Loyola University Maryland

Summer Sessions

Maymester

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Loyola's new, three-week summer session is for students who want to satisfy core or major requirements in a short time period, engage in service, and immerse themselves in new experiences. Maymester 2020 will run from Monday, May 18, through Sunday, June 7 and will include three-credit courses in communication, philosophy, physics, political science and theology.

Interested in registering for Maymester? Continuing undergraduate students must contact the academic advising and support center (AASC) at 410-617-5050, at AASC@loyola.edu, or in person, to discuss summer course selection(s) prior to registering for the summer through WebAdvisor. For any additional questions, contact AASC at 410-617-5050. We look forward to seeing you at Loyola this summer!

Important Dates

2/24 - Registration Opens 
5/18 - Maymester Begins 
6/07 - Maymester Ends

Maymester 2020 Opportunities

CM333: Backpack Video Production

Explores professional field production techniques. Students are equipped with the skills required for creating a variety of visual multimedia content. Topics include aerial videography, photography, VR video, motion graphics, and cloud-based production workflows. Written or electronic permission of the instructor. Online Course. 

CM382: Introduction to Book Publishing

Contemporary print media from the publisher's perspective, including editorial management, promotion, design, manufacturing, and new developments in the publishing industry. Guest professionals provide deep insight into this still vibrant field. Online Course. 

PH120: Intro to the Universe

A survey of the history of astronomy and the current state of this science. A look at the probabilities of, and search for, extraterrestrial life. A study of our solar system, stars and their evolution, our galaxy and other galaxies, supernovas, pulsars, black holes, quasars. Fulfills one math/science core requirement. Closed to students who have taken PH140 or PH141. Online Course.

PL310: Business Ethics

A study of the relevance of ethics to business, with special emphasis on the similarities and differences between business and personal life. Case studies and special readings cover such topics as the social responsibilities of business and the notion of the economic common good. Online Course. 

PS399: Beltway Politics

The culture and community "inside the beltway" affect national identity and public memory as well as national politics and policy. Bringing students up close to the nation's capital itself, students study the ways in which Washington, D.C. was planned, developed, and continues to function as a center for national conversation and governance. Interacting with actual political operatives, advocates, and policy-makers, students in the course explore Washington, D.C. as a "laboratory" of experience, taking in its culture and its lessons before contextualizing these lessons with subsequent readings that provide historical context and counter-examples to the lessons gleaned from the intensive laboratory experience. Online Course. 

TH389: Intent Communities & Sustain

Includes study of intentional communities, monastic and non-monastic, and the role community plays in shaping sustainable practices in rural and urban settings. Involves travel to, and week-long participation in the work of Bethlehem Farm in Alderson, W.Va., as well as several field trips in Baltimore.