One First-Year Seminar (1st semester of first year)First-year exploration seminars are based on faculty-chosen topics, designed to show you what faculty are thinking—and, more importantly, how faculty are thinking—about a specific topic. The seminars also point toward further exploration—of ideas, values, problems.Center-Based Studies to Support Interdisciplinary Inquiry and MajorsTeaching and learning revolves around 11 academic centers. These centers offer majors and minors that you select and choose to combine in multiple ways.Three Center-Based Exploration Courses(2nd semester of first year through third year)These courses add breadth to your studies but also do so much more: They enable you to integrate knowledge and methods, collaborate to solve problems, and think through the most enduring questions of humanity.Proficiency AreasThrough introductory coursework, as well as applied projects, you will demonstrate your proficiency in (taken over four years):• Writing• Data Analytics• Foreign LanguageSocietal ValuesYour studies also revolve around thoughtful reflection focusing on three values areas (taken over four years):•Racial/cultural competency•Environmental sustainability•Experience outside the U.S. through study abroadStudy abroad takes place 2nd semester of second year, or third year if it is a semester-long program.Reflection Portfolio and Capstone Experience or Signature ProjectLearning in your last year includes reflection and an electronic portfolio as well as other capstone work designed to connect your

Goucher College, a leader in the liberal arts:

  • empowers you to be your own academic entrepreneur;
  • allows you to customize your college experience;
  • gives you the opportunity to learn outside the classroom-whether it's through internships, research, or study abroad;
  • and prepares you to take on the world and be ready for careers that haven't even been invented yet.

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