Produced by Dr. Richard Gilbert, Professor of Psychology at LMU, this video gives an overview of Loyola Marymount Virtual University (LMVU)– LMU's growing campus in the virtual world of Second Life.

The department recognizes that the field of computing, particularly the disciplines of computer science and software engineering, provides a rigorous foundation and preparation for careers in Biology, Genetics, Computational Biology, Medicine, Medical Imaging, (Web) Search, Data Mining, Information Retrieval, Online Music and Movie Distribution, Entertainment: Film, Television, Animation, Gaming, Mobile Devices and Applications, Security, Defense, Cyberwarfare, Aerospace, Business, Law, and Medicine.

We therefore have undertaken a number of collaborations with other fields that go beyond the offering of simple interdisciplinary courses:

  • With Business and Finance, we contribute courses to the B.S. degree in Applied Information Management Systems.
  • With Biology, we run both a team-taught biological database class and a research project in genetic mapping.
  • With Psychology, we run a team-taught seminar and course in Virtual Worlds and contribute to LMU's Virtual University, as seen in the video above.
  • With English, we have held team-taught courses in New Media.