to career success. Corporate cultures, international communications, conversational strategies, timed writing, interviewing, problem solving, business style are discussed.

    CRN: 13845
    Instructor: Ball, Clarence
    3 credits

  • COMC 1101 L21 - Communication and Culture: History, Theory Methods
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center, Manhattan: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    An introduction to the history, theory and methods of Communication Studies, Media Studies, and Cultural Studies. This serves as the required introductory course for the major in Communication and Culture. It 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.

    CRN: 13778
    Instructor: D'Aiello, Alan
    4 credits


    DTEM 2452 L21 - Game Culture: Theory Practice
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center, Manhattan Hybrid: MTWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    Games are everywhere and over 155 million Americans play them regularly on tabletops and electronic devices across the county. Their prevalence has prompted the medium as a space for expression, art, and meaning-making. Moving beyond the notion of simple entertainment games are creating provocative experiences to promote change or understanding. This course emphasizes exploration and critical thinking as we discover how games are designed to address issues such as social justice, gender representation, behavioral change, and education. Through analyzing game artifacts and engaging in creative exercises, students will be able to think critically about games and how they are designed. Students will apply this literacy into their own game projects. This course is open to anyone who is interested in games and their possibilities.

    CRN: 13808
    Instructor: Vicari, Christopher
    4 credits


    JOUR 2789 R21 - Sports Broadcasting
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Rose Hill, Bronx Hybrid: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    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: 13812
    Instructor: Ciafardini, Robert
    4 credits

  • CISC 1800 V21 - Introduction To Computer Programming
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Online: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    This course introduces students to the foundational knowledge in computing and programming via a scripting languages 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.

    CRN: 13799
    Instructor: Kounavelis, Nikitas
    3 credits


    CISC 1810 V21 - Introduction To Computer Programming Lab
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Online: M, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    Introduction to computer programming lab: to reinforce the materials learned in CISC 1800.

    CRN: 13800
    Instructor: Kounavelis, Nikitas
    1 credit

  • ECON 1100 L21 - Basic Macroeconomics
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center, Manhattan: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    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 interconnections, and looks as well at the influence of the Federal Reserve and the federal government.

    CRN: 13816
    Instructor: TBA
    3 credits


    ECON 1200 R21 - Basic Microeconomics
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Rose Hill, Bronx: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    Microeconomics studies the decisions and interaction of consumers and businesses, resulting in an understanding of the process by which prices and quantities are determined in a market setting. Forms of industrial organization such as competition, monopoly and oligopoly are explored. Also studied are the markets for labor and other factors of production.

    Canceled
    Instructor: TBA
    3 credits


    ECON 1200 V21 - Basic Microeconomics
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Online: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    Microeconomics studies the decisions and interaction of consumers and businesses, resulting in an understanding of the process by which prices and quantities are determined in a market setting. Forms of industrial organization such as competition, monopoly and oligopoly are explored. Also studied are the markets for labor and other factors of production.

    CRN: 13819
    Instructor: James, Duncan
    3 credits

  • ENGL 1102 L21 - Composition II
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center, Manhattan: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    Intensive training in the principles of effective expository writing, with an emphasis on sound logic, correct grammar, and persuasive rhetoric. Introduces research techniques, including use of the library, conventions and principles of documentation, analysis of sources, and ethics of scholarly research. Weekly papers will be written and discussed.

    CRN: 13827
    Instructor: Garner, James
    3 credits


    ENGL 1102 R21 - Composition II
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Rose Hill, Bronx: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    Intensive training in the principles of effective expository writing, with an emphasis on sound logic, correct grammar, and persuasive rhetoric. Introduces research techniques, including use of the library, conventions and principles of documentation, analysis of sources, and ethics of scholarly research. Weekly papers will be written and discussed.

    CRN: 13829
    Instructor: Forbes, Madison
    3 credits

    MLAL 2000 L21 - Texts and Contexts: Narratives of the Italian Nation
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center, Manhattan: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    This course examines the way in which the literary and artistic forms of modern Italy represent political and social movements such as revolution, unification, modernization, and migration. We will focus on texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries that utilize differing modes -- such as fiction, nonfiction, film, poetry, and music -- and we will analyze how these texts draw upon, reflect and refashion the meaning of historical events. In juxtaposing texts of different types, we will explore the mechanisms by which symbols and ideas are inherited through and adapted to differing contexts. Taught in English.

