WELCOME TO THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT O R I E N T AT I O N F O R F I R S T- Y E A R S T U D E N T S JUNE 2014 ENGLISH DEPARTMENT FACULTY Dr. Marci Carrasquillo (US Literature; Latino/a Literature) Dr. Tanya Clark (African-American Literature; Women’s Literature) Dr. Joseph Coulombe (US Fiction; Native American Literature) Dr. Claire Falck (Early Modern British Literature; Shakespeare) Dr. William Freind (US Lit; Modern and Contemporary Poetry) Dr. Zena Meadowsong (British Lit; Modernism) Dr. Catherine Parrish (US Literature) Dr. Bruce Plourde (U.S. Literature; Grammar) Dr. Kate Slater (Children’s/Adolescent Lit – begins Sept. 2014) Dr. Timothy Viator (British Lit; American Drama) FACTS ABOUT OUR MAJORS: • 201 English Liberal Arts majors • 76 English coordinate majors in Elementary Education • 80 English coordinate majors in Subject-Matter Education (K-12) – advised by Sheri Rodriquez in James Hall effective 8/01 TOTAL: 357 ADDITIONAL STUDENTS: 3 English minors – 24 credits 89 English sequencers majoring in Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Sciences – 21 credits 97 American Studies majors 113 American Studies sequencers (Liberal Studies: H/SS) 49 Liberal Studies: Literacy Studies (CoE) – 9 credits [Plus, 500 General Education (LIT) students.] WHY MAJOR IN ENGLISH? Learn how literature reflects and shapes the society within which it is written. Learn how literature offers critical awareness of the world outside the classroom. Learn to conduct independent research. Learn to communicate effectively in writing and speech. And have fun, of course! PRACTICAL REAL-WORLD SKILLS: Critical reading Analytical thinking Persuasive argumentation Clear writing IMPORTANT ADVISING LINKS: English Department: http://www.rowan.edu/colleges/chss/departments/english/ • program guide Section tally: http://banner.rowan.edu/reports/reports.pl?task=Section_Tally • course availability “ROWAN EXPERIENCE” REQUIREMENTS • Composition I and II • Public Speaking • Arts and Creative Experience (ACE) course • 4-credit lab science course • College-level math course • Multicultural/Global (M/G) course • “LIT” course (waived for English majors) • Writing Intensive course (WI) English majors must also take: • Western Civilization to 1660 • Western Civilization Since 1660 REQUIRED ENGLISH MAJOR COURSES: • • • • • • Literary Studies for English Majors (02.101) U.S. Literature to Realism (02.313) U.S. Literature Since Realism (02.315) British Literature to Romanticism (02.309) British Literature Since Romanticism (02.311) Shakespeare 1 (02.345) [. . . there’s more . . . ] SURVEYS US Literature to Realism (Fall only) US Literature since Realism (Spring only) British Literature to Romanticism (Fall only) British Literature Since Romanticism (Spring only) Prepare students for Praxis 2 in subject matter and for GRE. ADDITIONAL ENGLISH MAJOR COURSES: • 200-level English Elective • 200-level English Elective Education majors substitute American English Grammar (AEG) • 300/400-level English elective • 300/400-level English elective • Seminar I (WI) – 02.393 • Seminar II (WI) – 02.394 SOME 200-LEVEL ELECTIVES • Modern Short Story (ENGL 02228) – note numbering • Women in Literature (Multicultural/Global) • African-American Literature to Harlem Renaissance (M/G) • U.S. Latino/a Literature (M/G) • World Mythology • Adolescent Literature • Genre Studies: Drama SOME UPPER-LEVEL ELECTIVES • • • • • • American Novel (ENGL 02423) Modern American Poetry Literature of the American Renaissance American Drama Victorian Literature African-American Literature Since Harlem Renaissance (M/G) • Contemporary Literature • Modern European Literature FOUR-YEAR PLANNING: See page three of the English Program Guide (online) for the suggested sequence of courses over the next four years: http://www.rowan.edu/colleges/chss/departments/english/ac ad/index.html RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FIRST TERM: Literary Studies for English Majors – Rowan Seminar Composition I Western Civilization to 1660 Contemporary Mathematics or College Algebra ADDITIONAL OPTIONS: Intro to Sociology, World Regional Geography, or Cultural Anthropology – fulfills a SBS requirement Art Appreciation, Music Appreciation, or Elements of Dance – fulfills ACE requirement Adolescent Development (recommended for SME students) History of American Education (recommended for SME students) ANTICIPATING YOUR SECOND TERM: • Composition II • Public Speaking • Western Civilization Since 1660 • Either a 200-level English Elective or American English Grammar AMERICAN ENGLISH GRAMMAR (ENGL 02301) All dual majors in Education/English are required to take American English Grammar. For non-Education majors, this course counts as an upperlevel (300/400) English elective. OTHER VITAL INFORMATION • Read Rowan email regularly. • Come to advising every term! • Use the GRAD program on Banner to chart your progress towards graduation. ROWAN SUCCESS NETWORK/STARFISH • RSN allows faculty members, advisors, and professional staff to contact you. • Faculty members use it to raise flags if you are in academic trouble. • Faculty members can send you “kudos” for work well done. EXPECTATIONS • University-level English courses are rigorous and challenging! • You must do the assigned reading for each class period, or you risk failure. • Our writing expectations are high. Begin drafting early! • Ask for help if you are struggling. PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR • Arrive to class on time. • Please do not come and go during class. • Respect deadlines. • Use complete sentences (and words) as well as proper punctuation in emails. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY The English Department does not tolerate plagiarism. • Do not cut and paste. Revising another writer’s prose – even revising it substantially – is plagiarism (unless you properly cite your original source). If students commit academic fraud, they typically fail. We report all instances of academic dishonesty to the Provost’s office. We report proven cases to the College of Education if the infraction involves a dual major. ENGLISH DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES: • Coffeehouse gatherings • Theater trips to Philadelphia: • Recent excursions included The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, and August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone • We have author readings once or twice a year • Fall 2012 -- Junot Diaz • Spring 2014 – Neil Gaiman Any questions??