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The Invisible Hand at Work: Microeconomic Principles (EC 102)

The noted economist, Alfred Marshall, wrote, “Economics is the study of mankind in the ordinary business of life."  In this core social science course we will investigate the classic topics of microeconomic principles with an emphasis on applications to both everyday life and the global business climate.  Students will learn to use the powerful tools of economic reasoning to analyze real world economic issues. Topics include: the laws of supply and demand, the behavior of firms in competitive and noncompetitive markets, the functioning of labor markets, and economics of the environment.

Faculty Biography

Nancy A. Williams received her Ph.D. in natural resource economics from the University of California, Berkeley.  She has been teaching microeconomics at Loyola for over 25 years and was chosen as the Harry W. Rodgers Distinguished Teacher of the Year in 2003.  She is the author of numerous articles on topics in applied microeconomics.

Seeking the Face of God: An Introduction to Theology (TH 201)

“Seek his face always” (Ps. 105:4). From Abraham and Moses to Paul of Tarsus, Augustine of Hippo, Ignatius of Loyola, and others, Jews and Christians have hungered to look upon the face of God and to participate in God’s vision of justice and love for humankind. Through study of selected readings from the Bible and the Judeo-Christian tradition, we will explore the vision of God, both as the human vision of God and God’s vision of and for humanity.

Faculty Biography

Angela Russell Christman (B.A., Ph.D., The University of Virginia) is professor of Theology and director of the Honors Program. She studies the theology and history of the first six centuries of Christianity, and in particular, the biblical interpretation in this period. She is the author of “What Did Ezekiel See?” Christian Exegesis of Ezekiel’s Vision of the Chariot from Irenaeus to Gregory the Great (Brill, 2005) and co-translator of The Church’s Bible: Isaiah (Eerdmans, 2007). Her current research is on the biblical interpretation of Ambrose of Milan. In her spare time she enjoys photography, hiking and birdwatching, travelling with her family, and weaving.

Mentor Biography

Dave Gerrity is a Loyola graduate, a former student-athlete and coach of the women’s soccer program, a member of the Sellinger School of Business Marketing faculty, an administrator and a current parent of a Loyola student. Gerrity has been the Associate Athletic Director of Athletics since 2007 after spending the previous eight as Assistant Athletic Director. He joined Loyola as the athletic business manager in 1989 and has been both a coach and administrator at Evergreen. Currently, Gerrity works with the men's soccer, lacrosse and golf programs as well as men's and women's tennis and swimming and diving. He manages the athletic department's human resources program and works closely with student development to integrate student-athletes into the university's student development programming.

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