Senate approves new programsProfessor Don Nichol of Memorial University’s English department is offering a unique Literary London program in the spring semester at Memorial’s Harlow campus. Dr. Nichol will teach two courses a special topics course on Literary London and English 4041 British Literature 1750-1790. Both courses will incorporate field trips to London landmarks such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Bloomsbury, the British Museum, and Westminster Abbey, making literature come alive for students.
Professor Nichol’s wife, actor and director Mary Walsh, will make her teaching debut with two special topics courses Introduction to Creative Writing: Satire and British Drama in Performance. In the first course, students will write satirical sketches based on their Harlow experience and engage in collaborative projects. For British Drama in Performance students will attend plays in London and environs, write reviews, participate in seminars and keep a journal of their theatre-going experiences. For more, see today.mun.ca.
The Faculty of Business recently received approval for two new programs at the graduate level.
The EMBA (Petroleum) combines an existing EMBA program with the Master in Oil and Gas Studies. This four semester degree is intended for professionals on a fast-track in the oil and gas sector. It will give students a multi-disciplinary understanding of the oil and gas industry. Demand from professionals in this area is very high, and the Faculty has already received inquiries from potential applicants.
The PhD in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management is the second specialization in the PhD in Management. The Faculty of Business will admit its first class in September 2009.
The Department of Women’s Studies now offers a minor, major and master’s degree in women’s studies. A proposal for the major, approved by the University Senate on Feb. 12, was largely the result of the collective efforts of the undergraduate studies advisory committee and Women’s Studies Council members in the (still relatively new) Department of Women’s Studies, with support from the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Arts.