Summer 2019 Pre-College Course Information

Program Fees

$750 per 3-credit course.

Individual courses are subject to cancellation for under-enrollment (minimum of 10 students per class). You will be notified if cancellations occur.

Session 1 Courses: July 8 to July 18, 2019

Morning Classes: 9 AM to 12:30 PM

Afternoon Classes: 1:30 PM to 5 PM

Session 2 Courses: July 22 to August 1, 2019

Morning Classes: 9 AM to 12:30 PM

Afternoon Classes: 1:30 PM to 5 PM

Session dates and times are the same across both FDU campuses. Courses held Monday through Thursday.

Metro Campus, Teaneck: Session 1
Morning Courses — 9 AM to 12:30 PM

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 1: Sensing and Guidance (3 credits)

In this course, students will build a small robot and program it, using C/C++ to perform specific tasks. Gain hands-on experience working with basic robotic components including motors, sensors, microcontrollers and guidance systems. Learn AI coding processes to ensure the robot is navigationally functional and can achieve the desired task.

3D Printing: Introduction to Innovative Product Design (3 credits)

Learn to use 3-D modeling software and cutting-edge design methodologies to design innovative products and prototype them using high-tech, 3-D printers. Students will become conversant with Product Lifecycles and Design for Manufacturability (DFM).

Genetics and Its Impact On Our World (3 credits)

Genetics is integral to biology because organisms are a product of both genetics and their environment. Students will learn the foundations of how genes are transmitted and inherited (the rules of inheritance) and how these rules are modified.

Professional Photography: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words (3 credits)

Students will work with professional DSLR Cameras and studio-grade lighting equipment to learn the art and science of Professional Photography. The course will also emphasize the art of storytelling through images and lighting.

Pre-Medical Professions and the Health Sciences (3 credits)

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of medical science including Physiology, Anatomy and effective patient care.

Metro Campus, Teaneck: Session 1
Afternoon Courses — 1:30 PM to 5 PM

Delving Into the Cloud: Cyber Security in the 21st Century (3 credits)

Learn about the fundamentals of Cyber Security and the architecture of sophisticated Internet networks. Get a hands-on understanding of the operation of network switches, routers, servers, WiFi Access Points and all the other critical parts that make up today’s sophisticated Internet network security infrastructure.

Drone Technology: Mastering Flight Dynamics and Coding (3 credits)

Students will learn about the cutting-edge field of Drone Technology. Students will learn how drones fly, using a small indoor drone. Then students will proceed to program the drone using the Drone’s Software Developer Kit (SDK).

Neurobiology Fundamentals: Deciphering the Code of the Nervous System (3 credits)

Students get an introduction to the biological and neurological concepts that underlie the human nervous systems.

Fashion Design: From Design Studio to Finished Product (3 credits)

In this hands-on course, students will learn about the process of product development in the fast-moving, fashion industry. They will immerse themselves in the process of moving products from concepts to final apparel production.

Creative Writing: The Power of Storytelling (3 credits)

Students will select a project in a genre and develop the basic skills used to create imaginative literature. They will explore the fundamentals of craft and composition and examine the distinct but related techniques used in the three genres: story, scene, and characters in fiction; sound, line, image, and voice in poetry; monologue, dialogue, and action in drama.

Metro Campus, Teaneck: Session 2
Morning Courses — 9 AM to 12:30 PM

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics II: Multi-Legged Robotics (3 credits)

Learn to calibrate, program and guide a cutting-edge, multi-legged robot to achieve specific tasks. Work with other students to design and program the motion of a multi-legged robot and see the robot in action. Students will then compete in a robot dance-off: FDU’s Dancing Robots.

Astrophysics: Exploring the Stars and the Galaxies (3 credits)

This course traces our knowledge of the universe from astronomy’s ancient roots to the modern study of extrasolar planetary systems, cosmology, and black holes. The course will apply this knowledge to describe the properties of the sun and of the planets of our solar system, the properties and fate of stars in general, and the discovery of planets around other stars.

Bioinformatics: Using Technology and Data to Understand Biology (3 credits)

Learn from seasoned professionals about using technology tools to understand and unlock the secrets of Mother Nature.

Architecture and Engineering Design Fundamentals (3 credits)

Students will learn the fundamentals of modern engineering and architectural design, and work on a hands-on modelling project to turn their design techniques into reality.

Pre-Veterinary Explorations: Animal Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits)

Students will learn about the basic concepts behind how animal bodies work. They will learn about the biological systems and processes of animals commonly kept as pets.

