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Listed below are the course descriptions for College of Arts and Sciences Summer Sessions courses. Please refer to LOCUS for the most up to date information and to determine which classes are writing intensive.

Anthropology

ANTH 101 Globalization and Local Cultures

This course is a study of cultural diversity on a global scale, and provides a comparative perspective on the investigation of humans as cultural and social beings. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the historic and contemporary relationships between cultures and societies, and to understand how cultures change over time.

ANTH 101 Human Origins

This course explores the study of the biological history of the human species, from its emergence through the establishment of food producing societies. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of basic biological principles (heredity, physiology, evolutionary mechanisms, adaptation, ecology) in the context of their application to the human condition, as well as the role of cultural behavior in defining the distinctiveness of that condition.

ANTH 399 Archaeology Field School: Excavation of an Early 19th Century Pioneer Farmstead
Our project continues the excavation of a buried early 19th century pioneer farmstead at LUREC to determine the impacts of Euroamerican settlement on the local environment.  Students will learn archaeological field and lab methods through practice and readings and lectures.  Archival research has identified much about this land owner who was part of a large group from western Virginia.  Dispersed remains of the homestead, household items, and animal bones are present as well as pits and post-holes.  Our excavations will focus on determining the spatial pattern of these remains.  In addition, we will continue study of an experimental plot to evaluate the impact of tillage on archaeological context.

Biology

BIOL 101 General Biology I
Fundamental principles of biology including basic chemistry, cell structure and function, energy transformations, evolutionary theory, cellular reproduction and principles of genetics.

BIOL 102 General Biology II
Prerequisite: BIOL 101, 111; co-requisite: BIOL 102 Fundamental principles of biology including diversity of life, environmental and biological diversity, population and community ecology, study of plant structure and function, reproduction and controlling plant growth and development, comparative animal organ systems and mechanism of cell communication.

BIOL 111 General Biology Lab I
Co-requisite: BIOL 101. Complements the lecture material through observation, experimentation, and when appropriate, dissection of representative organisms. Observations will include physical and chemical phenomena as well as the anatomy and physiology of selected organisms. The organisms to be studied will be selected from the kingdoms monera, protista, fungi, plantae and animalia.

BIOL 112 General Biology Lab II
Prerequisite: BIOL 101, 111. Complements the lecture material through observation, experimentation, and when appropriate, dissection of representative organisms. Observations will include physical and chemical phenomena as well as the anatomy and physiology of selected organisms. The organisms to be studied will be selected from the kingdoms monera, protista, fungi, plantae and animalia.

BIOL 242 Human Structure and Function I
Prerequisite: BIOL 102, 112; CHEM 102, 112 or 106. This class includes lecture, laboratory, and demonstrations and focuses on organization of the human body from the cellular to the organismal level. Anatomy of body systems and their physiology related to support and movement (integumentary, skeletal and muscular systems), and integration and control (nervous and endocrine systems). Dissection of representative organs is required. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of human anatomy at the microscopic and gross levels. They will be able to correlate structure and function and will have a firm understanding of the organizing principle of human physiology, homeostasis, and explain the role of the nervous and endocrine systems in its maintenance.

BIOL 243 Human Structure and Function II
Pre-requisite: Prerequisites are BIOL 101, 102, 111, 112, BIOL 242; CHEM 101, 102, 111, 112, and BIOL 242. This class includes lecture, laboratory ,and demonstrations. A continuation of BIOL 242. Anatomy of body systems and their physiology related to regulation and maintenance (cardiovascular, lymphatic respiratory, digestive and urinary systems), and reproduction and development (male and female reproductive systems.) Dissection of representative organs is required. Students will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive integrated knowledge and understanding of human anatomy and physiology at all levels.

BIOL 251 Cell Biology
Prerequisites: BIOL 102 & 112 and CHEM 102 & 106 Basic molecular and cellular studies of living organisms, emphasizing the relationships between subcellular structures and biochemical and physiological functions of cells.

BIOL 265 Ecology
Prerequisites: BIOL 102 & 112; CHEM 102 or 106. Relationships of organisms to their environment and to each other at the organismal, population and community levels.

BIOL 266 Ecology Lab
Prerequisite or co-requisite: BIOL 265.
Please view the course description on the Retreat and Ecology Center's summer page.

BIOL 282 Genetics
Prerequisites:  BIOL 102, 112 and CHEM 102 or 106.
This course surveys principles and processes of genetic inheritance, gene expression, molecular biology, developmental, quantitative, population, and evolutionary genetics. Students will develop knowledge and awareness of the genetic bases of modern biology. They will understand Mendelian principles of inheritance, chromosome and DNA structure and replication, gene expression, molecular biology, genetic bases of development, and other biological processes, and quantitative, population and evolutionary genetics.

BIOL 283 Genetics Lab
Prerequisite or corequisite:  BIOL 282.
Experiments and demonstrations to illustrate chromosomal structures and transmission, molecular biology, gene linkage, gene frequencies and variation. Students will develop technical skills and ability to interpret data from a variety of types of genetics experiments.

BIOL 302 General Microbiology & Lab
Pre-requisites: BIOL 251 & 282. Fundamental concepts of microbial life and physiology immunology are taught in a lecture and laboratory combination.

BIOL 362 Neurobiology
Prerequisite:  BIOL 251
The purpose of this course is to introduce major principles and concepts of modern neurobiology. An emphasis is placed upon an understanding of the electrophysiology of the neuron and the manner in which groups of neurons are organized into functional nervous systems subserving sensory, motor or integrative functions. Student will gain a solid foundation in nervous system structure and function

Chemistry

CHEM 101 General Chemistry A
Prerequisites: A satisfactory performance on the Loyola math proficiency test, a year of high school chemistry is recommended or Math 117 with a grade of C- or better. Co-requisite: CHEM 111. This lecture and discussion deals with the development of basic chemical principles. Topics include atomic and molecular structures, states of matter, energetics and stoichiometry of reactions. (For non-chemistry majors and students in the B.A. chemistry program.)

CHEM 111 General Chemistry Laboratory A
Co-requisite: CHEM 101. This laboratory course experimentally illustrates the topics covered in the General Chemistry A.

CHEM 102 General Chemistry B
Prerequisites: CHEM 101 & 111, or 105 and MATH 118 or higher with a grade of C- or better. Co-requisite: 112. This lecture and discussion is a continuation of General Chemistry A. Topics include equilibrium systems, periodic properties and descriptive chemistry.

CHEM 112 General Chemistry Laboratory B
Prerequisites: CHEM 101 & 111; or 105. Co-requisite: 102. This laboratory course experimentally illustrates the topics covered in the General Chemistry B lecture.

CHEM 212  Elementary Quantitative Analysis
Prerequisite: CHEM 106, or 102 and 112. This lecture course provides an introduction to modern analytical quantitative chemistry. Topics include chemical equilibrium, statistical analysis of data as well as modern and classical methods of chemical analysis.

CHEM 214  Elementary Quantitative Analysis Lab
Prerequisite: CHEM 106, or 102 and 112. Pre or co-requisite: CHEM 212. This laboratory course introduces students to classical and modern methods of chemical analysis and teaches wet chemical laboratory techniques.

CHEM 223 Organic Chemistry A
Prerequisites: CHEM 102 & 112, or CHEM 106. Lecture and discussion. First semester of a two semester sequence for non-chemistry majors. A survey of topics including stereochemistry, spectroscopy and fundamental concepts of organic chemistry. Nomenclature, properties and syntheses of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols and ethers.

CHEM 224 Organic Chemistry B
Prerequisite: CHEM 223 & 225, co-requisite CHEM 226. Continuation of Organic Chemistry A. Organic chemistry of carbonyl compounds, amines, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. For non-chemistry majors.

