Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011
Note: ENG 110 or an equivalent is a prerequisite for all other English courses.
ENG 099 Remedial English 3
Focus on improvement of basic writing skills in order to meet entrance requirements for ENG 110. After review of grammar and punctuation, the course emphasizes sentence and paragraph formation and the development of the coherent essay. Students who are required to take ENG 099 must pass the course with a C- or better before successful completion of 30 hours of coursework. NOTE: Letter grade will affect GPA as if ENG 099 were a three credit course, but these credits will not count toward the number of credits required for graduation. Fall, Spring, Summer.
ENG 110 Freshman Composition 3
Introductory course in expository writing designed to develop the student's ability to write clearly, logically and effectively. Emphasis on the composing process, organization, coherence, sentence and paragraph structure, and usage. An acceptable Central Connecticut equivalent is required for ENG 110. See skills testing and remediation policy in the general catalog. Students who have not completed their ENG 110 requirement prior to achieving 61 credits are required to take both ENG 110 and 202. Skill Area I
ENG 202 Intermediate Composition 3
Prereq.: ENG 110 or permission of department chair. Intermediate course in expository writing designed to expand the student's writing skills. Emphasis on academic and career-oriented writing in the student's major field or area of interest, including research skills and papers, professional reports, and resumes. Skill Area I
ENG 203 Survey of World Literature: Ancient to Early Modern 3
Survey of great works of world literature from its origins to 1650, with emphasis on literatures other than British and American. Not a prerequisite for ENG 204. Study Area I [I] [L]
ENG 204 Survey of World Literature: 17th Century to the Present 3
Survey of great works of world literature from 1650 to the present, with emphasis on literatures other than British and American. ENG 203 is not a prerequisite. Study Area I [I] [L]
ENG 205 Survey in British Literature: Middle Ages to the 18th Century 3
Major British writers from the beginnings through the 18th century. Not a prerequisite for ENG 206. Study Area I [L]
ENG 206 Survey of British Literature: Romanticism to the Present 3
Major British writers from the late 18th century to the present. ENG 205 is not a prerequisite. Study Area I [L]
ENG 210 Survey of American Literature: Pre-Civil War 3
American literature from the Colonial Period to the Civil War. Not a prerequisite for ENG 211. Study Area I [L]
ENG 211 Survey of American Literature: Civil War to the Present 3
American literature from the Civil War to the present. ENG 210 is not a prerequisite. Study Area I [L]
ENG 212 African-American Literature 3
Survey of African-American writers from the eighteenth through twentieth centuries. Does not count toward the English major. Cross listed with AFAM 212. No credit given to students with credit for AFAM 212. Study Area I [L]
ENG 213 Studies in American Literature 3
An exploration of select subjects, techniques, and themes in American literature. Topics to be announced each semester. Students may not take this course under the same topic more than once. Does not count toward the English major. May be repeated under different topics for a maximum of 6 credits. Study Area I [L]
ENG 214 Studies in International Literature 3
An exploration of select subjects, techniques, and themes in British and world literature. Topics to be announced each semester. Students may not take this course under the same topic more than once. Does not count toward the English major. May be repeated under different topics for a maximum of 6 credits. Study Area I [I] [L]
ENG 215 Introduction to Women Writers 3
Introduction to women writers of the world, primarily in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Does not count toward the English major. Cross listed with WGSS 215. No credit given to students with credit for WGSS 215 or WS 215. Study Area I [I] [L]
ENG 220 Shakespeare 3
Selected tragedies, comedies, and history plays. Study Area I [L]
ENG 250 Contemporary Literature 3
Modern fiction, plays, and poetry in relation to modern life. Does not count toward the English major. Study Area I [L]
ENG 260 Introduction to Poetry 3
A close analysis of poetry: prosody, diction, figurative language, structure, tone, and theme. Selections read from entire range of English and American poetry. Does not count toward the English major. Study Area I [L]
ENG 261 Introduction to Fiction 3
A close analysis of the elements, structure, and technique of short stories and novels. Does not count toward the English major. Study Area I [L]
ENG 262 Introduction to Drama 3
A close analysis of plays, representing major and minor genres of drama (tragedy, comedy, tragi-comedy, melodrama, farce, etc.), relationship of genre, structure, and statement. Does not count toward the English major. Study Area I [I] [L]
ENG 270 Dramatic Enactment 3
Introduction to the theory and applications of creative drama as an interpretive tool and a response to literature. (E)
ENG 274 Storytelling 3
Study of the history, art, and technique of storytelling. Discussion of the skills involved in order to develop the student's competency in this oral tradition. Designed to enable the student to build a personal repertoire of stories for performance. (O)
ENG 298 Introduction to Literary Studies 3
Introduction to the basic formal and methodological elements of the study of literature. Intended for English majors.
