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UNIV 102: Loyola Seminar

UNIV 102: Loyola Seminar is a 1-credit, letter-graded, elective, special topics course taught by faculty or staff experts at Loyola. These small (22 students or fewer) classes are intended to connect students to a faculty or staff member and their peers through meaningful discussions on topics of shared interest. UNIV 102 meets for 50-mintues per week for the 15-week semester, and is a letter-graded course. 

Why take a Loyola Seminar?

  • Continue striving for success in this small, seminar-style class;
  • Get to know a faculty or staff member from one of your areas of interest;
  • Explore a major field of study while studying a unique and intriguing topic;
  • Participate in a class that lets you ask questions about your academic transition to college;
  • Deepen your connection to Loyola University Chicago;
  • Stay engaged and excited about your education!

Want to teach a Loyola Seminar? 

If you are a Loyola faculty or staff member who holds a Master's degree or higher, please contact Kevin Clarke at kclarke@luc.edu for more information. 

Loyola Seminars (UNIV 102) - Spring 2020

Exploring and Planning Intentionally for Career + Life (EPIC Life)

Thinking of changing your major? Undecided? Do you love your classes but feel unsure of how your major will translate into a career? This seminar helps you identify your skills, aptitudes, interests, values, and personality traits, and how they connect with potential career pathways. Interactive and reflective exercises encourage self-discovery, as well as help you learn strategies for exploring and researching career paths realistically -- a lifelong skill. You'll leave with new ideas, valuable tools, and a personal action plan.

  • UNIV 102-009 (5118) W@2:45PM

Exploring Careers in Public Health

Would you like a career in which you can work to improve the health and lives of others? Professionals in the field of public health fill important roles in promoting and protecting the health and well-being of people in communities all around the world. Students in this seminar class will develop a deeper understanding of the history and current role of public health in improving the health of our communities.

  • UNIV 102-029 (6470): M@12:35PM

Exploring Helping Professions

This section is for any student who has in interest in the helping professions and would like to explore various employment opportunities and majors offered at Loyola. Through guest speakers, course materials, and activities this section will go in depth with the various helping professions and will support students in reflection on how their interests intersect with the helping professions.

  • UNIV 102-028 (6027) T@5:00PM

Financial Wellness

This section is open to students who are interested in learning more about money basics like understanding your paycheck and banking resources, as well as the emotions behind money habits, tips on how to build credit, and advice on using credit cards. Students will also have the opportunity to learn investment basics, resources for off-campus living, and will be provided resources to help fund their college education.

  • UNIV 102-001 (5121) M@2:45PM

Introductory Explorations of Health Care Professions

This section is intended for students seeking an opportunity to explore, and think more deeply about, health professions. Course materials, guest speakers, and on-site activities will offer a range of information on different health professions and opportunities to engage with various issues facing health care professionals today. Students will have an opportunity to reflect on their interests and aspirations, and examine a specific health profession in greater depth.

  • UNIV 102-025 (5999) W@5:00PM
  • UNIV 102-026 (6000) W@6:00PM

Trust, Community and Policing

In a city and nation rocked by gun violence, community issues and police brutality, you may be asking yourself what is going on? This course will give students the opportunity to explore and think more deeply about trust, their communities and their relationship with law enforcement. Your values, perceptions and experiences will take front and center. It is time to find out what's going on. This interactive seminar will provide students with the opportunity to dive deep into topics like policing pedagogy, community activism, self-discovery and the concept of trust.