Courses By Date

Registration for Summer 2019 Undergraduate Courses begins on February 11, 2019.

 

 

May Courses - One-Week Intensive

One Week Courses (Classes are three credits)

Every one-week intensive course requires advance preparation. Students who register for a course will be e-mailed a syllabus to their student Gmail account. Students must buy textbooks and complete assignments prior to the start of classes. All courses are three credits. Registration Deadline: Monday, May 13, 2019.

Art History

Inside Museums & Galleries
AH 0193 (01) CRN: 59012
5/20/19 - 5/24/19 Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Professor: Philip Eliasoph
This course explores the interactive role of the curator and the museum and gallery visitor in the dynamic cultural spaces of museums, galleries, and public historic spaces, parks, monuments, etc. We explore the responsibilities, ethics, and educational goals for the professional staff of not-for-profit museums in terms of serving the common good of the general public. If museums are "temples of culture," then we need to understand the ways these public "faiths" act while open and engaging for all. In contrast, we highlight the similarities and differences when artworks or collectible objects are placed into a commercialized, for profit-gallery/auction house context. This is an introductory course, welcoming students ready to experience and learn about the rich spectrum of museums, galleries, auction houses, and cultural institutions within the Tri-State area. Field trips include visits with top professionals who share their expertise and experiences.

Business

Legal Environment of Business
BU 0211 (01) CRN: 59020
5/20/19 - 5/24/19 Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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.

Communication

Family Communication
CO 0246 (01) CRN: 59023
5/20/19 - 5/24/19 Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Professor: Margaret Wills
Meets the U.S. Diversity requirement
In this course students come to understand how families are constituted through symbolic processes and interaction; explore the verbal and non-verbal communication behaviors that are developed and preferred in different kinds of families; learn various theories for understanding family interactions at the individual, dyadic, group, and systems levels; analyze family communication patterns using established theories and methods; connect family dynamics to social trends and processes including the roles of the mass media and popular culture; and explore ways culture, class, gender, and sexuality affect and are affected by family structures, roles, and communication patterns.
Prerequisites: CO 0100 or CO 0102.
NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for CO 0246 from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

International Studies

United Nations Security Council Crisis Simulation
IL 0197 (01) CRN: 59030
5/20/19 – 5/24/19 Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Professor: Janie Leatherman
Meets the World Diversity requirement
This course gives students a hands-on learning experience in world diversity by simulating a United Nations Security Council crisis in international peace and security. The objective is to introduce students to the challenges of global governance in light of the different perspectives they encounter representing different constituencies of the UN Security Council who come from diverse cultural, historical, and geo-political regions of the world. A key goal of the course is to bring to light whether and how power disparities limit the global South's effective representation, and the stakes in reform of the Security Council. While the topic of the simulation will vary, the focus is on a crisis in a non-Western region of the world. This course is cross-listed with PO 0271.

Music

History and Development of Rock
MU 0102 (01) CRN: 59036
5/20/19 – 5/24/19 Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Professor: Brian Torff
Meets the U.S. diversity requirement
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.

Politics

United Nations Security Council Crisis Simulation
PO 0271 (01) CRN: 59039
5/20/19 – 5/24/19 Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Meets the World Diversity Requirement
Professor: Janie Leatherman
This course gives students a hands-on learning experience in world diversity by simulating a United Nations Security Council crisis in international peace and security. The objective is to introduce students to the challenges of global governance in light of the different perspectives they encounter representing different constituencies of the UN Security Council who come from diverse cultural, historical, and geo-political regions of the world. A key goal of the course is to bring to light whether and how power disparities limit the global South's effective representation, and the stakes in reform of the Security Council. While the topic of the simulation will vary, the focus is on a crisis in a non-Western region of the world.
Previously PO 0127. This course is cross-listed with IL 0197.

Psychology

Psychology and the Law
PY 0122 (01) CRN: 59045
5/20/19 – 5/24/19 Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Professor: Dorothea Braginsky
Implicit psychological assumptions about human behavior and how it should be controlled form the basis for the legal system, particularly our criminal justice system, from its code to its enforcement. This course examines those assumptions in light of current psycho-legal theory and research. It covers the treatment of traditional psychiatric populations (the mentally ill, mentally retarded, homeless) by the justice system in contrast to that received by normal people; clinical issues such as the insanity defense, predicting dangerousness, the validity of psychiatric examinations and lie detectors; and jury selection, eyewitness testimony, decision-making, sentencing, and parole.

Sociology

Criminal Justice System Seminar
SO 0279 (01) CRN: 59051
5/20/19 - 5/24/19 Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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.

June Courses - Summer Session I

Classes are three credits, unless otherwise noted

Art History

American Art and Media Culture: From Revolution to Digital Age
AH 0164 (01) CRN: 59011
6/3/19 – 6/7/19, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Professor: Philip Eliasoph
In tracing the themes and artistic statements of American artists, the course takes special notice of unifying national myths such as the Founding Fathers, Manifest Destiny, America as the new Eden, the frontier from the Rockies to the lunar surface, heroes from Davy Crockett to Superman, and America as utopia. Through the masterpieces of Church, Cole, Homer, Eakins, Sloan, Hopper, Pollock, Rothko, Wyeth, Warhol, and the Downtown art scene, the course answers the question: What is uniquely American about American art?

