Summer 2016 at Goucher College

MAKE THIS SUMMER COUNT

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.

On-campus Courses

May 16 to June 3

CANCELED - ANT 107 Cultural Anthropology
Monday through Friday 1:15pm - 4:10pm
3 credits
Satisfies 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: Rory Turner

BUS 206/WRT 206 Professional Communication
Monday through Friday 9:30am - 12:25pm
3 credits
WEC course

Open to students from any major, this course will develop and enhance students' skills in a range of written and verbal communications in organizational settings. The content focus will be on classic formats to produce clear and persuasive writing and presentations, but also how to more effectively use contemporary tools found in today's business world.  Students will work on a variety of audience-oriented vehicles, including standard business correspondence; career development and human resource documents and techniques; and adapt source material to craft persuasive messages for a range of audiences.
Prerequisites: College writing proficiency, WRT 181, or sophomore standing. Enrollment preference is for Business Management majors, as it is a required course. 

Instructor: Katherine Cottle

CANCELED - DAN 109 Introduction to Dance Technique
Monday through Friday 1:15pm - 4:10pm
3 credits
Satisfies the Liberal Arts Requirement Artistic/Creative Expression

An experiential course that introduces students with little or no prior dance experience to the fundamental elements of both ballet and modern dance techniques, vocabulary, and aesthetic. Students will gain awareness of their individual movement potential, and develop analytical and critical skill to enhance their experience.

Instructor: Rick Southerland

CANCELED - EC 100 Introduction to Economics
Monday through Friday 9:30am - 12:25pm
3 credits
Satisfies Liberal Arts Requirement Social Sciences

A general introduction to the subject matter and analytical tools of economics. Intended for non-majors who would like to learn about the ways economics can be used to explain behavior and form policy. This course does not count toward the major or minor in economics. Students who have taken EC 101 and/or EC 102 may not take this course for credit.

Instructor: Gina Shamshak

MA 100 Topics in Contemporary Mathematics: Mathemagic
Monday through Friday - 9:00am - 12:50pm
4 credits
Satisfies 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.
Topic Summer 2016: Mathemagic
Card tricks will be used to present numerous mathematical topics, including parity, modular arithmetic, and probability.
Prerequisite: placement exam level of L, M, or H.

Instructor: Jill Zimmerman

MA 160 Precalculus
Hybrid course - Monday through Friday - 9:00am - 11:00am with additional course work online
4 credits
Satisfies Liberal Education Requirement Mathematical Reasoning

An applications-oriented, investigative approach to the study of the mathematical topics needed for further coursework in mathematics. The unifying theme is the study of functions, including polynomials; rational functions; and exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Graphing calculators and/or the computer will be used as an integral part of the course.
Prerequisite: placement exam.

Instructor:Joe Cutrone

CANCELED - PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology
Monday through Friday - 9:00am - 11:55 am
3 credits
Satisfies 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

CANCELED - PSY 112 Introduction to Psychology Laboratory
Monday through Friday - 1:15pm - 4:15pm
1 credit
Satisfies 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

CANCELED - RLG 130 Introduction to World Religions
Monday through Friday - 9:30am - 12:25pm
3 credit
Satisfies Liberal Education Requirement Diverse Perspectives

This course will introduce students to the major beliefs and historical development of the world's religions. Attention will be paid to how myth, doctrine, symbols, rituals and ethics shape these traditions. Students will engage with primary texts and will explore how these traditions have manifested in the United States and, through field trip opportunities, the Baltimore area.

Instructor: Ann Duncan

SP 110 Elements of Spanish I
Monday through Friday - 1:15pm - 5:05pm
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.
Prerequisites: Completion of placement exam

Instructor: Maria Gomis-Quinto

CANCELED - SP 120 Elements of Spanish II
Monday through Friday  9:00am - 12:50pm
4 credits

Continued development of the four basic language skills-listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing-within the context of Hispanic cultures.
Prerequisite: SP 110 or SP 110V with a minimum grade of C- or placement.

