Theology Matters (TH 201)
An introduction to the Jewish and Christian scriptures, the history of Christianity, and the way these texts and traditions challenge, and are challenged by, the contemporary world.
Dr. Nicole Reibe is an historical theologian who specializes in medieval theology, disability theology, and feminist theology.
Introduction to Sociology (SC 100)
Students learn the fundamentals of sociological inquiry both as a social science focused on the study of human organization, and as an art of critiquing various modalities of human organization. This course introduces students to the history of the discipline, primary theories of social order and social change, and the methods used by sociologists to answer salient sociological questions. Focused as it is on primary challenges facing the social world, this class provides an opportunity for students to develop an appreciation for history, philosophy, politics, economics, and the liberal arts in general, while learning to think scientifically and systematically about the social world, and the social construction of the individual within the social world. Required for all sociology majors and minors. Fulfills social science core.
Dr. Christopher Turner is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Sociology. He specializes in medical sociology and mental health.
Ellie Kenny is the Administrative Assistant for the Athletic Department, responsible for supporting student-athletes, coaches and administrators at Loyola. She received her B.A. in Economics at the University of Virginia and her M.A. in Liberal Studies from Loyola University. Her daughter ran track for Loyola and her husband and son have earned Loyola graduate degrees. She has worked in Athletics for 10 years and is a huge fan of the university community as a whole.
TH 201 satisfies the Theology core requirement for all students.