Biology

Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lecture (4 credits)
BI 0107 (01) CRN: 59016
5/28/19 – 6/27/19 Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
6/28/19 Fri., 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Professor: Anthony DeCristofaro
This course is required for nursing majors as a prerequisite for most nursing courses. A strong chemistry background is recommended. Homeostasis is the major theme of the course with form and function covered together each semester. This course introduces the student to anatomical terminology, homeostasis and feedback control, membrane physiology, and tissues followed by the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Note: This course is not open to biology majors except where required for allied health sciences (chair approval required).
Corequisite: BI 107L.
Fee: $60 Science Lab Fee

Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (0 credits)
BI 0107L (01) CRN: 59017
5/28/19 – 6/27/19 Tues./Thurs., 10:05 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.
Professor: Anthony DeCristofaro
See BI 107 above for course description.

General Biology I Lecture (4 credits)
BI 0170 (01) CRN: 59018
5/28/19 – 6/27/19 Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
6/28/19 Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Professor: Geoffrey Church
This introductory course for biology majors covers the molecular and cellular basis of life, including cell structure and function, cell communication, inheritance, gene expression and regulation, and developmental genetics. Students receive hands-on experience with a broad range of topics and techniques in the accompanying laboratory.
Corequisites: BI 170L, BI 170P.
Fee: $60 Science Lab Fee

General Biology I Lab (0 credits)
BI 0170L (01) CRN: 59019
5/28/19 – 6/28/19 Mon./Wed., 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Professor: Geoffrey Church
See BI 170 above for course description.

Chemistry

General Chemistry I Lecture
CH 0111 (01)
5/28/19 - 6/28/19 Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Professor: Jon Harper
This course, the first in a two-semester sequence, covers atomic and molecular weights, the mole concept, Avogadro's number, stoichiometry, energy relationships in chemical systems, the properties of gases, the electronic structures of atoms, periodic relationships among the elements, chemical bonding, geometrics of molecules, molecular orbitals, liquids, solids, intermolecular forces, solutions, rates of chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, free energy, entropy, acids and bases, aqueous equilibria, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, chemistry of some metals and nonmetals, and chemistry of coordination compounds.
Corequisite: CH 0111L.

General Chemistry I Lab (1 credit)
CH 0111L (01)
5/28/19 - 6/28/19 Tues., Wed., and Thurs., from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Professor: Jon Harper
This lab offers the opportunity to explore and experience the rigors of an experimental physical science. Students make and record observations on simple chemical systems while learning fundamental laboratory manipulative and measurement skills. Experiments demonstrate and supplement concepts introduced in lecture. The first semester emphasizes weighing, filtering, titrating, using volumetric glassware, observing data, and recording and synthetic techniques. The second semester integrates these techniques in experimental procedures and explores physical properties and quantitative analysis of selected chemical systems.
Corequisite: CH 0111.
$60 Science Lab Fee

English

Irish Literature
EN 0161 (01) CRN: 59027
5/28/19 – 6/27/19 Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
6/28/19 Fri., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Professor: Marion White
The course studies the deep connections between the literature and history of Ireland from 1800 to the present. Building on EN 0011 and EN 0012, it further develops the ability to read literature closely (to analyze and interpret the figurative language and stylistic features of fiction, drama, and poetry) and to write convincingly about the meanings and ideas that such close reading yields. It also adds to this skill by teaching students to recognize and articulate the inherent links between literature, history, and culture - links which are particularly evident in modern Irish writing, and which are revealed through close reading.
Prerequisites: EN 0011, EN 0012.

History

Origins of the Modern World Since 1500
HI 0100 (01) CRN: 59028
5/28/19 – 6/27/19 Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
6/28/19 Fri., 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Professor: David McFadden
The 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.
Formerly HI 0010.

20th Century United States
HI 0239 (01) CRN: 59029
5/28/19 – 6/27/19 Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
6/28/19 Fri., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Professor: David McFadden
Meets the U.S. Diversity requirement.
The course surveys developments in American social, political, and economic life since 1900. Major themes include problems of advanced industrial society, the growing government role in the economy, America's growing role in the world, and social movements of the 1930s and 1960s. Ethnic and cultural diversity within American society receive attention.
Prerequisite: HI 10 or CL 115 or CL 116.
NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for HI 0239 from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

Mathematics

Concepts of Calculus
MA 0016 (01)
5/28/19 - 6/27/19 Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
6/28/19 Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Professor: Daniel Ryan
This course introduces differentiation and integration, and shows how these ideas are related. The course illustrates how important and interesting applied questions, when expressed in the language of mathematical functions, turn out to be questions about derivatives and integrals and, thus, can be solved using calculus. The basic concepts of calculus are numerically, algebraically, and geometrically investigated, using graphing technology to illustrate many of the underlying geometrical ideas. This is a terminal core course and is not a prerequisite for any other course.
Please note that MA 0011 is not an appropriate course to take before taking MA 0016.

Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MA 0017 (01) CRN: 59031
5/28/19 – 6/27/19 Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
6/28/19 Fri., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Professor: Mary Grant
This introduction to the theory of statistics includes measures of central tendency, variance, Chebyshev's theorem, probability theory, binomial distribution, normal distribution, the central limit theorem, and estimating population means for large samples. Students who have received credit for any mathematics course at the 100-level or higher may not take this course for credit without the permission of the department chair.

Applied Calculus I

MA 0119 (01) CRN: 59032
5/28/19 – 6/27/19 Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
6/28/19 Fri., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Professor: Edward Giegengack
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 MA 0145 or MA 0171 may not take MA 0119 for credit.
Prerequisite: Precalculus.

