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Winter Break Credit Courses

Accelerate your degree program this winter with an intensive, three-credit online course from Fairfield University. All Winter Intersession courses will be held online.

Undergraduate courses will be offered in the following formats:
  • Two-week online courses from Monday, January 3, 2022 to Friday, January 14, 2022.
  • Four-week online courses from Thursday, December 23, 2021 to Monday, January 17, 2022.

Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu if you have any questions or need additional information.

Undergraduate Credit Courses

Registration: November 1, 2021 - December 21, 2021.

Registration Fee: $50

Tuition: $2,400 per three-credit course ($800 per credit). Full payment is due at the time of registration for Winter Intersession courses. Students will be subject to withdrawal from the course(s) due to non-payment. If your intent is not to take the class, please note that it is your responsibility to officially drop the course in order to avoid being liable for charges associated with the registration.

Graduate Credit Courses

Registration: November 1, 2021 - December 21, 2021.

Registration Fee: $50

Tuition: Graduate tuition rates vary by program and can be found through the Office of the Bursar. Full payment is due at the time of registration for Winter Intersession courses. Students will be subject to withdrawal from the course(s) due to non-payment. If your intent is not to take the class, please note that it is your responsibility to officially drop the course in order to avoid being liable for charges associated with the registration.

All students must register online at my.fairfield.edu.

Students can enroll in a maximum of two 3-credit courses. However, full-time and part-time students should consult with their academic advisor before enrolling in more than three credits during the Winter Intersession. Students should also consult with financial aid if applicable.

For any registration questions, please contact the Registrar's Office at registrar@fairfield.edu. You may also visit the Office of the Registrar webpage at www.fairfield.edu/registrar to begin a chat session or schedule a Zoom appointment. It is not possible to add students into classes after the registration period has closed. 

Please note: Although classes will be offered during this time period, all University Administrative Offices (including the Bursar, Registrar, and Advising Offices) will be closed during the holiday break and will reopen on January 3, 2022. Administrators and advisors will respond to messages as soon as possible upon their return. 

Current & Returning Students:

  1. Register online at my.fairfield.eduClick here for course registration instructions and payment options.
  2. To make a payment, return to my.fairfield.edu, search for “Online Billing and Payment – Student” and click on the task.

New Visiting Students: 

  1. Complete a First-Time User Form
  2. Claim your NetID after receiving an email prompt
  3. Register online at my.fairfield.eduClick here for course registration instructions and payment options.
  4. To make a payment, return to my.fairfield.edu, search for “Online Billing and Payment – Student” and click on the task.

Please Note: Contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost to register for any undergraduate courses that have prerequisites. 

For additional information and guidance, visiting students should call 203-254-5532.

Students may drop themselves from an undergraduate or graduate course 7 days or more before the start of the course for a full refund using the online registration system.

After this date, a withdrawal request must be emailed to the Office of the Registrar at registrar@fairfield.edu and the refund will be based on the University's refund policy. *Note: Winter refunds for all students follow the schedule for 4-5 Week and 1-3 Week courses listed under Graduate and Continuing Studies and available on the Bursar's website.

Since University Offices will be closed during the holiday break and will reopen on January 3, 2022, your time-stamped email to the Registrar will be used to determine withdrawal and refund eligibility. 

Course Withdrawal Deadlines:
Tuesday, January 4, 2022: Last day for four-week winter course withdrawals.
Friday, January 7, 2022: Last day for two-week winter course withdrawals.

All Blackboard courses are accessed through the my.fairfield.edu portal. Access to the internet is required.

Students who register for an online course will receive a syllabus from their professor.

Students must buy textbooks prior to the start of class. Textbooks may be purchased online or at the downtown Fairfield University bookstore. For ordering textbooks and bookstore hours, please visit the bookstore website.

Please note that courses, dates, times, and faculty are subject to change. Please check with the Office of the Registrar at registrar@fairfield.edu to ensure accurate information.

For details on courses, registration, pre-work or syllabi, please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu.

Four & Two Week Undergraduate Online Courses

All four-week, online Winter Intersession courses are three-credits and run from Thursday, December 23, 2021 to Monday, January 17, 2022.

