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Program Change

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2007 - 2008

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KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 ACADEMIC PROGRAM PROPOSAL FORM DATE: 26 September 2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: American Studies Sally L. Joyce, Coordinator (sjoyce@keene.edu 8-2691 PROPOSAL SPONSOR: American Studies Sally L. Joyce, Coordinator (sjoyce@keene.edu 8-2691 TITLE SUMMARY: Add: II AMST 250 INTERPRETING AMERICAN CULTURES (under core) Change: Number of core credits from 16 to 20 Add: IHAMST 248 CULTURES OF PLAINS INDIANS (under A&H/SS options) Delete: ENG 247: READINGS IN AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES (under American Lit) Delete AMST 250: INTERPRETING AMERICAN CULTURE Change: Number of credits in “Area courses” to 20 Change: Number of courses required under American Literature from two to PROPOSED ACTION: one Underline proposed changes . Program addition Change in requirements* Program redesign Program deletion Other: EXISTING (OLD) DATA: (pp. 19-20 of current catalog) American Studies Major 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 16 credits o IIAMST 210 Introduction to American Studies o AMST 350 Perspectives on American Culture o AMST 495 Seminar o Select one of the following: o AMST 390 Critical Approaches o AMST 490 Advanced Special Topics Area Courses 24 credits o 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 o Select two courses in American Literature: o ENG 247 Readings in American Indian Studies (Differing Cultural Perspectives) 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) o Select two courses from Arts and Humanities and/or Social Sciences: 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 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. ELECTIVES Select courses to reach a total of 120 credits for the degree. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 120 credits PROPOSED (NEW) PROGRAM: American Studies Major Page 19 of 2007-2008 catalog – the following sentence should be revised to read as follows (the rest of the opening paragraph has no changes): Working closely with an advisor who is a core faculty member in American Studies, students design their course of study around five core courses;… 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 o IIAMST 210 Introduction to American Studies o IIAMST 250 Interpreting American Cultures o AMST 350 Perspectives on American Culture o AMST 495 Seminar o Select one of the following: o AMST 390 Critical Approaches o AMST 490 Advanced Special Topics Area Courses 20 credits o 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 o 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) o 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 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. ELECTIVES Select courses to reach a total of 120 credits for the degree. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 120 credits PROGRAM OBJECTIVES AND /OR LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will study historical and contemporary American culture. Students will learn the basic elements of a variety of disciplines that relate to the study of American culture. Students will be asked to respond resourcefully to texts (including imaginative literature) in various historical and cultural contexts. Students will integrate forms of scholarship from more than one discipline to understand and interpret American culture. Students will be required to write effective documented essays. RATIONALE: This addition, IIAMST 250 Interpreting American Cultures, will now become part of the core requirements of the American Studies Major, strengthening the core of the major. Core credits will now be 20 instead of 16. Credits in “Area courses” changes from 24 to 20 because students will select one course under American literature instead of two. There is no change in the overall number of credits in the major. RESOURCES: No additional staff or resources will be necessary. No additional library resources are necessary. ADVISORY OPINIONS: English Department Updated 28 October 2004. SIGNATURE PAGE 2007-2008 1. Sponsoring Program: _________________________ Chair: _______________________ For ___ Against ___ Abstain___ Absent ___ Date _____________ 2. Advisory Opinions: List the names of the affected departments and include department responses. English Department: By a vote of 10 for, 1 against, 1 absent the English Department endorses these changes. 3. School Curriculum Committee (or the ISPC ONLY for Course Proposals designated II): Comment: Pending approval of IIAMST 250. For ___ Against ___ Abstain ___ Absent ___ Chair: ________________________Date ________ A&H SCC vote: 7-0-0-1 Date: 10/12 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 ________

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Senate Curriculum Committee

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English

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Keene State College

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