ERIC Number: ED080998
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Publication Date: 1973
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The Anatomy of College English.
Wilcox, Thomas W.
This book presents a comprehensive description and analysis of undergraduate English as it is taught in four-year colleges and universities in the United States. The study discussed in this book was the result of a survey of 300 departments of English randomly selected from those institutions offering English programs. (An account of how the survey was conducted is contained in ED 044 422.) The book begins with a description of the structure, size, and governance of English departments. The opening chapters also discuss staffing, tenure and promotion, evaluation of teaching, and work loads. Other chapters deal with the department's general responsibility to the academic community--its adjunct and service programs, including Freshman English--and a description of English programs for those choosing to major in the field. The last part of the book discusses some of the problems faced by undergraduate English. An appendix provides a checklist of questions for departments to use in reviewing their programs. (DI)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Curriculum, College English, College Instruction, English Curriculum, English Departments, Literature, Staff Utilization, Teacher Evaluation, Tenure, Undergraduate Study, Writing (Composition)
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 615 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California 94111 ($7.75)
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