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ENGLISH
Michael Shea
CHAIRPERSON
Engleman D 265
(203) 392-6741 - Fax (203) 392-6731
sheam1@SouthernCT.edu
Department Secretary: (203) 392-6710

Charles Baraw, Associate Professor
Corinne Blackmer, Associate Professor
Mary Brown, Professor
Joel Dodson, Assistant Professor
Scott Ellis, Professor
Nicole Fluhr, Professor
Rachel Furey, Assistant Professor
Nicole Henderson, Professor
William Hochman, Professor
Brandon Hutchinson, Associate Professor
Brian Johnson, Professor
Elizabeth Kalbfleisch, Assistant Professor
Audrey Kerr, Professor
Steven Larocco, Professor
Jason Lawrence, Assistant Professor
Robert McEachern, Professor
Jeffrey Mock, Professor
Vara Neverow, Professor
Kalu Ogbaa, Professor
Timothy Parrish, Professor
Paul R. Petrie, Professor
George A. Rosso, Professor
Michael Shea, Professor
Vivian Shipley, Professor
Meredith Sinclair, Assistant Professor
Andrew Smyth, Professor
Dana Sonnenschein, Professor
Cynthia Stretch, Professor
Melissa Talhelm, Associate Professor

MAJOR IN ENGLISH

Through an intensive study of literature, the major in English gives students a knowledge of the broad outlines of literature and encourages them to engage in critical thinking. The English faculty promotes the development of both a critical reading ability and mature writing skills.

The major in English can lead to either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree (secondary education). The curriculum is designed to build a strong foundation for careers in teaching (secondary school and college), business, and communications, and to prepare students for graduate study in many different professional areas.

Secondary Education (Bachelor of Science Degree)

Students interested in pursuing a career in the teaching of English must first be accepted into the program and into the School of Education. See the department website for application information. To meet State and departmental requirements, secondary education majors in English must maintain an overall GPA of 2.7 or better and an average of 3.0 or better in their English courses.

Because the State Department of Education regularly updates its requirements for teacher certification, new courses may be added to the program by the time a student is ready to graduate and be certified. Students are encouraged to stay informed about their program area requirements and see their advisers often. The Gate System below suggests a sequence for completing key professional courses. No undergraduates should register for ENG 494 and ENG 496 until all other program requirements have been completed. Students who successfully receive the B.S. degree and pass Praxis® II will be recommended for Initial Teaching Certification.

Gate System

All students enrolled in the secondary education program in English must proceed through the program's Four Gates in the proper sequence:

Gate 1: Application to the School of Education*; Application Portfolio; Interview with the Secondary Education Committee; Taking Praxis® Core exam

(*A student may take no more than two professional education courses prior to acceptance into the School of Education)

Suggested key courses: EDU 201 (fieldwork experience), SHE 203

Gate 2: Fieldwork experience in ENG 492 —Teaching Literature to Adolescents

Suggested key courses: ENG 492, EDU 413, RDG 517, MDS 340, SED 482

Gate 3: Fieldwork experience in ENG 493 — English (Secondary School)

Suggested key course: IDS 471

Gate 4: ENG 494—Student Teaching (English) and ENG 496*—Student Teaching Seminar (English); Student Teaching Portfolio; and passing Praxis® II Content, required for certification but not graduation.

*Taken concurrently with EDU 496; all other professional education courses must be completed prior to enrolling in these two courses during the student teaching semester.

**Passing Praxis® II is a requirement for certification.

The specific professional requirements for Initial Teaching Certification in Connecticut are listed in the secondary education section of the School of Education.

ENG 097 - Tutorial in Basic English

A writing tutorial designed to assist students needing individualized instruction in grammar, usage, and basic language skills. By placement exam or permission of instructor. Does not satisfy the written communication requirement.

0 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2016

ENG 110 - Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Instruction in multi-stage reading and writing processes in order to comprehend complex texts and write different types of academic essays. A portfolio will be required.

