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The Theory and Teaching of Writing

ENGL 5100 - The Theory and Teaching of Writing

An exploration of the relationship between the theories and practice of writing, with attention given to the teaching of writing and recent developments in rhetoric and composition.

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ENGL 5150 - Advanced Research Methods

Consideration of the question, `What is a research method?’ and introduction to criticalmethods relevant to humanities-based research.

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ENGL 5160 - Professional Development in English

Includes critical reflection on the academy, as well as practical instruction in writing application materials for conferences, grants, and academic employment, and in revising a seminar paper for publication.

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ENGL 5182 - Practicum in the Teaching of Writing

One credit. Guided development of teaching in the University of Connecticut First-Year Writing Program. Implementing theories of teaching and writing; meeting program goals and objectives; selecting texts; drafting writing assignment prompts; developing classroom work; guiding peer feedback; reading, responding to and evaluating student work. Supervision includes one-on-one, group, and peer. Required of all incoming graduate-student FYW instructors.

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ENGL 5200 - Children’s Literature

A study of Children’s Literature from the aesthetic, historic, psychological and sociological points of view. Major themes and genres. Standards of literary criticism.

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ENGL 5220 - History of the English Language

The development of the sounds, forms, order, and vocabulary of Standard English; an introduction to the methods of modern descriptive linguistics, and to the application of linguistic fact and theory to the teaching of English.

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ENGL 5240 - The Bible as Literature

A study of major themes and literary characteristics of writing from the Hebrew Bible and New Testament. The Bible’s relevance to modern literary criticism.

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ENGL 5270 - Modern Poetry: Problems in Critical Analysis

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ENGL 5280 - Modern Drama

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ENGL 5310 - Old English

A study of the language and literature of pre-conquest England.

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ENGL 5315 - Medieval Literature

A study of medieval literature, exclusive of Chaucer.

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ENGL 5318 - Chaucer

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ENGL 5320 - Shakespeare

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ENGL 5323 - Renaissance Drama

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ENGL 5325 - Renaissance I: 1485-1603

A study of major writers and literary traditions of the sixteenth century, exclusive of the drama.

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ENGL 5326 - Seventeenth-Century Literature

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ENGL 5329 - Milton

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ENGL 5330 - Restoration and Eighteenth Literature

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ENGL 5335 - Later Eighteenth Century Literature

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ENGL 5340 - Romantic Literature

Open to graduate students in English, others with permission.

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ENGL 5345 - Studies in Victorian Literature

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ENGL 5350 - Modern British Writers

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ENGL 5360 - Irish Literature

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ENGL 5410 - American Literature to 1776

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ENGL 5420 - American Literature 1776-1865

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ENGL 5430 - American Literature 1865-1914

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ENGL 5440 - American Literature since 1914

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ENGL 5500 - Literary Criticism

A study of the major documents of literary criticism and theory from Plato and Aristotle to the present.

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ENGL 5530 - World Literature in English

Selected works of colonial and post-colonial literature from Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, etc.

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ENGL 5550 - Rhetoric and Composition Theory

Classical and contemporary rhetorical theory, current research in composition.

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ENGL 5650 - Digital Humanities

An introduction to the histories, methodologies, and theories of the digital humanities, and to the practices and tools of digital humanities projects.

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ENGL 6000 - Independent Study

A reading course normally open only to doctoral candidates.

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ENGL 6200 - Seminar in Children’s Literature

Major authors, themes, or literary movements in American or British children’s literature. With a change in content, this course may be repeated for credit.

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ENGL 6260 - Seminar in Modern Fiction

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ENGL 6270 - Seminar in Modern Poetry

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ENGL 6290 - Seminar in Non-Fiction Prose

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ENGL 6310 - Seminar in Beowulf

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ENGL 6312 - Seminar in Old Irish

Language and literature of Medieval Ireland. With a change of content, this course may be repeated for credit.

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ENGL 6313 - Seminar in Old Norse

Old Norse language and literature.

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ENGL 6315 - Seminar in Medieval Literature

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ENGL 6320 - Seminar in Shakespeare

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ENGL 6325 - Seminar in Renaissance Literature

This course may be repeated for a total of six credits with a change in content.

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ENGL 6330 - Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Literature

With a change in content, this course may be repeated for a total of six credits.

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ENGL 6340 - Seminar in Romantic Literature

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ENGL 6345 - Seminar in Victorian Literature

May be repeated for a total of six credits with a change in content.

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ENGL 6360 - Seminar in Irish Studies

Major authors, movements, or themes in Irish literature. With a change in content, this course may be repeated for credit.

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ENGL 6400 - American Ethnic Literature

With a change of content. this course may be repeated for credit.

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ENGL 6410 - American Literature and Culture

An introduction to a particular literary era and the cultural influences on its literature. The course will also address the influence of a literary era on cultural change

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ENGL 6420 - American Literary Movements

Introduction to a particular American literary movement. This course may be repeated for a total of six credits with a change in content.

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ENGL 6450 - Special Topics in American Literature

With a change in content, this course may be repeated for credit.

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ENGL 6500 - Seminar in Literary Theory

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ENGL 6530 - Seminar in World Literature

Major authors, movements, or themes in world literature written in English. With a change in content, this course may be repeated for credit.

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ENGL 6540 - Seminar in Literature and Human Rights

The interdisciplinary study of literature and human rights discourse.

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ENGL 6550 - Seminar in Rhetoric and Composition Theory

May be repeated for a total of six credits with a change in content.

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ENGL 6575 - Seminar in Women and Literature

May be repeated for a total of six credits with a change in content.

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ENGL 6600 - Creative Writing Workshop

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ENGL 6650 - Seminar in Digital Humanities

Focused study of histories, methodologies, and theories of the digital humanities, and practices and tools of digital humanities projects. This course may be repeated with a change in content.

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ENGL 6700 - Seminar in Major Authors

May be repeated for a total of nine credits with a change in content.

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ENGL 6750 - Special Topics in Language and Literature

This course may be repeated with a change in content.

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ENGL 6800 - American Studies: Methods and Major Texts

Introduction to the methodologies and topics of American Studies through a survey of major texts in the field, past and present. Course also provides a history of the field.

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ENGL 6850 - American Studies: Special Topics

Detailed study of a specific topic in American cultural studies with an emphasis on developing skills in interdisciplinary research. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated once for credit with a change in topic.

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