Online Course Descriptions
Listed below are the course descriptions for online Summer Sessions courses.
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
CHEM 101 General Chemistry A
Prerequisite: MATH 117 or equivalent. A year of high school chemistry is recommended. Co-requisite: CHEM 111 and MATH 118
A lecture and discussion course including topics on atomic and molecular structures, states of matter, energetics, and stoichiometry of reactions. Students will learn basic chemical principles in these areas.
CHEM 102 General Chemistry B
Prerequisites: CHEM 101 or CHEM105; MATH 118.
This lecture and discussion course is a continuation of 101 and includes topics on equilibrium systems, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and descriptive chemistry. Students will learn basic chemical principles in these areas.
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 graphical methods to create your own apps without needing a programming language.
COMP 150 Introduction to Computing
This course introduces programming in the simple, powerful language 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. Students will be able to manage and transform masses of data and understand related issues involved in the process. 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 algorithum? 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-oreiented" 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 312/412 Open Source Computing
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 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.
CJC 373 Intimate Partner Violence
The class covers two major perspectives, family violence theories and feminist theories, to critically analyze the prevalence, origins, consequences, and responses to intimate partner violence (IPV) in countries throughout the world. Students reflect upon and obtain a more empathic understanding of the complex situational, societal, and personal considerations surrounding battered persons’ decisions to leave or stay with an abusive partner, to disclose or keep silent about their victimization, and to cope with the blame and shame surrounding IPV. Students discuss and debate controversial issues such as gender and ethnic differences, the role of alcohol and drugs in perpetration of IPV, and the appropriateness and effectiveness of specific policies, prevention efforts, and interventions.
ENGL 271 Introduction to Poetry
Students will learn critical terminology and gain overview of critical perspectives that will aid them in the analysis of poetry. Our primary text will be Perrine's Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry, 13th Edition.Students will read additional texts from online sources. Because this is an online course, students should ensure they have reliable internet access, as well as access to a headset and microphone.
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 283 Women 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 Mondays and Wednesdays 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 Experience 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.
Cross-listed with WOST 283, 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. And we 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, we will 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 (Scheidenhelm)
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 variable topics course focuses on a perennial psychological or philosophical problem facing the individual as exemplified in literary works, e.g., the passage from innocence to experience, the problem of death, and the idea of liberty. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the ability of literature to express the deepest and most abiding concerns of human beings, and how literary works come to be. Check back for updated description.
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.
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 will examine American history from the perspectives of people who have lived at the margins of American citizenship. Specifically, this class will present the development of the American state through the histories of an array of people who at various times, have not experienced the full benefits of being American. The course will ask several questions: How do we reconcile America’s stated philosophical goals of liberty and equality with the genocide waged against Native Americans and the implementation of American slavery? How did various European peoples, who had been categorized in races other than white, become transformed into and accepted as so-called white/Caucasian Americans? How did the expansion of the American economy in the Industrial Revolution affect the lives of the working-class men and women who fueled its growth? How has women’s struggle for equality evolved over the course of American history? How did the affluence of the post-World War II era set the stage for America’s freedom struggles of the 1950s and 1960s? How did AIDS and disabled activists transform our understanding of rights in the 1980s and 1990s? And what does Hurricane Katrina tell us about the current state of inequality in America?
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, including 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.
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
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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 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.
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.
PLSC 100 Political Theory
Political theorists are concerned with the way things ought to be. Their task is to identify the best policy option in any given case. These thinkers try to offer guidance about how individuals and communities can best resolve the difficult political dilemmas that confront them. In this introductory course we will examine three such dilemmas and how a few of the greatest political theorists proposed to resolve them. Machiavelli and Plato will argue about whether it is ever permissible for politicians to do evil; Hobbes and Locke will disagree about the proper terms of the social contract; and Burke and Paine will fight about when a revolution is justified. We will scrutinize their arguments carefully and try to figure out who makes the better argument in each case. This course is an option in the “Philosophical Knowledge” section of the core curriculum.
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.
PSYC 275 Social Psychology
Introduction to the field of social psychology; including topics such as social cognition, impression formation, social influence, attitude formation and change, stereotyping and prejudice, aggression, pro-social behavior, and group behavior. Students will demonstrate the ability to think critically about fundamental theoretical approaches within social psychology, scientific methods of hypothesis testing, and potential applications of social psychology that address real-world problems
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.
THEO 107 Introduction to Religious Studies
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 185 Introduction to Christian Ethics
Introduction to Christian Ethics is a core course that explores the major sources, methods, and insights of Christian social and theological ethics. Particular attention is given to Roman Catholic thought. The course will concentrate on the foundational sources in Christian ethics and examine the moral significance of major theological themes and affirmations. Students will identify the major sources of Christian ethics (Scripture, Church tradition, philosophy, the social and human sciences, and human experience), and gain practice in identifying how different thinkers use, interpret, and prioritize these sources.
