Loyola University Maryland

Summer Sessions

2018 On-Campus Courses

On-Campus Courses- 2018

*2019 Offerings Coming Soon 

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. 

HS103: Making of the Modern World: United States II

Covers the history of the United States since the Civil War as the nation grew into an industrial and international power, and as it 
struggled to transform itself from a nineteenth-century republic that restricted citizenship rights along racial and gender lines into a diverse modern society. 
Topics include: Reconstruction; urban/industrial development and reform; immigration and the expansion and contraction of democracy in the early twentieth century; the world wars; the Great Depression; postwar culture and society; the impact of the Cold War; social movements; and the fracturing of consensus. 
Closed to students who have taken HS 341.

PL201: Foundations of Philosophy 

The first half of a yearlong, two semester introduction to philosophical questioning. Special attention is paid to the origins of philosophy, both with respect to its historical beginnings and its central themes, in the ancient world. Four focal points are: the emergence and development of the distinction between reality and appearance [metaphysics]; questions concerning the grounds for distinguishing between knowledge and opinion [epistemology]; the nature and status of values (ethical, aesthetic, religious, etc.) within the larger framework of human understanding [axiology]; and reflections on the nature of the human as such, or on the human condition [philosophical anthropology].

PL314: Environmental Ethics

Prerequisite: PL 201 and one additional PL 200-level course. An investigation of the relationship between human beings and the natural world, with attention to the ethical dimensions of our life-style and environmental policies. Students explore their obligations to the nonhuman world and to future generations. Fulfills ethics core requirement.

Basic Digital Photography 

Students acquire an understanding of and appreciation for both the technical and aesthetic aspects of reading and making photographs. 
Among the numerous techniques explored are lighting composition, and image enhancement and output. Students are expected to supply a digital camera with the ability to control aperture and shutter speed. Fulfills fine arts core requirement 

SN103: Intermediate Spanish I

A systematic consolidation and expansion of the four basic skills: reading, understanding, speaking, and writing. To increase and perfect students’ acquired abilities/proficiencies in the language, and broaden their understanding of the country’s culture and literature. Laboratory study outside the classroom is required. 

TH225: Biographical Tales of the Bible

Prerequisite: TH 201. Explores stories of various individuals from the Old and New Testaments (Abraham, Joseph, Moses, David, Ruth, Esther, Jesus, etc.); analyses structure, rhetorical features, and theological perspectives of the narratives; and inquires how the portrayal of these characters illuminate the shape of God’s initiative in human history and the varieties of response. Same course as CL 225. 

Summer Session II 

BL101: Introduction to Forensic Science with Lab 

Restricted to students minoring in forensic studies or written permission of the department chair. An introduction to the field of forensic science and its application in the world today. Topics include crime scene investigation, DNA analysis, questioned documents, forensic psychology, and toxicology. Lab topics include fingerprint and shoe print analysis, crime scene investigation, blood typing, and use of DNA in criminal investigation. Fulfills the natural science core requirement for nonscience majors. Closed to students who have taken BL 110. 

HS350: WW2 in America 

Prerequisite: One HS 100-level course. The roots of contemporary American society took hold during the turbulent years of World War II. Examines the images of America and its enemies in popular culture, issues of race at home and abroad, changing experiences for workers and women, and the transformation of the economy, government, and foreign policy of the United States. 

PL202: Philosophical Perspectives: The Project of Modernity 

Prerequisite: PL 201. Examines distinctive aspects of the modern philosophical project as it relates to questions of science, politics, society, history, or morals. Philosophical theories ranging from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries are treated in their historical development and/or their opposition to ancient teachings.

TH266: Christian Theology and World Religions 

Prerequisite: TH 201. Examines both contemporary and historical theological issues concerning the relationships between Christianity and other religious traditions. This course generally includes a focus on at least one other religious tradition. 

TH304: Introduction to Christian Ethics 

Prerequisite: TH 201. Introduces students to the Christian understanding of the moral life through a critical examination of some of the classical texts concerned with this issue. 

SA224: Two Dimensional Design 

A study of the essential elements of design as they apply to a two-dimensional level: line, shape, color theory, texture, and integrity. A variety of materials appropriate for two-dimensional projects will be used. 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.