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Undergraduate Courses

To ensure the continued safety of our students and faculty, all summer 2020 classes will meet online. 

Online courses may be asynchronous, synchronous or semi-synchronous:

  • Asynchronous: classes have a set start and end date as well as deadlines along the way to keep you on track, but you do not have to be online at a specific time. 
  • Synchronous: classes have a schedule of regular live meetings that take place online. 
  • Semi-synchronous: classes have a schedule of regular live (synchronous) meetings that take place online, as well as asynchronous course content that you complete by certain deadlines. 

Specific formats are noted under each course, below.

Please note: Classes that were originally scheduled to meet on-campus will now meet in a synchronous or semi-synchronous format. Those details will be updated shortly.

Unless otherwise noted, summer classes are open to men and women. The Summer 2020 Academic Calendar is on the Registrar's Website. The calendar includes add/drop and "W" dates.

This schedule is subject to change.

Summer Session 2020 Courses

Session I Registration is Closed

ACC 1002 Accounting Principles II with Professor Jim Resnik (3 credits)
Accounting for current and long-term liabilities, stockholders' equity, statement of cash flows, introduction to management accounting, cost behavior, and break-even analysis. 
Format: Asynchronous online
*Prerequisite: ACC 1001/H and (IDS 0001/1001 or equivalent); SSSB - Business Core

ACC 1101 Intermediate Accounting I with Professor Aliza Rotenstein (3 credits) 
Intensive study of the application of generally accepted accounting principles to selected assets: including cash, receivables, inventories, long-lived assets, and intangibles. 
Campus: Beren Campus
Format: Synchronous online
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday 9-11am
*Prerequisite: ACC 1002/H and (IDS 0001/1001 or equivalent); SSSB - ACC major

ARTS 2511/2513/2515 Beginning Painting, Intermediate Painting, and Advanced Painting with Professor Mary Creede (3 credits) 
Format: Synchronous online
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday 9-11am 
*SCW - toward Studio Art major and minor; YC - This course can be used toward elective requirement only.

BIO 1011R Biology Principles I with Professor Radhashree Maitra (3 credits)
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some live meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3pm

BIO 1011L Biology Principles I - Lab with Professor Athulaprabha Murthi (2 credits)
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some live meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-12pm

BIOL 3728C Human Physiology with Professor Levy Amar (4 credits)
Also offered in Session II. Physicochemical principles involved in life processes. Lectures and laboratory illustrate these principles in the physiological systems of humans. (lecture: 3 hours; lab: 3 hours) Laboratory fee. 
Format: Asynchronous online
*Pre-req: BIO/BIOL 1012R or 1012C or 1012H; Co-req: BIOL 3728Y; SCW - Science & Technology; Biology major/minor; YC - Satisfies Natural World requirement.

BIOL 3728Y Human Physiology Lab with Professor Levy Amar (0 credits)
Also offered in Session II. 
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some live meetings)
Meeting Schedule: In-person labs: 1-3:30pm on dates TBD only. Otherwise online.
*Co-req: BIOL 3728C; Lab fees apply; Blended course; In-person labs on 7 days only.

BIOL 4023C Microbiology with Professor Alyssa Schuck (4 credits)
Topics include prokaryotic cell structure and function, microbial nutrition, growth and control, microbial metabolism, bacteriophages, and microbial genetics. Laboratory exercises complement lectures. Laboratory fee applies.
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some live meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 10-11am
*Co-req: BIOL 4023Y. Pre-req.: BIOL 1012 R&Y or 1012C or 1012H; or BIO 1012 R&L. Pre or co-req: CHEM 1010C or 1045C or 1045H or 1045R&Y; or CHE 1045R or 1045C or 1045H. SCW - Science & Technology; May count towards Molecular & Cellular track and Major/Minor. YC - Satisfies Natural World requirement

BIOL 4023Y Microbiology Lab with Professor Alyssa Schuck (0 credits) 
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some live meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 11am-12pm 
*Open to Men and Women. Co-req: BIOL 4023C; Lab fees apply.

BLW 2500 Business and Jewish Law with Professor Daniel Feldman (2 credits)
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some live meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3pm

BUS 1012 Business Communication with Professor Marc Spear (3 credits)
Also offered in Session II.
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some scheduled meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 9-11am 
*Pre-req: ENGL 1100 or 1200H; SSSB Students only. Wilf Campus students, register under FYSM 1012 (Pre-req: FYWR 1020/H)

CHEM 1045R General Chemistry I with Professor Chaya Rapp (3 credits)
Format: Synchronous online 
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 12-2pm

CHEM 1045T General Chemistry I - Recitation with Professor Nechama Dembitzer (0 credits) - 3 sections available
Format: Synchronous online 

  • Section 1 Meeting Schedule: Monday-Wednesday, 2:05-2:55pm
  • Section 2 Meeting Schedule: Monday-Wednesday, 7-7:50pm
  • Section 3 Meeting Schedule: Monday-Wednesday, 8-8:50pm

CHE 1213R Organic Chemistry I with Professor Irina Catrina or Professor Fabiola Barrios-Landeros (3 credits)
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some live meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 2-4:30pm
*Pre-reqs: CHE 1046R and CHE 1047L or CHEM 1046C. Co-req: CHE 1215L. SCW: Toward major/minor. YC: Toward major/minor.

