Book Studies minors must complete a total of 18 credit hours, including TWO out of the three core courses required for the minor: HIS/AMS/ENG 242 ("From Puritan Diaries to Oprah's Book Club: Readers and Writers in American History"), ART 382("The Art and History of the Book"), and ENG 241 ("The Archaeology of the Text").
All students are required to take BKS 290 ("Internship in Book Studies") or BKS 299("Independent Study in Book Studies"). The combination of 3 and 4 credit courses in the Book Studies minor gives students flexibility to complete the 18 credit minor alongside their major and LER requirements.
Students will complete an internship (BKS 290) or an independent study (BKS 299) during their junior or senior year as a means of integrating what they have learned in the Book Studies minor and applying their knowledge and skills to their broader studies at Goucher College. The Internship will be arranged in consultation with the internship advisor and monitored by the CDO. Students who opt for the independent study will work closely with an advisor who teaches in the Book Studies program. At the end of the semester, all BKS 290 and BKS 299 students will present their work in a public forum, such as the annual student symposium or an event that features the work of Book Studies minors.
Up to 3 credits can be taken at other institutions with permission of the Book Studies faculty adviser. Courses offered within the Book Studies curriculum either have no prerequisites or require the permission of the instructor.