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Fall 2008

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KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 ACADEMIC PROGRAM PROPOSAL FORM DATE OF SUBMISSION: 15 September 2008 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: AMERICAN STUDIES SALLY JOYCE, COORDINATOR (8-2691) PROPOSAL SPONSOR: SALLY JOYCE PROPOSED ACTION: Underline or bold face proposed changes. Program addition Change in requirements* Program redesign Program deletion Other: Update Program Descriptions…see list under “Rationale” CURRENT PROGRAM: p 19 current catalog LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT Each student must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English as specified by the Language Requirement for Students with Majors in the School of Arts and Humanities. INTEGRATIVE STUDIES REQUIREMENTS 44 credits minimum MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 40 credits At least one American Studies or English course must meet a Differing Cultural Perspectives Requirement. All course substitutions must be approved by the coordinator of American Studies. Core Courses 20 credits · IIAMST 210 Introduction to American Studies · IIAMST 250 Interpreting American Cultures · AMST 350 Perspectives on American Culture Updated 29 April 2008 2 · AMST 495 Seminar · Select one of the following: o AMST 390 Critical Approaches o AMST 490 Advanced Special Topics Area Courses 20 credits · Select two courses from American History: o HIST 261 U.S. Social History I: 1603-1865 o HIST 262 U.S. Social History II: 1865 to Present o HIST 265 Military in U.S. Society I o HIST 266 Military in U.S. Society II o HIST 269 Women in Modern America o HIST 360 The American Colonies until 1763 o HIST 361 The American Revolution o HIST 362 The Early American Republic1789-1850 o HIST 363 The United States in the Civil War Period: 1850-1876 o HIST 364 19th-Century America o HIST 365 Gilded Age and Progressive Era America o HIST 366 U.S. in Crisis: 1920-1950 o HIST 367 Modern America: 1950 to Present · Select one courses in American Literature: o ENG 280 Cultural Studies o ENG 341 Early American Literature o ENG 342 19th-Century American Literature o ENG 343 20th-Century American Literature o ENG 344 Studies in American Literature o ENG 345 Black American Literature (Differing Cultural Perspectives) o ENG 346 Transcendentalism o ENG 347 Modern American Indian Literature (Differing Cultural Perspectives) o ENG 370 Studies in Literatures of the Americas (Differing Cultural Perspectives) · Select two courses from Arts and Humanities and/or Social Sciences: o IHAMST 248 Cultures of Plains Indians (Differing Cultural Perspectives) o ART 214 19th- and 20th-Century Art o ECON 455 U.S Economic History o IIFR 240 Franco-American Women’s Voices o GEOG 341 Geography of the United States & Canada o MU 112 Latin American Music o MU 216 History of Rock and Roll Updated 29 April 2008 3 o MU 218 History of Jazz o IAMU 242 Listening to America o PHIL 304 American Philosophy o ISPOSC 210 U.S. Politics o ISPOSC 211 State and Local Politics o ISPOSC 218 Understanding U.S. Politics Through Literature and Film o POSC 316 Constitutional Law o POSC 321 U.S. Foreign Policy and Globalization o IICJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice o SOC 320 Women, Gender, and Society o SOC 345 Sociology of Families o SOC 375 Community Studies o SOC 425 Topics in Ethnic Relations o SOC 475 Social Stratification o SP 330 Latinos in the U.S. PROPOSED PROGRAM: LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT Each student must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English as specified by the Language Requirement for Students with Majors in the School of Arts and Humanities. The complete policy statement appears at the beginning of the Bachelor’s Degree Programs section of this catalog. INTEGRATIVE STUDIES REQUIREMENTS 44 credits minimum · MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 40 credits At least one American Studies or English course must meet a Differing Cultural Perspectives Requirement. Differing Cultural Perspectives courses investigate discursive traditions that have been historically marginalized. All course substitutions must be approved by the coordinator of American Studies. Core Courses 20 credits · IIAMST 210 Introduction to American Studies Updated 29 April 2008 4 · IIAMST 250 Interpreting American Cultures · AMST 350 Perspectives on American Culture · AMST 495 Seminar · Select one of the following: o AMST 390 Critical Approaches o AMST 490 Advanced Special Topics Area Courses 20 credits · Select two courses from American History: o HIST 261 U.S. Social History I: 1603-1865 o HIST 262 U.S. Social History II: 1865 to Present o HIST 265 Military in U.S. Society I o HIST 266 Military in U.S. Society II o HIST 269 Women in Modern America o HIST 360 The American Colonies until 1763 o HIST 361 The American Revolution o HIST 362 The Early American Republic1789-1850 o HIST 363 The United States in the Civil War Period: 1850-1876 o HIST 364 19th-Century America o HIST 365 Gilded Age and Progressive Era America o HIST 366 U.S. in Crisis: 1920-1950 o HIST 367 Modern America: 1950 to Present · Select one course in American Literature: o ENG 280 Cultural Studies o ENG 341 Early American Literature o ENG 342 19th-Century American Literature o ENG 343 20th-Century American Literature o ENG 344 Studies in American Literature o ENG 345 Studies in African American Literature (Differing Cultural Perspectives) o ENG 346 Transcendentalism o ENG 347 Modern American Indian Literature (Differing Cultural Perspectives) o ENG 370 Studies in Literatures of the Americas (Differing Cultural Perspectives when appropriate) · Select two courses from Arts and Humanities and/or Social Sciences: o ART 214 19th- and 20th-Century Art o IHAMST 248 Cultures of Plains Indians (Differing Cultural Perspectives) o ECON 455 U.S Economic History o IHENG 240 Readings in American Literature o IIENG 245 African American Literature and Culture Updated 29 April 2008 5 (Differing Cultural Perspectives) o IIFR 240 Franco-American Women’s Voices o GEOG 341 Geography of the United States & Canada o MU 112 Latin American Music o MU 216 History of Rock and Roll o MU 218 History of Jazz o IAMU 242 Listening to America o PHIL 304 American Philosophy o ISPOSC 210 U.S. Politics o ISPOSC 211 State and Local Politics o ISPOSC 218 Understanding U.S. Politics Through Literature and Film o POSC 316 Constitutional Law o POSC 321 U.S. Foreign Policy and Globalization o IICJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice o SOC 320 Women, Gender, and Society o SOC 345 Sociology of Families o SOC 375 Community Studies o SOC 425 Topics in Ethnic Relations o SOC 475 Social Stratification o SP 330 Latinos in the U.S. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES AND /OR LEARNING OUTCOMES: RATIONALE: 1.Added sentence under “Language Requirement”: To make our description consistent with other descriptions in the catalog. 2.Title change of ENG 345: course title was changed last year 3. Added words “when appropriate” to ENG 370: Not always offered as a Differing Cultural Perspectives course 4. Addition to “Select two courses”: IH ENG 240 should have been added last year; same with IIENG 245. 5. Added Differing Cultural Perspectives definition for clarity. RESOURCES: None needed ADVISORY OPINIONS: None needed Updated 29 April 2008 6

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Senate Curriculum Committee

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English

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Keene State College

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