Effective Writing: Writing in a Diverse and Changing World (WR100D.01T)
Students will experience the power of the written word to change the world and our understanding of it. To this end, we will read and write about contemporary issues such as race, class, gender, and sexuality. We will explore the stories we tell and how to tell them to engage multiple audiences and achieve multiple purposes. By listening to others' stories and writing our own, we will discover how writing can deepen our understanding of ourselves and others.
Dr. Peggy O'Neill, an experienced first-year writing teacher, has taught a variety of writing courses including Effective Writing, Style, Argument, and Professional Writing as well as service-learning and diversity courses. She likes helping first-year students navigate the transition to Loyola and Baltimore through writing. A Baltimore native, she spends her spare time hiking and wandering the different neighborhoods in the city.
Introduction to Communication (CM203.01T)
The focus of this course is to provide a broad overview of the mass media and an analysis from the viewpoints of practitioner, critic, and consumer. First year students will explore the media through readings, written exercises, self-reflective essays, field experiences and a student project that researches and analyzes an aspect of the mass media. Students will learn how to tell their stories and how to collect, catalog, and interpret the stories from others.
Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead is Assistant Professor of Communication and an Affiliate Assistant Professor in African and African American History at Loyola University Maryland; and, a three-time New York Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker. She is the author of “Emilie Davis, Her Life, In Her Own Words” (2013) and a Baltimore transplant who has fallen in love with the city.
Kyle Anderson is the Assistant Director of Recreational Sports for Fitness and Marketing at Loyola University Maryland's Fitness and Aquatic Center. Kyle is an experienced and diverse professional who has worked in the fitness industry for ten years. In addition to his passion in recreation, Kyle is a published journalist and university administrator in student development. He has worked for universities including: UCLA, University of Missouri, University of North Carolina-Charlotte and Georgia Southern University.