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The Visionary Course Pairing

Engineering, Design, and Creativity in the Built World (EG 103)

The pyramids and Gothic cathedrals as well as transportation, communication, and sanitation systems are just some examples of our engineered world. Students explore what makes engineering unique from the sciences—the elements of design and creative problem solving.

Emphasis is given to the historical and social contents of engineering design and its impact on our society. Students also explore the connections engineering has to visual thinking—graphic and industrial design.

Faculty Biography

Dr. Suzanne Keilson is a native New Yorker and earned her doctorate in Applied Physics from Columbia University. She has studied and worked across a variety of STEM disciplines.  She worked at Perkin-Elmer Corporation as a contamination control engineer on the Hubble Space Telescope. Her research for her master’s degree was in materials science (on point defects in irradiated quartz crystal). For her PhD she studied the motion of hair cells in the inner ear. Her post-doctoral studies in the signal processing of speech by the auditory system brought her to Baltimore. She has worked at Loyola for two decades and been involved in first year programs for much of that time as a teacher and advisor. She has also engaged in STEM outreach activities in the K-12 community. This course is her passion and allows her to bring together many different disciplines to answer the question; what makes Engineering unique?

Survey of Art: Paleolithic to Gothic (AH 110)

This course investigates how art and architecture provided powerful means to transcend norms of human experience from prehistory through the medieval period (circa 25,000 B.C.–1400 A.D.). We will focus upon how human artistry transformed things and places into sites and sights that reached beyond ordinary experience to envision and evoke other orders of being. The class will pursue these explorations through a chronological series of case studies of objects and built environments that, in various ways, transcended time and place by representing divinity, projecting authority, aligning the mundane and cosmic, or continuing the presence of the dead. 

Faculty Biography

Dr. Kerry Boeye received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and specializes in the study of medieval art. In his classes, he guides students to explore ideas through questioning and discussion, and enjoys joining his students in the intellectual discoveries that Art History has to offer.

Mentor Biography

Tracy Gore is currently the Assistant Director in the Study, supervising Loyola’s Peer Tutoring Program. She graduated with degrees from Loyola in 2014 with her Bachelor’s in History and Classics, and in 2018 with her MBA is Business Management. She looks forward to her fourth year working with Messina!

Mentor Biography

Malika Rogers
Bio coming soon!

Virtual Advisor

Students considering a Engineering major are strongly recommended to preference this course pairing.  AH 110 satisfies a core requirement for all students.  


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