CHEM 225 Organic Chemistry Laboratory A
Pre- or Co-requisite: CHEM 223. A laboratory course designed to illustrate, through experiments, the topics correspondingly covered in Organic Chemistry A. The experiments acquaint students with the laboratory practices and techniques of organic chemistry, with several involving preparation of known organic compounds. For non-chemistry majors.

CHEM 226 Organic Chemistry Laboratory B
Prerequisite: CHEM 223 & 225, pre- or co-requisite CHEM 224. A laboratory course to illustrate, through experiments, certain topics covered in Organic Chemistry B. The major portion of the laboratory work involves the identification of several relatively simple organic compounds. For non- chemistry majors.

CHEM 361 Survey in Biochemistry
Prerequisite:CHEM 222 or 224 & CHEM 226. This lecture-based class focuses on the structural-functional relationships of proteins, nucleic acids and cell membranes, and metabolic pathways.

Classical Studies

CLST 206/FNAR 336 The Art of Ancient Greece

This course is an introduction to the art of the ancient Greek world from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period (to c. 50 B.C.E.), focusing on major trends and developments in Classical Greek architecture, sculpture, pottery and painting through close study of individual examples.  Students should be able to recognize and interpret selected examples of ancient Greek art, including painting, sculpture, architecture, and other types; they should be able to apply their art-critical and appreciation skills to other types of art.

CLST 271 Classical Mythology
Requirement: UCLR 100 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of English, Department of Classical Studies, or Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

This course focuses on Greek and Roman literature involving myth and how ancient and modern peoples use traditional narratives, characters, images and conceptions to explore, explain, and experiment with ideas about themselves and their surroundings in their historical, social, cultural and intellectual contexts. Students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental myths of the ancient Greek and Roman world, their language and possible meanings, and how myth reflected important collective and individual concerns, values, beliefs, and practices then, even as modern myth does now.

 

CLST 272 Heroes and Classical Epics
Requirement: UCLR 100 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of English, Department of Classical Studies, or Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

This course centers upon the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey and Vergil’s Aeneid and endeavors to place these epic poems into their historical, social, and cultural contexts. Students will learn the definition of epic as a literary genre and discover how this genre evolved to reflect audiences and times. You will learn the components of epic language, in particular, literary devices and structural features (e.g., formulas, nested stories, epic similes). Students will be able to describe the plots of the three epics and know the main- and mid-level human characters, gods, and goddesses. In addition, students will be able to define and better understand the meanings of “hero” and “heroism.” Learning how the epics are variously interpreted as well as basic methods of literary criticism (e.g., analysis of language, content, structure, etc.), students will employ these as ways to understand and interpret the poems.

CLST 283 Classical Comedy and Satire
Requirement: UCLR 100 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of English, Department of Classical Studies, or Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

In this course, students engage with great literary works of the ancient world that combine social criticism with humor.  Students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of such authors as Aristophanes, Menander, Terence, and Petronius, and their works, including the components of plot, characters and themes in the main works of ancient comedy and satire; as well as understanding of the historical, social and cultural conditions implicated with each work.

Computer Science

COMP 125 Visual Information Processing: Mobile Apps for Google Android
In this section of COMP 125, we will experiment using Google's new technology, App Inventor, to develop thinking and analysis skills by creating small mobile phone applications that run on Android operating system. App Inventor is intended to make the art of programming accessible to everyone--even those without the experience or strong interest in programming.  Android phones are not required; apps run on Emulator. App Inventor allows you to use visual tools and intuitive graphic methods to create your own apps without needed a programming language.

COMP 150  Introduction to Computing
The world overflows with electronic data.  This course introduces programming in a simple, powerful language like Python, with selection, repetition, functions, graphical effects, and dynamic interaction with the Internet, plus connections to lower level computer organization and computer implications in the wider world. At the end of the course, students will be empowered to manage and transform masses of data; understanding of technical, societal, and ethical issues involved. For additional course information, please visit: http://anh.cs.luc.edu/150/summerintro.html .

COMP 170 Introduction to Object-oriented Programming
This course is an introduction to the computer science major, covering basic concepts using the C# (C-Sharp) object-oriented (OO) programming language. The course will address the following questions: What is an algorithm? How does one write, debug, run (execute), and test an effective computer program? How does one convert an algorithm into a computer program? How does one judge a program? What does "object-oriented" mean? Topics include: variable, data types, input/output, loops and repetition, choice, arrays, subprograms, classes/objects, OO principles, and recursion.  This course is programming intensive and lab sessions will be held during online class periods.

COMP 271/COMP 271L Data Structures: Algorithms and Applications

Prerequisite:  (Comp 170 or Comp 215) and (co-requisite or prerequisite (Comp 163 or Math 201) )

This course introduces key data structures such as lists, sets, and maps, as well as their implementations. Performance and analysis of algorithms are covered along with applications in sorting and searching. Students will learn to design new data structures as well as learn to use existing data structures in applications.

 

 

COMP 312/412 Open Source Computing
The undergraduate section of this course satisfies the Engaged Learning University Requirement

This course will cover the fundamentals of Free and Open Source software development. Topics to be addressed include licensing, Linux, typical software development tools (e.g. compilers, scripting languages, build tools, and version control software), applications, and techniques for managing remote servers. Students will work on a significant development project involving free and open-source software and learn how to participate in open-source projects effectively.

 

COMP 317/417 Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Computing
This course covers social, legal, and ethical issues commonly arising in key areas related to computing technologies. Students will be able to understand the laws and issues in areas such as privacy, encryption, freedom of speech, copyrights and patents, computer crime, and computer/software reliability and safety; understanding of philosophical perspectives such as utilitarianism versus deontological ethics and basics of the U.S. legal system.

COMP 346/446 Intro to Telecommunications

Prerequisite:  Comp 264 or Comp 271

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of telecommunication networks, including requirements of voice networks, analog versus digital transmission, data link protocols, SONET, ATM, cellular phone systems, and the architecture of the current telephone system. Students will understand how modern telephone systems work.

 

COMP 349/449 Wireless Networking and Security
Prerequisite: COMP 271
In a mobile world, the ability to gain network access in a convenient manner, but yet securely,  is becoming more and more of a requirement.  This course will explore the wireless standards, authentication issues, common configuration models for commercial versus institution installs and analyze the security concerns associated with ad-hoc and standards-based methods of networking.

COMP 363 Design and Analysis Computer Algorithms

Prerequisites:  (Comp 163 or Math 201) and Comp 271 and (Math 131 or Math 161)

Theoretical design and analysis of computer algorithms may be supplemented by small amounts of programming. Students will gain the ability to design and analyze efficient algorithms; understanding of the necessary models and mathematical tools; understanding of a variety of useful data structures and fundamental algorithms; exposure to the classification of computational problems into different complexity classes.

 

COMP 391 Internship in Computer Science

Students work outside the classroom applying and extending their computer science skills, typically for at least 150 hours for 3 credits.  A memorandum of understanding is required between a student, his or her employer, and the Undergraduate Program Director, followed by final reports from the student and the employer. Students will learn the application of classroom skills to real-world situations.

COMP 398 Independent Study

The student and a sponsoring faculty member will determine an advanced topic for the student to work on.

 

 

 

Criminal Justice

CJC 204 Corrections

Prerequisite: CRMJ 101. This course examines the history, functions, and processes of corrections.  The primary focus is institutional corrections and its evolution based on philosophies of retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation.  The role and influence of community correctional practices and policy on institutional corrections are also covered. Students will be able to identify and describe the role of institutional corrections in society and the criminal justice system and articulate the connection between theories regarding criminality and the purposes of incarceration that have historically guided and continue to guide American correctional practice historically and currently.

