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Summer Sessions

Online Learning

*These are the anticipated Summer 2022 offerings. Course availability is subject to change and should be confirmed in Loyola Self-Service.

Online learning at Loyola University has never been easier! Summer 2022 will bring new online courses in business and the arts & sciences that you can take from anywhere.

Summer 2022

AC201: Financial Accounting

Focuses on introducing financial accounting which provides information for decision makers outside the entity primarily by means of general-purpose financial statements. Students acquire a basic knowledge of the language of business.
Topics include the application of accounting theory and generally accepted accounting principles to business transactions encountered by corporations during the accounting cycle. 

AC202: Managerial Accounting

Prerequisite: AC 201. Introduces managerial accounting for internal decision makers. Students learn how to prepare and use financial information primarily for internal decision-making purposes. Topics include accounting for manufacturing, job order cost systems, incremental analysis, standard costs, budgeting, and statement of cash flows. 

BL100: Insects in Our World   Touches on the practical aspects of the effects of insects on man, animals, agriculture, and the environment. Topics include a brief overview of general entomology, medical entomology, forensics, methods of insect control, beneficial insects, pesticide use, IPM, and transgenic technologies. Fulfills the natural science core requirement for nonscience majors. Closed to students who have taken BL 250 and BL 351.

BL101: Introduction to Forensic Science w/Lab 

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. During summer session only, course is open to all majors. Fulfills the natural science core requirement for nonscience majors.

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.

BL 351: Forensic Entomology with Lab  Forensic entomology is the application of insect science to legal issues. Lectures explore the use of insects and other terrestrial arthropods in death investigations; cases of neglect and abuse; use of insects in toxicological analyses; contamination of food products and other marketable goods; and subsequent litigation. Laboratories focus on techniques associated with death scene investigation, particularly in the collection and identification of arthropods found on a corpse. Some field trips may be associated with the laboratory portion of the course.
BL 473: Special Topics in Forensic Biology  An examination of current topics in forensic biology with an emphasis on the use of primary literature. Students lead group discussions and/or make oral presentations. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

CM307: Fundamentals of Advertising and Public Relations

Provides a foundation for advertising and public relations practice. Students learn how these fields are inter-related and make up critical elements of any effective communications strategy. Students  learn the basics of the strategic communication process, and become familiar with foundational research in persuasion and social influence. Additionally, students explore the ethical, regulatory, and social responsibility dimensions of these communication fields. In addition to serving as an introduction to the fields of advertising and public relations, students learn how these disciplines are ever-evolving to accommodate changing consumer interests and emerging media platforms. Required for communication majors specializing in advertising/public relations.


Travel Reporting 

Students explore contemporary forms of travel reporting, developing their own travel stories as well as critiquing those of others. During the summer session only, with written or electronic permission of the instructor; domestic travel may be permitted based on proposal.

Voice and Speech

Students explore oral communication with an emphasis on harnessing the communicative power of the spoken word. We speak all the time - how can we do it with more confidence and effectiveness? This course addresses the many contexts in which we use the spoken word and how we can adapt to these contexts for maximum impact. Course activities lead to increased awareness of each students’ habits, ability to assess what use of voice is appropriate for certain texts and situations, and an understanding of and facility with the tools available to enhance verbal communication through conscious use of the “performative” aspects of voice and speech. Students also gain an increased sensitivity to how others communicate verbally with us.

EC103: Macroeconomic Principles  Introduces macroeconomic equilibrium, its impact on unemployment and inflation, and the effect of economic policy initiatives on that equilibrium. Students learn to predict the qualitative effect on changes in economic aggregates on each other and on GDP. Topics include the business cycle; national income and product accounting; equilibrium in the aggregate demand-aggregate supply model; the multiplier; the national debt; financial intermediaries; money and its creation; fiscal and monetary policy; comparative advantage and the gains from international trade; commercial policy; foreign exchange markets; and the balance of payments. Effects of international transactions are incorporated with each topic.
EC102: Macroeconomic 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.

EC220: Business Statistics 

Students explore oral communication with an emphasis on harnessing the communicative power of the spoken word. We speak all the time - how can we do it Introduces the concepts and application of statistics in management. Students learn to apply estimation and hypothesis testing to univariate and multivariate business problems. Topics include descriptive statistics and statistical inference; multiple regression; correlation; and trend and seasonal time series analysis.

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.

EN101: The Art of Reading  Cultivates reading, writing, thinking, and oral communication skills by investigating the kinds of attention that literary texts, in multiple genres, ask of readers. The course is writing intensive. Topics reflect the range of faculty expertise and interests and are selected to invite student curiosity.

Major Writers, American Literature

 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. Students who take EN 203 may not take EN 366 without written permission of the department chair.

EN 210: Medieval Africa  This course situates the history of Africa within the Global Middle Ages (5th-15th centuries), focusing on the literature and cultures of sub-Saharan African kingdoms.

FI320: Financial Management 

Prerequisite: AC 201, EC 102; EC 220 (may be taken concurrently).  Restricted to sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Studies the theory and practice of financial analysis and management in the corporate setting and its role in the larger economic environment. Students discuss what specific assets a firm should acquire, what total volume of funds should commit, and how the required funds of the firm should be financed. Topics include time value of money, risk and return relationships, fundamental valuation theories, financial markets, capital investment decisions, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, and international finance.

FO 230: Introduction to Criminalistics  An introduction to the problems and techniques of scientific examination of forensic physical evidence with emphasis on documentation and interpretation of physical patterns. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical bases of methods of comparison and their influence on scientific interpretation of evidence. Topics include scientific photography, imprints, impressions, tool marks, gunshot residue, cordage and textile examinations. Laboratory exercises include forensic photography, analysis of fingerprints, hair, gunshot residue, and footwear outsole patterns.