Nursing

Healthcare Delivery Systems
NS 0112 (01) CRN: 89023
6/10/19 Mon., 12 noon to 4 p.m.
6/11/19 – 6/17/19 Tues.-Mon., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Professor: Sally Girard
The health care delivery system is explored from a historical, economic, political, and health information technology perspective. Emphasis is given to social, ethical, and legal aspects of the current system that remain unresolved, such as access to care, health disparities, and equity. The history and progression of healthcare reform and its influence on our current healthcare system performance will be analyzed. Global health issues and their impact on the delivery of health care services are discussed, along with consumer use of complementary and alternative therapies. This course is designed to give an inter-professional perspective to students interested in health care from any field of study. 42 theory hours.

Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy
PH 0101 (01) CRN: 59038
5/28/19 – 6/27/19 Mon.-Thurs., 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
6/28/19 Fri., 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Professor: Jason Smith
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.

Ancient Philosophy
PH 0200 (01) CRN: 59062
5/28/19 – 6/27/19 Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
6/28/19 Fri., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Professor: Allison Pineros Glasscock
In this course we will investigate how the earliest practitioners of Western philosophy conceived of their own activity. The word philosophy' stems from two ancient Greek words and means, literally, 'love of wisdom.' A lover of wisdom is one who pursues wisdom rather than possesses it; consequently, we can think of ancient philosophers as founding a history of inquiry into questions whose relevance for human beings ensures their persistence, questions like: What is the nature of the universe? What can be known and What in any given situation is the right thing to do?
Prerequisite: PH 0101
NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for PH 0200 from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

Physics

General Physics I
PS 0115 (01) CRN: 59041
5/28/19 – 6/27/19 Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
6/28/19 Fri., 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Professor: Bidyut Das
This introductory course - for students concentrating in physics, mathematics, chemistry, or engineering - covers mechanics, heat, and fluid dynamics. It also includes rigorous mathematical derivations using integral and differential calculus. Topics include velocity and acceleration, Newton's laws of motion, work, energy, power momentum, torque, vibratory motion, elastic properties of solids, fluids at rest and in motion, properties of gases, measurement and transfer of heat, and elementary thermodynamics.
Prerequisite: MA 0145 or higher (concurrency allowed).

General Physics I lab (1 credit)
PS 0115L (01) CRN: 59042
5/28/19 – 6/27/19 Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
6/28/19 Fri., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Professor: Bidyut Das
This lab course engages students in experimental measurements spanning the areas of mechanics and thermal stresses on matter, with the objective of training students in experimental measurements, data manipulation and analysis, error analysis, deductive thinking, and instrumentation, providing depth to students' understanding of the phenomena taught in PS 115. Specific experimental measurements include accelerated motion, periodic motion, gravitational force, ballistics, conservation of energy and momentum, rotational dynamics, and measurements of the coefficient of linear expansion and the heat of fusion. Students complete a weekly lab report.
Corequisite: PS 0115.
Fee: $60 Science Lab Fee

Sociology

Introduction to Sociology
SO 0011(01) CRN: 59050
5/28/19 – 6/27/19 Mon.-Thurs., 6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
6/28/19 Fri., 6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Professor: Rose Rodrigues
This introduction to sociology provides students with a sense of sociology's orientation; its particular way of looking at human behavior in the context of people's interaction with each other. The course emphasizes the kinds of questions sociology asks, the methods it uses to search for answers, and how it applies the answers to problems of people's everyday lives and issues of social policy.

Spanish

Elementary Spanish I
SP 0110 (01) CRN: 59063
5/28/19 – 6/27/19 Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
6/28/19 Fri., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p .m.
Professor: Marilia Sarria
Designed for students with no prior experience with Spanish or whose placement scores are in the range for this course level. This course, the first in a two-semester sequence, teaches the essentials of pronunciation, structure, and usage, allowing students to acquire the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Language cultures are explored through a variety of media.

Intermediate Spanish I
SP 0210 (01) 59065
5/28/19 – 6/27/19 Mon.-Thurs., 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
6/28/19 Fri., 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Professor: Marilin Sarria
This course, the first in a two-semester sequence, prepares students to continue the study of language on a more advanced level, and includes review of essential points of grammar, vocabulary building, and regular practice in speaking and writing. The language cultures are explored through a wide variety of materials (literary texts, press articles, films, etc.). Students attend three classes per week and do mandatory online work determined by the instructor.
Prerequisite: SP 0111

July 2-Week Courses - Summer Session II

Classes are three credits, unless otherwise noted.

Every two-week intensive course requires advance preparation. Students are required to complete approximately 5 hours of pre-work through an online communication website prior to the start of the program and to complete 5 hours during the running of the course. Students who register for a course will be e-mailed a syllabus to their student Gmail account. Students must buy textbooks and complete assignments prior to the start of classes.
Registration Deadline: Monday, July 1, 2019.

Biology

Identity and the Human Genome
BI 0071 (01) CRN: 79013
7/8/19 – 7/19/19 Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Professor: Olivia Harriott
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. This course is also offered as part of the Summer Scholars high school program (CRN: 79014).

Economics

Introduction to Microeconomics
EC 0011 (01) CRN: 79018
7/8/19 – 7/19/19 Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Professor: Philip Lane
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. This course is also offered as part of the Summer Scholars high school program (CRN: 79019).

