Online Course Descriptions
Listed below are the course descriptions for online Summer Sessions courses.
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
BIOL 335/STAT 335
Prerequisites: MATH 132 or 162; BIOL 102, 112. An introduction to statistical methods used in designing biological experiments and in data analyses. Topics include probability and sampling distribution, designed biological experiments and analysis of variance, regression and correlation, stochastic processes, and frequency distributions. Computer laboratory assignments with biological data.
BIOL 388 Bioinformatics
Students will engage in the applications of computer-based tools and database searching to better understand DNA and protein structure, function, and evolution. At the end of the course, students will be able to apply their understanding of genetic and evolutionary processes to the appropriate use of computer software and manipulation of large databases to accurately predict structural, informational, functional, and evolutionary characteristics of DNA and protein sequences.
COMP 125 Visual Information Processing: Mobile Apps for Google Android
In this section of COMP 125, we will experiment using Google's new technology, App Inventor, to develop thinking and analysis skills by creating small mobile phone applications that run on Android operating system. App Inventor is intended to make the art of programming accessible to everyone--even those without the experience or strong interest in programming. Android phones are not required; apps run on Emulator. App Inventor allows you to use visual tools and intuitive graphical methods to create your own apps without needing a programming language.
COMP 150 Introduction to Computing
This course introduces programming in the simple, powerful language Python, with selection, repetition, functions, graphical effects, and dynamic interaction with the Internet, plus connections to lower level computer organization and computer implications in the wider world. Students will be able to manage and transform masses of data and understand related issues involved in the process. For additional course information, please visit: http://anh.cs.luc.edu/150/summerintro.html .
COMP 170 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
This course is an introduction to the computer science major, covering basic concepts using the C# (C-Sharp) object-oriented (OO) programming language. The course will address the following questions: What is an algorithum? How does one write, debug, run (execute), and test an effective computer program? How does one convert an algorithm into a computer program? How does one judge a program? What does "object-oreiented" mean? Topics include: variable, data types, input/output, loops and repetition, choice, arrays, subprograms, classes/objects, OO principles, and recursion. This course is programming intensive and lab sessions will be held during online class periods.
COMP 388/488 Advanced Experimental Computing: Pervasive Systems
This state-of-the-art course focuses on advanced distributed systems (aka the Web of Things) and is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in research/advanced development. Students will conduct experimental research and development by bringing theory and principles to life via the innovative use of hardware and software. To succeed in this course, students are expected to be well versed in multiple areas of theoretical and applied computer science and to have a solid track record in their foundational courses. Students will gain experience in experimental computer science and become familiar with techniques, tools, platforms, languages, and frameworks for designing and implementing advanced distributed systems.
CRMJ 335 Institutional Corrections
This course provides an in-depth examination of the history, process, performance, and present day problems of correctional institutions (prisons, jails, and detention centers) in the United States. Students will be able to identify and describe the role of institutional corrections in society and the criminal justice system and articulate the connection between theories regarding criminality and the purposes of incarceration that have guided American correctional practice historically and currently.
CRMJ 373 Domestic Violence
Examine the origins and prevalence of domestic violence against women, and the responses to domestic violence by the police, prosecutors, legislators, community and victims in this course. Students will be able to describe the extent and nature of domestic violence, how the community and criminal justice system view and respond to this problem, and the impact of domestic violence on individuals and communities.
ENGL 272 Exploring Drama (Online)
Requirement: UCLR 100 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later. No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the
Department of English, Department of Classical Studies, or Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
This course is an introduction to classical and modern theatre. In this course we will endeavor analyze the structure and philosophical preoccupation of the authors. We will compare and contrast the classical format with the radically different modern approach. A selection of works, from different genres, will provide the basis of our investigation. We will analyze and discuss the style, structure, and theme in each of these works, focusing on the technical language and critical analysis of drama criticism.
ENGL 283 Women in Literature (Online)
Requirement: UCLR 100 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later. No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of English, Department of Classical Studies, or Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
Memoir, as a literary genre, has garnered much critical attention in the last decade (both positive and negative). But what exactly is memoir? What characteristics does it have that are different than fiction, or straight non-fiction and autobiography? If an author is writing from memory, and oftentimes memory is hazy, or at the least subjective, what is the 'truth' in memoir? Is there any material or issue that is still considered taboo when women write about their lives? These are some of the questions we will address during the semester while reading a selection of creative non-fiction memoirs by a wide range of contemporary female writers. One of the themes we will investigate is the concept of secrets and silence that pervade many of the texts we will focus on.
Cross-listed with Women's Studies, English 283 is designed to meet the "literary knowledge and experience" requirements of the Loyola Core. Focusing on literature written by 20th century women authors, this course is designed to help students gain knowledge of women's lives and writings; to show them the difference gender makes to the writing, reading, and interpretation of literature; to train them in the analysis of literature; and to teach them how to describe, analyze, and formulate arguments about literary texts.