CJC 373 Intimate Partner Violence
This course will address the nature and scope of intimate partner violence, the factors that contribute to it, as well as the theories that have been developed to explain it. Attention will be paid to society’s responses to intimate partner violence. Students will be able to describe the theory, extent, nature, and impact of intimate partner violence, and how the community and criminal justice system respond to this problem.

CJC 395 Special Topics

Special topics courses provide students with an opportunity to examine various criminal justice topics not normally offered as part of the Department's regular curriculum. Students will be able to gain an understanding of new issues confronting the criminal justice system, or an advanced understanding of traditional subjects covered in basic courses.

CJC 390 Capstone Field Practicum -- Garry Bombard

The purpose of this course is to enhance the student's development and learning through observational and participatory experience in criminal justice agencies. Students will be able to contribute in a meaningful way to the operation of a specific criminal justice agency and be able to identify and describe the link between their field experience and prior courses.

CJC 390 Capstone Field Practicum --Jona Goldschmidt
This junior or senior-level (CJC 390), or graduate-level (CJC 502), course provides students with a real-world experience working as an intern in a criminal justice agency or office.  Department permission required. The objective of this course is to enhance the student's development and education through engaged learning in the form of observational and participatory experience in criminal justice agencies. At the end of this course, students will have had the opportunity for engaged learning by way of contributing in a meaningful way to the operation of a specific criminal justice agency.  This experience will enable students to identify and describe the linkage between their field experience and prior coursework at Loyola University Chicago.  (Additional outcomes are specific below).  Students will also be able to decide whether the particular field in which they worked is the one best suited for them in the future.

English

UCLR 100 Interpreting Literature: Haunted Literature (LSC)

Ghosts are remarkably dynamic figures in literature: they both comment upon the past and alter the present; they dredge up memories and offer paths to redemption; they reveal past transgressions and punish living transgressors. Accordingly, hauntings, as metaphors for lost love, mental instability, addiction, trauma, and more, are fixtures of both American and world literature. In this course, you will explore several ways of thinking about the haunted and the haunting -- both literally and figuratively speaking -- in poetry, drama, and prose spanning hundreds of years and several cultures. As you explore this theme, you will develop a literary and analytical vocabulary for discussing literature that will lead to a greater appreciation of literature outside of this course. Demonstrated application of terminology will be emphasized over rote memorization of definitions.  This course places a heavy emphasis on class discussion and individual participation in class and small group discussion. Aside from participation, assignment will likely include individual and/or group presentations, response papers, close readings, several unannounced reading quizzes, a final paper, and 3 tests. Major works (subject to change) will include Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner; Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit; Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Paramo, and Stephen King’s The Shining, as well as shorter works and poems by Edith Wharton, Joe Hill, Robert Frost, Billy Collins, William Shakespeare, Christina Rossetti, and Virginia Woolf.

UCLR 100 Interpreting Literature (Cuneo Mansion & Gardens)

This is a foundational course that introduces key literary and critical terms and explores a variety of critical approaches to the analysis and interpretation of literature. In particular, we will be looking at the concepts of dying, death and grieving and discuss how these concepts are depicted in a number of different poems, plays and short stories. These topics are often difficult topics to discuss and yet, they are inevitable realities in each of our lives. Thus, we will use texts, by a number of different American authors, such as Margaret Edson, Raymond Carver, Mary Oliver, Adrienne Rich and more, to explore what dying, death and grieving might consist of, not only personally but also politically, and further, within the medical field itself. The method of assessment will include quizzes, three, four-page papers, and classroom participation. 

ENGL 210 Advanced Writing: Business Writing
Instructor: Michale Meinhardt

Business Writing is a seminar designed to build and improve effective communication practices for use in the business community. The ideas of personal professionalism and priority of purposes guide an exploration of business writing genres ranging from correspondence to memos, and from employment documents to executive summaries. Collaboration, peer interaction, and individual economy direct the creation of a series of writing projects that use revision and research as a necessary step in the writing process. ENGL 210-20W is a writing intensive class.

ENGL 210 Advanced Writing: Business Writing
Instructor: TBA

ENGL 271 Exploring Poetry
Requirement: UCLR 100 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later. No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of English, Department of Classical Studies, or Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

In this introductory course we will read a wide and varied selection of poetry, with a focus  on major poets in various—but clearly defined-- time periods and genres in order to introduce to students a broad range of poetic expression.  Our selections will include, among others, some early medieval lyrics, selected sonnets by Shakespeare, and a special concentration on some of the great English Romantic and Victorian poets: Byron, Shelley, Keats, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Browning, and Tennyson.

ENGL 272 Exploring Drama
Requirement: UCLR 100 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later. No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of English, Department of Classical Studies, or Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

This course is an introduction to classical and modern theatre. In this course we will endeavor analyze the structure and philosophical preoccupation of the authors. We will compare and contrast the classical format with the radically different modern approach. A selection of works, from different genres, will provide the basis of our investigation. We will analyze and discuss the style, structure, and theme in each of these works, focusing on the technical language and critical analysis of drama criticism.

ENGL 273 Exploring Fiction

Requirement: UCLR 100 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of English, Department of Classical Studies, or Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

This course will include works of fiction that are particularly concerned with the themes of crime and punishment. Students will shuttle between short stories, novels, and a film or two that examine the nature of crime and criminality, as well as questions about punishment, guilt, forgiveness, morality, and knowledge. Readings will cover both classic and popular works and will include fiction by writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Raymond Chandler, Patricia Highsmith, Flannery O’Connor, Joyce Carol Oates, and Ursula LeGuin. There will be two essays of modest length, a midterm and a final. Grading will be based primarily on papers and exams but will also include class participation, quizzes, and informal written exercises.




 

ENGL 274 Exploring Shakespeare

Requirement: UCLR 100 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of English, Department of Classical Studies, or Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

In this course we will study several of Shakespeare's plays, including plays from a variety of genres--comedy, history, tragedy, romance--and from various stages of his career as a playwright. We will consider the plays in relation to the intellectual, political, and social contexts in which they were produced, the theatrical practices and conventions of the age, and Shakespeare's own development as a playwright. We will also explore ways in which the plays allow for a variety of interpretations and kinds of performance, and consider various critical approaches. Because this course is writing intensive, there will be frequent brief writing assignments, both in and out of class. Requirements will include papers, response papers, and quizzes. Please note: English majors should take English 326, not English 274.

ENGL 283 Women in Literature

Requirement: UCLR 100 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of English, Department of Classical Studies, or Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

this course will examine the ways in which non-western women writers have portrayed gender issues and their historical and social causes and manifestations.  Drawing upon selected West Indian, African, American, and South Asian fiction, we will analyze how the authors re-present traditional and patriarchal values and ideals and create women's culture.  Students will consider whether women's experiences and concerns are universal, or whether they are culture-specific and based upon issues of nationality, religion, race, ethnicity, and class/caste. In addition, Students will be able to examine the role of contributing literary techniques, including setting, structure, language, narrative voice, and characterization, to arrive at comparative assessments of the diverse voices of contemporary women writers.

ENGL 290 Human Values in Literature (Online)

This course will be taught exclusively online, which means that there will be no “face-to-face” meetings on campus. Part of the instruction, discussion, and guidance about assignments will take place via postings in Sakai and Adobe Connect, which students can access at their own pace and time. The remainder of the instruction and discussion will take place in bi-weekly synchronous online sessions, which will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. CST.