ENG 332 Medieval English Literature 3
Old English and Middle English literature, exclusive of Chaucer, from the eighth through the 14th centuries. Most material read in translation.
ENG 333 The English Renaissance 3
Emphasis on British poetry and prose of the 16th and early 17th centuries, including such writers as More, Erasmus, Sidney, Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, and Jonson.
ENG 334 Seventeenth-Century Poetry & Prose 3
British poetry and prose of the earlier 17th century, including Donne, Herbert, Marvell, Bacon, Burton, and Browne.
ENG 335 Restoration & Eighteenth-Century Literature 3
British poetry, prose and drama from 1660 to 1798, including such writers as Dryden, Congreve, Addison, Swift, Pope, Fielding, Gay, Johnson, Goldsmith, and Sheridan.
ENG 336 The Romantic Age 3
British Literature from Blake to 1832, including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats.
ENG 337 The Victorian Age 3
Poetry and non-fiction prose from 1832 to 1900, including poetry of Tennyson, Browning and Arnold and prose of Carlyle, Mill, Newman, and Ruskin.
ENG 339 Modern British Literature 3
Prose and poetry from 1900 to the present, including such writers as Hopkins, Sitwell, Eliot, Yeats, Joyce, Woolf, Forster, Auden, MacNiece, Spender, Graves, Thomas, and Orwell.
ENG 340 Early American Literature 3
Early writers of the country through approximately the first third of the 19th century, with emphasis on the ideological and social influences which shaped their art.
ENG 341 The American Renaissance 3
Prose and poetry of American romantic authors in the 19th century. Special emphasis on Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Thoreau, Emerson, Whitman; contemporary ideologies. Cross listed with AMS 341. No credit given to students with credit for AMS 341.
ENG 342 American Realism & Naturalism 3
Study of the period after the Civil War to about 1915, including such writers as Dickinson, Twain, James, Wharton, Crane, and Dreiser.
ENG 343 Modern American Literature 3
Major American writers in the period between World War I and World War II; the ideological and social influences which shaped their art.
ENG 344 Contemporary American Literature 3
Study of major American writers from WWII to the present, focusing on historical, cultural, and aesthetic movements of the time. Irregular.
ENG 345 Modern African-American Literature 3
Study of selected writers, beginning with the Harlem Renaissance. Cross listed with AFAM 345 and AMS 345. No credit given to students with credit for AFAM 345 or AMS 345.
ENG 347 Latino/a Literature 3
Prereq.: ENG 110 Important U.S. Latina/o literary works in prose, poetry, drama, and essay. Spring. Study Area I [L] [I]
ENG 360 The Bible as Literature: Old Testament 3
Major books of Old Testament important to literature, their literary qualities, and their historical and cultural backgrounds. (E)
ENG 361 The Bible as Literature: The New Testament 3
Major books of New Testament important to literature, their literary qualities and their historical and cultural backgrounds. Part of Apocrypha. (E)
ENG 362 Greek and Roman Literature 3
Such major Greek and Roman writers as Homer, the Greek dramatists, Plato, Thucydides, Lucretius, and Virgil.
ENG 365 The Modern European Novel 3
Representative works by such writers as Flaubert, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Proust, Kafka, and Camus.
ENG 367 Global Novel 3
Explores the globalization of the novel genre since World War II, with emphasis on adaptations of the novel form in non-Anglo-European traditions. Irregular. [I]
ENG 370 Creative Nonfiction I 3
Prereq.: ENG 110. Introduction to various creative nonfiction writing techniques, including how to develop a literary voice, conduct creative research, play with conventional structures, and match a writing style to a specific form, such as personal essay.
