Interdisciplinary Studies (PCS) Summer Courses

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COMC-2113-PW1 - Interpersonal Communication
Summer Session III, May 28 - August 6, 2024
Online, Asynchronous

Open to PCS and visiting students. An introduction to the basic tools of behavioral research as applied to the study of interpersonal communication. Topics such as human relationships, communication competence, conflict negotiation, intercultural communication, communication and gender, and mediated interpersonal communication are covered.

CRN: 15839

Instructor: Bigaouette, Laura
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: CCMS, JOUR

IDIS-0100-V21 - Fordham Pre-Law Institute
Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
Online, TBA

Open to PCS and visiting students. This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system and U.S. law. Tentative topics covered include:Introduction to the U.S. Legal System, Constitutional Law, Corporate Law, Criminal Justice, Civil Procedure and Litigation, Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG), Intellectual Property and Data Privacy, Issues in Equality, Legal Research and Legislation/Regulation. Students will additionally work on their rhetoric and argument skills in preparation for the rigors of law school. A panel will discuss paths to practice in the public interest. Optional sessions will prepare students for the law school admissions process and the first year of law school. 

Classes are taught by Fordham Law School faculty, who will introduce the Socratic method of teaching common in legal education. This course is designed for those contemplating law school but all are welcome.

CRN: 14891

Instructor: TBA
3 credits

IDIS 3080 L31 - Winners and Losers In Literature and Film
Summer Session III, June 22-23 and July 20-21, 2024
Lincoln Center: SatSun, 09:00AM - 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: 15888
Instructor: Bach, John
4 credits

ORGL-2210-PW1 - Ethical Decision Making - Leadership
Summer Session III, May 28 - August 6, 2024
Online, Asynchronous

Open to PCS and visiting students. 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: 14894

Instructor: Bigaouette, Laura
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.