    CRN: 13876
    Instructor: Lapenta Long, Kathleen
    3 credits

  • HIST 1100 R21 - Understanding Historical Change: American Slavery and Jacksonian Democracy 1812-1850
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Rose Hill, Bronx: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    Introduction to the nature and methods of historical study and examination of specific topics focusing on significant periods in the development of the U.S. and considering them in the light of certain elements shaping that history. Among these elements are the constitutional and political system; and the society's ideals, structure, economic policy, and world outlook.

    CRN: 13859
    Instructor: Alcenat, Westenley
    3 credits


    CLAS 1220 V21 - Understanding Historical Change: Ancient Rome
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    Introduction to Roman History focusing on problems and sources.

    CRN: 13804
    Instructor: Keil, Matthew
    3 credits

  • MATH 1000 R21 - Precalculus
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Rose Hill, Bronx: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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

    CRN: 13860
    Instructor: Ryham, Rolf
    3 credit


    MATH 1100 L21 - Finite Mathematics
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center, Manhattan: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    Solutions to systems of linear equations, counting techniques including Venn diagrams, permutations, combinations, probability, Bayes theorem, Markov chains. This course is designed to introduce general liberal arts students to the use of mathematics as a tool in the solution of problems that arise in the "real world". Applications will be chosen from areas such as business, economics, and other social and natural sciences. These applications will be based upon mathematical topics chosen from a field called Finite Mathematics. Specific topics to be covered may include Linear Programming, Probability, Statistics, and Finance. The only prior knowledge expected is arithmetic, elementary algebra, and graphing, which students should already be familiar with from previous high school or college courses and/or the Mathematics Workshop.

    CRN: 13861
    Instructor: Wood, Evan
    3 credits


    MATH 1203 V21 - Applied Calculus I
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    This course is designed for students who do not intend to take Calculus 2 or other upper-level math courses. Topics include derivatives of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; curve sketching; and optimization problems.

    CRN: 13863
    Instructor: Mast, Maura
    3 credits


    MATH 1206 L21 - Calculus I
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center, Manhattan: MTWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    Calculus for science and math majors. Functions, limits, continuity, Intermediate Value Theorem. The derivative and applications, antiderivatives, Riemann sums, definite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

    CRN: 13864
    Instructor: Begum, Jania
    4 credits

  • 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.

    BISC 1010 R21 - Foundations In Biology
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Rose Hill, Bronx: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    In this introductory course for non-science majors, a general survey of the characteristics of life is presented, including such topics as cellular biology, metabolism, organ systems, genetics, development, evolution, behavior, and ecology. All forms of life will be studied, with emphasis on the human body and human evolutionary history.

    CRN: 13781
    Instructor: Pool, Justin
    3 credits


    CHEM 1110 R21 - Forensic Science
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Rose Hill, Bronx Hybrid: Th, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    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 science. Topics include fires, explosions, drugs, forensic toxicology, glass and soil, paints, fibers, hair, blood, body fluids, fingerprints, toolmarks, and firearms. Several short lab experiments will be required.

    CRN: 13788
    Instructor: Beer, Robert
    3 credits


    NSCI 1020 L21 - Physical Sciences: Today's World
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center, Manhattan Hybrid: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    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.

    CRN: 13890
    Instructor: Bartlett, Paul
    3 credits


    NSCI 1030 L21 - Human Function and Dysfunction
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center, Manhattan: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    Introduces the non-science major to intrinsic and extrinsic factors affecting the human body. Topics include genetic engineering, neuroscience, behavior, and disease. Laboratory sessions will complement the lecture topics.

    CRN: 13894
    Instructor: Vallone, Steven
    3 credits


    NSCI 1030 V21 - Human Function and Dysfunction
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    Introduces the non-science major to intrinsic and extrinsic factors affecting the human body. Topics include genetic engineering, neuroscience, behavior, and disease. Laboratory sessions will complement the lecture topics.

