Skip to main content

English Department Course Materials

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/11/20

  • Staff Only
This series, filling five boxes, consists of the English Department course material files, 1964-1985. The materials mostly comprise of exams, reading lists, and syllabi, but they also include materials, relating to freshman seminars, introductory studies, and miscellaneous courses. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject title, and chronologically within each subject.

The exam files consist of copies of exams. The information contained in the files usually includes the quarter the exam was given, sometimes the exact date, the professor's name, and the course number. Also included in the files are student's term paper assignments.

The freshman seminar files contain lists of freshman seminars available in the university as well as course schedules, course descriptions, and course reading lists for those seminars offered through the English Department.

The introductory studies files are comprised of descriptions of the introductory studies' disciplines, course schedules, descriptions of courses offered and related material.

The reading lists and syllabi files usually provide lists of books and authors read during the quarter, an outline of the major topics to be covered, a brief description of the goals of the course, and occasionally test dates and term paper assignments.

The miscellaneous course materials contain the same information found in the exams and reading lists and syllabi sections as well as correspondence, class lists, and course descriptions. Of special note are the files relating to the B50/C50 course sequence. These files contain reports, proposals and related items detailing some instructional changes in the sequence. This section of the series is arranged by course number.

Dates

  • 1964-1985

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

5.00 Boxes

Abstract

This series, filling five boxes, consists of the English Department course material files, 1964-1985. The materials mostly comprise of exams, reading lists, and syllabi, but they also include materials, relating to freshman seminars, introductory studies, and miscellaneous courses.

Method of Acquisition

The series was transferred to the University Archives by Mary Cameron, English Dept., on July 18, 1989 (Accession #89-12$$).

Related Materials

For other English Department course materials see series 11/3/11/15, English Department Administrative Records.

Separated Materials

Approximately one cubic foot of duplicate material was discarded.

Processing Information

Tim Waltz; July 26, 1989.
Title
Guide to the English Department Course Materials
Author
Tim Waltz
Date
02/07/1991
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3354