Please note that the pre-requisite for this course is UCLR 100 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  There is no requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of English, Department of Classical Studies, or Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.  Further, this course satisfies 3 credits of the Core Curriculum requirements in Literary Knowledge and in Promoting Justice Values and 3 credits of the Writing Intensive requirement. In addition, the course counts as a 200-level elective for both the English major and minor and meets the 3-credit multicultural requirement of the English major.

Adopting an international and cross-disciplinary perspective, this section of English 290 will examine the portrayal of human values in modern and contemporary works by selected non-western writers from Africa, the West Indies, South Asia, and USA. Our main aim will be to examine the extent to which the societies under study (and the individuals who constitute them) share universal values and the extent to which these societies and their values are predicated upon culture specific norms and expectations. To this end, we will consider the role of nationalism, tradition, religion, race, ethnicity, gender, and class/caste in the conception and practice of such values. In addition, we will analyze the cultural bases of contributing literary techniques, including structure, language, narrative focus, and characterization among others, to arrive at comparative assessments of the portrayal of human values in modern world literature.

ENGL 317 The Writing of Poetry
This course approaches the writing of poetry as both a study and craft that requires reading, exploration, practice, and sharing. We will read a wide range of mostly contemporary poetry in order to discuss its role as a cultural form of expression and its multiple manifestations as an art form. Readings include experimental verse, prose poetry, hybrid writing, and digital literature, all meant to encourage the young writer to consider different avenues of creativity and expression that could benefit their own writing. The workshop element of the course includes prompts for writing in class and between classes, presentations of student poetry to the group with the expectation of respectful and productive responses that will encourage writers to build upon their ideas for subject, form, and style, and in-class collective writing experiments. Students produce a final collection of poetry presented as a self-published chapbook in a final reading.

ENGL 394 Internship
Prerequisite: Department permission

English 394 provides practical, on-the-job experience for English majors in adapting their writing and analytical skills to the needs of such fields as publishing, editing, and public relations.  Students must have completed six courses in English and must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher before applying for an internship. Qualified second semester juniors and seniors may apply to the program.  Interested students must arrange to meet with the Internship Director during the pre-registration period and must bring with them a copy of their Loyola transcripts, a detailed resume (which includes the names and phone numbers of at least two references), and at least three writing samples.  Students may be required to conduct part of their job search on-line and to go out on job interviews before the semester begins.  Course requirements include: completion of a minimum of 120 hours of work; periodic meetings with the Internship Director; a written evaluation of job performance by the site supervisor; a term paper, including samples of writing produced on the job.

 

ENGL 399 Special Studies in Literature
Students arrange for this course on an individual basis by consulting a faculty member who agrees to supervise the independent study. When the student and the faculty member have agreed on the work to be done, the student submits the plan to the director of undergraduate programs for approval and registration. Usually students will work independently and produce a research paper, under the direction of the faculty member.

Fine Arts

Dance

DANC 111 Ballet I

Ballet I is designed to introduce the concepts and vocabulary of ballet with a focus on developing student's body awareness and control. Students will learn about the art form of ballet in relationship to theatre, music and other forms of dance. Students will improve their posture, flexibility and coordination. They will develop a reference for enjoying ballet performances and create a foundation for further dance training.

DANC 394 Dance Internship
Department consent required.
Dance students complete a semester long internship providing an opportunity to use their
technical, research or organizations skills in a professional setting. Students gain professional
experience working at a dance organization while reflecting on their work experience and
applying theories and techniques acquired from their first dance courses. Students must complete and reflect upon 50 hours of internship experience per credit hour that is pre-approved by the
Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

 DANC 395 Independent Study
Prerequisite: Written permission of chairperson
Independent study projects may be of various kinds and in any recognized area of the dance. Such projects should be done under the close supervision of a dance faculty member.

DANC 397Fieldwork in Chicago: Dance
Coming soon!

Fine Arts

FNAR 114 Painting  I
An introduction to the basic elements of painting including: the application of drawing, design, and color principles.  A variety of materials will be explored with an emphasis on oil painting. Observational problems will be introduced to build technical, perceptual, and personal expressive interpretation of form through the painting idiom.  Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic painting principles and vocabulary, through practice and articulation of both formal and artistic ideas.

FNAR 115 Photography I
An introduction to the basic equipment, materials, processes, and philosophy of black and white photography. Students learn control of the camera and printing processes as well as the verbal skills necessary to understand and appreciate the nature of the medium and its function as a means of communication and fine art. An adjustable 35mm camera is required.

FNAR 202 - Modern Art
A survey of major art movements in Europe and America from Impressionism through the twentieth century, this course examines evolving ideas about the forms, content, techniques, and functions of art in the modern era considered within its social, political, and historical context. At the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the ideas, formal expressions, themes, techniques, and functions of art in relation to the social- historical context of the modern era. Students acquire the skills to critically analyze the relationships between art forms and their relation to modern culture.

FNAR 233 Digital Media I: Pixel
An exploration of image editing and image creation using Adobe Photoshop.  This industry standard software is introduced as a vehicle for basic design concepts and as a tool for creative expression. Students gain an understanding of software skills and design basics. They develop the ability and techniques to manipulate software in the production of artistic compositions effectively combining image and typography.

FNAR 234 Digital Media II: Vector
An exploration of vector illustration using Adobe Illustrator. This industry standard software is introduced as a vehicle for basic design concepts and as a tool for creative expression.  Students gain an understanding of software skills and design basics. They develop the ability and techniques to manipulate software in the production of artistic compositions effectively combining image and typography.

FNAR 368 Gallery Internship

Prerequisite: permission of director and of Fine Arts advisor.  This course is an introduction to the various aspects of museum/gallery administration, scholarship, and mechanics of organizing and mounting exhibitions.  On-campus internships are available at LUMA and the Department of Fine Arts Gallery.  Some off-campus internships can be arranged. Students will gain practical experience the professional world and will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the various aspects of gallery/museum administration, scholarship, and exhibition preparation.

FNAR 380 Internship I
Please contact the department for course details. 

FNAR 381 Internship II 
Please contact the department for course details.
   
FNAR 399 Independent Study

Prerequisite: written permission of instructor and chairperson.  Advanced student are afforded the opportunity to work on an in-depth project in the medium of his/her choice in a tutorial setting. The course is developed in consultation with a faculty advisor and is stated formally in a written contract. of definition, goals, procedures and outcomes. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to produce a significant body of original artwork on a focused theme.

Music

MUSC 101 Art of Listening
Focus is on the acquisition and enhancement of listening skills through direct experience of musical works along with an examination of cross-cultural similarities and differences among musical styles. Concert attendance is required.   Students will develop a cultivation of musical perception through a process of repeated and guided listenings; strengthening of listening skills while developing and expanding styles perspectives.

MUSC 102 Classical Piano I
For the student who has never had keyboard instruction and is interested in learning the art of performance on the piano. Fundamentals of music theory, note reading and personal enjoyment are emphasized. Strongly recommended for those preparing to teach music in elementary school. Students will learn a basic keyboard ability with an emphasis on reading music symbols accurately while also enjoying the making and doing of music.

MUSC 103 Classical Guitar I
For the student who has never had guitar instruction and is interested in learning the art of performance on the guitar.  Fundamentals of music theory, note reading and personal enjoyment are emphasized. Strongly recommended for those preparing to teach music in elementary school. Students will gain a basic guitar ability with an emphasis on reading music symbols accurately while also enjoying the making and doing of music.

MUSC 394 Internship in Music
Department consent required.
Music students complete a semester long internship providing an opportunity to use their
technical, research, or organizations skills in a professional setting. Students gain professional
experience working at a music organization while reflecting on their work experience and
applying theories and techniques acquired from their music courses. Students must complete and
reflect upon 50 hours of internship experience per credit hour. No more than six credit hours of Internship or Fieldwork can be applied to the major.

