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The Good Life Course Pairing

The Art of Listening (MU 203)

Introduces students to the major styles, genres, and works in the western art music tradition through guided listening. Students learn about the cultural contexts and aesthetic aims behind some of the most popular works still performed in concert halls today. Students apply the skills and lessons from the musical past, including the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, to their own musical lives and become more perceptive and informed listeners. The ability to read music is not a prerequisite. Fulfills fine arts core requirement.

Faculty Biography

Dr. Remi Chiu
Bio coming soon!

Philosophical Perspectives: Gender and Nature (PL 232)

This course examines the concept of nature with particular attention to how ideas about hierarchy, gender, and violence have affected our relationship to the natural world. We will particularly focus on the links of oppression between humans and nature, and humans and animals. Some of the issues we will discuss include gender and animals; gendered and raced nature in popular culture; gender and climate change; gender and environmental disasters; gender and urban environment; and gender, nature and global economy.

Faculty Biography

Dr. Selin Gursozlu is a Lecturer of Philosophy. She grew up in Istanbul and received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from State University of New York at Binghamton. She held a three year post-doctoral teaching position at Villanova University before coming to Loyola in 2014. Her main areas of philosophical interest are Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, and Social and Political Philosophy.

Mentor Biography

Olivia Zug graduated from the University of Maryland College Park in 2013, where she loved her living-learning experience in the CIVICUS program focused on civic engagement and diversity. Her internships and experiences as a student leader, especially in Orientation, led her to a career in higher education. Olivia recruited high school students as an Admissions Counselor and promoted campus environmental initiatives as a Sustainability Coordinator at Johns Hopkins University before finding her current role on the Career Connections team at Loyola University Maryland. Olivia supports students of all years and majors through their internship, job, and graduate school application processes and builds relationships with employers eager to hire Loyola students. Olivia loves her side-gig as a group fitness instructor, her many fitness and food hobbies, and her home in Charles Village.

Virtual Advisor

Both courses in this pairing satisfy core requirements for all students. Students will be enrolled in PL 201, the prerequisite for PL 232, in the fall semester.

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Advising and Support

7 ways Loyola helps ease the transition to college

A student shares seven ways her first year was enhanced by the people and programs at Loyola.

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