CHE 1215L Organic Chemistry Lab with Professor Akiva Rube or Professor Fabiola Barrios-Landeros (2 credits)
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some live meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Wednesday, 9am-1pm
Co-req: CHE 1213R

ECO 1010 Principles of Economics with Professor Karen David or Professor Robert Utzinger (3 credits)
Also offered in Full Session and Session II. The fundamentals of economic analysis with applications. Microeconomic supply and demand analysis; macroeconomics topics including money, finance, and long-term growth.
Format: Asynchronous online
*SCW: Foundations of History, Philosophy & Social Sciences. YC: HBSI. Toward ECO major/minor. SSSB: Satisfies Economics requirement.

ENG 1026 Face-to-Face: Modern Identities in Film with Professor Elizabeth Stewart (3 credits) - 2 sections available
This course will explore how American and foreign film represents various racial, class, gender, ethnic, and national identities, and how they reproduce and challenge those representations at the same time. A second, related, focus will be the role affect plays in our experiences of film.
Format: Asynchronous online
*SCW - Gen Ed elective; YC - COWC SSSB – Humanities

ENGL 2970 Interdisciplinary: Literature and the Visual Arts with Professor Matthew Miller (3 credits)
Some of the most exciting writing of the twentieth century has emerged where literature and the visual arts, especially painting, meet and enrich each other. Continuing and expanding upon a long tradition of friendships between poets and painters, writers like Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, and Wallace Stevens befriended, held passionate conversations with, and were profoundly influenced by visual artists such as Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Marcel Duchamp. This course focuses on this exhilarating period of artistic interaction, exploring a time when writers and painters went beyond merely inspiring each other and adopted techniques and concepts across various genres and media. In the process, they revolutionized both literary and visual art.
Format: Asynchronous online
*Pre-req: ENGL 1100 or 1200H; ENG 1101 or 1931H; or FYWR 1010/H or 1020/H SCW - Interpreting Literature and the Arts, III C Intro. YC - English major and minor. SSSB - Humanities/English Literature

FIN 1001 Principles of Finance with Professor Hanane Dakhli (3 credits)
Introductory survey of the fundamentals of financial management, financial analysis, and the securities markets. Provides a general understanding of financial institutions, the terms and rights available to stockholders and bondholders, and the corporate financial
structure. Covers sources and uses of capital, debt versus equity, present value techniques, valuation, capital asset pricing, risk and return and uncertainty.
Format: Asynchronous online
*Pre-req: ACC 1001/H, and IDS 0001/1001 or equivalent, and IDS 1131/H. SSSB - Business Core

FYSM 1012 Business Communication with Professor Marc Spear (3 credits)
Also offered in Session II.
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some scheduled meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 9-11am
*Prerequisite: FYWR 1020/H; For Sy Syms students ONLY. Beren Campus students, register under BUS 1012 (Pre-req: ENGL 1100 or 1200H)

HIS 4930 Migrants in America with Professor David Sugarman (3 credits)
Surveying American history, from the first foreigners to arrive on the East Coast to the current debates around immigration from Central and South America, this course considers the complex status of the migrant and analyzes the literature, films, myths and laws related to this foundational figure in the American story.
Format: Asynchronous online
*SCW - Register under HIST 4930. Contemporary US & Global Perspectives. YC - Cultures over Time. SSSB – Humanities.

IDS 1001 Business Algebra with Professor Manachanallur Ravi (3 credits)
This course provides a review of computational and problem-solving skills. Included is a presentation of a broad scope of fundamental mathematical concepts in applied mathematics relevant to accounting, finance, management, and marketing, with examples drawn from different business disciplines.
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some scheduled meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Wednesday, 1-2:15pm
*SSSB - Required for students who have not scored a minimum Math SAT score of 670 (old) or 700 (new) or ACT score of 30.

IDS 1020 Introduction to Information Systems with Professor Kevin Brabazon (3 credits) 
This course provides the background necessary to make decisions about computerbased information systems and to be an end-user. The course includes hands-on experience with personal computers and information systems management. Groups and individual computer assignments expose students to electronic spreadsheet analysis and database management on a personal computer. Management aspects focus on understanding computer technology, systems analysis and design, and control of information processing by managers.
Format: Synchronous online
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 9-11am
*Pre/Co-req.: IDS 0001/1001 or equivalent. SSSB - Business Core

IDS 1456 Quantitative Methods Management with Professor with Professor Levent Kocaga (3 credits)
Format: Asynchronous online
*SSSB - Business Core; Pre-req: IDS 1131/H and IDS 1001

