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Encountering the Past (HS 100)

Why does history matter? This course explores why the study of the past is essential for understanding our present. Through the lens of a single historical topic that varies by instructor, students are introduced to what it means to think like a historian and weave compelling stories. Along the way, students learn to ask critical questions, to evaluate evidence, to make persuasive arguments, and to write clearly and cogently. The course introduces students to how and why histories are produced, but more than that, it sets out to provide new ways of thinking about the human experience and about our place in the world today.

Faculty biography

Dr. Brandon Parlopiano grew up in a small town outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania. He received his B.S. from the University of Scranton, and then traveled down to Washington, D.C. to receive a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the Catholic University of America. He currently lives in Silver Spring, Maryland and has been teaching at Loyola since 2013. His main scholarly interests include disability, marginality, and medieval law. His free-time is spent bowling, building Lego sets, and playing various Super Mario games with his six-year-old.

Intermediate Spanish I (SN 103)

A systematic consolidation and expansion of the four basic skills: reading, understanding, speaking, and writing. To increase and perfect students' acquired abilities/proficiencies in the language, and broaden their understanding of the country's culture and literature. 

Faculty biography

Professor Sarah Tyler started at Loyola in the fall of 2011 and has taught Introductory and Intermediate levels of Spanish. She received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Master's degrees in History (Modern European) and Romance Languages (Spanish) in 2003 and 2010 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her specializations include Spanish sociolinguistics/linguistic anthropology and technology in teaching.

Mentor biography

Ejuma Adoga is a Baltimore Native and a double graduate of Boston College. She's spent all of her career in Higher Ed, working in mental health, trauma and student wellness. In her free time, she can be found cooking, baking or catching up on her favorite show, The Great British Baking show.

Virtual Advisor

HS 100 satisfies the History core requirement for all students. SN 103 satisfies an elective for all students, and is a pre-requisite for SN 104, which is needed to fulfill the World Language core requirement.