THEO 297 Introduction to Buddhism
This course aims to introduce major doctrines, practices, and historical developments of Buddhism. Acknowledging this highly diverse tradition, any course claiming to offer an introduction to "Buddhism" might be also seen as an introduction to "Buddhisms." Roughly equal time will be devoted to major developments of Buddhism, normally referred to as Theravāda, Mahāyāna, and Vajrayāna looking at the past and present of these three traditions. We will be covering cultures as diverse as India, China, Thailand, Japan, and the United States. This course will take an interdisciplinary approach to the tradition by using resources from anthropology, sociology, history, political science, theology and philosophy. We will discuss Buddhist ideas such as, but not limited to cosmology, personhood, gender, ethics, the environment, and varieties of meditation and ritual practices.
HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
HSM 110 Health Care in America
The course is comprised of two credit hours of classroom/didactic content and one credit hour of service. This course provides an introduction to the healthcare system, orienting the student to its overall structure, functions, and processes. The variety of roles and functions within the different segments of the health care industry are identified to assist the students in considering his/her potential area of specialization and ultimate career path. The description and possible roles within various health systems positions are defined including the roles and functions of administrators, including boards of directors in health agencies, systems and organizations. Service credit is achieved through volunteering at a selected health care agency.
School of Communication
This course is designed to teach students to report, write, and create stories for print, broadcast, and the Internet. While learning the basics through lectures and the textbook, students also will spend time doing research, interviews, and writing print news stories, broadcast scripts, and articles for the Internet.
COMM 215 Ethics and Communication
Prerequisites: CMUN/COMM 150, 160, or 175. This course explores various approaches to ethical decision-making and applies that process to diverse aspects of every day, contemporary life. Students learn to discern a wide variety of ethical issues concerning communication behavior, apply systematic ethical analysis to various communication situations, and explain their analyses clearly.
Quinlan School of Business
ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting I
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. This course emphasizes the development and reporting of accounting information for use by investors, creditors and others. The student is required to develop skills in the preparation and use of accounting information, must demonstrate an understanding of the accounting process, and be able to evaluate the impact of estimates, alternative accounting principles, and the limitations of the accounting model on accounting information. Topics include preparation and use of financial statements, the accounting process, and the measurement and reporting of income, assets, liabilities and owners' equity.
ACCT 202 Introductory Accounting II
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and C- or better in ACCT 201. This course highlights the differences between financial and managerial accounting. The course begins by completing the study of transactions and events affecting financial statements began in ACCT 201, to cash flow, and financial statement analysis as traditionally practiced. Other topics include accounting data by management, product costing in manufacturing, cost assigning to objects, learning how costs behave, and the use of accounting data by management in planning and controlling operations.
ECON 303 Microeconomics
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, ECON 201 & ECON 202. Study of contemporary theory: consumer behavior, production and cost, market structures including the economics of information and the theory of games, and the elementary propositions concerning welfare economics.
ISOM 332 Operations Management
Prerequisite: Junior standing, C- or better in ISOM 241. An introduction to the topic of management of operations in manufacturing and services, which is about how firms efficiently produce goods and services. Topics include demand forecasting, aggregate and capacity planning, inventory management, layout, just-in-time (JIT), and managing quality. Additional topics may include location, project planning, resource allocation and logistics.
MARK 201 Principles of Marketing
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. This course allows students to develop an understanding of the entire marketing system by which products and services are planned, priced, promoted and distributed. Students learn about major policies which underlie the activities of marketing institutions and the economic and social implications of these policies. Review the Online MARK 201 Syllabus for more information.
MARK 310 Consumer Behavior
Prerequisites: Junior standing, minimum grade of "C-" in MARK 201. This course develops an understanding of how consumers behave before, during, and after the consumption process through a discussion of cultural, social, and perceptual factors. Students evaluate consumer behavior and apply their understanding in the creation of a marketing plan designed to improve the brand equity of a firm.
BSAD 351 Business Internship-Civic Engagement
Prerequisites: Junior standing, School of Business student, & "C-" or better in BSAD 220. Business Internship connects academic learning with the internship experience. Students will be challenged to analyze the theory and practices from the world of work that impact the ethics of leading, interpersonal and organizational dynamics, and competent work place contributions required for success in the modern business world. Concepts associated with internship/experiential learning as related to career development will be addressed. (Please note that the online section is restricted to students living away from Chicago.)
BSAD 351 Syllabus Online class
School of Social Work
SOWK 201 Social Welfare Policy and Services I Course Pre-requisites and/or Co-requisites: Sophomore Standing. This course stresses the societal and institutional forces and structures which influence the practice and profession of social work in contemporary United States and other Western industrialized societies. We will specifically examine the role that values, culture, ideology, power, special interest groups, and social movements have played in shaping the context of social welfare, the definition of need, and the realities inherent in disproportionate risk. The relevant concepts necessary to make a beginning assessment of social welfare policy and services are presented.
SOWK 370 Cultural Diversity
Prerequisite: Junior Standing. This course examines economic, social, institutional, and political forces that shape the experiences and life chances of persons within Asian, Latino, and Native American cultures. Social and economic justice in relation to diversity will be explored. At the end of the course, students will understand the relevance of diversity to social work values and interventions.