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Summer 2021 courses are listed below for your reference.

We welcome visiting students. Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to discuss the variety of summer undergraduate courses and to obtain permission to register for summer courses with prerequisites.

Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 2203 (01) (CRN 51069) (3 credits)
 
5/24/21 – 6/30/21 Mon./Wed., 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. plus 6/3/21 Thurs., 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (no class on 5/31) ONLINE
Professor: 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: ACCT 1011

Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 2204 (01) (CRN 51070) (3 credits) 

7/12/21 – 8/11/21 Mon./Wed., 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. HYBRID
Professor: 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 ACCT 2203. 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 2203

Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 1110 (01) (CRN 51127) (3 credits) 

7/12/21 – 8/20/21 ONLINE
Professor: Sarah Wessler
Meets the world diversity requirement
Why is there such variety in the way people live, dress, speak, eat, love and fight? This course explores the shared patterns of thought, behavior, and feelings - that is, the cultures - of a number of peoples and presents explanations for the forms they take and the differences between them. The course helps students develop a new perspective on the values and institutions of Western culture.

Biological Anthropology
ANTH 1200 (01) (CRN 51128) (3 credits) 
5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
Professor: Kimberly Raymond
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 science requirement and NOT the social science requirement.

Business Ethics

AETH 2291 (01) (CRN 51066) (3 credits)
5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
Professor: James Ong
This course investigates ethical problems in business practice. Topics include the foundation of the free-market system, personal morality in profit-oriented enterprises; codes of ethics, obligations to employees and other stakeholders; truth in advertising, whistle-blowing, and company loyalty; self and government regulation; the logic and future of capitalism; and the changing responsibilities of the manager in a rapidly globalizing business environment. Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy or Religious Studies.

Ethics of War and Peace
AETH 2293 (01) (CRN 51068) (3 credits)

5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
Professor: Norma Schmidt
This course explores classic and contemporary perspectives on the ethics of war and peace. The course considers such questions as: When, if ever, is it morally acceptable to go to war? What rules should govern how a war is fought, and how it is ended? What ethical issues arise in connection with the “war on terror,” weapons of mass destruction, humanitarian emergencies, “soft war,” the rise of private military firms and other features of the contemporary international scene? This course will emphasize “just war” theory as way to approach these issues and will consider realism and pacifism. Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy or Religious Studies.

Art of Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas
AHST 1103 (01) (CRN 51130) (3 credits)
5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
Professor: Dawn Pilotti
Meets the world diversity requirement
This course is an introduction to art and architecture of Africa, the Caribbean islands, and Central America, South America and North America. Major works of art and architecture will be examined to understand the respective cultures and traditions of these regions. Cultures designated by their geographical locations will provide a frame of study for African visual culture. Art of Caribbean islands and the influence of the African diaspora will be explored. The Americas will be represented by Pre-Columbian and Native American visual arts. Students will be introduced to different art historical approaches and vocabulary used to study art from each of these areas.

History of Photography
AH 1172 (01) (CRN 51132) (3 credits)

5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
Professor: Lauren Cesiro
Students will learn the general historical development of photography from the 1830s to the present day. Concentrating primarily on Europe and the United States, this survey examines some of the themes threaded throughout photography's short history: the interrelationships between photography and other arts, the effect of technology on the medium, identity construction by and through photographs, and the tradition of the popular photograph. Social, cultural, and economic issues are considered as well as important photographers and photographic movements. Throughout the course there is a focus on thinking critically when looking at a photograph as well as how to articulate ideas in writing.

 

Bioinspiration: Innovation Inspired by Nature
BIOL 1020 (01) (CRN 51072) (3 credits)
5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
Professor: Christine Rodriguez
This course introduces topics in Biology which have inspired developments in technology to the non-science major. Special emphasis is placed on ethical and social issues related to the knowledge and application of these technologies. Topics include biomimicry, antibiotics, gene editing, synthetic biology, and more. Through the semester, students will work together to design a biomedical engineering solution to an existing problem in nature. Note: This course counts as a natural science interdisciplinary core but does not satisfy requirements for the biology major or minor.

