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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.

Encountering the Past: Blackness in Ancient Greece and Rome (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. Thomas McCreight has taught at Loyola for over 30 years in the Classics, History and English departments.  He has degrees in Classics and Classical Studies from Brown, City University of New York and Duke.  His research interests are the ancient Greek and Latin novels and Latin prose of the years 50-200 CE.

Mentor biography

Brooke Herold is Originally from Baltimore, Maryland. Brooke received her B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Goucher College in Towson. In September 2023, Brooke received an M.A. in Education in the Curriculum & Instruction for Social Justice program here at Loyola! In addition to her Messina Mentor status, Brooke is the Area Coordinator for first-year residence halls Butler & Hammerman. Prior to coming to Loyola, Brooke is an alum from the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), where she found her passion for working in higher education. At Loyola, Brooke is safe zone certified, a member of the green bandana brigade, a representative for Weekend Programming, and a graduate student representative on the Committee for Institutional Effectiveness.

Virtual Advisor

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 in Spanish. HS 100 satisfies the History core requirement for all students.