Summer 2015 at Goucher College


Whether you're 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 1 to June 19

ANT 107 Cultural Anthropology
Online course
3 credits
Satisfies General Education Requirement #9 and #10 and Liberal Education Requirement Social Sciences

What makes us human? How do people in different societies act and why do they act the way they do? How do we make sense of things such as nation-state, identity, sexism, and poverty? Students in this course, you will acquire ways of thinking about these questions and tools for answering them. In doing so, you will learn how to think like an anthropologist.

Instructor: Susan Frekko

June 1 to July 10

CANCELLED - 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.

Instructor: Rick Southerland

June 1 to June 26

CANCELLED - 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

Instructor: Joseph Cutrone

CANCELLED - MA 113 Problem Solving and Math: Geometry
Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
4 credits
Satisfies General Education Requirement #5 and Liberal Education Requirement Mathematical Reasoning

For students majoring in elementary education. Explores various approaches to problem solving by examining topics such as spatial sense and measurement with respect to various geometries, properties of curves and surfaces, coordinate geometry, and transformations. The course focuses on the use of various tools, such as calculators and physical models, as aids in problem solving. Students are expected to complete several hours of preparation work before each class. Four hours lecture.  Prerequisite: placement exam and ED 101 or ED 103 or permission of both the Department of Education and the instructor. 

Instructor: Robin Wilson

CANCELLED - 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

Instructor: Patrick LoPresto

CANCELLED - 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

Instructor: Patrick LoPresto

SP 110 Elements of Spanish I
Monday through Thursday - 9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
4 credits

Intended for students with little or no knowledge of Spanish. Students will develop communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and understanding of Hispanic cultures. Four contact hours.  
Prerequisites: Completion of placement exam

Instructor: Frances Ramos-Fontan

CANCELLED - 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. Four contact hours.  Prerequisite: SP 120 or SP 120V, with a minimum grade of C- or placement test. 

Instructor: Alison Tatum-Davis 

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, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary American Society
Online course
3 credits
Satisfies Liberal Education Requirement of Understanding Diverse Perspectives

This introductory course is an interdisciplinary examination of contemporary issues in women, gender, and sexuality studies, drawing on a variety of sources - scholarly journals, autobiography, fiction, poetry, political analysis, and pop-culture discourses - with an emphasis on racial and ethnic diversity in American society. This course explores a variety of topics, including sexualities, gender in the labor force, family, motherhood, masculinity, education, cultural images, health, sexual violence, creativity, and political activism.

Instructor: Mel Lewis

For more information, contact the Registrar's office at


Registration for summer courses will begin March 30. Courses with insufficient enrollment will be canceled on or about May 1. Click on this link for more registration information.


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 1. Non-candidate students must pay at time of registration. Students who withdraw from summer courses will receive a 100 percent refund up until June 1. 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.


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