    CRN: 13892
    Instructor: Woldstad, Christopher
    3 credits

  • PHIL 1000 L21 - Philosophy Of Human Nature
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center, Manhattan: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    This course is a philosophical reflection on the central metaphysical and epistemological questions surrounding human nature, which includes discussion of some or all of the following problems: the body/soul distinction and the mind/body problem; the problem of knowledge (relativism, skepticism, the objectivity of knowledge, faith, and reason); free will and determinism; self and society (subjectivity, personhood, sociality, historicity, and tradition); and the elements of identity (such as race, gender, sexuality, ability, and socioeconomic status). At least 60% of each section of the course is devoted to readings from Plato, Aristotle, Augustine or Aquinas, and Descartes. Each section includes some writings by at least one contemporary figure and one figure coming from a group traditionally underrepresented in philosophy.

    CRN: 13896
    Instructor: Hahn, Noah
    3 credits


    PHIL 1000 R21 - Philosophy Of Human Nature
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Rose Hill, Bronx: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    This course is a philosophical reflection on the central metaphysical and epistemological questions surrounding human nature, which includes discussion of some or all of the following problems: the body/soul distinction and the mind/body problem; the problem of knowledge (relativism, skepticism, the objectivity of knowledge, faith, and reason); free will and determinism; self and society (subjectivity, personhood, sociality, historicity, and tradition); and the elements of identity (such as race, gender, sexuality, ability, and socioeconomic status). At least 60% of each section of the course is devoted to readings from Plato, Aristotle, Augustine or Aquinas, and Descartes. Each section includes some writings by at least one contemporary figure and one figure coming from a group traditionally underrepresented in philosophy.

    CRN: 13897
    Instructor: Rajagopal, Sanjana
    3 credits

  • PHYS 1201 V21 - Introduction To Astronomy
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Online: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    Includes discussions of the solar system, stars, galaxies and cosmology. Method of making observations. An investigation of physical phenomena including lenses spectroscopy and refraction. Direct observation through the telescope of celestial objects depending on their position and weather conditions. Astro photography and film development is also available. The lab is intended for the student with little mathematical background. Note that there will be regular night-time observation labs. (No lab fee).

    CRN: 13905
    Instructor: Miessein, Desire
    3 credits

  • PSYC 2900 R21 - Psychopathology
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Rose Hill, Bronx: MTWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    Analysis of the development and structure of the abnormal personality. Consideration of neuroses and major psychoses as well as the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental disorders is given.

    CRN: 13928
    Instructor: Rodier, Ann
    4 credits


    PSYC 3600 L21 - Multicultural Psychology
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center, Manhattan: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    The focus of this course is the multicultural applicability of scientific and professional psychology. Traditional psychological theories, scientific psychology, psychological tests, and the practice of psychology will be examined and critiqued from cultural and socio-historical perspectives. Contemporary psychological theories and research specific to men, women, gay men, lesbians, and race/ethnicity will be reviewed.

    CRN: 14053
    Instructor: Jimenez Salazar, Maria
    4 credits

  • 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

    IDIS 1250 R21 - Foundations Of Public Health
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Rose Hill, Bronx: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    This course will introduce students to community and public health. We will study the foundations of community and public health using readings and class discussions, and will examine prevailing community and health problems and new developments. There will be an emphasis on developing the knowledge base and skills necessary for a career in health education and health promotion. Topics will include definitions of health, community health, public health, and mental health, epidemiology, communicable and noncommunicable diseases, environmental health, health disparities in various population demographics, and racial and ethnic populations. Practitioners and experts in the field will be invited to give presentations to the class. Students will get opportunities to explore the various health issues and discuss prevalence of various diseases, with a focus on COVID-19, diabetes, asthma, and other diseases, as well as opportunities to participate in a volunteer experience in a clinical/hospital setting.

    CRN: 13951
    Instructor: Sankar, Usha
    3 credits

  • ANTH 1200 V21 - Introduction To Biological Anthropology
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Online: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    This introduction to physical (or biological) anthropology satisfies a core life science requirement and serves as a general survey of the biological focus of anthropology. The course summarizes the different areas of physical anthropology and covers the history of evolutionary theories, human genetics and adaptation, primate biology, behavioral ecology and conservation, and an extensive overview of the human fossil record. In particular, we emphasize the variations found in non-human primates and the biological and cultural changes that took place in our ancestors over the past 6.8 million years. Lab sessions will provide a practical introduction to human osteology, primate morphology, primate conservation, and comparisons of human fossil morphology.

