Loyola University Chicago

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Cuneo course descriptions

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.

HIST 102 Evolution of Western Ideas Since the 17th Century
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.

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.

PHYS 111 College Physics I
Prerequisites: College algebra or equivalent, trigonometry and geometry. This lecture and discussion course, together with College Physics II, will provide a comprehensive, non-calculus introduction to physics. Vectors, forces, Newtonian mechanics of translational, rotational and oscillary motion.

PHYS 111L College Physics Lab 1
Co-requisite: PHYS 111
Laboratories cover selected topics in introductory mechanics, including freefall, uniform circular motion, work-energy, collisions, rotational motion, and harmonic motion. 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 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.

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. Not open to students who have completed ISOM 241.

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.

THEO 100 Introduction to Christian Theology
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.

UCLR 100 Interpreting Literature

What connects cultures separated by centuries and continents? What values, dilemmas, and questions continually resurface in different forms? What differences make individuals and cultures unique? This foundational literature course will develop your ability to read closely and analyze carefully. We will explore a variety of prose, poetry, drama, and film from around the world and across history, with a focus on 20th- and 21st-century world literature. We will master key literary and critical terms and employ a variety of critical approaches to analyzing and interpreting literature. “Interpreting Literature” is about what texts say but also about how we use them (or don’t), so we will also ask questions like what is literature? How do we decide what counts and what’s good? Why do all cultures create it? Why do we read it? Why require it in college? This course will enhance your understanding of literature, its role in the world, and how the skills we use to study it can be of benefit in other areas of your life.