Loyola University Maryland

Summer Sessions

2019 On-Campus Courses

On-Campus Courses- 2019

*These are the anticipated Summer 2019 offerings. Course availability is subject to change. 

Loyola offers a variety of on-campus courses across the humanities, social sciences, natural and applied sciences, and business. Get ahead in your studies, or catch up to remain on track for graduation. Dig deeply into one or more areas of interest while enjoying all that our campus and the City has to offer! 


Summer Session I 

BL105: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 

A lecture/laboratory course designed for psychology majors that introduces basic anatomy and physiology of the human body, from a single cell to the coordinated whole. Topics include the function of each organ system, development, and interactions with the central nervous system. The laboratory component emphasizes physiological experiments. Fulfills the natural science core requirement for nonscience majors. Closed to students who have taken BL 206 or BL 208. 

EN201: Major Writers, English Literature 

 A study of selected works written by major English writers from two or more historical periods, ranging from the Middle Ages to the present. This course will focus on the representation of monsters and monstrosity in medieval and modern literature. Medieval texts will include Beowulf Travels of Marco Polo, and the Travels of Sir John Mandeville; more modern texts will include Frankenstein, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and a good novel about zombies. May be taken to satisfy the second English core requirement or as an elective.

Summer Session II 

BL103: Microbes and Man

Microorganisms shape the world that we live in in countless ways. This course provides a framework for understanding microorganisms like viruses, bacteria, and protozoans while focusing on their influence on day-to-day life. Topics range from the beneficial uses of microorganisms to diseases caused by them, as well as our efforts to control them. Fulfills the natural science core requirement for nonscience majors. Closed to students who have taken BL 332.

EN203D: Major Writers, American Literature

Prerequisite: EN 101. A study of selected works written by major American writers from two or more periods, focusing primarily on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The course may be organized chronologically, thematically, or by genre. Specific readings and periods vary by section.

HS101: Making of the Modern World, Europe

Examines European history since 1500 focusing on the evolution of modern culture and society along with the emergence of democracy, capitalism, communism, fascism, and Nazism. Additional questions include: the difficult development of religious diversity; the integration of science and industry; the changing roles of women and men; colonization and decolonization; and the global impact of the many European wars. The course is amply illustrated with art and images from the relevant periods. 

SA224: Two Dimensional Design  

Students learn the essential elements of design through hands-on creation of artworks and verbal/written expressions of design concepts. Composition is addressed through employing the Elements of Art (line, shape, value, color, texture, and space) in combination with the Principles of Design (including movement, harmony, scale, and contrast). Students work with a range of media and learn to solve creative problems that include drawing, painting, and collage. Prerequisite for most studio arts courses. Requirement for visual arts majors with a concentration in studio arts and studio arts minors. Fulfills fine arts core requirement.

TH201: Introduction to Theology 

An introduction to the Jewish and Christian scriptures, the history of Christianity, and the way these texts and traditions challenge, and are challenged by, the contemporary world.

TH303: Ethics- Ancient, Modern & Christian 

Prerequisite: TH 201. Studies the ways in which Christians of the first six centuries answered the question: How should one live? Pays particular attention to the themes which emerge in their answers to this question; e.g., the imitation of Christ, holiness, and the virtues. While some New Testament texts are included in the reading, the primary focus is on the writings of the Church Fathers. The last section of the course studies the writings of twentieth-century ethicists and some contemporary literature to see how these themes of holiness and virtue are developed in recent ethical reflection and discussion.

WR100: Effective Writing 

Introduces students to the discipline of writing in the university through the critical and creative study of the contemporary essay within a rhetorical framework. Students learn to conceive an original idea, develop implications of thought, use language effectively, and conduct inquiry (including basic library research). Students develop a full writing process-planning, drafting, revising based on critical feedback from peers and instructor, and editing. Provides a foundation for both faculty and students to build upon as students move across the curriculum. Required of all students.