WELCOME TO THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT TRANSFER STUDENT O R I E N T AT I O N 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 (P-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 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) • Prepares students for Praxis 2 in subject matter and for GREs. 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) • US Latino/a Literature (M/G) • World Mythology • Adolescent Literature • Genre Studies: Drama ADVICE: If you haven’t transferred in a 200-level elective, take a 200-level Multicultural/Global (M/G) English elective. SOME UPPER-LEVEL ELECTIVES • • • • • • • • American Novel (ENGL 02423) Modern American Poetry Literature of the American Renaissance American Drama Victorian Literature African-American Literature Since H.R. (M/G) Contemporary Literature Modern European Literature “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 POSSIBLE SCHEDULE FOR LIBERAL ARTS ENGLISH MAJOR (NO EDUCATION) FALL TERM SPRING TERM JUNIOR YEAR • Literary Studies • US Lit to Realism • British Lit to Romanticism • US Lit Since Realism • British Lit Since Roman. • 200-level English elective SENIOR YEAR • Shakespeare I • 200 level English elective • Seminar I • Seminar II • 300/400 English elective • 300/400 English elective POSSIBLE SCHEDULE FOR DUAL MAJOR ENGLISH/EDUCATION FALL TERM SPRING TERM JUNIOR YR Literary Studies American English Grammar 200-level English elective US Lit Since Realism British Lit Since Romanticism Seminar I SENIOR YR US Lit to Realism British Lit to Romanticism Shakespeare I Seminar II 300/400 English elective 300/400 English elective ALTERNATE SCHEDULE FOR DUAL MAJOR IN ENGLISH/EDUCATION Fall Term Spring Term JUNIOR YEAR Literary Studies US Lit to Realism British Lit to Romanticism US Lit Since Realism British Lit Since Romanticism 200-level English elective SENIOR YEAR Shakespeare I American English Grammar Seminar I 300/400 English elective 300/400 English elective Seminar II 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. WHAT TO EXPECT AT ROWAN • If you are transferring from a community college, the English major courses will be more demanding than the courses you have taken with non-majors. • Our writing expectations are almost always higher. • You must do the reading assigned for each class period. Otherwise you risk failure. • Do NOT take more than two (or possibly three) English courses in your first semester. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY The English Department does not tolerate plagiarism. • Do not cut-n-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. PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR • Arrive to class on time. • Do not come and go during class. • Respect deadlines. • Use complete sentences (and words) as well as proper punctuation in emails. COMMON QUESTION: CAN I TAKE MAJOR CLASSES ELSEWHERE? No. Once you are a Rowan major, you cannot take English major classes elsewhere. o The only exception is if we approve English courses through Study Abroad. COMMON QUESTION: WHY DIDN’T MY CREDITS TRANSFER IN? • They almost certainly did. • County colleges can only offer courses at the 100 and 200 level. We take most 200-level English courses as “200-level English electives.” UPDATE YOUR TRANSCRIPT! • If you’ve recently completed courses at a county college, make sure you send your transcripts to our Registrar’s office. ENGLISH DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES: • Coffeehouse gatherings • Theater trips to Philadelphia: • recent trips 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??