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Loyola University Chicago Launches Continuum
New Non-Credit Continuing Studies Program Debuts This Fall
CHICAGO, August 4, 2006 — Loyola University Chicago announced today the launch of Continuum, a new program in non-credit continuing education courses to be held downtown at the University’s Water Tower Campus. Beginning this fall, Continuum will offer a variety of courses in liberal arts and sciences, as well as in professional studies and career development.
Loyola’s new non-credit courses promote areas of applied knowledge and understanding, rather than sponsoring basic research or exclusively theoretical investigations. Continuum’s programs will assist those contemplating career changes or seeking workplace promotion by providing skills-based, practical, and hands-on learning experiences. Other courses in the liberal arts and humanities draw upon the rich tradition of humanistic inquiry at the University and encourage students to continually ask probing questions in an attempt to better understand our world.
“Continuum is ideal for adult students who are hungry to open new doors to learning or to investigate new career paths,” said Jeffrey Rosen, dean of Continuing and Professional Studies, Loyola University Chicago. “Courses will appeal to a wide range of tastes and interests, from entrepreneurship to biotechnology. Along with diverse offerings, the location, right off of Michigan Avenue in the Gold Coast, is ideal for those who may be living in the city or suburbs.”
Continuum consists of an assortment of courses and seminars, lecture series, and weekend workshops including Art and Architecture, Contemporary Author Series: Voices of Chicago featuring authors Scott Turow and Steve Edwards’ History, Language and Culture, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science and Current World Events, Science and Technology, Writing and Communications, and Professional Studies and Career Development.
Loyola University Chicago can also create a program tailored to the needs of a particular organization or business. For full course descriptions, a schedule of classes, and to register online, please visit www.luc.edu/continuum or call 312-915-6501. Loyola University Chicago alumni receive a special discount.
About the School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Launched in spring 2006, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) at Loyola University Chicago continues a long tradition of unwavering support for working adults who wish to advance their education, starting with the School of Sociology (1914-1927) founded by Frederic Siedenburg, S.J.; Downtown College (1927-1936); University College (1936-1991); Mundelein College (1991-2003); and School of Professional Studies (2003-2006). The School of Continuing and Professional Studies follows in the Jesuit educational tradition by providing application-oriented programs and certificates that prepare working professionals for today’s dynamic workplace. Courses are offered in an accelerated, eight-week evening format with the opportunity to earn up to 30 credit hours per academic year.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 14,000 students, which includes 9,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 68 undergraduate majors, 77 master’s degrees, 36 doctoral degrees, and three professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education,U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” and “best values” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.