English (ENGL)

Head of Department: Professor Robert Hasenfratz

Department Office: Room 208, Philip E. Austin Building

Major requirements

1003. English for Non-Native Speakers

Three credits. Course may be repeated for credit. Graduate students may elect this course.

Instruction in English for non-native speakers of the language.

1004. Introduction to Academic Writing

Four credits. Students placed in ENGL 1004 must pass the course before electing ENGL 1010 or 1011. Not open to students who have passed ENGL 1010 or 1011.

Development of the reading and writing skills essential to university work.

1010. Seminar in Academic Writing

Four credits. Students placed in ENGL 1004 must pass that class before enrolling in ENGL 1010.

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

1011. Seminar in Writing through Literature

Four credits. Students placed in ENGL 1004 must pass that class before enrolling in ENGL 1011.

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

1012W. Business Writing I

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Introduction to the rhetorical and generic conventions of business writing.

1013W. Technical Writing I

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Introduction to rhetorical and generic conventions of technical writing.

1101. Classical and Medieval Western Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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.

1101W. Classical and Medieval Western Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. CA 1.

1103. Renaissance and Modern Western Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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

1103W. Renaissance and Modern Western Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. CA 1.

1201. Introduction to American Studies

(Also offered as AMST 1201 and HIST 1503.) Three credits.

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

1301. Major Works of Eastern Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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.

1503. Introduction to Shakespeare

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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

1601W. Race, Gender, and the Culture Industry

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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

1616. Major Works of English and American Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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

1616W. Major Works of English and American Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. CA 1.

1693. Foreign Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head or advisor may be required prior to the student’s departure. May be repeated for credit.

Special topics taken in a foreign study program.

1701. Creative Writing I

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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

2011. Honors I: Literary Study through Reading and Research

Four credits. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. Not open for credit for students who have passed ENGL 3800. May be used to satisfy the ENGL 1010 or 1011 requirement. May not be used to satisfy the English major requirement.

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.

2049W. Writing through Research

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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

2100. British Literature I

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

British literature, medieval through 18th century. Intended to provide preparation for more advanced courses in British literature. This course is strongly recommended for English majors. CA 1.

2101. British Literature II

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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

2201. American Literature to 1880

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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.

2201W. American Literature to 1880

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. CA 1.

2203. American Literature Since 1880

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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.

2203W. American Literature Since 1880

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. CA 1.

2214. African American Literature

(Also offered as AFRA 2214.) (Formerly offered as ENGL 3214.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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

2214W. African American Literature

(Also offered as AFRA 2214W.) (Formerly offered as AFRA 3214W and ENGL 3214W.) Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. CA 4.

2203W. American Literature Since 1880

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. CA 1.

2274W. Disability in American Literature and Culture

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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

2301. Anglophone Literatures

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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.

2301W. Anglophone Literatures

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. CA 4-INT.

2401. Poetry

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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

2405. Drama

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

An introduction to the chief forms and traditions of dramatic literature through the study of a broad range of major works. CA 1.

2407. The Short Story

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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

2408. Modern Drama

(Formerly offered as ENGL 3406.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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

2408W. Modern Drama

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. CA 1.

2409. The Modern Novel

(Formerly offered as ENGL 3409.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Major novels since 1900. CA 1.

2411. Popular Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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

2411W. Popular Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. CA 1.

2413. The Graphic Novel

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Not open to students who have passed ENGL 3621 when taught as “The Graphic Novel.” CA 1.

The graphic novel as a literary form.

2413W. The Graphic Novel

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Not open to students who have passed ENGL 3621 when taught as “The Graphic Novel.” CA 1.

2600. Introduction to Literary Studies.

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to English majors, others with instructor’s consent.

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.

2603. Literary Approaches to the Bible

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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

2605. Capitalism, Literature, and Culture

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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

2605W. Capitalism, Literature, and Culture

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. CA 1.

2607. Literature and Science

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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.

2610. Introduction to Digital Humanities

(Also offered as DMD 2610.) Three credits.

Application of digital technology and media to such subjects as art history, classics, cultural and area studies, history, languages, literature, music, and philosophy. 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.

2612. Digital Literary Studies

Three credits.

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.

2627. Topics in Literary Studies

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

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

3003W. Advanced Expository Writing

Three credits. Three class periods. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

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

3010W. Advanced Composition for Prospective Teachers

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Designed primarily for English education majors.

