Goucher College 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jun 16, 2024  
Goucher College 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.


In the foundational courses, students learn critical thinking, reading, writing, and foreign language skills that will enable them to understand and engage an ever more complex world.


Introduces new students to the liberal arts and sciences and invites them to become active participants in Goucher’s rich intellectual community. They are encouraged to examine their assumptions and values as they explore those of others. The seminars also emphasize the value to the academic environment of collaborative learning and information technologies and foster independent thought, intellectual curiosity, and the joy of learning. Goucher II students who enter as first-year students are required to enroll in Frontiers. ISP 110 and ISP 110Y  taken in the fall semester fulfill the Frontiers requirement. All incoming first-year students are required to pass:

Academic writing/Writing proficiency (LER-WP)

Students must demonstrate proficiency in written communication. This will be satisfied by completing the sequence of Writing Program courses and by demonstrating proficiency through a portfolio. Portfolios are to be submitted to the Director of the Writing Program and will be evaluated by a panel of instructors in the program.

Foreign Language (LER-FL)

Students must demonstrate proficiency in foreign language through intermediate level. Study of a foreign language imparts to students practical linguistic skills and deep understanding of the cultural codes of other societies. Foreign language proficiency grants privileged access to the nuances of fundamental texts in fields such as literature, philosophy, and social and political theory, and to foreign media and other accounts of current events.