Undergraduate

  • ENG-014 Preparing for College Writing

    Prerequisites:

    Requirements: Internet access, Suffolk e-mail, Microsoft Internet Explorer, MSWord or compatible word processing program. Fluency in English.

    Credits:

    0.00

    Description:

    This course focuses on composing academic prose for the college classroom, especially Suffolk's Core (or required) curriculum courses. Sequenced assignments will help students sharpen their writing style through economy and effective form. The course will also review grammar, stylistics, sentence level errors, coordination/subordination, and editing.

  • ENG-095 Developmental English Skills I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course is appropriate for native English speakers as well as non-native English speakers with a high level of oral fluency, but a need to improve English reading and writing skills for an academic setting. The course provides students with opportunities for and guidance in the development of Academic English writing. Class activities focus on aiding students in improving their academic English reading and writing skills to the proficiency levels required by the University. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of planning, organizing and revising essays, as well as learning how to analyze, summarize, and cite an author's ideas and words. Offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer Session I semesters. Course is enrolled by placement or instructor consent only.

  • ENG-096 Developmental English Skills II

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A continuation of ENG 095, this course provides opportunities to both native and non-native English speakers for further development of Academic English proficiency. Class activities focus on aiding students in improving their academic English reading and writing skills to the proficiency levels required by the University. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of planning, organizing and revising essays, as well as learning how to analyze, summarize, and cite an author's ideas and words. Offered on the Madrid Campus only.

  • ENG-098 ESL Reading/Writing I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Utilizing a freshman-level English textbook and materials from the content courses, this course furnishes students with active reading strategies and the conventions of academic writing that will be applicable to their collegiate course work. Students will develop the analytical skills necessary for academic success by producing in-class and take-home essays, participating in debates, and giving oral presentations. Students will be required to work with a course management program and to utilize technology effectively in their writing. The skills obtained in these courses will allow students to participate comfortably in their mainstream college classes.

  • ENG-099 ESL Reading/Writing II

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A continuation of ENG 098, this course further furnishes students with active reading strategies and the conventions of academic writing that will be applicable to their collegiate course work. Students will develop the analytical skills necessary for academic success by producing in-class and take-home essays, participating in debates, and giving oral presentations. Students will be required to work with a course management program and to utilize technology effectively in their writing. The skills obtained in these courses will allow students to participate comfortably in their mainstream college classes.

  • ENG-101 Freshman English I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course studies persuasive and expository writing in the essay form through frequent writing assignments based on critical readings of class texts and discussions. Students will also compose a research paper and study the process of writing and revising for an academic audience. Offered every semester.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ENG-102 Freshman English II

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 100 or ENG101 or ENG 103

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Further study of persuasive and expository writing through the study of literary form with emphasis placed on critical reading and the revision of academic writing.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ENG-103 Advanced Freshman English

    Prerequisites:

    Invitation only.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course is by invitation only and reserved for incoming Suffolk students with high admission scores. Frequent writing assignments based on close reading of literary texts are assigned as well as a research paper. Offered fall semester.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ENG-113 World Drama I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Survey of drama and theatre as part of world culture from classical Greece through 18th-century China. Normally offered yearly.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,Cultural Diversity Opt B

  • ENG-114 World Drama II

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Survey of drama and theatre as part of world culture from the 19th century to the present.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,Cultural Diversity Opt A

  • ENG-121 History and Literature of the Bible

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Survey of the Old and New Testaments as collections of texts that have their origin in particular historical periods; exhibiting genres such as poetry, myth, history, biography and prophecy, as exhibited in the King James Version and other notable English translations. At the same time we will look at selected examples of how the Bible influenced the writers and permeated the works of English literature.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ENG-123 Great Books of World Lit. I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Literary masterpieces from ancient times to the Renaissance, including: Homer's Odyssey, Sophocles' Oedipus, Virgil's Aeneid, selections from the Hebrew Bible and the Gospels, and Dante's Divine Comedy. List may vary at the discretion of the instructor.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ENG-124 Great Books of World Lit II

