GenEd Humanities Fine Arts Panel Agenda


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Agenda for GenEd Humanities/Fine Arts Panel Meeting
ISU Alumni Center, Room 119 Friday, April 19, 2013 10:00 AM
Attendees: Raymond Barnett (University of Illinois at Springfield) ,Don Bevirt (Southwestern Illinois College) ,Anne Birberick (Northern Illinois University) ,Emmett Bradbury (Chicago State University) ,Stephen Canfield (Eastern Illinois University) ,Kathleen Carot (Oakton Community College) ,Elizabeth Collins (Triton College) ,Dan Cullen (Illinois Board of Higher Education) ,David Deitemyer (Moraine Valley Community College) ,Sean Doyle (Moraine Valley Community College) ,Bill Feipel (Illinois Central College) ,T. Paulette Gilbert (Rock Valley College) ,Jonathan Gray (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) ,Thomas Hamel (Oakton Community College) ,Sarah Hein (Prairie State College) ,Allan Ho (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) ,Wayne Holly (Midstate College) ,Krista Jackson (iTransfer System) ,Adam Julian (iTransfer System) ,Janice Leuchtenberg (iTransfer System) ,Pamela Moriearty (Lincoln College) ,Amalia Pallares (University of Illinois at Chicago) ,David Palmer (John Wood Community College) ,Rashid Robinson (Illinois Board of Higher Education) ,Lily Siu (Richland Community College) ,Samuel Wheeler (Illinois Community College Board) ,Karin Wright (Lincoln College) ,Natasha Zaretsky (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) ,Shari Zeck (Illinois State University) ,Karen Zeilman (Illinois Valley Community College)

Agenda

 

  1. Introductions & Technology

 

  1. Course Review

 

 

Courses for Panel Review

66 courses

 

HF904N

 

Harper College

HUM107: The Cultures of Africia

 

 

Harper College

HUM106: The Cultures of Asia

 

 

H4905

 

Olive-Harvey College (CCC)

Phil 108: Philosophy of Religion

 

 

H5901

 

Olive-Harvey College (CCC)

Rel 103: Christian Scriptures

 

 

Olive-Harvey College (CCC)

Religion 102: Hebrew Scriptures

 

 

 

H5904N

 

Olive-Harvey College (CCC)

REL 101: Religion 101

 

 

Olive-Harvey College (CCC)

Rel 107: Western Religions

 

 

HF908

 

Olive-Harvey College (CCC)

Lit 155: Literature and Film

 

 

F1907

 

Lincoln College

THE 105: Theatre Appreciation

 

 

H3918

 

Elgin Community College

LIT 225: Children's Literature

 

 

F2903N

 

College of Lake County

ART 261: NON-WESTERN ART HISTORY

 

 

F2902

 

Olive-Harvey College (CCC)

FINE ARTS 108: History of Architecture, Painting and Sculpture II

 

 

H1900

 

Joliet Junior College

FRCH 104: Intermediate French II

 

 

 

H3918

 

McHenry County College

ENG 277: Introduction to Children's Literature

 

 

H5900

 

Wilbur Wright College (CCC)

Religion 101: Introduction to Religion

 

 

H5901

 

Wilbur Wright College (CCC)

Religion 103: Bible - The New Testament

 

 

H1900

 

Malcolm X College (CCC)

SPANISH 104: Fourth Course Spanish

 

 

F2900

 

Malcolm X College (CCC)

ART 103: Art Appreciation

 

 

H1900

 

Wilbur Wright College (CCC)

FRENCH 104: Fourth Course French

 

 

F2908

 

Wilbur Wright College (CCC)

Fine Arts 104: The World of The Cinema

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H1900

 

Wilbur Wright College (CCC)

Spanish 210: Modern Civilization and Culture Spanish

 

 

HF906D

 

Kennedy-King College (CCC)

AFRO AM 117 101: Introduction to African-Amercan Studies

 

 

F1901

 

Malcolm X College (CCC)

Music 0060: Music 224: Music History from 1750

 

 

H1900

 

Rock Valley College

FRN 204: Con't of Intermed. French

 

 

F1907

 

Malcolm X College (CCC)

THEATER ART 0099: THEATER ART 131: Introduction to Theater

 

 

H4901

 

Malcolm X College (CCC)

PHILOSOPHY 0043: PHILOSOPHY 201: Greek Philosophy to Renaissance

 

 

H1900

 

Illinois State University

LAN 116.15: Sec Year Spanish Part II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H3900

 

Olivet Nazarene University

LIT 205: Studies in Literature

 

 

H2901

 

Olivet Nazarene University

HIST 200: Western Civilization

 

 

H1900

 