Four-Week Online Courses

Cultural Anthropology 
ANTH 1110 (O1) (CRN 12246)

Professor: Alfred Babo
This course meets the World Diversity requirement.
Why is there such variety in the way people live, dress, speak, eat, love and fight? This course explores the shared patterns of thought, behavior, and feelings - that is, the cultures - of a number of peoples and presents explanations for the forms they take and the differences between them. The course helps students develop a new perspective on the values and institutions of Western culture.

Biological Anthropology 
ANTH 1200 (O1) (CRN 12247)
Professor: Joseph Wilson
This course meets the core natural science requirement
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The study of natural selection, primate evolution, and living primate societies provides a baseline from which to study the evolution of the human species. The course also traces human cultural and social development from the foraging bands of the first humans to the civilizations that appeared at the dawn of written history. Students also examine physical variation among living populations. 

Ethics of Health Care
ANTH 2285 (O1) (CRN 12250)
Professor: James Abordo Ong
This course considers the moral dilemmas of the healthcare setting. Topics include patients' rights (medical paternalism and patient autonomy, informed consent to therapy, and participation in research); dilemmas of reproduction (technological assistance, abortion, cloning); dilemmas of life and death (assisted suicide, euthanasia, technological interventions for the dying); allocation of healthcare resources; and the special dilemmas of healthcare professionals caught in binds between HMO contracts and professional obligations. (Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy or Religious Studies)

Business Ethics
ANTH 2291 (O1) (CRN 12251) 

Professor: James Abordo Ong
This course investigates ethical problems in business practice. Topics include the foundation of the free-market system, personal morality in profit-oriented enterprises; codes of ethics, obligations to employees and other stakeholders; truth in advertising, whistle-blowing, and company loyalty; self and government regulation; the logic and future of capitalism; and the changing responsibilities of the manager in a rapidly globalizing business environment. (Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy or Religious Studies)

Art of Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas
AHST 1103 (O1) (CRN 12236)
Professor: Dawn Pilotti
This course meets the World Diversity requirement.

This course is an introduction to art and architecture of Africa, the Caribbean islands, and Central America, South America, and North America. Major works of art and architecture will be examined to understand the respective cultures and traditions of these regions. Cultures designated by their geographical locations will provide a frame of study for African visual culture. Art of Caribbean islands and the influence of the African diaspora will be explored. The Americas will be represented by Pre-Columbian and Native American visual arts. Students will be introduced to different art historical approaches and vocabulary used to study art from each of these areas.

History of Photography
AHST 1172 (O1) (CRN 12237)

Professor: Lauren Cesiro
Students will learn the general historical development of photography from the 1830s to the present day. Concentrating primarily on Europe and the United States, this survey examines some of the themes threaded throughout photography's short history: the interrelationships between photography and other arts, the effect of technology on the medium, identity construction by and through photographs, and the tradition of the popular photograph. Social, cultural, and economic issues are considered as well as important photographers and photographic movements. Throughout the course, there is a focus on thinking critically when looking at a photograph as well as how to articulate ideas in writing.

Bioinspiration: Innovation Inspired by Nature
BIOL 1020 (O1) (CRN 12219)
Professor: Christine Rodriguez

This course introduces topics in Biology which have inspired developments in technology to the non-science major. Special emphasis is placed on ethical and social issues related to the knowledge and application of these technologies. Topics include biomimicry, antibiotics, gene editing, synthetic biology, and more. Through the semester, students will work together to design a biomedical engineering solution to an existing problem in nature. Note: This course counts as a natural science interdisciplinary core but does not satisfy requirements for the biology major or minor.

Science, Technology, and Society
BIOL 1070 (O1) (CRN 12220)
Professor: Debra Sauer

This course analyzes the major science and technology issues that confront today's society. Through an examination of the underlying science, students gain an understanding of the impact these issues hold for the environment, our natural resources, and our society, including benefit versus hazard expectations. Course issues, which change to incorporate timely topics, include acid rain; agriculture; diseases such as AIDS, cancer, and heart disease; energy; genetic engineering; the greenhouse effect; ozone depletion; and water pollution. Note: This course counts as a natural science core but does not satisfy requirements for the biology major or minor.

