Course Descriptions

ENG 103 COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR SEMINARIANS   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 109 INTRO TO ACADEMIC WRITING   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 199 FRESHMAN HONORS SEMINAR   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: Fall Semester Contact Department

ENG 201 EXPERIENCING LITERATURE   3.0 Credit(s)
This class introduces students to literary expression across the globe. Through an analysis of prose (fiction and nonfiction), poetry, and drama, students will develop and refine their close reading skills, including understanding basic literary terminology. At the same time, the course focuses on writing and thinking critically about stories. Ultimately, this course will offer students an opportunity to "experience" and appreciate literature of the world.
Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer Sems All Years

ENG 210 LITERARY RESEARCH & WRITING   3.0 Credit(s)
This course introduces students to the techniques and methods of literary reserach. Prerequisite: Pre-req: FYS course
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

ENG 215 MAJOR BRITISH AUTHOR PRE-18th CENTURY   3.0 Credit(s)
British Authors pre-18th century will be studied e.g. Shakespeare, Spenser, Milton, Marlowe and others. Prerequisite: Take ENG-221
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

ENG 220 BRITISH LITERATURE TO 1603   3.0 Credit(s)
Major works of British poetry and prose, beginning with Old English and Beowulf and expanding through the literature of the Middle Ages with special emphasis on Chaucer and Elizabethan poets. Some drama, exclusive of Shakespeare, is included. Prerequisite: Take FYS
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

ENG 221 BRITISH TRADITIONS I   3.0 Credit(s)
This course studies British Literature from its earlier stages in Anglo-Saxon literature (pieces such as "Caedmon's Hymn" and "Beowulf"), to the Middle Ages, to the Elizabethan/Jacobean period, to the midand later seventeenth century including the metaphysical poets, Milton, and Dryden, and concludes with the literature of the eighteenth century. Sophomore level, required for English majors only. Prerequisite: Take FYS 125 or ENG 110
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

ENG 222 BRITISH TRADITIONS II   3.0 Credit(s)
From the Age of Reason to the Age of Anxiety. Course highlights romantic writers such as Wordsworth and Keats, Victorians such as Dickens and Arnold, and modernists such as Joyce and Woolf. Sophomore level, required for English majors. Prerequisite: Take ENG-221
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

ENG 223 SHAKESPEARE   3.0 Credit(s)
Explores a wide variety of plays from a literary as well as a theatrical perspective, with emphasis on Shakespeare's development as a dramatist and the relationship of his plays to their historical and cultural context. Prerequisite: Take FYS
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters Contact Department

ENG 224 17TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE   3.0 Credit(s)
Examines the works of Jonson, Donne, Herbert, Marvell, some of the lesser-known metaphysical and Cavalier poets, and Milton. Prose writings of Browne, Burton, and Bunyan are also studied. Prerequisite: Take FYS
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 225 RESTORATION & 18 CENT. LIT.   3.0 Credit(s)
Dryden, Pope, Swift, and Johnson are read, as well as Restoration dramatists (Congreve, Etherege, Wycherley) and early novelists (Defoe, Richardson, Fielding). Prerequisite: TAKE FYS
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 226 BRITISH ROMANTIC LITERATURE   3.0 Credit(s)
Emphasis on the literature written during and immediately after the French Revolution and England's ensuing war with France. The relationship between the individual and political, social, and intellectual environments is studied. Blake, Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats are read. Prerequisite: Take FYS
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 227 BRITISH VICTORIAN LITERATURE   3.0 Credit(s)
Explores the literature of Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Dickens, Eliot, Newman, Ruskin, Pater, Swinburne, and others. Focuses on major writers of the period (1830-1901) beginning with the poetry and concluding with studies in the Victorian novel. Prerequisite: Take FYS
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 228 20TH CENTURY BRITISH LIT.   3.0 Credit(s)
Addresses modernism as it is shaped and constructed in the classic texts of Conrad, Woolf, Yeats, Joyce, Lawrence, and others. Prerequisite: TAKE FYS
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 229 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BRITISH LIT.   3.0 Credit(s)
Course description varies each time the course is offered. Prerequisite: TAKE FYS
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 230 COLONIAL & FED. AMERICAN LIT.   3.0 Credit(s)
Focuses on Colonial American writing from 1620 to 1800. Bradford, Edwards, Taylor, and Franklin are studied. Prerequisite: TAKE FYS
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 233 AMERICAN RENAISSANCE   3.0 Credit(s)
A study of transcendentalists: Hawthorne, Melville, Poe. Prerequisite: TAKE FYS;
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 236 CONTEMP. AMERICAN FICTION   3.0 Credit(s)
Deals with current American authors; course description varies each time the course is offered. Prerequisite: Take FYS
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 237 NATURE WRITING   3.0 Credit(s)
This course explores the connections between our natural environment and the diverse ways we communicate our ideas, perceptions, and feelings about that environment. Writers work to discover a rhetorical stance and voice that effectively evokes the natural world in prose. Prerequisite: Take FYS
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 238 AMERICAN EXPERIENCES   3.0 Credit(s)
A one-semester survey of the most important works of American literature. Required for English majors only. Prerequisite: Take First Year Seminar
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

