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1003. English for Non Native Speakers

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Instruction in English for non-native speakers of the language. May be repeated for credit. Graduate students may elect this course.

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1004. Introduction to Academic Writing

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open for credit to students who have passed ENGL 1010 or 1011. Ratcliffe Hicks students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses.

Grading Basis: Graded

Development of the reading and writing skills essential to university work. Students placed in ENGL 1004 must pass the course before electing ENGL 1010 or 1011.

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1010. Seminar in Academic Writing

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Students placed in ENGL 1004 must pass that class before enrolling in ENGL 1010. Ratcliffe Hicks students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses.

Grading Basis: Graded

Instruction in academic writing through interdisciplinary reading. Assignments emphasize interpretation, argumentation, and reflection. Revision of formal assignments and instruction on grammar, mechanics and style.

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1011. Seminar in Writing through Literature

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Students placed in ENGL 1004 must pass that course before enrolling in ENGL 1011. Ratcliffe Hicks students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses.

Grading Basis: Graded

Instruction in academic writing through literary reading. Assignments emphasize interpretation, argumentation, and reflection. Revision of formal assignments and instruction on grammar, mechanics and style.

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1012W. Business Writing I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to the rhetorical and generic conventions of business writing.

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1013W. Technical Writing I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to rhetorical and generic conventions of technical writing. SM-11/13/06

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1095. Special Topics

1.00 - 4.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

Grading Basis: Graded

Credits and hours by arrangement. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit to a maximum of four credits.

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1101. Classical and Medieval Western Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

This and ENGL 1103 offer a study of European literature from ancient times to the present. ENGL 1101 considers ancient and medieval literature through Dante. CA 1.

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1101W. Classical and Medieval Western Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

This and ENGL 1103 offer a study of European literature from ancient times to the present. ENGL 1101 considers ancient and medieval literature through Dante. CA 1.

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1103. Renaissance and Modern Western Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Literature in the European tradition from the Renaissance through the modern periods. CA 1.

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1103W. Renaissance & Modern Western Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Literature in the European tradition from the Renaissance through the modern periods. CA 1.

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1201. Introduction to American Studies

Also offered as: AMST 1201, HIST 1503

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

What is an American? A multi-disciplinary inquiry into the diversity of American societies and cultures. CA 4.

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1301. Major Works of Eastern Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Important works of poetry, drama, and literary prose from the Middle East, South Asia, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. All works are read in translation. CA 4-INT.

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1503. Introduction to Shakespeare

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introductory survey of representative Shakespeare plays and poetry. CA 1.

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1601W. Race, Gender and the Culture Industry

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Cultural construction of race and gender in English-language literature, film, and music. CA 4.

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1616. Major Works of English and American Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Includes important works from the major genres and historical periods since Beowulf. CA 1.

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1616W. Major Works of English & American Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Includes important works from the major genres and historical periods since Beowulf. CA 1.

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1693. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics taken in a foreign study program. May be repeated for credit. Consent of Department Head or advisor may be required prior to the student's departure.

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1701. Creative Writing I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Cannot be taken for credit after passing ENGL 3701, 3703, or 3713.

Grading Basis: Graded

First course in creative expression. Covers two or more genres (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and drama). Genres vary by section.

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2001. Introduction to Grant Proposal Writing

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to the basics of grants and grant proposal writing, including the purpose of writing grant proposals, grant opportunities available to undergraduates, and features of successful grant proposals. Requires submission of a grant proposal.

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2011. Honors I: Literary Study through Reading and Research

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Cannot be taken for credit after passing ENGL 3800.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

Approaches to reading and researching literature through questions related to the assumptions, contexts, and uses of literary texts in culture. Extensive practice in academic writing. May be used to satisfy the ENGL 1010 or 1011 requirement . May not be used to satisfy the English major requirement.

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2013W. Introduction to Writing Studies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to writing as a field of inquiry that includes rhetorical analysis as well as the study of writing's social and ethical implications across diverse traditions, contexts, and technologies.

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2049W. Writing through Research

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Instruction in academic writing and the procedures of library and Internet research leading to a large-scale research paper.

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2100. British Literature I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

British literature, medieval through 18th century. Intended to provide preparaton for more advanced courses in British literature. Strongly recommended for English majors. CA 1.

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2101. British Literature II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

British literature, 19th to 20th centuries. Intended to provide preparation for more advanced courses in British literature. Strongly recommended for English majors. CA 1.

