Summer 2014 at Goucher College


Whether you're pre-college, a Goucher student, enrolled at another university, or simply a lifelong learner, Goucher has something for you this summer. 

Taking a summer course can help you graduate on time, learn language more rapidly in an immersive environment, and save money on reduced tuition per credit costs. 

So go ahead. Explore a subject you couldn't fit in your normal course load or complete a requirement so you can focus on your major in the fall — in half the time of a regular semester and with plenty of time left over to enjoy summer activities.


June 2 to July 9

DAN 153 Survey of Dance History
Online course
4 credits
Satisfies the Liberal Arts Requirement Textual Analysis and Critical Perspectives.

This course is an historical overview of the earliest traces of dance to the present day. Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of dance as a vehicle of expression in multiple facets of society from social and world dance forms to the theatrical stage. May not count toward the dance major or minor requirements.
Prerequisites: None.

June 2 to June 27

BUS 120 Principles of Accounting II
Online course
3 credits

A continuation of fundamental accounting principles and concepts. Emphasis is on corporations, the nature of stock, debt, and working capital; interpretation of financial statements; and managerial departmental accounting concepts.
Prerequisite: BUS 110

MA 100 Topics in Contemporary Mathematics
Monday, through Thursday - 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
3 credits
Satisfies General Education Requirement #5 and Liberal Education Requirement Mathematical Reasoning

Selected topics to illustrate the nature of mathematics, its role in society, and its practical and abstract aspects. Applications of mathematics to business and social sciences are explored. Three hours lecture.
Prerequisites: Placement exam

CANCELLED - PSC 100 Understanding Politics
Monday through Thursday - 1:00 p.m.- 3:30p.m.
3 credits
Satisfies Liberal Education Requirement of Social Sciences

Politics exist all around us and affects our daily lives in numerous ways.  Each section of this course will introduce students to the ubiquity of politics through a unique perspective.  Students will be presented with a political problem at the outset of the course, and throughout the semester learn ways in which political actors and institutions have dealt with or responded to the problem, instilling a set of skills which include knowledge and a sense of agency.  Students will also develop analytical and theoretical skills through guided writing assignment, reading and discussion.  This course fulfills the liberal education requirement for the social sciences and is intended for majors and non-majors alike.
Prerequisites: None

PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology
Monday through Thursday - 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
3 credits
Satisfies General Education Requirement #6 with PSY 112,  and Liberal Education Requirement of Natural Sciences with PSY 112.

An overview of the contemporary field of psychology. Topics include fundamental issues in psychology, physiological psychology, perception, principles of learning and cognition, theories of personality, and clinical, humanistic, developmental, and social psychologies. Emphasis on philosophical and methodological foundations of a scientific study of mind and behavior. Three hours lecture. Students intending to become psychology majors should register concurrently for PSY 112.
Prerequisites: None

PSY 112 Introduction to Psychology Laboratory
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday — 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
1 credit
Satisfies General Education Requirement #6 with PSY 111 and Liberal Education Requirement Natural Sciences with PSY 111.

Experiments and laboratory demonstrations illustrating topics covered in PSY 111. Intended either to be taken concurrently with PSY 111 or for students who have previously taken an introductory psychology course equivalent to PSY 111.
Prerequisites: None

SP 130 Intermediate Spanish
Monday through Thursday - 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
4 credits
Satisfies General Education Requirement #2 and Liberal Education Requirement Foreign Language

This course is designed to expand knowledge of the Spanish language and explore the cultural diversity in the Spanish-speaking world through the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. This is the third and final course of the lower-division language sequence. Satisfactory completion of the course fulfills the foreign language requirement.
Prerequisites: SP 120, 120C, or SP 120V, with a minimum grade of C- or placement

CANCELLED - THE 212 Maryland Shakespeare Intensive
Contact Professor Michael Curry at for specific time and date information.
Monday through Friday - 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
3 credits

This course is a collaboration between the Maryland Shakespeare Festival and Goucher College. Students will spend an intensive three week training residency on campus with daily classes in Shakespeare scene work, voice and movement, and text analysis. Workshops and lectures on Shakespeare's life and times, stage combat, historic dance and others will be included. The course focuses on original practices, techniques, and methods employed by theatre companies in Shakespeare's day, especially emphasizing direct interaction with the audience. Instructors will include Goucher faculty and professional actor/teachers from the Maryland Shakespeare Festival.
Prerequisites: THE 120 (Beginning Acting) or permission of the instructor

WS 100 Confronting Inequality: Women in Contemporary American Society
Online course
3 credits
Satisfies Liberal Education Requirement of Understanding Diverse Perspectives

An interdisciplinary examination of contemporary women’s experience drawing on a variety of sources—scholarly journals, autobiography, fiction, poetry, political analysis—with an emphasis on racial and ethnic diversity. Focus is on issues such as sexualities, labor force, family, motherhood, education, cultural images, health, sexual violence, and political activism.
Prerequisites: None

For more information, contact the Registrar's office at


Registration for summer courses will begin March 3. Courses with insufficient enrollment will be canceled on or about May 1.


Tuition for summer courses has been reduced to $450 per credit.

Payment is due three (3) weeks from billing date but no later than June 2. Non-candidate students must pay at time of registration. Students who withdraw from summer courses will receive a 100 percent refund up until June 2. Students who withdraw during the first week of classes will receive a 75 percent refund and those who withdraw during the 2nd week of classess will receive a 50 percent refund. No refund will be issued for withdrawals after the second week of classes.


LIMITED on-campus housing will be available for $500 which includes $100 in Gopher Bucks.

Housing will be located primarily in the Welsh suites (first floor). Housing fees will be billed to your account and payment is due three (3) weeks from the billing date, but no later than June 2. Non-candidate students must pay at the time of registration. No housing refund will be issued to students withdrawing from summer courses after June 3, however any unused GopherBucks funds will be refunded. Housing assignments will be made by class year (determined by number of credits completed), and everyone should expect to have a roommate. There are no single rooms available.