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Summer Session 2020 Courses

View a PDF quick list of 2020 Summer course offerings. This list is updated regularly. 

Details for 2020 Summer courses, such as day and time or format, is currently available on the Loyola Online Records Access (LORA) website by running Course Section Search. Current Loyola students should check with thier academic advisor to see how Summer courses work with your degree program. 

Not a Loyola student? No problem! We're accepting applications now for Summer Visiting students. 


May Term 2020

May Term is back at Loyola for Summer 2020. These courses will run all day for 2 weeks in May.


CHEM Y294-M21- Beer Brewing (Dr. Michael Giusti and Dr. Hailey Clancy) Call #10323

Brewers make wort - yeast make beer, and in beer brewing, you learn how to do it all. From learning the microbiological underpinnings of how tiny organisms turn sugary water into delicious beer, to the social, historical, and cultural aspects of the beverage, this hands-on two-week course walks you through the wide, fascinating, and scientific world of brewing beer. 
Meets Natural Science in Context Requirement


CRIM X282-M01- Gangs and Criminal Networks (Dr. Christian Bolden) Call #10415

This course explores the extent of gang proliferation in the U.S. and abroad. The emphasis is on understanding gangs and gang behaviors through social science perspectives. The dynamics of gang membership and the interactive social network relationship between gangs and the rest of society will be studied. Many variations of gangs and gang-like groups are discussed as well as individual, community, and criminological approaches for addressing gangs.

ENGL N294-M01- What is YA? (Dr. Lindsay Sproul) Call #10426

"What Is YA?" will examine and try to identify the elements of the genre of young adult literature by reading both young adult novels and novels with teenage protagonists that are marketed as adult literature. It will also include film. Together, we will discuss the differences we find in these texts and the importance of time period and marketing in determining genre. Students will write one personal essay/creative assignment in line with the "coming of age" theme, and a research paper on one of the books or films we cover in the course. These will be peer-reviewed during class in stages. The course will also utilize Discussion Board posts that will lead students toward their final paper topic. 


ENTR B493 Artists in Entrepreneurship M01 (Dr. M. Eckert) 

Artists in Entrepreneurship is a condensed incubator/accelerator program designed to educate and enlighten entrepreneurs in the arts to the essentials of launching their own business. Through workshops, expert speakers, interactive field trips, and lectures, students will learn how to identify their market and customer base, build a budget, craft a business model, navigate governance items, create a go-to-market strategy and more. If you're a student with a creative product or service that you're ready to develop and sell, Artists in Entrepreneurship provides the guidance your business needs to be successful in the marketplace.


HIST Q294-M01- An Oral Tradition in a Digital Age (Dr. Justin Nystrom) Call #10444

This course is designed to build proficiency in interview-based research methodology. After an introduction to the intellectual rationale and ethics of conducting oral history, students will enter into immersive, participatory instruction in interview technique, learn the technical requirements and methods for recording broadcast quality audio, and explore key elements of documentary still photography. Students will emerge from this intensive two-week class ready to successfully plan, conduct, record, and archive an oral history interview. 

FIN B200-M01-Personal Finance (Dr. Selma Izadi) Call #10414

This course provides students with an introduction to the applicable areas of personal finance using a real life project and applying Excel Financial Modeling. The main concepts to be covered are setting financial goals and developing a financial plan, the time-value-of-money concepts and principles to personal financial decisions, financial markets, describing alternative types of financial assets in which to invest, measuring return and risk and selecting appropriate types of insurance policies and retirement plans.


MUGN-M325-M01- Digital Audio II-Avid Pro Tools Certification (Dr. Jeff Albert) Call #10142

Digital Audio Production II: Avid ProTools User Certification builds on the theoretical foundations of Digital Audio that are laid in Introduction to Music Technology, and Digital Audio Production. Students will learn about session structures, file management, audio and MIDI recording and editing techniques in the Avid Pro Tools environment. Students will also learn about software and hardware setup, I/O settings, mix automation, music specific virtual instruments and plugins, Elastic Audio techniques, and clip-based editing. Students will be eligible to take the Avid ProTools User Certification exam at the conclusion of the course.


RELS-V240-M01-The Qur’an (Dr. Adil Khan) Call #10284

This course provides students with an introduction to the Qur’an and its interpretation in English translation through guided readings of texts and discussions of multimedia. Students will learn about how the verses of the Qur’an have been interpreted differently in different contexts, as they confront the challenges of interpreting a sacred text.
Meets World Religions Requirement


SCIE-T122-M01- Investigating Nature (Dr. Phil Buculo)  Call #10196

This two week short course examines science as a process by introducing students to selected research areas across the natural science.  We will specifically focus on ecological interactions and processes in a number of wetland communities across South Louisiana first hand.  Course construction includes field trips to a number of habitats including swamps, marshes, ponds, bayous, and other estuarine communities, as well as associated laboratory investigations grounded in testable hypotheses formation.  Students will development and collaborate in research endeavors in greater depth than traditionally is afforded in a survey course and actively investigate biological interactions by employing the scientific method in a step by step construction.  The course provides students a broad perspective and more practical approach to the scientific process in a field and laboratory based active learning atmosphere.
Meets Investigating Nature Requirement


VISA-A294-M01- New Orleans Museums, Art Collections, and Artists (Saskia Ozols) Call#10439

This course explores the contributions, impact, and diversity of the visual arts within the city of New Orleans.  Few cities have played as significant a role in the history of American culture as New Orleans, which has long been home to one of the nation’s most diverse ethnic communities. The subject matter of this course will center around one or more  major institutions/collections: The New Orleans Museum of Art, The Historic New Orleans Collection, The African American Museum, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Students will build a portfolio of analysis about topics such as influences, institutions, and collections; the artists that made an impact on the culture of New Orleans and provenance related to specific works of art. On site exploration accompanied by the research and response it inspires will lead students to a greater familiarity with and appreciation of the visual arts community and its history in New Orleans.

Through a series of field assignments, short in class art analyses, preparatory reading assignments, lectures and group discussions students will acquire an understanding of creative arts and their function in society.  Students will conduct research and analysis on site at select New Orleans area museums. The basic vocabulary of art will be introduced for use in assignments specifically tailored to develop an understanding of aesthetic analysis. Daily group discussions will expand a student’s ability to think critically about the arts as well as explore connections between the creative arts and other disciplines.