MUSC 397 Fieldwork in Chicago Music
Please department for details.

MUSC 399 Independent Study
Please department for details.

Theatre

THTR 100 Intro to Theatrical Process

This course is an introductory study of the theatrical art form and its contemporary production practice.  Students will demonstrate the ability to identify the variety of collaborating arts and artists that combine to create of a work of theatre; to analyze a play script for live performance; to evaluate theatrical production; and to creatively apply knowledge of theatrical process through expressive and creative endeavors. This course will be conducted online, and will include weekly synchronous meetings.

THTR 394 Internship in Theatre
Department consent required
Theatre students complete a semester long internship providing an opportunity to use their technical, research or organizations skills in a professional setting. Students gain professional experience working at a theatrical organization while reflecting on their work experience and applying theories and techniques acquired from their theatre courses. Students must complete and reflect upon 50 hours of internship experience per credit hour. No more than six credit hours of Internship or Fieldwork can be applied to the major.

THTR 397 Fieldwork in Chicago
Prerequisite: Written permission of chairperson
Variable credit (1-6 hours) given for projects undertaken in theatrical groups outside the university. Students keep a journal and write evaluative papers. Repeatable for credit.

THTR 399 Independent Study

Prerequisite:  written permission of chairperson. Independent study projects may be of various kinds and in any recognized area of the theatre arts. Such projects should be done under the close supervision of a theatre faculty member.

History

HIST 102 Evolution of Western Ideas & Institutions since 1500
This course traces the development of western civilization and its global impact since the 17th century to the present. Students will gain an understanding of history as a discipline, developing critical thinking skills based on historical knowledge about key people, places and events that shaped the modern world.

HIST 203 American Pluralism
Requirement: HIST 101 or HIST 102 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later. No
requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a
declared major or minor in History.

This course is an introduction to history as a discipline, and an analysis of the origins, development and structure of the United States as a pluralistic and multiracial society from 1609 to the present. Students will be able to demonstrate historical knowledge, draw links between the American experience and national identities, and to develop critical thinking and communication skills.

HIST 204 Global History Since 1500
Requirement: HIST 101 or HIST 102 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later. No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in History.

This course deals with the emergence of the modern world, and can focus on such topics as the expansion and intensification of cross-cultural interaction (imperialism, colonialism, and nationalism); the spread of information (capitalism, industrialism, and popular sovereignty); race and ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic status. Students will be able to evaluate and explain the forces of historical continuity and change; demonstrate how the encounters/changes between and among societies produced the world we have today; analyze and discuss the significance of primary and secondary sources and how they relate to the history under discussion.

HIST 208 East Asia Since 1500

Requirement: HIST 101 or HIST 102 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in History.

This course explores the roles and contributions of China, Japan, and Korea from the sixteenth century to the present tracing such themes as nationalism, capitalism, socialism, imperialism, war, peace, race, and gender struggles. Students will demonstrate an ability to evaluate and explain the forces of historical continuity and change; understand the relationships among historical events, cultures and social forces; analyze and discuss the significance of primary and secondary sources.

HIST 209 Survey of Islamic History
Requirement: HIST 101 or HIST 102 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later. No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in History.

The course will introduce the historical development of Islamic civilization and the formation of Muslim social and political institutions from the 7th century to the present.  Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the historical development and diversity of Islamic beliefs, practices, and institutions in varied regional contexts and
historical periods.

HIST 212 U.S. History Since 1865
Requirement: HIST 101 or HIST 102 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later. No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in History.

This course is an introduction to the history of the United States from the colonial era through the Civil War. Students will demonstrate an understanding of Native American societies, the impact of European colonization, the creation and evolution of democratic institutions in a multicultural society, the geographic expansion of the United States, and the impact of slavery.

HIST 311 The Medieval World, 1100-1500
This course examines European society and culture in the later Middle Ages. Students will demonstrate understanding of new forms of schools and learning; the origins of national monarchies; the crusades; chivalry; courtly love and the role of women; the rise of towns; church and state relations; the Black Death and the Hundred Years War.

HIST 384 Irish Diaspora
This course examines the origins and diversity of Irish migration to the United States since the eighteenth century. Students will use historical knowledge to develop critical thinking and communications skills about the first large American ethnic minority and its impact on the history of the United States.

HIST 398 History Internship                                                                
(Students can find information about Internships through the Department of History: www.luc.edu/history.)Internships allow students to earn three course credits while gaining valuable professional experience in public and private institutions engaged in history-related projects.  Internship possibilities include historical associations and societies; oral history projects; museums and halls of fame; entrepreneurial history firms; genealogical services; preservation agencies; and archives and libraries.  Interns work for a minimum of five hours per week in an internship position jointly agreed upon by the student and the internship director.  Interns are also required to attend seminar meetings, keep a weekly journal, and write a paper related to the internship experience.    This course fulfills the Civic Engagement and Leadership Values requirement of the core curriculum.

HIST 399 Directed Study                                                                    
Prior Permission of Instructor required.  Please see department. 
This course provides students with the opportunity to work under the direction of a faculty member on a particular area of interest that is not part of the department’s usual curriculum.   Students will gain an understanding of a specific area of history through the close reading of selected texts and the preparation of a research paper.

International Studies

INTS 370 Internship in International Studies
Department consent required.
Students earn course credit while serving as an intern in government agencies, non-profit organizations, and businesses relevant to the field of international studies. Students will obtain in-depth knowledge and practical experience in a professional work setting relevant to the student’s future career path.

INTS 399 Directed Readings
Department consent required.
This course offers an independent program of research under the direction of a faculty sponsor leading to a major research paper. Students will hone research and writing skills in close collaboration with a faculty sponsor.

Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 117 College Algebra
Prerequisite: MATH 100 with a grade of "C" or better or Math Diagnostic Test. Students study Inverse functions, quadratic functions and complex numbers. Detailed study of polynomial functions including zeros, factor theorem and graphs. Rational functions, exponential and logarathmic functions and their applications. Systems of equations, inequalities, partial fractions, linear programming, sequences and series. Word problems are emphasized throughout the course.

MATH 118 Precalculus
Prerequisite: MATH 117 with a grade of "C" or better or Math Diagnostic Test. Functions and change with an emphasis on linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs. Specific geometric topics include concavity and how transformations affect graphs. Topics in trigonometry include radians, sinusoidal functions, identities, sum/difference formulas, double/half angle formulas and trigonometric equations. Other topics include polar coordinates.

MATH 131 Applied Calculus I

Prerequisite: Math 118 or Math Placement test. This course is an introduction to differential and integral calculus, with an emphasis on applications. This course is intended for students in the life and social sciences, computer science, and business. Topics include: modeling change using functions including exponential and trigonometric functions, the concept of the derivative, computing the derivative, applications of the derivative to business and life, social and computer sciences, and an introduction to integration. Students will obtain an understanding of calculus and methods for applying calculus (especially differential calculus), including modeling/analyzing processes (such as population growth and cooling), interpreting the derivative (numerical, graphical, and algebraic), and optimization (such as finding the time and level for a peak drug concentration).

MATH 132 Applied Calculus II

Prerequisite: MATH 131. This course is a continuation of Mathematics 131. Topics include: definition and interpretations of the integral (numerically, graphically, and algebraically), basic techniques for computing anti-derivatives, applications to probability, an introduction to multi-variable calculus and optimization for functions of several variables, and mathematical modeling using differential equations. (This course is not a substitute for MATH 162.) Students will obtain an understanding of integral and multi-variable calculus, including modeling/analyzing processes with the integral, optimization of functions of several variables, and modeling with differential equations.

