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The Daily Tar HeelWednesday, November 20, 19855
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By LORRY WILLIAMS
When students go into Daniel Patterson's
Fngiish class, they get a little more than the
routine lecture. They also get a bit of history.
"The literary work is at the center of the
class," Patterson said. l want students to see
how to go about reading it. I want them to
see what's on the page, but there's more than
Patterson, a Kenan professor of English,
said that when he taught American literature
he tried to get students to see the works during
the time they were written something like
a literary history approach.
"1 try to connect what we talk about (in
class) with what the students can relate to,"
he said, adding that as he got older it was
harder to relate the information to students.
"In some ways, I think I was a better teacher
the first few years I taught," he said, adding
that he had two reasons for saying that.,
First, as people grow older their energy level
decreases. Second, the older he becomes the
farther away from students he gets.
While growing older may place Patterson
farther from students, it also has some positive
aspects, he said.
"The longer you live, the more you can see
the implications of things," Patterson said.
"You know more."
Even though Patterson may think he's
farther away from students, both English and
non-English majors said they still found his
classes informative and entertaining.
"He's really outgoing," said Charles Davis,
a senior chemistry major from Wadesboro.
"He brings in a lot of things from outside
of the novel. He tries to give you a feel for
Gary Payne, a sophomore English major
from Charlotte, said: "It's different the way
he . . . (teaches). He gets very excited about
his teaching. He has a real enthusiasm for
it, and he draws out what he wants to say."
In some English classes, students can read
Hawthorne and not really understand why
he's great, Davis said.
"But hell (Patterson) read a section out of
another book and suddenly youll see," he
said. "It's enhghtening."
As a professor, Patterson said he treaded
a narrow path between preaching and sharing.
"You try not to indoctrinate," he said. "You
want to share but not preach."
Students who have had Patterson said they
saw that difference in his style of teaching. "
"He makes a point of not interpreting too
much," Davis said. "He keeps . . . (class
discussion) pretty open."
Students today have a need to exert their
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Students For America and
College Republicans present "A
Freedom Rally," in the Pit.
12:15 p.m.Ackland Art Museum hosting
a talk on "The Critical Edge:
Controversy in Recent Ameri
can Architecture, until 1:00
p.m. at the museum.
1:00 p.m. University Career Planning and
Placement Services holding an
orientation resume workshop,
in 306 Hanes.
3:30 p.m. Association of Business Stu
dents holding an internship
workshop, T-5 New Carroll.
4:00 p.m. University Career Planning and
Placement Services hosts a
presentation by Quaker Oats,
209 Hanes. Open to all students.
5:00 p.m. Campus Y hosts the beginning
of the Oxfam 24-hour fast for
world harvest, 210 Union.
5:15 p.m. Student Television meeting for
General Body, until 6:15, 209
5:30 p.m. Black Student Movement meet
ing in Upendo Lounge, Chase.
All are welcome.
Association of International
Students meeting in 208 Union.
Slide show presentation. All are
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independence, Patterson said. Because of that
need, whenever professors try to indoctrinate,
students may be pushed into going in the
opposite direction, he said.
Despite the difficulties on the sides of
teachers and students, Patterson said he was
surprised to hear what students remembered
"There are a lot of mysteries," he said. "It's
knowing that that makes you go into the
classroom. It's knowing that a student will
take what he needs out of a lecture."
Patterson grew up in the Greensboro area
of North Carolina. He said he "made the
mistake of going to Duke" where he received
his bachelor's degree in English in 1949. He
also served a two-year stint in the U.S. Army
before he attended UNC and received his
doctorate in English in 1959.
He began teaching at the University on a
part-time basis in 1955 and joined the faculty
as a full-time member in 1959.
During his years at the University, Patter
son said he had seen some of the crises the
University had lived through. The student
turnover rate usually means students can't
know all of the University's history, and for
that reason Patterson said he sometimes
digressed during lectures to tell about big
figures who had stalked the campus.
"If youVe been here for a while, you know
some things are around because someone
made an effort," he said.
In addition to witnessing some of the
University's crises, Patterson also has seen a
growth in the student body during his years
at the Univeristy.
A growing student body is necessary and
good, but it can also have bad effects,
"It makes it hard for a student to have any
distinction," he said.
In addition to teaching American literature,
Patterson also is chairman of the curriculum
in folklore in the English department.
Patterson's interests in folklore date back
to his childhood years, he said. He would
listen to tales his grandmother told and "pump
her for everything she knew about folktales,"
"I particularly loVed folk music," Patterson
said. "I couldn't stand the big band sound,
and I dont still."
By the time he reached high school,
Patterson had a tape recorder and had taped
the folk songs and tales. He also taught
himself to read music so he could read the
books with the music.
The University's graduate program in
folklore is one of the first in the country,
dating back to 1940. Patterson took over
6:30 p.m. Association of International
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presentation by Wachovia Bank
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Carolina Comic Book Club
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7:30 p.m. Maranatha Campus Ministry
meeting, 226 Union. All are
8:00 p.m. Carolina Union Weekly Fea
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teaching Arthur Palmer Hudson's British
American folk song class when Hudson
retired as curriculum chairman. Patterson also
taught a Southern folklore class.
By about 1971 the department was about
defunct, he said. Patterson was asked to head
the curriculum and build the program.
When he took over, Patterson said he tried
to increase graduate enrollment, build the
library resources and hire faculty.