JHI 1200 Classical Jewish History with Professor Joseph Angel (3 credits)
History of the Jews from the Second Commonwealth through the Talmudic period (586 BCE to 500 CE).
Format: Asynchronous online
*SCW- INT-ADV, Jewish History YC - Jewish Studies Core SSSB - Jewish History or General Elective

JST 2430 Responses to COVID-19 in Jewish Ritual and Theology with Rabbi Shlomo Zuckier (3 credits)
The novel Coronavirus that emerged in late 2019 has had massive global fallout, with a rising death toll and entire regions shutting themselves down. Jewish communities in America, Israel, and worldwide have been hard-hit by the pandemic, as well. This course examines a variety of responses offered by the Jewish community to COVID-19 in the realms of both ritual and theology, each of which has seen new developments that build upon precedents and develop them in interesting ways. This course will examine a selection of these responses, considering a series of six case studies each in Jewish ritual law (halakhah) and Jewish theology. These case studies will analyze the relevant controversy or diversity of opinion on the issue, focusing on primary sources and zeroing in on the issues and values at stake. It will also offer comparative analyses both with precedents and with parallel developments in other communities responding to COVID-19.
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some live meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Monday and Wednesday, 4-6pm
*SCW, SSSB, YC: Jewish Studies elective.

JUDS 1890 Intermediate Talmud with Professor David Noach Nachbar (3 credits) (women only)
Selected Talmudic texts with medieval and modern commentaries; emphasis on methodology. For advanced students in Jewish studies.
Format: Synchronous online
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 9-11:30am Beis Medrash; 11:30am-1pm class
*Open to Women only. SCW - U.INT/ADV; Facility in Rabbinic texts required. Gemara TBD; Topic: TBD

MAN 4930 International Business Strategy with Professor Sharon Poczter (3 credit)
This course is designed to introduce students how to effectively analyze business opportunities across international markets. This course focuses on the challenges, opportunities and risks of doing business abroad, particularly in emerging market economies. The course is designed to introduce students to current issues in the global business environment and frameworks used to analyze business opportunities.
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some live meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 9-11am 
*Open to men and women. SSSB: Management elective

MAR 1001 Principles of Marketing with Professor Travis Oh (3 credits)
Also offered in Session II. An introduction to the basic concepts of market definition, consumer behavior, and the principal marketing functions: product line development, pricing, distribution, promotion, sales-force management, advertising, research, and planning. Cases and examples are utilized to develop problem-solving abilities and provide students with a glimpse into the Marketing world. 
Format: Asynchronous online
*Pre-req: IDS 0001/1001 or equivalent. SSSB - Business Core

MAR 2621 Applied Research (Marketing) with Professor Maria Blekher (3 credits)
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some scheduled meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Tuesday, 1-3pm  
*SSSB: Marketing major requirement. Pre-requisites: MAR 1001 and IDS 1131

MAR 3320 Digital Marketing with Professor Nurit Shaul (3 credits)
The effect of the Internet and related technologies on business and social institutions is more profound than that of any prior invention, including the printing press and the internal combustion engine. Last several years have seen a dramatic increase in the amount of time and money consumers spend online. As a consequence, the Internet has become an important channel that firms can use to reach out and connect to consumers, which has lead to the emergence of digital marketing. This course on Digital Marketing provides an understanding of tools like online advertising and social media to meet business objectives. This course will cover basic marketing and statistical concepts and provide an introduction to different online marketing tools like email marketing, SEO/SEM and social media analytics. 
Format: Asynchronous online
*Pre-req: MAR 1001/1001H SSSB – Marketing elective or business elective

MAR 3326 Retail in Marketing with Professor Al Golzari (3 credits)
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the world of retailing from a managerial viewpoint. Consequently, we will study the elements that comprise the retail mix, including types of retailers, multichannel retailing, consumer buying behavior, retail marketing strategies, selecting retail site locations, supply chain management, merchandising, pricing, store management, store layout & design and customer service. 
Format: Semi-synchronous online
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 9-11am
*SSSB: Marketing elective. Pre-requisites: MAR 1001

MAT 1410 Fundamentals of Calculus with Professor Esther Ben-Ari (4 credits) 
This course is intended to teach students the basic concepts of calculus. This should further professional and pre-professional career interests for students in the fields of science and business. Goals include the fostering of analytical and quantitative thinking, and the ability to solve problems and interpret data.
Format: Asynchronous online 
*SCW - Quantitative Skills; NOT for Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, Physics, Physical Sciences or Pre-Engineering majors. YC - NOT for Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, Physics, Physical Sciences or Pre-Engineering majors.

