IA ENG 204


Document Type

Course Change

Alternate Date

2007 - 2008


KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: October 10, 2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Identify the department and chair. Include phone number and email address. English. William Stroup, wstroup@keene.edu 8-2692 PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Identify the person(s) who should be contacted regarding the proposal. Include phone number and email address. This person is expected to attend Divisional and/or Senate Curriculum meetings to discuss the proposal. William Doreski wdoreski@keene.edu 8-2698 TITLE SUMMARY: IAENG 204 CREATIVE WRITING PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes . Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement EXISTING (OLD) DATA: Insert the course information as it exists in the current KSC Catalog. You may copy the information electronically from the KSC Web page: http://www.keene.edu/catalog/mdc.cfm ENG 204 CREATIVE WRITING Introduction to the basic strategies and techniques of writing fiction and verse. Assigned exercises, accompanied by readings, discussed in class. Opportunity to develop creative and critical skills through assignments and independent work. Prerequisite: ITW 101. Fall, Spring. PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: IA ENG 204 CREATIVE WRITING Limit the course title to 30 characters, including spaces. If more characters are absolutely necessary for clarity, the sponsor should submit an abbreviated title to assure an intelligible abbreviated title of choice (for use in student information system, on transcripts, etc.). PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: Limit the Course Description to 50 words, not including prerequisites. Prerequisites should be clear and specific, e.g., as courses (e.g., ENG 101) or number of credits required. Finally, specify semester(s) the course will be offered. IAENG 204 CREATIVE WRITING Introduction to the basic strategies and techniques of writing fiction and verse. Assigned exercises, accompanied by readings, discussed in class. Opportunity to develop creative and critical skills through assignments and independent work. Prerequisite: ITW 101. Fall, Spring. LEARNING OUTCOMES: State knowledge and/or skills students will be expected to demonstrate upon completion of this course. For more information, see Guidelines for Developing Program Objectives, Course Objectives, and Learning Outcomes: http://www.keene.edu/senate/proposals/help/Writing4.cfm . Course outcomes: In fiction writing: Understanding of narrative rhythm and structure Use of dialogue Development of character Use of detail to reveal character or create atmosphere Proper use of setting In poetry writing: Development of a sense of rhythm in language Understanding of line and stanza Understanding of the rhythmic and signifying relationships among line, syntax, and sentence Understanding of image and metaphor Understanding of the overall structure of the brief poem In General: Awareness of grammatical and stylistic problems such as wordiness, poor word choice, awkward syntax, use of passive voice The necessity and value of revision Understanding and appreciation of the writing of others (both professional and student writers) Improvement of oral skills by reading aloud your own work and the work of others Integrated Outcome: Diversity: Through consideration of texts from differing cultural contexts students will learn how differences shape approaches to identity, knowledge, and power. Perspectives Outcomes: • 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 perception of the world. • Explore language use, linguistic forms, and language’s ability to change society and ourselves. Skills Outcomes: Reading (2)  Read with an awareness of purpose  Ask questions that lead to greater understanding of material  Identify goals to focus attention Writing (2)  Write with purpose  Write for an audience  Write with an organizational schema  Ask questions that lead to a richer product Creative Thinking (2)  Create new uses for existing patterns or structures  Consider diverse points of view in order to reconstruct them imaginatively Reframe new ides (metaphors, analogies, use of models)  Express personal ideas, points of view, or feelings and bring those to a product RATIONALE: Explain why this change is being made. Address the connection with institutional mission, and/or department, program, and course objectives. The focus of this course on creativity and literacy is central to the liberal arts mission of the college. It has served well for many years as a general education elective and introductory course for the writing minor, and seems an appropriate and useful course for the ISP. Since this is a course in creative work rather than analytical work the IA designation is more appropriate than an IH designation would be. RESOURCES: For course proposals, include the name of the faculty member(s) who will be teaching this course, whether tenure-track, full-time, or adjunct. Indicate whether additional staffing, facilities, and/or equipment will be required. Also, consider the long-term impact of adding a course or altering a program. When a proposal has staffing, space or monetary implications, the VPAA must be consulted and his or her comments should be included in this section. This course is regularly taught by William Doreski (professor) and Jeff Friedman (full-time adjunct) What additional library resources will be required? Has the library been consulted to determine the adequacy of library holdings or to estimate the cost to improve these sufficiently? None. ADVISORY OPINIONS: List the names of affected departments and include department responses. Advisory opinions are required whenever a proposal affects the curricula of other programs. A proposal must list all affected departments. An Advisory Opinion must be solicited at least two weeks prior to delivery of the proposal to the DCC. Affected departments have two weeks to respond to the request for an Advisory Opinion. Responses should be attached to the proposal. In the event that affected departments do not respond, evidence of the request for an Advisory Opinion from non-respondents must be provided. If a proposal affects a curriculum in a division other than that of the sponsor, each relevant department and the DCC in that division must review and approve the proposal as well. (The electronic curriculum review process tracks votes, advisory opinions and comments as required at each stage of the review.) No other departments affected. SIGNATURE PAGE 2007-2008 1. Sponsoring Program: _____English____________________ Chair: _W. Stroup_____________________ 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: The committee agreed that a course in writing poetry and fiction belonged with the Arts rather than with the Humanities. We were concerned, however, that the within the present structure of ISP requirements it might displace courses in Art, Music, Theater and Dance. For 5___ Against 0___ Abstain 0___ Absent 3___ Chair: T.M. Antrim________Date 10/19/07________ 4. Dean: Comment: 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 ________


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IA ENG 204