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Stories We Tell Course Pairing

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Effective Writing: American Stories (WR100T)

Effective Writing helps students cultivate the analytical reading, writing, and research skills they need to succeed in college and in life beyond the university.  Students develop a process for writing as they examine American culture through nonfiction in various genres and consider these stories—and their own—in cultural context. This section of WR 100 is a designated diversity course.

Faculty Biography

Terre Ryan earned a B.A. in English at Fairfield University, an M.B.A. in marketing at Baruch College, an M.A. in creative writing at CUNY’s City College of New York, an M.A. in literature at the University of Montana, and a Ph.D. in English at the University of Nevada, Reno.  Before coming to Loyola, she taught at the University of Montana, the University of Nevada, Reno, and Fordham University.  Dr. Ryan writes about culture and the environment.

Law and Justice at Work (LW109DT)

Students will study contemporary, controversial issues at the intersection of law, justice, and business. They will engage in lively, interactive debates and exercises that consider everything from environmental law and justice, to marketing and technology. Although many people think about law as statutes or doctrines, law is really about human lives. This course highlights the stories behind landmark cases and the forces that led judges to decide cases in a particular way. The course will inspire students to think critically, understand responsible citizenship, and take action against injustice.

Faculty Biography

Andrea Giampetro-Meyer, Professor, teaches law and social responsibility courses in the Sellinger School of Business. In her 28 years at Loyola, she has taught in first year programs several times. She enjoys leading and supporting students as they decide on a major and eventual career path. She also knows how to match students with high quality internship opportunities. She has been named the Harry W. Rodgers, III Distinguished Teacher of the Year (Loyola University Maryland), the Charles M. Hewitt Master Teacher (Academy of Legal Studies in Business), and the Executive MBA “Most Valued Professor” (Sellinger School of Business at Loyola).

Mentor Biography

Victoria Gue joined the Loyola community in 2013 and currently serves as an Academic Advising Specialist in the Academic Advising and Support Center (AASC).  In that role, she advises undergraduate students and works closely with the transfer student population, assisting with their transition into Loyola.  Prior to Loyola, Victoria worked as an Enrollment Manager at Notre Dame of Maryland University.  She has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Contemporary Communication from Notre Dame.