Loyola University Chicago

January Term

Courses & Registration

January Term is a great opportunity to earn up to three credits in less than two weeks - allowing students to stay on track or get ahead and graduate early.  Courses are offered on-campus, online, and abroad to give maximum flexibility and convenience. 

A J-Term class is a full-time, immersive study experience that provides the benefit for students to focus solely on one course. Students are urged to discuss with their academic or faculty advisor whether a J-Term course is right for them.

For J-Term 2020, on-campus courses at Lake Shore Campus will meet daily for 4.5 hours. Online courses will have synchronous sessions of certain duration depending on the class. Students are expected to spend approximately six hours a day studying, undergoing a field experience, or engaged in projects.

J-Term 2020 classes will meet for 9 days, Thursday-Saturday, January 2-4, 2020 and Monday-Saturday, January 6-11, 2020.

Students should refer to LUC.edu/core to see how courses satisfy Core requirements.

Review course selections by school:

January Term 2020

Course NumberCourse NameSchoolFacultyMode of DeliverySatisfies Core Knowledge Area or Engaged Learning
ANTH 100 Globalization and Local Cultures (3ch) CAS Catherine Nichols Online  Societal/Cultural: Tier 1
ANTH 100 Globalization and Local Cultures (3ch) CAS Noah Butler Online  Societal/Cultural: Tier 1
ANTH 101 Human Origins (3ch) CAS Kristin Krueger Online  Scientific: Tier 2
BIOL 111 General Biology I Lab (1ch) CAS Mary Ann Glogowski LSC  
BIOL 210 Laboratory Techniques (2ch) CAS Rodney Dale LSC  
BIOL 265 Ecology (3ch) CAS Martin Berg LSC  
BIOL 282 Genetics (3ch) CAS Pamela Osenkowski Blended  
BIOL 365 Writing a Scientific Manuscript (3ch) CAS Joseph Milanovich LSC  
BIOL 380 Genetics and Evolution of Development (3ch) CAS Bryan Pickett LSC  
BIOL 395-002/ENVS 340 Special Topics in Biology:Natural History of Belize (3ch) CAS/IES Fr. Stephen Mitten Abroad
(Belize)
 
BSAD 220 Career Preparation (2ch) Quinlan School of Business Susan Ries Online  
CHEM 226 Organic Chemistry B Lab (1ch) CAS Timothy Thomas LSC  
COMM 101 Public Speaking (3ch) School of Communication Patricia Lamberti Online  
COMM 103 Business and Professional Speaking (3ch) School of Communication David Romanelli Online  
COMM 175 Introduction to Communication (3ch) School of Communication Richelle Rogers Online  
COMM 200 Communication and New Media (3ch) School of Communication Meghan Dougherty Online  
COMM 215 Ethics and Communication (3ch) School of Communication Jessica Brown Online  
COMM 296 Themes in Advertising and Public Relations: Online Personal Branding (3ch) School of Communication David Kamerer Online  
COMP 150 Introduction to Computing (3ch) CAS William Honig Online  
CPST 247
(Restricted to students in SCPS)
Computer Concepts and Applications (3ch) SCPS Dianne Dawson Daniels Online  
DANC 260 Topics in Dance: Dance Improvisation (3ch) CAS Sarah Cullen Fuller LSC  
ECON 201 Economics (3ch) Quinlan School of Business Regina Trevino Online  Tier 2 Societal and Cultural
ENGL 283 Women in Literature (3ch) CAS Nadine Kenney-Johnstone Online Literary: Tier 2
ENGL 290 Human Values in Literature (3ch) CAS Harveen Mann Online Literary: Tier 2
ENVS 301/MPBH 401 Environmental Health (3ch) IES/GMED Justin Harbison Online  
ENVS 340/BIOL 395 The Natural History of Belize (3ch) IES/CAS Fr. Stephan Mitten Study Abroad (Belize)  
ENVS 364/ENVS 464 Sustainability Management in the Global Context (3ch) IES Nancy Landrum Study Abroad (Costa Rica)  
EXPL 290 Community-Based Responses to Social Injustice: Deconstructing Post-Katrina Recovery Efforts in New Orleans