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.


HS320: The Black Death in Global Perspective  “In the year 1348, one that I deplore, we were deprived not only of our friends, but of peoples throughout the world.” So wrote the poet and scholar Petrarch in a famous letter regarding one of the most infamous pandemics in history, the Black Death. Although the Black Death has certainly loomed large in the history of Medieval Europe, recent scholars in multiple fields have challenged traditional narratives by putting the Black Death into a global context. This course examines the Black Death from a global and multi-disciplinary perspective. What can paleo-biology tell us about the spread of plague across Eurasia and Africa? How have archaeologists tried to assess the impact of plague in Sub-Saharan Africa? How have Chinese texts forced historians to readdress the timing of the Black Death? How did Middle Eastern societies deal with plague both legally and theologically? Did the Black Death drastically alter the course of European history? The course addresses these questions and more in pursuit of understanding the Black Death as a true pandemic.
HS360: African American History Since Emancipation  The second half of the African American history survey introducing the major themes, events, people, and activities of African Americans in America from the Emancipation Proclamation (1863) to the present. Special attention is given to Reconstruction and the rise of Jim Crow; the Great Migration north and west; the evolution of African American leadership and political organizations; the Harlem Renaissance; the Black Power movement and the struggle for civil rights into the twenty-first century; and the black military experiences. As an interdisciplinary course, it lays a foundation for additional study of the centrality of African Americans in American history or any related discipline. In a given semester, this course may be structured topically with more emphasis on law, music, politics, gender or regionalism.

East Asia on Film 

A study of crucial aspects of the twentieth-century history and culture of China and Japan through film. In addition to examining how some major historical events and episodes are treated, the course focuses especially on the complex relationship between modern China and tradition and on the roles of context and culture in shaping human history.

Legal Environment of Business

Examines the legal environment of business activity. Students learn to explain basic legal terms; articulate legal rights and requirements in the managerial setting; identify how a particular legal issue fits into the legal system and how law develops and changes; and discuss managing an organization’s legal matters, including ethical use of the law. Topics include classifications and sources of law, dispute resolution, agency, business associations, corporate governance, contracts, torts, product liability, securities, equal employment opportunity; and intellectual property. Writing intensive (e.g., Dreamland Project, white collar crime) with undergraduate research project (e.g., industry research on legal and regulatory environment in specific industries).

MA151: Applied Calculus 

 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. 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.

MG201: Management 

Develops knowledge and skills in the management of organizational behavior. Topics include wealth creation, personality, motivation, leadership, planning, teamwork, ethics, and employee development

Introduction 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.

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).

PL202: Philosophical Perspectives: The Project of Modernity 

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.

PL311: Bioethics  A study of the moral problems and uncertainties connected with biomedical research. Theoretical questions on the nature of morality and methodological foundations of science lead to a discussion of current topics, such as recombinant DNA, cloning, organ transplants, definitions of death, and death therapy.

PS102: American Politics

The nature and concepts of the federal government; the function and operations of its three branches- executive, legislative, and judicial; the role of political parties and pressure groups.

Life Span Development 

A study of the developmental factors that affect a person from biological, behavioral, cognitive, and social perspectives. These factors are considered across the entire life span of the individual. Summarizes and integrates material presented in the other developmental courses. Fulfills social science core and Group IV requirement.

OM330: Operations Management 

Develops the processes by which organizations create value. Students develop an overview of the planning and operation of systems using resources to convert raw materials, components, etc. to goods and services consumed by end customers. Topics include operations strategy, design of processes, product and process quality, global competition and supply chain issues, productivity of operating systems, impact on societal and physical environment, and both qualitative and quantitative methods to improve decision making.

RE 475: Literacy in the Content Area II  Further explores the research and application that addresses literacy as a tool for negotiating and comprehending content area material. Students revisit and add to a wide range of literacy based content area strategies. Particular attention is given to the instruction/assessment cycle, uses of technology, and supporting diverse learners. The Maryland State Department of Education has approved this course for the required Reading in the Content Area II course.

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.

SN104: Intermediate Spanish II 

A capstone course reviewing and reinforcing language skills learned in SN101-103 to help students attain intermediate level as defined by ACTFL guidelines in the five skills: reading, writing, speaking, comprehension, and culture of Spain, Latin America, and other Spanish-speaking areas. Course includes use of the language in context, with authentic readings, discussion in Spanish, and film clips. Laboratory study outside the classroom is required.

Theology Matters

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.

African American Religious Thought

Americans of African descent have accumulated a variety of religious experiences and thought since the 1600s. This course places those experiences and thoughts in historical context and seeks to uncover their impact on and importance for theology, politics, society, literature, and the arts. Selected readings in Cone, Raboteau, Hurston, Thurman, and others.

TH271: Why Do We Suffer? Theological and Spiritual Perspectives on Suffering Offers an overview of differing religious perspectives on human pain and suffering. Students engage Buddhist, Islamic, Jewish, Christian, philosophical, political, and musical responses to suffering in order to explore their potential to support or thwart healing from physical and emotional suffering
WR355: Travel Writing  Students explore the prose genre of travel writing. They read in the canon of contemporary and traditional travel literature-newspaper and magazine articles, short pieces, literary essays, and nonfiction books. Inspired and informed by their adventures in the here and now of either Baltimore or travel abroad, they write a weekly travel blog and two major essays. Concentrating on Baltimore or their host city, students also produce a research project (“My City Quest”) that reflects on their experience and what it is like to live and study in another country, as well as on the culture, traditions, and people of their study abroad destination.