Summer Session UCSC Program

Students on the Rose Hill Campus love being Rams

Fordham is eager to welcome students from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

Session II: July 2-August 6, 2024

Students from UCSC are invited to participate in Session II classes at Fordham's two beautiful New York City campuses, Lincoln Center in Manhattan and Rose Hill in the Bronx or online.

Students live on campus for five weeks and participate in two courses. Please refer to the program description on your university website and feel free to contact your international office at info.outbound@unicatt.it with questions.

Program Benefits

As a Fordham student for the summer, you will have access to all Fordham University facilities (cafeterias, fitness centers, libraries, computing labs) and you will have the benefit of being steps away from everything NYC has to offer.

Live and learn in the most exciting city in the U.S.

Housing

Housing is available at both the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx and the Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Rose Hill is a traditional 85-acre campus with Gothic architecture and extensive student facilities. Rooms are double occupancy in dorms with shared hall bathrooms. Lincoln Center is located on the upper West Side of Manhattan. Rooms are double occupancy in two- and three-bedroom apartments with living room, kitchen, and bathroom ensuite.

Instructions

You will need to select two courses (at times that do not conflict) to be eligible for the visiting student visa. Please note that the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses are about 30 minutes apart without traffic, so it will not be easy to change campuses between the morning and afternoon classes. Morning and evening or afternoon and evening will be fine! There is a free shuttle to take you between campuses. If you wish to find online options, you can visit the department pages here and look for classes listed as Online in Session 2.

Please note that to receive credit at UCSC, you will need to receive approval from the appropriate faculty at your school.

To apply, please follow the instructions on your university website. When you are ready, please begin by completing the form. Please note: The form indicates the undiscounted tuition amount. You will not be charged tuition when submitting this form. You will only be registered for your chosen courses. Bills will be generated in May, and we will email you when they are ready.

We hope to welcome you to Fordham this summer! Feel free to email us at summerschool@fordham.edu with questions.

Below is a list of courses that are taking place on campus. If you cannot find two on-campus classes that work, you may take one on-campus class and a second course online instead. In the Term criteria, please select Session 2 and you will see all available courses. Search for your class!

View all available syllabi.

  • ACBU-2223-R21 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Rose Hill: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    This course covers how to measure and use cost data for internal decision making under uncertainty. Among the topics covered are job costing, process costing, standard costing, activity-based costing, budgeting, balanced scorecard, direct versus indirect cost measures, cost volume profit analysis, and management control systems.

    CRN: 14988

    Instructor: TBA
    3 credits

  • ARHI 1100 L21 - Art History Introduction: World Art
    Summer Session II, July 2 – August 6, 2024
    Lincoln Center, Hybrid: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    This course is an introduction to the study of art history, approached from a global perspective. It reaches back to Cycladic art (c. 3300 to 1100 BCE) and ends with the present. Because most human societies have created art, this course looks at works created in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa. And since art objects can and do move across cultural boundaries, it also looks at the cross-cultural transmission of artworks. Students will learn about how peoples across space and time created works of art and architecture in response to social crisis, as an aid to or container of ritual, and to express norms and ideals of gender. Students will come to understand how and why abstraction and naturalism emerged at different times and places. Portions of the class will take place online while live sessions will focus on museum visits.

    CRN: 14929

    Instructor: Fostano, Katherina
    3 credits

  • CMBU-2665-L21 - Business Communication
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Lincoln Center: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    This course offers a chance to improve basic competency in written and verbal business communication skills. The ability to communicate well is crucial to career success. Corporate cultures, international communications, conversational strategies, timed writing, interviewing, problem solving, business style are discussed.

    CRN: 14956

    Instructor: Ball, Clarence
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: BUMI

     

    COMC-1101-R21 - Communication and Culture: History, Theory, Methods
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Rose Hill, Hybrid: MW, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    An introduction to the history, theory and methods of Communication Studies, Media Studies, and Cultural Studies. This serves as the required introductory course for the major in Communication and Culture. It provides students with a basic theoretical foundation for understanding the interdisciplinary traditions of our field, an historical examination of key paradigms and theorists, and an overview of the methodological approaches used by scholars of mediated communication. We will explore the ways in which theory and methodology are inextricably intertwined and how their relationship shapes both inquiry and analysis. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction

    CRN: 14933

    Instructor: D'Aiello, Alan
    4 credits


    COMC-2329-L21 - Media Industries
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Lincoln Center, Hybrid: TTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    This course presents an introduction to the critical study of media industries. Students will not only survey institutional, social, and technological histories of the media industries, they will be introduced to scholarly approaches to studying issues such as media organization, the political economy of media, and media governance and regulatory policy. By engaging with recent writing and debates in the field, students will develop the skills necessary to examine media institutions, analyze their operations, and assess their impact on society.