"We built a strong, good master's program
with a doctoral minor," he said. "
Aside from heading the curriculum in
folklore, Patterson also is involved in several
research projects. He has worked with
filmmaker Tom Davenport in producing three
documentary films for The American Tradi
tional Culture Series and he is working with
the UNC Press American Folklore Recording
series to produce a third volume of folk
He is working on a documentary dealing
with Primitive Baptists in the North Carolina
mountains. He has also done studies of 18th
Century Presbyterian gravestone carvings. An
exhibit featuring pictures taken from some
of Patterson's slides is now on display at the
Art School in Carrboro.
Patterson teaches two classes per term.
Teaching and research take a lot of time, and
Patterson said it wasn't always possible to get
"A lot of it's going by the board right now,"
he said. "The curriculum takes a lot of time.
You don't always get as much done as you'd
like to, but it's fun."
"Someone has to write those footnotes," Flora
Some of the faculty members write biographies
or books on critical theory that tell a person
how to read literature, Flora added.
He said doing research work made the faculty
members better teachers.
"They're doing different things in the class
room also," he said.
Flora said the work of Richard Rust, one of
the department's professors, with computers was
an example of how students benefitted from
"Graduate students need to know how
computers will help them in the world," Flora
said, adding that the computers had been helpful
in undergraduate writing sections as well.
For example, students who have trouble with
grammar can go to the computer lab, pick the
program they need and work on it at their own
I. OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED STUDENT
GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS AT
Graduate and Professional Student
Graduate Student Action Body
Judicial Branch of Student Government
Pharmacy School Senate
Seriior Class of 1986
Student Bar Association
UNC-CH Student Government-Executive
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Association of International Students
Black Law Students Association
Campus Awareness Network
Campus Care AA Group
: Campus Christian Fellowship
Campus Crusade for Christ
Carolina Athletic Association
Carolina Badminton Club
Carolina Baptist Student Union
Carolina Committee on Central America
Carolina Cricket Club
Carolina Gay and Lesbian Association
Carolina Handball Club ,
Carolina Indian Circle
Carolina Martial Arts Club
Carolina Officials' Association
Carolina Students for Life
Carolina Tai Chi Chuan Club
Chapel Hill International Folk Dance Club
Child Abuse Prevention Project
Chimera UNC-CH Fantasy & Science
Chinese Student Association
Christian Legal Society
Delta Phi Alpha
Democratic Socialists of America
Graduate Philosophy Club at UNC-CH
Great Decisions '86
International Association of Business
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship
Korean Students Society
Latter-day Saint Student Association
Lutheran Campus Ministry
Maranatha Campus Ministries
Moravian Student Fellowship
Newman Catholic Student Center
North Carolina Student Legislature
Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate Club
Presbyterian Campus Ministry
Rape and Assault Prevention Escort
Student Legal Service
Students for America
Students' International Meditation Society
United Christian Fellowship
UNC-CH Anti-Apartheid Support Group
UNC-CH Baha'i Club
UNC-CH Ballroom Dance Club
UNC-CH Christian Dental Society
UNC-CH Circle K Club
UNC-CH Clogging Club
UNC-CH College Republicans
UNC-CH Eckankar Student Society
UNC-CH Fellowship of Christian Athletes
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pace, he said.
The English department offers bachelor's and
master's degrees and the doctorate. Most of the
department's graduate students want to teach,
Flora said, and they do well when they leave
"We have a very good success rate with
graduates," he said.
Some undergraduates go on to obtain higher
English degrees, while others go on to profes
sional schools, Flora said.
Some who have gone on to law school have
told Flora that once they got into law school
they realized what an advantage it was to have
an English degree, he said.
"They could read and understand what the
exam questions were asking," Flora said, adding
that some students in other majors were used
to dealing more with memorizations as opposed
to reading and understanding.
Business used to be a popular field for English
graduates, but Flora said he didn't see as many
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Delta Sigma Theta
Kappa Alpha Theta
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Pi Beta Phi
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Society of Hellenas
Zeta Phi Beta
Zeta Tau Alpha
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Phi Beta Sigma
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Pi Kappa Phi
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Tau Epsilon Phi
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English graduates going into that job market as
he used to.
"English just isn't for a job, it's for life," he
said. "It gives us a judgment and perspective."
In addition to the American and British
literature, the department also has a curriculum
in folklore, a writing program, a course in film
criticism and courses on poetry.
The department's curriculum in folklore dates
back to 1940, and it offered one of the first
graduate programs in folklore.
Several undergraduates in folklore have had
papers published, said Daniel Patterson,
chairman of the curriculum. ,
Undergraduates and graduates in the folklore
curriculum have done well, Patterson said. "It's
an area with a lot of excitement and a lot of
freshness," he said.
"The curriculum (in folklore) serves the state
in documenting the culture of the people,"
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North Carolina Student Rural Health
Order of the Bell Tower
Order of the Grail-Valkyries
Order of the Old Well
Order of the Silver Key
Phi Eta Sigma
Phi Lambda Sigma
Semper Fidelis Society
Sigma Tau Chi
Student Consumer Action Union
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Holderness Moot Court
Industrial Relations Association
MBA Student Association
Nihongo o Hanasu Kai
North Carolina Journal of International Law
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Sociedad Hispanica Carolinesa
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Student Branches of American
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Undergraduate History Association
UNC-CH Chapter of the Society of Physics
UNC-CH Math Club
UNC-CH Physical Education Club
UNC-CH Readers Theatre
UNC-CH Recreation Society
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