MUS 1018 Aesthetic Revolutions with Professor Daniel Beliavsky (3 credits)
This course covers the period of European history framed by Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde and Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring. An era of significant revolutions in music, society, and the arts, it is one that created modernism. By exploring this era's remarkable music, students will develop active and critical listening skills, and begin perceiving the events and internal relationships that govern this repertoire.
Format: Semi-synchronous online
Meeting Schedule: Monday and Wednesday, 1-3pm
*SCW - Interpreting Literature and the Arts. YC - INTC; This course can be used toward music major or elective requirements. SSSB - Humanities

PHY 1031R Intro to Physics I with Professor Fredy Zypman (4 credits) - 2 sections available
Two-semester, algebra-based course, taken by students who intend to major in biology, chemistry, and the health professions. Topics covered: kinematics and dynamics of the particle and rigid bodies, conservation laws, momentum, energy and angular momentum, oscillations, waves, fluids, thermodynamics, optics, electromagnetism, modern physics. Laboratory experiments are designed to help students master the principles covered in lecture. (lecture: 3 hours; recitation: 1 hour; lab: 2 hours). Laboratory fee.
Format: Synchronous online

  • Meeting Schedule Section 1: Monday-Thursday, 10:30am-1pm
  • Meeting Schedule Section 2: Monday-Thursday, 2-4:30pm

*Not for Physics or Pre-Engineering majors. Co-req: PHY 1031L SCW - Science and Technology YC - Satisfies Natural World requirement SSSB - Satisfies a Natural Science requirement

PHY 1031L Intro to Physics I Lab with Professor Emine Karaman (1 credit) - 3 sections available
Format: Semi-synchronous online 

  • Meeting Schedule Section 1: Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30am-1:45pm
  • Meeting Schedule Section 2: Tuesday-Thursday, 2-4:15pm
  • Meeting Schedule Section 3: Tuesday-Thursday, 4:45-7pm

*Co-req: PHY 1031R; Lab fees apply. SCW - Science and Technology SSSB - Satisfies a Natural Science requirement

POLI 1301 Intro to International Relations with Professor Jonathan Cristol (3 credits) 
Is war between the US and China inevitable? Could the spread of nuclear weapons to countries such as Iran and North Korea make the world less dangerous? Does a separate peace hold between democracies? Is it possible for states to behave morally? This course, which introduces students to the major paradigms, theories, concepts and debates associated with the academic study of international politics/international relations (IR), addresses these and other critical questions. 
Format: Semi-synchronous 
Meeting Schedule: 

  • June 1-4: Monday and Wednesday, 9-11am 
  • June 8-11, June 15-18, June 22-25: Tuesday and Thursday, 9-11am
  • June 29-July 2: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9-11am 

*SCW - Contemporary US & Global Perspectives; For POLI Majors/Minor - counts toward International Relations. YC - HBSI. Toward POLI Major/Minor - International Relations. SSSB - Natural and Social Science

SCI 1012 Scientific Literacy with Professor James Camara (3 credits)
This course fulfills the Natural World (NAWO) requirement for all Yeshiva College students.  Science is the principle means by which we come to understand our environment, the planet and the universe. Science also has the ability not only to affect our day-to-day lives, but also to shape our future as individuals and as societies. The responsible citizen must be able to educate himself/herself about scientific matters that have the potential to impact civilization.  This course aims to (1) expose you to current issues in modern science that have potential to impact daily life and (2) to give you the skills necessary to educate yourself and engage in discourse about scientific developments in the modern age. We will explore a variety of scientific topics through various modern media including primary scientific literature, popular science columns, documentary films, podcasts, blogs and social media. We will learn how to critically analyze information in each of these media and how to analyze issues related to the application of scientific breakthroughs to our daily life. Finally, we learn about the government agencies that adjudicate and regulate how science interacts with society in our daily lives.
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some scheduled meetings) 
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 9-11am
*YC - Satisfies Natural World requirement. SCW - elective credit only.

SCIE 1050 Science Fundamentals with Professor Lora Danley (3 credits)
This survey course for non-science majors will examine science as it relates to the world around us in our everyday lives. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic scientific concepts in physics, chemistry, and biology and will have a solid understanding of the ways in which science is integrated into the world around them. 
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some scheduled meetings) 
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 10-11am
*SCW - Towards the 7 credit Science & Technology requirement. Interdisciplinary course for non-science majors. YC - Satisfies Natural World requirement

SPEE 1010 Speech Communication with Professor Reuven Russell (3 credits) (women only) - 2 sections available
Also offered in Session II. Effective informal and formal public speaking focusing on the informative and persuasive purposes. Focuses on logical organization; psychological motivation; research of topics; precise vocabulary; clear and pleasant vocal patterns; and application of sound rhetoric to the communication of ideas.
Format: Synchronous Online

  • Meeting Schedule Section 1: Monday-Thursday, 1-3pm
  • Meeting Schedule Section 2: Monday-Thursday, 3:15-5:15pm

*Women only. SCW - Modes of Expression. SSSB - Does NOT satisfy Business Communication requirement.