MATH 161 Calculus I
Prerequisite: MATH 118 with a grade of "C" or better or Math Diagnostic Test. A traditional introduction to differential and integral calculus. Functions, limits, continuity, differentiation, intermediate and mean-value theorems, curve sketching, optimization problems, related rates, definite and indefinite integrals, fundamental theorem of calculus, logarithmic and exponential functions. Applications to physics and other disciplines.

MATH 162 Calculus II
Prerequisite: MATH 161 with a grade of "C-" or better or departmental permission. A continuation of Math 161. Calculus of logarithmic, exponential, inverse trigonometric and hyperbolic functions. Techniques of integration. Applications of integration to volume, surface area, arc length, center of mass and work. Numerical sequences and series. Study of power series and the theory of convergence. Study of Taylor's theorem with remainder.

Statistics

STAT 103 Fundamentals of Statistics

This course provides an introduction to statistical reasoning and techniques in descriptive and inferential statistics and their applications in economics, education, genetics, medicine, physics, political science, and psychology.
Students will obtain a background in the fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistics along with an understanding of their uses and misuses.  This course satisfies the quantitative literacy requirement of the core curriculum. Not open to students who have completed ISOM 241.

STAT 335 Introduction to Biostatistics
Prerequisite:  BIOL 102; MATH 132 or 162
This course provides an introduction to the statistical methods used in designing biological experiments and in data analysis, including computer laboratory assignments with biological data.  Students interested in research in the life sciences will obtain a background in the appropriate use of statistical methods as an experimental tool.

Modern Languages

FREN 101 French I

Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of French is expected.  Please go to http://www.luc.edu/modernlang/exam.shtml   for placement test instructions, especially if you took any French courses in high school or college.

Taught in French, faculty member instructs basic communicative French, the people and cultures where it is spoken, using formal and informal registers, and speaking in present and future time. Students will listen and respond, read and write, ask and answer simple questions in basic functional French. The content will focus on personal topics and everyday living. At the end of the course, students will successfully interpret and express needs pertaining to home, work, college, leisure, and dining.  Achievement level desired: Novice Low, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL*) standards.

FREN 102 French II

Enrollment Conditions: FREN 101 or one semester college French with C- or better, or placement test score. Please go to Modern Languages and Literatures home page for placement test instructions. You must take the placement test if you took any French courses in high school.

Taught in French, this course is a continuation of basic French inter-communication skills both producing French (speaking and writing), and interpreting French (listening and reading.)  The aim is to comprehend and contribute to discussions about families, housing, sports, travel, and traditions in French. At the end of the course, students will comprehend and speak in present, future, and past narrative; get and give simple direction; share personal information. Achievement level desired: ACTFL* Novice Low to Mid.

FREN 369 Introduction to French Reading Knowledge
This course will prepare students for reading and conducting research in French.  Fundamentals of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary essential to reading competence will be covered, using materials drawn from a wide range of fields. Offered for graduate students preparing to satisfy foreign language reading requirements.

GERM  101  Elementary German I
This course is an introduction to German, designed for students with no previous experience.  Students develop communicative language skills and acquire a fundamental knowledge of German-speaking cultures.  Students will be able to understand simple sentences and short narratives, respond to basic inquiries about themselves and others, formulate basic questions, comprehend basic written texts, and write simple German sentences.

GERM 102 Elementary German II
Prerequisite:  GERM 101
Students will further develop communicative language skills and knowledge of German-speaking cultures, and will finish learning all the basic grammatical structures of the language. Students will have learned to express themselves through a wider range of vocabulary and grammatical structures. They will be able to express appropriate reactions to ordinary situations, read more complex texts, and write sentences in short but cohesive paragraphs.

GERM 369 Intro to German Reading Knowledge

This course provides graduate students in the humanities, arts, and social sciences with the fundamentals of German grammar for the purposes of reading and translating academic German. During the first five weeks of the course, we will work through German grammar explanations, vocabulary, strategies for negotiating meaning and translation exercises. During the last week, students will work on translating a text from German into English pertinent to their particular area of academic interest.

ITAL 101 Italian I

This course provides an introduction to the basic grammatical elements of Italian, promoting the development of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills while examining the geography and culture of Italy. Students will be able to understand and write basic Italian sentences and to produce orally and in writing short sentences providing basic personal information about themselves, their activities and plans in Italian.

ITAL 102 Italian II
Prerequisite:  ITAL 101
This course continues the introduction to the basic grammatical elements of Italian, promoting the further development of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills while examining the geography and culture of Italy. Students will be able to understand and write basic Italian sentences and to produce orally and in writing short sentences providing basic personal information about themselves, their activities and plans in Italian.

LITR 200 – Polish Short Stories
Requirement: UCLR 100 for students admitted to Loyola University for fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of English, Department of Classical Studies, or Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

This course is a survey of modern Polish prose writers and their art of short story writing in English translation. Students will explore various themes, such as: alienation, good, evil, love, passion, betrayal, treason, beauty, ugliness, sacrifice, satisfaction, survival, trauma, death, fleeting of time, youth, and ageing.

LITR 200 – Italian Masterpieces

Requirement: UCLR 100 for students admitted to Loyola University for fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of English, Department of Classical Studies, or Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

This Writing Intensive course will examine some of the most representative works in the Italian literary and cultural tradition. We will begin with the Medieval world of Petrarch’s poetry and Boccaccio’s short stories. We will then study Machiavelli’s political theories, both through The Prince and The Mandragola, “the” comedy of the Renaissance.

LITR 202 – European Novel
Requirement: UCLR 100 for students admitted to Loyola University for fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of English, Department of Classical Studies, or Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

This course will focus on major European novels. A the end of the course, students will gain an overview of the literary production of representative European novelists studied in the historical and societal context.

LITR 264  Italian Film Genre
The course accompanies students to explore Italy’s great cinematic tradition by surveying the history of Italian film, one of the greatest national arts of Italy. We begin with neorealism, a crucial watershed in the evolution of cinema, with directors whom have made cult films, appealing to generations of audiences. We then look at the key elements that made Italian cinema an art form in the decades that followed WWII. We end with Cinema Paradiso, one of the most fascinating contemporary films in the history of cinema.

 

 

LITR 283 Dante

This Writing Intensive course will focus on Dante and the Medieval world. The Divine Comedy is the founding text of Italian literature and one of the most influential masterpieces in the Western tradition. We will study the Vita Nuova/New Life as precursor of the Divine Comedy and then go on to read key cantos from the Inferno, the Purgatorio, and the Paradiso. The objective of this course is twofold: first, to help the students comprehend Dante’s poetic world in the context of Medieval culture and, second, to make them aware of the critical process itself.

POST 199  Polish for Medical & Health Professionals
This course is designed for students in pre-medicine curriculum and medical/health majors and minors.  Students will be introduced to medical terminology, parts of the body, physiology, as well as names and symptoms of most common diseases, and addictions. 

SPAN 101 Spanish I

This course is an introduction to the basic elements of Spanish language and culture.  It is designed for students with no previous experience in Spanish. Students will be able to understand simple messages and short narratives, respond to basic inquiries about themselves and others, formulate basic questions, as well as understand basic written texts.

SPAN 102 Spanish II
Prerequisite:  SPAN 101
This course builds on 101, and introduces students to new topics and grammatical structures. Students will be able to produce sounds in Spanish more accurately, express appropriate reactions to ordinary situations, understand basic oral commands, read more complex texts, and write sentences in cohesive paragraphs.

