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Course Offerings

These are the 2020 classes that are recommended for Pre-College program participants. If your interests take you elsewhere, please see our full Session II options and request permission to enroll in other courses by emailing summerschool@fordham.edu. Note, courses above the 1000-level often have prerequisites.

Business Administration

CBBU 1001 R21 The Ground Floor
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Online: TWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

This course introduces students to business, to student-focused resources at Fordham, and to personal skills that contribute to success in the study of business administration and beyond. Teamwork and critical thinking are emphasized to encourage students to develop an integrated perspective of business functions. Some sessions will meet offsite.

CRN: 11220
Instructor: Dilorenzo
3 credits


CMBU 2665 L21 Business Communication
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Improved competence in written and verbal business communication skills. Corporate cultures, international communication, conversational strategies, interviewing, problem-solving, and business style are discussed.

CRN: 11229
Instructor: Ball
3 credits

Communication and Media Studies

COMC 3114 L21 Effective Speaking
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Online: W, 6 - 9 p.m.

A study of principles of effective communication with emphasis on the role of public speaking skills in professional life, the importance of critical thinking to communication and its significance in a democratic political system.

Closed
Instructor: Terrigno
4 credits


FITV 1601 L21 Understanding Television
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Critical analysis of television as a storytelling medium. Study of current approaches to television narrative and style. Screenings and discussion of television series and news programming.

CRN: 11276
Instructor: Monk-Payton
4 credits


JOUR 2789 R21 Sports Broadcasting
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Rose Hill: TWTh (hybrid), 6 - 9 p.m.

Can be converted to online if face to face classes are suspended.

This class will provide a detailed study in all aspects of the sports broadcasting industry. Students will be introduced to a wide array of techniques and philosophies for sports broadcasting, from fundamentals and essentials to advanced learning methods. The course will consist of discussions, critiques, learning exercises, take-home assignments, and hands-on practice and participation. The course assumes no prior experience in sports broadcasting.

CRN: 11295
Instructor: Ciafardini
4 credits

Computer Science

CISC 1600 R21 Computer Science I
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.
Can be converted to online if face to face classes are suspended

An introduction to computer problem-solving methods, algorithm development, and computing concepts using a high-level programming language. Emphasis will be placed on program design, coding, debugging and documentation of programs. This course, together with CISC 1100: Structures of Computer Science, serves as the introduction to the computer science and the information science majors.

CRN: 11443
Instructor: TBA
3 credits


CISC 1800 L21 Introduction to Computer Programming
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

This course introduces students to the foundational knowledge in computing and programming via a scripting language such as Python. This course covers the following topics: principles of computing, control structures, functions, recursion, file systems, web applications, and object-oriented programming. The students will learn how to apply computing concepts, structures, and algorithms to solve real world problems.

CRN: 11446
Instructor: Strzemecki
3 credits

Economics

ECON 1100 R21 Basic Macroeconomics
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Can be converted to online if face to face classes are suspended.

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 inter-connection and looks as well at the influence of the Federal Reserve and the government.

CRN: 11263
Instructor: Kintanar
3 credits


ECON 1200 L21 Basic Microeconomics
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.
Can be converted to online if face to face classes are suspended.

Microeconomics focuses on the decisions and interaction of consumers and businesses, resulting in an understanding of the process by which prices and quantities are determined in a market setting. Forms of industrial organization such as competition, monopoly, and oligopoly are explored. Also studied are the markets for labor and other factors of production.

CRN: 11249
Instructor: Wall
3 credits

English

ENGL 1102 L21 Composition II
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Intensive training in the principles of effective expository writing, including attention to the techniques and the ethics of scholarly research. Students will write papers for discussion and analysis.

CRN: 11268
Instructor: Marks-Watton
3 credits


ENGL 1102 R21 Composition II
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Rose Hill: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.
Can be converted to online if face to face classes are suspended.

Intensive training in the principles of effective expository writing, including attention to the techniques and the ethics of scholarly research. Students will write papers for discussion and analysis.

CRN: 11269
Instructor: Campbell
3 credits


 

History

HIST 1000 L21 Understanding Historical Change: Modern Europe
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

We focus on three important eras: The Enlightenment, French Revolution, and Napoleon; the industrial revolution and Victorial society; and the era of total war and tyranny from 1914 to 1945. We will consider how historians explain these developments, and we will concentrate on pivotal historical figures, including Voltaire, Robespierre, Napoleon, Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Churchill, and Hitler.

CRN: 11285
Instructor: Bristow
3 credits


HIST 1220 R21 Understanding Historical Change: Ancient Rome
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Online:
TWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Introduction to Roman history focusing on problems and sources.

CRN: 11284
Instructor: Keil
3 credits

Mathematics

MATH 1000 R21 Precalculus
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The course is designed to allow students entry into calculus courses.

CRN: 11300
Instructor: Smith
3 credits


MATH 1109 L21 Math for Business: Calculus
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.
Can be converted to online if face to face classes are suspended.