ACC 1001 Accounting Principles I with Professor Constance Crawford (3 credits)
Introduction to financial accounting: the accounting cycle, preparation of financial statements, accounting for cash and temporary investments, receivables, inventories, and long-lived assets.
Format: Asynchronous online 
*Pre/co-req.: IDS 0001/1001 or equivalent SSSB - Business Core

ACC 1102 Intermediate Accounting II with Professor Aliza Rotenstein (3 credits) 
Continuation of the study of balance sheet items: current liabilities, long-term liabilities including bonds, pensions, and stockholders' equity; income tax allocation, leases; principles of income determination, and statement of cash flows.
Format: Synchronous online
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Friday 9-11am
*Pre-req: ACC 1101 SSSB - ACC Major Requirement

ARTS 3009 Intro to Computer Design with Professor ST Schwartz (3 credits)
Students acquire a basic proficiency in the software programs essential to graphic design and visual communication: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Format: Asynchronous online
*SCW - Gen Ed elective; toward Art Studio major or minor YC - This course can be used toward elective requirement only.

BIO 1012R Biology Principles II with Professor Radhashree Maitra (3 credits)
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some scheduled meetings) 
Meeting Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3pm

BIO 1012L Biology Principles II - Lab with Professor Athulaprabha Murthi (2 credits)
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some scheduled meetings) 
Meeting Schedule: Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-10am; also Monday, August 3, 9-10am

BIOL 3728C Human Physiology with Professor Levy Amar (4 credits)
Also offered in Session I. Physicochemical principles involved in life processes. Lectures and laboratory illustrate these principles in the physiological systems of humans. (lecture: 3 hours; lab: 3 hours) Laboratory fee. 
Format: Asynchronous online
*Pre-req: BIO/BIOL 1012R or 1012C or 1012H; Co-req: BIOL 3728Y; SCW - Science & Technology; Biology major/minor; YC - Satisfies Natural World requirement.

BIOL 3728Y Human Physiology Lab with Professor Levy Amar (0 credits)
Also offered in Session I. 
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some live meetings)
Meeting Schedule: In-person labs: 1-3:30pm on dates TBD only. Otherwise online.
*Co-req: BIOL 3728C; Lab fees apply; Blended course; In-person labs on 7 days only.

BTM 6900 Introduction to Covid-19 Drug Development with Professor Jeremy Wertheimer (3 credits)
Learn how to use computational tools to visualize proteins, search protein databases and model protein structure. Learn about lab techniques to synthesize proteins and measure how well they bind target molecules. Opportunity for promising student drug designs to be synthesized and analyzed.
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some scheduled meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1-3pm
*Pre-req: COM/COMP 1300C or instructor's permission; CHE/CHEM 1046R/Y recommended. Undergraduate students taking this course will earn undergraduate credit only.

BUS 1012 Business Communication with Professor Marc Spear (3 credits)
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some scheduled meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9-11am 
*Pre-req: ENGL 1100 or 1200H; SSSB Students only. Wilf Campus students, register under FYSM 1012 (Pre-req: FYWR 1020/H)

CHEM 1046R General Chemistry II with Professor Chaya Rapp (3 credits)
Format: Synchronous online
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Friday, 12-2pm

CHEM 1046T General Chemistry II - Recitation with Professor Nechama Dembitzer (0 credits) - 3 sections available
Format: Synchronous online 

  • Section 1 Meeting Schedule: Monday-Wednesday, 2:05-2:55pm
  • Section 2 Meeting Schedule: Monday-Wednesday, 7-7:50pm
  • Section 3 Meeting Schedule: Monday-Wednesday, 8-8:50pm

CHEM 1046Y General Chemistry II - Lab with Professor Donald Estes (2 credits)
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some scheduled meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Wednesday, 3-7pm

CHEM 1010C Essentials of Chemistry with Professor Lora Danley (4 credits)
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some scheduled meetings)
Meeting Schedule:
Lectures - M-Th, 1-3pm, & F 12-2pm; and
Labs - M-W 3:30-5:10 PM
*SCW - Science & Technology, One semester course, NOT for BIOL or CHEM majors Recommended for SPAU and EDUC majors. 

CHE 1214R Organic Chemistry II Lecture (3 credits)
Format: Synchronous online 
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 1-3:30pm and Friday, 11am-1:30pm
*Pre-reqs: CHE 1213R/C, or CHEM 1213C, or CHEM 1213R and 1215L. SCW: Toward major/minor. YC: Toward major/minor.

ECO 1010 Principles of Economics with Professor Robert Utzinger (3 credits)
Also offered in Full Session and Session I. The fundamentals of economic analysis with applications. Microeconomic supply and demand analysis; macroeconomics topics including money, finance, and long-term growth.
Format: Asynchronous online
*SCW: Foundations of History, Philosophy & Social Sciences. YC: HBSI. Toward ECO major/minor. SSSB: Satisfies Economics requirement.