ENGL 290 Human Values in Literature (Online)
Requirement: UCLR 100 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later. No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of English, Department of Classical Studies, or Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Please note that this course satisfies 3 credits of the Core Curriculum requirements in Literary Knowledge and in Promoting Justice Values. In addition, the course counts as a 200-level elective for both the English major and minor and meets the 3 credit multicultural requirement of the English major.
This course will be taught exclusively online, with no face-to-face meetings on campus. Part of the instruction, discussion, and guidance about assignments will take place via postings in Blackboard, which students can access at their own pace and time. The remainder of the instruction and discussion will take place in synchronous online sessions. All students will be required to log in to an Adobe Connect virtual classroom for these online class meetings--which will be scheduled for one or two evenings a week--and to participate actively in real-time, online discussion.
Adopting an international and cross-disciplinary perspective, this section will examine the portrayal of human values in modern and contemporary works by selected non-western writers from Africa, the West Indies, South Asia, and USA. Our main aim will be to examine the extent to which the societies under study (and the individuals who constitute them) share universal values and the extent to which these societies and their values are predicated upon culture specific norms and expectations. To this end, we will consider the role of nationalism, tradition, religion, race, ethnicity, gender, and class/caste in the conception and practice of such values. In addition, we will analyze the cultural bases of contributing literary techniques, including structure, language, narrative focus, and characterization among others, to arrive at comparative assessments of the portrayal of human values in modern world literature.
HIST 102 Evolution of Western Ideas Since the 17th Century
This course traces the development of western civilization and its global impact since the 17th century to the present. Students will gain an understanding of history as a discipline, developing critical thinking skills based on historical knowledge about key people, places and events that shaped the modern world.
HIST 103 American Pluralism
This course will examine American history from the perspectives of people who have lived at the margins of American citizenship. Specifically, this class will present the development of the American state through the histories of an array of people who at various times, have not experienced the full benefits of being American. The course will ask several questions: How do we reconcile America’s stated philosophical goals of liberty and equality with the genocide waged against Native Americans and the implementation of American slavery? How did various European peoples, who had been categorized in races other than white, become transformed into and accepted as so-called white/Caucasian Americans? How did the expansion of the American economy in the Industrial Revolution affect the lives of the working-class men and women who fueled its growth? How has women’s struggle for equality evolved over the course of American history? How did the affluence of the post-World War II era set the stage for America’s freedom struggles of the 1950s and 1960s? How did AIDS and disabled activists transform our understanding of rights in the 1980s and 1990s? And what does Hurricane Katrina tell us about the current state of inequality in America?
PHIL 181 Ethics
This course examines ethical norms for conduct (e.g., theories of right and wrong action, of justice and of human rights) and ethical norms for judging the goodness or badness of persons and their lives. Special attention will be given to criteria for choosing between conflicting ethical theories, moral disagreement, the justification of moral judgments, and the application of ethical standards to practical decision-making and ethical questions that arise in everyday life. At the end of the course students are able to demonstrate understanding of criteria for choosing between conflicting ethical theories, moral disagreement, the justification of moral judgments, and the application of ethical standards to practical decision-making and ethical questions that arise in everyday life.
PHIL 182 Social and Political Philosophy
This course will investigate one of the central questions of philosophy and social theory: How we, as human beings, should live together. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the major philosophical questions in the area of social philosophy, with attention to the historical and conceptual development of these questions, and be able to articulate some of the major problems and responses central to this area of philosophy.
PHIL 187 Environmental Ethics
Requirement: PHIL 130 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later. No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of Philosophy or Department of Political Science.
This course introduces students to ethical reasoning and to various topics in environmental ethics. Topics may include: pollution, animal rights, and natural resources. Students will demonstrate an understanding of diverse ethical theories and an ability to use philosophical reasoning to defend positions in topics covered.
PHYS 111 Physics College Physics I
Prerequisites: College algebra or equivalent, trigonometry and geometry. This lecture and discussion course, together with College Physics II, will provide a comprehensive, non-calculus introduction to physics. Vectors, forces, Newtonian mechanics of translational, rotational and oscillary motion.
PLSC 100: Political Theory
Political theorists are concerned with the way things ought to be. Their task is to identify the best policy option in any given case. These thinkers try to offer guidance about how individuals and communities can best resolve the difficult political dilemmas that confront them. In this introductory course we will examine three such dilemmas and how a few of the greatest political theorists proposed to resolve them. Machiavelli and Plato will argue about whether it is ever permissible for politicians to do evil; Hobbes and Locke will disagree about the proper terms of the social contract; and Burke and Paine will fight about when a revolution is justified. We will scrutinize their arguments carefully and try to figure out who makes the better argument in each case. This course is an option in the “Philosophical Knowledge” section of the core curriculum.
PLSC 102 International Relations
Competing perspectives on international and global issues such as North-South relations, human rights, war and peace, population growth, end environmentalism. Students will be able to demonstrate an understand of the main approches to the study of international politics and to analyze and asses such major substantive issues as interstate war, terrorism, arms control, international political economy, and sustainable development. Cross-listed with International Studies. Cross-listed with International Studies.
HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
HSM 110 Health Care in America
The course is comprised of two credit hours of classroom/didactic content and one credit hour of service. This course provides an introduction to the healthcare system, orienting the student to its overall structure, functions, and processes. The variety of roles and functions within the different segments of the health care industry are identified to assist the students in considering his/her potential area of specialization and ultimate career path. The description and possible roles within various health systems positions are defined including the roles and functions of administrators, including boards of directors in health agencies, systems and organizations. Service credit is achieved through volunteering at a selected health care agency.
CENTER FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
UNIV 290 Seminar in Community-Based Service & Leadership
This seminar course explores the theory and practice of community-based service and leadership through service-learning. As a seminar, students prepare, reflect upon, and discuss texts that explore themes of civic engagement, community development, social justice, leadership, and service for the common good. Students' experiences are enriched by and inform their reflections on a 40-50 hour volunteer service placement at a non-profit organization of their choosing; project work and blogs completed as part of the class are publicly available so as to educate and enrich the broader university community with students' insights and stories. Instructor permission required. Please contact Chris Skrable (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
School of Communication
This course is designed to teach students to report, write, and create stories for print, broadcast, and the Internet. While learning the basics through lectures and the textbook, students also will spend time doing research, interviews, and writing print news stories, broadcast scripts, and articles for the Internet.
COMM 215 Ethics and Communication
Prerequisites: CMUN/COMM 150, 160, or 175. This course explores various approaches to ethical decision-making and applies that process to diverse aspects of every day, contemporary life. Students learn to discern a wide variety of ethical issues concerning communication behavior, apply systematic ethical analysis to various communication situations, and explain their analyses clearly.
School of Business Administration
ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting I
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. This course emphasizes the development and reporting of accounting information for use by investors, creditors and others. The student is required to develop skills in the preparation and use of accounting information, must demonstrate an understanding of the accounting process, and be able to evaluate the impact of estimates, alternative accounting principles, and the limitations of the accounting model on accounting information. Topics include preparation and use of financial statements, the accounting process, and the measurement and reporting of income, assets, liabilities and owners' equity.
ACCT 202 Introductory Accounting II
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and C- or better in ACCT 201. This course highlights the differences between financial and managerial accounting. The course begins by completing the study of transactions and events affecting financial statements began in ACCT 201, to cash flow, and financial statement analysis as traditionally practiced. Other topics include accounting data by management, product costing in manufacturing, cost assigning to objects, learning how costs behave, and the use of accounting data by management in planning and controlling operations.
ECON 303 Microeconomics
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, ECON 201 & ECON 202. Study of contemporary theory: consumer behavior, production and cost, market structures including the economics of information and the theory of games, and the elementary propositions concerning welfare economics.
ISOM 332 Operations Management
Prerequisite: Junior standing, C- or better in ISOM 241. An introduction to the topic of management of operations in manufacturing and services, which is about how firms efficiently produce goods and services. Topics include demand forecasting, aggregate and capacity planning, inventory management, layout, just-in-time (JIT), and managing quality. Additional topics may include location, project planning, resource allocation and logistics.
MARK 201 Principles of Marketing
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. This course allows students to develop an understanding of the entire marketing system by which products and services are planned, priced, promoted and distributed. Students learn about major policies which underlie the activities of marketing institutions and the economic and social implications of these policies. Review the Online MARK 201 Syllabus for more information.
MARK 310 Consumer Behavior
Prerequisites: Junior standing, minimum grade of "C-" in MARK 201. This course develops an understanding of how consumers behave before, during, and after the consumption process through a discussion of cultural, social, and perceptual factors. Students evaluate consumer behavior and apply their understanding in the creation of a marketing plan designed to improve the brand equity of a firm.
BSAD 351 Business Internship-Civic Engagement
Prerequisites: Junior standing, School of Business student, & "C-" or better in BSAD 220. Business Internship connects academic learning with the internship experience. Students will be challenged to analyze the theory and practices from the world of work that impact the ethics of leading, interpersonal and organizational dynamics, and competent work place contributions required for success in the modern business world. Concepts associated with internship/experiential learning as related to career development will be addressed. (Please note that the online section is restricted to students living away from Chicago.)
School of Social Work
SOWK 201 Social Welfare Policy and Services I Course Pre-requisites and/or Co-requisites: Sophomore Standing. This course stresses the societal and institutional forces and structures which influence the practice and profession of social work in contemporary United States and other Western industrialized societies. We will specifically examine the role that values, culture, ideology, power, special interest groups, and social movements have played in shaping the context of social welfare, the definition of need, and the realities inherent in disproportionate risk. The relevant concepts necessary to make a beginning assessment of social welfare policy and services are presented.
SOWK 370 Cultural Diversity
Prerequisite: Junior Standing. This course examines economic, social, institutional, and political forces that shape the experiences and life chances of persons within Asian, Latino, and Native American cultures. Social and economic justice in relation to diversity will be explored. At the end of the course, students will understand the relevance of diversity to social work values and interventions.