Summer Session Course Offerings

These are the 2023 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.

  • CBBU 1001 L21 - The Ground Floor
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Lincoln Center: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    This course introduces first-year Gabelli School of Business students to key business concepts and the major business disciplines. It creates an awareness of the interdependency of these business disciplines—an awareness which is key to operating a successful business. Students will begin to develop critical thinking, business writing, and teamwork skills that are essential for success in today’s global business environment. Students will also be introduced to Stakeholder Capitalism and the Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors, revealing how they align with the Gabelli vision of creating students with mindsets and capabilities that enable business to move society forward.

    CRN: 14955

    Instructor: Daly, Robert
    3 credits


    CMBU 2665 L21 - Business Communication
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Lincoln Center: 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: 14956

    Instructor: Ball, Clarence
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: BUMI

  • COMC 1101 R21 - Communication and Culture: History, Theory, Methods
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Rose Hill, Hybrid: TTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    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: 14933

    Instructor: Krebs, Emily
    4 credits

    Prerequisites: COMM 1000 or COMM 1010
    Fordham course attributes: ACUP, AMST, ASAM, ASHS, DISA, DTEM, DTMM

  • ECON 1100 L21 - Basic Macroeconomics
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Lincoln Center: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    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: 14953

    Instructor: Gomez Gonzalez, Patricia
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: ACMI, BUMI, FRSS, IPE, LPBC, SSCI

  • ENGL 1101 R21 - Composition I
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Rose Hill: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    Instruction in sentence and paragraph construction, reading comprehension skills and analysis, the basic principles of grammar with an emphasis on diagnosing and solving persistent problems, and principles of argumentation and evidence. Weekly assignments and regular grammar exercises to build confidences and competence in college writing.

    CRN: 14985

    Instructor: Bolger, Elizabeth
    3 credits


    ENGL 1102 L21 - Composition II
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Lincoln Center: 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: 14954

    Instructor: Zaman, Amal
    3 credits


    ENGL 1102 R21 - Composition II
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Rose Hill: 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: 14986

    Instructor: McEleney, Corey
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: EP2

  • HIST 1100 R21 - Understanding Historical Change: American Slavery and Jacksonian Democracy 1812-1850
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Rose Hill: 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: 14992

    Instructor: Alcenat, Westenley
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: AMST, APPI, ASHS, FRHE, FRHI, HC


    HIST 1300 L21 - Understanding Historical Change: Medieval
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Lincoln Center: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    Introduction to the nature and methods of historical study and the examination of specific topics essential for understanding the emergence and development of Europe from the decline of the Roman Empire to the early Renaissance. A topical study of political, social, economic, religious, and cultural issues, ideas, and institutions.

    CRN: 14942

    Instructor: Bruno, Christina
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: EP1, FRHI, HC, MVST, OCHS, OCST

  • MAND 1501 V21 - Intermediate Mandarin I
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    Intermediate Mandarin I will continue introducing students to the fundamentals of the Mandarin language, emphasizing the five main components of language acquisition (reading, writing, listening, speaking, and cultural competence) using a task- and content-based Mandarin learning program. Conducted in Mandarin. Lab fee.

    CRN: 15021

    Instructor: Lai, Tinny
    3 credits

    Prerequisites: MAND 1001 or MAND 1002
    Fordham course attributes: CNST, IPE, ZLB1

  • MATH 1203 V21 - Applied Calculus I
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    This calculus course is designed for students who do not require Calculus 2 or other upper-level math courses as part of their major. Topics include derivatives of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; curve sketching; and optimization problems.

    CRN: 15004

    Instructor: Mast, Maura
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: ENVS, MCR, NEUR


    MATH 1206 L21 - Calculus I
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    This calculus course is intended for science and math majors. Topics include limits; continuity; intermediate value theorem; derivatives; mean value theorem; applications such as curve sketching, optimization, related rates, linear approximation, and differentials; antiderivatives; Riemann sums; definite integrals; the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; substitution rule; inverse functions and their derivatives; and logarithmic and exponential functions.

    CRN: 14957

    Instructor: TBA
    4 credits

    Fordham course attributes: ENVS, MCR, NEUR

  • BISC 1010 R21 - Foundations in Biology
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Rose Hill: 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. Lab fee.

    CRN: 14965

    Instructor: Fariello, Dawn
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: BESN, BIOE, LSCI, ZLB3


    CHEM 1110 R21 - Forensic Science
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Rose Hill, 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. Lab fee.

    CRN: 14934

    Instructor: TBA
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: PSCI, ZLB3


    NSCI 1030 L21 - Human Function and Dysfunction
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Lincoln Center: 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: 14959

    Instructor: Lockard, Meghan
    3 credits

    Prerequisites: NSCI 1010 or NSCI 1020
    Fordham course attributes: BESN, BIOE, LSCI

  • PHIL 1000 L21 - Philosophy of Human Nature
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Lincoln Center: 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: 14960

    Instructor: Desantis, Richard
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: FRPT


    PHIL 1000 R21 - Philosophy of Human Nature
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Rose Hill: 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: 14995

    Instructor: Fior, Lia
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: FRPT

  • PSYC 1200 R21 - Foundations of Psychology with lab
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Rose Hill: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    A systematic examination of the methods and content of psychology as a life science. A survey of history and development, principles, and theories of psychology related to sensation and perception, learning, cognition, motivation, developmental, personality, abnormal, and social psychology. Lab fee.

    CRN: 14948

    Instructor: TBA
    4 credits

    Fordham course attributes: ZLB3

  • ANTH 1100 L21 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Lincoln Center: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    We live in a shrinking international arena that demands greater sensitivity to the diversity of cultural patterns surrounding us. In this course, students investigate human beliefs and behavior, particularly in regard to forms of communication, marriage and the family, adaptions to the environment and to political, economic and religious institutions in a variety of past and present cultures.

    CRN: 14944

    Instructor: George, Diane
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: ANEF, ANEG, ANLF, ANLG, ANRF, ANRG


    SOCI 1100 R21 - Introduction to Sociology
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Rose Hill: 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: 14998

    Instructor: Bougdaeva, Saglar
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: FRSS, SSCI

  • SPAN 1001 V21 - Introduction to Spanish I
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Online: 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. Lab fee.

    CRN: 15022

    Instructor: Jacobs, Kristina
    5 credits

    Fordham course attributes: ZLB1

  • THEA 2015 L21 - Acting for Non-majors
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Lincoln Center: 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: 15073

    Instructor: Kimmel, Michael
    4 credits

    Fordham course attributes: THME


    VART 1128 L21 - Digital Photography
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Lincoln Center: 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. Lab fee.

    CRN: 14946

    Instructor: Apicella-Hitchcock, Stephan
    4 credits

    Fordham course attributes: NMAT, NMDD, VAPH, ZLB5


    VART 1138 R21 - Watercolor Painting
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Rose Hill: MTWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    An introductory course in watercolor exploring the possibilities of the medium. Students will develop an understanding of value, color and composition while using techniques such as wet into wet, dry brush, washes and layering.

    CRN: 14999

    Instructor: Grimm, Rachael
    4 credits

    Fordham course attributes: VAPD

  • THEO 1000 L21 - Faith and Critical Reasoning
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Lincoln Center: 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: 14892

    Instructor: Parmach, Robert
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: FRPT, REST, THFR


    THEO 1000 R21 - Faith and Critical Reason
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
    Rose Hill: 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: 15001

    Instructor: Benjamin, Van Dyne
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: FRPT, REST, THFR