Winter Session 2017

Undergraduate Credit Courses

aca_pt_winterstagAccelerate Your Degree Program this winter with an intensive, three-credit course. Fairfield University offers a variety of courses, both on campus and online.

Registration Begins Thursday, November 1, 2018.

 

Registration Deadline for Online Courses:

Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Registration Deadline for One-Week Intensive On Campus Courses:

Friday, January 4, 2019.

 

Tuition

$2,175 per three-credit course ($725 per credit)
Registration Fee: $35

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.

All students must register online in your My.Fairfield.edu account. If you have any registration questions, please contact the Registrar's Office at (203) 254-4288.

Refund policy

Students may withdraw themselves online from an online course for a full refund through December 13, 2018, and they may withdraw themselves online from a one-week on-campus course for a full refund through January 3, 2019. After each of these dates, a withdrawal request must be submitted in writing, with the student's signature, and delivered to the University Registrar's Office in the Kelley Center or emailed to registrar@fairfield.edu and the refund will be based on the University's refund policy. For more information on the refund policy, please view the Graduate and Continuing Studies Refunds at www.fairfield.edu/finance/bursar/refunds.

One Week Courses

One-week intensive credit courses will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for five days: Thursday (Jan. 10, 2019), Friday (Jan. 11, 2019), Monday (Jan. 14, 2019), Tuesday (Jan. 15, 2019) and Wednesday (Jan. 16, 2019).

All one-week courses require pre-work prior to the start of class. Students who register for a one-week course will be e-mailed the pre-work and syllabus to their student G-mail account. Students must buy textbooks prior to the start of class.

Textbooks may be purchased at the downtown Fairfield University bookstore. The bookstore will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day but will be open at other times during winter break. Please see the website www.fairfieldbooks.bkstr.com for store hours. You may also order textbooks online at www.efollett.com

Please note that courses, dates, times, and faculty are subject to change. Please check with the Registrar's Office to ensure accurate information.

For details on courses, registration, pre-work or syllabi, please contact Sandy Richardson at (203) 254-4000 Ext. 2911 or arichardson@fairfield.edu.

 

Courses Offered
All courses are 3 credits

Legal Environment of Business

BU 0211 (01) (11901)
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)
Professor: Sharlene McEvoy

 

The History and Development of Rock

MU 0102 (01) (11918)
This course surveys the musical and social trends that resulted in the emergence of rock and roll as an important musical and cultural force in America. The course traces the roots of rock, blues, and country styles, showing how they merged with popular music. Students examine periods from the 1950s to the present, along with Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, the Beatles, the British invasion, folk music, Bob Dylan, jazz and art rock, Jimi Hendrix, the west coast movement, and the music industry. Students learn to understand, discuss, and differentiate between stylistic periods and their historical relevance to American culture. This course meets the U.S. diversity requirement.
Professor: Brian Torff

 

Introduction to Drawing

SA 0012 (01) (11920)
Additional Fee: $60 Materials Fee
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.
Professor: Kevin Ford

 

Criminal Justice System Seminar

SO 0279 (01) (11912)
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.
Professor: Rose Rodrigues

Online Courses

Unless otherwise noted, online courses will run from December 20, 2018 - January 24, 2019. 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 at the downtown Fairfield University bookstore. The bookstore will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day but will be open at other times during winter break. Please see the website www.fairfieldbooks.bkstr.com for store hours. You may also order textbooks online at www.efollett.com

Please note that courses, dates, times, and faculty are subject to change. Please check with the Registrar's Office to ensure accurate information.

For details on courses, registration, pre-work or syllabi, please contact Sandy Richardson at (203) 254-4000 Ext. 2911 or arichardson@fairfield.edu.