Science, Technology, and Society
BIOL 1070 (01) (CRN 51073) (3 credits)

7/12/21 – 8/20/21 ONLINE
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
BIOL 1071 (01) (CRN 51074) (3 credits)

7/12/21 – 7/23/21 ONLINE
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, gene editing, sex and gender, race, 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.

Environmental Science
BIOL 1076 (01) (CRN 51075) (3 credits)
5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
Professor: James Biardi
The science of the environment is presented through examination of the interconnections among physical, chemical, and biological fields of inquiry. This course looks at how the global environment is altered by the human population, technology, and production of fuels and food. In this course, students will acquire a scientific understanding of current issues in environmental science and learn to evaluate claims about current environmental problems. Note: This course counts as a natural science core but does not satisfy requirements for the biology or chemistry major or minor.

Introduction to Marine Science
BIOL 1078 (01) (CRN 51076) (3 credits) 
5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
Professor: Shannon Gerry
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.

Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 1107 lecture (01) (CRN 51077) (4 credits) Corequisite: BIOL 1107L
5/24/21 – 6/25/21 Mon.-Thurs, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. plus Fri., 6/25/21, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. ONLINE
BIOL 1107L lab (01) (CRN 51078) (0 credits) 
5/25/21 – 6/24/21, Tues./Thurs., 10:05 a.m. – 12:55 p.m, ONLINE
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. Laboratory work closely follows the BI 1107 lecture and includes microscopic anatomy (histology), use of virtual cadaver (Anatomage Table), anatomical models, human skeletons, and dissections for study of gross anatomy, and physiology experiments including muscle recruitment measurements, reflex tests and cranial nerve tests.
Note: This course is not open to biology majors except where required for allied health sciences (chair approval required)

Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BI 1108 lecture (01) (CRN 51079) (4 credits) Corequisite: BIOL 0108L
7/12/21 – 8/12/21 Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. HYBRID
BI 1108L lab (01) (CRN 51080) (0 credits)
7/13/21 – 8/12/21 Tues./Thurs., 10:05 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. HYBRID
Professor: Anthony DeCristofaro
$100 Science Lab Fee
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 BIOL 1108 lecture and includes microscopic anatomy (histology), use of virtual cadaver (Anatomage Table), anatomical models, and dissections for study of gross anatomy, and physiology experiments including blood pressure measurements, blood typing, lung function, and urinalysis.

Note: This course is not open to biology majors except where required for allied health sciences (chair approval required). Prerequisite: BI 1107

General Biology I
BI 1171
 lecture (01) (CRN 51081) (4 credits) Corequisites: BI 1171L; BI 1171P
5/24/21 – 6/25/21, Mon.-Thurs, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. plus Fri., 6/25/21 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ON CAMPUS
BI 1171L lab (01) (CRN 51082) (0 credits): 5/24/21 – 6/23/21, Mon./Wed., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ON CAMPUS
Professor: Geoffrey Church
$100 Science Lab Fee
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.

Legal Environment of Business
BUSN 3211 (01) (CRN 51100) (3 credits) 

5/24/21 – 6/4/21 ONLINE
The course will run from Mon.-Fri. from10 AM to 12 noon and 1 PM to 3 PM (4 hours per day).
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

Roman Civilization
CLST 1106 (01) (CRN 51164)
(3 credits)
7/12/21 – 8/12/21 Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Professor: Mary Jean McNamara
Roman civilization spanned more than 1000 years of history and culture, and influenced western society in profound ways. This course traces Rome's development from a small local tribe to a world power, examining how it expanded and conquered the Mediterranean and absorbed into its culture aspects of the peoples it defeated. Knowledge of Latin is not required. This course may be used to fulfill the Magis Core orientation tier requirement in History.

