Swogger Fund Provides New Opportunity for Primary Texts Students
Starting in the Fall of 2008, new students are required to take a core course in Primary Texts at some point in their program, preferably near the beginning. Primary Texts students will be guaranteed a spot, but other students may also enroll until the class is full. This course will be multi-disciplinary and team-taught by instructors from fields such as English, History, Physics, and Political Science.
The purpose of this course is to help students get more out of primary texts in various disciplines. They will be guided through short representative texts by some of the best professors at K-State, scholars who know these texts very well. Emphasis will be on developing the students' ability to think analytically and critically to formulate their own point of view. The instructors involved are very excited to be a part of this new undertaking, which will be supported by the newly established Swogger Primary Texts Certificate Fund, a fund specifically established for this purpose by Dr. Glenn and Mrs. Claire Swogger.
Since this course is multidisciplinary and is required. Students will be asked to spread their coursework over at least two additional disciplines, instead of three, as was previously required. Students who entered the program prior to Fall 2008 may choose to follow the old requirements or the new ones. Please contact Dr. Johnson for additional information about this course and change in requirements starting in Fall 2008. You may also ask to join the Primary Texts listserv for updates. Please email Dr. Johnson at email@example.com.