SPAN 352 Masterpieces of Latin American Literature
This course is a survey of representative works of Latin American literature from Pre-Colombian times to the Post "Boom" generation, that is, from Aztec and Mayan poetry of the Conquest and Colonial Barroco de Indias writers, to the contemporary prose of Carlos Fuentes, Luisa Valenzuela, and Clarice Lispector. This course introduces students not only to the vast panorama of Latin American literatures, but also to several key literary genres: poetry, the crónica, the essay, the novel and the short story. We will examine various perspectives on themes and topics pertaining to subaltern studies, (pos) colonialism and the decentralization of European models as we trace the changing contours of identity politics, sociocultural formation, and literary evolution in Latin America. 

This is a foundational course for students interested in Latin American literature and culture and is required for all Spanish majors.

PHILOSOPHY

PHIL 130 Philosophy and Persons
The course examines the way philosophy looks for fundamental characteristics that identify life as a properly human life, asks about its ultimate meaning or purpose, and raises questions about what counts as a good life. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the various approaches of the philosophical question of what it means to be human.

PHIL 181 Ethics
This course examines ethical norms for conduct (e.g., theories of right and wrong action, of justice and of human rights) and ethical norms for judging the goodness or badness of persons and their lives. Special attention will be given to criteria for choosing between conflicting ethical theories, moral disagreement, the justification of moral judgments, and the application of ethical standards to practical decision-making and ethical questions that arise in everyday life. At the end of the course students are able to demonstrate understanding of criteria for choosing between conflicting ethical theories, moral disagreement, the justification of moral judgments, and the application of ethical standards to practical decision-making and ethical questions that arise in everyday life.

PHIL 182 Social and Political Philosophy
This course will investigate one of the central questions of philosophy and social theory: How we, as human beings, should live together. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the major philosophical questions in the area of social philosophy, with attention to the historical and conceptual development of these questions, and be able to articulate some of the major problems and responses central to this area of philosophy.

PHIL 274 Logic

Requirement: PHIL 130 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of  Philosophy or Department of Political Science. This course is a detailed study of the deductive methods and principles of correct reasoning, from both the traditional and modern point of view. Students will be able to formally analyze, evaluate, and demonstrate the various aspects of argumentation.

PHIL 284 Health Care Ethics

Requirement: PHIL 130 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of  Philosophy or Department of Political Science.

This course studies philosophical ethics as practiced in the health care setting. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of traditional moral theories in a health care framework, as well as the varieties of ethical challenges facing contemporary health care.

PHIL 287 Environmental Ethics
Requirement: PHIL 130 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of 
Philosophy or Department of Political Science.

This course introduces students to ethical reasoning and to various topics in environmental ethics. Topics may include: pollution, animal rights, and natural resources. Students will demonstrate an understanding of diverse
ethical theories and an ability to use philosophical reasoning to defend positions in topics covered.

PHIL 350 Directed Reading
Prerequisite: Students must have taken at least two philosophy courses and must have department consent. Independent research according to program developed jointly by the student and a faculty director. Open to majors and to non-majors with the permission of the chairperson.

Physics

PHYS 111 L College Physics Laboratory I
Corequisite: PHYS 111. Laboratories cover selected topics in introductory mechanics, including freefall, uniform circular motion, work-energy, collisions, rotational motion, and harmonic motion. Students will gain experience and familiarity with basic measuring devices and simple mechanics equipment.  Understand measurement errors and their propagation, plotting and interpretation of data, the connection between theory and experiment for selected topics in elementary mechanics. 

PHYS 111 College Physics I

Prerequisites:  MATH 118. Non-calculus introduction to vectors, kinematics, Newtonian mechanics of translational, rotational, and oscillatory motion, energy and momentum conservation, and thermodynamics.  Students will gain an understanding of analytical description of motion and application of conservation laws; develop scientific insight and proficiency in solving representative problems.

PHYS 112 College Physics II
Prerequisite: PHYS 111. This course is a continuation of Physics 111. Lecture and discussion of electricity and magnetism, sound, optics and selected topics from modern physics.

PHYS 112L College Physics Laboratory II
Pre- or Co-requisite: PHYS 112. One two-hour laboratory period per week, to complement Physics 112.

Political Science

PLSC 100 Political Theory
Requirement: PHIL 130 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of Philosophy or Department or Political Science. No requirements for visiting students.

An introduction to political theory, covering the principal ideas, controversies and institutions of political society. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of major approaches to the normative study of politics; to identify the assumptions underlying philosophical arguments; and to critically assess different theories of political justice.

PLSC 101 American Politics
Students will discuss and learn about American national government and politics, including institutions, group and electoral processes, and public policy. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the American political system, the patterns of political participation and behavior of diverse individuals and groups in American society, and evaluate the roles and processes of U.S. political institutions.

PLSC 102 International Relations in an Age of Globalization
Competing perspectives on international and global issues such as North-South relations, human rights, war and peace, population growth, end environmentalism.  Students will be able to demonstrate an understand of the main approaches to the study of international politics and to analyze and asses such major substantive issues as interstate war, terrorism, arms control, international political economy, and sustainable development. Cross-listed with International Studies. Cross-listed with International Studies.

PLSC  337  Terrorism

An analysis of different types of terrorist insurgencies across the globe and of the efforts by governments to combat terrorism. Students will be able to explain what motives the turn to terror as a method of struggle and to assess the morality and effectiveness of the counterterrorism tactics adopted by various governments.

PLSC 370 - Fieldwork in Political Science-Internship
This course requires prior permission. Practical experience in political and governmental agencies and organizations in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Students learn about different forms of public service and the ethical responsibilities of civic engagement. Working in a professional office for fifteen weeks allows students to experience the world of public service first-hand. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of models of leadership and public service by working with supervisors who are typically leaders in their fields.

PLSC 396 Directed Readings in Political Science
Please see the department for details.

PLSC 399 Study Abroad Trip to Tunisia

A combination of site visits, lectures, and group discussions throughout Tunisia provides a unique experiential understanding of the relationship between the Arab spring, democratic change, Islam, gender relations, and U.S. foreign policy amidst the historical inheritances of the Carthaginian, Roman, Islamic, and French empires in North Africa. Students will gain experientially based knowledge of the politics, society, culture, history, and international relations of a country (Tunisia) in a region (North Africa) at the intersection of Africa and the Middle East.

 

Psychology

PSYC 101 General Psychology
Basic concepts and methods of psychology. Primary emphasis on the scientific study of consciousness and human behavior. Topics include: human development, personality, learning, thinking, perception, testing, mental illness and mental health, and biological and social aspects of behavior.

PSYC 238 Gender and Sex Differences and Similarities

Requirement: ANTH 100, PLSC 102, PSYC 100 or SOCL 101 for students admitted to Loyola University for fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of Anthropology, Department of Criminal Justice, Department of Economics, Department of Psychology, Department of Political Science, the Department of Sociology, Human Services or the School of Nursing.

This course is an overview of psychological research and theory concerning differences and similarities between genders.   Students will understand similarities and differences between genders, comprehend the diversity of ideas about gender and how ideas of gender are determined by societies and cultures.

PSYC 250 Cognitive Psychology
Prerequisite: PSYC 101. Overview of cognitive psychology. Topics include: human information processing, object recognition, memory, attention, language production and comprehension, reasoning, and problem solving. Students will understand, and be able to explain, how knowledge about mental events is obtained using a variety of experimental methods, discuss current empirical research and theories of cognition. Students will also understand well established cognitive theories about attention, memory, language processing, reasoning, and decision-making.