 

Courses Offered
All courses are 3 credits
Dec. 20, 2018 to Jan. 24, 2019

Business Ethics

AE 291 (OL1) (11931)
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)
Professor: Lisa Sticca-Conrod

 

Visual Culture Since 1400

AH 0011 (OL1) (11932)
This course surveys the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the 15th century to today, in Europe and the United States, including a review of classical and medieval antecedents. A central focus of this class is the study of the original contexts of works of art; most of the art we will study this semester was not made to be looked at in a museum or gallery. By seeking the original context of a work of art, one can begin to understand why, how, by, and for whom art was created and how it fits into the larger picture of human creativity.
Professor: Lauren Cesiro

 

Biological Anthropology

AY 0110 (OL1) (11933)
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. This course meets the core natural science requirement and not the social science requirement.
Professor: Joseph Wilson

 

Identity and the Human Genome

BI 0071 (OL1) (11916)
This course introduces human genetics to the non-science major. Topics of discussion include the structure and function of genes, modes of inheritance, stem cell research, sex and gender and human genetic diversity. Special emphasis is placed on ethical, legal and social issues related to the knowledge and application of genetic information. Note: This course counts as a natural science core but does not satisfy requirements for the biology major or minor.
Professor: Christine Rodriguez

 

Ecology and Society

BI 0075 (OL1) (11905)
This course focuses on environmental issues raised by modern society's conflicting needs for land, water, a livable environment, and renewable/nonrenewable resources. Students examine the available scientific evidence and are encouraged to draw their own conclusions concerning these environmentally sensitive issues, which are presented in lectures, readings, and films. This course is open to all except biology majors. Note: This course counts as a natural science core but does not satisfy requirements for the biology major or minor.
Professor: Thomas Cunningham

 

Introduction to Marine Science

BI 0078 (OL1) (11934)
This course introduces the non-science major and the marine science minor 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.
Professor: Thomas Cunningham

 

Human Communication Theories

CO 0100 (OL1) (11906)
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 in this course, which is a prerequisite for the 200- and 300-level communication courses. This course counts in the social and behavioral sciences core curriculum for non-majors.
Professor: Qin Zhang

 

Intercultural Communication

CO 0240 (OL1) (11907)
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. This course meets the U.S. diversity requirement. (Prerequisite: CO 0100 or CO 0102 or IL 0050)
Professor: Qin Zhang

 

Introduction to Microeconomics

EC 0011 (OL1) (11935)
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. The course includes computer applications.
Professor: William Vasquez Mazariegos

 

Literature of Illness and Healing

EN 0163 (OL1) (11909)
What is it like to suffer a stroke, contend with cancer, deal with depression or live with a crippling disease? While biomedicine 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. This English elective satisfies the U.S. diversity requirement. (Prerequisites: EN 0011, EN 0012)
Professor: Jacqueline Rinaldi

 

Introduction to Finance

FI 0101 (OL1) (11924)
Additional Fee: $110 DSB Computer Lab Fee
This course provides the building blocks for understanding the role of finance in the domestic and international environments. Specifically, in a qualitative and quantitative manner, this course addresses the three interrelated fields of finance, namely: financial markets, investments, and business finance. (Prerequisites: AC 0011, EC 0011, EC 0012, one math course; Sophomore standing.)
Professor: Nazli Alan

 

Introduction to Information Systems

IS 0100 (OL1) (11937)
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.
Professor: Yasin Ozcelik

 

Accelerated Statistics

MA 0217 (OL1) (11946)
This introductory, calculus-based statistics course focuses on applications in business, statistics, and everyday events. Topics include descriptive statistics including mean, median, mode, standard deviation, histograms, distributions, box plots, and scatter plots; probability theory including counting rules, random variables, probability distributions, expected values, binomial and normal distributions, and the central limit theorem; inferential statistics including point estimates, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing; and regression theory. Students learn to analyze data with the aid of common software packages. Mathematics majors may not take this course as a mathematics elective. Students who have received credit for MA 0352 may not take MA 0217 for credit. (Prerequisites: MA 0119 or MA 0145 or MA 0171)
Professor:  Irene Mulvey

 

Principles of Marketing

MK 0101 (OL1) (11923)
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)
Professor: Camelia Micu

 

Digital Marketing

MK 0241 (OL1) (11938)
From social networks to mobile applications, marketing in the digital age is markedly different than in the past. The course identifies marketing strategies that work in this new environment. Students will study how e-business and digital marketing continue to alter the business landscape and how certain theoretical frameworks can help to explain some of the current issues in the field. Specifically, students will examine how digital marketing has affected product, pricing, distribution, research, communication, and public policies. (Prerequisites: MK 0101; Junior or Senior standing)
Professor: Camilia Micu

 

