Loyola University Chicago

January Term

Courses & Registration

January Term is a great opportunity to earn up to three credits in 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 2018, on-campus courses at Lake Shore Campus will meet daily for four 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 2018 will be held Tuesday- Saturday, January 2-6, 2018 and Monday-Friday, January 8-12, 2018.

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

Review course selections by school:

January Term 2018 (tentative)

Course NumberCourse NameSchoolFacultyMode of DeliverySatisfies Core Knowledge Area or Engaged Learning
ACCT 201 Intro to Accounting I (3ch) Quinlan School of Business TBA Online  
ACCT 202 Intro Accounting II (3ch) Quinlan School of Business TBA Online/Hybrid
(Final Exam on campus)
 
ANTH 100-002/GIST 271 Globalization and Local Cultures (3ch) CAS Thea Strand Online  Societal/Cultural: Tier 1
ANTH 100-001/GIST 271 Globalization and Local Cultures (3ch) CAS Noah Butler LSC  Societal/Cultural: Tier 1
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 319 Evolution (3ch) CAS Theresa Grande LSC  
BIOL 329/ENVS 319 Winter Ecology (3ch) CAS/IES Roberta Lammers Woodstock (LUREC)  
BIOL 380 Genetics and Evolution of Development (3ch) CAS F. Brian Pickett LSC  
BIOL 395-001
Special Topics in Biology: Human Environmental Impacts (3ch) CAS Joseph Milanovich LSC  
BIOL 395-002/ENVS 340 Special Topics in Biology:Natural History of Belize (3ch) CAS/IES Fr. Stephen Mitten Abroad
(Belize)
 
CHEM 111 General Chemistry Lab A (1ch) CAS Angela Boerger LSC  
CHEM 226 Organic Chemistry B Lab (Ich) CAS Timothy Thomas LSC  
COMM 101 Public Speaking and Critical Thinking (3ch) School of Communication David Romanelli LSC  
COMM 215 Ethics and Communication (3ch) School of Communication Patricia Lamberti Online  
COMM 274 Introduction to Cinema (3ch) School of Communication Milan Pribisic Online 1st week; LUREC 2nd week  Artistic
COMM 421 Topics in Global Strategic Communications (3 ch) School of Communication TBA Study Abroad  
COMP 170 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming (3ch) CAS William Honig Online  
COMP 377/477 IT Project Management (3ch) CAS Channah Naiman Online  
CPST 247
(Restricted to students in SCPS)
Computer Concepts and Applications (3ch) SCPS TBA Online  
ECON 303 Intermediate Microeconomics (3ch) Quinlan School of Business TBA Online  
ENGL 271 Exploring Poetry (3ch) CAS Philip Sorenson LSC Literary: Tier 2
ENGL 273 Exploring Fiction (3ch) CAS Michael Meinhardt Online Literary: Tier 2
ENGL 274 Exploring Shakespeare (3ch) CAS Virginia Lee Strain LSC Literary: Tier 2
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
ENGL 318
(Restricted  to students in SCPS)
