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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

November 9, 2005

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Jannis Floyd, Retan Center 208-D, ext. 4795, jfloyd@mansfield.edu.

PROGRAM CHANGE

1. For ENG BA and BSE programs:

  1. Change "Major Genre/Major Author" requirement to "Major Genre/Major Author/Contemporary Theory" requirement.
  2. Add the following element to the existing English Program Assessment Portfolio Requirement: "The Writing Lesson Plan from ENG 3324: Composition Theory and Practice (BSE only)."

NEW COURSE PROPOSALS

1. ENG 1175: Nature of Language

Description: This course explores “the nature of language,” looking at what language is, how we learn and use language, and how language functions in and shapes our lives.

Status: Block 2 General Education
"I" designation

2. ENG 2209: Readings in Shakespeare

Description: Selected readings in Shakespeare for the non-English major. Offered Fall semesters.

Status: Block 2 General Education

COURSE CHANGES

1. For ENG 2202, 3312, 3314, and 3316 (Creative Writing courses):

Request Block 2 General Education status.

2. For ENG 3268, 3269, 3278, and 3280 (British and American survey courses):

Add sentence to catalog description for each course:
"This course is NOT a Block 2 General Education course."

Update catalog description (3280 only): Change "Survey of late nineteenth and twentieth-century American writers" to read: "Survey of American writers from the late nineteenth-century to the present."

3. For ENG 3307 (Lit. in English from Around the World):

Request "G" (Global) status and Block 2 General Education status.

4. For ENG 3350, 3351, 3356, 3359, 3360 (British period courses):

Add following prerequisites to each course (1112W is current prerequisite): ENG 1112W and ENG 1130W or ENG 1115 or ENG 2207 or ENG 2209. (NB: 2209 is a proposed new lower-division Shakespeare course.)

Request G (Global) status for ENG 3350 and 3359 (3351, 3356, and 3360 are already "G")

Update catalog descriptions for each course:

ENG 3350: Old and Middle English Literature
Study of major British writers and works from the Anglo Saxon period to 1500. Selections may include Old English lyric and narrative poetry (like Beowulf) in translation, and Middle English romances, allegories, bawdy tales, plays, songs, and mystical writings, some in the original language, some in translation. Authors may include Chaucer, Julian of Norwich, Langland, Malory, and that most prolific of medieval authors, Anonymous. Prerequisites: ENG 1112W and ENG 1130W or ENG 1115 or ENG 2207 or ENG 2209. Offered fall of even years.

ENG 3351: English Renaissance Literature
A study of major writers from 1500 to 1660, the Reformation through the English Civil War. Authors include Sydney, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Jonson, and Milton. Prerequisites: ENG 1112W and ENG 1130W or ENG 1115 or ENG 2207 or 2209. Offered spring of even years.

ENG 3356: Eighteenth-Century British Literature
A study of major British writers from 1660 to 1800. The course will address both primary texts and literary criticism addressing the literature of the period. Includes authors such as Behn, Defoe, Pope, Richardson, Fielding, Smith, and Radcliffe. Prerequisites: ENG 1112W and ENG 1130W or ENG 1115 or ENG 2207 or 2209. Offered spring of odd years.

ENG 3359: Nineteenth-Century British Literature
A study of major British writers from the Romantic and Victorian eras. May include such authors as Burns, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, Bronte, Carlyle, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy, and Wilde. Prerequisites: ENG 1112W and ENG 1130W or ENG 1115 or ENG 2207 or ENG 2209. Offered fall of odd years.

ENG 3360: Twentieth-Century American Literature
A study of major writers of the twentieth century such as Yeats, Joyce, Woolf, Eliot, Beckett, Winterson, and Rushdie. Topics of study include modernism, postmodernism, literary responses to cultural upheaval such as World War II, and post-colonialism. Prerequisites: ENG 1112W and ENG 1130W or ENG 1115 or ENG 2207 or ENG 2209. Offered fall of even years.

5. For ENG 3362, 3363, and 3364 (American period courses):

Add following prerequisites to each course (1112W is current prerequisite):
ENG 1112W and ENG 1130W or ENG 1115 or ENG 2208.

Course title change (3362 only):
Change title from "American Romanticism" to "American Romanticism and Transcendentalism"

Update catalog descriptions for each course:
ENG 3362: American Romanticism and Transcendentalism
A study of American Romanticism and Transcendentalism, focusing on the work of such writers as Emerson, Thoreau, Fuller, Whitman, Melville, Hawthorne, and Poe. Prerequisites: ENG 1112W and ENG 1130W or ENG 1115 or ENG 2208. Offered spring of even years.

ENG 3363: American Realism and Naturalism
Study of American literature written between the Civil War and World War I. Possible authors include: Dickinson, Twain, James, Chopin, Crane, Chesnutt, Wharton, Dreiser, Wilkins Freeman, and Orne Jewett. Prerequisites: ENG 1112W and ENG 1130W or ENG 1115 or ENG 2208. Offered fall of odd years.

ENG 3364: Twentieth-Century American Literature
A study of major American writers since World War I, such as Wharton, Faulkner, Williams, Baldwin, Morrison, and Erdrich. Topics include modernism, postmodernism, race, and gender. Prerequisites: ENG 1112W and ENG 1130W or ENG 1115 or ENG 2208. Offered spring of odd years.

6. For ENG 3352 (Shakespeare):

Delete from list of Block 2 General Education courses.

Add following prerequisites (there are no existing prerequisites):
ENG 1112W and ENG 1130W or ENG 1115 or ENG 2207 or ENG 2209. Offered fall semester. (NB: 2209 is a proposed new lower-division Shakespeare course.)

7. For ENG 3376 (Major Genre):

Delete from list of Block 2 General Education courses.

Add following prerequisite (ENG 1112W is current prerequisite):
ENG 1112W and ENG 1130W

8. For ENG 3381 (History of Literary Theory and Criticism):

Add to list of approved Block 2 General Education courses.

9. For ENG 3382 (Contemporary Literary Theory and Criticism):

Add following prerequisite (ENG 1112W is current prerequisite):
ENG 1112W and ENG 1130W

10. For ENG 3385 (Major Author):

Add following prerequisite (ENG 1112W is current prerequisite):
ENG 1112W and ENG 1130W

 

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