History of Music: 1700-1964

MU 0104 (OL1) (11939)
This course explores the ways in which composers manipulated musical language to meet the growing demands of the middle class. After learning the basic elements of music, students explore the world of the Enlightenment and Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. In the romantic period, the course explores the interaction of all the arts and the influence of politics and economics on compositional style. With the dawn of the 20th century, the course explores what "modern" means, learns about attempts to expand and replace musical language, and studies the impact of American culture on music.
Professor: Michael Ciavaglia

 

Hip-Hop and its Antecedents

MU 0201 (OL1) (11940)
This class explores the musical, cultural, political and aesthetic foundations of hip-hop. We will trace the corporeal, visual, spoken word, literary and musical antecedents to and manifestations of hip-hop in American cultural. Students will investigate specific black cultural practices that have given rise to its various idioms. Students create material culture related to each thematic section of the course. Scheduled work in performance studio helps students understand how hip-hop is created and assessed. We will analyze the effects of corporate America and examine the images and ideas presented by an industry driven by profit. Are we really in a post-racial society? How does hop-hop help us understand race, class, gender, power, and oppression? Artists studied will not be those with the highest number of albums sold, but those with significant musical or lyrical content and impact on hip-hop as a whole. This course meets the U.S. diversity requirement.
Professor: Laura Nash

 

United States Foreign Policy

PO 0276 (OL1) (11943)
How is foreign policy made in the United States? This course examines the impact of domestic and international actors and processes in the formation and conduct of United States foreign policy. It also provides a historical background on the basis of which it analyzes contemporary United States economic foreign policy, security foreign policy, environmental and energy foreign policy, and the promotion of democracy and human rights in different regions of the world, including Asia, Latin America, Western Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Previously PO 0133.
Professor: Lucrecia Garcia Iommi

 

The Nature of the Universe

PS 0078 (OL1) (11910)
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.
Professor: Joachim Kuhn

 

Abnormal Psychology for Non-Majors

PY 0131 (OL1) (11926)
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 PY 0231 may not take this course.
Professor: Margaret McClure

 

Exploring Religion: Religion in a Comparative Key

RS 0101D (OL1) (11911)
This course invites students to explore the religious dimensions of human experience, emphasizing the themes of scripture, community and practice.  In a critical appraisal of one or more of the great religious traditions of the world, students will analyze sacred texts in context, discover how social patterns shape religious communities, and survey a wide variety of religious devotions and practices, both personal and communal. Students in this course will learn to investigate the religious lives, beliefs, experiences and values of others, in their scope and diversity, respecting both the differences from, and the similarities to, their own.  While several sections of RS 101 will offer a variety of lenses for such a critical understanding, all sections will inquire about the relationship between religion and culture, employing the tools of the humanities and the social sciences.
Religion in a Comparative Key: This subsection of RS 0101 examines different kinds of religious experience, doctrine, and practice through a close examination of two different religious traditions, engaging the traditions as these appear in a variety of cultural contexts.
Professor: Erik Ranstrom

 

Exploring Religion: Peoples of the Book, Sacred Texts and Their Communities

RS 101E (OL1) (11944)
This course invites students to explore the religious dimensions of human experience, emphasizing the themes of scripture, community and practice.  In a critical appraisal of one or more of the great religious traditions of the world, students will analyze sacred texts in context, discover how social patterns shape religious communities, and survey a wide variety of religious devotions and practices, both personal and communal. Students in this course will learn to investigate the religious lives, beliefs, experiences and values of others, in their scope and diversity, respecting both the differences from, and the similarities to, their own.  While several sections of RS 101 will offer a variety of lenses for such a critical understanding, all sections will inquire about the relationship between religion and culture, employing the tools of the humanities and the social sciences.
Peoples of the Book, Sacred Texts and Their Communities: This subsection of RS 0101 examines the relationship between sacred text and the historical communities of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Focusing on shared narratives, such as Adam and Eve in the Garden, the course illustrates the different ways that texts are interpreted and the various roles that Scripture plays in these communities.
Professor: Jeremy Sabella

 

Contemporary Moral Problems

RS 0252 (OL1) (11919)
This theological examination of contemporary moral problems considers selected ethical issues in contemporary society and leading approaches to moral decision-making. The course investigates moral problems such as euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, the death penalty, violence and just war theory, bioethics, sexual and reproductive ethics, global poverty, environmental ethics, and issues in business and legal ethics. (Prerequisite: RS 101)
Professor: Christian Cintron

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