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May Session 2018 Courses

Finish A Class in 8 Days

This summer, Loyola University New Orleans is opening up our first-ever May Session. Courses will be offered from May 14 - 24. Classes will be intense, meeting from 9AM-3PM Monday-Thursday. This is perfect for students who want to get a class done quickly and have the rest of their summer for other things. 

This list is for quick reference only. Please check the Loyola Online Records Access (LORA) Course Section Search for course scheduling details (instructor, class time, start and end dates) and any additional courses. Current Loyola students can login to LORA and register using the course Call Number. 

Here's a list of the courses being offered: 

May Session

Course Number Course Name Instructor Days Call Number
BIOL-H295 Naturally Nawlins: Wetlands Thomas  MTWR 10405
CRIM-A280 Domestic Violence Taylor MTWR 10397
ENGL-O294 Poetics of Childhood Schaberg MTWR 10403
HIST-A294 Rock and Roll Faber MTWR 10398
MUGN-M325 Digital Audio Production II Albert MTWR 10417
PSYC-A320 Psychology of Learning Grissom MTWR 10396
RELS-V240 The Qur'an Kahn A MTWR 10400
SCIE-T129 Investigating Nature Bucolo MTWR 10392


Selected Course Descriptions

BIOL H295 – Naturally N’awlins: Exploring the Natural History of Wetlands – Dr. Aimee Thomas

Southeastern Louisiana’s wetlands are ecologically rich and important to our ecosystem.  In this course, students explore the natural history of these wetlands first-hand, examining the different habitats that create this ecosystem, making observations and collecting data in different locations around the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. This course combines field trips, lectures, discussions, readings, and reflections. Honors Program. 

CRIM A280– Domestic Violence – Dr. Rae Taylor

Explore the dynamics of violent relationships, theories of domestic violence, and reactions to domestic violence by the family, media, community and, more extensively, the criminal justice system. Focused discussions, hands-on exercises, and presentations by professionals provide a variety of approaches to the topic.

ENGL O294 The Poetics of Childhood – Dr. Chris Schaberg

This course considers concepts of childhood, imagination, and play through the prism of children’s literature. Conducted as a seminar, this course explores a wide range children’s books, both well-known and more obscure. Class work involves reading aloud, analyzing written and visual texts, cultural criticism, formulating critical questions, and facilitating discussion.

FIN B493 Student Managed Investment Fund – Dr. Mehmet Dicle

Help manage the College of Business’ $1 million investment fund. Analyze different types of securities, markets, companies and ETFs. The class applies financial concepts immediately in markets that operate 9-5 every business day. 

HIST A294 Rock and Roll – Dr. Mark Fernandez

Study the origins and history of Rock and Roll from the development of the blues to contemporary genres such as Heavy Metal, Punk, and Grunge. Classes include listening sessions and the creation of hands-on presentations on the socio-cultural impacts of Rock and Roll, particularly focusing on race, class, gender, and political activism.

MUGN M325 – Digital Audio Production II – Dr. Jeff Albert

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 learn about session structures, file management, audio and MIDI recording and editing techniques in the Avid Pro Tools environment. Students 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.

PSYC A320 Psychology of Learning – Dr. Elin Grissom

How do humans and animals learn? What do their learning processes have in common? How do they differ?  The course is an intensive examination of learning, brain and behavior. In addition to traditional lectures, students are involved in experiential learning, through demonstrations and hands-on projects

RELS V240 – The Qur’an – Dr. Adil Khan

This course provides students with an introduction to the Qur’an and its interpretation in English translation through guided readings and discussions of texts and media. 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.

SCIE T129 – Investigating Nature – Dr. Philip Bucolo

Human induced environmental alterations have far-ranging effects on South Louisiana’s fisheries.  Field trips to Louisiana wetlands give students the chance to examine these effects first hand, employ the scientific method, and gain an experiential understanding of alterations to environmental processes.