Introduction to Marine Science
BIOL 1078 (O1) (CRN 12221)
Professor: Shannon Gerry
This course introduces the non-science major to the field of oceanography. Topics dealing with the geological, physical, chemical, and biological aspects of science underscore the interdisciplinary nature of world ocean study. Note: This course counts as a natural science core but does not satisfy requirements for the biology major or minor.

Human Communication Theories
COMM 1100 (O1) (CRN 12233)

Professor: Qin Zhang
This course introduces major theoretical perspectives that inform communication scholarship. This foundational course for the major emphasizes understanding human communication as a symbolic process that creates, maintains, and alters personal, social, and cultural identities. Students critique research literature in the communication field. This course counts in the social and behavioral sciences core curriculum for non-majors.

Mass Media and Society 
COMM 1130 (O1) (CRN 12234)

Professor: Adam Rugg
This media literacy course offers theoretical and practical tools to critically analyze media texts, as well as understand different ways in which audiences interact with them. Students will inquire into how the pervasive mediation of human experience through mass communication channels affects almost every aspect of socialization processes and people's symbolic environment. The interplay between structural constraints conveyed in media's messages and humans' capacity to exercise interpretive agency is addressed through lectures, audiovisual examples, hands-on activities, and a variety of assignments aimed at discerning the elements that intervene in the construction and reception of media texts, beyond their apparent components. This course counts in the social and behavioral sciences core curriculum for non-majors.

Intercultural Communication
COMM 2240 (O1) (CRN 12234)

Professor: Qin Zhang
This course meets the U.S. Diversity requirement
This course deals with challenges to communication between people of different cultural backgrounds, emphasizing the ways communication practices reveal cultural values and the role of communication in creating and sustaining cultural identities. Students discuss how differences in value orientation, perception, thought patterns, and nonverbal behavior cause misunderstanding, tension, and conflict in business, education, and healthcare settings. Registration preference is given to Communication and International Studies majors.(Prerequisite: COMM 01100 or COMM 1102 or INST 1050).

Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 1011 (O1) (CRN 12111)

Professor: William Vasquez Mazariegos
This course analyzes the behavior of individual consumers and producers as they deal with the economic problem of allocating scarce resources. The course examines how markets function to establish prices and quantities through supply and demand, how resource costs influence firm supply, and how variations in competition levels affect economic efficiency. Topics may include antitrust policy, the distribution of income, the role of government, and environmental problems. 

Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON 1012 (O1) (CRN 12212)
Professor: William Vasquez Mazariegos
This course develops models of the aggregate economy to determine the level of output, income, prices, and unemployment in an economy. In recognition of the growing importance of global economic activity, these models incorporate the international sector. The course examines and evaluates the role of public economic policy, including fiscal and monetary policy. Topics may include growth theory and price stability. 

Health Economics
ECON 2140 (O1) (CRN 12213)
Professor: Anna-Maria Aksan
This course begins by applying microeconomic theory to the health sector of the U.S. economy. The U.S. experience will be generalized to global health issues and alternative health care systems. Topics include the demand for health care and health insurance, managed care and the role of government, physician compensation, and specialty choice, the role of nurses and other healthcare professionals, the hospital sector, and medical cost inflation. 

Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 1010 (O1) (CRN 12222)

Professor: Christopher Madden
This course meets the World Diversity requirement

This course allows students to develop ways of reading, analyzing, and interacting with texts in English from around the globe. You will focus on such questions as: How are literary texts produced? How do local, national, and global cultures and events affect the way authors fashion their texts? Do literary works produced in different cultures at the same time "speak to each other" across time and space? The course will be run as a combination of lecture and small group discussion and will make use of web-based background materials to provide context and depth to the readings.  