ENG 1023 Authorship: Plato to Wikipedia with Professor Lauren Fitzgerald (3 credits)
This course explores how writers write—that is, authorship. From a historical perspective, we’ll consider where authors get their ideas, because descriptions of this process have changed significantly over the centuries: Is it divine inspiration? Imitation of the world around us? An expression of who we are? Collaborations with others? We’ll also address who gets to be called an author: For instance, why is there a debate about whether Shakespeare authored his works? Are women writers part of the authorial tradition? What about college students? Most important, we’ll look at why this topic matters to you, right now. 
Format: Asynchronous online
*SCW - Gen Ed elective. YC - CUOT. SSSB - Humanities 

ENG 1025 Film & Gender with Professor Elizabeth Stewart (3 credits)
In this course students will learn how to analyze film as an art form that is also informed by a politics of representation. First, film as an art form: we will cover basic film concepts - cinematography, mise-en-scene, editing, sound - and apply them to individual films. Second, what is "a politics of representation"? Among many other things, movies tell us "what women are like," "what women like," "what men like," who "the real men" are and so on, but who is telling us? Through film analysis, this course will enable students to understand large and slippery concepts like society, politics, ideology, gender, and subjectivity, and show them how gaining skill in film analysis will also help them to read and analyze "real life" critically.
Format: Asynchronous online
*SCW - Gen Ed elective; may count towards Women's Studies minor; YC - INTC SSSB - Humanities

ENGL 1100 Rhetoric and Composition with Professor Gina Grimaldi (3 credits) (women only) - 2 sections available
Introduction to academic argument and the thesis/claim/evidence form of essay writing, including thesis development, writing process and revision, analytical and research methods.
Format: Semi-synchronous online

Section 1 Meeting Schedule: 

  • 7/6 - 7/10: Monday-Wednesday, 9-11am
  • 7/13 - 7/24: Wednesday and Friday, 9-11am
  • 7/27 - 7/31: Tuesday, 9-11am
  • 8/3 - 8/7: Thursday and Friday, 9-11am

Section 2 Meeting Schedule: 

  • 7/6 - 7/10: Monday-Wednesday, 1-3pm
  • 7/13 - 7/24: Wednesday, 1-3pm and Friday, 12-2pm
  • 7/27 - 7/31: Tuesday, 1-3pm
  • 8/3 - 8/7: Thursday, 1-3pm and Friday, 12-2pm

*Women only. SCW - Modes of Expression SSSB - Communication

ENGL 2580 American Jewish Literature with Professor Joy Ladin (3 credits) 
Literature by Jewish writers in the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present. Focuses on how these authors describe immigration and Americanization, explore the conflicts between tradition and modernity, portray the Jewish family, deal with the legacy of the Holocaust, conceive of Jewish self-identity, and negotiate Jewish stereotypes.
Format: Asynchronous online 
*Pre-req: ENGL 1100 or 1200H; ENG 1101 or 1931H; or FYWR 1010/H or 1020/H SCW - Interpreting Literature and the Arts, II C Intro. Toward Am Studies minor. YC - English major and minor. SSSB - Humanities/English Literature

FYSM 1012 Business Communication with Professor Marc Spear (3 credits)
Also offered in Session I.
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some scheduled meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9-11am
*Prerequisite: FYWR 1020/H; For Sy Syms students ONLY. Beren Campus students, register under BUS 1012 (Pre-req: ENGL 1100 or 1200H)

HIST 2234 History of Women in the U.S. with Professor Kate Mazza (3 credits) - two sections available
Historical survey of women’s experiences in the United States from the colonial era to the present; changes in the economic role of women; family life; changing ideals of womanhood; suffrage movement; and feminism.
Format: Asynchronous online
*SCW – Contemporary US & Global Perspectives; Toward Women’s Studies minor. YC – This course can be used toward major or elective requirement only. SSSB – Humanities

HIS 4931 How Pandemics Shape the World with Professor Jeremy Brown (3 credits)
The goals of this course are to provide an understanding of epidemics from three different angles: the medical, the social and the religious. We will explore the Black Death, smallpox, cholera, influenza, HIV and the current COVID pandemic, using eyewitness accounts, historic and contemporary scientific papers, literary depictions, and public health perspectives. We will also compare Jewish accounts of the plagues and their reactions with those of other religious traditions.
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some live meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Tuesday, 7:30-8:30pm
*YC: CUOT. Toward Public Health minor. SCW: Contemporary US and Global Perspectives. Toward Public Health minor. Sociology elective.

HIS 4930 Migrants in America with Professor David Sugarman (3 credits)
Surveying American history, from the first foreigners to arrive on the East Coast to the current debates around immigration from Central and South America, this course considers the complex status of the migrant and analyzes the literature, films, myths and laws related to this foundational figure in the American story.
Format: Asynchronous online
*SCW - Register under HIST 4930. Contemporary US & Global Perspectives. YC - Cultures over Time. SSSB – Humanities.

IDS 1001 Business Algebra with Professor Manachanallur Ravi (3 credits)
This course provides a review of computational and problem-solving skills. Included is a presentation of a broad scope of fundamental mathematical concepts in applied mathematics relevant to accounting, finance, management, and marketing, with examples drawn from different business disciplines.
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some scheduled meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Wednesday, 1-2:15pm
*SSSB - Required for students who have not scored a minimum Math SAT score of 670 (old) or 700 (new) or ACT score of 30.

