Students admitted prior to Fall 2012
In the fall of 2012, a number of changes to the Core Curriculum will take effect. These changes will impact new first year (freshmen) students, continuing Loyola students, and transfer students in different ways. Below we outline the core requirements for students; as always, for more details please consult with your academic advisor.
Loyola Students Beginning Classes Prior to Fall 2012
Students who entered Loyola prior to the Fall of 2012 will satisfy the Core Curriculum by successfully completing courses in each of the various Knowledge Areas and also by completing the Engaged Learning* requirement. Any class you have already successfully completed that satisfied a Knowledge Area will count toward that Knowledge Area; no continuing student will lose credit for any Core class as a result of this transition to the new Core.
Similarly, if you have already completed the civic engagement requirement, you will receive credit for the Engaged Learning requirement. If you have not yet completed the civic engagement requirement, you will still need to take a course approved for Engaged Learning; these lists will be available each semester on LOCUS.
As a result of the careful review of Loyola’s core, it became evident that the values areas of Faith & Spirituality, Justice, and Diversity are embedded in many of the courses taught throughout Loyola. Therefore, in an effort to simplify the Core and to reflect the reality of our enacted pedagogy, courses will no longer be designated by these labels, and it will no longer be a requirement to take courses that satisfy these areas.
If you have completed a course in ethics, you have already satisfied the ethics component of the core. If you have not yet done so, you will need to take one course from the list of approved ethics classes.
*All courses that will satisfy the Core Engaged Learning requirement will be listed on LOCUS immediately prior to Fall 2012 registration.