Metro Campus, Teaneck: Session 2
Afternoon Courses — 1:30 PM to 5 PM

Advanced Coding and Development (3 credits)

This course aims to put students on a pathway to becoming a full-stack developer. It explores the overall architecture of full stack development and initiates students into the process of comprehensive application development using Java, C#(c-sharp), Python, PHP and other integrated technologies.

Cosmetic Science and Formulation for the Beauty Industry (3 credits)

Students will get a general overview of the cosmetic industry from marketing to the basic science of some of the most popular products. They will then be able to blend their own emulsion-based, all-natural moisturizer. They will design their own packaging for this product and even create a sales pitch for this product.

Environmental Science and Sustainability: Investigating Alternative and Renewable Energy (3 credits)

In this course, students will be introduced to the various challenges facing our environment and the solutions that can alleviate some of these problems. They will explore various alternative sources of energy and their applications. Students will have the opportunity to explore these technologies in hands-on applications.

Applied Machine Learning (3 credits)

Machine learning is rapidly becoming a vital function in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Students will use a development platform to begin to develop applications and systems that operate using sophisticated Machine Learning algorithms.

Cognitive Psychology: Understanding the Mind, the Brain and Your Behavior (3 credits)

Students will work with the instructor to gain an applied understanding of the crucial field of cognitive psychology.

Florham Campus, Madison: Session 1
Morning Courses — 9 AM to 12:30 PM

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 1: Sensing and Guidance (3 credits)

Students will build a small robot and program it, using C/C++ to perform specific tasks. They will gain hands-on experience working with basic robotic components including motors, sensors, microcontrollers and guidance systems, and learn AI coding processes to ensure the robot is navigationally functional and can achieve the desired task.

Cognitive Psychology: Understanding the Mind, the Brain and Your Behavior (3 credits)

Students will work with the instructor to gain an applied understanding of the crucial field of cognitive psychology.

Pre-Medical Professions and the Health Sciences (3 credits)

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of medical science including Physiology, Anatomy and the psychology of effective patient care.

Florham Campus, Madison: Session 1
Afternoon Courses — 1:30 PM to 5 PM

Wall Street Careers: An Introduction to Financial Markets and Trading (3 credits)

Students will explore the structure and functioning of today’s Global Financial markets. Through applied exercises and case studies, they will examine what a career in finance and trading entails.

Cosmetic Science and Formulation for the Beauty Industry (3 credits)

Students will get a general overview of the cosmetic industry from marketing to the basic science of some of the most popular products. They will be able to blend their own emulsion-based, all-natural moisturizer and design their own packaging for this product, creating a sales pitch for it.

The Art of Digital Drawing and Design (3 credits)

Students will discover the many possibilities of digital illustration, in which their creations can appear as realistic as actual drawings and paintings. Students will learn to set up and optimize their workspace, import sketches and prep documents for illustration. They will build skills as they create an illustration in Photoshop using an array of tools, including the brush and lasso, to manipulate its look and feel.

Florham Campus, Madison: Session 2
Morning Courses — 9 AM to 12:30 PM

Advanced Coding and Development (3 credits)

This course aims to put students on a pathway to becoming a full-stack developer. It explores the overall architecture of full stack development and initiates students into the process of comprehensive application development using Java, C#(c-sharp), Python, PHP and other integrated technologies.

Fundamentals of Game Design (3 credits)

Students will get a hands-on introduction into the digital design and development of characters and scenes in one of the fastest-growing professions: game design.

Creative Writing: The Power of Storytelling (3 credits)

Students will select a project in a genre and develop the basic skills used to create imaginative literature. This course examines the fundamentals of craft and composition and examines the distinct but related techniques used in the three genres: story, scene, and characters in fiction; sound, line, image, and voice in poetry; monologue, dialogue, and action in drama.

Florham Campus, Madison: Session 2
Afternoon Courses — 1:30 PM to 5 PM

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 2: Multi-Legged Robotics (3 credits)

Students will learn to calibrate, program and guide a cutting-edge, multi-legged robot to achieve specific tasks. They will work with other students to design and program the motion of a multi-legged robot and see the robot in action. Students will then compete in a robot dance-off: FDU’s Dancing Robots.

Professional Photography: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words (3 credits)

Students will work with professional DSLR Cameras and studio-grade lighting equipment to learn the art and science of Professional Photography. This course will emphasize the art of storytelling through images and lighting.

The Art of Filmmaking: From Storyboard to Final Edits (3 credits)

Students will learn the art and science of filmmaking from the perspective of the Director’s Chair. They will work with the instructor to develop a short film from the concept stage through production and editing.