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This proposal seeks to add a new arts specialty area to the Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Program. This new specialty, “Literary Arts,” addresses the art forms of poetry and creative writing which are currently not represented as a curricular focus within the major. This specialty area is particularly relevant in light of current trends in PreK-12 educational testing at the state and federal level, particularly in the areas of reading and writing. Study in “Literary Arts” as part of an IAC degree will serve to make our students, most of which will work in public school settings, even more marketable in an era of high-stakes testing in elementary schools. In addition, because of the availability of introductory courses in the specialty at other 4-year colleges and community colleges, it is expected that this specialty may be an opportunity to attract additional transfer students to the major. Accepted - Implementation Effective Date: Fall2012

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Undergraduate Curriculum and Policies

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