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Stories We Tell

Dragon, Stories We Tell

It has been said that the destiny of the world is determined less by the battles that are lost and won than by the stories it loves and believes in. Why do we tell stories? For entertainment, certainly.  To move, to persuade; to shape belief, to inspire action. We use stories to explain ourselves to others, to make sense of our history and our experience. Ultimately, we use them to organize our world. This theme explores the power of the stories we tell.

2024-2025 Stories We Tell Course Pairings

Applied Calculus (MA 151)
Encountering the Past (HS 100)

Introduction to Special Education (SE 296)
The Science of Memory Making (PY 102)

Theology Matters (TH 201)
Encountering the Past (HS 100)

Basic Digital Photography: Reading and Telling Photographic Stories(PT 270)
The Art of Reading (EN 101)

Effective Writing : Writing in a Diverse and Changing World(WR 100)
Law & Social Justice (LW 102)

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About the Core

A liberal arts education at Loyola University Maryland requires that students take courses in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and mathematics. These core courses, required of all students regardless of major, introduce students to these areas of study. Students in the Honors Program fulfill the University core requirements through an alternative core curriculum.

Academic Worksheets from the Academic Advising and Support Center as well as the Undergraduate Course Catalogue are available if you would like more detailed information about how Messina courses fit into your core requirements.