THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE 

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 Senate Document Number†† ††1509S

 

Date of Senate Approval†††† 01/22/09

 

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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:

 

APC Document3:†† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Addition of LIT 363;

Revision of LIT 491 description

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Effective Date: Fall 2009

 

1.†† ††††††††††† Add:†††† On page 188, new course, LIT 363:

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363†††††† Appalachian Literature(3)

A study of the literature of the Appalachian Mountains within the context of the regionís history, culture, and politics. Writers and genres may vary. Prerequisite: LANG 120; or permission of instructor. See Department Chair.

 

Impact:

There should be no impact on the resources and staffing of the Literature and Language Department or other departments on campus with this addition.

 

Rationale:

Appalachian Literature, a Cluster 5, Transformations in Appalachia: Intersections of Science and Culture course, has been taught as a special topics course for the past six years. Given the courseís inclusion in a well-received cluster, its relevance to the Western North Carolina region, and its interdisciplinary focus, Appalachian Literature should be listed as a literature course in the catalog.

 

 

2.†† Delete:††††††† On page 189, the description for LIT 491:††

 

491†††††† Senior Seminar (3)

A synthesizing and unifying course devoted to important issues in literary philosophy, criticism, and history; senior paper written as part of requirements.Prerequisite: senior standing; or permission of department chair. Fall and Spring.

 

 

Add:†††††††††† On page 189, in place of deleted entry:

 

491 ††††† Senior Seminar (3)

A research seminar in which students complete senior theses on significant literary texts with faculty supervision. Analysis of texts, proposal of research, review and evaluation of critical literature, and presentation of research are required.Prerequisite: senior standing; or permission of department chair. Fall and Spring.

 

 

Impact:

There should be no impact on the resources and staffing of the Literature and Language Department or other departments on campus with this change.

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Rationale:

Senior Seminar is an information literacy and writing intensive course in which students complete a senior thesis under the supervision of the director (the professor teaching the course) and an advisor (a member of the Literature and Language faculty, who works with the student on a one-to-one basis). The revised description of the course reflects this emphasis on the completion of a scholarly thesis requiring independent research.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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