Interdisciplinary Studies (PCS) Summer Courses

Please visit our course search page for up to date course listings and Fordham attributes.

View all available syllabi.

IDIS 0100 V21 - Fordham Pre-Law Institute
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
Online: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system and U.S. law. Topics include Introduction to the U.S. Legal System, Constitutional Law and Legislation/Regulation, Foundations of Private Law, Criminal Justice, Civil Procedure and Litigation, Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and Legal Research and Writing. Classes are taught by Fordham Law School faculty, who will introduce the Socratic method of teaching common in legal education. Optional sessions will prepare students for the law school admissions process, the first year of law school studies, and legal professional development. One class will feature a conversation with law graduates working in various legal positions in the public and private sectors. This course is designed for those contemplating law school but all are welcome.

CRN: 14891

Instructor: TBA
3 credits

COMC 3174 PW1 - Public Relations
Summer Session III, May 30 - August 7, 2023
Online, Asynchronous

Provides knowledge of the basic concepts of public relations and instruction in the use of various media in reaching specific publics. Through lectures, writing assignments, and in-class workshops, students will learn the basic concepts of public relations and the methodology of using various media to reach specific audiences.

CRN: 14897

Instructor: Horowitz, Steven
4 credits

Prerequisites: COMM 1000 or COMM 1010
Fordham course attributes: CCMS, FASH, JOUR, PJCR

ENGL 3836 L31 - Fiction Into Film
Summer Session III, May 30 - August 7, 2023
Lincoln Center, Weekend Intensive: Sat/Sun, June 24-25, July 22-23, 08:30AM - 05:00PM

Cinematic adaptation of novels and short stories. Problems of narrative, genre, film language, imitation, etc., will be studied in the works of filmmakers such as Bresson, Merchant/Ivory, Antonioni, Wyler, Renoir, Lean, Bunuel, etc. Lab fee.

CRN: 14893

Instructor: Bach, John
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: COLI

HIST 3657 R31 - American Constitution
Summer Session III, May 30 - August 7, 2023
Rose Hill, Weekend Intensive: Sat/Sun, June 10-11, July 15-16, 08:30AM - 05:00PM

The U.S. Constitution is one of the extraordinary codes of law in history, the culmination of the development of liberty within a self-governing republic, and the model for modern democratic government.  Yet the course of its interpretation has been contentious and often divisive, revealing schisms between liberalism and conservatism, between citizenship and partisanship, in the quest for American identity.  This course will focus on the principles of American constitutionalism--its evolution from the historical roots, the adoption of the Constitution, and its development in relation to legal, political and social changes in American history.

CRN: 15077

Instructor: Fein, Gene
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: AHC, AMST, APPI, ASHS, ASRP, HIAH, HIUL

ORGL 2210 PW1 - Ethical Decision Making - Leadership
Summer Session III, May 30 - August 7, 2023
Online, Asynchronous

Focuses on basic ethical viewpoints as a foundation and examines specific characteristics of business life through cases and examples. The fact that there is not one universal set of behaviors one considers ethical and no guidelines to follow to determine ethical behavior poses unique challenges to contemporary leaders. Yet, leaders are faced with situations where individual values may conflict with those of teams or organizations. Topics include professional responsibility and loyalty, conflict of interest, employee rights, personal integrity, and critical thinking in decision-making.

CRN: 14894

Instructor: Bigaouette, Laura
3 credits

ORGL 3120 R31 - Leading Innovation: Strategies for Growth
Summer Session III, May 30 - August 7, 2023
Rose Hill, Hybrid: W, 06:00PM - 08:45PM (10 week) first class meeting on June 7 will be conducted in person and online synchronously, all other classes will be conducted online.  There will also be one hour each week of instructor-led asynchronous coursework in Blackboard.

In this course, students will gain a deeper understanding of why companies need exceptional leaders who can manage both exploiting established businesses and exploring innovative products and services. Through concrete examples, students will learn how to bring products to the right markets in a timely and efficient manner. They will be able to reflect on their own personal development and leadership skills.

CRN: 15158

Instructor: Politzer, Andre 
4 credits

SOCI 3610 R11 - The Family
Summer Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2023
Rose Hill, Hybrid: TTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

The study of American family patterns within the context of cultural variations throughout the world. Course will examine past myths about the American family; present trends in American family life, such as changing sex roles, new concepts of child-rearing, and adjustment of kin networks to metropolitan settings; and newly-emerging forms of marriage and the family. Supplemental asynchronous online coursework will be required in this course.

CRN: 14896

Instructor: Rodier, Ann
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: AMST, ASHS, ASSC, WGSS

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.