Microeconomic Principles (EC 102)
Investigates how individuals in market economies make decisions about what goods will be produced, how they will be produced, and for whom they will be produced. Students learn to analyze the impacts of changes in markets; illustrate the concepts of consumer demand and production; and explain the process of profit maximization under various market structures. Topics include the laws of supply and demand; behavior of firms in competitive and noncompetitive markets; functioning of labor and capital markets; poverty and income inequality; economics and the environment; economic systems in other countries.
Making Sense of Data (CS 105)
The world is flooded with data, but data by itself is useless. It needs to be gathered, processed, analyzed, visualized, and finally interpreted. This course examines real world data and the tools needed to make sense of it. Students learn what data is, how it is processed, how it can help predict the future, and what ethical dilemmas arise from data analytics. The use of logic in writing data analysis programs is emphasized. Students gain hands-on experience analyzing data with high-level programming, spreadsheets, and database management systems. Fulfills one math/science core requirement.
Greg Stefanelli is an Instructor working in both the Computer Science and Engineering departments at Loyola University Maryland. He received his Associates degree in Electrical Technology, then Engineering Science, a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering, and is currently completing his Ed.D. in Educational Technology and Leadership. He has a passion for cooking and enjoy food from various cultures, and capturing the human experience through photography. As a Christian man, he enjoys leading and mentoring men on God’s plan for their lives in the midst of a chaotic world.
After graduating from Loyola’s graduate program in School Counseling, Teresa worked for nonprofit organizations providing mental health services to adolescents. In 2015 Teresa returned to Loyla as an administrator in the Messina office. As a first-generation college student, Teresa is passionate about supporting students as they transition to college and is looking forward to her fourth year as a Messina mentor!