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Last approved: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 09:01:30 GMT

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Major
ENG (English)
410
008648
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
Yes
Course Prefix:
WGS
Studies in Gender and Genre
Stds Gender&Genre
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
English (16ENG)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Alternate Odd Years
Fall 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Laura Severin
Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture3535NoN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Requisite: Sophomore Standing or Above
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
16ENGBA-16LLTLiterature ConcentrationElective
16ENGLBAEnglish BAElective
16ENGLBA-16ENGLCRWEnglish BA- Creative Writing Elective
16ENGLBA-16ENGLFLMEnglish BA- Film Elective
16ENGLBA-16ENGLLWR English BA - Language, Writing , and Rhetoric Elective
16ENGLBA-16ENGLTEDEnglish BA-Teacher EducationElective
16ENGLBA-16ENGLMEnglish BA- MinorElective
This course examines the ways in which women writers from diverse backgrounds have revised the literary genres to include the varied experiences of women. It will focus on a different generic area, such as poetry, fiction, drama or autobiography, depending on its instructor.

The English department is applying for this course to receive Diversity credit in the GEP (in addition to Humanities credit).  The course was created under the old general education program, when Diversity credit was not an option.  With minor revisions, the courses objectives and outcomes now make it suitable for the Diversity requirement.  Although it is at the 400 level, it does not have prerequisites and is open to all students.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Humanities
US Diversity
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
Students will explore how revisions to genres made by women writers from diverse backgrounds critique past literary traditions, include varied women’s experience in the literary canon, and expand social definitions of femininity.
 
 
Measure for Humanities Objective 1: Final
Sample Essay Question: Choose three poems discussed in the class to illustrate how women writers have changed the conventions of genres such as lyric, epic, and narrative poetry to critique past literary traditions, include the experiences of women from different races, classes, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, and expand social definitions of femininity.
 
 
Students will analyze and synthesize critical interpretations of women’s writing.
 
 
Measure for Humanities Objective 2: Research Paper

Sample Paper Assignment: Students will choose a woman writer from an approved list and explore how that writer changed the conventions of genres such as lyric, epic, or narrative poetry to critique past literary traditions, to include women’s varied experience and to expand definitions of femininity. Students must support their argument with at least ten critical sources from the field of literature. The paper will be completed in three stages: topic proposal, rough draft and final draft.
 
 
Students will evaluate how women writers from diverse backgrounds have employed revisions to genres that critique past literary tradition, to include women’s varied experiences, and to expand definitions of femininity.
 
 
Measure for Humanities Objective 3: Research Paper

Sample Paper Assignment: Students will choose a woman writer from an approved list and explore how that writer changed the conventions of genres such as lyric, epic, or narrative poetry to critique past literary traditions, to include women’s varied experience and to expand definitions of femininity. Students must support their argument with at least ten critical sources from the field of literature. The paper will be completed in three stages: topic proposal, rough draft and final draft.
Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 
Students will explore how the revisions to genres by women writers from diverse backgrounds CRITIQUE PAST LITERARY TRADITIONS, include varied women’s experience in the literary canon, and expand social definitions of femininity.
 
 
Measure for Humanities Objective 1: Final

Sample Essay Question: Choose three poems discussed in the class to illustrate how women writers have changed conventions of genres such as lyric, epic, and narrative poetry to CRITIQUE PAST LITERARY TRADITIONS, include the experiences of women from different races, classes, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, and expand social definitions of femininity.
 
 

 
 

 
 
Students will explore how the revisions to genres made by women writers from diverse backgrounds critique past literary traditions, include varied women’s experience in the literary canon, and EXPAND SOCIAL DEFINITIONS OF FEMININITY.
 
 
Measure for Diversity Objective 3: Research Paper

Sample Paper Assignment: Students will choose a woman writer from an approved list and explore how that writer changed the conventions of genres such as lyric, epic, or narrative poetry to critique past literary traditions, to include women’s varied experience and to EXPAND SOCIAL DEFINITIONS OF FEMININITY. Students must support their argument with at least ten critical sources from the field of literature. The paper will be completed in three stages: topic proposal, rough draft and final draft.
 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100%
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
No restrictions
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
No
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
Sophomore Standing.
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
None.
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

Course Texts
Emily Dickinson’s Poems: As She Preserved Them (Belknap Press, 2016, $30.68)
The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde (Norton, 2000, $16.06)
Julia Alvarez, Homecoming: New and Collected Poems (Plume, 1996, $18.00)
H.D., Trilogy (New Directions, 1988, $14.77)
The Muriel Rukeyser Reader (Norton, 1995, $15.00)
Ellen Bryant Voight, Kyrie (Norton, 1996)
Patricia Smith, Blood Dazzler (Coffee House Press, 2008, $14.88)

Online critical materials are available on the course moodle website: http://wolfware.ncsu.edu.

During the semester, students will:


1. Examine the ways in which women writers from diverse backgrounds have employed revisions to genres that critique past literary traditions.

2. Explore how women writers from diverse backgrounds have employed revisions to genres that include the experiences of women from different races, classes, ethnicities, and sexual orientations.

3. Analyze how revisions to genres by women writers expand social definitions of femininity.


Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and explain how women writers from diverse backgrounds have employed revision to genres that critique past literary traditions, include varied women's experience in the literary canon, and expand social definitions of femininity.

2. Critically evaluate and interpret women's writing from different literary perspectives, including cultural, historical, psychoanalytic, and feminist.

3. Critically evaluate, interpret, and synthesize critical readings on women's writing.

4. Construct arguments about women's writing using evidence appropriate to the humanities.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Major Paper40%Topic Proposal/Annotated Bibliography 10%
First Draft of Research Paper (8-10 pages) 10%
Final Draft of Research Paper (8-10 pages) 20%
Midterm10%essay questions
Final Exam20%essay questions
Oral Presentation20%Oral Report #1 10%
Oral Report #2 10%
Participation10%Class participation over the semester
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction1 weekLecture
Lyric Women's Poetry6 weeksReading and Discussion
Presentations
Epic Women's Poetry4 weeksReading and Discussion
Narrative Women's Poetry4 weeksReading and Discussion
Final1 week

wjmille3 (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 19:47:45 GMT): Consultation Karey Harwood to Laura Severin 2/23/2016 10:47 AM (3 hours ago) Hi Laura, I think it's fine for ENG/WGS 410 to be added to the US Diversity GEP list. I know there's a great demand for more US Diversity courses. You're right, if it became a problem that GEP students were crowding out WGS students, we could reserve some seats for WGS students. Karey Karey A. Harwood, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies Coordinator of Women's and Gender Studies Major Concentration North Carolina State University 919-515-6383
wjmille3 (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 19:38:36 GMT): Ellen Bryant Voigt, Kyrie (Norton, 1996) $10.61
wjmille3 (Wed, 23 Mar 2016 18:08:12 GMT): The course also needs the following SIS codes as well: 16ENGLBA English BA 16ENGLBA-16ENGLCRW English BA- Creative Writing 16ENGLBA-16ENGLFLM English BA- Film 16ENGLBA-16ENGLLWR English BA - Language, Writing , and Rhetoric 16ENGLBA-16ENGLTED English BA-Teacher Education 16ENGLBA-16ENGLM English BA- Minor
aeherget (Wed, 09 Nov 2016 15:17:35 GMT): AECHH: Uploading syllabus and adjusting restriction at instructor's request via email. 11/8/2016
aeherget (Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:14:44 GMT): AECHH: Uploading syllabus at instructor's request via email. 11/16/2016
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