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Stories We Tell Course Pairing

Multimedia Storytelling (CM 308)

A hands-on introduction to, and exploration of, how stories are imagined, crafted, and produced across various platforms and as multimedia pieces. The ability to tell stories with audio, video, photography and text is highly valued. Students will develop a basic understanding of storytelling practices, research techniques, ethical journalism, and learn basic recording and editing techniques needed to produce their own media and stories in a variety of formats.

Faculty Biography

Dr. Sara Magee teaches Communication courses in broadcast, writing, media ethics, multimedia storytelling, social media, popular culture and society. She is the current Chair of the Communication Department as well as a former Emmy winning television and NPR news producer, reporter, and anchor.

Effective Writing: Writing in a Diverse and Changing World (WR 100D)

By listening to others' stories and writing our own, we will discover how writing can deepen our understanding of ourselves and others. We will experience the power of the written word to change our understanding of the world around us as we read and write about contemporary issues such as race, class, gender, and sexuality. We will explore the stories we tell and how we tell them so we can engage multiple audiences and achieve multiple purposes.

Faculty Biography

Dr. Peggy O'Neill, an experienced first-year writing teacher, has taught a variety of writing courses including Effective Writing, Style, Intro to Rhetoric, and Professional Writing, as well as service-learning and diversity courses. She likes helping first-year students navigate the transition to Loyola and Baltimore. In addition to teaching, Professor O'Neill serves as the Associate Dean of Humanities and the Core. Outside of work, she spends her spare time hiking in nearby parks and kayaking in Hawk Cove.

Mentor Biography

Eileen Simonson Hiebler, '95 is a Loyola alumna and currently works in Career Services as Director Career Connections. Eileen enjoys reading, skiing, and traveling. Most of all, Eileen loves spending time with her fellow Greyhound husband, Charlie, '95, who is a member of the Alumni Engagement team, and their three children - Julia, Ryan, and Colin. Julia will be a member of the Loyola University Maryland Class of 2024!

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This course pairing is recommended for students considering a Communication major or minor. The Writing course satisfies a core requirement for all students.

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