    Closed
    Instructor: Johnson, Caley
    3 credits


    ANTH 1500 L21 - Introduction To Fashion and Culture
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center, Manhattan: MTWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    This introductory lecture course is required for students pursuing the fashion studies minor. 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, every day acts of self-presentation, and larger politics of representation.

    CRN: 13932
    Instructor: Garcia, Gloria
    4 credits


    SOCI 1100 R21 - Introduction To Sociology
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Rose Hill, Bronx: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    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 is required prior to all other sociology courses and seeks to stimulate students to continue to deepen their understanding of societies.

    CRN: 13933
    Instructor: Durkin, Daniel
    3 credits


    SOCI 3152 V21 - Sociology Of Sports
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Online: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    In all societies, sports and athletics are socially organized into official events, group rituals, tests of manhood, areas for the expression of political sentiments. In modern societies they have become major industries (and their players, cultural heroes and celebrities); spectator sports and their audiences are important features of post-industrial societies.

    CRN: 13937
    Instructor: Benavides, Oswaldo
    4 credits

  • SPAN 1001 L21 - Introduction To Spanish I
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center, Manhattan: MTWTh, 02:00PM - 06:00PM

    An 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.

    CRN: 13871
    Instructor: Mihailovic, Jelena
    5 credits


    SPAN 2001 V21 - Spanish Language and Literature
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    Study of selected literary texts and review of pertinent grammatical structures, textual analysis, composition, and conversation. Conducted in Spanish.

    Closed
    Instructor: Severiche, Guillermo
    3 credits

  • THEA 2015 L21 - Acting For Non-Majors
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center, Manhattan: MTWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    Introductory acting technique for non-theatre performance 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, improvisation, and scene work.

    CRN: 13938
    Instructor: Kimmel, Michael
    4 credits


    THEA 3067 L21 - Solo Vocal Performance
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center, Manhattan: MTTh, 10:00AM - 01:00PM

    So you want to sing cabaret? In this course, students will develop the unique skills for this mode of performance, from identifying your authentic voice to honing your vocal technique to connecting with your audience and promoting yourself. Grounded in the history and business of cabaret, students will work one-on-one with a master teacher in vocal technique and accompanist to craft their own multi-song performance.

    CRN: 13939
    Instructor: Sabella, David
    3 credits


    VART 1124 L21 - Photography I
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center, Manhattan: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    Instruction is offered in basic camera and darkroom techniques of black-and-white photography. Class will also include critiques of students' work and discussions of aesthetic questions pertaining to photography. Students should have adjustable cameras. Additional darkroom hours required.

    Canceled
    Instructor: Lawton III, Joseph
    4 credits

    Fordham course attributes: COMM, VAPH, ZLB5


    VART 1128 V21 - Digital Photography
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Online: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of digital photography. The objectives are to understand camera usage, demonstrate control of image editing and printing, and develop a personal vision. Instruction methods will comprise technical demonstrations, lectures, critiques, screenings, and field trips.

    CRN: 13941
    Instructor: Apicella-Hitchcock, Stephan
    4 credits


    VART 1135 V21 - Visual Thinking
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    A foundation course in visual communication. The course will cover the following topics: visual perception, composition, light and color, drawing perspective, words and images, graphic design, and photography and photo montage.

    CRN: 13943
    Instructor: Wamsley, Lesley
    3 credits


    VART 1150 R21 - Drawing I
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Rose Hill, Bronx: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    Work in pencil, ink, charcoal, and other graphic media designed to involve students in various approaches and attitudes toward representation and expression in drawing.

    CRN: 13942
    Instructor: Stracquadanio, Vincent
    4 credits

  • THEO 1000 R21 - Faith and Critical Reason
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Rose Hill, Bronx: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    An introductory theology course designed to acquaint students with the analytical study of religion and religious experience, and to give them some critical categories of evaluating the history of theological discourse. The academic study of some of the forms, concepts, experience, and theological formulations found in Christianity and various other traditions will be introduced.

    CRN: 13945
    Instructor: Van Dyne, Benjamin
    3 credits


    THEO 1000 V21 - Faith and Critical Reason
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Online: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    An introductory theology course designed to acquaint students with the analytical study of religion and religious experience, and to give them some critical categories of evaluating the history of theological discourse. The academic study of some of the forms, concepts, experience, and theological formulations found in Christianity and various other traditions will be introduced.

    CRN: 13944
    Instructor: Omeike, Henry
    3 credits