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Mission & Identity

Courses To Take At Loyola

Many courses, throughout diverse disciplines at Loyola, offer a perspective of the Jesuit, Catholic Tradition within their course of study. If you are interested in engaging the Ignatian Tradition within your academic experience, consider taking one of these classes, or discussing with your professor that you can focus your study on these traditions through research. Learn more about each of these course offerings on LOCUS. 


Undergraduate Courses

CATH 296: All Things Ignatian: Living and Learning in the Jesuit Tradition

COMM 227: Social Justice and Communication

COMM 307: Communication and Social Change

EXPL 290: Seminar in Community Based Service and Leadership

EXPL 390: Internship Seminar: Organizational Change and Community Leadership

IRIF 300: Religious Diversity in Theory and Practice

IRIF 380: Interreligious and Interfaith Internship

LASP 398: Human Rights in Latin America

MGMT 335: Micro-Enterprise Consulting

PAX 225: Psychology of Peace

PAX 261: Social Movements and Social Change

THEO 185: Introduction to Christian Ethics

THEO 190: Loyola's Mission: Ignatian Tradition [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 266: The Church in the World

THEO 345: Roman Catholic Social Thought

THEO 383 / ENGL 383: Theology Arts and Literature

WSGS 281: Theology, Gender, and Value

Undergraduate Resources

Catholic Studies Minor

Department of Theology

Department of Philosophy

The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage


Graduate Courses

BEHP 415: Catholic Bioethics in Clinical Practice

BSAD 400E: Business Foundations [Introductory course delivered during initial residency/orientation week to lay foundation for business education in the EMBA and EMBA Health Care Management Programs. Course coverage includes: Jesuit traditions/values, Quantitative Methods, Business Communications, and current topical lecture.]

IPS 434: Art and Spirit: The Sacred and the Secular

IPS 572: Ignatian Spirituality I: Hearts on Fire [The course will examine the text and practice of the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola which is so effective and popular across diverse spiritual and religious traditions today. The mysticism of everyday life is rooted in the Exercises which invite all "to find God in all things."]

IPS 574: Ignatian Exercises Practicum I [This course is the supervised practicum (1st semester) for those pursuing the Ignatian Exercises program. In addition to the group sessions, each practicum participant will be expected to see at least two directees and have several one-on-one supervision sessions with instructors.]

IPS 551: Social Ethics in the Catholic Tradition

IPS 610: Foundations of Social Justice

LAW 209: Law, Life, and Jesuit Spirituality

LAW 213: Canon Law and Catholic Health Care


Graduate Resources

Institute of Pastoral Studies