Black Hawk College

GERM 202: Intermediate German

 

 

H3918

 

Frontier Community College (IECC)

LIT 2145: Children's Literature

 

 

Lincoln Trail College (IECC)

LIT 2145: Children's Literature

 

 

Olney Central College (IECC)

LIT 2145: Children's Literature

 

 

Wabash Valley College (IECC)

LIT 2145: Children's Literature

 

 

H1900

 

Frontier Community College (IECC)

SPN 2121: Intermediate Spanish II

 

 

Daley College (Richard J.) (CCC)

SPANISH 104: Fourth Course Spanish

 

 

 

 

H3916

 

Wilbur Wright College (CCC)

French 213: Introduction to Modern French Literature

 

 

F2905

 

Wilbur Wright College (CCC)

CMMEDIA 163: Film Rhetoric

 

 

H3918

 

South Suburban College

ENG 113: Introduction to Children's Literature

 

 

H9900

 

Lincoln Land Community College

HUM 112: Leadership Development

 

 

H2909D

 

Kaskaskia College

Hist 147: History of Diversities

 

 

H3915

 

Malcolm X College (CCC)

LITERATURE 0036: LITERATURE 126: CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LITERATURE

 

 

F1901

 

Wilbur Wright College (CCC)

Music 221: Music Literature and History

 

 

HF906D

 

Sauk Valley Community College

HUM 150: American Ethnic Cultural Expression

 

H3907

 

Wilbur Wright College (CCC)

Hum 207: The Great Books

 

 

H1900

 

Kishwaukee College

FRN 202: Inter French II

 

 

F9900

 

Olivet Nazarene University

FIN 105: Introduction to Fine Arts

 

 

H3900

 

Olivet Nazarene University

ENG 301: Thematic Studies in Literature

 

 

H3906

 

Olivet Nazarene University

ENG 204: World Literature

 

 

F1900

 

DePaul University

MUS 100: Understanding Music

 

 

H1900

 

Richland Community College

SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish 2

 

 

Sauk Valley Community College

LAN 202: Inter French II

 

 

 

H3904

 

Harold Washington College (CCC)

114 : Ideas in Prose

 

 

H3915

 

Harold Washington College (CCC)

126: Contemporary American Literature

 

 

H3918

 

John A. Logan College

LIT 264: Literature For Children

 

 

Richland Community College

ENGL 162: Children’s Literature

 

 

H1900

 

Truman College (Harry S) (CCC)

Spanish 210: Mod Civili & Cult Spanish

 

 

HF907D

 

Truman College (Harry S) (CCC)

Humanities 146: Cultural Expression of Gender-GLBT Humanities

 

 

H3916

 

Truman College (Harry S) (CCC)

Spanish 214: Readings in Literature Spanish

 

 

F2900

 

Olivet Nazarene University

FINA 101: Intro to Fine Arts

 

 

 

H1900

 

Richland Community College

SIGN 202: American Sign Language 4

 

 

Triton College

SPN 116: Spanish for Heritage Speakers II

 

 

Triton College

SPN 115: SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS I

 

 

H3918

 

Triton College

ENG 170: Introduction to Children's Literature

 

 

H4905

 

Moraine Valley Community College

PHI-200: Philosophy of Religion

 

 

F1910

 

Harper College

MUS 107: Introduction to Music in the Theatre

 

 

 

  1. Review Conditionally Approved Courses submitted and try to make decisions on them

 

  1. Updates
    1. Statewide Information - Below is a link to HB 2965 sponsored by Rep. Costello, which is a Higher Education Core Transfer Library bill. 

 

http://ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=2965&GAID=12&GA=98&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=74815&SessionID=85

 

  1. IAI Information
    1. Further discussion of a previous topic regarding creative writing being included in Humanities and Fine Arts.  New proposal submitted by another institution:  Joshua Woods of Kaskaskia – see beneath Agenda.  The proposal includes both a rationale for the inclusion and two possible course descriptions, as could appear alongside the other approved course descriptions on the GECC Humanities and Fine Arts list.
  2. Personnel Changes
  3. Items From Members

 

 

 

  1. AnyMeeting Info:

 

 

 

IAI GECC H & FA Panel Meeting - April 19th in person meeting ISU's Alumni Center, Rm 119

Friday, April 19, 2013
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Proposal for Creative Writing

 

Proposal

 

IAI should include Creative Writing classes on the GECC Humanities and Fine Arts list.

 

 

 

Definition

 

Creative Writing is the fine art of constructing narrative and of conveying concepts through the careful use of written language.

