Foreign Language Online Policy

Goucher is a residential college; consequently, there is an expectation that most courses are offered in-person. No online undergraduate courses may be offered during the fall and spring semesters, unless there is an exception made by the provost for an extraordinary circumstance. Online undergraduate courses may be offered in the winter and summer terms. Students must successfully complete (pass) the terminal course in their platform in an on-campus course at Goucher or a regionally accredited, non-profit, public or private college or university.

Students may not complete their foreign language requirement exclusively online.

If a student wants to transfer online foreign language (FL) credits taken prior to their arrival to Goucher, they will need to take the placement exam upon their arrival, and complete one of the four platforms described in the FLC GCR website.

For permission to complete the FLC GCR with languages not offered locally or through an online course, students need contact the directors of the Center for the Study of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures or Hispanic and Latinx Studies, respectively. They will need to approve the syllabus prior to a student enrolling in the FL online course. Informal skype/zoom sessions with native speakers or self-guided instruction are not the equivalent of a college FL course.