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, get ahead, or graduate early.  

J-Term 2021 classes will meet for 10 days, Monday-Friday, January 4-8, and Monday-Friday, January 11-15, 2021. All J-Term 2021 courses will be offered in the online format. 

A J-Term class is a full-time, immersive study experience that allows students to focus solely on one course. Students are expected to spend approximately six hours a day studying or engaged in projects. Students are urged to contact their academic advisor to discuss whether a J-Term course is right for them.

  • Online courses may have synchronous sessions of certain duration, depending on the class. 
  • We recommend that students review courses in LOCUS for updates and for detailed course information, including synchronous times, that may have been scheduled by the instructor.

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

Review course selections by school:

College of Arts and Sciences - J Term 2021

Course NameFacultyMode of
Satisfies Core
Areas 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
ANTH 101 Human Origins (3ch) Paula Tomczak Online Scientific: Tier 2
ANTH 102 Culture, Society, and Diversity (3ch) Ruth Gomberg-Munoz Online Societal/Cultural: Tier 2
BIOL 210 Laboratory Techniques (2ch) Rodney Dale Online  
BIOL 251 Cell Biology (3ch) Stefan Kanzok Online  
BIOL 265 Ecology (3ch) Martin Berg Online  
BIOL 282 Genetics (3ch) Holly Dimitropoulos Online  
BIOL 365 Writing Scientific Manuscripts (3ch) Joseph Milanovich Online  
BIOL 380 Genetics and Evolution
of Development (3ch)
Bryan Pickett Online  
BIOL 395/495
Data Analysis in R (3ch)
Yoel Stuart Online    
CHEM 112 General Chemistry Lab B (1ch) Yu-Hung (Corey) Lin Online  
CHEM 112 General Chemistry Lab B (1ch) Andrew Basner Online  
CHEM 226 Organic Chemistry Lab B (1ch) Jessica Eisenberg Online  
CHEM 226 Organic Chemistry Lab B (1ch) Timothy Thomas Online  
CHEM 303 Physical Chemistry Lab (1ch) Dan Killelea Online   
COMP 150 Introduction to Computing (3ch) William Honig Online  
COMP 377/477 IT Project Management (3ch) Channah Naiman Online  
ENGL 271 Exploring Poetry (3ch) Michael Meinhardt Online Literary: Tier 2
ENGL 273 Exploring Fiction (3ch) Elizabeth Hopwood Online Literary: Tier 2
ENGL 288 Nature in Literature (3ch) Elizabeth Bayley Online Literary: Tier 2
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 102 Italian II (3ch) Claudia Defraia Online  
LITR 200 European Masterpieces:
Polish Short Stories (3ch)
Jack Hutchens Online Literary: Tier 2
MUSC 101 Music: Art of Listening (3ch) Rick Lowe Online Artistic
MUSC 102 Class Piano for Beginners (3ch) Christine Hwang Online  
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 Judgment and Decision-making (3ch) Marcella Linn Online Philosophical: Tier 2
PHYS 111L College Physics Lab I (1ch) Thomas Ruubel Online  
PHYS 112L College Physics Lab II (1ch) David Klinger Online  
PLSC 100 Political Theory (3ch) Michael Schumacher  Online  Philosophical: Tier 2 
PLSC 101 American Politics (3ch) Twyla Blackmond Larnell  Online  Societal: Tier 2 
Hollywood, Law, and Politics (3ch) Amanda Bryan Online  
PLSC 300D Morality in War (3ch) Sarah Maxey Online  
PLSC 358 War, Peace, and Politics (3ch) Molly Melin Onlime  
PSYC 238 Gender&Sex Diff & Similr (3ch) Jeffrey Huntsinger Online Societal/Cultural: Tier 2
PSYC 275 Social Psychology (3ch) Tracy DeHart Online Societal/Cultural: Tier 2 
PSYC 372/CJC 377 Psychology of Law (3ch) Lisa Sandberg Online  
SPAN 101 Spanish I (3ch) Elizabeth Kust Online  
SPAN 102 Spanish II (3ch) Alrick Knight Online  
SPAN 102 Spanish II (3ch) David Beltran Online  
SPAN 103 Spanish III (3ch) Elizabeth Maldonado Online  
SPAN 365 Latin American Cinema (3ch) Ana Rodriguez Navas Online  
SOCL 101 Society in a Global Age (3ch) Judson Everitt Online Societal/Cultural:
THEO 100 Christian Theology (3ch) Emily Cain Online Theological/Religious:
THEO 107 Introduction to Religious Studies (3 ch) Olegs Andrejevs Online Theological/Religious:
THEO 186 Global Religious Ethics (3ch) William French Online Ethics
THEO 190 Loyola's Mission:
Ignatian Traditions (3ch)
Michael Murphy Online Theological/Religious:
THEO 232 New Testament (3ch) Christopher Skinner Online Theological/Religious:
Tier 2
THEO 282 Hinduism (3ch) Tracy Pintchman Online Theological/Religious:
Tier 2
THEO 297 Buddhism (3ch) Bret Lewis Online Theological/Religious:
Tier 2
UCLR 100M Interpreting Literature:
China Through
Literature and Film (3ch)
Hong Chen Online Literary: Foundational


Quinlan School of Business - J-Term 2021

Course NumberCourse NameFacultyMode of DeliverySatisfies Core Knowledge Area or Engaged Learning
ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting I (3ch) Thomas Zeller Online  
ACCT 202 Introductory Accounting II (3ch) Lisa Gillespie Online  
BSAD 220 Career Preparation (2ch) Susan Ries Online  
ECON 201 Economics (3ch) Regina Trevino Online   Tier 2 Societal and Cultural
FINC 301 Introductory Business Finance (3ch) George Davidson Online  
MARK 201 Fundamentals of Marketing (3ch) Stacy Neier Online  
MARK 310 Consumer Behavior Linda Tuncay Online
M-F, 12-2 PM
MGMT 201 Managing People and Organizations  Zachery Binkley Online  
SCMG 332 Operations Management (3ch) Michael Hewitt Online  

School of Communication - J-Term 2021

Course NumberCourse NameFacultyMode of DeliverySatisfies Core Knowledge Area or Engaged Learning
COMM 101 Public Speaking (3ch) David Romanelli Online  
COMM 175 Introduction to Communication (3ch) Richelle Rogers Online  
COMM 296 Themes in Advertising and Public Relations: Online Personal Branding (3ch) David Kamerer Online  

School of Continuing and Professional Studies - J-Term 2021

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 2021

Course NumberCourse NameFacultyMode of DeliverySatisfies Core Knowledge Area or Engaged Learning
SOWK 507 (Graduate) Social Welfare and Social Work (3ch) Jeanne Sokolec Online  
SOWK 602/610H (Graduate/Combined Section) Health Policy and Health Systems/Social Policy MH/Health (3ch) John Orwat Online  
SOWK 713 (Graduate) Nonprofit Management (3ch) Shweta Singh Online