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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

November 23, 2008

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, Jeffrey Bossworth , 206 Pinecrest Manor, ext. 4762.

CURRICULAR ACTION NOTICES FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ENGLISH & MODERN LANGUAGES

POLITICAL SCIENCE

1.       NEW COURSE: PSC 3302 CAMPAIGNS AND ELECTIONS

Purpose and Nature of Course: _Develop new course on US political campaigns and elections to help fill gaps in American politics subfield of political science program

Prefix: _PSC_________    Number: _3302____________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: _CAMPAIGNS AND ELECTIONS______________________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

C A M P A I G N S & E L E C T I O N S

Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                            

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This course focuses on the US electoral process and the actors involved in political campaigns, including political parties and interest groups.  It critiques the strategies and tactics of political campaigns.  Topics include grassroots organizing, the effect of media, negative campaigns, and campaign finance and electoral reform. 

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _3 credits of PSC_

2.       NEW COURSE: PSC 3350 HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL ACTIVISM

Purpose and Nature of Course: _Develop additional course in international politics subfield of political science.

Prefix: _PSC___________    Number: __3350_________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: _HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL ACTIVISM_______________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

H U M A N R T S & A C T I V I S M

Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                            

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

Focuses on the promotion and protection of human rights in the international political system. Examines international networks of activists and their effect on international relations.  Topics include war crimes, humanitarian intervention, environmental policies, and workers’ rights.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _3 credit PSC_

ENGLISH & MODERN LANGUAGES

3.       COURSE CHANGE: ENG 1130 INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY STUDIES

Purpose and nature of change:  

The Department of English and Modern Languages requests that ENG 1130: Introduction to Literary Studies be moved to a Fall semester rotation and the prerequisite of ENG 1112 be dropped.  ENG 1130 was originally scheduled for Spring semesters so students could complete the ENG 1112 prerequisite in the Fall first.  Students switching to English from other majors are often at a disadvantage; some don't get 1112 until the Spring of their first year, and then have to wait until the Spring of their second year to take 1130.  In addition, offering ENG 1130 in the Fall may assist with retention if we put first-year English majors immediately into a required course for the major and start acclimating them to their department and their major in their first semester.

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences)

An intensive introduction to the discipline of literary studies for current and prospective English majors.  Students will become acquainted with literary genres and terms, learn strategies for reading and understanding literature, and develop critical skills for discussing and analyzing literary texts.  Offered in the Fall semester.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course)  None.  (Eliminate ENG

 1112 as prerequisite)

4.       COURSE CHANGE: ENG 2203: READINGS IN ANCIENT LITERATURE

Purpose and nature of change:  

The Department of English and Modern Languages requests "G" status for the following courses:

         ENG 2203: Readings in Ancient Literature

         ENG 2204: Readings in World Literature

         ENG 3268: Survey of British Literature I

These three courses focus on non-U.S. literature.  ENG 2203 focuses on the literature of ancient cultures.  ENG 2204 focuses on non-U.S. and non-British literature from the 19th century to the present.  ENG 3268 surveys literature from the British isles from its beginning prior to AD 1000  through the Enlightenment.  (NB:  ENG 3269: Survey of British Literature II is already approved for "G" status.)  In addition, these three courses address the stated learning outcomes for the Global Awareness category.

This course change form is for ENG 2203: READINGS IN ANCIENT LITERATURE

We are also proposing an updated course description for ENG 2203.

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences)

Selected texts from ancient cultures, such as Sumerian, Egyptian, Chinese, Indian, Hebrew, Greek, and Roman.

