Graduate Arts and Sciences Summer Courses

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Center for Society and Ethics

CEED 5600 L11 - Special Topics in Ethics and Society
Summer Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2023
Lincoln Center: TTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

This course will provide students with interdisciplinary perspectives on contemporary issues in ethics and society across the humanities and the social and natural sciences. Class readings and discussions will provide students with the tools to apply ethical principles, theories, and decision-making to issues of social import across diverse contexts and populations.

CRN: 14969

Instructor: Swartzer, Steven
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: CETH, PSIC


Communications and Media Studies

PMMA 5001 V21 - Public Interest Media Theory and Practice
Graduate Summer Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2023
Online: MW, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

Graduate course. Serving as a core introductory course for the Public Media MA program, this class examines central topics in the study and practice of media in the public interest. Students consider what is the role of media and communication in promoting (or constraining) positive social change, and what unique roles do journalists and strategic communication professionals play throughout this process? What do we mean, exactly, by concepts such as public media, the public interest, social justice, and civic engagement? How do historical and contemporary power dynamics, information technologies, and economic structures shape the types of stories that dominate the public sphere, and how do resistant voices find ways to disrupt those narratives over time? Course readings and multimedia materials are drawn from a wide variety of academic disciplines and professional sectors, while course assignments ask students to grapple with real-world topics, aiming to not only analyze social problems but also identify potential solutions.

CRN:15052

Instructor: Levinson, Paul
3 credits

PMMA 5101 V11 - Freedom of Expression
Summer Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2023
Online: TTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

Graduate course. This course examines the history and theory of freedom of expression in the United States. We will trace the philosophical and political origins of free speech, examining key assumptions about human nature, individual liberty, and the role of government in a Democracy underlying the First Amendment. The Constitutional Framers gave us an incredible gift of freedom. But with that freedom comes responsibility. This class explores that tension. When, if ever, should expression be regulated in a Democratic society? When should the rights of the individual be curtailed to protect the group? Should all forms of media have the same degree of freedom? What special challenges are posed by the development of new communication technologies? Are there any types of speech that should be restricted? If so, which ones, and who should decide? Are there certain circumstances when free speech should be curtailed in order to support other interests, such as diversity, equality or respect for differences in religious beliefs? Should limits on speech be allowed in the name of national security? Should certain forms of expression be prohibited during wartime? What kind of restrictions can be placed on public protests? Should propaganda be legal? An investigation of our nation’s history – and the major Supreme Court cases dealing with freedom of expression – suggests that despite often lofty rhetoric about liberty. Americans actually have a great deal of ambivalence about free speech. By studying the application of First Amendment theory to various situations, such as flag burning, hate speech, restrictions on public protests, leaks of classified material and dissent during wartime, we will explore just how much freedom we actually have, and how much we really want to have.

CRN: 14977

Instructor: Levinson, Paul
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: CEED, CENS, PMTC, PSIC

PMMA 6216 L21 -  Communicating Criminal Justice
Graduate Summer Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2023
Lincoln Center, Hybrid: TTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

Graduate course. This course helps students prepare for work involving advocacy or journalism by exploring the criminal justice system, with a focus on the role of communication. The course will present an overview of policing, justice, and incarceration and the information streams each part of the criminal justice system creates. Students will leave the course able to find and use the data created by police, courts, prisons, jails, government agencies, and other organizations involved in criminal justice. Students will also explore issues of ethics and equity in the criminal justice system, and will learn to be discerning consumers of criminal justice journalism, research, and data. Open to students in both the strategic communication and multi-platform journalism tracks of the public media M.A. program, as well as to other graduate students with interest in communicating about criminal justice.