Engineering

STEM of Guitar
EG 0060 (01) CRN: 79035
7/8/19 - 7/19/19 Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Professors: Dominic Figueiredo and James Cavallo
This course looks at the design elements, manufacturing and assembly of solid-body electric guitars. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts that relate directly to guitars are used to help students make an applied learning connection. Each student will construct their own electric guitar. Course will cover wood species and the environment, guitar headstock design features, chemistry of finishes, math applications in a guitar, physical science aspects of the guitar such as mechanical systems, concepts of sound waves, string tension, fretboard layout, intonation, and electronics. Studio-style class, lecture and lab time combined throughout course. The $250 lab fee applies to cover materials.

Psychology

General Psychology
PY 0101 (01) CRN: 79032
7/8/19 – 7/19/19 Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Professor: Michael Creane
This course introduces the science of mental processes and behavior by addressing a range of questions including: How is brain activity related to thought and behavior? What does it mean to learn and remember something? How do we see, hear, taste, and smell? How do we influence one another's attitudes and actions? What are the primary factors that shape a child's mental and emotional development? How and why do we differ from one another? What are the origins and most effective treatments of mental illness? This course is also offered as part of the Summer Scholars high school program (CRN: 79033).

July Courses - Summer Session II

Classes are three credits, unless otherwise noted.

Biology

Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lecture (4 credits)
BI 0108 (01) CRN: 79015
7/8/19 – 8/8/19 Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Professor: Anthony DeCristofaro
This course is required for nursing majors as a prerequisite for most nursing courses. A strong chemistry background is recommended. Homeostasis is the major theme of the course with form and function covered together each semester. This course continues with the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, digestive and reproductive systems. Laboratory work closely follows the lecture and includes microscopic anatomy (histology), use of anatomical models, human skeletons and dissections for study of gross anatomy, and physiology experiments including muscle recruitment measurements, cranial nerve tests, blood pressure measurements, blood typing, etc.
Note: This course is not open to biology majors except where required for allied health sciences (chair approval required).
Fee: $60 Science Lab Fee.
Prerequisite: BI 0107.
Corequisite: BI 0108L.

Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (0 credits)
BI 0108L (01) CRN: 79016
7/9/19 – 8/8/19 Tues./Thurs., 10:05 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.
Professor: Anthony DeCristofaro
See BI 108 above for course description and lab fees.

Chemistry

General Chemistry II Lecture
CH 0112 (01)
7/8/19 - 8/9/19 Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Professor: Jon Harper
This course, the second in a two-semester sequence, covers atomic and molecular weights, the mole concept, Avogadro's number, stoichiometry, energy relationships in chemical systems, the properties of gases, the electronic structures of atoms, periodic relationships among the elements, chemical bonding, geometrics of molecules, molecular orbitals, liquids, solids, intermolecular forces, solutions, rates of chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, free energy, entropy, acids and bases, aqueous equilibria, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, chemistry of some metals and nonmetals, and chemistry of coordination compounds.
Prerequisite: CH 0111.
Corequisite: CH 0112L.
NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for CH 0112 from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

General Chemistry II Lab (1 credit)
CH 0112L (01)
7/8/19 - 8/9/19 Tues., Wed. and Thurs.,10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Professor: Jon Harper
This lab offers the opportunity to explore and experience the rigors of an experimental physical science. Students make and record observations on simple chemical systems while learning fundamental laboratory manipulative and measurement skills. Experiments demonstrate and supplement concepts introduced in lecture. The first semester emphasizes weighing, filtering, titrating, using volumetric glassware, observing data, and recording and synthetic techniques. The second semester integrates these techniques in experimental procedures and explores physical properties and quantitative analysis of selected chemical systems.
Corequisite: CH  0112.
$60 Science Lab Fee
NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for CH 0112L from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

Computer Science

Fundamentals of Programming
CS 0131 (01)
7/8/19 - 8/8/19 Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Professor: Jeffrey Kramer
This course introduces the object-oriented programming. Topics include data types, control structures, arrays, I/O, file handling, GUI, and the OOP concept of encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, packages, interfaces, and inner classes.

Economics

Introduction to Microeconomics
EC 0011 (02) CRN: 79020
7/8/19 – 8/8/19 Mon.-Thurs., 6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Professor: Mark LeClair
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.

English

Texts & Contexts II:
EN 0012 (01) CRN: 79023
7/8/19 – 8/8/19 Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Professor: Rebecca Dimyan
This course builds on the reading, writing, and critical inquiry work of EN 0011, focusing on the development of increasingly sophisticated reading, writing, researching and inquiry skills through the exploration of literary texts and their contexts. Students will practice close reading techniques, be introduced to key terms and concepts in literary study, and practice writing in a variety of academic and creative genres. The course is intended to foster greater appreciation for the power of literature and literary study as a foundation to all the liberal arts.
Prerequisite: EN 0011.

