English department curriculum committee meeting in less than one week
And Nancy Bradbury finally gave us specifics on what's going to be covered.
1) Is English 199 meeting its goal of teaching methods of literary study? Do students have suggestions about this course? 2) Are our majors getting enough guidance through the major--is our faculty advising working well? 3) Does it seem reasonable to ask majors to choose two courses in premodern literature (pre-1832)? 4) Is it reasonable to ask that English majors have a sustained encounter with the works of Shakespeare, and/or Chaucer, and/or Milton? 5) Do you think it reasonable to require a seminar of each student, and what would you suggest about the available choices? 6) Do you have any comments on the structure of our major that aren't covered by questions 1-5? 7) Do you feel that you have sufficient access to information about the content of our courses? Do you prefer that this information be available in paper or on-line? 8) Given that we offer many more courses and thus much more choice than most liberal arts colleges, is the English Department offering the right range of courses? Is there something important that is missing?