IDS 1020 Introduction to Information Systems with Professor Kevin Brabazon (3 credits) 
This course provides the background necessary to make decisions about computerbased information systems and to be an end-user. The course includes hands-on experience with personal computers and information systems management. Groups and individual computer assignments expose students to electronic spreadsheet analysis and database management on a personal computer. Management aspects focus on understanding computer technology, systems analysis and design, and control of information processing by managers.
Format: Synchronous online
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 9-11am
*Pre/Co-req.: IDS 0001/1001 or equivalent. SSSB - Business Core

JHI 1440 Jews in Eastern Europe 1500-1945 with Professor Joshua Karlip (3 credits) 
In this course, we will examine the history of East European Jewry from its communal origins in the thirteenth century through 1945. Special emphasis will be placed upon religious, intellectual, cultural, political, and social movements that impacted the Jewish modern experience, even beyond Eastern Europe itself. This course will thus examine large themes of East European Jewry and their treatment in historiography. Another aim of the course is to familiarize the students with primary sources from the East European Jewish experience.
Format: Asynchronous online
*SCW - INT-ADV. YC - Satisfies a General Education JHI requirement. SSSB - Jewish History or General Elective

JVCW 1003 Jewish Public Policy with Professor Daniel Feldman (2 credits)
Format: Semi-Synchronous
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9-11am

MAN 4933 Ideation with Professor Sharon Poczter (3 credits)
Where do great business ideas come from? We all have compelling business concepts that we've been thinking about for years. In this course we will explore frameworks for idea generation and we will talk about how to evaluate the good ideas from the bad. The goal is to settle on a business idea that you are not only passionate about but also has real market application. At the end of this course learners will be able to: -build a resource inventory from which they can assess and create market opportunities; -pursue market opportunities consistent with personal passions and capabilities; and -triage potential ideas in terms of which have the greatest potential for commercial and personal success.
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some scheduled meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9-11am
*Pre-requisites: MAN 1020. SSSB - Management Elective

MAN / MAR 3504 Systematic Inventive Thinking with Professor Yoni Stern (3 credits) 
In this course students will learn how to be innovative in the way they approach Business problems and challenges. This course will concentrate on a method that helps companies develop a culture and practice of innovation. Students learn skills for thinking and acting differently in an effective way. This leads to generating ideas that are both innovative and practical. 
Format: Asynchronous online
*SSSB - Business Elective. Pre-req: MAN 1020 and MAR 1001/H

MAR 1001 Principles of Marketing with Professor Travis Oh (3 credits)
Also offered in Session I. An introduction to the basic concepts of market definition, consumer behavior, and the principal marketing functions: product line development, pricing, distribution, promotion, sales-force management, advertising, research, and planning. Cases and examples are utilized to develop problem-solving abilities and provide students with a glimpse into the Marketing world. 
Format: Asynchronous online
*Pre-req: IDS 0001/1001 or equivalent. SSSB - Business Core

MAR 3329 Conversion and Shopping Marketing with Professor Renee Azoulay (3 credits)
Have you ever asked yourself why consumers are loyal to one brand and not another? How some stores are busy and others not?  Take this course to learn highly valuable skills in Shopper Marketing and open the door to many job opportunities. Just take a look at LinkedIn. Professor Azoulay, who also instructs at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) is a seasoned shopper marketing professional and brings her real world experience to you. From a student who took the course in Spring 2020: "Throughout the course, we learned marketing strategies that prepared us for a hands-on project at the end of the semester. The project opened our eyes to real word marketing, gave us something to talk about during job interviews, and immersed us into marketing culture.”
Format: Asynchronous online
*SSSB: Marketing elective. Pre-requisites: MAR 1001

PHY 1032R Intro to Physics II – Lecture with Professor Amish Khalfan (4 credits) - 2 sections available
Two-semester, algebra-based course, taken by students who intend to major in biology, chemistry, and the health professions. Topics covered: kinematics and dynamics of the particle and rigid bodies, conservation laws, momentum, energy and angular momentum, oscillations, waves, fluids, thermodynamics, optics, electromagnetism, modern physics. Laboratory experiments are designed to help students master the principles covered in lecture. (lecture: 3 hours; recitation: 1 hour; lab: 2 hours). Laboratory fee.
Format: Synchronous online 

  • Section 1 Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 10:30am-1pm; Friday, 9:15-11:45am
  • Section 2 Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 2-4:30pm and Friday 12-2:30pm

*Pre-req: PHY 1031R or PHYS 1031C; Co-req.: PHY 1032L SCW - Science and Technology YC - Satisfies Natural World requirement

PHY 1032L Intro to Physics II – Lab with Professor Mark Edelman (1 credit) - 3 sections available
Format: Synchronous online

  • Meeting Schedule Section 1: Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30am-1:45pm; also Monday, July 27 11:30am-1:45pm
  • Meeting Schedule Section 2: Tuesday-Thursday, 2-4:15pm; also Monday, July 27, 2-4:15pm
  • Meeting Schedule Section 3: Tuesday-Thursday, 4:45-7pm; also Monday, July 27, 4:45-7pm

*Co-req: PHY 1032R; Lab fees apply. SCW - Science and Technology.

