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Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
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Studies in British Poetry
Studies in British Poetry
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
English (16ENG)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Alternate 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
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Sharon Setzer
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-16LLTEnglish BA-LiteratureElective
16ENGLBAEnglish BAElective
16ENGLBA-16ENGLCRWEnglish BA-Creative WritingElective
16ENGLBA-16ENGLFLMEnglish BA- FilmElective
16ENGLBA-16ENGLLWR English BA-Language, Writing , and RhetoricElective
16ENGLBA-16ENGLTEDEnglish BA-Teacher EducationElective
16ENGLBA-16ENGLMEnglish BA-MinorElective
An examination of selected British poetry within its historical and cultural contexts. The course will focus on poetry of the Victorian period. Poets studied include Matthew Arnold, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Rudyard Kipling, Christina and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Oscar Wilde. Class discussion will focus on analysis of literary texts within the larger cultural contexts of debates over art and aesthetics, science and industrialization, gender roles, religion, and imperial expansion.

Part of the revisions for the new Literature Program concentration.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Humanities
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:
 
 
Interpret poems of the Victorian era within their historical and cultural contexts.
 
 
Essay questions
Sample measure: Explain how one of Tennyson’s poetic representations of the past (“Ulysses,” “The Lotus-Eaters,” “The Lady of Shalott,” or “Morte d’Arthur”) speaks to concerns of the Victorian era.
 
 
Synthesize different critical interpretations and demonstrate their own interpretative skills in a research paper on a Victorian poem or poems.
 
 
Research essay
Sample topic: Analyze one of the dramatic monologues that we have studied. In developing your analysis, please consider the following questions: What does the speaker knowingly or unknowingly divulge about his/her values, mindset, and motives? How does the monologue form require us to read between the lines? How does the monologue speak to concerns of the Victorian era? What critical controversies has the monologue sparked in more recent years?
 
 
Make academic arguments about the human experience in the Victorian era.
 
 
Final exam questions
Sample assessment: How do the “Magdalen” poems by “Michael Field” and Amy Levy intervene in Victorian debates over prostitution?
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:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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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.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
70%
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
sophomore standing
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
none
 
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.
 
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Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
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List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
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Course is taught as part of faculty member's standard course load.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the semester, students will be able to:

1. define significant literary figures, terms, and concepts of the Victorian era;

2. situate works of the Victorian era within their historical and cultural contexts;

3. analyze works of the Victorian era with respect to formal properties of genre, diction, tone, rhyme, etc.;

4. produce thoughtful and well-constructed arguments about literary works of the Victorian era;

5. demonstrate their ability to write clear and effective prose, free of serious grammatical and mechanical errors;

6demonstrate research skills and an ability to synthesize secondary sources.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Participation10%Students will be expected to participate in class.
Readings15%Reading Journals will make up 15% of the students grade.
Major Paper15%Students will write their first major term paper, and it will count as 15% of their grade. It must be 4-5 pages.
Midterm15%Midterm Exam will count towards 15% of final grade.
Project5%Contains a proposal and annotated bibliography.
Midterm20%Research paper composed of 7-8 pages.
Final Exam20%Final Exam.

aeherget (Tue, 08 Nov 2016 21:07:05 GMT): AECHH: Uploading syllabus at instructor's request via email. 11/8/2016
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