Mathematics

Applied Calculus II
MA 0120 (01) CRN: 79027
7/8/19 – 8/8/19 Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Professor: Edward Giegengack
Topics in this course include: applications of the derivative, including implicit differentiation, related rates and linear approximation; integration of algebraic, transcendental and trigonometric functions; differentiation of trigonometric functions; techniques of integration; applications of the definite integral; infinite series. A graphing calculator and Wolfram Alpha are among the technologies that may be used. Students who receive credit for MA 146 or MA 172 may not receive credit for MA 0120.
Prerequisite: MA 0119.
NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for MA 0120 from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

Philosophy

Ethical Theory
PH 0250 (01) CRN: 79038
7/8/19 – 8/8/19 Mon.-Thurs., 6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Professor: James Ong
This course presents an in depth examination of how moral judgments are justified. The history of philosophy has led to a number of different theoretical frameworks that seek to set out methods for moral justification. We examine several of these methods and reflect upon how they support and/or contradict each other and what is at stake when moral systems conflict. In addition to examining the writings of philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Kant, Nietzsche, Mill, and Rawls, students will be asked to consider how these theoretical frameworks apply in actual cases.
Prerequisite: PH 101.
NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for PH 0250 from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

Physics

General Physics II Lecture
PS 0116 (01) CRN: 79030
7/8/19 – 8/8/19 Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Professor: Bidyut Das
This continuation of PS 115 covers electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and sound. Topics include magnetism and electricity; simple electric circuits; electrical instruments; generators and motors; characteristics of wave motion; light and illumination; reflection; refraction, interference; polarization of light, color, and the spectrum; and production and detection of sound waves.
Prerequisites: MA 0146 or higher (concurrency allowed); PS 0115.
NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for PS 0116 from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

General Physics II Lab (1 credit)
PS 0116L (01) CRN: 79031
7/8/19 – 8/8/19 Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Professor: Bidyut Das
This laboratory provides students with a greater understanding of electromagnetic phenomena, wave phenomena, and optics, and supports PS 0116. Measurements of microscopic quantities, like the charge and mass of the electron, give students an opportunity to explore the structure of matter. Other experiments involve the physics of electrical currents, electric properties of bulk matter, magnetic fields and their effect on beams, wave phenomena, and the nature of light and its interaction with optical materials. This course trains students in experimental measurements, data manipulation and analysis, error analysis, deductive thinking, and instrumentation. Students complete a weekly lab report.
Corequisite: PS 0116.
Fee: $60 Science Lab Fee.
NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for PS 0116L from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

Religious Studies

Exploring Religion: Common Questions, Tradtional Responses
RS 0101C (01) CRN: 79072
7/8/19 - 8/8/19 Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Professor: John Slotemaker
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 the course 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. This subsection of RS 0101 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.

Spanish

Elementary Spanish II
SP 0111 (01) CRN: 79036
7/8/19 – 8/8/19 Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Professor: Ana C. DeLuca
This course, a continuation of SP 0110, teaches the essentials of pronunciation, structure, and usage, allowing students to acquire the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Language cultures are explored through a variety of media. Students attend three classes per week and do mandatory online work determined by the instructor.
Prerequisite: SP 0110.

Intermediate Spanish II
SP 0211 (01) CRN: 79037
7/8/19 – 8/8/19 Mon.-Thurs., 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Professor: Ana C. DeLuca
This course, a continuation of SP 0210, prepares students to continue the study of language on a more advanced level, and includes review of essential points of grammar, vocabulary building, and regular practice in speaking and writing. The language cultures are explored through a wide variety of materials (literary texts, press articles, films, etc.). Students attend three classes per week and do mandatory online work determined by the instructor.
Prerequisite: SP 0210.

Online Courses

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Anthropology

Biological Anthropology
AY 0110 (OL1) CRN: 79011
SUMMER SESSION II
7/1/19 – 8/9/19
Professor: Joseph Wilson
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.

Cultural Anthropology
AY 0111 (OL1) CRN: 59013
SUMMER SESSION I
5/20-19 – 6/28/19
Professor: Alfred Babo
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.

Applied Ethics

Business Ethics
AE 0291 (OL1) CRN: 79009
SUMMER SESSION II
7/1/19 – 8/9/19
Professor: Lisa Sticca-Conrod
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.

Ethics of War and Peace
AE 0293 (OL1) CRN: 59008
SUMMER SESSION I
5/20/19 – 6/28/19
Professor: Norma Schmidt
This is a survey of issues relating to war and international conflict. Topics include Just War theory, human rights issues, the impact of war on women, the role of the United Nations Security Council, and the history of global attempts to proscribe and prevent aggression. The course also looks at related issues that have emerged in recent years, such as humanitarian intervention and economic sanctions.
Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy or Religious Studies.

Ethics in Law and Society
AE 0295 (OL1) CRN: 59009
SUMMER SESSION I
5/20/19 – 6/28/19
Professor: Lisa Sticca-Conrod
This course is an inquiry into the ethical dilemmas of making, enforcing, adjudicating, obeying and practicing the law. Topics include the nature of law and the province of jurisprudence, responsibility of the criminal bar (defense, prosecution, judicial), conflicts of interest, election or appointment of judges, the moral infrastructure of the Constitution, the limits of adjudication, and issues relating to investigative technique (torture and extreme confinement conditions).
Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy or Religious Studies.

Art History

Visual Culture Since 1400: Expression and Experimentation
AH 0011 (OL1) CRN: 79010
SUMMER SESSION II
7/1/19 – 8/9/19
Professor: Lauren Cesiro
This course explores the ways in which people use images to record their world. From the development of linear perspective in the early Renaissance to the assimilation of advances in optical sciences in the baroque period and the incorporation of photography in the 19th century, art has responded to technological advances and created distinct and expressive visual cultures. By exploring painting, sculpture, the graphic arts, and architecture, students learn to analyze how the contemporary world is designed and defined by a visual heritage that incorporates historical images into film, television, and advertising.