CRN:15079

Instructor: TBD
3 credits


Computer Science

CISC 5380 V21 - Programming with Python
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
Online: MTWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

Graduate course. This course is an introduction to the Python programming language for students without prior programming experience. Students will learn how to use Python both interactively and through a script. The topics covered include variables, strings, numbers, control statements (conditional statements and loops), lists and sequences, functions, dictionaries, recursive functions, classes, and iterators and generators. Python is a programming language with a relatively simple syntax and a powerful set of libraries. After completion of this course, students will be competent in using Python libraries to process numerical and textual data. Working with Python packages for statistical and numerical data analysis, as well as the natural language processing problems, is explored. Matplotlib, a Python 2D plotting library which produces publication-quality figures in a variety of hard-copy formats, is used throughout the course.

CRN: 15095

Instructor: Kounavelis, Nikitas  
3 credits

CISC 5550 V21 - Cloud Computing
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
Online: TTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

Graduate course. This course provides the needed knowledge to understand the technologies and services that enable cloud computing, discusses different types of cloud computing models and investigates security and legal issues associated with cloud computing. Topics include Cloud infrastructure components and interfaces, essential characteristics of Cloud platforms, common deployment modes, techniques for deploying and scaling cloud resources and security implication of cloud resources.

CRN: 15121

Instructor: Ji, Zhou
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: CSNS, CSSS, CYSM, DATA, EDDS

CISC 5900 V11 - Information Fusion
Summer Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2023
Online:

Students will work in teams on large projects selected from practical problems in the public or private sector.  Students also gain on-job experience by working as interns in the field of computer science and information technology.

CRN: 15091

Instructor: Hsu, Frank
3 credits

CISC 6080 PW1 - Capstone Project in Data Science (MSDS Capstone)
Summer Session III, May 30 - August 7, 2023
Online, Asynchronous

Graduate course. The goal of this class is to sharpen students’ skills in data science by designing and implementing a capstone project. Through this class, students should gain a deep understanding of state-of-the-art data science technologies and current 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.

CRN: 15098

Instructor: Weiss, Gary
3 credits

CISC 6081 PW1 - Data Science Practicum
Summer Session III, May 30 - August 7, 2023
Online, Asynchronous

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

CLOSED

Instructor: Zhao, Yijun
3 credits

CISC 6170 PW1 - Special Topics in Data Science
Summer Session III, May 30 - August 7, 2023
Online, Asynchronous

Graduate course. This course concentrates on special state-of-the-art topics in the field of data science. The course content will change from semester to semester.

CRN: 15146

Instructor: Weiss, Gary
3 credits

CISC 6500 V11 - Bioinformatics
Summer Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2023
Online: MTWTh, 06:00PM - 9:00PM

Graduate course. This course studies the relation of (interaction between) molecular biology and information science and the impact and applications of combinatorics, computing, and informatics on the biomedical sciences and clinical processes. Topics include: DNA sequence and alignment, database searching and data analysis, phylogenetic analysis and evolution, genomic and proteomics, structure and function, gene regulatory networks and metabolic pathways, microarray technology, and gene expression algorithms.

CRN: 15122

Instructor: Zilversmit, Martine
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: CSAT, CSDA, DATA

CISC 6600 PW1 - Cloud Computing Security
Summer Session III, May 30 - August 7, 2023
Online, Asynchronous

Graduate course. Cloud computing has evolved as a very emerging computing model and is now becoming a backbone of the IT industry and business, opening the opportunity for on-demand, highly elastic, and infinite computing power with scalability and supporting the delivery of mission-critical enterprise applications and services. Security poses significant challenges in cloud computing environments. This course starts with ground-up coverage on the high-level concepts of cloud landscape, architectural principles, techniques, and real-world best practices applied to cloud service providers and consumers. Then, the course will describe the cloud security architecture, security problems, and techniques, and explore the guiding security design principles and industry security standards. Finally, the course delves deep into the secure cloud architectural aspects, including comprehensive data protection, end-to-end identity management and access control, and monitoring and auditing processes. The course will have project works on important problems providing exposure to scientific research in cloud computing security.