ENG 371 Creative Writing: Fiction I 3
Introduction to the art and craft of literary fiction with emphasis on developing fiction writing ability and critical reading skills. Students will actively participate in workshop sessions.
ENG 372 Creative Writing: Fiction II 3
Prereq: ENG 371 or permission of instructor. Presupposes proficiency in vocabulary, basic techniques, and workshop method of short fiction writing. Students are expected to have already written a considerable body of work and to be prepared to submit stories at the semester's start.
ENG 373 Creative Writing: Poetry I 3
Introduction to the art and craft of writing poetry, emphasizing both poetry writing ability and critical reading. Students are expected to participate fully in the workshop method of critique and revision in class.
ENG 374 Creative Writing: Poetry II 3
Prereq.: ENG 373 or permission of instructor. Presupposes proficiency in vocabulary, poetry writing techniques, workshop methods. Students must already have a considerable body of work, and generate new work. Irregular.
ENG 375 Creative Nonfiction II 3
Prereq.: ENG 370. Presupposes an understanding of the basic techniques used in short nonfiction. Students will experiment with various creative nonfiction forms, with special emphasis on shorter articles, including personal essay, humor writing, and literary travel pieces. Irregular.
ENG 376 Creative Writing: Essay 3
Write the familiar and formal personal essay. Primarily a writing course, but also an overview of the form. Readings may begin with Montaigne and Thoreau, but quickly move to more contemporary authors. Spring.
ENG 377 Creative Writing: Playwriting 3
Introduction to the art and craft of playwriting, emphasizing writing ability and critical reading skills. Students are expected to participate actively in workshop sessions. Irregular.
ENG 378 Creative Writing: Special Topics 3
Prereq.: One 300 level creative writing course or permission of instructor. Specific creative writing genres taught on a rotating basis. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credits.
ENG 382 Travel Writing 3
Prereq.: ENG 235 or 236 or permission of instructor. Introduction to the art and craft of travel writing beginning with an overview of the genre and exploration of contemporary works. Students will write essays and articles.
ENG 386 The Language of Film 3
Development of visual terminology analogous to literary terminology in order to understand better the intentions of the author of the film. The qualities of picture, movement, and editing are discussed in an effort to develop critical interpretation and judgment. Attendance at film screenings required.
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. [GR]
ENG 402 Advanced Composition & Technology in the English Classroom 3
Prereq.: ENG 110 and acceptance in the Professional Program of Teacher Education; or permission of instructor. Advanced writing for the refinement of writing skills. Explores ways to teach writing. Addresses the use of technology in secondary English classrooms in regard to instruction, data management, and classroom management. 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. [GR]
ENG 404 Fiction for Teachers 3
Secondary English Education majors only. Students are treated as practicing writers who are training to become teachers of literature and writing. Students engage in writing workshops and closely study the elements of fiction, en route to understanding the pedagogy of the teaching of writing. Spring, Summer.
ENG 405 Poetry for Teachers 3
Secondary English Education majors only. Students are treated as practicing poets who will read and discuss traditional and contemporary poetry en route to understanding the pedagogy of teaching poetry in the secondary schools. Summer, Fall.
ENG 406 Teaching the Mechanics of Writing 3
Secondary English Education majors only. Students take an in-depth look at the mechanics of selected literary works to provide a pedagogical foundation for the teaching of mechanics in the secondary classroom. Spring, Summer.
ENG 420 Teaching English in Secondary Schools 4
Prereq.: ENG 402 and acceptance into the Professional Program of Teacher Education. Methods and materials for teaching English language and literature. Includes 30 hours of guided observations in middle and high school classrooms. Not applicable to M.A. in English program.
ENG 435 Student Teaching Seminar 1
Prereq.: ENG 420, EDSC 435 (taken concurrently). Discussion of issues that arise in the student teaching placements. Emphasis on improving individual classroom practices.
ENG 445 American Drama 3
Development of American drama and its contribution to literature. Irregular. [GR]
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. Cross listed with AMS 448.