Art of Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas
AH 0013 (OL1) CRN: 59010
SUMMER SESSION I
5/20/19 – 6/28/19
Professor: Dawn Pilotti
Meets the world diversity requirement.
This course introduces major monuments of the arts of Asia, including architecture, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and prints. Following a roughly chronological progression spanning over three millennia, the course emphasizes contact between Asian civilizations, including South, Southeast, Central, and East Asia, as well as artistic exchanges between Asia and the West. Foci include: ancient funerary arts, the development of Buddhist art throughout the continent, and secular arts associated with imperial courts and the rise of cities. The course highlights collections of Asian art at the Bellarmine Museum, Yale University, and in New York City.

Biology

Science, Technology, and Society
BI 0070 (OL1) CRN: 79012
SUMMER SESSION II
7/1/19 – 8/9/19
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.

Identity and the Human Genome
BI 0071 (OL1) CRN: 59014
SUMMER SESSION I
5/20/19 – 6/28/19
Professor: Christine Rodriguez
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.

Introduction to Marine Science
BI 0078 (OL1) CRN: 59015
SUMMER SESSION I
5/20/19 – 6/28/19
Professor: Thomas Cunningham
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.

Communication

Human Communication Theories
CO 0100 (OL1) CRN: 59021
SUMMER SESSION I
5/20/19 – 6/28/19
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 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.

Interpersonal Communication Theories
CO 0200 (OL1) CRN: 79017
SUMMER SESSION II
7/1/19 – 8/9/19
Professor: Michael Pagano
An examination of one-to-one relationships from a variety of theoretical perspectives, this course focuses on the centrality of communication in building familial bonds, friendships, and work teams. Students examine factors influencing interpersonal communication such as language, perception, nonverbal behavior, power, status, and gender roles.
Prerequisite: CO 0100.
NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for CO 0200 from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

Intercultural Communication
CO 0240 (OL1) CRN: 59022
SUMMER SESSION 1
5/20/19 – 6/28/19
Professor: Qin Zhang
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:CO 100 or CO 102 or IL 50.
NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for CO 0240 from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

Economics

Introduction to Microeconomics
EC 0011 (OL1) CRN: 59024
SUMMER SESSION I
5/20/19 – 6/28/19
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. The course includes computer applications.

Introduction to Macroeconomics
EC 0012 (OL1) CRN: 79021
SUMMER SESSION II
7/1/19 – 8/9/19
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. The course includes computer applications.

Health Economics
EC 0140 (OL1) CRN: 79022
SUMMER SESSION II
7/1/19 – 8/9/19
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.

Engineering

Electromagnetic Compatibility
EE 0378 (OL1) CRN: 89016
FULL SUMMER SESSION
5/20/19 – 8/16/19
Professor: Uma Balaji
This course presents design techniques to minimize electromagnetic interference (EMI) from or to it. The various sources of Radio-frequency emissions from electronic systems, coupling paths for the transfer of undesired electromagnetic energy will be introduced. Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) requirements for electronic products will be presented along with techniques to measure EMI. High speed digital signal transmission integrity related issues and methods to overcome signal integrity will be introduced. Techniques to minimize conducted and radiated Emissions through filtering and grounding will be presented. System design for EMC will be presented.
Prerequisites: EE 0231, EE 0301, PS 0271.

Turbomachinery
ME 0362 (OL1) CRN: 89017
FULL SUMMER SESSION
5/20/19 – 8/16/19
Professor: Shahrokh Etemad
The theoretical basis and the fundamentals of modern turbomachinery for aerospace (helicopter, aircraft) and power generation (marine, industrial) applications are studied. Brayton engine cycle analysis and performance improvement are reviewed. Applications of the principles of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics to the design of turbines and compressors are examined, as well as component analysis and velocity diagram for axial compressors, centrifugal compressors and axial turbines. Discussion of combustion and environmental emissions. This course carries a design/research project.
Prerequisite: ME 347.

English

Texts & Contexts II: Writing About Literature
EN 0012 (OL1) CRN: 59025
SUMMER SESSION I
5/20/19 – 6/28/19
Professor: Gale Bellas
This section of EN 12 meets the U.S. diversity requirement.
This course builds on the reading, writing, and critical inquiry work of EN 11, focusing on the development of increasingly sophisticated reading, writing, researching and inquiry skills through the exploration of literary texts and their contexts. Students will practice close reading techniques, be introduced to key terms and concepts in literary study, and practice writing in a variety of academic and creative genres. The course is intended to foster greater appreciation for the power of literature and literary study as a foundation to all the liberal arts.
Prerequisite: EN 11.

Introduction to Contemporary World Literature
EN 0102 (OL1) CRN: 79024
SUMMER SESSION II
7/1/19 – 8/9/19
Professor: Sally O'Driscoll
Meets the world diversity requirement.
Students will review recent fiction from around the world, including Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, New Zealand, and the Middle East. Students learn strategies for comparing stories and narrative styles from different cultures, subject positions, and sociopolitical frameworks. Students develop a stronger awareness of different types of subjectivity in a global context. The course is suitable for non-majors seeking to fulfill the world diversity and English core requirements, and for English majors who have not yet taken more than one course beyond EN 11 and EN 12.
Prerequisites: EN 11, EN 12.

