Loyola University Maryland

Messina

Self and Other Course Pairing

The Art of Reading (EN 101)

In this course we will explore the rich spectrum of humanity through various literary genres: poetry, short fiction and drama. We will think carefully about literature as a form of representation – about what literary text means and how it means. How do stories or poems speak about life experiences, moral conflicts, emotions and relationships? A thorough knowledge of the humanities will help us become more thoughtful, articulate, engaged, critical, and culturally sensitive citizens of our global community. 

Faculty Biography

Dr. Katherine Shloznikova is a faculty member in the department of English. She is a recent transplant to Baltimore from New York, among other places. She likes theater, museums, standup comedy and travelling. She is currently at work on a book about egoism and its discontents.  

Foundations of Philosophy (PL 201)

A one semester introduction to philosophy. Three focal points are covered: the emergence and development of rational theories on the nature of reality (metaphysics); questions concerning the grounds for distinguishing between knowledge and opinion (epistemology); and the nature and status of values (ethical, aesthetic, religious, etc.). Special attention is paid to the origins of philosophy and its historical beginnings in the ancient world.

Faculty Biography

Dr. Joseph Farrell is a Baltimore native and has lived here all of his 49 years. As a two-time graduate of Loyola University Maryland (BS, 1992 and MBA, 2019), he knows Loyola and loves to welcome new students into the world of Loyola and the liberal arts tradition. Above all, he loves to accompany students through the arguments of the great philosophers.

Mentor Biography

Laura Kuhns joined Loyola in June of 2022 and currently works in the Office of Student Engagement. Her current position focuses on furthering students' knowledge and skills in leadership at Loyola and beyond graduation. She is originally from eastern Pennsylvania where she obtained her Bachelor of Communication at Millersville University and Master of Higher Education at DeSales University but looks forward to building her future in Baltimore!

Virtual Advisor

Both courses in this pairing satisfy core requirements for all students. Enrollment in this section is limited to students who have been accepted into the Sellinger Scholars Program. 

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Your first year

What, exactly, is Messina?

A closer look at Loyola University Maryland's first-year experience.

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