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Literary masterpieces from the 17th century to the 20th, including Don Quixote (Spain), Faust (Germany), Madame Bovary (France), War and Peace (Russia) , One Hundred Years of Solitude (Colombia), The Rouge of the North (China), The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptomist (Israel), and So Long a Letter (Senegal). List may vary at the discretion of the instructor. Normally offered yearly.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ENG-213 English Literature I

    Prerequisites:

    WRI-103 with a grade of B or above or WRI-102.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Study of major writers of England from the beginning to the mid-18th century. Regularly assigned essays on the reading provide the basis for individualized instruction in clear, correct, and persuasive writing. Offered every semester.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ENG-214 English Literature II

    Prerequisites:

    WRI 103 with a grade of B or above or WRI-102.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Study of major English writers from the mid-18th century to the present. Regularly assigned essays on the reading provide the basis for individualized instruction in clear, correct and persuasive writing. Offered every semester.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ENG-216 World Literature in English

    Prerequisites:

    WRI-103 with a grade of B or above or WRI-102.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A study of literature written in English from cultures around the world, with emphasis on major modern and contemporary writers from countries such as Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Nigeria, South Africa and the Caribbean. Regularly assigned essays on reading provide the basis for individualized instruction in clear, correct and persuasive writing. Offered every semester. Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities Literature Requirement,Diverse Perspectives

  • ENG-217 American Literature I

    Prerequisites:

    WRI-103 with a grade of B or above or WRI-102.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Study of major American writing from its origins through 1865. Regularly assigned essays on reading provide the basis for individualized instruction in clear, correct, and persuasive writing. Offered every semester.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ENG-218 American Literature II

    Prerequisites:

    WRI-103 with a grade of B or above or WRI-102.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Study of major American writing from 1865 through the present. Regularly assigned essays on reading provide the basis for individualized instruction in clear, correct, and persuasive writing. Offered every semester.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ENG-H218 American Literature II

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 102 OR 103. Minimum grade of B.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Study of major American writing from 1865 through the present. Regularly assigned essays on reading provide the basis for individualized instruction in clear, correct, and persuasive writing. Offered every semester.

    Type:

    Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ENG-301 Gateway Seminar for Majors

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218 fewer than 80 credits

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course seeks to answer the following questions. What is literature? Why do we study literature? What methods aid the study of literature? What are English Studies all about? This course extends reading and writing skills, and provides more specialized terms, knowledge, and approaches to prepare students for study at the junior and senior level. Topics vary from term to term. Student must have completed 80 credits or less Normally offered Fall and Spring semesters.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ENG-311 Medieval Literature Survey

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to medieval literature, this course will focus on short readings from various genres, such as the lyric, chronicle, fable, with emphasis on the romance. The culmination of the course is a drama segment in which students can participate in a performance.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-312 English Grammar and Usage

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course provides a thorough review and analysis of the rules of standard English grammar and usage, including the debate between prescriptive and descriptive grammar, the origin and authority of the rules taught in school and in handbooks of English, and the insights of modern linguistics. Normally offered alternate years

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-315 Classical Drama

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Greek and Roman drama from its origins; characteristics of the theater; development of tragedy and comedy. Readings in Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Plautus, Terrence, and Seneca. Normally offered every third year

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-316 Fifth Century Athens

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to Periclean Athens, the golden age of classical Greek literature and thought. Close readings of selections from the historians Herodotus and Thucydides, the dramatists Aeschylus and Euripides, the poetry of Pindar, and Plato's great work on politics, The Republic. Cross-listed with History 336.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-317 Classical Mythology

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Ancient Greek and Roman myths, their motifs, themes and interpretations. Normally offered every third year.

