Updated 18 April 2008 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 200 LITERARY ANALYSIS An introduction to the major in English, the course concentrates on refining critical reading abilities through intensive writing. Students will learn to ask questions about literary texts – their authorship, historical contexts, genres, construction, and the reasons for their complexity. Prerequisite: ITW 101. All English majors must take ENG 200 before completing 12 credits in English. English majors and minors only. Fall, Spring. PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: Abbreviated Course Title, if necessary: ENG 215 Literary Analysis PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: An introduction to the major in English, the course concentrates on refining critical reading abilities through intensive writing. Students will learn to ask questions about literary texts – their authorship, historical contexts, genres, construction, and the reasons Updated 18 April 2008 for their complexity. Prerequisite: ITW 101. All English majors must take ENG 215 before completing 9 credits in English. English majors and minors only. Fall, Spring LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will demonstrate the ability to • read closely and analyze complex texts • identify productive questions or problems • use textual evidence to articulate their ideas • use the vocabulary of the discipline using appropriate texts • understand literary elements (such as such as character, plot, theme, imagery, narrative, setting, figurative language) • formulate and refine critical questions in discussion • read aloud a complex literary text • select and evaluate different forms of textual evidence (electronic indices, databases, internet sources) • write evidence-based essays using that effectively incorporate textual evidence • write with an ability to use titles, epigraphs, introductions, transitions, paragraph development, and conclusions • understand MLA in-text citation and a works cited page • understand the importance of correctness and style RATIONALE: The change from ENG 200 to ENG 215 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 requirements about scheduling, our offerings, and advising much simpler. For this course, we are changing the prerequisite description of “before 12 credits” to “before 9 credits” to be consistent with our program description, which is not changing. We caught this error while editing. Updated 18 April 2008 RESOURCES: This is only a number change and will not involve additional resources. ADVISORY OPINIONS: Updated 18 April 2008
Senate Curriculum Committee
Keene State College
"ENG 215" (2010). Approved Curriculum Proposals. 216.