Interdisciplinary Studies (PCS) Summer Courses

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HIST 3833 R31 - Screening America's Past
Summer Session III, June 11-12 and July 16-17, 2022
Rose Hill: SatSun, 08:30AM - 05:00PM

Open to PCS and visiting students. An examination of American history as depicted in 20th century American films. We will assess their relative accuracy, cultural context, and contributions to the (mis)shaping of the nation's collective memory.

CRN: 14022
Instructor: Fein, Gene
4 credits

IDIS 1250 R21 - Foundations Of Public Health
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Rose Hill: 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.

Instructor: Sankar, Usha
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: SL

IDIS 0100 L21 - Fordham Pre-Law Institute
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
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 college students are welcome.

CRN: 13950
Instructor: Jaeger-Fine, Toni
3 credits

IDIS 3080 L31 - Winners and Losers In Literature and Film
Summer Session III, June 25-26 and July 30-31, 2022
Lincoln Center: SatSun, 08:30AM - 05:00PM

Open to PCS and visiting students. Literature and film are filled with so-called “winners” and so-called “losers.” Who can claim these titles and why? Who decides and how? In analyzing these topics, we’ll explore what can be learned about the human condition in the individual and in society. Works discussed will include, Snow White; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; Death of a Salesman; Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp; Glengarry Glen Ross; My Left Foot, and others.

CRN: 14020
Instructor: Bach, John
4 credits

ORGL 2200 L21 - Transforming Managers
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Lincoln Center, Tuesday July 5 on campus; July 6 - August 4 MTWTh online, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

This course will take an integrative view of the organization’s transformation, detailing which capabilities are most critical to success while providing key references to what defines the roles of leaders and how managers can acquire and develop leadership skills. There will be a focus on how managers are able to creatively innovate, inspire, and engage people to adapt to fast-paced transformation and minimize the risk of failure.

CRN: 13952
Instructor: Politzer, Andre
4 credits

ORGL 2702 R31 - Interpersonal Communication
Summer Session III, June 25-26 and July 30-31, 2022
Rose Hill: SatSun, 08:30AM - 05:00PM

This course is designed to explore the field of ideas relating to human modes of communication and personal relationships in the shaping of our social environment and in formulating leadership styles. This course focuses not on developing a particular set of “skills” (communication competence), but to explore the overarching structures that influence interpersonal interaction and investigate research on some of the major topics of interpersonal communication. Students will explore such topics as the development of the self-concept, perception, language, nonverbal communication, and conflict management.

CRN: 14295
Instructor: Horowitz, Steven
4 credits

ORGL 2210 PW1 - Ethical Decision Making - Leadership
Summer Session III, May 31 - August 4, 2022
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, and employee rights, personal integrity and critical thinking in decision making.

CRN: 14021
Instructor: Bigaouette, Laura
3 credits

SOCI 4900 L31 - Internship Seminar
Summer Session III, May 31 - August 4, 2022
Lincoln Center, Hybrid: M, 06:00PM - 09:45PM

Placement in a work setting of their choice provides students with an opportunity to assess their own career goals, while simultaneously enriching their understanding of how social groups function. Issues and topics from the sociology of formal organizations, including work role socialization, the organization as a social system, the bureaucracy and its public, formal and social processes in organizations, managerial ideologies and the relation between character and career are discussed. Placements must be obtained through the Internship Program located in the Career Planning and Placement Office.

CRN: 14023
Instructor: Young, Holly
4 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.