  • ENG-319 Renaissance Literature

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Literature of the golden age of the Renaissance with a focus on love and sexuality and the politics of the courts of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Authors studied include Shakespeare, Marlowe, Sidney, and Spenser. This course requires prior approval in order to count towards the Women's and Gender Studies Minor. Students should consult with the instructor and the director of the WGS Minor no later than the first week of classes.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-320 Writing and Tutoring: Theory and Practice I

    Prerequisites:

    By invitation only.

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    This course serves as the vehicle for training students who have been hired as writing tutors at CLAS. Students will be trained a one-on-one basis and will discuss a tutoring experience they have had in CLAS the previous week each class.

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • ENG-321 Writing and Tutoring: Theory and Practice II

    Prerequisites:

    ENG-320. By invitation only. Students must be hired as tutors for CLAS.

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    This course is a continuation of ENG 320. This course serves as the vehicle for training students who have been hired as writing tutors at CLAS. Students will be trained a one-on-one basis and will discuss a tutoring experience they have had in CLAS the previous week each class.

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • ENG-324 Shakespeare's Comedies

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Shakespeare's background and development as a dramatist through an examination of selected comedies. Collateral reading of the minor plays and Shakespeare criticism. Normally offered every third semester.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-325 Shakespeare's Histories

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Shakespeare's English and Roman history plays. Emphasis on Shakespeare's use of his sources and the plays in performance. Normally offered every third semester.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-E325 Service Learning Component

    Credits:

    0.00

    Description:

    Service Learning Component

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • ENG-326 Shakespeare's Tragedies

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Shakespeare's major tragedies reflecting the range, resourcefulness, and power of his dramaturgy. Collateral reading in Shakespeare criticism. Normally offered every third semester.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-333 English Renaissance Drama

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The comedies and tragedies of major dramatists (excluding Shakespeare) of the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras. Marlowe, Jonson, Middleton, Webster. Normally offered alternate years.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-334 17th Century Literature

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Representative selections of seventeenth-century poetry and prose, including Behn, Burton, Donne Drayton, Dryden, Jonson, Milton, Pepys, Wroth, and others. Normally offered alternate years.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-335 Milton

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Poetry and prose of England's greatest Renaissance poet. The centerpiece of the course is close reading of Paradise Lost. Normally offered alternate years.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-336 Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The great age of satire, essay, criticism, biography, and nature. Dryden, Pope, Swift, Addison, Steele, Boswell, Johnson, Gray, Thompson, and Gibbon. Normally offered alternate years.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-337 18th Century English Novel

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The beginnings of the realistic novel including the works of Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollet, and Burney and considering the sentimental novel (Sterne) and the gothic novel (Walpole and Radcliffe). Normally offered alternate years.

  • ENG-343 19th Century English Novel

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Development of the Romantic and Victorian novel. Readings in major works of the Brontes, Dickens, Thackeray, Austen, Eliot and Hardy. Normally offered alternate years.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-344 English Romantic Literature

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The mind and spirit, poetics and poetry of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats, along with selected prose. Normally offered alternate years.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-345 Victorian Literature

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The study of selected poets and prose writers. Some Victorian fiction. Normally offered alternate years

  • ENG-352 Global American Literature

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Study of antebellum American and African American literature in the context of cosmopolitan modes of thought and revolutionary action. This course considers how writers balanced their interest in building a national culture with their concern for matters of race, gender, politics and civil rights that transcended their time and place. Readings include nineteenth-century works by Longfellow, Irving, Emerson, Fuller, Whitman, Thoreau, Melville, and Douglass, as well as twentieth-century responses from Hemingway, Gandhi, King and Johnson.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-353 American Realism

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    In-depth exploration of American Realism from the post-Civil War era to the pre-WWI era (roughly 1875 to 1915). Particular emphasis is given to the role of houses and material and consumer culture in the forging of American identity. Authors may include Howells, Twain, James and Wharton among others. Normally offered alternate years. Students will also visit authors' houses in the Boston area. This course requires prior approval in order to count towards the Women's and Gender Studies Minor. Students should consult with the instructor and the director of the WGS Minor no later than the first week of classes.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-354 Hawthorne, Melville and Stowe