Literature of Illness and Healing
ENGL 1630 (O1) (CRN 12223)

Professor: Jacqueline Rinaldi
This course meets the U.S. Diversity requirement

What is it like to suffer a stroke, contend with cancer, deal with depression or live with a debilitating disease? While bio-medicine may clinically treat such conditions, it is to literature that we turn to gain a humanistic understanding of the emotional and spiritual impact of illness on wounded storytellers and on the dedicated doctors and nurses who care for them. Readings in various literary genres (memoir, essay, poetry, fiction, drama) and films with medical themes will also explore issues of diversity, noting how gender, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation affect the illness experience. (Prerequisites: ENGL 1002, ENGL 1001, or ENGL 1002)

Seminar in Finance: U.S. Securities Industry
FNCE 4390 (OL1) (CRN 12120)

Professor: Michael McDonald
This course investigates and examines the modern securities industry. This course is appropriate for any students interested in working in the Securities Markets as it prepares students to enter the industry through the newly required Securities Industry Essentials examination offered by FINRA. This course will also assist students who are interested in taking the CFA exams. The SIE exam is required for most people who will be entering the securities field going forward and is a prerequisite for the Series 7 exam among other securities licensing exams. By the end of this semester, the student should be able to (1) demonstrate knowledge of US capital markets, (2) understand and explain major financial products sold to investors, (3) describe and apply regulatory rules around prohibited behavior in financial markets, and (4) explain the structure and approach of the US regulatory framework. Seminars are open to finance majors only. (Prerequisite: FNCE 2101 Introduction to Finance)

Origins of the Modern World Since 1500
Two sections:
HIST 1100 (O1) (CRN 12224)
HIST 1100 (02) (CRN 12263) 
Professor: Jonathon Awtrey

This course, which examines the history of Europe and its relationship to the world from the end of the Middle Ages through the 19th century, emphasizes the cultural, social, economic, and political forces and structures that led to the development of commercial and industrial capitalism, and the effects of this development on Europe, the New World, Asia, and Africa. Topics include the Renaissance and Reformation; the Transatlantic Slave Trade; European expansion and colonialism; the development of strong nation states; the Enlightenment; the Industrial Revolution and conflicting ideological and political responses; changing social, family, and gender relationships; and the increasing interaction of Europeans and non-Europeans. Critical analysis of primary and secondary sources develops skills in historical methodology that are of great value in many other academic pursuits. Written assignments and class discussions enhance these skills.

Introduction to Information Systems
ISOM 2100 (O1) (CRN 12215)
Professor: Yasin Ozcelik

This course helps students understand the role of Information Systems in the contemporary business environment. It introduces them to the use of information systems concepts and techniques in solving a wide range of business problems. Working in small teams, students develop, analyze, and present solutions to a business problem using information technology.

Principles of Marketing
MKTG 1101 (O1) (CRN 12216)
Professor: Camelia Micu

This course introduces the fundamental concepts and theories that drive day-to-day marketing decisions. A thorough understanding of the marketplace (consumer or business-to-business) is at the heart of such decision making. In this course, students will learn to identify and satisfy customer's wants and needs. The core tools that enable managers to move from decision-making to action are addressed, namely: product development, pricing, channel management and structure, and promotions (including advertising and sales). Additional topics include global marketing, societal and marketing ethics, and digital marketing. Students are required to work in a team to construct a marketplace analysis for a chosen product/service. (Prerequisite: Sophomore standing)

Digital Marketing
Two sections:
MKTG 2241 (O1) (CRN 12217)
MKTG 2241 (02) (CRN 12264)
 
Professor: Camelia Micu
In this course, students will undertake an applied perspective towards marketing on current digital platforms (company's website, social media platforms, etc.) and will learn how to adapt the traditional marketing strategies onto the digital space. Topics to be covered include website design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), online advertising, social media marketing, email marketing, mobile marketing, and web analytics. The course is designed to get students to think like a digital marketing professional, and to give them experience with industry-relevant hands-on assignments and exercises. (Prerequisites: MKTG 1101; junior or senior standing)

Applied Calculus I
MATH 1121 (O1) (CRN 12225)
Professor: Anna DiCenso

Topics in this course include foundations of the calculus, differentiation of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions, extrema and curve sketching, applications of derivatives, antiderivatives, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and integration of algebraic functions. A graphing calculator and Wolfram Alpha are among the technologies that may be used. Students who received credit for MATH 1141 or MATH 1171 may not take this course for credit. (Prerequisite: Precalculus)

History of Choral Music 
MUSC 1126 (O1) (CRN 12238)

Professor: Michael Ciavaglia
From Palestrina's masses to Verdi's Requiem, this course explores the history of music through choral music. The composers themselves often considered these masterpieces to be the culmination of their compositional development and work. A basic ability to read music is helpful.

Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1101 (01) (CRN 12226)
Professor: Kristin Culbertson
This course is a topical introduction to philosophy. The aim of the course is to introduce students to the vocation of wonder and questioning by engaging students in discussions about some of the basic questions of philosophy.Students will read texts from historical and contemporary writers, and will be asked to develop their own skills of thinking, reading, and writing critically.

Nature of the Universe
PHYS 1078 (O1) (CRN 12227)

Professor: Joachim Kuhn
This course, intended for non-science majors, reviews the scientific field of cosmology, or the nature of the physical universe, from a historical perspective. Beginning with the ancients, the course traces the development of cosmological principles through the Greek and Egyptian era of Aristotle, C. Ptolemy, and others; the 16th and 17th centuries of Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton; and the cosmology of the 20th century based upon Einstein's theories of relativity coupled with several fundamental observations. This leads to an examination of the current model of the universe, which is based upon the Big Bang theory.

Introduction to International Relations
POLI 1104 (01) (CRN 12230)
Professor: Lucrecia Garcia Iommi
This course introduces students to important concepts, frameworks, events, and theories in International Relations and provides the tools need to improve their understanding of global politics both historically and today. The course familiarizes students with conceptual tools that can help them analyze, understand and address a variety of current international issues and policy challenges.

Psychopathology and Clinical Science for Non-Majors
PSYC 1310 (O1) (CRN 12231)

Professor: Margaret McClure
This course introduces students to the field of abnormal behavior, presenting the classic behavior patterns in the classification system and discussing the possible causes and remediation of such. Psychology majors and students who have taken PSYC 2310 may not take this course.

Common Questions, Traditional Responses
Three sections:
RLST 1002 (O1) (CRN 12241)
RLST 1002 (O2) (CRN 12242)
RLST 1002 (03) (CRN 12262)
Professor: John Slotemaker

This course examines the major questions addressed by most world religions, with special emphasis on how they are answered in a specific major tradition. Topics include the nature of the sacred and its relationship to human persons, the problem of evil and innocent suffering, religion's call for social responsibility, and the nature and function of ritual.

The Problem of God
RLST 2331 (O1) (CRN 12243)
Professor: Erik Ranstrom

This historical and theological examination of the Christian doctrine of God pays special attention to the problematic aspects of the development of this doctrine through the ages, exploring this development in biblical sources; patristic, medieval, Reformation, and modern times. The course concludes with a consideration of the challenge of post-Enlightenment atheism and of the efforts of contemporary theologians to recast the classical conception of God. (Prerequisite: One 1000-level religious studies course)

Early Christianity
RLST 2428 (O1) (CRN 12244)
Professor: Thomas Schmidt

This course presents a historical overview of early Christianity between the end of the first century and the close of the sixth. The focus of the course is on the institutional and theological development of the early Church after the final books of the New Testament were written. Topics examined include: Jesus and Judaism, Christianity and the Roman Empire, heresies of the Early Church, and the development of Christian theology - in particular, the doctrines of Christ and the Trinity. (Prerequisite: One 1000-level religious studies course)

Two-Week Online Courses

All two-week, online Winter Intersession courses are three-credits and run from Monday, January 3, 2022 to Friday, January 14, 2022 unless otherwise noted. There may be pre-work assignments.

American Art and the Media Landscape from 1776-2022: Democracy's Stake in Free Artistic Expression
AHST 1164 (01) (CRN 12209)
Course meets Mon.-Fri. online each week from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
Final project due February 18, 2022
Professor: Philip Eliasoph
This virtual class is open to all students seeking to sharpen their 'visual literacy' and 'museum vocabulary' to better interact with the visual landscape of American history and ideas. Paintings, sculptures, and media art are a lens for taking the pulse of our political landscape and social media culture. American masters are presented in slide lectures and class conversations responding to the artworks being viewed. Tracing the artistic statements of American artists, the course takes special notice of unifying national myths portrayed in the fine arts as well as the impact of mass media, television, and digital social media in the present. How did artists tell their versions about the Founding Fathers, Manifest Destiny, or America as the New Eden? We see a rich panorama depicted in paintings as the 'art story' unfolds with idealistic Colonials, frontier Cowboys, Expansionist Capitalists, Apollo astronauts, to hip-hop Pop stars.  What does the current intersection of art+money+power mean? In this course we learn to see how American myths/heroes/dreams are reflected as a living mirror of our national mood, direction and destiny. Curriculum goals will he a series of reflective thought essays and digital response themes capturing key American masters and their notable artworks in powerpoint projects. One requirement is a visit to an area art museum [of your choice] featuring American artworks.

