Loyola University Maryland

Messina

The Visionary Course Pairing

Resistance, Rebellion, and Death (PL 201)

From the Presocratics to Sophocles and the Socratics, this class explores the nature and origination of thought. Philosophy is the methodical study of theory, practice, and the innovative ideas that sprung forth from a time when the first philosopher asked the first question and sought out its answer.

Faculty Biography

Professor Nina Guise-Gerrity is in her tenth teaching year at Loyola and has been a part of the Messina faculty for the past five. She teaches primarily introductory and political & economic philosophy courses.

Criminal Law and the Wire in Baltimore (LW 109D)

Provides a foundation for students who wish to explore the role that law plays in social, political, economic, and cultural life as it pertains to business behavior. The coursework provides a foundation of knowledge regarding the basic concepts necessary to understanding how business operates, the rules of law, and the influences and effects of law on the social and economic system. The course goal is to provide students with an understanding of the nature and functions of law in society and how law influences business behavior.

Faculty Biography

Fr. Tim Brown was born and raised in Michigan.  He continued his higher education at Georgetown, Fordham, and George Mason University.  Currently, Fr. Brown is an Associate Professor of Law in the Sellinger School of Business and Special Assistant to the President for the Office of Mission Integration.  Fr. Brown helped pioneer service learning at Loyola University and has a great concern for improving justice in the world.  He has a passion for teaching and inspiring students to make a contribution in the world.

Mentor Biography

Dan Kelly began working at Loyola in the fall of 2016 and serves as the assistant director of student conduct. As a Loyola alumnus, Dan had the privilege of attending Loyola as an undergraduate and obtaining his B.S. in Biology. In addition, Dan earned his M.Ed. in College Student Personnel Administration from James Madison University. Dan's passion lies in mentoring students. Whether mentoring is through conduct, Messina, or another outlet, Dan loves challenging and supporting students so they may become the best version of themselves. Dan's professional and research interests include: sexual and intimate partner violence advocacy and prevention, healthy masculinity, restorative practices, atheist student development, and training non-student affairs staff in student development theory. When Dan is not working you'll find him reading a good sci-fi book, baking some delicious dessert, playing volleyball, or going to trivia events with friends.

Virtual Advisor

PL 201 satisfies a core requirement for all students and is taught with a service learning option. LW 109D counts toward the diversity requirement for all students. This course pairing may be particularly interesting to students who are interested in Forensics and/or pre-law. 

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7 ways Loyola helps ease the transition to college

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