CRN: 15100

Instructor: Bhuiyan, Zakirul Alam 
3 credits

Prerequisites: CISC 5650

CISC 6630 V31 - Wireless Security
Summer Session III, May 30 - August 7, 2023
Online: Sat, 09:00AM - 01:30PM

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.

CRN: 15101

Instructor: Bhuiyan, Zakirul Alam 
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: CYSC, CSNS, CSSS, CYSM


Economics

ECON 5006 R11 - Programming Economics and Finance
Summer Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2023
Online: MW, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

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 LATEX program.

CRN: 14970

Instructor: Rengifo Minaya, Erick
3 credits

ECON 5020 R21 - African Economic Development
Graduate Summer Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2023
Rose Hill: TTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

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.

CRN: 15049

Instructor: Themeli, Booi
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: HULI

ECON 5040 R11 - Strategic Financial Management
Summer Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2023
Rose Hill: TTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

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 divident 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, running the firm efficiently, and if all else fails, bankruptcy.

CRN: 14971

Instructor: Rengifo Minaya, Erick
3 credits

ECON 5415 V11 - Gender and Economic Development
Summer Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2023
Online: MW, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

Graduate course. Analyze the social nature of gender and economic development in a cross-cultural perspective. Topics include household labor, occupational segregation and earnings, inequality in market work, poverty, family structure, public policy and gender equity. The course draws on material from economics and other social sciences to analyze the social nature of gender and economic development in a cross-cultural perspective. Topics include women's household labor; occupational segregation and earnings; inequality in market work; the intersections of gender, class, race, and ethnicity; women and poverty; family structure; public policy and gender equity.

CRN: 14975

Instructor: Combs, Mary Beth
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: CEED, CENS, HULI, PSIC

ECON 5540 R21 - Emerging Markets
Graduate Summer Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2023
Rose Hill: MW, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

Graduate course. Intended primarily for IPED students, this course explores the dynamics of emerging financial markets in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Complimenting and expanding upon the skills learned in POGA 6991 Political Risk Analysis, students learn how to prepare a country study regarding their country's leading macroeconomic indicators, the stability of its foreign exchange market, and the likely returns and risks associated with its stock market. Students are taught how to analyze this data using standard statistical software to forecast trends as well as to estimate returns, volatility and cross-correlations. An optimal portfolio of equity investments in emerging markets is estimated. Interest in analyzing the dynamics of emerging financial markets in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

CRN: 15050

Instructor: Themeli, Booi
3 credits

ECON 5771 R11 - Project Assessment
Summer Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2023
Rose Hill: TTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

Graduate course. Uses the logical framework analysis frequently mandated by USAID to design a results-based system to monitor and evaluate small community development projects.

CRN: 14972

Instructor: Odra, Donna
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: HUCB


History

HIST 5204 PW1 - Medieval Environmental History
Summer Session III, May 30 - August 7, 2023, 2023
Online, Asynchronous

Graduate course. This seminar is intended to familiarize graduate students with current themes and trends in medieval environmental history. Weekly reading assignments comprise historical monographs and scholarly articles in English.

CRN: 15066

Instructor: Bruce, Scott
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: HGVH, MVST, PSEV

HIST 5424 V11 - Women in Science and Technology
Summer Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2023
Online: TTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

Graduate course. Natural knowledge and the manipulation of nature have often been gendered, but how, why, and by whom? This seminar will explore the multitude of ways that women have shaped and been shaped by these gendered visions of nature and the tools for controlling it. What forms of natural knowledge were deemed appropriate for women? Why were women understood to be particularly adept at specific technologies or handicrafts? How were spaces for scientific practice or technological production rendered hospitable or, more often, inhospitable for women? In what ways have systems of scientific authority limited or encouraged the participation of female researchers? How have science and technology been used to act on women's bodies? Are there specifically "womanly" ways of knowing? These and other questions will be explored through cases across a wide range of periods, disciplines, and geographies, allowing us not only to question the shifting place of women within the worlds of science and technology but also to question our assumptions about the place of science and technology within different societies.