ENG 239 SPECIAL TOPICS IN AMER. LIT.   3.0 Credit(s)
Course description varies each time the course is offered. Prerequisite: TAKE FYS
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

ENG 240 EARLY AMERICAN BLACK LIT.   3.0 Credit(s)
African-American literature from 1790 to 1900, including the slave narratives, the mockingbird school, and folk poetry. Prerequisite: TAKE FYS
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 241 BLACK WRITERS IN AMERICA   3.0 Credit(s)
A consideration of Black writers from Dunbar and Chesnutt to the present. Study of Harlem Renaissance writers including Wright, Ellison, Hayden, Brooks, Tolson, Baldwin, Baraka, and the Black arts movement. Emphasis on the relation of the works to traditional images of Blacks in America and to themes found in American literature as a whole. Prerequisite: TAKE FYS
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 242 AMERICAN WOMEN OF COLOR   3.0 Credit(s)
This course examines the writings of African- American women. The specific authors change each time the course is offered. Prerequisite: TAKE FYS
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 243 LATIN AM. LIT. IN TRANSLATION   3.0 Credit(s)
This course explores the works of well-known writers from the Latin-American world. The specific authors vary each time the course is offered. Prerequisite: TAKE FYS
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 244 STUDIES IN WORLD LIT.   3.0 Credit(s)
Explores works both inside and outside the Western canon. Prerequisite: TAKE FYS
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 245 AM. LIT. FOR ELEMENTARY ED.   3.0 Credit(s)
This course surveys American literature from the early national period to the present, with an emphasis on twentieth-century texts. Students will read a wide variety of texts in different genres, including the essay, the short story, poetry, and the novel. Since the majority of the students enrolled in this course plan to teach at the elementary level, the course will emphasize close reading and other skills that will help the students make complicated ideas understandable and accessible. Prerequisite: Take FYS
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

ENG 246 DISABILITY DISCOURSE   3.0 Credit(s)
This Humanities (English) elective examines the way that American authors have represented disability, both physical and mental, and explores what these representations reveal about the world in which we live. The class will distinguish between nonfictional narratives composed by writers with disabilities and fictional texts written about characters who have been marked as different or abnormal Prerequisite: Take an FYS 125 course
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 247 DARWIN AND LITERATURE   3.0 Credit(s)
This Humanities (English) elective, inspired by my own research, examines the way that American authors have influenced and been influenced by the science of evolution. Although Charles Darwin was British, he had a tremendous impact not only on Western civilization and European thought, but also on a period of writing called American literary naturalism. Prerequisite: Take an FYS-125 course
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 248 POSTAPOCALYPTIC LITERATURE   3.0 Credit(s)
This course analyzes postapocalyptic literature, including related genres such as dystopian fiction. The course also considers the social, cultural, and literary contexts of the texts. Prerequisite: Take an FYS-125 course
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 249 SP TOPICS IN MULTICULT. LIT   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: TAKE FYS
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 250 JOURNAL WRITING   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Take ENG-110 or FYS-125
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 252 DEVELOPING A WRITING VOICE   3.0 Credit(s)
From the colloquial to the informal to the formal, this course examines the development of writing voice and explores the stylistic and rhetorical choices writers make to communicate meaning and knowledge. Prerequisite: Take ENG 110 or FYS-125
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 253 INTRO. TO CREATIVE WRITINGýINTRO. TO CREATIVE WRITING   3.0 Credit(s)
An introductory course and workshop in creative writing, with a focus on poetry and short stories though other forms are welcome and encouraged. It is intended for students who have not had another course in creative writing at the college level but who have an interest in imaginative writing and who may be writing on their own without formal discussion or review of their work. This course is also the prerequisite for the minor in Creative Writing.
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