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2200. Literature and Culture of North America before 1800

Also offered as: AMST 2200

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

An examination of the early written and oral culture of the area that eventually became the United States. CA 1.

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2201. American Literature to 1880

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

American literature from the beginnings: May include such writers as Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, Douglass, Stowe, Dickinson, Twain, and others. This course is strongly recommended for English majors. CA 1.

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2201W. American Literature to 1880

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

American literature from the beginnings: May include such writers as Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, Douglass, Stowe, Dickinson, Twain, and others. This course is strongly recommended for English majors. CA 1.

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2203. American Literature Since 1880

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Modern and contemporary American literature: May include such writers as James, Wharton, Dreiser, Cather, Frost, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Morrison, and others. This course is strongly recommended for English majors. CA 1.

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2203W. American Literature Since 1880

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Modern and contemporary American literature: May include such writers as James, Wharton, Dreiser, Cather, Frost, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Morrison, and others. This course is strongly recommended for English majors. CA 1.

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2207. Empire and U.S. Culture

Also offered as: AMST 2207, HIST 2207

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

How the frontier and overseas ambitions have shaped U.S. institutions and culture. The impact of U.S. expansion on people outside its borders. These topics are explored through literary narratives and historical documents. CA 1. CA 4.

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2214. African American Literature

Also offered as: AFRA 2214

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Critical and historical examination of the literature of African American writers from Phyllis Wheatley to the present. CA 4.

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2214W. African American Literature

Also offered as: AFRA 2214W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Critical and historical examination of the literature of African American writers from Phyllis Wheatley to the present. CA 4.

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2274W. Disability in American Literature and Culture

Also offered as: AMST 2274W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

An interdisciplinary examination of the symbolic roles of disability and the social implications of those roles. CA 1. CA 4.

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2276. American Utopias and Dystopias

Also offered as: AMST 2276

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Interdisciplinary approaches to American utopian and dystopian literature of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. CA 1.

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2276W. American Utopias and Dystopias

Also offered as: AMST 2276W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Interdisciplinary approaches to American utopian and dystopian literature of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. CA 1.

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2301. Anglophone Literatures

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

English language literature from Africa, Asia, Canada, Australia, the Caribbean, and other areas outside of the United States and the British Isles. Writers may include Soyinka, Gordimer, Walcott, Achebe, Markandaya, Atwood, White, Emecheta, Rushdie, Naipaul, Kincaid, and others. CA 4-INT.

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2301W. Anglophone Literatures

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

English language literature from Africa, Asia, Canada, Australia, the Caribbean, and other areas outside of the United States and the British Isles. Writers may include Soyinka, Gordimer, Walcott, Achebe, Markandaya, Atwood, White, Emecheta, Rushdie, Naipaul, Kincaid, and others. CA 4-INT.

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2401. Poetry

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

A study of the techniques and conventions of the chief forms and traditions of poetry in English. CA 1.

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2405. Drama

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to the chief forms and traditions of dramatic literature through the study of a broad range of major works. CA 1. SM-2/27/12

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2407. The Short Story

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

The short story as a literary form with study of significant Continental, British, and American writers. CA 1.

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2408. Modern Drama

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Modern British, American, and Continental drama, with the reading and discussion of some 15-20 representative plays. CA 1.

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2408W. Modern Drama

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Modern British, American, and Continental drama, with the reading and discussion of some 15-20 representative plays. CA 1.

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2409. The Modern Novel

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Major novels since 1900. CA 1.

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2411. Popular Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Examination of popular literature through the application of literary theory. CA 1.

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2411W. Popular Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Examination of popular literature through the application of literary theory. CA 1.

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2413. The Graphic Novel

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 Not open to students who have passed ENGL 3621 when taught as "The Graphic Novel"

Grading Basis: Graded

The graphic novel as a literary form. CA 1.

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2413W. The Graphic Novel

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 Not open to students who have passed ENGL 3621 when taught as "The Graphic Novel"

Grading Basis: Graded

The graphic novel as a literary form. CA 1.

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2600. Introduction to Literary Studies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800; open to English majors, others with instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Skills essential for the successful pursuit of a degree in English: textual analysis (close reading of poetry and prose), literary criticism and theory, research and citation methods, and critical writing about literature. SM-11/12/07

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2603. Literary Approaches to the Bible

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Critical approaches to, and literary and cultural influences of, the Bible in English translation.