The Writing of Fiction (3ch) SCPS TBA Online Artistic
ENVS 301/MPBH 401 Environmental Health (3ch) IES/GMED TBA Online  
ENVS 319/BIOL 329 Winter Ecology (3ch) IES/CAS Roberta K. Lammers Woodstock (LUREC)  
ENVS 336 Biomimetics and Biomimicry (3ch) IES Nancy Landrum Online  
ENVS 340/BIOL 395 Natural History of Belize (3ch) IES Fr Stephen Mitten Study Abroad (Belize)  
FNAR 199 Art and Visual Culture CAS Sarita Heer Online Artistic
Greek (see Modern Greek)          
HIST 102 The Evolution of Western Ideas and Institutions Since the 17th Century (3ch) CAS David Dennis Online Historical: Foundational
HIST 103 American Pluralism (3ch) CAS TBA Online Historical: Tier 2
HIST 104 Global History Since 1500 (3ch) CAS Michael Khodarkovsky Online Historical: Tier 2
HIST 212 United States since 1865 (3ch) CAS Christopher Manning Online Historical: Tier 2
ITAL 102 Italian II (3ch) CAS Dennis Martinez Online  
LITR 280 World Masterpieces in Translation (3ch) CAS Wiley Feinstein Abroad
(Israel)
Literary: Tier 2
MARK 201 Principles of Marketing (3ch) Quinlan School of Business TBA Online  
MARK 310 Consumer Behavior (3ch) Quinlan School of Business TBA Online  
MDGK 101 Introduction to Modern Greek I CAS Spilioti LSC  
MUSC 101 Music: Art of Listening (3ch) CAS Rick Lowe Online Artistic
MUSC 102 Class Piano for Beginners (3ch) CAS Christine Hwang LSC  
PHIL 279/
PSYC 279
Judgement and Decision-making CAS Marcella Linn Online Philosophical: Tier 2
PHIL 288 Culture and Civilization CAS James Harrington LSC Philosophical: Tier 2
PLSC 101 American Politics (3ch) CAS Amanda Bryan LSC Societal/Cultural: Tier 2
PLSC 102 International Relations in an Age of Globalization (3ch) CAS Alex Grigorescu Online Societal/Cultural: Foundational
PSYC 279 (See PHIL 279)          
PSYC 368 Counseling I CAS Scott Leon LSC  
SCMG 332 Operations Management (3ch) Quinlan School of Business TBA Online  
SOCL 101 Society in a Global Age (3ch) CAS Judson Everitt LSC Societal/Cultural: Foundational
SOCL 125 Chicago--Growth of a Metropolis CAS Peter Rosenblatt LSC Societal/Cultural: Tier 2
SOWK 201 Social Welfare and Social Work I (3ch) School of Social Work Jeanne Sokolec Online  
SOWK 360 Independent Study School of Social Work TBA Online  
SOWK 602
(Graduate)
Health Policy and Health Systems (3ch) School of Social Work TBA Online  
SOWK 713 (Graduate) NonProfit Management (3ch) School of Social Work TBA Online  
SPAN 101 Spanish I (3ch) CAS Brenda Carillo Online  
SPAN 102 Spanish II (3ch) CAS Alrick Knight LSC  
THEO 100 Introduction to Christian Theology (3ch) CAS Hans Svebakken LSC Theological/Religious: Foundational
THEO 107 Introduction to Religious Studies (3ch) CAS Bret Lewis 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