PSYC 273 Developmental Psychology
Prerequisite: PSYC 101. Survey of theory and research relevant to human growth and development with emphasis on physical, cognitive and social development from infancy through adolescence. Students will able to demonstrate understanding of basic theory and research in human development, and will develop skills in critical examination of psychological research as applied to current issues in human development.

PSYC 275 Social Psychology
Analysis of human thoughts, feelings and actions as influenced by other people. Topics include socialization, perception of self and others, prosocial and antisocial behavior, attitudes, interpersonal attraction, social influence and group behavior. Group B.

PSYC 304 Statistics
Prerequisite: PSYC 101 and previous math courses recommended. Fundamentals of statistical analysis in psychology and related fields. Topics include frequency distributions, central tendency, variability, graphical presentation, normal distribution correlation, sampling distributions and tests of statistical significance including analysis of variance.

PSYC 306 Research Methods
Prerequisite: PSYC 304. Logic and theory of the scientific method. Basic statistics and principles of research methodologies employed in approaching major problem areas in psychology. Written descriptions of research findings. This is a writing intensive course.

PSYC 314 Lab in Experimental Psychology: Cognition
Prerequisites: PSYC 250 and 306.
Laboratory demonstrations, experiments, and microcomputer applications in the area of human cognition. Topics vary, but include learning, memory, thinking and language processing.  Students gain skills and experience in experimental design, measurement, statistical analyses, and report writing as they relate to research on human cognition.

PSYC 321 Laboratory-Social Psychology
Prerequisites: PSYC 273 and 306. Lectures, demonstrations, readings, and individual or group research projects illustrating various methods, such as observation, interviewing, archives, standardized tests, and experimentation, are used to learn about topics such as group influences on the individual, attitudes, prosocial and antisocial behavior, and perception of self and others. Students will demonstrate skills and knowledge of methodology in social psychological research; designing, conducting, analyzing and interpreting the results of a research project, and writing a research paper in APA format.

PSYC 331 Abnormal Psychology
This course focuses on the nature and causes of maladjustment and mental disorders. History of mental illness, diagnosis, research, and treatment of mental disorders. Students will demonstrate understanding of current approaches to researching maladaptive behavior, current views of maladaptive behavior, major categories of mental disorders, factors contributing to development of problems, different types of intervention strategies, and appreciation of social, ethical, and legal issues.

PSYC 397 Independent Research
Prerequisite: PSYC 306, senior psychology major standing and permission of the instructor and the department See department for details.

PSYC 399 Special Studies in Psychology
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and the department. See department for details.

Sociology

SOCL 101 Society in a Global Age
This is a foundational course in the social sciences which explores the effect of globalization on everyday life in the United States and elsewhere, using the basic perspectives and methodologies of sociology.

SOCL 123 Mass Media and Popular Culture
This course examines the social organization and function of mass communication (TV, radio, movies, newspapers and magazines) in contemporary society and its impact on values, expectations and life styles of audiences; the relation of mass media to specialized interest groups in society; and the role of mass communications as reflector and determinant of popular culture.

SOCL 171 The Sociology of Sex and Gender

Requirement: ANTH 100, PLSC 102, PSYC 100 or SOCL 101 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of Anthropology, Department of Criminal Justice, Department of Economics, Department of Psychology, Department of  Political Science, the Department of  Sociology, Human Services or the School of Nursing.

This course explores the social organization of sex and gender. Students will be able to situate their pre-conceived experiences of the naturalness of gender in a particular historical and cultural context.

SOCL 230 - Self & Society
This course examines the relationships between the self as a social product and the larger society in which that self is socialized, develops and expresses itself. Various theories of selfhood are explored. Students will come to appreciate how selfhood, their own and others, is a product of historical factors as well as social contexts such as class, gender, race, and ethnicity.

SOCL 301 Statistics for Social Research

The course is a comprehensive introduction to statistical analysis in social research. Topics include: univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analysis, computer statistical applications and interpretation of results. Students will demonstrate understanding of statistical thinking and data analysis techniques and be able to use them to evaluate existing research and conduct original research.

SOCL 380 Internship
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor or chair. Supervised field experience for students working in a selected community organization, government agency, social agency, or business.

 

SOCL 398 Independent Study
Independent research done in collaboration with a faculty member on a sociological topic defined by the student in consultation with a faculty member. Student gains experience and expertise conducting independent research.

Theatre (Please see Fine and Performing Arts)

Theology

THEO 100 Introduction to Christian Theology (Online and in-person sections)
This course is an introduction to reflection on and analysis of the Christian theological tradition. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the tasks of Christian theology in its efforts to understand 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.

THEO 107 Introduction to Religious Studies (LSC and Cuneo Mansion locations)
This course is an introduction to the contemporary field of religious studies, focusing on both the theoretical
investigations of religious traditions, as well as on the study of selected religious texts and practices (such as creation stories, sacred biographies, sacred scriptures of a religious tradition(s) rituals, ritual taboos, religiously motivated behaviors. Students will be able to analyze and interpret various ways in which religious traditions intersect with contemporary issues.

THEO 186 Introduction to Religious Ethics

Religious Ethics explores fundamental moral sources and methods in Christian ethics in dialogue with the ethical understandings of at least one other religious tradition, and with special attention to Roman Catholic thought. In doing so, it explores moral issues faced by individuals and communities from theological perspectives, particularly mindful of how the economic, political and cultural structures in a religiously plural world affect those issues. In this course, students will explore and compare the ethical understandings of Christianity and at least one other religious tradition.  With respect to each tradition, students will learn about the foundational sources, doctrines and questions that guide its ethical thinking.

THEO 190 – Loyola’s Mission: Ignatian Traditions
Restricted to transfer students.

The course introduces students to LUC's mission through theological reflection on the main themes of the Transformative Education mission-statement: spirituality and faith, interlinked human knowing, moral compass, civic and environmental responsibility.

 

THEO 232 New Testament

Requirement: THEO 100 or THEO 107 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012.

This course is an introduction to the historical and theological reading of the various documents of early Christianity known as the New Testament. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the literary genres found in the New Testament and explain why the recognition of genre is essential to the interpretation of the New Testament, as well as the importance of how the New Testament documents have reached their present state.

THEO 267 Jesus Christ
Requirement: THEO 100 or THEO 107 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later. No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012.

This course examines the life of Jesus Christ, utilizing the Gospels, the writings of Paul and other biblical authors, the early ecumenical councils, and the history of church doctrine, including contemporary scholarship.

THEO 282 Introduction to Hinduism

Requirement: THEO 100 or THEO 107 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012.

This course provides an introduction to Hinduism. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the most important Hindu scriptures, the general outline of the historical evolution of Hinduism, the key Hindu concepts, terms, values, and religious practices, and the basic narratives and imagery of Hinduism.

THEO 293 Christian Marriage
Requirement: THEO 100 or THEO 107 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012. No requirement for visiting students.

This course examines the Christian understanding of marriage. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of historical & ethical principles used to evaluate particular issues relevant to the understanding of the Christian tradition of marriage.

Women and Gender Studies

 

WSGS 201 Contemporary Issues in Women and Gender Studies

Requirement: ANTH 100, PLSC 102, PSYC 100 or SOCL 101 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of Anthropology, Department of Criminal Justice, Department of Economics, Department of Psychology, Department of Political Science, the Department of  Sociology, Human Services or the School of Nursing.

This course explores issues to women's studies, feminism, and gender studies from the perspective of a particular discipline, depending on the faculty member teaching the course. This may, for example, include Communication, English, History, Sociology, or Theology. Students will examine the subjects of women and gender, as well as the challenges of conducting feminist or gender scholarship, within the discipline and how new research changes or transforms that scholarship.

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