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2605. Capitalism, Literature, and Culture

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

How capitalism and its alternatives have been critiqued and defended through literature and other cultural forms. CA 1.

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2605W. Capitalism, Literature, and Culture

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

How capitalism and its alternatives have been critiqued and defended through literature and other cultural forms. CA 1.

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2607. Literature and Science

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to literary writings about the sciences, including literary and scientific approaches to language and knowledge. May focus on a specific literary genre and/or scientific field. CA 1.

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2610. Introduction to Digital Humanities

Also offered as: DMD 2610

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The application of digital technology and media to such subjects as art history, classics, cultural and area studies, history, languages, literature, music, and philosophy. This course will provide a broad survey of the landscape of international and interdisciplinary digital humanities through the lens of ongoing work of faculty and staff researchers at the University of Connecticut.

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2612. Digital Literary Studies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to the shaping of literature and literary studies by digital technologies, critical engagement with digital media, and historical and theoretical approaches to media and technology.

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2627. Topics in Literary Studies

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Exploration of various focused topics, such as a particular literary theme, form, or movement, to be announced from semester to semester.

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3003W. Advanced Expository Writing

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Writing on topics related, usually, to students' individual interests and needs.

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3010W. Advanced Composition for Prospective Teachers

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Advanced training in composition, with consideration of the problem of teaching writing. Designed primarily for English education majors.

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3012. Books and Book Publishing

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800; open to juniors or higher. Cannot be taken for credit after passing ENGL 3011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Intensive focus on trade book and e-book publishing, geared to writers and students preparing for entry level publishing jobs.

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3013. Media Publishing

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. Cannot be taken for credit after passing ENGL 3011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Publishing and writing for publication in the Information Age. Topics include desktop publishing, web-page design, and the presentation of materials on the Internet. No previous experience with computers is required.

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3013W. Media Publishing

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. Cannot be taken for credit after passing ENGL 3011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Publishing and writing for publication in the Information Age. Topics include desktop publishing, web-page design, and the presentation of materials on the Internet. No previous experience with computers is required.

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3082. Writing Center Practicum

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Introduction to Writing Center pedagogy, theory and research methods. Intended primarily for Writing Center staff. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). SM-4/6/09

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3091. Writing Internship

1.00 - 8.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Training in writing in a supervised field placement. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory.) May be repeated for credit . No more than eight credits may be earned in a single placement, and no more than three credits may be counted towards completion of requirements for the English major.

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3111. Medieval English Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Readings in the literature of the English Middle Ages - lyrics, narratives, dramas, and didactic forms.

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3111W. Medieval English Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Readings in the literature of the English Middle Ages - lyrics, narratives, dramas, and didactic forms.

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3113. Renaissance English Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Writers studied include More, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Jonson, and Milton.

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3113W. Renaissance English Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Writers studied include More, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Jonson, and Milton.

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3115. Restoration and 18th Century English Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Includes such writers as Dryden, Pope, Swift, Johnson, Burney, and Austen.

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3115W. Restoration and 18th Century English Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Includes such writers as Dryden, Pope, Swift, Johnson, Burney, and Austen.

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3117. Romantic British Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

British literature from 1790 to 1832.

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3117W. Romantic British Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

British literature from 1790 to 1832. SM-9/8/08

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3118. Victorian British Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

British literature from 1832 to 1900.

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3118W. Victorian British Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

British literature from 1832 to 1900. SM-9/8/08

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3120. Irish Literature in English to1939

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Fiction, drama, and poetry, including early Irish legends and sagas (in translation); such writers as Swift, Shaw, Wilde, Yeats, Gregory, Synge, Joyce, and Bowen. CA 4-INT.

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3122. Irish Literature in English since 1939

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Fiction, drama, and poetry by such writers as Beckett, O'Brien, Friel, Heaney, Doyle, Carr, McCabe, Toibin, and McDonagh. CA 4-INT.

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3122W. Irish Literature in English since 1939

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Fiction, drama, and poetry by such writers as Beckett, O'Brien, Friel, Heaney, Doyle, Carr, McCabe, Toibin, and McDonagh. CA 4-INT.

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3123. British Literature from 1890 to the Mid-Twentieth Century

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Not open to students who have completed ENGL 3119.

Grading Basis: Graded

British literature from the late Victorian to the immediate post-World War II period. Works by writers such as Conrad, Lawrence, Mansfield, Forster, Woolf, and Eliot.

