UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form RC:

Revised Course Proposal

FORM RC

(2/00)

 

Discipline:

English

 

 

Date:

2/4/02

 

Course Revision #1

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Engl 1021f. Introduction to Creative Writing. (ArtP; 4 cr; prereq 1011 or equiv #; not offered 2002-03)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

More accurately reflects the writing prerequisites for the course.

 

Course Revision #2

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Engl 1105. Variable Topics in Literature: Strange Places, Marvelous Races: Medieval Travel Literature. (Hum; 4 cr)

 

Engl 1116. Variable Topics in Interpreting Literature: Introduction to African American Literature. (HDiv; 4 cr)

 

Engl 2011f,s. Introduction to Poetry and Poetic Language. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1011 or equiv)

 

Engl 3001f,s. Advanced Expository Writing. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq #)

Engl 3001Hf,s. Advanced Expository Writing. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq participation in the Honors Program or #)

 

Engl 3021f. Grammar and Language. (Hum; 4 cr)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

To add the GER category as required.

 

Course Revision #3

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Engl 1109. Variable Topics in Literature: National Identity in American Literature. (HDiv; 4 cr)

A study of how various authors represent national identity as it intersects with race, ethnicity, gender, and class. Authors include Willa Cather, Henry James, James Welch, James Baldwin, Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton, and Mark Twain.

 

Engl 1110. Variable Topics in Literature: Narrative as Argument in American Fiction and Autobiography. (Hum; 4 cr)

Study of the ways that narrators of fiction and autobiography change or broaden, constrain or challenge, readers’ perspectives. Works by Frederick Douglass, Henry James, Harriet Beacher Stowe, Edith Wharton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Toni Morrison.

 

Engl 1111. Variable Topics in Literature: The Quest. (Hum; 4 cr)

The quest is an enduring literary motif, described when protagonists seek knowledge, love, power, or some other explicit goal. Examination of characteristics of literary quests found in much early English Literature—Arthurian legends, Chaucer, and Shakespeare, as well as in a more recent text like Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness.”

 

Engl 1112. Variable Topics in Literature: Defamed and Defended: Women and Men in Medieval Literature. (Hum; 4 cr)

Ideal knights faint as well as fight; wives can divorce men who wear feminine clothes. Female characters are allegorized rosebuds, plotting deceivers, or warrior queens. Students will explore the depictions and contexts of female and male characters in medieval literature, focusing mostly on English, but also looking at continental examples.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

These topics courses will not be taught again.

 

 


Course Revision #4

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Engl 1115. Variable Topics in Interpreting Literature: Native American Literature. (Hum; 4 cr)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Susan Bernardin’s course, never taught.

 

Course Revision #5

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Engl 2100. Variable Topics in Writing. (ArtP See specific topics for general education categories; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes; prereq 1011 or equiv; offered when feasible)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This will give us more flexibility for GER categories.

 

Course Revision #6

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Engl 3031s. Shakespeare. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011)

 

Engl 3041. Chaucer. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011; offered when feasible)

Engl 3041H. Honors: Chaucer. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011, # for students not in Honors Program participation in the Honors Program or #; offered when feasible)

 

Engl 4012. Senior Seminar: Variable Topics in Literature and Language II: Imagining the Earth. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011, #)

 

Engl 4012H. Honors: Senior Seminar: Variable Topics in Literature and Language II: Imagining the Earth. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011, participation in Honors Program, #)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

To clarify that it means any 11xx course, not just 1100 (which is an umbrella course).

 

Course Revision #7

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Engl 3050f. Variable Topics in Literature and Language I. (See specific topics for general education categories; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011)

 

Engl 4000f,s. Senior Seminar: Variable Topics in Literature and Language II. (See specific topics for general education categories; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011, #)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

To allow us to assign various GER categories for the different topics; to clarify that it means any 11xx course, not just 1100 (which is an umbrella course).

 

Course Revision #8

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Engl 3051. Variable Topics in Literature and Language I: Medieval Literature. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 11xx, 2011)

 

Engl 3052. Variable Topics in Literature and Language I: The Novels of Charles Dickens. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 11xx, 2011)

 

Engl 3053. Variable Topics in Literature and Language I: Chicana and Chicano Literature. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq 11xx, 2011)

 

Engl 3054. Variable Topics in Literature and Language I: Making the American Man. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 11xx, 2011)

 

Engl 3055. Variable Topics in Literature and Language I: Survey of Early English Drama. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 11xx, 2011)

 

Engl 3056. Variable Topics in Literature and Language I: Gender, Genre, and Sexuality in Modernist Literature. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011)

 

Engl 3057. Variable Topics in Literature and Language I: Virginia Woolf’s London. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011)

 

Engl 3101f. Medieval to Renaissance in English Literature. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011)

 

Engl 3111s. British Romanticism: Origins and Influence. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011)

 

Engl 3121s. Victorian and Modern British Literature. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011)

 

Engl 3131. The English Novel. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011; offered when feasible)

 

Engl 3141. Irish Literature From 18th Century to the Present. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011; offered when feasible)

 

Engl 3201f. The Pluralistic Roots of U.S. Literature. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011)

 

Engl 3211s. New Visions of U.S. Literature. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011)

 

Engl 3221. Development of the Novel in the United States. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011; offered when feasible)

 

Engl 3301s. Multicultural Literature. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011)

 

Engl 3311f. Native American Literature. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011; not offered 2001-02)

 

Engl 3321s. Women's Literature. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011)

 

Engl 3331f. African American Literature. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011; not offered 2002-03)

 

Engl 3341. Chicana/o and U.S. Latina/o Literature. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011; offered when feasible)

 

Engl 3401. Modern British and American Poetry. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011; offered when feasible)

 

Engl 4004. Senior Seminar: Variable Topics in Literature and Language II: Old English Literature and Language. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011, #)

 

Engl 4006. Senior Seminar: Variable Topics in Literature and Language II: Poetry and Nature. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011, #)

 

Engl 4007. Senior Seminar: Variable Topics in Literature and Language II: Victorian England and the Literature of Social Change. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011, #)

 

Engl 4008. Senior Seminar: Variable Topics in Literature and Language II: African American Literature, Culture, Politics, 1890-1914. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011, #)

 

Engl 4009. Senior Seminar: Variable Topics in Literature and Language II: Sexuality and Literature. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011, #)

 

Engl 4010. Senior Seminar: Variable Topics in Literature and Language II: Joseph Conrad. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011, #)

 

Engl 4011. Senior Seminar: Variable Topics in Literature and Language II: Civilized and Savage in American Literature. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1100 11xx, 2011, #)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

To add the GER category as required; to clarify that it means any 11xx course, not just 1100 (which is an umbrella course).

 

 


Regular Approval Process:

Forms RC must go through the following regular approval process (put check in box and date when approved):

 

Date

Step #

 

 

1)

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

 

 

 

2)

Division approves (Division Chair sends proposal to #3)

 

 

 

3)

Curriculum Committee approves (sends proposal to #4)

 

 

 

4)

Campus Assembly approves. (Course revisions become effective immediately following Campus Assembly approval, unless specifically requested otherwise in the Rationales.)

 

 

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 #

 

 

1)

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

 

 

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