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The Visionary Course Pairing

Applied Calculus (MA 151)

Prerequisite: MA 109 or a score of 48 or better on Part II of the Math Placement Test or one year of high school calculus. A one semester introduction to calculus. Definition, interpretation, and applications of the derivative especially in business and social sciences.  This Messina section will cover the same material as other sections of MA 151, but will have more applications drawn from Loyola and the Baltimore area, and be based around student work and examples.  A graphing calculator and/or computer will be used. Degree credit will not be given for both MA 151 and MA 251. Closed to students minoring in mathematics or statistics.

Faculty Biography

Dr. Ethan Duckworth
I grew up on the West Coast, in Seattle, went to undergraduate school in Texas and graduate school in Oregon.  Since 2000 I’ve lived on the east coast, first in New Jersey, and then in Baltimore.  My wife, son and myself are now permanent Baltimoreans, and enjoy the restaurants, cultural attractions and outdoor attractions in the area.  Professionally, I’m a mathematician who studies abstract algebra.

Microeconomic Principles

Investigates how individuals in market economies make decisions about what goods will be produced, how they will be produced, and for whom they will be produced. Students learn to analyze the impacts of changes in markets; illustrate the concepts of consumer demand and production; and explain the process of profit maximization under various market structures. Topics include the laws of supply and demand; behavior of firms in competitive and noncompetitive markets; functioning of labor and capital markets; poverty and income inequality; economics and the environment; economic systems in other countries

Faculty Biography

Faculty bio coming soon!

Mentor Biographies

Tonya Lewis is the Director of Graduate Programs in the School of Education. Tonya joined Loyola in 2008 as the Program Coordinator for the Jack Kent Cooke Funded College Advising program. Prior to working at Loyola, she served as a high school College Counselor, assisting high school seniors with preparation for post-secondary opportunities. She is a naive Washingtonian and received her B.S. and M.S. degree from University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. Tonya is in her fourth year as a Messina mentor and loves working with students as they transition to college life! 

Virtual Advisor

Students must have taken high school calculus or attained a 48 or better on Part II of the Mathematics Placement exam to be eligible for this course pairing. Students considering a major in the Sellinger School of Business and/or Economics are strongly recommended to consider this pairing since MA 151 is the mathematics course that satisfies the core for business majors. MA 151 is not recommended for other majors. 

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