ENG 255 ADVANCED POETRY WRITING   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: TAKE FYS
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 256 PLAYWRITING   3.0 Credit(s)
Students learn the techniques of writing plays through reading and extensive writing assignments. Prerequisite: TAKE FYS
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 257 CRITICAL WRITING   3.0 Credit(s)
In this research-based writing course, students focus on writing argumentative essays. They will study and practice rhetorical strategies and techniques with emphases on improving their writing and researching skills. Close attention to crafting their writing voices/styles. Course prepares students for graduate work in literature or writing; for positions in publishing and writing; and for writing in corporations, businesses, and health professions. Prerequisite: Take First Year Seminar
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 259 SPECIAL TOPICS IN WRITING   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: TAKE FYS
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

ENG 260 LITERATURE OF ILLNESS & HEALING   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: Module Semesters All Years

ENG 261 MASTERPIECES OF WORLD LIT.   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: TAKE FYS
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 262 WITCHES IN LITERATURE   3.0 Credit(s)
This course examines depictions of witches in literature, focusing primarily on American literature. The course also considers the cultural meanings of witchcraft, paganism, and related spiritual practices and how those are reflected in the literature. Students will also analyze the cultural and political meaning of witchcraft and witch hunts. Prerequisite: Take an FYS 125 course
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 263 POST COLONIAL WOMEN WRITERS   3.0 Credit(s)
This course will focus on contemporary literature written by women from former British colonies in South Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean, examining themes related to the postcolonial experience.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 265 Sp. Tosp. Topics in Tla Wellness   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 266 SPRECIAL TOPICS IN FREEDOM   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Take an FYS course
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 267 SP TOPIC TLA SEARCH FOR BEAUTY   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 269 ST: CRITIC, THEORY, PED, LING.   3.0 Credit(s)
Course description changes each time course is offered. Prerequisite: TAKE FYS
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 270 SHORT STORY WRITING   3.0 Credit(s)
An introductory course and workshop on the history and craft of the short story. The first part of the course is comprised of reading and using interpretive techniques for close reading of both canonical and new canonical versions of the short story. In the second part of the course, students will write a short story using some of the strategies and techniques of the short stories read in the first part of the course.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 271 WRITING SOCIAL FICTION   3.0 Credit(s)
An examination of fiction as a form of social and ideological critique and the society that provided the backdrop from which the fiction emerged. The course also examines the interconnection between embodied experience and political agency with particular emphasis on diasporic groups, working class, and women. Students will have an opportunity to create their own form of social fiction using new media technologies.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 272 WRITING FLASH FICTIONS   3.0 Credit(s)
A course in writing very short narratives: flash fiction, prose poetry, prosetry, sudden fiction, micro-writing, and postcard stories. This is not traditional fiction writing or the writing of short stories. This is a literary form related to narrative poetry, fables, and writing that defines or describes "moments." It provides an additional avenue of literary experiment for students currently writing in more traditional forms. Workshop atmosphere allows peer interaction and frequent student/instructor consultation.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 273 POETRY WRITING   3.0 Credit(s)
A seminar in the writing of poetry. The course includes various readings about poetry and its writing as well as background readings of contemporary American and world poetry. Discussion of student work will be the focus of the seminar. Workshop atmosphere allows peer interaction and frequent student/instructor consultation.
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