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. [GR]
ENG 450 Chaucer 3
Readings in Chaucer, with special emphasis on The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde. Irregular. [GR]
ENG 451 Milton 3
Readings in Milton's prose and poetry, with emphasis upon Paradise Lost and Samson Agonistes. Irregular. [GR]
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 460 Shakespeare and Film 3
Prereq.: ENG 110. Explores what film can teach us about Shakespeare and his role in our culture; what Shakespeare can teach us about the nature and history of film; and what the intersection of the two can teach us about the politics of literary forms and entertainment media and about the many forms and media of politics in contemporary society. We will read 3-4 plays and view 2-3 films based each play. May require outside screenings. Spring. (O)
ENG 461 Shakespeare: Major Comedies 3
Close analysis of major comedies and pertinent critical problems. Fall. [GR]
ENG 462 Shakespeare: Major Tragedies 3
Close analysis of major tragedies and pertinent critical problems. Spring. [GR]
ENG 463 Elizabethan & Jacobean Drama 3
Major dramatists from Kyd to Ford, excluding Shakespeare. Irregular. [GR]
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. [GR]
ENG 465 Global Cinema 3
Prereq.: ENG 110. Surveys international cinema after World War II with an emphasis on the fiction feature films of Africa, Asia, and Latin America; also considers major film movements such as the European New Wave and Italian Neo-realism. Irregular. [I]
ENG 466 American Cinema in the 60s and 70s 3
Prereq.: ENG 110. Examines the extraordinary changes in film culture in the United States during the time of the civil right movement, the countercultures of the 60s, and the war in Vietnam. Students are required to attend a weekly screening in addition to regular class meetings. Spring. (O)
ENG 470 The Victorian Novel 3
Representative Victorian novelists with special emphasis on Trollope, Eliot, Dickens, Thackeray, and Hardy. Irregular. [GR]
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. [GR]
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. [GR]
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. [GR]
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. [GR]
ENG 478 Modern American Poetry 3
The study of important American poets from Dickinson to the present. Irregular. [GR]
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. [GR]
ENG 481 Digital Literary Studies 3
Prereq.: ENG 110 and ENG 298. Survey of theoretical and applied approaches to digital work in literary and cultural studies. Irregular.
ENG 483 Advanced Creative Nonfiction 3
Prereq.: ENG 375. Presupposes some experience writing creative nonfiction. Students will explore various techniques required to write longer articles, such as features, extended profiles, and longer personal essays. Students will be expected to produce at least one lengthy paper and workshop all of their work in class. Fall.
ENG 484 Advanced Fiction Workshop 3
Prereq.: ENG 372 or permission of instructor. Presupposes mastery of the vocabulary and basic techniques of writing literary fiction and the workshop method. Students are expected to have a considerable body of work, and generate new work. Addresses creative process, preparation of manuscripts, publishing, and academic and career options. Irregular.
ENG 485 Advanced Poetry Workshop 3
Prereq.: ENG 374 or permission of instructor. Presupposes mastery of the vocabulary and basic techniques of writing poetry, and the workshop method. Students are expected to have a considerable body of work, and generate new work. Addresses creative process, preparing poetry manuscripts, publishing, and academic and career options in creative writing. 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. [GR]
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. [GR]
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] [GR]
ENG 490 Individual Guided Reading 1 TO 3
Prereq.: Permission of chair. A conference course for English majors in their senior year who have a GPA of at least 3.00 or better and who wish to follow a planned program of guided reading.
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. [GR]
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. [GR]
ENG 494 Creative Writing: Independent Study 3
Prereq.: Permission of department chair. A senior conference course for students wishing to follow a planned program of writing/study. Typically, this course is for students wishing to prepare a publishing manuscript or a portfolio of their work for application to graduate programs in creative writing. Irregular.
ENG 495 Internship 1 TO 6
Prereq.: Permission of faculty advisor and department chair. Intern projects under the guidance of an English faculty advisor or the department chair. This course can help fulfill requirements for minors in writing, journalism, TESOL, and descriptive linguistics. It cannot be used to help fulfill requirements for an English major or minor.