General Chemistry I Lecture and Lab
CHEM 1171 Lecture (01) (CRN 51287) (3 credits) 
5/24/21 – 6/25/21 Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. ONLINE
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: CHEM 1171L
CHEM 1171L Lab (01) (CRN 51288) (1 Credit)
5/25/21 – 6/24/21 Tues., Wed. and Thurs., from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ONLINE
Professor: Jon Harper
$100 Science Lab Free
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: CHEM 1171

General Chemistry II Lecture and Lab
CHEM 1172 Lecture (01) (CRN 51289) (3 credits)
7/12/21 – 8/13/21 Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. ONLINE
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.
Corequisite: CHEM 1172L
Prerequisite: CHEM 1171
NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for this course from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.
CHEM 1172L Lab (01) (CRN 51290) (1 credit) 
7/13/21 – 8/12/21 Tues., Wed. and Thurs. 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ONLINE
Professor: Jon Harper
$100 Science Lab Fee
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: CHEM 1172
NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for this lab from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

Organic Chemistry I Lecture and Lab
CHEM 2271 Lecture (01) (CRN 51291) (3 credits)
5/24/21 – 6/25/21 Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. ONLINE
Professor: Donald Wolanin
This course, an introduction to the chemistry of carbon compounds, discusses common functional groups from the perspective of molecular structure. Areas of emphasis include structure and characterization, preparation or organic synthesis, and the relations of physical and chemical properties to molecular structure. Stereochemical concepts introduced early in the course are used throughout.
Corequisite: CHEM 2271L
Prerequisite: CHEM 1172
NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for this course from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.
CHEM 2271L Lab (01) (CRN 51292) (1 credit)
5/25/21 – 6/24/21 Tues., Wed. and Thurs., 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ONLINE
Professor: Mehrnaz Kamal
$100 Science Lab Fee
This lab emphasizes the manipulative techniques of separation, purification, analysis, and simple syntheses.
Corequisite: CHEM 2271
NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for this lab from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

Organic Chemistry II Lecture and Lab
CHEM 2272 Lecture (01) (CRN 51293) (3 credits)
7/12/21 – 8/13/21 Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. ONLINE
Professor: Donald Wolanin
This course presents the chemistry of aromatic, carbonyl, acyl, and nitrogen compounds. The course relates the chemical properties of naturally occurring substances such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids to those of simpler monofunctional compounds. Spectroscopic methods of structure determination are introduced early in the course and used throughout.
Corequisite: CHEM 2272L 
Prerequisite: CHEM 2271
NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for this course from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.
CHEM 2272L Lab (01) (CRN 51294) (1 credit)
7/13/21 – 8/12/21 Tues., Wed. and Thurs., 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ONLINE
Professor: Mehrnaz Kamal
$100 Science Lab Fee
This lab emphasizes investigative experiments, more complex synthesis, and qualitative organic analysis.
Corequisite: CHEM 2272.
NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for this lab from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

Human Communication Theories
COMM 1100 (01) (CRN 51165) (3 credits)

5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
Professor: Qin Zhang
This course introduces major theoretical perspectives that inform communication scholarship. This foundational course for the major emphasizes understanding human communication as a symbolic process that creates, maintains, and alters personal, social, and cultural identities. Students critique research literature in the communication field. This course counts in the social and behavioral sciences core curriculum for non-majors.

Interpersonal Communication Theories
COMM 2200 (01) (CRN 51166) (3 credits)

7/12/21 – 8/20/21 ONLINE
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: COMM 1100

Intercultural Communication
COMM 2240 (01) (CRN 51168) (3 credits) 

5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
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 given to Communication and International Studies majors.
Prerequisite: COMM 1100 or COMM 1102 or INST 1050.

Family Communication
COMM 2246 (01) (CRN 51169) (3 credits)
5/24/21 – 6/4/21 Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 12 noon ONLINE
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.
Prerequisite: COMM 1100 or COMM 1102 or COMM 1130.

Communication Internship: Summer 2021 semester
COMM 4980 (01) (CRN 51219) – 1 credit
COMM 4980 (03) (CRN 51220) – 3 credits
5/24/21 – 8/20/21
Contact Dr. Qin Zhang for details at qzhang@fairfield.edu.
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. Enrollment by permission only.
Prerequisites: Junior standing; One to three credits per semester; six-credit limit.

Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 1011 (02) (CRN 51084) (3 credits)
5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
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
ECON 1012 (01) (CRN 51085) (3 credits)

7/12/21 – 8/20/21 ONLINE
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.

 

Introduction to Computing
CPSC 1101 (01) (CRN 51004) (3 credits)

7/12/21 – 8/20/21 ONLINE
Professor: Jonathan Wilson
In this course, students learn computational problem-solving techniques through the process of design, implementation, testing, and documentation using the programming language Python. The main ideas of computing are explored and students learn the most essential information about computers and technology in today's digital world and the latest computing trends and skills. Students will get an understanding of the breadth of computing as a discipline and how it exists in the world by identifying computing applications in society and exposing them to a variety of computing topics

Nanoelectronics I
ELEG 4315 (01) (CRN 51005) (3 credits)

5/24/21 – 7/2/21 Mon.-Thurs, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ONLINE
Professor: Isaac Macwan
Building on the two introductory courses in nanotechnology, this course is the first of two that describe how nanotechnology can be integrated into the electronics industry. The unique electrical, mechanical, and optical properties of structures in the nanometer range and how they may be applied to electronics products are discussed. Principles of electronic materials, semiconductor devices, and microfabrication techniques will be extended to the nanoscale. Students will increase their knowledge of electronic structure, quantum mechanics, and the behavior of optoelectronic and low-dimensional systems. Students make extensive use of the available literature to seek out potential applications of nanotechnology. Intended for students interested in the minor in nanotechnology/nanoelectronics track.

NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Amy Baratta at abaratta@fairfield.edu in the School of Engineering to obtain permission to register for this course. Prerequisites: undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering or approval by department chair.

Thermal Management of Microdevices
MEEG 4323 (01) (CRN 51006) (3 credits)

5/24/21 – 8/20/21 ONLINE
Professor: Mehdi Safari Qariq
This course addresses the thermal design in electronic assemblies which includes thermal characteristics, heat transfer mechanisms and thermal failure modes. Thermal design of electronic devices enables engineers to prevent heat-related failures, increase the life expectancy of the system, and reduce emitted noise and energy consumption. This course provides the required knowledge of heat transfer for such analysis and various options available for thermal management of electronics. This course also presents advanced methods of removing heat from electronic circuits, including heat pipes, liquid immersion and forced convection.

NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Amy Baratta at abaratta@fairfield.edu in the School of Engineering to obtain permission to register for this course. Prerequisites: undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering or approval by department chair.

Turbomachinery
MEEG 4362 (01) (CRN 51007) (3 credits)

5/24/21 – 8/20/21 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: MEEG 3347

NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Amy Baratta at abaratta@fairfield.edu in the School of Engineering to obtain permission to register for this course. Prerequisites: undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering or approval by department chair.

Applications of Theory of Elasticity
MEEG 4372 (01) (CRN 51008) (3 credits)
5/24/21 – 8/20/21 ONLINE
Professor: Sriharsha Srinivas Sundarram
This course covers theory of elasticity (stress, strain, and generalized Hooke's law), strain energy methods (Castigliano's theorem), thin shells of revolution (equilibrium equations, pressure vessels), thin plates (rectangular and circular plates, moment-curvature relations), beams of elastic foundations and buckling. Prerequisite: MEEG 3308

NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Amy Baratta at abaratta@fairfield.edu in the School of Engineering to obtain permission to register for this course. Prerequisites: undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering or approval by department chair. Contact the School of Engineering Dean's Office for more information at 203-254-4000 ext. 4147.

Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 1001 (01) (CRN 51295) (3 credits)
5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
Professor: Nadia Zamin
This course introduces students to the academic discipline of rhetoric and composition. Students read nonfiction texts, including rhetoric and composition and cross-disciplinary scholarship, in order to analyze their conventions and craft texts in various genres and modalities for a range of audiences. Students develop effective writing processes, sound research strategies, strong academic arguments, rhetorical awareness, and sensitivity to disciplinarity. The course prepares students to transfer this knowledge to their compositions across the curriculum and across contexts. 

Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 1001 (02) (CRN 51296) (3 credits)
7/12/21 – 8/20/21 ONLINE
Professor: Mary Laughlin
This course introduces students to the academic discipline of rhetoric and composition. Students read nonfiction texts, including rhetoric and composition and cross-disciplinary scholarship, in order to analyze their conventions and craft texts in various genres and modalities for a range of audiences. Students develop effective writing processes, sound research strategies, strong academic arguments, rhetorical awareness, and sensitivity to disciplinarity. The course prepares students to transfer this knowledge to their compositions across the curriculum and across contexts. 

Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 1010 (01) (CRN 51189) (3 credits)
5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
Professor: Christopher Madden
Meets the world diversity requirement.
This course allows students to develop ways of reading, analyzing, and interacting with texts in English from around the globe. You will focus on such questions as: How are literary texts produced? How do local, national, and global cultures and events affect the way authors fashion their texts? Do literary works produced in different cultures at the same time "speak to each other" across time and space? The course will be run as a combination of lecture and small group discussion and will make use of web-based background materials to provide context and depth to the readings. 

Introduction to Contemporary World Literature
ENGL 1020 (01) (CRN 51143) (3 credits)

7/12/21 – 8/20/21 ONLINE
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.

Graphic Novels as Thrillers and Chillers
ENGL 1350 (3 credits)

Two sections: 
ENGL 1350 (01) (CRN 51144) 5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
ENGL 1350 (02) (CRN 51145)  7/12/21 – 8/20/21 ONLINE
Professor: Curtis Ferree
Meets the U.S. Diversity requirement
This course will introduce students to the idea of graphic novels as literature that deals with serious subjects, ranging from social, political, cultural, to race-based and sexually sensitive issues, in ways that are hyperbolically dramatic and/or humorous. It has a strong digital component and students will be asked to work with and use a range of multi-modal tools such as blogs, Wiki, Twitter, Animoto, and visual story-telling. Students will be trained to grasp the fact the graphic novels often reflect historical events, prominent ideological and socio-cultural attitudes of the time, and span the spectrum from propelling propaganda to mounting a critique.

Literature of Illness and Healing: Wounded Storytellers and Dedicated Healers
ENGL 1630 (01) (CRN 51278) (3 credits)

7/12/21 - 8/20/21 ONLINE
Professor: Jacqueline Rinaldi
Meets the U.S. Diversity requirement
What is it like to suffer a stroke, contend with cancer, deal with depression or live with a debilitating disease? While bio-medicine may clinically treat such conditions, it is to literature that we turn to gain a humanistic understanding of the emotional and spiritual impact of illness on wounded storytellers and on the dedicated doctors and nurses who care for them. Readings in various literary genres (memoir, essay, poetry, fiction, drama) and films with medical themes will also explore issues of diversity, noting how gender, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation affect the illness experience.

Introduction to Finance
FNCE 2101 (01) (CRN 51091) (3 credits)

7/12/21 – 8/20/21 ONLINE
Professor: Walter Hlawitschka
$125 Financial Technology 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: ACCT 1011ECON 1011ECON 1012MATH 1016 or higher, sophomore standing.


NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for this course from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

Origins of the Modern World Since 1500
HIST 1100 (01) (CRN 51120) (3 credits)

5/24/20 – 6/25/20 Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6/25/21 Fri., 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. ONLINE
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.

Utopian Ideas and Practice Since 1500
HIST 1105 (3 credits)
Two sections:
HIST 1105 (01) (CRN 51121)
5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
HIST 1105 (02) (CRN 51122)
7/12/21 – 8/20/21 ONLINE
Professor
: Nicholas Rutter
In order to understand past events, we must have a grasp on how their participants thought and what they imagined. This is a history of past futures: what people imagined would, could, or should happen. All utopian texts carry a critique of the societies that their authors inhabited.

Twentieth Century United States
HIST 2239 (01) (CRN 51123) (3 credits)
5/24/21 – 6/25/21 Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6/25/21 Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ONLINE
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: One 1000-level history course.


NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for this course from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

Colonial Latin America 1492-1800
HIST 2288 (01) (CRN 51124) (3 credits)
5/24/21 – 6/25/21 Mon.-Thurs., 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 6/25/21 Fri., 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ONLINE
Professor: Jennifer Adair
Meets the world diversity requirement
The course examines Indian cultures, Portuguese and Spanish institutions, and values on the eve of the conquests, including the clash of cultures and interests, and three ensuing centuries of New World dialectics: conquistadores, viceroys, colonists, priests, friars, Indian caciques and peasants, black slaves, and free mulattoes mutually interacting and forming, by 1800, a new civilization composed of varying hybrid cultures from the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego. The course also considers the Iberian colonies on the eve of the 19th-century revolutions for independence. 
Prerequisite: One 1000-level history course.

NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for this course from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

Introduction to Information Systems
ISOM 2100 (01) (CRN 51099) (3 credits)

5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
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.

Elementary Italian I
ITLN 1110 (01) (CRN 51192) (3 credits)
5/24/21 – 6/25/21 Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6/25/21 Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ONLINE
Professor: Erin McCarthy King
Designed for students with no prior experience with Italian 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. The culture of Italy is explored through a variety of media.

 

Performance, Compensation, and Reward
MGMT 4380 (01) (CRN 51101) (3 credits)

5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
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.

Principles of Marketing
MKTG (01) (CRN 51103) (3 credits)

5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
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
MKTG 2212 (01) (CRN 51104) (3 credits)

5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
Professor: TBA
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: MKTG 1101, junior standing.

NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for this course from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

Digital Marketing
MKTG 2241 (01) (CRN 51105) (3 credits)

7/12/21 – 8/20/21 ONLINE
Professor: Camelia Micu
In this course, students will undertake an applied perspective towards marketing on current digital platforms (company's website, social media platforms, etc.) and will learn how to adapt the traditional marketing strategies onto the digital space. Topics to be covered include website design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), online advertising, social media marketing, email marketing, mobile marketing, and web analytics. The course is designed to get students to think like a digital marketing professional, and to give them experience with industry-relevant hands-on assignments and exercises.
Prequisites: MK 1101; junior standing.

NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for this course from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

Applied Calculus I
MATH 1121 (01) (CRN 51146) (3 credits)
7/12/21 – 8/20/21 ONLINE
Professor: Anna DiCenso
Topics in this course include: foundations of the calculus; differentiation of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions; extrema and curve sketching; applications of derivatives; antiderivatives; the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; and integration of algebraic functions. A graphing calculator and Wolfram Alpha are among the technologies that may be used.
Students who received credit for MATH 1141 or MATH 1171 may not take this course for credit.
Prerequisite: Precalculus 

Statistics I
MATH 2217 (01) (CRN 51147) (3 credits)
5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
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 as a mathematics elective. Students who have received credit for MATH 3317 or MATH 3352 may not take this course for credit.
Prerequisite: MATH 1121 or MATH 1122 or MATH 1141 or MATH 1142 or MATH 1171 or MATH 1172.
NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for this course from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

The History of Jazz
MUSC 1101 (01) (CRN 51184) (3 credits)
5/24/21 – 6/4/21 Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily plus asynchronous sessions. ONLINE
Professor: John Fumasoli
Meets the U.S. diversity requirement
This course traces the development of American jazz from its origins in African-American musical traditions. Students examine the roots of jazz in ragtime, blues, work songs, and march music and study the development of different jazz styles such as Dixieland in the '20s, swing in the '30s, bop in the '40s, and continuing to the present. The course emphasizes the connection between historical periods and the music of jazz: America's original art music. 

History and Development of Rock
MUSC 1102 (01) (CRN 51340) (3 credits)
7/12/21 - 7/23/21 ONLINE
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. 

History of Music: 1700-1964
MUSC 1104 (01) (CRN 51134) (3 credits)

7/12/21 – 8/20/21 ONLINE
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.

