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Stories We Tell Course Pairing

Understanding Literature: Secrets and Lies (EN 101)

The characters we’ll meet this semester tell lies that range from the mundane to the monstrous. Some lie to survive, some to fit in, and some to stand out. Some pay a price, but others never do. Whether they’re hiding a rotting corpse, deceiving themselves, or merely telling someone what they want to hear, their secrets and lies illuminate shifting ideas about truth, justice, and survival in American society.

Faculty Biography

Dr. Sondra Guttman has been a member of the English Department faculty since 2008. Her research and teaching interests encompass 20th century modernisms, African-American literature, and Depression-era American literature.

Business Statistics (EC 220)

Introduces the concepts and application of statistics in management. Students learn to apply estimation and hypothesis testing to univariate and multivariate business problems. Topics include descriptive statistics and statistical inference; multiple regression; correlation; and trend and seasonal time series analysis.

Faculty Biography

Dr. Srikanth Ramamurthy
Bio coming soon!

Mentor Biography

Becca Winkler is the Assistant Director in the office of student activities. Her primary responsibilities include advising the OPTIONS and SuperFans student organizations. Prior to this position, Becca worked in the office of the dean of undergraduate studies. She holds a Masters of Education degree in school counseling and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Sociology; both from Loyola University Maryland. A Baltimore native, Becca enjoys exploring new restaurants, traveling, and spending time with family and friends in her spare time.

Mentor Biography

Andy Choi began his journey at Loyola as a first-year student in 2007, graduating in 2011 with a major in Spanish and in 2012 with Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish to secondary students. After graduating from Loyola in 2012, Andy went on to live in Nicaragua, where he worked at CANTERA, an NGO focused on community development based on the dreams and needs of Nicaraguans. Shortly after returning to the U.S., Andy joined the Center for Community Service and Justice (CCSJ) and York Road Initiative (YRI) team in November 2018 and serves as the Assistant Director for Student Supervision, overseeing CCSJ/YRI's student intern program. Andy's favorite part of his role is being able to accompany students on their journey of learning about justice and equity. This is Andy's second time being a Messina mentor and is excited to continue supporting first-year students in their transition to college! In his free time, you can find Andy sipping on a cup of coffee and trying delicious new foods.

Virtual Advisor

Students considering a major in the Sellinger School of Business are strongly recommended to consider this pairing since EC 220 satisfies the core for business majors. WR 100 satisfies a core requirement for all students.  Students should also enroll in MA 151 (Calculus) either in the fall or spring semester in order to be eligibe to take EC 220 in the spring 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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