Center for Experiential Learning

TBA New Orleans, LA  
FNAR 199 Art and Visual Culture (3ch) CAS Sarita Heer Online Artistic
HIST 102 The Evolution of Western Ideas and Institutions Since the 17th Century (3ch) CAS David Dennis Online Historical: Foundational
HIST 104 Global History Since 1500 (3ch) CAS Michael Khodarkovsky Online Historical: Tier 1
HIST 209 Survey of Islamic History (3ch) CAS Kim Searcy Online Historical: Tier 2
HIST 212 United States since 1865 (3ch) CAS Peter Kotowski Online Historical: Tier 2
ITAL 101 Italian I (3ch) CAS Dennis Martinez Online  
ITAL 102 Italian II (3ch) CAS Claudia Defraia Online  
LITR 280 World Masterpieces in Translation: Polish Short Stories (3ch) CAS Jack Hutchens Online Literary: Tier 2
LITR 280 World Masterpieces in Translation: Israeli Literature  (3ch) CAS Wiley Feinstein Abroad
(Israel)
Literary: Tier 2
LITR 280 World Masterpieces in Translation: Italian Literature (3ch) CAS Carla Simonini Abroad (Italy)  
LITR 284 International Film (3ch) CAS Ana Rodriguez Navas Online  
MARK 201 Principles of Marketing (3ch) Quinlan School of Business Maryann McGrath Online  
MARK 310 Consumer Behavior (3ch) Quinlan School of Business Stacy Neier Online  
MPBH 401 Environmental Health (3ch; Grad) MPH/IES Justin Harbison  Online  
MUSC 101 Music: Art of Listening (3ch) CAS Rick Lowe Online Artistic
MUSC 102 Class Piano for Beginners (3ch) CAS Christine Hwang LSC  
PHIL 130 Philosophy and Persons (3ch) CAS Richard Kim Online Philosophical: Foundational
PHIL 181 Ethics (3ch) CAS Elizabeth Hoppe Online Ethics
PHIL 181 Ethics (3ch) CAS Thomas Derdak Online Ethics
PHIL 279/ PSYC 279 Judgment and Decision-making (3ch) CAS Marcella Linn Online Philosophical: Tier 2
PHIL 288 Culture and Civilization (3ch) CAS James Harrington Blended Philosophical: Tier 2
PLSC 101 American Politics (3ch) CAS Amanda Bryan Online Societal/Cultural: Tier 2
PLSC 102 International Relations in an Age of Globalization (3ch) CAS Alex Grigorescu Online Societal/Cultural: Foundational
PLSC 300D Contemporary Political Issues in International Relations (3ch) CAS Molly Melin Abroad (Northern Ireland)  
PSYC 238 Gender & Sex Diff & Similr (3ch) CAS Jeffrey Huntsinger Online  
PSYC 275 Social Psychology (3ch) CAS Robyn Mallett Online  
PSYC 368 Counseling I (3ch) CAS Scott Leon LSC  
SCMG 332 Operations Management (3ch) Quinlan School of Business Michael Hewitt Online  
SOCL 101 Society in a Global Age (3ch) CAS Judson Everitt Blended Societal/Cultural: Foundational
SOWK 201 Social Welfare and Social Work I (3ch) School of Social Work Jeanne Sokolec Online  
SOWK 602(Graduate) Health Policy and Health Systems (3ch) School of Social Work John Orwat Online  
SOWK 713 (Graduate) NonProfit Management (3ch) School of Social Work Shweta Singh Online  
SPAN 101 Spanish I (3ch) CAS Brenda Carrillo Online  
SPAN 102 Spanish II (3ch) CAS Alrick Knight LSC  
THEO 100 Christian Theology (3ch) CAS Xueying Wang Online Theological/Religious: Foundational
THEO 107 Introduction to Religious Studies (3ch) CAS Olegs Andrejevs Online Theological/Religious: Foundational
THEO 186 Global Religious Ethics (3ch) CAS William French Online Ethics
THEO 190 Loyola's Mission: Ignatian Traditions (3ch) CAS Michael Murphy Online Theological/Religious: Foundational
THEO 267 Jesus Christ (3ch) CAS Hans Svebakken LSC Theological/Religious:
Tier 2
THEO 282 Introduction to Hinduism (3ch) CAS Tracy Pintchman Online Theological/Religious:
Tier 2
THEO 297 Buddhism (3ch) CAS Bret Lewis Online Theological/Religious:
Tier 2
THTR 100 Introduction to the Theatre Experience (3ch) CAS Timothy Mann Online Artistic