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An extended study of three major novels by Hawthorne, Melville and Stowe as prototypes of the Great American Novel: an elusive achievement that seeks to capture the essence of American experience. This course confronts issues of sin and redemption, ambition and failure, racial and national identity, and aesthetic and cultural value, and it assesses the imaginative influence of these foundational narratives in two contemporary rewritings by Mukherjee and Reed. This course requires prior approval in order to count towards the Women's and Gender Studies Minor. Students should consult with the instructor and the director of the WGS Minor no later than the first week of classes.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-355 American Prose 1870 - 1920

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The revolution in American literary consciousness between the Civil War and the First World War, and the transition from the traditional to the modern, in the work of Mark Twain, Henry James, Stephen Crane, Theodore Dreiser, and others. Normally offered alternate years.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-356 Whitman and Dickinson

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An investigation of the lives and works of two of nineteenth-century America's greatest and most original poets. Topics will include types of poetic language and formal structure, the work of the poetic imagination in transforming observations of the world into art, and the ways in which poets process the idea of death and the reality of war. Finally, this course examines Whitman and Dickinson's impact on American popular culture as well as on the writings of modern poets and literary critics.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-357 African-American Lit I

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    African-American writing from the beginning through the present. Normally offered alternate years. Cultural Diversity A

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A

  • ENG-359 Selected African-American Writers

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course focuses upon the literary contributions of a selected number of major African-American authors. Normally offered every other year.

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A

  • ENG-360 Mid-20th Century American Fiction 1950-1975

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The course will cover major works of American fiction from the period between World War II and the end of the American war in Vietnam. The course will consider fiction from the Beat Generation, New Journalism, the Black Arts Movement, and postmodernism as well as major writers who aren't easily classified. Possible authors include Ellison, Kerouac, O'Connor, McCarthy, Cheever, Roth, Updike, Didion, Mailer, Bellow, Bambara, Barth, and Pynchon.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-361 Contemporary American Fiction

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The course will cover major works of American fiction from the period between the end of the American war in Vietnam and the present. The course will emphasize fiction reflecting America's cultural diversity and current trends in fiction.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-362 Asian American Literature

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to selected Asian-American writers with an emphasis on socio-cultural issues, such as race, gender and ethnicity. Authors include Bulosan, Hwang, Jen, Kingston, Lee, Mukherjee, Odada, and Tan. Cultural Diversity A

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,Asian Studies

  • ENG-363 Modern British Poetry

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Yeats, Eliot, Auden, Dylan Thomas, Philip Larkin, Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes and the considerable achievements of other poets from WWI to the present, including the influences of the Georgians, the imagists and the new poets. Verse drama will also be considered.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-364 Modern American Poetry

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An in-depth examination of American poetry written between 1900 and the Second World War, to include writers such as Robert Frost, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, T.S. Elliot, William Carlos Williams, Gertrude Stein, Amy Lowell, Hilda Doolittle, Marianne Moore, Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, and Jean Toomer, among others. Normally offered alternate years.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-365 Contemporary American Poetry

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An in-depth examination of American poetry since 1950, to include writers such as Robert Lowell, Theodore Roethke, John Berryman, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, William Stafford, Elizabeth Bishop, Lucille Clifton, Adrienne Rich, Philip Levine, Galway Kinnell, James Wright, Robert Bly, Charles Olson, Allen Ginsberg, Rita Dove, Robert Hass, and Yusef Komunyakaa, among others. Normally offered alternate years.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-366 Modern British Fiction

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    English 336 Restoration and 18th Century Literature: Poetry, prose, and drama from 1660 to 1800, including works by Aphra Behn, Dryden, Congreve, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Pope, Gay, Swift, and Johnson.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-367 American Fiction 1920-1950

