Understanding Literature (EN101)
Recent research on the value of literature asserts that reading fiction is instrumental in nurturing empathy. That is, reading not only makes you smarter, it also makes you nicer. By examining a variety of conventional literary forms (poetry, short fiction, graphic novel, tradition novel, film), we'll explore this assertion about the ability of literature to foster our imaginative and empathetic engagement with those who are different (religiously, socially, racially, sexually) from ourselves.
Kathy Forni is a professor in the English Department. Her specialty is medieval literature, especially Chaucer and Arthurian legend. She is currently writing a book on Beowulf in contemporary popular culture. Students say that she is helpful and fair--but to beware of her frequent pop quizzes.
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.
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).
Victoria Gue joined the Loyola community in 2013 and currently serves as the Senior Associate Director 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.