January Term

In 2022, Goucher will be offering a January Term (J-Term), a special period of study in which undergraduate students can take an entire class in a condensed format over a few weeks.

Students taking J-Term classes at Goucher will have the benefits of small class sizes, individualized attention from faculty, and the ability to complete a course in a shorter time frame. We encourage students to take advantage of our discounted prices for  J-Term tuition. We are offering this one-time pricing discount to help students progress towards their academic degree while understanding that financial situations for many have changed over the last year. 

There is a 4 credit limit for the winter term. Students can sign up for only one 4-credit course during J-Term. These courses meet for 3 hours per day, require additional time for homework, and are very time intensive.  

All courses are undergraduate courses.

Courses offered

  • Silkscreen I: Process and Printing
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • People Problems – Lessons from Organizational Behavior
  • Society in the Age of Intelligent Machines
  • The Addicted Brain: Understanding America’s Drug Crisis
  • American Political System
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology
  • Professional Communication
  • Translation

View the course offerings for J-Term 2022.

Dates & Information

Students in four-credit and two-credit courses will meet each weekday from Jan. 4 through Jan. 27.

Goucher Undergraduate Students

Goucher undergraduate students can use these courses to fulfill a Goucher Commons Requirement (GCR) or take another popular course.

Goucher students can register for J-Term courses using myGoucher from November 1 through November 12. After November 12, Goucher students should use the course change form by January 4 to request the addition of a J-Term course; your request will be considered on a space available basis.

MyGoucher has been re-opened, so that Goucher students can enroll in J-term courses through January 4, as long as space is available.

Non-Goucher Students

Non-Goucher students can enroll in these courses using the non-candidate process. Courses may be able to be transferred to your home institution in order to satisfy your requirements, such as core courses and electives. Non-Goucher students should check with their home institution before enrolling.