Skip to main content

The Good Life Course Pairing

Theology Matters (TH 201)

C.S. Lewis said, "If you do not listen to Theology, that will not mean that you have no ideas about God. It will mean that you have a lot of wrong ones -- bad, muddled, out-of-date ideas." He was right. By reviewing aspects of biblical, historical, and contemporary theology, this course will give you the tools to sort out what you believe and why.  

Faculty biography

Dr. Arthur Sutherland is an Associate Professor of Theology at Loyola. He has advanced degrees from Yale University Divinity School and Princeton Theological Seminary. He is concerned about the intersection of Christian thought and the ethics of everyday life 

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

Fr. James Kelly, S.J. -- bio coming soon!

Mentor biography

Barbara Kurz was born in Brazil but claims Kansas City as home. Barbara joined the Loyola community as the Associate Director of Messina in February 2022, and is now excited to serve as the Director of Messina. Prior to joining Loyola, Barbara served as the Assistant Director of Housing Facilities at Johns Hopkins University. Barbara has a strong background in Student Life, student development, and leadership development. Working with first year students has always been a passion for Barbara and she is thrilled to work with Messina students. Outside of work, Barbara enjoys being a “foodie” and trying out new restaurants with her partner, reading, and spending time with her dog, Ellie.

Virtual Advisor

TH 201 satisfies the Theology core requirement for all students. This pairing is recommended for students considering a major in the Sellinger School of Business.  EC 103 is not recommended for students considering a major in Psychology, Sociology or Political Science.