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Online Learning

2020 Online learning

*These are the anticipated Summer 2020 offerings. Course availability is subject to change and should be confirmed in WebAdvisor.

Tuition for Summer Session 2020 courses, including courses offered during the inaugural Maymester semester, will be offered at a reduced $609 per credit or $1,827 cost per three-credit course.

Online learning at Loyola University has never been easier! Summer 2020 will bring new online courses in business and the arts & sciences that you can take from anywhere.

Summer 2020

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. 

AC301: Intermediate Accounting I

 Focuses on the development of financial information for investors and others external to the organization. Topics include review of the accounting cycle; cash, receivables, inventories, operational assets, and preparation of financial statements. 
Students learn to prepare, understand, and interpret financial statements. Pronouncements of the AICPA, FASB, and SEC are an integral part of the course.

AC302: Intermediate Accounting II

Prerequisite: AC 301. Corequisite: AC 310 (required only for in-class delivery in the spring). Students learn to develop and analyze the information reported in financial statements. Topics include operational assets, intangible assets, short-term and long-term investments, short-term and long-term liabilities, leases, and financial analysis. Pronouncements of the AICPA, FASB, IFRS, and SEC are an integral part of the course. 

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.

Media Ethics

Features a comprehensive examination of the ethical issues and ideas informing today’s communications media. Students examine real world, personal and workplace ethics, and case studies specific to advertising, public relations, journalism, and online and digital media. Does not fulfill the ethics core requirement.

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.

CM342D: Media Culture, Society 

Students explore the impact of media on culture and social structure through the close examination of cultural products including books, television shows, music, and advertising. Using a wide range of theoretical constructions, students learn to analyze the social meanings of cultural objects.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FO230: 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, 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.

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.

The Peoples of Early America

Prerequisite: One HS 100-level course. Explores the peoples and cultures of early America (1550-1775). Examines how encounters, conflicts, and compromises between Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans shaped the development of colonial society.

Data Analytics & Information Systems

Students examine the strategic role of information systems in organizations and the integration of data analytics into business activities enabling quality, timeliness, and competitive advantage. They are immersed in the collection, exploration, visualization and application of data to make informed business decisions. Students apply database, spreadsheet, and visualization skills to solve real world business challenges. Recommended completion during sophomore year.

Data Management and Database Systems

Students analyze, create a logical design, and implement the physical design for a relational database system. The course includes significant exposure to SQL (Structured Query Language) in both Microsoft Access and Oracle. Students will also be exposed to the challenges associated with managing large amounts of data. Recommended completion during sophomore year.

Legal Environment of Business

Prerequisite: 60 credits. 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.

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

PY101: Introductory Psychology

Surveys the multifaceted aspects of both the science and practice of psychology. Biological, cognitive, and social bases of behavior and mental processes are explored, as are the key features and importance of critical thinking skills and solid psychological research. Fulfills social science core.

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.

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.

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.

Images of God in Scripture

Prerequisite: TH 201. Examines the various images/titles given to God in the Old and New Testaments from an historical theological perspective. Some images/titles discussed are God the Father, God the Mother, the Divine Warrior, the Good Shepherd, the Storm God, Christ the King, the Lamb of God and God the Judge. Since our understanding of God is largely shaped by the image we have of Him, this course explores the influences these images/titles have had and continue to have on our approach to worship, on our concept of Church, and on our self understanding in relation to God.

TH 271:
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.