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, 214, 215, 216, 217 OR ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A sampling of major American fiction from the Jazz Age, the Great Depression, and the years surrounding World War II. Possible authors include Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Jean Toomer, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Nella Larsen, John Steinbeck, Richard Wright, and Mary McCarthy.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-368 Modern British Drama

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Important playwrights and their productions: Wilde, Shaw, Galsworthy, Maugham, Synge, O'Casey, Coward, Osborne, Pinter, Beckett, Stoppard, Keatley, and others. Topics: The New Woman," Bright Young Things," Angry Young Men," and more. Normally offered every third year.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-369 Modern American Drama

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Study of plays and productions from the late 19th century to the present. Playwrights included: Moody, Herne, Sheldon, O'Neill, Glaspell, Crothers, Treadwell, Sherwood, Kaufman and Hart,Saroyan, Odets. Williams, Miller, Albee, Mamet, among others. Significant performers, directors, theatre critics, Broadway culture, and popular theatre provide context.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-370 Fiction Writing Workshop I

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An intensive workshop in which the student will be required to write original fiction. The focus of the course will be on the student's own work, submitted on a weekly basis. The course will also provide the student writer with practical experience in matters of plot, character, dialogue, structure, etc. Normally offered annually.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

  • ENG-371 Creative Non-Fiction Workshop

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    For students interested in writing autobiography and/or other forms of the personal essay. Topics can include childhood, place, sexuality, religion, work, the nature of memory. The focus will be on the writing process, with students presenting work-in-progress to the class for discussion and revision. The student should plan to read models of creative non-fiction. Normally offered annually.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-372 The Literary Journal

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An exploration of selected literary journals and their role in American letters. Through our study of the Pushcart prize anthology and past and current issues of journals such as Agni, Antaeus, Callaloo, Georgia Review, Paris Review, Poetry, and Zoetrope, we will examine the ways in which journals both respond to and shape literary culture. Students will write a research paper on an essayist, poet, or story writer that they discover during this course. Taught by the editor of a Boston-area literary journal.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-373 English Writers of the 1930S

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The social, political and cultural revolution in pre-World War II England as it is reflected in the poetry of Auden and Spender and the fiction of Huxley, Waugh, Isherwood, Bowen, Orwell, and Greene. Normally offered every third year.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-374 Drama Seminar

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Discussion and presentations on a pre-announced subject: a major playwright, a dramatic movement or genre, or the relation between script and performance. Normally offered every third year.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-375 Poetry Writing Workshop I

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An intensive workshop course in which the student will be required to write original poetry for each class meeting. The focus of the course will be on the student's own work. We will examine the highly individual processes of composition and revision, and the methods writers use to keep their own practice of poetry alive and well. We will also examine as many of the constituent elements of poetry as possible, from image and rhythm to line and structure. Normally offered annually.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ENG-376 Contemporary British Fiction

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course explores the development of post-World War II British fiction from the 1950's to the present. The focus is on the consequences in literature and culture of the fall of Empire and the redefining of Englishness and on the tension between realism and postmodern literary experimentation.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-377 The World of Literature on Film

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examination of film as an art form in the expression of literature. Several films to be viewed in class together with the relevant literary works. Normally offered every third year.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-379 Children's Literature

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The history and artistry of those works intended for the child reader: picture books, poetry, fairy tales, fantasies, realistic novels and biography, the international heritage. This extensive range covers Mother Goose to the contemporary novel, reflected by the works of Jean George, Robert Cormier and Katherine Paterson. Normally offered alternate years. Cultural Diversity A Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,Cultural Diversity Opt B

  • ENG-380 Wharton and James

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A study of the work of two of America's greatest Realist writers, considering the achievement of each and their extraordinary friendship.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-386 Classics of Mystery

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Classic stories of suspense and detection, including short stories and novels by Poe, Doyle, Chandler, Hammett, Christie, and others. Current examples also to be included. Normally offered alternate years.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-387 Writing Women

