Goucher College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Dec 07, 2021  
Goucher College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

Visual and Material Culture Major

Total number of credits required: 36

Core Requirements:

All students who major in the Visual and Material Culture Program are required to complete the following courses:

Writing Proficiency in the Major

  • One paper, website, or virtual exhibition demonstrating research and critical analysis with a grade of “B” or better, written for a course in the major.
  • WEC courses in the VMC major include any 200- or 300-level courses.

Honors in the Major

All Visual and Material Culture majors are encouraged to pursue Honors in the major.

  1. Minimum GPA in the major and overall GPA. To achieve honors, graduating seniors must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 in all courses taken within the major, and a minimum overall GPA of 3.30.
  2. Research Project and Presentation. VMC 497A  and VMC 497B  take place over the course of two consecutive semesters in their senior year (*arrangements can be made, in consultation with VMC faculty, for those students who cannot take the course in consecutive semesters). During the first semester, students build upon a project that they have investigated in a prior VMC course, or they formulate a new project that integrates skills gained from their VMC studies. In the second semester, students produce their final product and present the product in a public forum (either at the student symposium or during year-end presentations). All students applying for Honors in VMC must achieve a minimum grade of “B+” in both semesters of VMC 497A and VMC 497B.