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Document Type

Course Change

Alternate Date

2007 - 2008


KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: October 10, 2007 SPONSORing program and chair: English department WILLIAM STROUP, chair wstroup@keene.edu 8-2692 PROPOSAL SPONSOR: WILLIAM STROUP, chair wstroup@keene.edu 8-2692 TITLE SUMMARY: IHENG286: Children’s Literature PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes. Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: EXISTING (OLD) DATA: ENG 286 CHILDREN’S LITERATURE Reading and discussion of representative works from the seven genres of children’s literature: traditional, fantasy, modern realism, historical fiction, biography, poetry, and information books. Prerequisite: ITW 101. Fall, Spring. PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: IHENG286: Children’s Literature PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: IHENG 286 CHILDREN’S LITERATURE Reading and discussion of representative texts and illustrations from the genres of children’s literature, such as folklore, fantasy, contemporary realistic fiction, historical fiction, biography, poetry, and information books. Prerequisite: ITW 101. Fall, Spring. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Integrative Studies Outcome: Diversity Students will be able to recognize how differences shape approaches to identity, knowledge and power. Perspectives Outcomes: Students will be able to: Analyze a creative text within its cultural, aesthetic, historical and intellectual contexts Identify the values and concerns expressed in creative works Articulate the ways that the arts and humanities shape, change, provoke, and represent our world and our perceptions of the world Skills Outcomes: Reading, writing, critical thinking, critical dialogue Students will be able to: Identify contextual issues, key points, relevant information in the texts Read with an awareness of purpose Ask questions that lead to greater understanding of the material Write with a purpose; with authority; with syntactical and grammatical competence Write for an audience using clear organizational schema and goals Demonstrate the ability and willingness to approach a particular idea, problem, task or goal from multiple perspectives and ask sophisticated questions about it Gather, analyze and interpret evidence in order to develop analytical arguments Apply critical thinking to important ethical and societal issues and problems Speak with purpose and use language appropriate for audience Demonstrate active listening and appropriate nonverbal behaviors RATIONALE: The English Department is responding to the College’s call for new courses in the Integrative Studies Program by re-categorizing this and several other 200-level courses that have long been an important part of our liberal arts mission as a college. RESOURCES: Taught every semester by David White (Education) and sometimes by Carime Bersh and others. No additional resource needs. ADVISORY OPINIONS: None required SIGNATURE PAGE 2007-2008 1. Sponsoring Program: __English_______________________ Chair: _______________________ For _11__ Against _0__ Abstain_0__ Absent _1__ Date __October 9, 2007___________ 2. Advisory Opinions: List the names of the affected departments and include department responses. None required. 3. School Curriculum Committee (or the ISPC ONLY for Course Proposals designated II): Comment: For ___ Against ___ Abstain ___ Absent ___ Chair: ________________________Date ________ 4. Dean: Comment: As a course that builds on the writing skills introduced in the Foundation course, this course will be capped at 28. Approved____ Not Approved____ Signature: _________ Date ________ 5. Senate Curriculum Committee: Comment: For ___ Against___ Abstain ___ Absent ___ Chair: __________________________Date _________ 6. Keene State College Senate: Passed ___ Failed ___ Information___ Signature: ____________________________ Date ________ 7. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: Passed ___ Failed ___ Information___ Signature: _____________________________Date ________ 8. President: Passed ___ Failed ___ Information___ Signature: ____________________________ Date ________


Senate Curriculum Committee




Keene State College

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