Summer 2013 at Goucher College
MAKE THIS SUMMER COUNT
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 3 to July 26
CANCELLED - BIO 209 Animal Behavior
CANCELLED - This course will introduce the field of animal behavior and the study of the development, causation, and function from a biological perspective. We will focus on many important biological activities such as foraging, communication, migration, predator-prey interactions, mating, and parental care. The evolution and adaptive significance of behavior will be emphasized. This course is offered on line. Students will be expected to complete some observational and experimental studies where they are located. There will be a break around July 4.
Prerequisites: BIO 104 or BIO 105 or permission of instructor.
July 1 to July 28
DAN 153 Survey of Dance History
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.
*Note* This course now approved to fulfill the LER Textual Analysis and Critical Perspectives.
June 3 to June 28
CANCELLED - ARB 230 Introduction to Modern Arab Culture: Dissenting Voices, Liberating Visions
Monday through Thursday 12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Satisfies Liberal Education Requirement TXT
CANCELLED - In a century of social and political upheaval, Arab writers, critics, visual artists, and filmmakers have produed a compelling body of work that challenges oppressive structures and traditions. In this introductory class, students will engage in a close, contextual reading of a wide array of cultural works produced by some of the most provocative voices from Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Iraq. Students will examine the ways that gender, class, war and colonialism inform the poetry, fiction, films, music and art of the modern Arab world. Readings and discussions will be conducted in English.
CANCELLED - FR 130 Intermediate French
Monday through Friday - 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Satisfies General Education Requirement #2 and Liberal Education Requirement FL
CANCELLED - A continuation of FR 110 and FR 120 , this course focuses on the further acquisition of linguistic skills (understanding oral and written French, speaking, and writing) taught in cultural context. Includes close reading of short pieces by Francophone authors, close viewing of audiovisual materials, and discussion of particular cultural elements in the target language. Four contact hours with an instructor.
Prerequisites: Placement exam or FR 120 with a minimum grade of C-
CANCELLED - HIS 117 Modern and Contemporary Europe: 1789 to Present
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12:30 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Satisifies General Education Requirements #4 and #10 and Liberal Education Requirement TXT
CANCELLED - A continuation of HIS 116. Emphasis on major social, cultural and political developments from the Enlightenment to the present. Includes the Englightenment and the French Revolution, industrialization, nationalism, socialism, European colonialism and imperialism, facism, the world wars and the Cold War.
MA 100 Topics in Contemporary Mathematics
Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Satisfies General Education Requirement #5 and Liberal Education Requirement MR
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 239/RLG 239 Religion and Politics in America
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - 9:00 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.
Satisfies General Education Requirement #10
CANCELLED - This course will cover the roots of the American separation of church and state, its practical application in the courts and in public policy and some of the trends and evolutions of this understanding resulting from changing aspects of the American political, social, and religious landscape. Using a combination of governmental documents, primary sources from politicians, theologians, and everyday Americans, students will examine the relationship between religion and politics in America in the context or race, gender, immigration, warfare, social reform and international relations.
CANCELLED - PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology
Monday through Thursday - 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Satisfies General Education Requirement #6 with PSY 112, and Liberal Education Requirement NS with PSY 112
CANCELLED - 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.
CANCELLED - PSY 112 Introduction to Psychology Laboratory
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday — 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Satisfies General Education Requirement #6 with PSY 111 and Liberal Education Requirement NS with PSY 111
CANCELLED - 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.
SP 130 Intermediate Spanish
Monday through Thursday - 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Satisfies General Education Requirement #2 and Liberal Education Requirement FL
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
THE 212 Maryland Shakespeare Festival
Contact Professor Michael Curry at email@example.com for specific time and date information.
Monday through Friday - 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., June 3 - June 22
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
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday — 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Satisfies Liberal Education Requirement DIV
An interdisicplinary examination of contemporary womens'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.
For more information, contact the Registrar's office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for summer courses will begin March 1. 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 3. Non-candidate students must pay at time of registration. Students who withdraw from summer courses will receive a 100 percent refund up until June 3. 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 3. Non-candidate students must pay at the time of registration. No housing refund will be issued to students withdrawing from summer courses after June 4, 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.