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Theology Matters: What Should I Do and Why? (TH 201)

A sizeable number of first-year students come to university already decided on a major and have plans for a career after graduation.  Many others have some ideas that are not yet in wet cement. A final group looks around and sees puzzles rather than possibilities. This course explores the intersection between God’s providence in the world and Christian beliefs in calling, work, and vocation. We will examine how followers of Jesus past and present worked through their assumptions, expectations, and desires about what they should do and why.

Faculty biography

Dr. Arthur Sutherland is an Associate Professor of Theology. 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)

Faculty biography

Dr. Norman Sedgley 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

Patrick Durkin Patrick Durkin is Associate Director of Event Services. A Loyola graduate from the class of 2001, Patrick has been working Full Time at the University in the Event Services department since the Fall of 2001. He is originally from Buffalo, NY (Go Sabres!) where he graduated from Canisius High School. He spends as much time as he can with his two daughters, who are already looking forward to being part of Loyola’s classes of 2031 and 2034!


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TH 201 satisfies the core Theology requirements for all students.  Students considering a major in the Sellinger School of Business will take Microeconomic Principles as one of their two social science core requirements. EC 102 does not fulfill core requirements for students interested in social science majors (Sociology, Psychology, Sociology, Global Studies). 


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