Graduate Catalog 2010-12
Note: Additional work
will be required for graduate credit in 400-level courses.
ENG 401 Advanced Composition 3
Advanced course in expository writing designed for competent writers who wish
to refine their skills. Emphasis on vividness, precision, and impact, with
attention to audience and style. Not applicable to M.A. in English program.
ENG 403 Technical Writing 3
A course designed to assist students in planning, researching, structuring,
writing, revising, and editing technical materials. Emphasis on various types
of writing drawn from an industrial/professional context: reports,
correspondence, directories, manuals, technical articles. Not applicable to
M.A. in English program.
ENG 445 American Drama 3
Development of American drama and its contribution to literature.
ENG 448 Studies in American Literature 3
Selected topics in American literature. Students may take this course under different topics for
a maximum of 6 credits.
ENG 449 Major American Authors 3
Intensive study of the writings, life, influence, and historical milieu of a
major American author. Authors will vary each year. May be repeated under
different author subjects for a maximum of 6 credits.
ENG 450 Chaucer 3
Readings in Chaucer, with special emphasis on The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and
ENG 451 Milton 3
Readings in Milton's prose and poetry, with emphasis upon Paradise Lost and
Samson Agonistes. Irregular.
ENG 458 Studies in British Literature 3
Selected topics in British literature. Students may take this course under different topics for a maximum of 6 credits.
ENG 461 Shakespeare: Major Comedies 3
Close analysis of major comedies and pertinent critical problems. Fall.
ENG 462 Shakespeare: Major Tragedies 3
Close analysis of major tragedies and pertinent critical problems. Spring.
ENG 463 Elizabethan & Jacobean Drama 3
Major dramatists from Kyd to Ford, excluding Shakespeare. Irregular.
ENG 464 Restoration and 18th-Century Drama 3
English drama from 1660 to 1800, primarily comedy. Readings from the works of
such dramatists as Wycherly, Etherege, Dryden, Congreve, Vanbrugh, Farquhar,
Steele, Gay, Fielding, and Sheridan. Irregular.
.ENG 470 The Victorian Novel 3
Representative Victorian novelists with special emphasis on Trollope, Eliot,
Dickens, Thackeray, and Hardy. Irregular.
ENG 474 Contemporary American Novel 3
American novels which have come to prominence since World War II and the
changing cultural environment which they reflect. Irregular.
ENG 475 The British Novel to 1832 3
Form and content of the novel with readings selected from Behn, DeFoe,
Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Smollett, Johnson, Burney, Walpole, Austen, and
ENG 476 The Modern British Novel 3
Form and content of the novel with readings selected from Joyce, Woolf, Ford,
Conrad, Lawrence, Huxley, Forster, Greene, Waugh, and others. Irregular.
ENG 477 Modern British Poetry 3
Major works of Hardy, Hopkins, Yeats, D.H. Lawrence, Owen, Sassoon, Auden,
Dylan Thomas, Larkin, Hughes, and others. Irregular.
ENG 478 Modern American Poetry 3
The study of important American poets from Dickinson to the present.
ENG 480 Modern Irish Literature 3
Study of the major themes and traditions in Irish writers of the 20th century.
Included will be works by Yeats, Joyce, Synge, O'Casey, O'Connor, and others.
ENG 486 World Literature and Film 3
Examines the historical, political, and aesthetic relationships of literature
and film produced outside the U.S. and Great Britain. Discussion of texts will
be frequently structured around arguments from cosmopolitan theory and film
theory. This course is not applicable to the M.A. in English, but may count as
an elective in other graduate programs. Spring.
ENG 487 20th-Century British Drama 3
Study of major British playwrights of the twentieth century. Selections may be
from the works of Shaw, Coward, Maugham, O'Casey, Eliot, Beckett, Osborne,
Pinter, Shaffer, Ayckbourn, Churchill, Gray, Hare, Stoppard, and others.
ENG 488 Studies in World Literature 3
Selected topics in world literature. Students may take this course under
different topics for a maximum of 6 credits. [I]
ENG 491 Children's Literature 3
Balanced selection of the best literature available to children. Traditional
forms of fables, legends, myths, epics, fairy tales, and folk tales of the
world; examination of how these represent the universal needs and aspirations
of all cultures. Major authors and illustrators included. Not applicable to
B.A. or M.A. in English programs or English minors.
ENG 492 Literature for Young Adults 3
Through extensive reading this course examines trends and issues, forms and
content, and authors and topics of contemporary books read by and written
expressly for adolescents. Recommended for secondary teachers and reading
specialists. Not applicable to B.A. or M.A. in English programs or English
ENG 500 Seminar in American Literature 3
Prereq.: Admission or conditional admission
to a degree program in English or permission of instructor. Designed to give
student seminar experience in selected area of English studies. May be repeated
with different topics for up to 6 credits. Fall.
ENG 501 Seminar in British Literature 3
Prereq.: Admission or conditional
admission to a degree program in English or permission of instructor. Designed
to give student seminar experience in selected area of English studies. May be
repeated with different topics for up to 6 credits. Spring.
ENG 530 Topics in Literary Periods 3
Prereq.: Admission to degree program in
English or permission of instructor. Detailed study of a period in English,
American, or comparative literature (with comparison to include English and/or
American). Topics may include: surveys of particular periods; focused
examinations of forms, themes, problems, or other subjects associated with a
given period. Attention paid to questions of periodization and its critical
use. May be taken on different periods for up to 6 credits. Irregular.
ENG 540 Topics in Literature and Theory 3
Prereq.: ENG 598 or permission of
instructor. Detailed study of literature through the lens of a particular
literary theory or critical method. Provides in-depth instruction on an
important theory and its application. Topics will vary; may be taken on
different theories for up to 6 credits. Spring.
ENG 583 Teaching Writing across the Curriculum
Prereq.: Acceptance to the Central
Connecticut Writing Project (CCWP). Participants will explore research-based
approaches to the teaching of writing; present successful teaching strategies
in the area of writing across the curriculum, and write extensively in
different genres. The emphasis is on personal and professional writing. Only 3
credits may be counted toward the Master's in English or Reading and Language
Arts with the permission of the CCWP director and advisor. Cross listed as RDG
ENG 584 Teaching Writing across the Curriculum
Prereq.: ENG 583. A continuation of ENG
583 which will also include the completion of a professional writing piece.
ENG 590 Graduate Tutorial: Individual Guided
Prereq.: Permission of department chair.
A graduate tutorial set up as an independent study for students who wish to
pursue intensive, guided research on a particular author or literary period.
May be repeated with different topics for up to 6 credits.
ENG 598 Research in English 3
Prereq.: Admission or conditional
admission to a degree program in English or permission of instructor. Research
skills in literature. Introduces the techniques and resources of literary
research through an examination of the theory, history, and practice of
literary criticism. Fall.
ENG 599 Thesis 3
Prereq.: Admission to the M.A. program in English, a minimum of 18 credits and
a 3.00 overall GPA in English and American Literature, and permission of the
department chair. Preparation of the thesis under the supervision of the thesis
advisor. On demand.