The Multicultural Learning Community is home to a diverse community of first-year students who share a passion for exploring issues of diversity and social justice, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and more. Members of the community explore their own identity, develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for others, confront the realities of power, privilege and oppression, and learn to become agents for social change. The community will be in one of our five first-year residence halls.
Activities and Programs
The Multicultural LC actively participates in programs that aim to bring together students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds to build deeper cultural understanding and to encourage action towards social justice. Students enjoy frequent workshops and discussions that connect their interests and passions and learn to take action to create a more just community here at Loyola and beyond. Faculty have lead a number of student trips to cultural museums such as the Holocaust Museum, the DuSable Museum of African American History, and the Art Institute of Chicago and to theater productions around the city of Chicago that explore cultural events and perspectives.
In fall 2015 students in the Multicultural Learning Community will take UNIV 101 together, as well as ANTH 100 Globalization and Local Cultures.
ANTH 100 explores a wide range of human cultural phenomena and their changes through time, both short- and long-term. We will study a variety of local and transnational communities around the world in order to better understand the cultural consequences and complexities of globalization and related processes, including colonialism, trade, migration, and development. This course is required for International Studies majors, and is open to non-majors. Core Social and Cultural Knowledge Tier I. Dr. Thea Strand, TTh 10–11:15; Sect 2 Class 5273.
Service and Faith
In fall 2015 students in the Service and Faith Learning Community will take UNIV 101 together, as well as THEO 100 Introduction to Christian Theology.
THEO 100 is an introduction to reflection on and analysis of the Christian theological tradition. Students will understand how Christian theology interprets the human situation from the perspective of faith, various challenges to theology in the contemporary world, and will focus on one or more current theological issues. The class will also visit the worship and service activities of a range of local congregations. Core Theological and Religious Studies Tier I. Dr. Hans Svebakken, MWF 10:25–11:15; Sect 9 Class 5389.