Graduate Catalog 2010-12

English

 

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. Irregular. 

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 Criseyde. Irregular. 

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 Scott. Irregular. 

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. Irregular. 

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. Irregular. 

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. Irregular. 

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 minors. 

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 I                                               6
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 583. Summer.

ENG 584         Teaching Writing across the Curriculum II                                             3
Prereq.:  ENG 583. A continuation of ENG 583 which will also include the completion of a professional writing piece. Summer.

ENG 590         Graduate Tutorial: Individual Guided Reading                                       3
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.

 

 

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