Prerequisite(s): By assignment only.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 111 - Composition I

Instruction and practice in expository writing with appropriate readings and discussion to emphasize the importance of responsible and effective use of language. By assignment only.

Prerequisite(s): By assignment only.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

ENG 112 - Writing Arguments

Development of critical reading and writing skills with a focus on intellectually demanding texts. Emphasis on source-based argument writing. By assignment only.

Prerequisite(s): successful completion of ENG 110 or [placement into 'Path 2' and successful completion of INQ 101] or placement in ENG 112.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 119 - ESL College Composition

Instruction in multi-stage reading and writing processes for English Language Learners (ESL and EFL) in order to comprehend complex texts and write different types of academic essays with special emphasis on the conventions of U.S. standard academic English. A portfolio will be required. By assignment only.

Prerequisite(s): By assignment only.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 198 - Special Topics

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 200 - Intermediate Composition

Course in expository writing, teaching the command of language.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 201 - Creative Writing

Emphasis on the basic craft of writing poetry and stories. Selections from contemporary literature are used as creative writing models.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 (may be taken concurrently) or LEP Critical Thinking and Written Communication.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 202 - Introduction to Poetry Writing

Exercises in the fundamentals of poetry writing: meter, figurative language, tone, and structure.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 203 - Introduction to Fiction Writing

Exercises in character, conflict, point of view, tone, plot, setting, scene, and narration—culminating in a complete short story.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 209 - Lyrics as Literature: Reading and Writing Song Lyrics

Writing Song Lyrics Study of the song lyric as both a literary and musical form, with emphasis on folk music and the singer-songwriter movement. Discussion and application of the craft of lyric composition.

Prerequisite(s): LEP Critical Thinking.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 217 - Introduction to Literature

Introduction to the values, purposes, and pleasures of drama, fiction, and poetry, and to basic modes of literary interpretation. Readings on topics such as African-American identity, meaning and madness, sexuality and ethics, or politics.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or HON 150 (either may be taken concurrently).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 218 - The American Experience and Literature

American literature in the genres of prose, poetry, and drama in the context of United States culture, society, and politics.

Prerequisite(s): English 112 or HON 150 (either may be taken concurrently).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 219 - Time and Place in Literature

Literature studied with attention to the importance of a particular era.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or HON 150 (either may be taken concurrently).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 240 - Professional Writing: Theory and Practice

The study of how language works in written expression, from articles in trade journals to poetry.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 294 - English Tier 3 Capstone

Topics vary.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

ENG 298 - Special Topics in English

Examination of developments, issues, and/or creative work in the field of English.

Prerequisite(s): LEP Cultural Expression.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2012

ENG 302 - Intermediate Poetry Writing

Continued practice and instruction in the craft of writing poetry.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 202 or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 304 - Technical Writing and Communication

Interpreting specialized and technical information for readers at various levels and preparing material for publication.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 306 - Intermediate Fiction Writing

Continued practice and instruction in the craft of writing fiction.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 203 or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 307 - Literary Analysis for English Majors

An introduction to the critical vocabulary for analyzing literature, to the practices of close reading and interpretation, and to proper documentation and citation using the MLA style.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or HON 150; and ENG major or minor.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 308 - English Studies: Critical Theories

An introduction to the range of literary-critical, historical, and philosophical theories current in English Studies and to using such ideas to transform reading responses into coherent interpretations.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 309 - Rhetorical Strategies in Writing and Communication

Instruction in a range of persuasive and argumentative strategies embodied in classical and modern rhetorics.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 312 - English Grammar Systems

Study of three major English grammar systems (traditional, structural, and transformational), including some history of the language. Emphasis on modern linguistic principles and on social, regional, and functional varieties of English usage.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 316 - Writing for Business and Industry

Practice in gathering and analyzing data and in writing and editing specialized reports, manuals, and correspondence.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 317 - Cross-Cultural Literatures and Contexts

