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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
Goucher College 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalogue

Center Pair Exploration Courses


Goucher’s model for teaching and learning revolves around eleven academic centers. Centers are responsible for creating courses that allow students a path of exploration by choosing among courses that allow you to study specific ideas, values, or problems using different methods and approaches. Between their second semester at Goucher and the end of their junior year, students will take 3 Center Pair Exploration (CPE) courses outside the Center Pair to which their major belongs. Students are limited to one CPE course per semester.

Exceptions to this typical path include:

  1. Students transferring to Goucher with 45 or more transfer credits need only complete one of the CPE courses outside the Center Pair of their major. The Registrar will indicate on the student’s transfer course evaluation which CPE pairing they should take.
  2. Students transferring to Goucher with 30-44 transfer credits need only complete two of the CPE courses outside the Center Pair of their major. The Registrar will indicate on the student’s transfer course evaluation which CPE pairings they should take.

The Center Pairings are as follows:

Center Course Code Center Pairs
CPEA
  • Center for Art and Media
  • Center for Dance, Music, and Theatre
CPEB
  • Center for Education, Business Professional Studies
  • Center for People, Politics, and Markets
CPEC
  • Center for Geographies of Justice and Cultures
  • Center for Humanities
CPED
  • Center for Natural Science
  • Center for Psychology

Courses that are approved will have the course code of CPEA, CPEB, CPEC, or CPED (ex. CPEA 201). 

The following table lists by major which Center Pair Exploration course types are required (with exceptions noted above).

Major Center Pair Courses to take (3)
American Studies Must take CPEA and CPED, plus one from: CPEB or CPEC
Art History Take one of each: CPEA, CPEB, CPED
Biochemistry Take one of each: CPEA, CPEB, CPEC
Biology Take one of each: CPEA, CPEB, CPEC
Business Management Take one of each: CPEA, CPEC, CPED
Chemistry Take one of each: CPEA, CPEB, CPEC
Communication Take one of each: CPEB, CPEC, CPED
Computer Science Must take CPEB and CPED, plus one from: CPEA or CPEC
Dance Take one of each: CPEB, CPEC, CPED
Economics Take one of each: CPEA, CPEC, CPED
Elementary Education Take one of each: CPEA, CPEC, CPED
English Take one of each: CPEA, CPEB, CPED
Environmental Studies - Environmental Science (ESCI) concentration Take one of each: CPEA, CPEB, CPEC
Environmental Studies - Environment and Society (ESOC) concentration Take one of each: CPEA, CPEC, CPED
French Take one of each: CPEA, CPEB, CPED
History Take one of each: CPEA, CPEB, CPED
Individualized Interdisciplinary Major (IIM) 3 courses determined in consultation with IIM Director and Registrar
International Relations Take one of each: CPEA, CPEC, CPED
Mathematics Must take CPEB and CPED, plus one from: CPEA or CPEC
Music Take one of each: CPEB, CPEC, CPED
Peace Studies Take one of each: CPEA, CPEB, CPED
Philosophy Take one of each: CPEA, CPEB, CPED
Physics Take one of each: CPEA, CPEB, CPEC
Political Science Take one of each: CPEA, CPEC, CPED
Psychology Take one of each: CPEA, CPEB, CPEC
Religion Take one of each: CPEA, CPEB, CPED
Russian Take one of each: CPEA, CPEB, CPED
Sociology-Anthropology Take one of each: CPEA, CPEC, CPED
Spanish Take one of each: CPEA, CPEB, CPED
Special Education Take one of each: CPEA, CPEC, CPED
Studio Art Take one of each: CPEB, CPEC, CPED
Theatre Take one of each: CPEB, CPEC, CPED
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Take one of each: CPEA, CPEB, CPED