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3123W. British Literature from 1890 to the Mid-Twentieth Century

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Not open to students who have completed 3119/W.

Grading Basis: Graded

British literature from the late Victorian to the immediate post-World War II period. Works by writers such as Conrad, Lawrence, Mansfield, Forster, Woolf, and Eliot.

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3124. British Literature since the Mid Twentieth Century

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Not open to students who have completed ENGL 3119.

Grading Basis: Graded

British literature from the immediate post-World War II period through the present. Works by writers such as Hughes, Lessing, Murdoch, Pinter, Rushdie, and Winterson.

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3124W. British Literature since the Mid Twentieth Century

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Not open to students who have completed 3119/W.

Grading Basis: Graded

British literature from the immediate post-World War II period through the present. Works by writers such as Hughes, Lessing, Murdoch, Pinter, Rushdie, and Winterson.

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3193. Studies in Britain

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Studies in the British Isles during the intersession, supplemented by weekly seminars in Storrs. Direct experience with aspects of English literature in its social and artistic milieu.

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3207. American Literature since the Mid Twentieth Century

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Formal and thematic developments in American literature since the mid-twentieth century and its engagement with cultural shifts in this period.

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3207W. American Literature since the Mid Twentieth Century

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Formal and thematic developments in American literature since the mid-twentieth century and its engagement with cultural shifts in this period.

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3210. Native American Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Examination of the literatures of pre-contact, post-contact, and contemporary indigenous American cultures. CA 4.

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3212. Asian American Literature

Also offered as: AAAS 3212

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Literature, theatre, film about Asian American communities and culture in the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. CA 4.

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3213. Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century African American Literature

Also offered as: AFRA 3213

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Broad historical survey of African American literature from its origins through the turn of the twentieth century. CA 4.

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3213W. Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century African American Literature

Also offered as: AFRA 3213W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Broad historical survey of African American literature from its origins through the turn of the twentieth century. CA 4.

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3215. Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century African American Literature

Also offered as: AFRA 3215

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Broad historical survey of African American literature from the twentieth and twenty-first century. CA 4.

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3215W. Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century African American Literature

Also offered as: AFRA 3215W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Broad historical survey of African American literature from the twentieth and twenty-first century. CA 4.

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3217. Studies in African American Literature and Culture

Also offered as: AFRA 3217

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Focused study of a theme, form, author, or movement in African American literature or culture. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic. CA 4.

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3217W. Studies in African American Literature and Culture

Also offered as: AFRA 3217W

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Focused study of a theme, form, author, or movement in African American literature or culture. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic. CA 4.

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3218. Ethnic Literature of United States

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

The literatures of ethnic American authors. Writers may include Natachee Scott Momaday, Maxine Hong Kingston, Zora Neale Hurston, Rolando Hinojosa, Bernard Malumud, Nicholasa Mohr, John Fante, among others. CA 4.

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3218W. Ethnic Literatures of the United States

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

The literatures of ethnic American authors. Writers may include Natachee Scott Momaday, Maxine Hong Kingston, Zora Neale Hurston, Rolando Hinojosa, Bernard Malumud, Nicholasa Mohr, John Fante, among others. CA 4.

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3220. Jewish American Literature and Culture

Also offered as: HEJS 3401

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Interdisciplinary study of literary and artistic productions by and about Jews in the United States. CA 1. CA 4.

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3220W. Jewish American Literature and Culture

Also offered as: HEJS 3401W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Interdisciplinary study of literary and artistic productions by and about Jews in the United States. CA 1. CA 4.

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3235W. Reading the American City

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

The role of urban environments in American literature. Topics may include the literary representation of cities over time along with their impact on the psychological formation of characters and on family, romantic, and social relationships in urban settings.

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3240. American Nature Writing

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Study of writings, from the colonial era to the modern, reflecting diverse ways of imagining humanity's relation to the natural environment.

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3265W. American Studies Methods

Also offered as: AMST 3265W

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Interdisciplinary research and writing centered on a specific topic in U.S. culture. An introduction and overview of research methods in American Studies.

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3301. Celtic and Norse Myth and Legend

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800; open to sophomores or higher. Not open for credit to students who have previously received credit for this course as ENGL 267.

Grading Basis: Graded

An examination of the early Celtic and Norse cultures through their medieval literature. Close analysis of works such as The Tain, The Mabinogian, The Eddas, selected sagas, runic and historical texts in association with later English texts that show their influence. SM-10/8/07

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3303. Studies in Early Literature in English

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Studies in literature written in English before 1800.

