J-Term 2022 Courses

Note: Courses that fulfill Goucher Commons Requirements are noted in parentheses with “GCR” and the requirement it fulfills.


ART 255 - Silkscreen I: Process and Printing (4 CR.)

(GCR Arts Area)

This course will focus on the silkscreening printing process. Students will learn traditional and contemporary methods of stencil techniques and digital photo based emulsions to realize their own individual artistic needs all while developing a cohesive body of work. We will explore printing on various papers as well as alternative surfaces like T-shirts and other fabrics. This course will also include lectures and demonstrations on historical and contemporary examples of the medium and allow for the production of works that explore a variety of concepts and approaches. Consideration will be given to conceptual and formal issues of printmaking, color separation, color order and how they manifest through the process of silkscreen printing. Lab fee $35. 

Format and Time: In person, Monday - Friday, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Instructor: Dara Lorenzo


BUS 160 - Personal Financial Planning (2 CR.)

The purpose of this introductory course is to develop knowledge of the financial planning process and learn how to apply this process to your everyday life. An integral part of the study of personal finance includes: employee benefits, financial planning, house-buying, credit borrowing, personal finance applications of time-value-of-money, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, taxes, and retirement planning.

Format and Time: In-Person, Monday - Friday,11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Instructor: Mehdi Shadaei


CPEB 250: People Problems – Lessons from Organizational Behavior (4 CR.)

(GCR Social and Behavioral Sciences area)

Ever work with a difficult person? Ever been that difficult person? Organizational Behavior helps us understand and influence human behavior in organizations. In this course you will master core theories and models of Organizational Behavior. You will develop skills that contribute to your effectiveness as a collaborative team member. And you will apply your knowledge and skills to address conflicts within the Goucher community. Your primary project requires collaborative problem solving through creation of a comic book (or graphic novel) about conflict between students, faculty and/or staff at Goucher College.

Our goals: (1) to master objective knowledge about OB, (2) to acquire collaborative skills, and (3) to apply knowledge and skill to a complex problem in our own community are depicted below.

Format and Time: Synchronous Online, Monday - Friday, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Instructor: Janine Bowen


CPEC 207 - Society in The Age of Intelligent Machines (4 CR.)

(GCR Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies area)

The world is currently in the midst of an immense social transformation, brought on not only by the emergence of powerful new technologies, the implications of which we have only begun to consider, but by an additional set of intersecting issues concerning the future of employment, the legitimacy of political institutions, and even the status of truth. Despite its gloominess, however, this historical moment is, in fact, an ideal standpoint from which to do the work of contemplating the future and that is the purpose of this course: to consider the ways society will cope with the rapid development of autonomous machines and to contemplate the future implications, both the economic and philosophical, of these changes. Students are limited to one CPE course per semester.

Format and Time: Synchronous Online, Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instructor: Steven DeCaroli


CPED 207 - The Addicted Brain: Understanding America's Drug Crisis (4 CR.)

(GCR Biological and Physical Science area)

The opioid crisis is one of the deadliest drug epidemics in U.S. history. “Opioids” include illegal recreational drugs (such as heroin), but also powerful pain relievers often prescribed for patients with chronic medical conditions. In this course, we will dive into the neurobiology of opioid drugs, the effects they have on the brain, and how this contributes to the development of an addiction. We will also examine the many intersecting factors (education, class, race, cultural background, genetic predisposition, psychological health, and others) that influence who becomes addicted to opioids, and what help they receive. Students will then conduct collaborative investigations of a drug of their choice in a specific local or national setting (for example, methamphetamine abuse in the rural Midwest, or Ritalin abuse by urban teens), working to understand the factors influencing the abuse of this drug from social and biological perspectives. Students are limited to one CPE course per semester.

Format and Time: Synchronous Online, Monday - Friday, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Instructor: Gillian Starkey


PSC 143 - American Political System (4 CR.)

(Formerly PSC 243) (GCR Social and Behavioral Sciences area)

This course examines the American national political system with attention to political culture, governmental institutions, and political behavior. While the range of topics in this course approximates that of a survey course, the materials allows for more critical analysis and greater contemplation of the subject matter than a survey course.

Format and Time: In Person, Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Instructor: Nina Kasniunas


PSY 305 - Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology (4 CR.)

(GCR DA-AC)

An introduction to qualitative empirical methods and their application to selected problems of psychology, providing an introduction to issues of qualitative research design, analysis, and report writing. Central topics include narrative approaches, biography, phenomenology, ethnography, grounded theory, and case study. These topics are introduced and developed in the context of student-generated, collaborative research projects of significance to researchers and participants and will involve field observations, open interviews, emergent design, and a variety of approaches to data analysis and interpretation. Ethical considerations are emphasized throughout. WID (Writing in the Discipline) course. Prerequisites: PSY 105 or PSY 111 (inactive), and PSY 250; and completion of GCR - Data Analytics Foundational level.

Format and Time: Synchronous Online, Monday - Friday, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Instructor: Nyasha Grayman


WRT 206 - Professional Communication (4 CR.)

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. Students will work on a variety of projects, including standard business correspondence and career development documents in multiple platforms. Students will also craft persuasive arguments in the form of longer researched articles and grant proposals. Students will learn to write for a range of audiences. There will be an emphasis on presentations as well. Prerequisites: WRT 181or WRT 181H or FYS 100W or CWP. Enrollment preference is for Business Management Majors and Professional Writing Minors. Fulfills WEC requirement.

Format: Asynchronous Online

Instructor: Lana Oweidat


WRT 309 - Translation (4 CR.)

This course introduces students to the main theories and trends in the field of translation, familiarizing them with common debates about best translation practices. By comparing multiple translations of the same source text and examining a variety of media, including literature, film, and music, students will consider the aesthetic, cultural, and social issues facing translators. Students will also have the opportunity to put theory into practice through writing assignments. Students may not know all pertinent languages but will be given the information needed to attempt their own translations. Students will acquire practical translation skills, an understanding of why translation matters, and an appreciation for the art of translation. A command of English and some knowledge of another language is required. Prerequisite: WRT 181; and WRT 108 or WRT 206 or permission of the instructor.

Format and Time: Synchronous Online, Monday - Friday, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Instructor: William Schutt