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course studies 19th and 20th century women writers and questions the type of women who write, what they write about, and why they write. Themes we examine include domesticity, assimilation, and madness. Authors studied in the past have included Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Anzia Yezierska, Nella Larsen, and Sylvia Plath. Normally offered alternate years. Cultural Diversity A

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A

  • ENG-390 Writing Process and Revision

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 102 or 103

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course studies the expressive and cognitive approaches to the writing process through personal journal writing, metaphor use and a review of grammar and stylistics. Written assignments emphasize discovery and invention as well as the revising of academic prose. Normally offered every other year.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-391 Research and Writing

    Prerequisites:

    WRI 102 or WRI 103

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course explores research and writing in the context of qualitative research, field work and bibliography. This course requires a lengthy report and project based on extended field work of at least 25 hours at an off-campus research site chosen by the student, approved by the instructor, and validated by a field site representative. This course fulfills the Expanded Classroom Requirement for CAS students. Normally offered alternate years.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • ENG-392 Readings in Post-Colonial Literature

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An Exploration of Post-colonial literature and how the empire writes back following the collapse of European colonialism. Special emphasis will be placed on the legacy of British Colonial rule and the contemporary use of literature and the English Language to both resist and problematize Eurocentric cultural assumptions. Authors studied will include E.M. Foster, Salman Rushdie, J.M. Coetzee, Anita Desai, Hanif Kureishi, and Zadie Smith, among others. Students will be introduced to Post-colonial critical theory and view film adaptations of literary texts.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B

  • ENG-393 History of English Language

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course provides a basic understanding of the historical development of the English language from its roots in the Indo-European family of languages to its status as the world language of today.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-394 Critical Prose

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 102 or 103

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course studies both the literary and rhetorical modes of expository essay writing. Readings will focus on the craft of writing, the art of revision and reflections on the reader-writer relationship. Students will be asked to analyze prose passages, compose critical essays and work in peer groups. Normally offered alternate years.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-395 Rhetoric and Memoir

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 102 or 103

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines the rhetoric of memoirs written primarily by international figures who seek to use personal stories to shape readers' perspectives on political issues. After a brief introduction to rhetorical theory and to the genre of memoir, this course will examine contemporary memoirs that address such issues as racism, sexism, religious extremism, war, and genocide.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B

  • ENG-396 Varieties of Workplace Writing

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 102 Or ENG 103

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course studies a variety of workplace writing including summaries,memos, letters, directions, descriptions, reports and other technical and professional documents. Students may be required to complete certain assignments in collaborative teams. Document design and layout will also be emphasized. Normally offered alternate years

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-398 Boston: a City in Fiction

    Prerequisites:

    Take ENG 213, 214, 215, 216, 217 OR 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Boston in novels from its beginning to the present: plan of the city, architecture, population, social classes, politics and human problems. Hawthorne, James, Howells, Jean Stafford, Edwin O'Connor, Dorothy West, and others.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-399 Irish Literature

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Writers of the Irish Literary Revival, from the 1890s to the 1930s. Readings from Yeats, Joyce, Synge, O'Casey, and O'Flaherty. The influence of Anglo-Irish history on Irish writers. Normally offered every third year.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-404 Central European Literature

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The culture of Central Europe as reflected in literature, theatre and film. English translations of Austrian, Czech, Hungarian and Polish authors whose poignant perspectives shaped the modern world.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-405 Russian Literature

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to the major works of Russian literature with an emphasis on cultural history. Translations of Pushkin, Lermontov, Turgenev, Gogol, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Chekov, Akhmatova, Tsvetaeva, and others. Normally offered every third year.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-407 Literary Theory

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A seminar on current approaches to the interpretation of literature, including psychoanalysis, deconstruction and feminist criticism. Students will experiment with making use of theory in analyzing selected literary texts.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-409 Literary Bloomsbury: Woolf and Forster