 

College of Arts and Sciences - J Term 2020

Course NumberCourse NameFacultyMode of DeliverySatisfies Core Knowledge Area or Engaged Learning
ANTH 100 Globalization and Local Cultures (3ch) Catherine Nichols Online Societal/Cultural: Foundational
ANTH 100 Globalization and Local Cultures (3ch) Noah Butler Online Societal/Cultural: Foundational
ANTH 101 Human Origins (3ch) Kristin Krueger Online Scientific: Tier 2
BIOL 111 General Biology I Lab (1ch) Mary Ann Glogowski LSC  
BIOL 210 Laboratory Techniques (2ch) Rodney Dale LSC  
BIOL 265 Ecology (3ch) Martin Berg LSC  
BIOL 282 Genetics (3ch) Pamela Osenkowski Blended  
BIOL 365 Writing Scientific Manuscripts (3ch) Joseph Milanovich LSC  
BIOL 380 Genetics and Evolution of Development (3ch) Bryan Pickett LSC  
BIOL 395-002/ENVS 340 Special Topics in Biology: Natural History of Belize
(3ch)
Stephen Mitten Abroad
(Belize)
 Engaged Learning
CHEM 226 Organic Chemistry Lab B (1ch) Timothy Thomas LSC  
COMP 150 Introduction to Computing (3ch) William Honig Online  
DANC 260 Topics in Dance: Dance Improvisation (2ch) Sarah Cullen Fuller LSC  
ENGL 283 Women in Literature (3ch) Nadine Kenney-Johnstone Online Literary: Tier 2
ENGL 290 Human Values in Literature (3ch) Harveen Mann Online Literary: Tier 2
FNAR 199 Art and Visual Culture (3ch) Sarita Heer Online Artistic
HIST 102 Evol/West Idea Inst 17C (3ch) David Dennis Online Historical: Foundational
HIST 104 Global History Since 1500 (3ch) Michael Khodarkovsky Online Historical: Foundational
HIST 209 Survey of Islamic History (3ch) Kim Searcy Online Historical: Tier 2
HIST 212 United States since 1865 (3ch) Peter
Kotowski
Online Historical: Tier 2
ITAL 101 Italian I (3ch) Dennis Martinez Online  
ITAL 102 Italian II (3ch) Claudia Defraia Online  
LITR 280 World Masterpieces in Translation: Israeli Lit (3ch) Wiley Feinstein Abroad
(Israel)
Literary: Tier 2
LITR 280 World Masterpieces in Translation: Italian Lit (3ch) Carla Simonini Abroad (Italy)  
LITR 280 World Masterpieces in Translation: Polish Short Stories (3ch) Jack Hutchens Online Literary: Tier 2
LITR 284 International Film (3ch) Ana Rodriguez Navas Online  
MUSC 101 Music: Art of Listening (3ch) Rick Lowe Online Artistic
MUSC 102 Class Piano for Beginners (3ch) Christine Hwang LSC  
PHIL 130 Philosophy & Person (3ch) Richard Kim Online Foundational: Philosophical
PHIL 181 Ethics (3ch) Elizabeth Hoppe Online Ethics
PHIL 181 Ethics (3ch) Thomas Derdak Online Ethics
PHIL 279/ PSYC 279 Judgment and Decision-making (3ch) Marcella Linn Online Philosophical: Tier 2
PLSC 101 American Politics (3ch) Amanda Bryan Online Societal/Cultural: Tier 2
PLSC 102 International Relations in an Age of Globalization (3ch) Alex Grigorescu Online Societal/Cultural: Foundational
PLSC 300D Contemporary Political Issues in International Relations (3ch) Molly Melin Abroad (Northern Ireland)  
PSYC 238 Gender&Sex Diff & Similr (3ch) Jeffrey Huntsinger Online  
PSYC 275 Social Psychology (3ch) Robyn Mallett Online  
PSYC 368 Counseling I (3ch) Scott Leon LSC  
SPAN 101 Spanish I (3ch) Brenda Carillo Online  
SPAN 102 Spanish II (3ch) Alrick Knight LSC  
SOCL 101 Society in a Global Age (3ch) Judson Everitt Blended Societal/Cultural: Foundational
THEO 100 Christian Theology (3ch) Xueying Wang Online Theological/Religious: Foundational
THEO 107 Introduction to Religious Studies (3 ch) Olegs Andrejevs Online Theological/Religious: Foundational 
THEO 186 Global Religious Ethics (3ch) William French Online Ethics
THEO 190 Loyola's Mission: Ignatian Traditions (3ch) Michael Murphy Online Theological/Religious: Foundational 
THEO 267 Jesus Christ (3ch) Hans Svebakken LSC Theological/Religious:
Tier 2
THEO 282 Introduction to Hinduism (3ch) Tracy Pintchman Online Theological/Religious:
Tier 2
THEO 297 Buddhism (3ch) Bret Lewis Online Theological/Religious:
Tier 2
THTR 100 Introduction to Theatre (3ch) Timothy Mann Online Artistic

