UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form NC:

New Course Proposal

FORM NC

(2/00)

 

Discipline:

English

Form NC #:

 

Date:

10/3/01

 

 

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (see instructions).

Engl 2031. Gender in Literature and Culture. (HDiv; 4 cr.; prereq 2011)

Introduction to literary and cultural representations of gender. Emphasis on the intersections between power and the social relations of gender, race, class, and sexuality.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

To offer a 2000 level course in literature examining issues of gender as it intersects with race, class, sexuality and social relations of power. This course will be required for women’s studies majors, serves as an elective for English majors, and fulfills GER credit. By reading a range of literature that covers these issues, engaging in class discussions, and writing essays, students will gain an understanding of the way gender is represented in literature and culture.

III. Other Course Information

First semester to be offered:

Fall 2002

Principal Faculty Sponsor(s):

Gretchen Murphy, Debra Blake

Is course repeatable? (if yes, give max cr)

No

To what quarter course(s) does this correspond?

None

Course Type (choose one from instruction sheet):

discussion

 

Course requires:(check all that apply):

 

Laboratory sections

 

Recitation/discussion sections

IV. Assessment Information

Please state clearly and briefly the GOALS of this course.

 

To build on students’ interpretive reading and writing skills introduced in the prerequisite English major courses including textual analysis and the development of original ideas in writing; to create or increase awareness of gender issues as they are represented in literature and culture; to introduce the diversity of cultural expressions and political concerns represented by various writers; to enhance research and oral presentation skills.

How will you ASSESS the success of this course in achieving the GOALS described above?

 

Students will write several extended essays throughout the semester analyzing the literary texts and cultural, political, and historical contexts. Students will research assigned topics and present the information in a formal presentation to the class. We will assess the ability of students to render complex arguments about the subject matter in oral and written forms

V. GER Exception Request

If no GER category is being designated for this course, give rationale for exception:

 

VI. Honors Rationale

If an Honors course, please outline how your proposed course will fit the Honors Program guidelines.

 

 

Regular Approval Process:

For long-term approval, curricular change forms must go through the following regular approval process (put check in box and date when approved):

 

Date

Step #

 

10/3/01

1)

Discipline approves (sends hard copy and electronic copy of proposal to #2)

 

 

11/14/01

2)

Division approves (Division Chair sends proposal to #3)

 

 

 

3)

Curriculum Committee approves (sends proposal to #4)

 

 

 

4)

Campus Assembly approves. (New courses become effective immediately following Campus Assembly approval.)

 

 

Provisional Approval Process:

If time does not allow for the regular approval procedures to be completed before the course is to be taught, or if a course will be taught only once, "provisional approval" can be secured for a one-time offering of the course. For provisional approval, curricular change forms must go through the following process (put check in box and date when approved):

 

Date

Step #

VG

10/3/01

1)

Discipline approves (sends hard copy and electronic copy of proposal to #2)

JN

10/3/01

2)

Division Chair, approving for one-time offering, sends proposal to #3

 

 

3)

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, with concurrence of the Division Chairs, approves the course for a one-time offering