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Introductory Italian I (IT 101)

A thorough grounding in the four language skills: reading, understanding, writing, and speaking, as well as an understanding of the structure of the language and the literature and culture of the country. For students with no previous knowledge of the language. Cannot be taken for credit by students who have taken three years of Italian during high school.

Faculty biography

Dr. Alyssa Falcone was born and raised in West Chester, PA. She moved to Baltimore in 2011, where she attended graduate school at Johns Hopkins and where she now lives permanently with her husband, son, and two cats. She holds a doctorate in early modern Italian literature, with a concentration on the works of Giovanni Boccaccio. Prior to working at Loyola, she taught at George Mason University, the University of Alabama, and Youngstown State University. She enjoys teaching Italian, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary (AH 111)

A survey of major artistic styles from the beginning of the Renaissance to the modern era.

Faculty biography

Dr. Jenny Hylton is a lover of art, nature, and teaching. She is an Adjunct Professor of Art History at Loyola and MICA. Prof Hylton enjoys studying and teaching a variety of courses, from ancient to contemporary art. In addition to her work as a Prof, Jenny has a small landscape business that centers on the design and installation of native plant habitats. During free time, Jenny loves climbing, running, swimming, yoga, and exploring the outdoors. 

Mentor biography

Audrey Kennedy joined the Office of the Registrar in June 2022 and serves as Special Programs Advisor and School Certifying Official. Audrey works with several student populations including those who are using Veteran Education benefits; BSEP/ROTC students and UG students who are applying for graduation. In April 2019, Audrey was hired as the Program Assistant in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences department in Loyola College of Arts & Sciences. Prior to working at Loyola University Maryland, she spent 10+ years at home raising her four children, while volunteering at their schools, at church and within her community. She is a native Baltimorean and received her B.A. in Corporate Communications with a minor in Religious Studies from Elon College.

Virtual Advisor

IT 101 is an introductory language course. It satisfies an elective for all students, and is a prerequisite for completing the World Language core requirement in Italian.