Imagining Shakespeare
EN 0141 (OL1) CRN: 59026
SUMMER SESSION I
5/20/19 – 6/28/19
Professor: Shannon Kelley
Shakespeare is considered the greatest writer in the English language. This course will investigate how his genius is expressed in comedy, history, tragedy, and romance. We will study how each kind of play influences the others in every part of Shakespeare's career. Plays include The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry IV, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest. We will take a multimedia approach by analyzing performances as well as text. The history of Shakespeare's era and of his critics will be studied as well.
Prerequisites: EN 11, EN 12.

Literature of Illness and Healing
EN 0163 (OL1) CRN: 79025
SUMMER SESSION II
7/1/19 - 8/9/19
Meets the U.S. diversity requirement.
Professor: Jacqueline Rinaldi
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.
Prerequisites: EN 11, EN 12.

Finance

Introduction to Finance
FI 0101 (OL1) CRN: 79026
SUMMER SESSION II
7/1/19 – 8/9/19
Professor: Walter Hlawitschka
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 11, EC 11, EC 12, one math course, sophomore standing.

Information Systems

Introduction to Information Systems
IS 0100 (OL1) CRN: 59001
SUMMER SESSION I
5/20/19 – 6/28/19
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.

Management

Performance, Compensation, and Reward
MG 0380 (OL1) CRN: 59034
SUMMER SESSION I
5/20/19 – 6/28/19
Professor: Mousumi Bhattacharya
This course covers theories and practices for effective compensation management. Topics include strategic perspectives of compensation systems, determining pay structure, job analysis, and job evaluation, design and administration, external pay competitiveness, designing pay levels, employee contributions and individual pay, subjective performance evaluation and merit pay, alternative reward systems, employee benefits, government's role and compliance, pay discrimination, budgets and pay administration, and union role in wages and salary administration.
Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Marketing

Principles of Marketing
MK 0101 (OL1) CRN: 59003
SUMMER SESSION I
5/20/19 – 6/28/19
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.

Consumer Behavior
MK 0212 (OL1) CRN: 59004
SUMMER SESSION I
5/20/19 – 6/28/19
Professor: Gerald Cavallo
This course provides students with an understanding of the behavior of consumers in the marketplace, using an interdisciplinary approach that employs concepts from such fields as economics, psychology, social psychology, sociology, and psychoanalysis. Topics include motivation, perception, attitudes, consumer search, and post-transactional behavior.
Prerequisites: MK 0101; Junior or senior standing.

Digital Marketing
MK 0241 (OL1) CRN: 79004
SUMMER SESSION II
7/1/19 – 8/9/19
Professor: Camelia Micu
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 101; Junior or senior standing.

Mathematics

Accelerated Mathematics
MA 0217 (OL1) CRN: 59033
SUMMER SESSION I
5/20/19 – 6/28/19
Professor: Irene Mulvey
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.
Prerequisite: MA 119 or MA 145 or MA 171.
NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for MA 0217 from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

Music

History of Music, 1700 - 1964
MU 0104 (OL1) CRN: 79028
SUMMER SESSION II
7/1/19 – 8/9/19
Professor: Michael Ciavaglia
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.

History of Hip-Hop and its Antecedents
MU 0201 (OL1) CRN: 59037
SUMMER SESSION I
5/20/19 – 6/28/19
Professor: Laura Nash
Meets the U.S. diversity requirement.
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.

Operations Management

Operations Management
OM 0101 (OL1) CRN: 79001
SUMMER SESSION II
7/1/19 – 8/9/19
Professor: James He
This course provides the primary exposure to service and manufacturing operations management within the business core curriculum. Topics include process modeling, quality management and control, decision analysis, capacity planning, supply chain management, and project planning and control. Special attention is given to showing how concepts and models presented in lectures and readings apply to real-world business situations. Examples of international operations are studied, and ethical issues are explored within the context of decisions such as where to locate facilities.
Prerequisites: EC 278 or MA 17 or MA 217; Sophomore standing.

Physics

Nature of the Universe
PS 0078 (OL1) CRN: 59040
SUMMER SESSION I
5/20/19 – 6/28/19
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.

Politics

United States Foreign Policy
PO 0276 (OL1) CRN: 79029
SUMMER SESSION II
7/1/19 – 8/9/19
Professor: Lucrecia Garcia Iommi
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. This course is also an International Studies elective.

Psychology

General Psychology
PY 0101 (OL1) CRN: 59043
SUMMER SESSION I
5/20/19 – 6/28/19
Professor: Michael Andreychik
This course introduces the science of mental processes and behavior by addressing a range of questions including: How is brain activity related to thought and behavior? What does it mean to learn and remember something? How do we see, hear, taste, and smell? How do we influence one another's attitudes and actions? What are the primary factors that shape a child's mental and emotional development? How and why do we differ from one another? What are the origins and most effective treatments of mental illness?

Developmental Psychology for Non-Majors
PY 0111 (OL1) CRN: 59044
SUMMER SESSION I
5/20/19 – 6/28/19
Professor: Judith Primavera
Meets the U.S. diversity requirement.
The course encompasses a developmental psychology approach to the growth of the individual from birth to old age, tracing motor, perceptual, language, cognitive, and emotional growth and emphasizing normal development. Psychology majors and students who have taken PY 211 or PY 212 may not take this course.

Abnormal Psychology for Non-Majors
PY 0131 (OL1) CRN: 59046
SUMMER SESSION I
5/20/19 – 6/28/19
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 PY 231 may not take this course.