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3318. Literature and Culture of the Third World

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

The literature of regions outside North America and Europe. Contents of the course will vary according to regional focus. May be repeated for credit, with a change in topic. CA 4-INT.

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3319. Topics in Postcolonial Studies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Intensive studies in particular topics pertaining to colonialism, empire, and the postcolonial. CA 4-INT.

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3320. Literature and Culture of India

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have passed ENGL 3318 with a topic of "India."

Grading Basis: Graded

Important texts, practices, and ideas drawn from the diverse traditions of Indian literature, arts, philosophy, and religion. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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3403. Modern Poetry in English

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Poetry since 1900, from major modernist innovators to significant contemporaries.

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3420. Children's Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

The best literature available to children, including works by major writers and forms such as fable, folk tale, fairy tale, nursery rhyme, and short story.

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3422. Young Adult Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Critical analysis of texts for and about young adults, including an historical range of classic and canonical works from before 1900 to the present.

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3501. Chaucer

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

The Canterbury Tales and other selected works, and such attention to the Middle English language as is necessary to an understanding of the text.

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3503. Shakespeare I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Cannot be taken for credit after passing ENGL 3505.

Grading Basis: Graded

Romantic comedies and principal tragedies.

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3503W. Shakespeare I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Romantic comedies and principal tragedies.

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3505. Shakespeare II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 3503 or instructor consent; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

The early plays, problem plays, and late plays.

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3507. Milton

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

The lyric, epic and dramatic poetry of Milton, with some consideration of his prose writing.

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3509. Studies in Individual Writers

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Concentrated study in one or two authors writing in English. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

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3601. The English Language

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

A descriptive study of modern American English: constituent sound (phonology), structure of words (morphology), and syntax, with some attention to lexicography and usage.

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3603. The History of the English Language

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Readings in Old English, Middle English, and Early Modern with a survey of the main developments in the language since Anglo-Saxon times.

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3605. Latina/o Literature

Also offered as: LLAS 3232

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800 or instructor consent; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Extensive readings in Latina/o literature from the late nineteenth century to the present. CA 4.

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3607. Studies in Latina/o Literature

Also offered as: LLAS 3233

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800 or instructor consent; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Advanced study of a theme, form, author, or movement in contemporary Latina/o literature. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

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3609. Women's Literature

Also offered as: WGSS 3609

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Works written by women from different countries and centuries. CA 4.

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3611. Women's Literature 1900 to the Present

Also offered as: WGSS 3611

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Modern and contemporary works written by women from different countries. CA 4.

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3613. Introduction to LGBT Literature

Also offered as: WGSS 3613

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to themes of sexual diversity in literature, related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. CA 4.

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3617. Literature and Religion

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Study of diverse imaginative writings concerned with the human search for God, transcendence, and ultimate meaning.

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3619. Topics in Literature and Human Rights

Also offered as: HRTS 3619

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Study of literature from various historical periods and nationalities concerned with defining, exploring, and critiquing the idea of universal human rights. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

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3621. Literature and Other Disciplines

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

The relationship of literature to other fields of study. Course content will vary by section. May be repeatable for credit with a change in topic.

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3623. Studies in Literature and Culture

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

An examination of social and culture aspects of printed literature and of its relationship to other media. Contents will vary by section. May be repeated for credit, with a change in topic.

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3625. Literary Theory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

History of and recent developments in literary theory.

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3627. Studies in Literature

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Advanced exploration of various limited topics, such as a particular literary theme, form, or movement, to be announced from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit, with a change in topic.

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3629. Introduction to Holocaust Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800; open to sophomores or higher. Not open to students who have passed ENGL 3623 or 3619 taught as Holocaust literature.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to literature of the Holocaust. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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3631. Literature, Culture, and Humanitarianism

Also offered as: HRTS 3631

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Relationships between literature and culture and humanitarian movements, from the eighteenth century to the present.

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3633W. The Rhetoric of Political Discourse in Literature and Society

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher. May not be taken for credit after passing ENGL 3623 offered as Rhetoric of Political Discourse.

Grading Basis: Graded

Rhetorical analysis of literary polemics and of past and current political speeches, writing, and debate. CA 1.

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3635. Literature and the Environment

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Ecocritical approaches to literary treatment of global environmental issues.

