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Stories We Tell Course Pairing

Effective Writing: Writing in a Diverse and Changing World (WR100)

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 the world and our understanding of it as we read and write about contemporary issues such as race, class, gender, sexuality and identity. We will explore the stories we tell and how to tell them to 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, Argument, and Professional Writing, as well as service-learning and diversity courses. She likes helping first-year students navigate the transition to Loyola and Baltimore. Outside of work, she spends her spare time hiking in nearby parks, exploring the Chesapeake Bay, and wandering in the city.

Macroeconomic Principles (EC103)

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

Norman Sedgley, PhD is a professor of economics at Loyola University.  Dr. Sedgley has 20 years of experience teaching and researching in economics and econometrics.  He teaches Economic Principles, Macroeconomic Theory, and Mathematical Economics.  His research interests are in the areas of theoretical economics, time series econometrics and applied micro-econometrics. He has contributed to several books and published over 20 peer reviewed articles in academic journals including Economica, Journal of Macroeconomics, Economic Inquiry, and Macroeconomic Dynamics.

Mentor Biography

Tonya Lewis is the Director of Program Operations in the School of Education. She began her Loyola career as the Program Coordinator for the Jack Kent Cooke Funded College Advising program. Prior to working at Loyola, she served as a high school College Counselor, assisting high school seniors with preparation for post-secondary opportunities. She is a naive Washingtonian and received her B.S. and M.S. degree from University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.