    CRN: 14799

    Instructor: Hockenberry, Matthew
    4 credits


    COMC-4380-L21 - Media and Moral Philosophy
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Lincoln Center, Hybrid: MTTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    This senior values EP4 seminar examines public discourse through the lens of moral philosophy. Debate in the public sphere often uses moral narratives to make sense of difficult issues or events. When something grips the national attention—such as a school shooting, a hotly contested election, or an environmental disaster—we don’t just need to know what happened, we also need to grapple with why. We want to understand whether and how this changes who we are as a society and our place in history. To this end, news and social media create diverse and often contradictory narratives about who is blameworthy and who is a victim, about what moral goods are at stake and the best way to protect and promote them. Understanding these narratives in moral terms is crucial to becoming an ethically informed public citizen, because it helps us grasp the deeply human stakes underlying what may often seem like endless newsfeed chatter. Each iteration of the course focuses on a different issue. In this version of the course, we will be looking at the moral narratives around gender.

    CRN: 14931

    Instructor: Schwartz, Margaret
    4 credits


    DTEM-4480-L21 - Digital Media and Public Responsibility
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Lincoln Center, Hybrid: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    An examination of the public cultures, goods, and problems that emerge from the ongoing integration of digital media into everyday life. This course goes beyond a traditional focus on personal problems and responsibilities to explore how publics have and can take collective responsibility to address structural inequities in a digital society.

    CRN: 14930

    Instructor: Donovan, Gregory
    4 credits


  • CISC-1600-L21 - Computer Science I
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Lincoln Center: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    Introductory course designed for the beginning students. It will define the 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 Structures of Computer Science (CS 1100) serve as the introductory courses for both the computer science and the computer systems management applications major.

    CRN: 15713

    Instructor: Strzemecki, Tadeusz
    3 credits

    Corequisites: CISC-1610


    CISC-1610-L21 - Computer Science I Lab
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Lincoln Center: TWTh, 04:00PM - 05:00PM

    A series of programming and laboratory assignments to reinforce the materials learned in CISC 1600. Lab fee.

    CRN: 15714

    Instructor: Strzemecki, Tadeusz
    1 credit


    CISC-2540-LP2 - Introduction to Video Game Design
    Summer Session II, July 8-18, 2024
    Lincoln Center: MTWThF, 10:00AM - 04:00PM

    This course provides a gentle and fun introduction to the design and production of computer-based video games, for students with no prior programming experience. Students will learn principles of game design, and apply them to create an actual computer game. Students will also research aspects of games and/or the game industry, write term papers about their topics, and give presentations on them.

    This course is open to high school students accepted into the Fordham Summer Leaders Academy as well as college students.

    CRN: 15830

    Instructor: Vicari, Christopher
    4 credits

  • ECON-1100-L21 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Lincoln Center: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    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 interconnections and looks at the influence of the Federal Reserve and the federal government.

    CRN: 14953

    Instructor: Calamari, Michael
    3 credits


    ECON-3453-R21 - Law and Economics
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Rose Hill: MTWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    This course applies microeconomic analysis to traditional areas of legal study, such as contract, property, tort, and criminal law. The approach applies the "rational choice" framework used in economics to analyze the purpose, effect, and genesis of laws. Attention is paid to the effect of legal structures on economic efficiency. Economic analysis of law is one of the fastest-growing and most influential areas of both economic and legal scholarship. This course is of value to both the general economist and students planning to attend law school.

    CRN: 14984

    Instructor: Themeli, Booi
    4 credits

  • FNBU-3221-L21 - Financial Management
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Lincoln Center: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    Financial analysis, planning and control in the business firm. Optimum capital structure and leverage. Working capital management and sources of suitable short-term funds. Long-term investment decisions and capital budgeting. Valuation problems in financing and acquisitions.

    CRN: 14940

    Instructor: Gu, Christopher
    3 credits


    FNBU-3440-L21 - Corporate Financial Policy
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Lincoln Center: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    From the standpoint of finance theory, the value created by a corporation depends on the profitability of investments and the mode of financing these investments. This course enables students to analyze and understand the interaction between the investment and financing decisions. Corporate finance topics such as capital budgeting, cost of capital, raising capital, dividend policy, hedging, mergers and acquisitions, and international corporate finance may be covered.