For transfer students (please see more here).

THEO 232 New Testament (3ch) CAS Christopher Skinner LSC Theological/Religious:
Tier 2
THEO 282 Introduction to Hinduism (3ch) CAS Tracy Pintchman 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 2017

Course NumberCourse NameFacultyMode of DeliverySatisfies Core Knowledge Area or Engaged Learning
ANTH 100 Globalization and Local Cultures (3ch) Noah Butler LSC Societal/Cultural: Foundational
ANTH 100 Globalization and Local Cultures (3ch) Thea Strand Online Societal/Cultural: Foundational
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 329/ ENVS 319 Winter Ecology (3ch) Roberta Lammers Woodstock (LUREC)  
BIOL 319 Evolution (3ch) Theresa Grande LSC  
BIOL 380 Genetics and Evolution of Development (3ch) F. Bryan Pickett LSC  
BIOL 395-002 Special Topics in Biology: Natural History of Belize Stephen Mitten Abroad
(Belize)
 Engaged Learning
BIOL 395-001 Special Topics in Biology: Human Environmental Impact (3ch) Joseph Milanovich LSC  
CHEM 111 General Chemistry Lab A (1ch) Angela Boerger LSC  
CHEM 226 Organic Chemistry Lab B (1ch) Timothy Thomas LSC  
COMP 170 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming (3ch) William Honig Online  
COMP 377/477 IT Project Management (3ch) Channah Naiman Online  
ENGL 271 Exploring Poetry (3ch) Philip Sorenson LSC Literary: Tier 2
ENGL 273 Exploring Fiction (3ch) Michael Meinhardt Online Literary: Tier 2
ENGL 274 Exploring Shakespeare (3ch) Virginia Lee Strain LSC Literary: Tier 2
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 103 American Pluralism (3ch) TBA Online Historical: Foundational
HIST 104 Global History Since 1500 (3ch) Michael Khodarkovsky Online Historical: Foundational
HIST 212 United States since 1865 (3ch) Christopher Manning Online Historical: Tier 2
Greek (see Modern Greek)        
ITAL 102 Italian II Dennis Martinez Online  
LITR 280 World Masterpieces in Translation (3ch) Wiley Feinstein Abroad
(Israel)
Literary: Tier 2
MDGK 101 Introduction to Modern Greek I Elena Spilioti LSC  
MUSC 101 Music: Art of Listening (3ch) Rick Lowe Online Artistic
MUSC 102 Class Piano for Beginners (3ch) Christine Hwang LSC  
PHIL 279/PSYC 279 Judgment and Decision-making Marcella Linn Online Philosophical: Tier 2
PHIL 288 Culture and Civilization James Harrington LSC Philosophical: Tier 2
PLSC 101 American Politics (3ch) Amanda Bryan LSC Societal/Cultural: Tier 2
PLSC 102 International Relations in an Age of Globalization (3ch)  Alex Grigorescu Online Societal/Cultural: Foundational
PSYC 279 (See PHIL 279)        
PSYC 368 Counseling I Scott Leon LSC  
SOCL 101 Society in a Global Age (3ch) Judson Everitt LSC Societal/Cultural: Foundational
SOCL 125 Chicago--Growth of a Metropolis (3 ch) Peter Rosenblatt LSC Societal/Cultural: Tier 2
SPAN 101 Spanish I (3ch) Brenda Carillo Online  
SPAN 102 Spanish II (3ch) Alrick Knight LSC  
THEO 100 Christian Theology (3ch) Hans Svebakken LSC Theological/Religious: Foundational
THEO 107 Introduction to Religious Studies (3ch) Bret Lewis 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 For transfer students only (please see more here).
THEO 232 New Testament (3ch) Christopher Skinner LSC Theological/Religious:
Tier 2
THEO 282 Introduction to Hinduism (3ch) Tracy Pintchman Online Theological/Religious:
Tier 2
THTR 100 Introduction to Theatre (3ch) Timothy Mann LSC Artistic

Institute of Environmental Sustainability - J-Term 2018(tentative)

Course NumberCourse NameFacultyMode of DeliverySatisfies Core Knowledge Area or Engaged Learning
ENVS 301/MPBH 401
Environmental Health (3ch)
TBA Online  
ENVS 319 Winter Ecology (3ch) Roberta Lammers Woodstock (LUREC)  
ENVS 336
Biomimetics and Biomimicry (3ch)
Nancy Landrum Online  
ENVS 340
Special Topics in Biology: Natural History of Belize (3ch)
Fr. Stephen Mitten Study Abroad
(Belize)
 

Quinlan School of Business - J-Term 2018(tentative)

Course NumberCourse NameFacultyMode of DeliverySatisfies Core Knowledge Area or Engaged Learning
ACCT 201 Intro to Accounting I (3ch) TBA Online  
ACCT 202 Intro to Accounting II (3ch) TBA Online/Hybrid
(Final Exam on campus)
 
ECON 303 Intermediate Microeconomics (3ch) TBA Online  
MARK 201 Principles of Marketing (3ch) TBA Online  
MARK 310 Consumer Behavior (3ch) TBA  Online  
SCMG 332 Operations Management (3ch) TBA Online  

School of Communication - J-Term 2018(tentative)

Course NumberCourse NameFacultyMode of DeliverySatisfies Core Knowledge Area or Engaged Learning
COMM 101 Public Speaking and Critical Thinking (3ch) TBA LSC  
COMM 215 Ethics and Communication (3ch) TBA Online  
COMM 274 Introduction to Cinema (3ch) TBA Online 1st week; LUREC 2nd week  Artistic
COMM 421 Topics in Global Strategic Communication TBA Study Abroad  

School of Continuing and Professional Studies - J-Term 2018(tentative)

Course NumberCourse NameFacultyMode of Delivery
Satisfies Core Knowledge Area or Engaged Learning
ENGL 318
(Restricted to students in SCPS)
The Writing of Fiction TBA Online Artistic
CPST 247
(Restricted to students in SCPS)
Computer Concepts and Applications TBA Online  

School of Social Work - J Term 2017

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 360 Independent Study TBA Online  
SOWK 602
(Graduate)
Health Policy and Health Systems (3ch) TBA Online  
SOWK 713 (Graduate) Nonprofit Management (3ch)  TBA Online