CANCELED

Instructor: Shen, Grace
4 credits


IPED

IPED 8080 R21 - IPED Internship
Graduate Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
Rose Hill, Asynchronous

The IPED Internship course provides IPED graduate students with the opportunity to accumulate relevant professional experience and the practical training they need. This course version requires a substantial research component in addition to the internship.

CRN: 15111

Instructor: Schwalbenberg, Henry
3 credits


IPED 8085 R21 - IPED Internship
Graduate Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
Rose Hill, Asynchronous

The IPED Internship course provides IPED graduate students with the opportunity to accumulate relevant professional experience and the practical training they need.

CRN: 15112

Instructor: Schwalbenberg, Henry
.5 credits


IPED 8090 R21 - IPED Intern Fellow
Graduate Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
Rose Hill, Asynchronous

Graduate course. The IPED Intern Fellow course identifies IPED graduate students who have obtained prestigious and competitive internships that provide them with an exceptional opportunity to accumulate relevant professional experience and the practical training they need.

CRN: 15113

Instructor: Schwalbenberg, Henry
3 credits


Latin

LATN 5090 V11 - Latin For Reading
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: MW, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

Graduate course. A course designed for graduate students seeking a reading knowledge of Latin in their discipline. Some prior study of Latin is desirable but not necessary.

CRN: 15080
Instructor: McGowan, Matthew
0 credits

Fordham course attributes: Z413

LATN 5093 V21 - Ecclesiastical Latin
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2022
Online: MW, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

Graduate course. A study of the grammatical structure, form, and vocabulary of Church Latin, focusing on the Bible, the Church Fathers, and medieval thinkers.

CRN: 15081

Instructor: McGowan, Matthew
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: MVSG


Political Science

POSC 6991 R11 - Political Risk Analysis
Summer Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2023
Rose Hill: MW, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

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 will 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. You will also learn the importance of studying foreign relations of a country in order to evaluate the likelihood of any conflict it might have with its neighbors.

CRN: 14973

Instructor: Porter, Geoffrey
3 credits


Psychology

PSYC 6050 R11 – Behavioral Medicine
Summer Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2023
Rose Hill: MW, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

Graduate course. 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: 15071

Instructor: Annunziato, Rachel
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: CLRM, CPCE, CPIE

PSYC 6066 R21 - History and Systems
Graduate Summer Session II, July 5 - August 8
Rose Hill: MW, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

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.

CRN: 15051

Instructor: Mattson, Mark
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: CEED, CENS, CLMB, PSIC

PSYC 6190 L21 - Forensic Assessment
Graduate Summer Session II, July 5 - August 8
Lincoln Center: MW, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

Graduate course. Psychologists who work in legal settings are often confronted with 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 psycho-legal issues. In this course, students will develop a 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 psycho-legal 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.

CRN:

Instructor: Rosenfeld, Barry
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: CPAE, CPCE

PSYC 6190 R21 - Lab for Forensic Assessment
Graduate Summer Session II, July 5 - August 8
Rose Hill: MW, 12:30PM - 02:00PM

Graduate course. Psychologists who work in legal settings are often confronted with 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 psycho-legal issues. In this course, students will develop a 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 psycho-legal 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.

CRN:

Instructor: TBA
0 credits

PSYC 7990 R11 - The Teaching of Psychology
Summer Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2023
Rose Hill: WTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

Graduate course. Theory and practice of college teaching will be reviewed. Topics will include lecturing, demonstrations, assessment methods, out-of-class writing assignments, syllabus preparation, local requirements and values.

CRN: 14974

Instructor: Zimmerman, Molly
3 credits

Classes listed as either Lincoln Center or Rose Hill will meet on-campus only. Classes listed as "Online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during their scheduled meeting times. Students in different time zones should plan accordingly. Session III online courses are asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus at the times indicated; additional online work will also be required.