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Stories We Tell Course Pairing

Introduction to Theology (TH 201)

Introduction to Theology is centered on the historical development of Christian Theology. The class is divided into three sections. During the first part of the semester, students will study selections from the Bible. The second part of the course turns to the Christian tradition, as it was developed through the work of Western Europe theologians. Finally, the course looks at contemporary Christianity in the American context. To increase knowledge of global trends in contemporary theology, students’ final projects will be research papers and presentations on modern contextual theologies.

Faculty Biography

Dr. Nicole Reibe is a historical theologian whose work focuses on twelve century France and fifteenth century Spain. She is particularly interested in the recovery of forgotten figures in church history. In her class, Dr. Reibe prioritizes student discussion and discovery over lectures and rote memorization of names, dates, and terms.

Macroeconomic Principles (EC 103)

Introduces macroeconomic equilibrium, its impact on unemployment and inflation, and the effect of economic policy initiatives on that equilibrium. Students learn to predict the qualitative effect on changes in economic aggregates on each other and on GDP. Topics include the business cycle; national income and product accounting; equilibrium in the aggregate demand-aggregate supply model; the multiplier; the national debt; financial intermediaries; money and its creation; fiscal and monetary policy; comparative advantage and the gains from international trade; commercial policy; foreign exchange markets; and the balance of payments. Effects of international transactions are incorporated with each topic.

Faculty Biography

Dr. Norman Sedgley
Bio coming soon!

Mentor Biography

Tim Cherney is the Associate Director of Student Life for Inclusion & Community Development. In this role, he oversees residential social and educational programs that foster a welcoming and inclusive living environment for all students. Along with supporting initiatives geared toward facilitating conversations around the intersections of race, gender, faith, class, and ability, Tim is specifically charged with increasing the sense of belonging amongst LGBTPQIA+ students in the residence halls. 

Mentor Biography

Mike Clark
 I have been at Loyola for 12+ years now, all working with our Event Services department. My wife and I just had our first child and are navigating our way through parenthood. When I'm not at work or being a dad, I occupy my time with by playing guitar in a band, taking pictures of toys, and enjoying the company of friends and family.

Virtual Advisor

Both courses in this pairing satisfy core requirements for students considering a major in the Sellinger School of Business. Students will take Macroeconomic Principles as one of their two social science core requirements. Students will enroll in Microeconomic Principles (EC 102), the prerequisite for EC 103, during the fall semester.

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Your first year

What, exactly, is Messina?

A closer look at Loyola University Maryland's living learning program for all first-year students.

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