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This class will engage with the major novels and selected literary writings of two of the twentieth century's most important modernist voices, Virginia Woolf and E.M. Forster. We will approach their writings within the intellectual framework of British modernism and the cultural context of the Bloomsbury Group out of which they emerged. Special attention will be paid to their theoretical writings on fiction as well as their respective contributions to feminism and queer theory. The class will also view cinematic adaptations of certain novels and discuss how these films have contributed to the enduring appeal and status of these texts as classics of twentieth-century fiction.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-410 From Pagan Reason to Christian Revelation

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of major works of literature and thought crucial to the transformation of pagan models of reason to Christian systems of belief, including works by Plato and Plotinus, St. Augustine and Dante. Of central concern is the changing conception of love, from Eros to Agape. Cross-listed with History 336.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-411 Ancient Greece and Ancient Israel

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of archaic thought from Greek myths of origin and Hebraic accounts of Genesis to Mosaic law and Aristotelian ethics. Major topics include: polytheism and monotheism, the Psalms, Homer's Troy, the complexity of desire and identity in the Hebrew Bible and in Sappho's poetry, biblical depictions of Jacob, Joseph, and David. Cross-listed with History 338.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-421 Special Topics in Group 1: Approaches To English Studies

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A course that fits Group 1 of the English major requirements with varying subject matter.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-422 Special Topics in Group 2: Genre and Backgrounds

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A course that fits Group 2 of the English major requirements with varying subject matter.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-423 Special Topics in Group 3: Literary History I : Medieval to Renaissance

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A course that fits Group 3 of the English major requirements with varying subject matter.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-424 Special Topics in Group 4: Literary History II : 1700-1900, American or British

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A course that fits Group 4 of the English major requirements with varying subject matter. A interdisciplinary offering that features the writing of three of the late 19th century's greatest minds: Henry, the novelist who wrote The Portrait of a Lady, Daisy Miller, and The Turn of the Screw; William, the philosopher and psychologist who wrote Principles of Psychology (1890) and Varieties of Religious Experience (1902); and Alice, their sister, who became a feminist icon through her remarkable diary. A selection of these works will be explored alongside a James family biography.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-425 Special Topics in Group 5: Literary History III: 1900- Present American, British, Or World

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A course that fits Group 5 of the English major requirements with varying subject matter.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-426 Special Topics :The Eclogues of Virgil

    Prerequisites:

    Take ENG-213, ENG-214, ENG-215, ENG-216, ENG-217 or ENG-218;

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    A study of these poems by the Roman poet with a focus on the issues of translation.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-427 The Georgics of Virgil

    Prerequisites:

    Take ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    A study of these poems by the Roman poet with a focus on the issues of translation.

  • ENG-428 Virgil's Aeneid: First Three Books

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    A week by week reading of the Mesopotamian Epic that predates the Iliad by one thousand years, and is a masterpiece of heroic endurance and tragic insight. Discussions will be led by David Ferry, whose beautiful translation the class will use as text.

  • ENG-430 Literature of the Vietnam War and the Post 9/11 Wars

    Prerequisites:

    Take ENG-213 ENG-214 ENG-215 ENG-216 ENG-217 or ENG-218;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will examine some of the fiction, non-fiction, and poetry produced in response to the Vietnam War and the most recent war in Iraq. In addition to comparing the literature that has emerged from these two very different wars, these texts will also be examined in relation to peace studies, a field in which there is an emerging consensus that literature and the arts must play a central role in examining questions of war and peace.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-431 Studies in Postmodern Fiction

    Prerequisites:

    ENG-213 ENG-214 ENG-215 ENG-216 ENG-217 or ENG-218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course introduces students to the innovations that have re-defined fiction following the modern period. Novelists will include significant writers (3 Nobel Laureates among them) of the 20th/21st century, including Borges, Kundera, Calvino, Saramago, Garcia Marquez, Vargas Llosa.