An introduction to cross-cultural literature and their contexts. Students will become familiar with a range of literatures: African/African American, Asian/Asian American, Latino/ Latin American, and Native American literature written by male and female authors; literary texts representing other cultures may be included at individual professors’ discretion.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 318 - Writing for the Web

Study of composing processes and content development in professional digital environments.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 321 - British Literature through History I

Study of selected works of pre-1789 British literature as situated in culture and history.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 322 - British Literature through History II

Study of selected works of post-1789 British literature as situated in culture and history.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 323 - American Literature through History

Study of selected works of United States literature as situated in culture and history.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 331 - British Novel to 1900

Major and minor novelists including such writers as Defoe, Fielding, Richardson, Behn, Austen, Thackeray, Eliot, and Hardy.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

ENG 339 - Modern British Novel

Prominent 20th-century British novelists.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

ENG 342 - Shakespeare I: 1564-1601

A study of the development of Shakespeare’s dramatic art through a reading of the histories, comedies, and tragedies from the earliest works through Twelfth Night.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 343 - Shakespeare II: 1601-1616

A study of Shakespeare’s mature art through a reading of the problem comedies, the great tragedies, and the dramatic romances.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 344 - Shakespeare’s Contemporaries

A selection of plays by Shakespeare’s most notable and creative peers, who wrote during a high point in English dramatic production. May include works by Marlowe, Kyd, Jonson, Dekker, Marston, Middleton, Webster, Ford, and Elizabeth Cary.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

ENG 360 - Early American Writers

The major works in the age of settlement, revolution, and early romanticism.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 361 - American Renaissance

American writing of the mid-nineteenth century: Romanticism, Sentimentalism, Transcendentalism.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2014

ENG 362 - American Realism

American writing from after the Civil War to the turn of the century.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

ENG 366 - American Poetry

Study of American poetry.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

ENG 371 - Literature Into Film

An examination of the dynamics involved in the cinematic renderings of literary narratives.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 307 and ENG 308 (the latter may be taken concurrently).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2013

ENG 372 - Young Adult Literature

A critical examination of young adult literature as a category of literature that resists easy definition, but requires careful scrutiny in the changing atmosphere of the 21st century literacy. Students read widely in the field in order to establish generic characteristics of the literature; common archetypes and themes; rhetorical elements of author, audience, and message; and the popular, academic, and critical reception of young adult books.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 307

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 380 - Chaucer

Chaucer’s poetry with special emphasis on The Canterbury Tales.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 385 - English Medieval Literature

A study of the major prose, poetry, and drama of the Medieval period in England.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 307 and ENG 308 (the latter may be taken concurrently).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 398 - Advanced Special Topics in English

Examination of developments, issues, and/or creative work in the field of English.

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to juniors or seniors majoring or minoring in English or Literature.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2015

ENG 402 - Advanced Poetry Writing

Workshop in poetry writing for advanced students.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 302 or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 405 - Techniques of Teaching Composition

Provides intensive experience through writing and analysis with a variety of techniques to stimulate and evaluate many forms of writing. For prospective English teachers.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2014

ENG 406 - Advanced Fiction Writing

Workshop in fiction writing for advanced students.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 306 or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 415 - History of the Language

Historical, cultural, political, and linguistic survey of the origins and development of the English language.

Prerequisite(s): LEP Cultural Expression.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 423 - Contemporary African-American Novelists

An examination of recent African-American novelists such as Morrison, Naylor, Johnson, and Wideman, with particular emphasis on emerging writers.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 424 - The Harlem Renaissance

An examination of the major poets and writers of fiction of the Harlem Renaissance, including Toomer, Johnson, Thurman, McKay, Larsen, and Hughes.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 427 - Victorian Poetry

Advanced study of Victorian poetry, exploring the genre’s social and political investments and examining formal features and innovations honed or pioneered by Victorian poets such as Alfred Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Emily Brontë, Matthew Arnold, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, Algernon Charles Swinburne, William Morris, Augusta Webster, Charlotte Mew, Gerard Manly Hopkins, Amy Levy, Thomas Hardy, and Rudyard Kipling.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2012