    CRN: 14941

    Instructor: Ergas, Jean
    3 credits

  • HIST-1100-R21 - Understanding Historical Change: American History
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Rose Hill: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    Introduction to the nature and methods of historical study and examination of specific topics focusing on significant periods in the development of the U.S. and considering them in the light of certain elements shaping that history. Among these elements are the constitutional and political system; and the society's ideals, structure, economic policy, and world outlook.

    CRN: 14992

    Instructor: Dietrich, Christopher
    3 credits


    HIST-3752-L21 - Coming of the Civil War
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Lincoln Center: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    A history of the sectional crisis in America, focusing on the questions: Why did the South secede? Why did the North decide to fight rather than allow it?

    CRN: 15782

    Instructor: Alcenat, Westenley
    4 credits


    HIST-4009-R21 - Film, Fiction, and Power in the American Century
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Rose Hill: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    Visual and written representations of American power have influenced, challenged and even transformed U.S. relations in the world. With their capacity to reach millions, films and fiction do more than tell stories or entertain audiences. They also have the unparalled means to shape values and beliefs, and to convey attitudes toward the nature and practice of American power. What sort of themes of international power did authors, screen-writers, and directors address in the twentieth century? What do these reflections on power reveal about American society, its politics, and its place in the world?

    CRN: 15783

    Instructor: Dietrich, Christopher
    4 credits


    SPAN-2001-R21 - Spanish Language and Literature
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Rose Hill: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    Study of selected literary texts and review of pertinent grammatical structures, textual analysis, composition, and conversation. Conducted in Spanish. Lab fee.

    CRN: 14994

    Instructor: Urizar, Blanca
    3 credits


    THEA-2015-L21 - Acting for Non-Majors
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    Introductory acting technique for non-theatre performance 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: 15073

    Instructor: Kimmel, Michael
    4 credits


    THEO-1000-L21 - Faith and Critical Reason
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Lincoln Center: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    An introductory theology course designed to acquaint students with the analytical study of religion and religious experience, and to give them some critical categories of evaluating the history of theological discourse. The academic study of some of the forms, concepts, experience, and theological formulations found in Christianity and various other traditions will be introduced.

    CRN: 14892

    Instructor: TBA
    3 credits


    THEO-1000-RP1 - Faith and Critical Reason
    Summer Session II, July 8 - 18, 2024
    Rose Hill: MTWThF, 09:30AM - 03:30PM

    An introductory theology course designed to acquaint students with the analytical study of religion and religious experience, and to give them some critical categories of evaluating the history of theological discourse. The academic study of some of the forms, concepts, experience, and theological formulations found in Christianity and various other traditions will be introduced.

    This course is open to high school students accepted into the Fordham Summer Leaders Academy as well as college students.

    CRN: 15001

    Instructor: Parmach, Robert
    3 credits


    THEO-3310-R21 - Early Christian Writings
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Rose Hill: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    A selective study of the writing of prominent Christian theologians from Justin Martyr to Augustine, concentrating on early beliefs concerning God, Christ, the Church and the sacraments.

    CRN: 15002

    Instructor: Krasskova, Galina
    3 credits


    THEO-3620-L21 - Great Christian Hymns
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Lincoln Center: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    This course introduces students to key texts and traditions comprising the Christian hymn genre, from the earliest Christian hymns in the New Testament through the hymnody of the early Syriac church; the development of medieval Roman Catholic Latin liturgy, chant, and monasticism; the impact of the Protestant Reformation; the story of America’s most famous hymn; the Christian Orthodox chant tradition; spirituals, blues, and gospel songs of the Black church; the alabados of New Mexico; New Orleans jazz funerals; and more. The approach to the literature and materials in this course focuses on the following questions: 1) how do hymns, and the singing of hymns, form and transform the human being? and 2) how do hymns, and the singing of hymns, form and transform Christian communities? This course explores music, poetry, Scripture, theology, and the historical and worship contexts of selected hymns, and it also addresses issues of justice, grace, beauty, race, gender, oppression, liberation, and spirituality as they pertain to Christian song.

    CRN: 15815

    Instructor: Holsberg, Lisa
    3 credits


    VART-1135-RP2 - Visual Thinking
    Summer Session II, July 22 - August 1, 2024
    Rose Hill: MTWThF, 09:30AM - 03:30PM

    A foundation course in visual communication. The course will cover the following topics: visual perception, composition, light and color, drawing perspective, words and images, graphic design, and photography and photo montage. Lab fee.

    This course is open to high school students accepted into the Fordham Summer Leaders Academy as well as college students.

