Goucher College, in Baltimore, Md., is starting an undergraduate concentration called Book Studies. The program, open to students this fall, is an 18-credit interdisciplinary minor that will, the university explained, "explore the past, present, and future of the book."
The minor will feature courses taught by a range of Goucher professors, from, among others, the history, English and art departments. Goucher emphasized that the program will allow students to explore books in their various forms, "from the cuneiform tablet to digital media." Students in the program will also have access to materials in the college's special collections as well as collections from nearby institutions like the Library of Congress and the Walters Art Museum.
Goucher said students who minor in the new concentration could pursue careers in a range of areas, from library science to digital media.