Critical Issues in American Popular Music: Blues to Hip Hop
MUSC 1132 (01) (CRN 51299)
5/24/21 - 7/2/21 ONLINE
Professor: Brian Torff
Meets the U.S. diversity requirement
This course provides an in-depth look at the important musical, social, and racial issues in American popular music, from the media exploitation of the blues in the 1920s through current issues in hip hop. Subject areas will include blues and its origins, jazz and modernism, the obstacles of race in music, the death of rhythm and blues, rock's evolution in the 1950s, rap and hip hop culture, and issues in both postmodernism and perverse as seen by many music and art critics. 

Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1101 (01) (CRN 51222) (3 credits)
5/24/21 – 6/25/21 Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6/25/21 Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ONLINE
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.

Critical Thinking
Two Sections:
PHIL 2224 (01) (CRN 51234) (3 credits)
PHIL 2224 (02) (CRN 51337) (3 credits)
7/12/21 - 8/20/21 ONLINE
Professor: Elizabeth (Piliero) Nsadha
This course is designed to help students use the fundamentals of logic and rational discourse to sharpen and focus their argumentative abilities, to better evaluate claims for both soundness and validity, to identify bias and rhetorical devices, and to become more responsible social and political agents through enhanced analytic thinking.
Prerequisite: PHIL 1101

 

Physics of Light and Color
PHYS 1071 (01) (CRN 51197) (3 credits)
7/12/21 – 8/12/21, Mon.-Thurs., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ONLINE
Professor
: Bidyut Das
This course, intended for students who are not majoring in the physical sciences, covers the particle-wave duality of light and the relationship of light to other electromagnetic waves. Additional topics include polarization, vision, color and the perception of color, optical phenomena in nature and in biological systems, color and light in art, simple optical instruments, sources of light and their spectra, lasers, and holography. Previously PS 0071.

Nature of the Universe
PHYS 1078 (01) (CRN 51176) (3 credits)

5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
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.

General Physics I
PHYS 1171 (01) (CRN 51179) (3 credits)
5/24/21 – 6/25/21 Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6/25/21 Fri., 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. ONLINE
Professor: Robert Cordery
This is a calculus-based introductory physics course for physics, mathematics, chemistry, and engineering majors. In it, students will cover the foundations of classical mechanics, including linear and vector motion, Newtonian mechanics, energy, momentum, rotational motion, static equilibrium, and waves. Note: Biology majors should take PHYS 1145. 
Corequisite: PHYS 1171L; Prerequisite: MATH 1141 or MATH 1171 (concurrency allowed).

NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for this course from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

General Physics I Lab
PHYS 1171L (01) (CRN 51180) (1 credit)
5/25/21 – 6/24/21 Tues., Wed. and Thurs., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ONLINE
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 PHYS 1171. Specific experimental measurements include accelerated motion, periodic motion, gravitational force, ballistics, conservation of energy and momentum, and rotational dynamics. Students complete a weekly lab report. Corequisite: PHYS 1171

NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for this course from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

General Physics II
PHYS 1172 (01) (CRN 51181) (3 credits)
7/12/21 – 8/12/21, Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. ONLINE
Professor: Robert Cordery
This course is a continuation of PHYS 1171 and covers electricity and magnetism, light, and optics. Topics covered include electric fields and their sources, magnetic fields and their sources, simple electric circuits, wave motion, reflection and refraction of light, and geometrical optics. Note: Biology majors should take PHYS 1146. 
Corequisite: PHYS 1172L;
Prerequisites: MATH 1142 or MATH 1172 (concurrency allowed); PHYS 1171.

NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for this course from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

General Physics II Lab
PHYS 1172L (01) (CRN 51182) (1 credit)

7/13/21 – 8/12/21, Tues., Wed. and Thurs., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ONLINE
Professor: Bidyut Das
This laboratory provides students with a greater understanding of electromagnetic phenomena, wave phenomena, and optics, and supports PHYS 1172. 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 analysis, error analysis, deductive thinking, and instrumentation. Students complete a weekly lab report. Corequisite: PHYS 1172.

NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for this course from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

Introduction to American Politics
POLI 1101 (01) (CRN 51125) (3 credits)

5/24/21 – 6/4/21 ONLINE
Professor: Gayle Alberda
Students examine the American political system: the design and operation of Congress, the Presidency, and the Supreme Court; American political culture; elections; the ability of the political system to deal with societal problems, and proposals for reform of the political system.

 United States Foreign Policy
POLI 2476 (01) (CRN 51126) (3 credits)

5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
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.

General Psychology
PSYC 1010 (02) (CRN 51151) (3 credits)
7/12/21 – 8/20/21 ONLINE
Professor: Matthew LaClair
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
PSYC 1110 (01) (CRN 51152) (3 credits)

7/12/21 – 8/20/21 ONLINE
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 PSYC 2110 or PSYC 2150 may not take this course.

Abnormal Psychology for Non-Majors
PSYC 1310 (01) (CRN 51153) (3 credits)

5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
Professor: Margaret McClure
This course introduces students to the field of abnormal behavior, presenting the classic behavior patterns in the classification system and discussing the possible causes and remediation of such. Psychology majors and students who have taken PSYC 2310 may not take this course.

Common Questions, Traditional Responses
RLST 1002 (3 credits)
Three sections:
RLST 1002 (01) (CRN 51136) 5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE Professor: John Slotemaker
RLST 1002 (02) (CRN 51137) 5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE Professor: John Slotemaker
RLST 1002 (03) (CRN 51138) 7/12/21 – 8/20/21 ONLINE Professor: Daniel Cosacchi
This course examines the major questions addressed by most world religions, with special emphasis on how they are answered in a specific major tradition. Topics include the nature of the sacred and its relationship to human persons, the problem of evil and innocent suffering, religion's call for social responsibility, and the nature and function of ritual.

Early Christianity
RLST 2428 (3 credits)
Two sections:
RLST 2428 (01) (CRN 51141) 5/24/21 - 7/2/21 ONLINE Professor: Thomas Schmidt
RLST 2428 (02) (CRN 51339)
5/24/21 - 7/2/21 ONLINE Professor: Thomas Schmidt
This course presents a historical overview of early Christianity between the end of the first century and the close of the sixth. The focus of the course is on the institutional and theological development of the early Church after the final books of the New Testament were written. Topics examined include: Jesus and Judaism, Christianity and the Roman Empire, heresies of the Early Church, and the development of Christian theology (in particular the doctrines of Christ and the Trinity).
Prerequisite: One 1000-level religious studies course.

NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for this course from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

Contemporary Moral Problems
RLST 2552 (01) (CRN 51142) (3 credits)
7/12/21 – 8/20/21 ONLINE
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: One 1000-level religious studies course.

NOTE TO VISITING STUDENTS: Please contact Sandy Richardson at arichardson@fairfield.edu to obtain permission to register for this course from the Fairfield University Office of the Provost.

Criminal Justice System Seminar
SOCI 2220 (01) (CRN 51129) (3 credits)

5/24/21 – 6/4/21, Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ONLINE
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.

Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 1110 (01) (CRN 51194) (3 credits)

5/24/21 – 6/25/21 Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6/25/21 Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ONLINE
Professor: Marilin 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. 

Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 1111 (01) (CRN 51232) (3 credits)
7/12/21 – 8/12/21 Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ONLINE
Professor: Antonio Martinez-Meraz
This course, a continuation of SPAN 1110, 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. 
Prerequisite: SPAN 1110

Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 2210 (01) (CRN 51195) (3 credits)

5/24/21 – 7/2/21 ONLINE
Professor: Gabriela Pavon
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.). 
Prerequisite: SPAN 1111

Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 2211 (01) (CRN 51196) (3 credits)
7/12/21 – 8/12/21 ONLINE
Professor: Xiomara Brea
This course, a continuation of SPAN 2210, 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.). 
Prerequisite: SPAN 2210

Digital Tools in Art Making
SART 1101 (01) (CRN 51135) (3 credits)
7/12/21 – 8/20/21 ONLINE
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. 

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