    CRN: 15812

    Instructor: Stracquadanio, Vincent
    3 credits

  • MKBU-4454-R21 - Special Topic: Sports Marketing
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Rose Hill: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    The entertainment sector is a major industry. Within that sector, sports activities are targeting a number of demographic and other segments of the population. While some sports (collegiate and professional) are quite successful in their marketing strategies, others struggle to gain or to hold their audience within a competitive market place. This course evaluates the marketing mix of those sports teams and institutions that are successful and assesses the marketing ingredients of those sports activities that are struggling to gain a larger or profitable share of the audience.

    CRN: 15820

    Instructor: Petit, Francis
    3 credits

  • MATH-1109-R21 - Math for Business: Calculus
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Rose Hill: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    This course provides business majors with an introduction to differential and integral calculus. Topics include differentiation, integration, and their applications, in particular derivatives of polynomials, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions; curve sketching, optimization problems; and the definite integral. Applications are drawn from business and economics. This course is open only to students in the Gabelli School of Business.

    CRN: 14993

    Instructor: TBA
    3 credits


    MATH-1206-L21 - Calculus I
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    This calculus course is intended for science and math majors. Topics include limits; continuity; intermediate value theorem; derivatives; mean value theorem; applications such as curve sketching, optimization, related rates, linear approximation, and differentials; antiderivatives; Riemann sums; definite integrals; the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; substitution rule; inverse functions and their derivatives; and logarithmic and exponential functions.

    CRN: 14957

    Instructor: TBA
    4 credits


    NSCI-1030-L21 - Human Function and Dysfunction
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Lincoln Center: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    Introduces the non-science major to intrinsic and extrinsic factors affecting the human body. Topics include genetic engineering, neuroscience, behavior, and disease. Laboratory sessions will complement the lecture topics.

    CRN: 14827

    Instructor: TBA
    3 credits

  • ANTH-4490-L21 - Anthropology of Political Violence
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Lincoln Center: MTW, 05:30PM - 09:30PM

    Political violence happens everyday, whether we endure it personally or hear about it through the media. But seldom do we ask ourselves what it is. This course investigates the nature of political violence and articulate its many forms from the anthropological perspectives of gender, class, ethnicity, economics, and of course, politics. Specific areas of study include Northern Ireland, Germany, Sudan, Palestine, Mexico, Argentina, China, Australia, and the U.S. The course will discuss the motivations for action (or inaction) by governments, elites, and insurgents, and students will get to know some of the organizations working against political violence. Field trips may include visits tothe United Nations, The United Holocaust Museum, and Ground Zero. Podcasts, news broadcasts, movies and audio documentation of events will provide further access to examples of global political violence.

    CRN: 15838

    Instructor: Gerard-Seif, Huda
    4 credits


    POSC-3915-L21 - International Political Economy
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    This course introduces various theoretical frameworks explaining the international political economy and examine topics including trade, monetary policy, exchange rates, finance, multinational corporations, international institutions, and economic development. There is a particular focus on the distribution of benefits within an increasingly globalized world, and how interest groups work to advance their favored economic policies within this system.

    CRN: 15911

    Instructor: Sahakyan, Davit
    4 credits


    SOCI-1100-L21 - Introduction to Sociology
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Lincoln Center: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    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 is required prior to all other sociology courses and seeks to stimulate students to continue to deepen their understanding of societies.

    CRN: 14998

    Instructor: Rufrano, Michelle
    3 credits


    SOCI-4004-LP1 - Art Worlds: Anthropology and Sociology Perspectives
    Summer Session II, July 8 - 18, 2024
    Lincoln Center: MTWThF, 10:00AM - 04:00PM

    The study of culture generally, and art world more specifically, allows us to understand the arts not only as aesthetics experiences, but also as institutional, economics, social, and political phenomena. Incorporating methods and insights from sociology and anthropology, and drawing on the resource of the immediate context of New York City’s cultural communities and institutions, the course will introduce students to issues in and methods for cultural analysis. The analysis of art worlds will include: 1) a consideration of the intentions of creative agents or producers; 2) the distribution of these objects within particular systems; and, 3) the reception and interpretation of these objects by and within particular social groups or communities.

    This course is open to high school students accepted into the Fordham Summer Leaders Academy as well as college students.

    CRN: 15809

    Instructor: Sawalha, Aseel
    4 credits

  • PSYC-2700-R21 - Infant and Child Development
    Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
    Rose Hill: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    A study within the framework of research and theory of emotional, intellectual and social growth of the child, with emphasis on norms in development and child-rearing practices.

    CRN: 15793

    Instructor: Brown, Joshua
    4 credits