Form NC:

New Course Proposal






Form NC #:



12 September 2002



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


Engl 3158f. Milton. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1131, two from 2201, 2202, 2211, or 2212; not offered 2004-05)

Concentrating on Paradise Lost but also reading some of John Milton's other poetry and prose tracts, students will study the works of Milton, with particular attention to their political and religious context. Course material also includes some readings from earlier authors (such as Augustine) who influenced Milton's view of history and theology.


II. Rationale (see instructions):

This is an elective designed to give majors an opportunity to study a specialized area of literature.


III. Other Course Information

First semester to be offered:

Fall 2003

Principal Faculty Sponsor(s):

Gretchen Minton

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


To what quarter course(s) does this correspond?


Course Type (choose one from instruction sheet):



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 engage in reading and discussion of Milton's works in order better to understand his writings, their context, and their impact upon English literature.


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


Students will be evaluated based on regular quizzes, contributions to class discussion, and analytical papers that demonstrate critical engagement with these texts.


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.