 

Institute of Environmental Sustainability - J-Term 2020

Course NumberCourse NameFacultyMode of DeliverySatisfies Core Knowledge Area or Engaged Learning
ENVS 301/MPBH 401
Environmental Health (3ch)
Justin Harbison Online  
ENVS 340/BIOL 395
Special Topics in Biology: Natural History of Belize (3ch)
Fr. Stephen Mitten Study Abroad
(Belize)
 
ENVS 364/464 Sustainability Management in a Global Context (3ch) Nancy Landrum Study Abroad (Costa Rica)  

Quinlan School of Business - J-Term 2020

Course NumberCourse NameFacultyMode of DeliverySatisfies Core Knowledge Area or Engaged Learning
BSAD 220 Career Preparation (2ch) Susan Ries Online  
ECON 201 Economics (3ch) Regina Trevino Online   Tier 2 Societal and Cultural
MARK 201 Fundamentals of Marketing (3ch) Maryann McGrath Online  
MARK 310 Consumer Behavior (3ch) Stacy Neier Online  
SCMG 332 Operations Management (3ch) Michael Hewitt Online  

School of Communication - J-Term 2020

Course NumberCourse NameFacultyMode of DeliverySatisfies Core Knowledge Area or Engaged Learning
COMM 101 Public Speaking (3ch) Patricia Lamberti Online  
COMM 103 Business and Professional Speaking (3ch) David Romanelli Online  
COMM 175 Introduction to Communication (3ch) Richelle Rogers Online  
COMM 200 Communication and New Media (3ch) Meghan Dougherty Online  
COMM 215 Ethics and Communication (3ch) Jessica Brown Online  
COMM 296 Themes in Advertising and Public Relations: Online Personal Branding (3ch) David Kamerer Online  

School of Continuing and Professional Studies - J-Term 2020

Course NumberCourse NameFacultyMode of Delivery
Satisfies Core Knowledge Area or Engaged Learning
CPST 247
(Restricted to students in SCPS)
Computer Concepts and Applications (3ch) Dianne Dawson Daniels Online  

 

School of Social Work - J Term 2020

Course NumberCourse NameFacultyMode of DeliverySatisfies Core Knowledge Area or Engaged Learning
SOWK 201 Social Welfare Policies & Services I (3ch) Jeanne Sokolec Online Societal/Cultural:
Foundational (SOWK students only)
SOWK 602(Graduate) Health Policy and Health Systems (3ch) John Orwat Online  
SOWK 713 (Graduate) Nonprofit Management (3ch) Shweta Singh Online