POLI 2330 The Life and Death of Terrorism with Professor Yoav Fromer (3 credits)
How is it possible that an idea such as terrorism, rooted in death and destruction, still remains so potent and attractive around the world at the dawn of the twenty-first century? The course will pursue an array of avenues in order to address this ominous geopolitical threat and the political, legal and moral challenges that it continues to raise. 
Format: Asynchronous online
*SCW - Contemporary US and Global Perspectives; Toward POLI Major/Minor - International Relations YC - HBSI; Toward POLI Major/Minor - International Relations. SSSB - Natural and Social Science.

PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology with Professor Eliezer Schnall (3 credits)
One-semester survey of topics in experimental methodology, biological basis of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, cognition, development, personality, assessment, and abnormal and social psychology. This course is a prerequisite for all upper level psychology courses.
Format: Asynchronous online
*SCW - Foundations of History Philosophy & Social Science YC - This course can be used toward major or elective requirement only. SSSB - Natural and Social Science

PSY 3825 Sleep & Dreams with Professor Ari Shechter (3 credits)
This course will give an introductory overview of sleep and circadian rhythms, with a particular emphasis on how these physiological factors and their disruption influence cognition, endocrine function, mental health, metabolism, and body weight regulation. Content will include: the normal human sleep-wake cycle and the influence sleep has on normal and abnormal functioning.
Format: Asynchronous online
*SCW - Toward Gen Ed elective or major. YC - Toward major/minor elective. SSSB - General elective.

SPEE 1010 Speech Communication with Professor Reuven Russell (3 credits) (women only) - 2 sections available
Also offered in Session I. Effective informal and formal public speaking focusing on the informative and persuasive purposes. Focuses on logical organization; psychological motivation; research of topics; precise vocabulary; clear and pleasant vocal patterns; and application of sound rhetoric to the communication of ideas.
Format: Synchronous Online

  • Section 1 Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 1-3pm, and Friday, 12-2pm
  • Section 2 Meeting Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9:45-11:45am

*Women only. SCW - Modes of Expression. SSSB - Does NOT satisfy Business Communication requirement.

ECO 1010 Principles of Economics with Professor Karen David (3 credits)
Also offered in Session I and Session II. The fundamentals of economic analysis with applications. Microeconomic supply and demand analysis; macroeconomics topics including money, finance, and long-term growth.
Format: Asynchronous online
*SCW: Foundations of History, Philosophy & Social Sciences. YC: HBSI. Toward ECO major/minor. SSSB: Satisfies Economics requirement.

Open to students entering grades 10–12, recent high school graduates, and current college students. 

BIBL 4932 Villains in Tanakh with Professor Nechama Price (2 credits) 
This course will examine the stories and personalities of the Torah’s greatest villains: Kayin, Lot, Hagar/Yishmael, Esav, Lavan, Bilaam, Datan and Aviram, Orpa, and Vashti. Are these figures really as evil as we have been led to believe or do their stories contain nuance and complexity? We will compare the pshat reading of text of the Torah t to that of Chazal and the Mefarshim to uncover new layers of understanding their stories.
Format: Synchronous Online 
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 10am-12pm 
*Open to women only. 

BIBL 1211 Topics in Bereishit: The Stories You Never Learned with Dr. Deena Rabinovich (2 credits) 
This course will examine the stories of Noach and his sons, Lot and his daughters, Shechem and Dinah, Yehuda and Tamar, and Yosef and Eshet Potifar. Why are these part of Tanakh, and are seen as essential to Sefer Bereishit? How do these stories lay the foundation for the values and mores of the future Am Yisrael? Focus will be on close reading and intertextuality and how the midrash fills in the gaps in the stories.
Format: Semi-synchronous online
Meeting Schedule: Monday, 1-2pm (otherwise asynchronous online)
*Open to women only. 

Night Seder Offerings

Nightly programming including chaburas with Madrichot, guest shiurim and trivia nights (M-Th, 8-10pm). For more information and to register for Night seder, contact summer@yu.edu.

For students entering grades 10–12, recent high school graduates, and current college students. 

Rabbi Tanchum Cohen 

Cohen

JUD 4931 Selected Topics: Halacha (2 credits)

Tying Your Beliefs to Your Body: Learning the Practical Sugyos of Tefillin, Beis Midrash-Style
Morning: Monday-Thursday, 10am-12:15pm 
Be paired with a chavrusa to learn the gemara and rishonim in a dynamic virtual beis midrash under your rebbi's guidance, and grow and explore the sugya further with a warm and dynamic group in shiur.  We will learn the sugyos of tefillin in Masseches Menachos, one of the ultimate triple-crown combinations of exciting lomdus, practical halacha and inspiring machshava.
*Open to men only.

Night Seder

Talmud Bekiyus [guided study] and Weekly Sichot Mussar (Monday-Thursday, 8-10pm).
For more information and to register for Night seder, contact Rabbi Yaakov Taubes.