Instructor: Alison Tatum-Davis

SP 130 Intermediate Spanish
Monday through Friday  9:00am - 12:50pm
4 credits
Satisfies 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.
Prerequisite: SP 120 or SP 120V, with a minimum grade of C- or placement test. 

Instructor: Frances Ramos-Fontan

WRT 206/BUS 206 Professional Communication
Monday through Friday 9:30am - 12:25pm
3 credits
WEC course

Open to students from any major, this course will develop and enhance students' skills in a range of written and verbal communications in organizational settings. The content focus will be on classic formats to produce clear and persuasive writing and presentations, but also how to more effectively use contemporary tools found in today's business world.  Students will work on a variety of audience-oriented vehicles, including standard business correspondence; career development and human resource documents and techniques; and adapt source material to craft persuasive messages for a range of audiences.
Prerequisites: College writing proficiency, WRT 181, or sophomore standing. Enrollment preference is for Business Management majors, as it is a required course. 

Instructor: Katherine Cottle

CANCELED - WS 237 Gender and Migration in a Global Perspective
Monday through Friday - 1:15pm - 4:10pm
3 credits
Satisfies Liberal Arts Requirement Diverse Perspectives

Dominating recent policy discussion both in North America and Europe, migration has proven to be one of the most difficult and controversial topics of our time. This interdisciplinary course seeks to uncover recurrent and recognizable patterns and to create a dialogue that takes into account issues of gender, geography, race, and sexuality. Exploring the fundamental connections between gender and immigration it looks at how women and their bodies dramatize "the achievements" and/or "failures" of the nation and how these "successes" or "failures" figure differently in transnational contexts. It looks at how archaic hetero-normative images of family, the language of victim-hood, the erotics of immigration, and anxiety permeate national discourses of migration and how immigration laws are explicitly gendered but framed as gender neutral. Finally it considers how economic factors, geography, empire-building, political imperatives, racism, sexism, and the exploitation of national principles of security affect the contemporary lived experience of migration.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, and WS 150 or a 100-level PCE studies course or permission from the instructor. 

Instructor: Irline Francois

Online Courses

HIS 117 Modern and Contemporary Europe: 1789 to Present
Online
3 credits
Satisfies Liberal Arts Requirements Textual Analysis and Diverse Perspectives

A continuation of HIS 116, which may be taken independently. Emphasis on major social, cultural, and political developments from the Enlightenment to the present. Includes the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, industrialization, nationalism, socialism, European colonialism and imperialism, fascism, the world wars, and the Cold War. 

Instructor: John Corcoran

THE 103 The Theatre Experience
Online
3 credits
Satisfies Liberal Arts Requirement Textual Analysis

Students will learn to recognize how meaning is constructed in the theatre. Play texts will be used as a jumping-off place to examine the literature of theatre-structure, form, genre, and style and how a play text is transformed into theatre through acting, design, and direction. The historical context of plays-performance conventions, architecture, and audience expectations will serve as a way of understanding contemporary theatre. The student's ability to decipher the ways and means of communication in the theatre will be demonstrated in written critiques of live performance. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Department.  

Instructor: Michael Curry


WS 100 Confronting Inequality:Women, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary American Society

Online
3 credits
Satisfies Liberal Arts Requirement 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. Fall semester. Lewis.

Instructor: Mel Lewis

For more information, contact the Registrar's office at registrar@goucher.edu.

Registration

Registration for these summer 2016 courses has now ended.

Registration for summer courses will begin April 1. Courses with insufficient enrollment will be canceled on or about April 25.  Click on this link for more registration information.

Tuition

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

Payment is due three (3) weeks from billing date but no later than May 16. Non-candidate students must pay at time of registration. Students who withdraw from summer courses will receive a 100 percent refund up until May 16. 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.

Housing

For Summer Housing information, view the link below.

http://www.goucher.edu/student-life/living-on-campus/break-housing/summer-break-housing