Undergraduate Credit Courses
Accelerate Your Degree Program with an intensive, three-credit course during January. Fairfield University offers a variety of courses, both on campus and online during the January 2013 Wintersession.
Registration Deadline: December 20, 2012
One-week intensive credit courses will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for five days; Wednesday (Jan. 2, 2013), Thursday (Jan. 3, 2013), Friday (Jan. 4, 2013), Monday (Jan. 7, 2013) and Tuesday (Jan. 8, 2013). Pre-work is required prior to the start of class.
Six-Week Online Courses
Access to the Internet via DSL or cable connection is necessary. See instructions below.
Every intensive course requires advance preparation. Students who register for a one-week course will be e-mailed a syllabus to their student Gmail account. Students who register for an online course will receive the syllabus from their professor. Students must buy textbooks and complete assignments prior to the start of classes.
Friday, December 21, 2012 is the last day that syllabi may be obtained prior to the closing of the University offices for winter break. Offices will reopen on January 2, 2013.
Textbooks may be purchased at the downtown Fairfield University bookstore. The downtown bookstore will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day but will be open at other times during winter break. Please see the website www.fairfieldbooks.bkstr.com for store hours. You may also order textbooks online at www.efollett.com
How to Register:
- New students must complete the online application prior to registering. This will issue a student ID which is required when registering for a class.
- New students (after applying online and Returning students) Follow Step 2 - apply/ register
- Select Visiting Student
- Follow instructions from there
- All students can register by phone at (203) 254-4288, fax (203) 254-4109, online (in your My.Fairfield account) or in person at the Registrar's Office in the Kelley Center.
One Week Courses
Jan. 2 to Jan. 8, 2013
BU 211 (A) Legal Environment of Business
CO 246 (A) Family Communication
EC 112 (A) Economic Aspects of Current Social Problems
IT 393 (A) The Italian-American Experience
MU 101 (A) The History of Jazz
PY 138 (A) Psychology and the Law
SO 279 (A) Criminal Justice System Seminar
SA 12 (A) Foundation Drawing
Dec. 21, 2012 to Jan. 31, 2013 unless noted.*
*Please note: EN 101 (1) is the only online course eligible for graduation. All other online courses are not eligible for January 2013 graduation.
AH 10 (1) Origins & Transformations in Western Art
BI 70 (1) Science, Technology and Society
BI 75 (1) Ecology & Society
CO 100 (1) Human Communication Theories
CO 240 (1) Intercultural Communication
EC 11 (1) Introduction to Microeconomics
EN 101 (1) Gateway to Literary and Cultural Studies *From 12/27/12 to 1/27/13
EN 205 (1) Writing the Self: Autobiography: Literature of Illness and Healing
MA 17 (1) Introduction to Probability and Statistics
RS 250 (1) Contemporary Morality: Basic Questions
Refund Schedule for January 2013 Wintersession
100% before 1st scheduled class
50% before 2nd scheduled class
0% after 2nd scheduled class
100% before 12/21/12
60% on 12/21/12
30% on 1/2/13
0% after 1/2/13
Fairfield University Refund Policy
Tuition refunds are calculated on the basis of the refund schedule according to the date of withdrawal. Fees will be refunded only if courses are closed or cancelled. Refunds of tuition charged on MasterCard, Visa, or American Express are applied as a credit on your account. To withdraw from a course we require a written confirmation letter with the student's signature delivered to the University Registrar's Office or sent via fax to (203) 254-4109.
One Week Courses
Classes meet from Wednesday January 2 through Tuesday January 8, 2013, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Classes do not meet on Saturday, January 5 and Sunday January 6. Pre-work is required prior to the start of class. Registration Deadline: December 20, 2012
BU 211 (A) (10753) Legal Environment of Business
This course is a basic study of the law, legal institutions and the legal and social responsibility of business. Includes legal history and legal process, judicial systems, common law, statutes and regulations, with an emphasis on torts, contracts, antitrust and trade regulation, protection of the environment, worker safety, product liability, and corporate crime.
Sharlene McEvoy (3 Credits)
CO 246 (A) (10773) Family Communication
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: CO 200 or instructor approval)
Margaret Wills (3 Credits)
EC 112 (A) (10782) Economic Aspects of Current Social Problems
This course uses a policy-oriented approach to study contemporary economic issues. Topics include government spending, the role of federal budgets in solving national problems, poverty, welfare, social security, population, the limits to growth controversy, pollution, energy, and regulation.
Philip Lane (3 Credits)
IT 393 (A) (10783) The Italian-American Experience
This course analyzes the concept of nationality and national identity in literature, film, and critical essays by and about Italian-Americans. The course also discusses the concept of ethnicity together with the phenomenon of emigration and the difference in roles for men and women in this subgroup of American society. The success of Italian-Americans in various sectors of society reveals the vitality and determination of this particular ethnic group in the face of prejudice and economic hardship. Students examine the contributions of Italians who left their native land for a new beginning and discuss the perception and reality of America as the "promised land" in the Italian-American community. The course is conducted in English. This course meets the U.S. diversity requirement.
Mary Ann Carolan (3 Credits)
MU 101 (A) (10749) The History of Jazz
This course traces the development of American jazz from its origins in black musical traditions. We examine the roots of jazz in ragtime, blues, worksongs, and march music, plus 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. Special emphasis is placed on connecting the historical period with the music of jazz-America's original art music. This course meets the U.S. Diversity Requirement.