ENG 428 - Victorian Age Literature

British Literature of the Victorian era, 1837-1901.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 307 and ENG 308 (the latter may be taken concurrently).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

ENG 444 - 18th-Century British Literature

Study of the British writers of the 18th century.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 307 and ENG 308 (the latter may be taken concurrently).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

ENG 452 - Renaissance in England

Literature of the Renaissance in England, excluding Shakespeare.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 307 and ENG 308 (the latter may be taken concurrently).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2013

ENG 453 - British Women Writers: 1600-1750

An examination of British women writers such as Aphra Behn, Ann Collins, Lady Anne Clifford, and Catherine Trotter. Emphasis on research.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 307 and ENG 308 (the latter may be taken concurrently).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 454 - 17th-Century British Literature

A survey of the major non-dramatic writers (poets as well as prose writers) and the literary movements.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 307 and ENG 308 (the latter may be taken concurrently).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2014

ENG 455 - 19th-Century British Literature: 1837-1900

Major writers from Tennyson to Hardy.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 458 - Romantic Poets

Major British Romantic writers: Blake, Scott, Dorothy Wordsworth, William Wordsworth, Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley, Byron, Keats.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 307 and ENG 308 (the latter may be taken concurrently).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

ENG 460 - Queer Theory

An investigation of important theorists of sexuality such as Judith Butler, Helene Cixious, Michael Foucault, and Sigmund Freud.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2013

ENG 461 - The Beat Movement

A survey of important Beat writers such as William Burroughs, Diane DiPrima, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2014

ENG 462 - Gay and Lesbian Film and Literature

A survey of gay and lesbian literature and film in several genres, including documentaries, comedies, camp parodies, and dramas.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

ENG 463 - 20th-Century American Novel

Representative 20th-century American novels.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 464 - American Modernism

Investigation of poetry, prose, and drama of the major American modernists, such as Djuna Barnes, Elizabeth Bishop, T.S. Eliot, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, and William Carlos Williams.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ENG 466 - Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick

Investigation of Herman Melville’s epic novel in the context of nineteenth century American literature.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2013

ENG 484 - Milton

Study of Milton’s poetry.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

ENG 486 - Seminar in American Literature

Intensive study of a major writer or a selected topic, with choices changing each term.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

ENG 487 - Seminar in British Literature

Intensive study of a major writer or a selected topic, with choices changing each term.

Prerequisite(s): 'C' or better in ENG 307.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

ENG 492 - Teaching Literature to Adolescents

English language arts students learn the theories, pedagogies, and practices associated with teaching poetry, novels, drama, and short fiction to young adults. Work for the course includes a fieldwork component.

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to the School of Education and junior or senior standing.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 493 - English (Secondary School)

Methods of and new approaches to teaching subject matter. For teacher-certification candidates only. Taken during the semester before student teaching.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 492.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 494 - Student Teaching–English

Guided observation and supervised student teaching in English, grades 7–12, in a cooperating school. Fifteen-week field experience.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 493 and all other professional education courses. Corequisite: ENG 496.

10.5 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 496 - Student Teaching Seminar–English

Discussion of educational issues, in particular those raised by students' experiences in the field. Focus on unit planning, Classroom management, reflective practice, and culturally responsive pedagogy. Exploration of ethical judgements, human diversity, and civic engagement in secondary English education.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 493. Corequisite(s): ENG 494.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 497 - Internship in Teaching Writing

An internship in one of the introductory-level, writing-focused courses offered by the English Department for an upperdivision student with particular interests and strengths in writing.

Prerequisite(s): Junior status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 498 - Professional Writing Internship

Practical experience in writing and editing reports, correspondence, and technical materials for area businesses, industries, and government and community agencies directed by a company supervisor and a faculty member.

