KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM NOTE: Please review the Senate Curriculum Committee Guidelines for instructions on completing proposal form. (refer to pages 4 - 5 for proposal details) DATE OF SUBMISSION: February 11, 2009 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: ENGLISH DEPARTMENT WILLIAM STROUP PROPOSAL SPONSOR: JAN YOUGA PROPOSED ACTION: Underline or boldface proposed changes. Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: CURRENT COURSE NUMBER, TITLE and DESCRIPTION: ENG 300 LITERARY FORM AND HISTORY A study of literary form and history through readings and theoretical investigations of a single genre, such as poetry, fiction, drama, or the essay. Prerequisites: ITW 101 and ENG 200. Fall, Spring. PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: Abbreviated Course Title, if necessary: ENG 315 Literary Forms and History PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: A study of literary form and history through readings and theoretical investigations of a single genre, such as poetry, fiction, drama, or the essay. Prerequisites: ITW 101 and ENG 215. Fall, Spring. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will demonstrate the ability to • read with an awareness of the relationship between content and form • read with an awareness of literary history • analyze genre as an historical phenomenon in the context of individual, social, and cultural situations • understand literary production and reception in relation to historical, social, religious, economic, and biographical, and textual contexts • understand the textual and rhetorical strategies of a genre • formulate and refine critical questions in discussion • read aloud in the genre • present ideas in individual and/or collaborative presentations to the class • select and evaluate different forms of textual evidence (electronic indices, databases, internet sources • write evidence-based essays that effectively incorporate textual evidence • write with an ability to use titles, epigraphs, introductions, transitions, paragraph development, and conclusions • use MLA in text citation and a works cited page • write with correctness and style RATIONALE: The change from ENG 300 to ENG 315 is an issue of oral communication. It stems from confusion in conversations among members of the department and in advising conversations with students about ENG 200 and other 200-level English courses. When discussing “offering enough 200s,” for example, it is not clear if we are talking about enough sections of ENG 200 or enough 200-level courses. When we say to students, we are offering two “200s,” it not clear to them that we are only referring to ENG 200 and not all 200-level courses. Having a specific number attached to this course would make discussions about requirements, scheduling, our offerings, and advising much simpler. RESOURCES: This is only a number change and will not involve additional resources. ADVISORY OPINIONS:
Senate Curriculum Committee
Keene State College
"ENG 315" (2010). Approved Curriculum Proposals. 215.