Legal Environment of Business
BUSN 3211 (01) (12202)
Course meets Mon.-Fri. online each week, from 10 a.m. to noon AND from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in synchronous sessions.
Professor: Sharlene McEvoy

This course examines the broad philosophical as well as practical nature and function of the legal system, and introduces students to the legal and social responsibilities of business. The course includes an introduction to the legal system, the federal courts, Constitutional law, the United States Supreme Court, the civil process, and regulatory areas such as employment discrimination, protection of the environment, and corporate governance and securities markets. (Prerequisite: Junior standing)
Critical Issues in American Popular Music: Blues to Hip Hop
MUSC 1132 (01) (CRN 12204) Asynchronous online sessions
Dates: Monday, January 3, 2022 to Monday, January 17, 2022. Final paper due January 24, 2022. 
Professor: Brian Torff
This course meets the U.S. Diversity requirement.

This course provides an in-depth look at the important musical, social, and racial issues in American popular music, from the media exploitation of the blues in the 1920s through current issues in hip hop. Subject areas will include blues and its origins, jazz and modernism, the obstacles of race in music, the death of rhythm and blues, rock's evolution in the 1950s, rap and hip hop culture, and issues in both postmodernism and perverse as seen by many music and art critics.
Criminal Justice System Seminar
SOCI 2220 (01) (CRN 12206)
Course meets Mon.-Fri. online each week from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon plus asynchronous sessions.
Professor: Rose Rodrigues

This seminar explores in detail the workings and problems of the criminal justice system in the United States. In addition to investigating the sources of criminal behavior, the course focuses on the arraignment process, probation, the trial, sentencing, prison reform, and parole.
Introduction to Drawing
SART 1012 (OL1) (CRN 12205)
Monday, January 4, 2021 to Monday, January 15, 2021 
Course meets Mon.-Fri. online each week from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon plus asynchronous sessions.
Professor: Kathryn Jo Yarrington
This course focuses on the act of seeing and its intimate connection with mark-making. Experiences develop observational, expressive, and conceptual skills. Students explore the formal elements of drawing, such as line, value, composition, and form, and how they can be used to express an awareness of one's self and the world around one. The course explores a variety of materials and processes through in- and out-of-class projects. Students participate in critiques of these projects and, through writing and speaking, develop a language of aesthetic awareness and a sense of artistic quality. Registered students will be emailed a list of supplies to be purchased and set-up prior to the start of the course.

Graduate Online Courses

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Ethics and Medical Marketing Communication
COMM 5343 (01) (CRN 12252)
Thursday, December 23, 2021 – Monday, January 17, 2022
Professor: Michael Pagano

This course will explore the dialectical tensions between the need for safe and effective products/services and the expectations for corporations to generate profits and dividends for their stakeholders. This course will use an applied ethics lens to examine the organizational, marketing, advertising, and corporate communication to clients, consumers, vendors, and investors. The content and ethical implications of marketing communication (from a variety of organizational perspectives: healthcare, economics, cultural, etc.) on expected and unintended outcomes will also be discussed and analyzed.
This course is NOT open to visiting students.

 

DOLAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Analytics Programming for Business
DATA 5410 (01) (CRN 12253)
1.5 credits
Thursday, December 23, 2021 to Monday, January 17, 2022
ONLINE
Professor: Yasin Ozcelik
This course focuses on quantitative modeling and analyzing business problems using spreadsheet software, such as Excel and its add-ins. Topics include descriptive analytics, visualizing and exploring data, predictive modeling, regression analysis, time series analysis, portfolio decisions, risk management, and simulation. Business models relevant to finance, accounting, marketing, and operations management are set up and solved, with managerial interpretations and "what if" analyses to provide further insight into real business problems and solutions. Open to MS Management students only.
This course is open to visiting graduate students provided that they have taken a Statistics course in the last 3 years with a grade of B or better. Please email Sandy Richardson in the Office of the Provost at arichardson@fairfield.edu and provide a copy of your transcript for review. 

