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Classics as an academic discipline consists of several subspecialties, including history, literature, art, archaeology, philosophy, linguistics, and language. Classical Civilization is a broad interdisciplinary course of study for students who are interested in the ancient Greeks and Romans and the origins of western civilization, and who would profit from studying the history, literature, art and culture of those ancient peoples.

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The study of communications provides students with a critical understanding of communication processes and industries, and their impact on society. The department combines a strong, professionally-oriented program and commitment to experience-based learning with an emphasis on critical thinking, observation, analysis and writing.

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The English major introduces students to a wide variety of literature written by men and women, past and present. It trains you to read accurately and imaginatively, to write clearly and forcefully, and to enjoy the potential for creative play afforded by rich and complex language. Graduates have pursued careers in journalism, business, library science, education, and technical writing, as well as within business and law.

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Global Studies

Global Studies is an interdisciplinary major based in four disciplines: economics, history, political science and sociology. Global Studies offers excellent preparation for entry-level employment with multinational corporations, government agencies, international governmental organizations, such as the U.N. and the World Trade Organization, and international nongovernmental organizations. It also provides a foundation for graduate study in international and global studies, the social sciences, law, business, journalism, public health, environmental studies, peace studies, and other interdisciplinary fields.

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Studying history allows students to develop important skills—the ability to read critically, to write and communicate clearly, and to analyze and synthesize large quantities of information—that are transferable to numerous professions. While some majors pursue careers in education, others find jobs in government, business, law, international relations or social work, to name a few.

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Modern Languages & Literatures

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Philosophers explore the true nature of reality and the meaning of human life, to determine the possibility and limits of knowledge, to clarify the demands of justice and the character of good and evil, and to ponder the existence of God. Training in philosophy serves to sharpen the tools of thinking for use in any endeavor. Thus, graduates may pursue career or graduate opportunities in areas such as humanities, business, or law.

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The practice of theology requires study of the origins and uses of Jewish and Christian scriptures, the history of Christianity (Eastern and Western, Catholic and Protestant), contemporary theologies, and theological ethics. Graduates are prepared for professional and graduate study in business, law, medicine, counseling, and higher education among others.

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Visual & Performing Arts

Loyola's Fine Arts Department offers a major in art history, a Fine Arts major, with concentrations in Music and Theatre, and a Visual Arts major, with concentrations in Photography and Studio Art. Each program provides its students with a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum designed to first introduce students to the discipline and then develop increasing levels of mastery of the knowledge, skills, and habits of the field.

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The writing major allows students to develop their talents as writers while grounding themselves in rhetoric and in a long tradition of poetry and prose. Writing majors typically go on to become editors, desktop publishers, lawyers, reviewers, newsletter managers, and consultants, as well as published authors.

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Emerging Media 

The rigorous curriculum makes Loyola graduates ideal candidates for a variety of roles and responsibilities in a huge array of industries and professions ranging from the traditional media disciplines such as public relations, journalism, advertising, and marketing to other businesses, groups, organizations, or individuals who wish to reach wider audiences and stakeholders using effective and appropriate channels of communication.

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Loyola’s MTS can be excellent preparation for beginning a Ph.D. or it can lead into further work in other fields such as library science, social work, law, or publishing.

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