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Self and Other Course Pairing

Foundations of Philosophy (PL 201)

This semester-long course is designed to bring the ideas and writings from the Ancient Greek philosophers to students through conversation and in-depth discussions. The class will explore and come to understand Sophocles, Socrates, and Plato's ideas of Justice, as well as Aristotle's theories of virtue and political excellence.

Faculty Biography

Professor Nina Guise-Gerrity is in her tenth year as Loyola faculty. She teaches in the Philosophy department as well as mentors interns from cross-disciplines. Her areas of study include ancient Greek Philosophy and Political & Economic Philosophy.

The Art of Reading (EN 101)

Cultivates reading, writing, thinking, and oral communication skills by investigating the kinds of attention that literary texts, in multiple genres, ask of readers. The course is writing intensive. Topics reflect the range of faculty expertise and interests and are selected to invite student curiosity.

Faculty Biography

Dr. Sondra Guttman has been a member of the English Department faculty since 2008. Her research and teaching interests encompass Multiethnic U.S. literature, African American literature, and revolutionary U.S. fiction.

Mentor Biography

Tim Cherney (he/him) is the Director of Career Readiness in the Rizzo Career Center. Originally from outside Cleveland, Ohio, Tim received his M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University and his B.A. in English from John Carroll University in Cleveland. It was at JCU that he first experienced cura personalis, and his love for Jesuit education has remained strong since.  Tim came to Loyola in 2007 as a live-in Assistant Director of Student Life and has spent much of his time at Loyola focused on helping students find a sense of belonging and purpose on campus as the Associate Director for Community Development & LGBTQPIA+ Initiatives. Along with serving as a Messina Mentor, Tim is also a facilitator for Safe Zone and StepUp! Bystander Training. As a proud and out queer member of the Loyola community, Tim's door is always open to anyone trying to navigate campus, life, or their future career through the lenses of their identity.  In his role at the Career Center, Tim works with the Career Readiness Team to help students discover their values, interests, and skills and explore pathways on and off campus to grow further.  The team's goal is to ensure you are confident and ready to achieve your professional goals and meet the needs of the world around you.  


Virtual Advisor

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