ENG 274 CREATIVE WRITING PEDAGOGY   3.0 Credit(s)
An introduction to the genealogy of the "Creative Writing Movement" from 1880 to the Second World War and the writers and theorists who shaped it. It will further examine the key themes in the institutional history of creative writing and its tenuous relationship to English studies. The course will include literary, critical, and philosophical readings on creative writing as a practice and theory, and examine the major currents and compelling voices that shape its disciplinarity. The course is for students who may want to teach creative writing in secondary school environments, students preparing for graduate school, or students who want to learn more about the historical roots of the "Creative Writing Movement."
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 278 AMERICAN ETHNIC FICTION   3.0 Credit(s)
This course examines contemporary fiction by a variety of Ethnic American writers(Irish, Italian, Jewish, African, Native, Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern) to explore how these different groups have had to grapple with issues of identity and community as they have become part of American culture. Prerequisite: Take an FYS 125 course
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 279 TRAUMA IN CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE   3.0 Credit(s)
This interdisciplinary course examines the representation of various types of psychological trauma in contemporary fiction. Prerequisite: Take an FYS-125 course'
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 285 SEMINAR ON A SINGLE AUTHOR   3.0 Credit(s)
Studies the works and criticism of a single author. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: TAKE FYS
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 289 POSITIVE PSYC IN LIT & FILM   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 299 SPECIAL TOPICS   3.0 Credit(s)
Designates new or occasional courses that may or may not become part of the department's permanent offerings. Courses capitalize on a timely topic, a faculty member's particular interest, an experimental alternative to existing courses, etc. Prerequisites established by the department as appropriate for the specific course. Course title is shown on the student's transcript. Consult the current course schedule for available topics and current prerequisites.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 350 ADVANCED COMPOSITION   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Take ENG-110 or FYS-125
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 354 NATURE WRITING   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Take ENG-110 or FYS-125
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 355 ADVANCED POETRY WRITING   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Take ENG-110 or FYS-125
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 356 PLAYWRITING   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Take ENG-110 or FYS-125
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 359 SPECIAL TOPICS IN WRITING   3.0 Credit(s)
Course description varies each time the course is offered. Prerequisite: Take ENG-110 or FYS-125
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 360 HIST & STRUC OF ENGLISH LANG   3.0 Credit(s)
A survey of the major changes in structure, vocabulary, and uses of the language from the earliest times to the present. Explores important aspects of modern linguistic scholarship. Required for secondary education. Usually offered as an independent study for students needing the course as a Connecticut state teaching requirement; see the English Department chair. Prerequisite: Take a FYS course
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 361 LITERARY THEORY   3.0 Credit(s)
An overview of the history and major concepts of critical theory from Nietzsche through Marx, Freud, Lacan, Barthes, Foucault, Kristeva, Cixous, Derrida, Gates, and others. Important schools of thought include the New Criticism, semiotics, phenomenology, structuralism, neo-Marxism, deconstruction, gender studies, African-American criticism, and postcolonialism. Required for all English majors.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

ENG 362 RHETORIC & COMP. PEDAGOGY   3.0 Credit(s)
This course is designed for students who will be teaching writing in a secondary educational environment. The course demonstrates how research, scholarship, and theory can inform the teaching of writing. Prerequisite: Take a FYS course
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 369 ST: CRITIC. THEORY, PED, LING   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Take a FYS course
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 370 MASTERPIECES OF WORLD LIT.   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 371 ADVANCED POETRY WRITING I   3.0 Credit(s)
An advanced seminar and workshop in the writing of poetry. Weekly writing assignments and revisions. Discussion of student work and small group revision conferences will form the foundation of each class. Emphasis is on the continuing development of the individual poetic voice. Prerequisite: TAKE ENG-273
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 372 ADV. POETRY WRITING II   3.0 Credit(s)
The continuation of EN 371 and intended principally for students enrolled in the poetry track of the Creative Writing minor. The emphasis is on revision of poems in preparation for individual publication and on the shaping of a first collection. Discussion of student work and small-group revision conferences will form the foundation of each class. Additional emphasis on the continuing development of the individual voice and on public readings. Prerequisite: ENG-371
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 373 INDIVIDUAL STUDY: POETRY WRITING   1.0-6.0 Credit(s)
An independent writing project, directed by the instructor and intended for advanced students in the poetry track of the Creative Writing minor who will work on a chapbook or full-length collection of poems. The course is also available to advanced students in place of EN 372.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 374 INDIV. STUDY: FICTION WRITING   1.0-6.0 Credit(s)
An independent writing project, directed by the instructor and intended for advanced students in the fiction track of the Creative Writing minor who will work on a collection of short stories or write a draft of a full-length novel.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 376 ADV. SHORT STORY WRITING   3.0 Credit(s)
This course is intended principally for students in the fiction writing track of the Creative Writing minor. Students in this course will develop mastery in their chosen form-short story or novel. This course enables students to work toward a booklength, publishable manuscript. Students will also learn how to write a query letter and search for markets to publish their work.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 380 INDEPENDENT STUDY   1.0-6.0 Credit(s)
Work on a special topic to be arranged with an instructor who will direct this work. Permission of the department chair is granted to qualified English majors on the basis of a written prospectus.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 381 INTERNSHIP   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 382 HISTORY OF THEATER   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 385 SEMINAR ON A SINGLE AUTHOR   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Take a FYS course
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

ENG 387 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Take an FYS course.
Offered: As Needed All Years

ENG 390 CAPSTONE COURSE IN LITERATURE   3.0 Credit(s)
ENG 390 is for students in the literature concentration; ENG 391 is for students in the writing concentration. English majors only (see advisor).
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

ENG 391 CAPSTONE COURSE IN WRITING   3.0 Credit(s)
ENG 390 is for students in the literature concentration; ENG 391 is for students in the writing concentration. English majors only (see advisor).
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

ENG 396 INTERNSHIP   1.0-6.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department