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Summer Scholars

Three-Week Institutes

Choose Institute A, Institute B or both!

Students may choose to participate in one three-week institute or BOTH over the course of a six-week summer.

These courses are designed exclusively for high school students and are intensive learning experiences that meet Monday–Friday, from 9 a.m.–noon. Each course combines both in-class instruction and hands-on activities or group fieldwork from which students earn three hours of college credit.

Select the course title link to find a shortened course syllabi for each class. 

Institute A (June 28–July 19, 2014)
Convergence Journalism


Brown  WTC
In this course, students will use Loyola's new interactive media laboratory, will learn to create and tape interviews, shoot video, report and produce the news.‌
Environmental Biology


Charlie Flower  LSC
Course Description -- TBA
Law & Civil Rights


Goldschmidt  LSC
This course is an introduction to the restraints on State and Government law enforcement agencies imposed by the Constitution of the U.S.  We will focus on those principles of constitutional law and civil liberties relevant to the American criminal justice system.
Institute B (July 19-August 9, 2014)
Courses IDInstructor Campus 
Chicago in the Cinema


Holmes  WTC
Students who enroll in this course will learn about the history and culture of Chicago -- through the eyes of film and documentary makers! In addition, students will be taken on field trips to historical sites in the city where some of the scenes were shot, and tour the Gene Siskel Film Center and the Museum of Broadcast Communications.


Kuczmarski  LSC
This is a course that examines trends and practices of contemporary entrepreneurs, including values-based and ethical decision-making. Students will meet and hear from real-world entrepreneurs and apply lessons learned to their individual business plans.
Urban Field Studies




This is a fieldwork-based course that explores how communities are shaped by social, economic, and political forces, and by grass-roots activism and community organization. In this seminar, coordinated with Loyola’s Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL), students visit with community leaders, politicians, advocates, religious leaders, and others working for positive change in the city.

Institute courses follow Loyola's policies and procedures and are subject to change. Loyola reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or for other reasons it deems necessary.

  TUITION: ONE course for (3) transferable credits at $690 per credit hour   $2,070
  HOUSING: shared room with other program participant(s)   $760
  **Housing Option #2: Single Room   **$1,100
  DINING: required declining balance meal plan   $500
  TECHNOLOGY/ACTIVITY FEE: for use of Loyola facilities   $102
  PROGRAM FEE: to provide staffing, programs and activities    $350
TOTAL COST: $3,782  
  TUITION: ONE course for (3) transferable credits at $690 per credit hour   $2,070
  **DINING: optional plans available   **Varies
  TECHNOLOGY/ACTIVITY FEE: for use of Loyola facilities   $102
  PROGRAM FEE: to provide staffing, programs and activities   $350
   TOTAL COST: $2,523  

LSCLake Shore Campus, Loyola’s main residential campus, is located in the Rogers Park neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side, minutes from downtown Chicago and Loyola's Water Tower Campus. Its setting along the shores of Lake Michigan helps make Loyola one of the most picturesque universities in Chicago.

WTCWater Tower Campus, Loyola’s downtown campus since 1946, is located along Pearson Street, just off North Michigan Avenue, Chicago’s famed “Magnificent Mile.”


Summer Scholars · The Office of First-Year Experience · 255 Sullivan Center, 1032 West Sheridan Road, Chicago IL 60660 · Phone: 773.508.7381 · summerscholars@luc.edu

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