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Summer Sessions

Online Learning

*These are the anticipated Summer 2021 offerings. Course availability is subject to change and should be confirmed in WebAdvisor.

Online learning at Loyola University has never been easier! Summer 2021 will bring new online courses in business and the arts & sciences that you can take from anywhere.

Summer 2021

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.

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.

BL210: Introduction to Human Nutrition 


An introduction to nutrition principles including the digestive system; the six nutrients and their roles in the body; food sources with an emphasis on the anatomy, physiology, and biochemical processes; nutrient recommendations; nutritional needs during the life cycle; nutritional factors in food selection and preparation of foods with an emphasis on the nutritional and chemical properties of foods; nutrition in health and disease: weight control, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dental health, cancer and nutrition; conducting a diet history; development of healthful recipes and menus; and evaluation of nutrition information for the public. Exercises include evaluation of the diet and recipes using computerized analysis; evaluation of body composition; and sampling of foods with healthful properties such as vegetarian items, low fat foods, and foods with particular phytochemicals.

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.

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.

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.

Law, Lawyers, and Litigants in European History

Introduces students to the history of European law and jurisprudence from the era of Ancient Rome through to the Enlightenment. Consideration is given to shifting ideas on what constitutes a source of law, the institutions that shaped both law and legal practitioners, the ways in which various legal systems interacted with one another, and the ways in which legal norms influenced and were influenced by other social and cultural forces. The course covers topics such as the Justinianic legal compilations, the resurgence of Roman jurisprudence in the Middle Ages and formation of the ius commune, the impact of canon law, the growing professionalization of legal practice, and the rise of codification.

History of American Capitalism  

Beginning with independence, this course looks at how political, business, and social institutions have shaped the development of the American economy. The central question we grapple with is to what extent the development of American capitalism was a natural, inevitable phenomenon and to what extent it was grounded in historically contingent circumstances. Topics to be discussed include the market revolution, slavery, national currency, industrialization, corporatization, the financialization of risk, and globalization.

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.

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

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.

PL228D: Philosophical Perspectives: Philosophy & Genocide

 Examines the challenges that genocide poses for philosophy and what philosophy and philosophers might do to confront and even prevent genocide.

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.

Social Psychology 

A social psychological perspective is used in examining such issues as prejudice, attitude change, interpersonal attraction, attributions, altruism, aggression, conformity, and cultural diversity.

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.

SC102: Societies and Institutions

A macrosociological view of major types of societies that have existed in the past or exist currently. Students are exposed to the major patterns, causes, and consequences of social change in societies and institutions through comparative sociology.

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.

SP103: Introduction to Communication Disorders

A survey of the disorders of speech, language, and hearing in pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations. The role of the speech-language pathologist and audiologist in the identification and treatment of individuals with these disorders is addressed through video presentation, reflections, labs, and oral presentations. Students learn the professional vocabulary and concepts that are the foundation for advanced courses in the department.

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.

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.