Advanced training in composition, with consideration of the problem of teaching writing.

3012. Books and Book Publishing

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. Not open to students who have completed ENGL 3011.

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

3013. Media Publishing

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. Not open to students who have completed ENGL 3011.

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.

3013W. Media Publishing

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. Not open to students who have completed ENGL 3011.

3082. Writing Center Practicum

One credit. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; instructor consent required.

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

3091. Writing Internship

Credit and hours by arrangement, not to exceed six credits per semester. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor. 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. Students taking this course will be assigned a grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). May be repeated for credit.

Training in writing in a supervised field placement.

3111. Medieval English Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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

3111W. Medieval English Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

3113. Renaissance English Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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

3113W. Renaissance English Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

3115. Restoration and 18th-Century English Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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

3115W. Restoration and 18th-Century English Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

3117. Romantic British Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

British literature from 1790 to 1832.

3117W. Romantic British Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

3118. Victorian British Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

British literature from 1832 to 1900.

3118W. Victorian British Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

3120. Irish Literature in English to 1939

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

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.

3122. Irish Literature in English since 1939

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

3124. British Literature since the Mid-Twentieth Century

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

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.

3124W. British Literature since the Mid-Twentieth Century

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

3193. Studies in Britain

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only with consent of instructor. Hours by arrangement.

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.

3207. American Literature since the Mid-Twentieth Century

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher.

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

3207W. American Literature since the Mid-Twentieth Century

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher.

3210. Native American Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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

3212. Asian American Literature

(Also offered as AASI 3212.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

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

3213. Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century African American Literature

(Also offered as AFRA 3213.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

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

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

(Also offered as AFRA 3213W.) Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

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

(Also offered as AFRA 3215.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

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

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

(Also offered as AFRA 3215W.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. CA 4.

3217. Studies in African American Literature and Culture

(Also offered as AFRA 3217.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; or instructor consent; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

Focused study of a theme, form, author, or movement in African American literature or culture. CA 4.

3217W. Studies in African American Literature and Culture

(Also offered as AFRA 3217W.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic. CA 4.

3218. Ethnic Literatures of the United States

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

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.

3218W. Ethnic Literatures of the United States

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. CA 4.

3220. Jewish American Literature and Culture

(Also offered as HEJS 3401.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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

3220W. Jewish American Literature and Culture

(Also offered as HEJS 3401W.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. CA 1. CA 4.

3235W. Reading the American City

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

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.

3240. American Nature Writing

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

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

3265W. Seminar in American Studies

(Also offered as AMST 3265W.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. With a change of content, may be repeated for credit.

An in-depth study of an event, historical period, or cultural production from an interdisciplinary perspective.

3301. Celtic and Norse Myth and Legend

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher. Not open for credit to students who have previously received credit for the same course as ENGL 267.

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.

3318. Literature and Culture of the Third World

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

The literature of regions outside North America and Europe. Contents of the course will vary according to regional focus. CA 4-INT.

3319. Topics in Postcolonial Studies

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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

3320. Literature and Culture of India

Three credits. Not open for credit to students who have passed ENGL 3318 if taught as topic “India.”

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

3403. Modern and Contemporary Poetry in English

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

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

3420. Children’s Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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.

3422. Young Adult Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. Not open to students who have passed ENGL 201.

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

3495. Studies in Early Literature in English

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Studies in literature written in English before 1800.

3501. Chaucer

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

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

3503. Shakespeare I

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Romantic comedies and principal tragedies.

3503W. Shakespeare I

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

3505. Shakespeare II

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 3503 or instructor consent; open to juniors or higher.

The early plays, problem plays, and late plays.

3507. Milton

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

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

3509. Studies in Individual Writers

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

Concentrated study in one or two authors writing in English.

3601. The English Language

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

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

3603. The History of the English Language

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

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

3605. Latina/o Literature

(Also offered as LLAS 3232.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or instructor consent; open to juniors or higher.

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

3607. Studies in Latina/o Literature

(Also offered as LLAS 3233.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or instructor consent; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

Advanced study of a theme, form, author, or movement in contemporary Latina/o literature.

3609. Women’s Literature

(Also offered as WGSS 3609.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

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

3611. Women’s Literature 1900 to the Present

(Also offered as WGSS 3611.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

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

3613. Introduction to LGBT Literature

Three credits.

(Also offered as WGSS 3613.) An introduction to themes of sexual diversity in literature, related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. CA 4.

