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Stories We Tell Course Pairing

Effective Writing: Writing in a Diverse and Changing World (WR100D)

By listening to others' stories and writing our own, we will discover how writing can deepen our understanding of ourselves and others.  We will experience the power of the written word to change our understanding of the world around us as we read and write about contemporary issues such as race, class, gender, and sexuality. We will explore the stories we tell and how we tell them so we can engage multiple audiences and achieve multiple purposes.

Faculty Biography

Dr. Peggy O'Neill, an experienced first-year writing teacher, has taught a variety of writing courses including Effective Writing, Style, Intro to Rhetoric, and Professional Writing, as well as service-learning and diversity courses. She likes helping first-year students navigate the transition to Loyola and Baltimore. Outside of work, she spends her spare time hiking in nearby parks and exploring the Chesapeake Bay.

Law & Justice at Work (LW109D)

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 Biographies

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.

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