Most course texts, readings and other materials are available from a national distribution house associated with the program. Additional course material is available during the summer session. Students are responsible for securing all research and other materials necessary for courses.

Minimum Computer Requirements are:

  • Windows XP or later, or Mac OS 10.4 or later
  • Minimum 2 GB of memory (RAM)
  • The latest version of Java available from: 
  • The latest version of QuickTime available from:
  • A current word processing software
  • A headset with microphone

Internet Access

  • Broadband Internet connection is required. Examples of broadband internet connection are high-speed DSL or a Cable modem.
  • Use of Goucher e-mail is highly recommended

A workshop on the use of BlackBoard, the web-based classroom, is taught during the summer session.