Loyola University Maryland

First-Year Programs

Stories We Tell

Dragon, Stories We Tell

It has been said that the destiny of the world is determined less by the battles that are lost and won than by the stories it loves and believes in. Why do we tell stories? For entertainment, certainly.  To move, to persuade; to shape belief, to inspire action. We use stories to explain ourselves to others, to make sense of our history and our experience. Ultimately, we use them to organize our world. This theme explores the power of the stories we tell.

Stories We Tell Course Pairings Include:

  • You, Me and Society: What's your story? (Sociology)  *C
  • Your, My and Society's Stories: Under the Microscope of Statistics and Film (Statistics)  *C

*C - Course fulfills core requirement
*D - Course fulfills diversity requirement