Fundamentals of Analytics 
DATA 6100 (01) (CRN 12254)
3 credits
Thursday, December 23, 2021 to Monday, January 17, 2022
ONLINE
Professor: Yasin Ozcelik
This is an introductory level graduate course focusing on spreadsheet modeling to analyze and solve business problems. Topics include descriptive analytics, data visualization, predictive modeling, time series analysis, and data mining. Contemporary analytical models utilized in finance, marketing, accounting, and management are set up and solved through case studies. This course is open to visiting graduate students who have knowledge of college level statistics. Please email Sandy Richardson in the Office of the Provost at arichardson@fairfield.edu and provide a copy of your transcript for review.

Stakeholder Value
FNCE 6500 (01) (CRN 12203)
3 credits
Saturday, January 8, 2022 to Saturday, January 15, 2022
ONLINE
Meets Mon.-Fri. (1/10 to 1/14) from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and two Saturdays (1/8 and 1/15) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Professor: Thomas Conine
This course examines business decision-making with the aim of creating and managing value for stakeholders. Accordingly, students learn how to lead and manage a business in a competitive environment. This involves the formulation of corporate objectives and strategies, operational planning, and integration of various business functions leading to greater stakeholder value. Topics include investment and strategic financial decision-making. A business simulation facilitates the learning process. (Prerequisite: FNCE 5400). This course is NOT open to visiting students.

Organizational Behavior
MGMT 5400 (01) (CRN 12232)
3 credits
Thursday, December 23, 2021 to Monday, January 17, 2022
ONLINE
Professor: Lisa Stafford

This course examines micro-level organizational behavior theories as applied to organizational settings. Topics include motivation, leadership, job design, interpersonal relations, group dynamics, communication processes, organizational politics, career development, and strategies for change at the individual and group levels. The course uses an experiential format to provide students with a simulated practical understanding of these processes in their respective organizations.
This course is NOT open to visiting students.

Multivariate Analysis for Consumer Insights
MKTG 6580 (01) (CRN 12218)
3 credits
Thursday, December 23, 2021 to Monday, January 17, 2022
ONLINE
Professors: Rajasree Krishnankutty NairRajamma, Mark Ligas, Camelia Micu, Iman Naderi, Michael Sciandra

With unprecedented growth in data availability, companies are increasingly focusing on data-driven decision making in marketing. As most of this data is multivariate, an understanding of statistical techniques used to analyze it gains paramount importance. The objective of this course is to develop skills with a range of procedures for multivariate data analysis involving dimension reduction, pattern recognition, classification, and prediction. Students will engage in experiential exercises that require utilizing statistical software to organize and analyze data, interpreting the results, and presenting actionable conclusions for decision making. Previously MK 0580. (Prerequisites: MKTG 5400, MKTG 6520).
This course is NOT open to visiting students.

State and Local Taxation
TAXN 6540 (OL1) (CRN 12248)
3 credits
Monday, January 3, 2022 to Saturday, January 15, 2022.
Synchronous and Asynchronous ONLINE sessions
Synchronous sessions meet Mon. 1/3, Tues. 1/4, Wed, 1/5, Fri., 1/7, Sat. 1/8, Tues., 1/11, Wed., 1/12 and Fri., 1/14 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Also, Sat., 1/15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Professor: Milo Peck

This course helps students develop a conceptual understanding of the constitutional limits on a state's power to impose taxes, the determination of state-specific taxable income, the sales and use tax system, and various other state taxes. After the course, students should be able to identify the tax issues associated with the conduct of business in multiple states, as well as plan for the consequences of, and make recommendations for alternative structuring of, intended multi-state transactions and activities.
This course is open to visiting students who have an accounting undergraduate degree and with the permission of the graduate program director. Please email Sandy Richardson in the Office of the Provost at arichardson@fairfield.edu and provide a copy of your transcript for review. 

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