3617. Literature and Religion

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

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

3619. Topics in Literature and Human Rights

(Also offered as HRTS 3619.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

Study of literature from various historical periods and nationalities concerned with defining, exploring, and critiquing the idea of universal human rights.

3621. Literature and Other Disciplines

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

The relationship of literature to other fields of study. Course content will vary by section.

3623. Studies in Literature and Culture

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

An examination of social and culture aspects of printed literature and of its relationship to other media. Contents will vary by section.

3625. Literary Theory

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

History of and recent developments in literary theory.

3627. Studies in Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

Advanced exploration of various limited topics, such as a particular literary theme, form, or movement, to be announced from semester to semester.

3629. Introduction to Holocaust Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher. Not open for credit to students who have passed ENGL 3623 or 3619 when taught as Holocaust literature.

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

3631. Literature, Culture, and Humanitarianism

(Also offered as HRTS 3631.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores and higher.

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

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

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher. May not be taken for credit by students who have passed ENGL 3623 when offered as “The Rhetoric of Political Discourse.”

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

3635. Literature and the Environment

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors and higher, others by consent.

Ecocritical approaches to literary treatment of global environmental issues.

3650. Maritime Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Classic works of the maritime literary tradition, including texts by Conrad and Melville and other texts contributing significantly to the culture, history and aesthetics of the sea.

3651. Maritime Non-Fiction

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Classics of the non-fictional genre as they apply to an understanding of the culture of the sea. Social, humanistic, intellectual and scientific perspectives are examined through analysis of works by writers such as Steinbeck, McPhee, and Sebastian Junger.

3692. Writing Practicum

Credits and hours by arrangement. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

A concentrated introduction to (or review of) a particular aspect of composition. Courses will focus on such topics as writing and publishing on the Internet, legal writing, grammar review, grammar by computer, business writing, and web-page design.

3693. Foreign Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher; 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. May be repeated for credit.

Special topics taken in a foreign study program.

3695. Special Topics

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. Other prerequisites and recommended preparation vary. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

3698. Variable Topics

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. Other prerequisites and recommended preparation vary. With a change in topics, may be repeated for credit.

3699. Independent Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor and approval of either the department head, or the department undergraduate coordinator. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

Supervised reading and writing on a subject of special interest to the student.

3701. Creative Writing II

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1701; open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated once for credit.

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

3703. Writing Workshop

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1701; open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated once for credit.

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

3705. Playwriting

(Also offered as DRAM 3141.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with a change in course content to a maximum of 9 credits.

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.

3707-3709. Film Writing

(ENGL 3707 is also offered as DRAM 3145.) Three credits each semester. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor.

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

3711. Creative Writing for Child and Young Adult Readers

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor. Recommended preparation: ENGL 1701.

Creative writing for an audience of children and young adults.

3713. Literary Magazine Editing

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1701; consent of instructor required; open to sophomores or higher. Recommended preparation: One 3000-level creative writing workshop. May be repeated once for credit.

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

3715. Nature Writing Workshop

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher; open only with consent of instructor. Recommended preparation: ENGL 1701.

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

4101W. Advanced Study: British Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 and at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

Intensive study of particular topics in the literature of the British Isles.

4201W. Advanced Study: American Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 and at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

Intensive study of particular topics in the literature of the United States.

4203W. Advanced Study: Ethnic Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 and at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

Intensive study of particular topics in British or American literature written by ethnic writers.

4301W. Advanced Study: Anglophone Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 and at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

Intensive study of particular topics in the English literature of one or more regions, such as South Asia, Africa or the Caribbean.

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

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 and at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

Intensive study of particular topics in the literature of these Commonwealth countries.

4401W. Advanced Study: Poetry

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 and at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

Intensive study of particular topics in poetry.

4405W. Advanced Study: Drama

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 and at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

Intensive study of particular topics in dramatic literature.

4407W. Advanced Study: Prose

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 and at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

Intensive study of particular topics in literary prose.

4600W. Advanced Study: Seminars in Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 and at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

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.

4601W. Advanced Study: Literary Criticism and Theory

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 and at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

Intensive study of particular topics in literary criticism and theory.

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

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 and at least 12 credits of 2000-level or above English courses or consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

Intensive study of particular topics in the literary expression of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identity.

4897. Honors VIII: Honors Thesis

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor. 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.

4965W. Advanced Studies in Early Literature in English

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

Advanced studies in literature written in English before 1800.

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