Topics include derivatives of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; curve sketching; optimization problems; definite-integrals; and applications to business and economics.

CRN: 11301
Instructor: Zappa
3 credits


MATH 1203 R21 Applied Calculus I
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Online: MW, 1 - 4 p.m.

Calculus for non-science majors. Topics include derivatives of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; curve-sketching and optimization problems; and the definite integral.

CRN: 11303
Instructor: Mast
3 credits


MATH 1206 L21 - Calculus I
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.
Can be converted to online if face to face classes are suspended

Functions, limits, continuity, Intermediate Value Theorem, derivatives and applications, antiderivatives, Riemann sums, definite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

CRN: 11306
Instructor: Gu
4 credits

Natural Sciences

BISC 1010 R21 Foundations of Biology
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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 $75.

CRN: 11210
Instructor: Pool
3 credits


CHEM 1110 R21 Forensic Science
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Online: Th, 1 - 4 p.m.

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 toxicology: glass and soil, paints, fibers, hair, blood, body fluids, fingerprints, toolmarks, and firearms. Several short lab experiments will be required.

CRN: 11221
Instructor: Beer
3 credits


NSCI 1020 L21 Physical Science: Today's World
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Online: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

This course will introduce the non-science major to the applications of physics and chemistry to medical, industrial, and environmental issues. Laboratory sessions will complement the lecture topics.

CRN: 11318
Instructor: Tsukui-Shockey
3 credits


NSCI 1040 L21 People and the Living Environment
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Introduces the non-science major to the place of humans in global biological systems. Topics include principles of population and community ecology, learning and behavior, and evolution and sustainability. Laboratory sessions will complement the lecture topics.

CRN: 11321
Instructor: Egan
3 credits

Philosophy

PHIL 1000 L21 Philosophy of Human Nature
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Online: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

Introduction to the philosophical study of human existence, including consideration of freedom, mind-body, knowledge, etc. Texts include Plato, Augustine or Aquinas, and Descartes.

CRN: 11323
Instructor: Tokay
3 credits


PHIL 1000 R21 Philosophy of Human Nature
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Introduction to the philosophical study of human existence, including consideration of freedom, mind-body, knowledge, etc. Texts include Plato, Augustine or Aquinas, and Descartes.

CRN: 11325
Instructor: Haddad
3 credits

Sociology and Anthropology

ANTH 1500 R21 Introduction to Fashion and Culture
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

In this class, students will be introduced to cultural and media studies concepts that will equip them with the theoretical and methodological tools necessary to explore fashion as a historically situated and context dependent form of communication and meaning making. The course considers the implications of fashion within systems of power, every day acts of self-presentation, and larger politics of representation.

CRN: 11204
Instructor: Garcia
4 credits


SOCI 1100 L21 Introduction to Sociology
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Online: TWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

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 serves as a prerequisite to all other sociology courses and seeks to stimulate students to continue to deepen their understanding of societies.

CRN: 11392
Instructor: Spiegelman
3 credits


SOCI 1100 R21 Introduction to Sociology
Cancelled


SOCI 2925 R21 Media, Crime, Sex, Violence
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.
Can be converted to online if face to face classes are suspended.

An analysis of mass-media reporting, presentation, and explanation. Fulfills the Advanced Social Science requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 11394
Instructor: Wormser
4 credits

Theatre and Visual Arts

THEA 1100 L21 Invitation to Theatre
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Online: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

An introduction to major plays, artists, and forms of theatre in various periods and an investigation into the creative process of theatre today. 

CRN: 11400
Instructor: Maguire
3 credits


THEA 2015 L21 Acting for Non-Majors
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

Introducing acting techniques for non-theatre 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: 11401
Instructor: Kimmel
4 credits


VART 1150 L21 Drawing I
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Can be converted to online if face to face classes are suspended.

Work in pencil, ink, charcoal, and other graphic media designed to involve students in various approaches and attitudes toward representation and expression in drawing.

CRN: 11457
Instructor: Stracquandanio
4 credits


VART 2003 L21 Graphic Design and Digital Tools
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 1 - 5 p.m.

Students will learn the basic tools and operations of several different graphic programs. Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign will be explained through demonstrations, tutorials, and weekly assignments. The focus will be on a conceptual and analytical approach to design vocabulary and problem-solving. Lab fee $75.

CRN: 11405
Instructor: Goldstein
4 credits

Theology

 

THEO 3711 L21 Sacred Texts of the Middle East
Session II, June 30 – August 4, 2020
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Can be converted to online if face to face classes are suspended.

This course introduces students to religious literature from the Middle East, broadly conceived. In the course, students will learn to analyze and contextualize texts from Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia as well as foundational texts of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Zoroastrianism, including the Hebrew Bible and rabbinic writings, the New Testament and early Christian writings, the Qur'an and early Muslim writings. Special attention will be paid to the interactions of these traditions and communities as well as their enduring legacies. 

CRN: 11403
Instructor: Faruque
3 credits