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3640. British Film

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

British film from 1895 to the present.

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3652. Maritime Literature to 1800

Also offered as: MAST 3652

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011, sophomores or higher

Grading Basis: Graded

Maritime fiction and non-fiction from the beginnings to 1800: Shakespeare, Falconer, Defoe, and others.

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3653. Maritime Literature Since 1800

Also offered as: MAST 3653

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher. Not open for credit to students who have passed ENGL 3650.

Grading Basis: Graded

Maritime fiction and non-fiction since 1800: Melville, Conrad, Douglass, and others.

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3692. Writing Practicum

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

A concentrated introduction to (or review of) a particular aspect of composition. Focus on such topics as writing and publishing on the Internet, legal writing, grammar review, grammar by computer, business writing, and web-page design. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

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3693. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics taken in a foreign study program. May be repeated for credit. Consent of department head required, normally to be granted prior to the student's departure. May count toward the major with consent of the advisor.

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3695. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

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3698. Variable Topics

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary. With a change in topics may be repeated for credit.

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3699. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Supervised reading and writing on a subject of special interest to the student. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

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3701. Creative Writing II

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1701

Grading Basis: Graded

For student writers of proven ability who wish further training in two creative genres (fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction). Genres vary by semester.

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3703. Writing Workshop

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1701

Grading Basis: Graded

For advanced student writers who wish intensive training in a single creative genre (fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction). Genres vary by semester.

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3705. Playwriting

Also offered as: DRAM 3141

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

The analysis of the basic techniques in playwriting, and the reading and criticism of the students' works in progress. Scripts of outstanding merit may be produced in the Studio or Mobius Theatres. May be repeated for credit with a change in course content to a maximum of 9 credits.

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3707. Film Writing

Also offered as: DRAM 3145

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theoretical and practical work in the content and form of the fiction scenario.

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3709. Film Writing

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 3145 or ENGL 3707; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theoretical and practical work in the content and form of the fiction scenario.

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3711. Creative Writing for Child and Young Adult Readers

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800. Recommended preperation: ENGL 1701. Open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Creative writing for an audience of children and young adults.

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3713. Literary Magazine Editing

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1701. Open to sophomores or higher. Recommended preparation: one 3000-level creative writing workshop. May be repeated once for credit.

Grading Basis: Graded

Practicum in literary magazine editing, culminating in production of Long River Review.

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3715. Nature Writing Workshop

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800; open to sophomores or higher. Recommended preparation: ENGL 1701.

Grading Basis: Graded

For student writers of proved ability who wish training in techniques of nature writing. Emphasis on nonfiction or poetry.

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4101W. Advanced Study: British Literature

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Intensive study of particular topics in the literature of the British Isles. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

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4201W. Advanced Study: American Literature

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Intensive study of particular topics in the literature of the United States. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

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4203W. Advanced Study: Ethnic Literature

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Intensive study of particular topics in British or American literature written by ethnic writers. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

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4301W. Advanced Study: Anglophone Literature

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Intensive study of particular topics in the English literature of one or more regions, such as South Asia, Africa or the Caribbean. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

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4302W. Advanced Study:Literature of Australia,Canada,Ireland and New Zealand

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Intensive study of particular topics in the literature of these Commonwealth countries. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

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4401W. Advanced Study: Poetry

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Intensive study of particular topics in poetry. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

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4405W. Advanced Study: Drama

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Intensive study of particular topics in dramatic literature. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

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4407W. Advanced Study: Prose

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Intensive study of particular topics in literary prose. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

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4600W. Advanced Study: Seminars in Literature

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Intensive study of various limited topics, such as a particular literary theme, form, or movement, to be announced from semester to semester. Small classes with an emphasis on writing. May be repeated for credit, with a change in topic.

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4601W. Advanced Study: Literary Criticism & Theory

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Intensive study of particular topics in literary criticism and theory. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

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4613W. Advanced Study: Lesbian,Gay, Bixsexual and Transgender Literature

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Intensive study of particular topics in the literary expression of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identity. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

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4897. Honors VIII: Honors Thesis

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800 ; open to juniors or higher; open only to Honors students.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

All Honors students writing an Honors Thesis must register for this course in their last semester after consultation with the director of their thesis and the English department advisor to Honors Students, who is the instructor of record.

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4965W. Advanced Studies in Early Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Advanced studies in literature written in English before 1800.

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