Religious Studies

Exploring Religion: Peoples of the Book, Sacred Texts and their Communities
SUMMER SESSION I
Two sessions:

RS 0101E (OL1) CRN: 59047 5/20/19 – 6/28/19
RS 0101E (OL2) CRN: 59048 5/20/19 – 6/28/19
Professor: Jeremy Sabella
RS 101 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. This subsection of RS 101 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.

Contemporary Moral Problems
RS 0252 (OL1) CRN: 79034
SUMMER SESSION II
7/1/19 – 8/9/19
Professor: Christian Cintron
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.
NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for RS 0252 from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

Studio Art

Digital Tools in Art Making
SA 0101 (OL1) CRN: 59049
SUMMER SESSION I
5/20/19 – 6/28/19
Professor: Tonya Lee
In this introductory studio course, students will explore digital graphics software and how it may be used in conjunction with traditional art media (such as painting and drawing in pencil, ink, charcoal, pastels, and gouache) to develop a unique visual voice. Through projects that build on one another's idea-based and technical components, students will develop an understanding of vocabulary fundamental to visual language and technology's relationship to art now and throughout history. Projects will emphasize that digital technology is not an end in itself, but a means to realizing ideas.
Fee: $60 Materials Fee

Accounting Courses

Classes are three credits.

Intermediate Accounting I
AC 0203 (01) CRN: 59007
5/20/19 – 6/27/19 Mon./Thurs., 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. plus 6/4/19 Tues., 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Scott Brenner
This course provides an in-depth study of financial accounting theory and concepts, and the presentation of financial statements in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The course emphasizes balance sheet valuations and their relationship to income measurement and determination. Prerequisite: AC 11.

Intermediate Accounting II
AC 0204 (01) CRN: 79008
7/1/19 – 7/31/19 Mon./Wed. (no class on 7/3), 6 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. plus 7/30/19 Tues., 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Scott Brenner
This course continues the in-depth study of financial accounting theory and concepts, and the presentation of financial statements in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) begun in AC 203. In addition to balance sheet valuation and income measurement issues, the course includes special topics such as earnings per share, accounting for income taxes, leases, and cash flows. Prerequisite: AC 203.

Engineering Courses

Classes are three credits.

 

Electromagnetic Compatibility
EE 0378 (OL1) CRN: 89016
5/20/19 – 8/16/19 ONLINE
Professor: Uma Balaji
This course presents design techniques to minimize electromagnetic interference (EMI) from or to it. The various sources of Radio-frequency emissions from electronic systems, coupling paths for the transfer of undesired electromagnetic energy will be introduced. Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) requirements for electronic products will be presented along with techniques to measure EMI. High speed digital signal transmission integrity related issues and methods to overcome signal integrity will be introduced. Techniques to minimize conducted and radiated Emissions through filtering and grounding will be presented. System design for EMC will be presented.
Prerequisites: EN 0231, EE 0301, PS 0271.

STEM of Guitar
EG 0060 (01) CRN: 79035
7/8/19 - 7/19/19 Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Professors: Dominic Figueiredo and James Cavallo
This course looks at the design elements, manufacturing and assembly of solid-body electric guitars. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts that relate directly to guitars are used to help students make an applied learning connection. Each student will construct their own electric guitar. Course will cover wood species and the environment, guitar headstock design features, chemistry of finishes, math applications in a guitar, physical science aspects of the guitar such as mechanical systems, concepts of sound waves, string tension, fretboard layout, intonation, and electronics. Studio-style class, lecture and lab time combined throughout course. The $250 lab fee applies to cover materials.

Turbomachinery
ME 0362 (OL1) CRN: 89017
5/20/19 – 8/16/19 ONLINE
Professor: Shahrokh Etemad
The theoretical basis and the fundamentals of modern turbomachinery for aerospace (helicopter, aircraft) and power generation (marine, industrial) applications are studied. Brayton engine cycle analysis and performance improvement are reviewed. Applications of the principles of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics to the design of turbines and compressors are examined, as well as component analysis and velocity diagram for axial compressors, centrifugal compressors and axial turbines. Discussion of combustion and environmental emissions. This course carries a design/research project.
Prerequisite: ME 347.

Contact the School of Engineering Dean's Office for more information. 203-254-4000 ext. 4147.

Summer Internships

Communication Summer Internships

Communication Internship - 1 credit
CO 0399 (01)
CRN: 89001

Communication Internship - 3 credits
CO 0399 (03)
CRN: 89002

Communication internships provide students with first-hand knowledge about the field of work, allow them to experience new professional activities and relationships, help them apply conceptual knowledge and skills in communication in the work environment, and allow them to experience the problems and successes of efficiently and effectively communicating within a complex organization. One three-credit internship course can be used toward the major. Students may take an internship twice for credit. Students must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.

For more information, please visit the Communication summer internship page below. You may also contact Dr. Qin Zhang at qzhang@fairfield.edu.

English Writing Internships

English Writing Internship - 3 credits
EN/W 0346 (01)
CRN: 89066

The internship program allows students to gain on-site experience in the fields of journalism, publishing, and public relations through supervised work for local newspapers, magazines, publishers, and news agencies. These positions are available upon recommendation of the department intern supervisor, under whose guidance the students assume the jobs, which require 10 to 15 hours a week. Students may take one internship for credit toward the English major. Students may take a second internship for elective credit. The internship workshop is held in the evening, once a month. Enrollment by permission only.
Prerequisite: EN 12

For more information, please contact Dr. Emily Orlando at eorlando@fairfield.edu.

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