Brian Torff (3 Credits)
PY 138 (A) (10752) Psychology and the Law
The legal system, particularly our criminal justice system, from its code to its enforcement, is based on implicit psychological assumptions about human behavior and how it should be controlled. This course examines those assumptions in light of current psycholegal theory and research. It covers the treatment of traditional psychiatric populations (e.g., the mentally ill, mentally retarded, homeless) by the justice system in contrast to the handling of healthy people; clinical issues such as the insanity defense, predicting dangerousness, the validity of psychiatric examinations and lie detectors; jury selection, eyewitness testimony, decision-making, sentencing, and parole.
Dorothea Braginsky (3 Credits)
SO 279 (A) Criminal Justice System Seminar
This seminar explores in detail the workings and problems of the U.S. criminal justice system. In addition to investigating the sources of criminal behavior, the course focuses on the arraignment process, probation, the trial, sentencing, prison reform, and parole.
Rose Rodrigues (3 Credits)
SA 12 (A) (10759) Foundation Drawing
This course focuses on the act of seeing and its intimate connection with mark-making. Experiences are designed to develop observational, expressive, and conceptual skills. Students explore the formal elements of drawing, such as line, value, composition, and form, and how they can be used to express an awareness of one's self and of the world around one. A variety of materials and processes are explored through in and out-of-class projects. Students participate in critiques of these projects and, through writing and speaking, develop a language of aesthetic awareness and a sense of artistic quality. Lab fee: $45.
Kathryn Jo Yarrington (3 Credits)
Please note: EN 101 (1) is the only online course eligible for graduation. All other online courses are NOT eligible for January 2013 graduation.
December 21, 2012-January 31, 2013 unless otherwise noted.*
Students taking online courses must go to www.fairfield.edu/online by Dec. 21, 2012 to get login instructions and contact information. Students who register for a one-week intensive course will be e-mailed a syllabus to their student Gmail account on December 21. Students who register for an online course will receive a syllabus from their professor. Students must buy textbooks and complete assignments prior to the start of classes. Access to the internet with a DSL or cable connection is required. Registration Deadline: December 20, 2012.
AH 10 (1) (10772) Origins & Transformations in Western Art
The history of art from its prehistoric beginnings to the highly developed forms of painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Gothic Age. From caves to cathedrals, we find how each civilization of the ancient and medieval world developed innovative techniques and artistic methods by studying the basic concepts needed to understand pre-historic, Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Roman, and early Christian art.
Elena Pischikova (3 Credits)
BI 70 (1) (10761) Science, Technology and Society
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 science core course but does not satisfy requirements for the biology major or minor.
Debra Sauer (3 Credits)
BI 75 (1) (10762) Ecology & Society
Students examine the available scientific evidence, and are encouraged to draw their own conclusions concerning environmentally sensitive issues. These issues are covered through lectures, readings, films, and occasional off-campus field trips (by arrangement). Areas of concern include environmental issues raised by modern society's conflicting needs for land, water, a livable environment, and renewable/ nonrenewable resources. This course is open to all except biology majors. Note: This course counts as a science core course, but does not satisfy requirements for the biology major or minor.
Thomas Cunningham (3 Credits)
CO 100 (1) (10765) Human Communication Theories
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.
David Gudelunas (3 Credits)
CO 240 (1) (10769) Intercultural Communication
This course deals with challenges to communication between people of different cultural backgrounds, emphasizing the way 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 health care settings. This course meets the U.S. diversity requirement. (Prerequisite: CO 100).
Qin Zhang (3 Credits)
EC 11 (1) (10766) Introduction to Microeconomics
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 variatins in competition levels affect economic efficiency. Topics may include antitrust policy, the distribution of income, the role of government, and environmental problems.
William Vasquez Mazariegos (3 Credits)
EN 101 (1) (10774) Gateway to Literary and Cultural Studies * 12/27/12- 1/27/13
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. This course meets the world diversity requirement.
Gita Rajan (3 Credits)
EN 205 (1) (10775) Writing the Self: Autobiography: Literature of Illness and Healing
What is it like to suffer a stroke, contend with cancer, endure heart failure or live as a cripple? While biomedicine may diagnose and treat such conditions, it is to literature that we turn to hear the anguished voice of the wounded storyteller. Using autobiographical readings in prose and poetry as well as films with medical themes, this course explores the emotional and spiritual implications of illness in the lives of the afflicted and the healers who minister to them. Along the way we address such questions as: Is there an ideal doctor-patient relationship? How can patients reclaim a voice beyond the reductive medical report? How do medical caregivers cope? Does illness change the way we think about life, about what it means to be human, about what it means to live a life of meaning and purpose? Requirements include 1) discussion board postings of critical responses to readings 2) research paper on a topic/theme of choice and 3) final exam. This course meets the U.S. diversity requirement. (Prerequisite: EN 12 or equivalent)
Jacqueline Rinaldi (3 Credits)
MA 17 (1) (10755) Introduction to Probability & Statistics
This introductory course covers 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. Course includes descriptive statistics, probability theory, sampling, distribution functions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and regression and correlation. In addition, lectures, problems, and solutions will be posted each week.
Robert Parisi (3 Credits)
RS 250 (1) (10784) Contemporary Morality: Basic Questions
This course introduces the fundamental concepts in moral theology, drawing on major traditions in contemporary Christian thought. The course examines the moral foundations of conscience, freedom, and responsibility; virtue and character; and methods of moral decision-making. To deepen the study of basic questions in Christian morality, the course concludes by examining selected applied issues in contemporary morality. (Prerequisite: RS 10 or RS 101)
Rosemarie Gorman (3 Credits)
CO 398 (A) (10781) Communication Internship
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. An internship may not substitute for any other required course(s) in the communication program. Students may take an internship twice for credit. (Prerequisites: 3.0 overall GPA, junior or senior status). One credit - Note: Interested students should e-mail Dr. David Gudelunas
David Gudelunas (1 Credit)