 

 

 

Rationale

 

Creative Writing is the fine art of constructing narrative:

  • Constructed narrative pervades all the arts—drama, film, opera, dance, painting, etc.—for, as the experts in these arts freely admit, each of these arts strives to tell a story about their subject matter, and this most often refers literally to a story.
  • Constructed narrative also pervades most other disciplines that express their information by telling a story: the commercials and ads produced in Marketing, the case as envisioned by the prosecution or the defense in Law, the account of what happened in History, etc.
  • A student who has had the benefit of a Creative Writing class is better able to not only construct and present such narrative but also to better understand and analyze such narrative when it is presented by others.  

 

Creative Writing is the fine art of conveying concepts through the careful use of written language:

  • The careful use of written language as a medium pervades all arts, for they all strive to find the most fitting and most meaningful words to label or explain their works.
  • The careful use of written language pervades all disciplines in higher education, so long as we as instructors continue to express ideas through the best possible choice of words, and so long as we as instructors expect students to express their own ideas through the best possible choice of words.
  • A student who has had the benefit of a Creative Writing class is better able to convey ideas through a series of carefully chosen words and is better able to understand ideas when presented as a series of carefully chosen words.

 

Is Creative Writing too narrow a focus for General Education?

  • Creative Writing is not at all a narrow focus in terms of General Education since (1) its specialty—narrative—pervades all other arts and most other disciplines, and since (2) its medium—language—pervades all of higher education.
  • Creative Writing is far more comprehensive a subject matter than almost all of the other subjects that are currently accepted as GECC Humanities and Fine Arts options. Specifically, Creative Writing is more comprehensive than:
    • F1900 : Music Appreciation
    • F1901 : Music History and Literature I
    • F1902 : Music History and Literature II
    • F1903N : Non-Western Music
    • F1904 : Introduction to American Music
    • F1905D : Ethnic Traditions in American Music(3 semester credits)
    • F1906 : Appreciation of Dance as an Art Form
    • F1907 : Theatre Appreciation
    • F1908 : History of Theatre
    • F1909D : Ethnic Traditions in American Theatre
    • F1910 : Opera Appreciation
    • F2902 : History of Western Art II
    • F2903N : Non-Western Art
    • F2904 : History of Photography
    • F2906D : Ethnic Traditions in American Art
    • F2907D : Art and Gender
    • F2908 : Film Appreciation
    • F2909 : Film History
    • F9900 : Introduction to the Visual and Performing Arts
    • HF906D : American Ethnic Cultural Expression
    • HF907D : Cultural Expression of Gender
    • HF908 : Film and Literature

 

Is a Fine Art like Creative Writing relevant to Illinois beyond the classroom?

  • According to the state of Illinois, the Creative Economy, which necessarily includes the specialty, the medium, and the subject of Creative Writing, is of vital importance. As reported by many news sources, such as The Murphysboro American, Governor Quinn said that to strengthen the creative economy in Illinois is to “create more economic growth and make Illinois an even more vibrant place to live and raise a family.” Such sources also report, “According to the Illinois Arts Alliance, the arts contribute at least $2.75 billion annually to our economy, creating more than $300 million in state and local tax revenue and supporting 78,000 full positions.”

 

Is there any harm in denying the legitimacy of Creative Writing as a General Education Fine Art option?

  • Yes, there is significant harm in denying the legitimacy of Creative Writing as a General Education Art option:
  • Such a denial tells the Creative Writing student, “Another student’s choice among the fundamental arts—such as music, painting, or film—is more valid than yours.” Such a message from IAI is painfully inequitable.
  • Such a denial also unwinds the logic of having approved the other arts and subjects currently on the GECC Humanities and Fine Arts list, meaning that such arts ought to be re-evaluated by the same standards that Creative Writing is being evaluated and ultimately denied as well.
  • Finally, such a denial keeps the list of approved courses completely absent from any writing art whatsoever. All writing arts excluded from the list of General Education Fine Arts… careful consideration of this fact reveals that it is a mistake and that it needs to be remedied. Including Creative Writing on the GECC Humanities and Fine Arts list is such a remedy.

 

 

 

 

Possible Course Descriptions

 

Introduction to Creative Writing

A study of the fine art of creative writing, emphasizing the construction of narrative and the careful use of written language in the creation of stories, poems, novels, scripts, etc., also emphasizing the fundamental elements of storytelling and poetry that appear in other forms and in all other cultures

 

Creative Writing: Fiction

A closer study of creative writing in the mode of fiction, with more emphasis on the construction of narrative and the careful use of written language as used in stories, novels, and scripts, also with emphasis on the fundamental elements of storytelling that appear in other forms and in all other cultures

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Created 3/22/2013

By Josh Woods

Kaskaskia College

jwoods@kaskaskia.edu

618-545-3241

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