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Self and Other Course Pairing

Life Worth Living: Writing Toward Happiness (WR100)

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Faculty biography

Professor Laurence Ross is a Lecturer in the Writing Department at Loyola University Maryland and teaches Creative Nonfiction for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth during the summer months. His essays have been published in literary journals and magazines such as Brevity, The Georgia Review, The Huffington Post, and Pelican Bomb. He is currently a writer for BmoreArt, a Baltimore-based magazine that reflects the art and culture of Baltimore and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic region.

Law and Social Justice (LW 102D)

Students will study contemporary, controversial issues that sit at the intersection of law and social justice. These issues include mass incarceration, voting rights, the 2017 Charlottesville Unite the Right rally, race in the NFL, immigration reform, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and same-sex parenting in the United States. Students will engage in lively, interactive, challenging debates and exercises. The course provides opportunities for students to explore a wide range of majors, including communication, business, political science, psychology, and writing. The course inspires students to think critically, understand responsible citizenship, and take action against injustice. This course meets the University's Diversity Course Requirement for justice awareness.

Faculty biography

Professor Andrea Giampetro-Meyer, J.D., teaches law and social responsibility courses in the Sellinger School of Business. Giampetro-Meyer is an experienced first year teacher with a passion for using law as a tool to promote social justice. The University has recognized her as the Harry W. Rodgers, III Distinguished Teacher of the Year. She has also received the University's Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring.

Mentor biography

Victoria Gue is the Director of Loyola's Academic Advising and Support Center (AASC). In that role, she advises undergraduate students regarding Loyola's degree requirements, policies, and procedures. She also works closely with the transfer student population, assisting with their transition into Loyola. Victoria has been a Messina mentor since 2015 and enjoys working with first-year students. She has a B.A. in English and journalism and a M.A. in Contemporary Communication from Notre Dame of Maryland University.


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WR 100 satisfies the core Writing requirement for all students. LW 102D satisfies the diversity requirement for all students. Students who have an interest in pre-law may find this course pairing interesting.

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