5.       COURSE CHANGE: ENG 3350 OLD AND MIDDLE ENGLISH LITERATURE

(The following purpose/nature of change listed here applies to items 5-12)

Purpose and nature of change:  

In 2005, additional prerequisites (beyond ENG 1112) were added to all British and American literary period courses   The additional prerequisites have proved to be unnecessarily complex and have prevented interested non-majors from enrolling in these courses. The proposed change eliminates the additional prerequisites, leaving ENG 1112: Composition I as the sole prerequisite.  In other words, we propose to return to the pre-2005 prerequisite configuration for our literary period courses.  The affected courses include the following:

         ENG 3350: Old and Middle English Literature

         ENG 3351: English Renaissance Literature

         ENG 3356: 18th Century British Literature

         ENG 3359: 19th Century British Literature

         ENG 3360: 20th Century British Literature

         ENG 3362: American Romanticism and Transcendentalism

         ENG 3363: American Realism and Naturalism

         ENG 3364: 20th Century American Literature

This course change form is for ENG 3350: OLD AND MIDDLE ENGLISH LITERATURE

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course)  ENG 1112

NB: Deleting ENG 1130, ENG 1115, ENG 2207, ENG 2209 as prerequisites 

6.       COURSE CHANGE: ENG 3351: ENGLISH RENAISSANCE LITERATURE

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course)  ENG 1112

NB: Deleting ENG 1130, ENG 1115, ENG 2207, ENG 2209 as prerequisites 


7.       COURSE CHANGE: ENG 3356: 18TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course)  ENG 1112

NB: Deleting ENG 1130, ENG 1115, ENG 2207, ENG 2209 as prerequisites 


8.       COURSE CHANGE: ENG 3359: 19TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE


Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course)  ENG 1112

NB: Deleting ENG 1130, ENG 1115, ENG 2207, ENG 2209 as prerequisites 


9.       COURSE CHANGE: ENG 3360: 20TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE


Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course)  ENG 1112

NB: Deleting ENG 1130, ENG 1115, ENG 2207, ENG 2209 as prerequisites 


10.    COURSE CHANGE: ENG 3362: AMERICAN ROMANTICISM AND TRANSCENDENTALISM

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course)  ENG 1112

NB: Deleting ENG 1130, ENG 1115, ENG 2208 as prerequisites 

11.    COURSE CHANGE: ENG 3363: AMERICAN REALISM AND NATURALISM

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course)  ENG 1112

NB: Deleting ENG 1130, ENG 1115, ENG 2208 as prerequisites 


12.    COURSE CHANGE: ENG 3364: 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course)  ENG 1112

NB: Deleting ENG 1130, ENG 1115, ENG 2208 as prerequisites 

13.    COURSE CHANGE: ENG 3268: SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE I

(The following purpose/nature of change listed here applies to items 13-16)

Purpose and nature of change:  

The Department of English and Modern Languages requests Block 2: Languages & Literature General Education status for the following courses:

         ENG 3268: Survey of British Literature I

         ENG 3269: Survey of British Literature II

         ENG 3278: Survey of American Literature I

         ENG 3280: Survey of American Literature II

The British and American Survey courses provide broad overviews of the history of British and American literature.  As such, their content is of a more general nature than the English Program's upper division period courses and potentially of interest to a variety of students beyond the major.  In addition, the British and American Survey courses address the stated learning outcomes for Block 2 as well as the overall learning outcomes for the General Education program.

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences)

Survey of major British literature from Beowulf through Neoclassicism.  Offered fall semester.

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all applicable boxes.

a.       ___X__ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group 2

14.    COURSE CHANGE: ENG 3269: SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE II

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences)

Survey of major British literature from the Romantics through the present.  Offered spring semester.

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all applicable boxes.

a.       ___X__ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group 2


15.    COURSE CHANGE: ENG 3278: SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences)

Survey of 17th, 18th, and early 19th century American writers.  Offered fall semester.

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all applicable boxes.

a.       ___X__ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group 2


16.    COURSE CHANGE: ENG 3280: SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE II

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences)

Survey of American writers from the late nineteenth-century to the present.  Offered spring semester.

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all applicable boxes.

a.       ___X__ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group 2

 

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