Prerequisite(s): One professional writing course and 'B' or above on the professional writing exam or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 499 - Independent Study

Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

JST 217 - Themes in Literature

Survey of important Jewish American writers, including Ozick, Malamud, Henry and Philip Roth, Rich, Singer, Spiegelman, Bellow, and others in various literary genres.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

JST 300 - Literature of the Hebrew Bible

Study of the literature of the Hebrew Bible in light of genre (similar to tragedy, the novel, essay and romance). Critical methods such as source criticism and form criticism are used as aids to literary interpretation.

Prerequisite(s): LEP Cultural Expression.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

JST 302 - Literature of the New Testament

Study of the literature of the New Testament in light of genre (gospel, epistle, apocalypse) and literary development. Critical methods such as source criticism and form criticism are used as aids to interpretation.

Prerequisite(s): LEP Cultural Expression.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

LIT 300 - Literature of the Hebrew Bible

Study of the literature of the Hebrew Bible in light of genre (similar to tragedy, the novel, essay and romance). Critical methods such as source criticism and form criticism are used as aids to literary interpretation.

Prerequisite(s): LEP Cultural Expression.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

LIT 302 - Literature of the New Testament

Study of the literature of the New Testament in light of genre (gospel, epistle, apocalypse) and literary development. Critical methods such as source criticism and form criticism are used as aids to interpretation.

Prerequisite(s): LEP Cultural Expression.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

LIT 310 - Mythology

Greek and Roman myths that have influenced the literature, art, speech of Western civilization.

Prerequisite(s): LEP Cultural Expression.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2014

LIT 311 - Norse and Celtic Mythology

Norse and Celtic (including Irish and Welsh) myth, with a particular focus on the development of Celtic myth into Arthurian Romance.

Prerequisite(s): LEP Cultural Expression.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2013

LIT 326 - Dante and His Times

Highlights of the Divine Comedy are read and analyzed against the historical and philosophical backdrop of Dante’s times.

Prerequisite(s): LEP Cultural Expression.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

LIT 328 - Literature of Medieval Europe

Narrative, lyric, and dramatic literature reflecting medieval life and the developing concept of self in France, Germany, Italy and Spain, between 1100 and 1500.

Prerequisite(s): LEP Cultural Expression.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2014

LIT 330 - Renaissance in Europe 1350-1650

Against the background of history and intellectual movements, reading in the works of Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Castiglione, Michelangelo, Erasmus, Rabelais, Montaigne, and Cervantes.

Prerequisite(s): LEP Cultural Expression.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2013

LIT 335 - The Portrayal of Childhood

How children appear in literature: innocent cherubs or limbs of Satan. The discovery of identity, confrontation with the grown-up world, triumphs and disasters of childhood.

Prerequisite(s): LEP Cultural Expression. Not for English major credit.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

LIT 354 - European Novel and Short Story 1945 to Present

A study of representative prose writers of the world since the war such as Sartre, Camus, Solzhenitsyn, Boll, and Grass.

Prerequisite(s): LEP Cultural Expression.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

LIT 370 - Contemporary French Novel

Study of selected novels of Proust, Gide, Mauriac, Celine, Malraux, Sartre, Camus, Beckett, and Robbe-Grillet.

Prerequisite(s): LEP Cultural Expression.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

LIT 374 - Modern German Literature

Reading and discussion of modern German works about the outsider, the individual at odds with society or with the environment.

Prerequisite(s): LEP Cultural Expression.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2014

LIT 382 - Contemporary Latin American Literature

Explores the richness of contemporary Latin American literature, with emphasis on social and esthetic implications. Works by major and representative authors read in English translation.

Prerequisite(s): LEP Cultural Expression.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

LIT 406 - Classical Drama

A study of Greek and Roman tragedy and comedy.

Prerequisite(s): LEP Cultural Expression.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

LIT 488 - Seminar in World Literature

Intensive study of a major writer or a selected topic, with subject changing each term.

Prerequisite(s): LEP Cultural Expression.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

LIT 498 - Advanced Special Topics

Examination of developmetns, issues, and/or creative work in the field of literature.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014