  • ENG-440 The Odes of Horace

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    This course represents a journey through the poetry of Horace, contemporary of Virgil and celebrated poet of the Pax Romana. Discussions will be led by David Ferry, whose beautiful translation of Horace's poetry the class will use as text.

  • ENG-470 Fiction Workshop II

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 370 or ENG 371

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An intensive practical examination of plot, narrative, characterization, and style in the writing of fiction and/or creative non-fiction. Particular attention will be devoted to group discussion of weekly student writing assignments. Normally offered alternate years.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

  • ENG-471 Advanced Nonfiction Workshop

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 370 or ENG 371;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    n advanced course in non-fiction writing that focuses intensively on developing non-fiction through weekly group discussions of student writing. Particular attention will be devoted toward deepening and expanding the range of possibilities available to non-fiction writers.Topics can include childhood, place, sexuality, religion, work, the nature of memory. The focus will be on the writing process, with students presenting work-in-progress to the class for discussion and revision. Normally offered annually.

  • ENG-475 Poetry Workshop II

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 375 or instructor?s permission

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An intensive workshop course in which the student will be required to write original poetry for each class meeting. The focus of the course will be on both the quantity and quality of the student's own work. There will also be specific assignments in the many formal elements of the art. Written self-evaluations will also be required. Normally offered in alternate years.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ENG-480 Fiction Writing Workshop III

    Prerequisites:

    Take ENG-370

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An advanced course in fiction writing that focuses intensively on developing fiction through weekly group discussions of student writing. Particular attention will be devoted toward deepening and expanding the range of possibilities available to fiction writers.

  • ENG-481 Boston in History, Lit & Film

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An interdisciplinary examination of the history of Boston. Special focus will be on Boston in fiction, poetry, and film, as well as on the analysis of historical documents and accounts. This course is recommended for History and Literature Honors Majors. Jointly taught by professors from the History and English Departments. Normally offered every third year.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-485 Stay the Hand: Philosophical and Literary Readings on Law and Violence

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An interdisciplinary course examining the idea of law and its function in human society, with a special focus on issues of violence, war, peace, and justice. The course will examine law as it represented, enacted, and discussed in various literary and philosophical writings from the ancient world to the present, to include various Biblical texts, Sophocles' Antigone, Aeschylus' Oresteia, Plato's Apology, Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, Melville's Billy Budd, Toni Morrison's Beloved, among many others.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENG-490 Imperial Rome

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218 also counts as HIST 304

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course offers an introduction to the Golden Age of Roman culture and power. Close readings of selections from major historians, poets, political thinkers, and philosophers will be examined in the context of Augustan Rome. Topics such as pietas, virtus, and gravitas, as well as the competing claims of public duty and private devotion, stoic maxim and erotic love lyric, will be discussed from the perspectives of writers such as Virgil, Livy, Tacitus, Horace, Catullus, and Lucretius. Note: This course is identical to HUM 304. Normally offered in alternate years.

    Type:

    Humanities & History

  • ENG-510 Independent Study

    Prerequisites:

    An independent study form must be submitted to the CAS Dean's Office.

    Credits:

    1.00- 4.00

    Description:

    By special arrangement, a junior or senior may pursue an independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Consent of instructor and chairperson required. Offered every semester.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ENG-514 Internship in English

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, or ENG 218

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Individualized guidance in a career-related activity. Upper-class English majors may gain academic credit for work preparing them for an English-related career, provided that the work is monitored by a member of the English faculty. Department approval is required.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • ENG-515 Salamander Internship

    Prerequisites:

    WRI-102

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    A semester-long internship working with the Editor and Managing Editor of Salamander Literary Magazine. Students will gain experience in editing, layout, and production of one of two annual editions of Salamander.

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • ENG-H521 Honors Seminar in Group 1: Approaches to English Studies

    Prerequisites:

    ENG-213 ENG-214 ENG-215, 216, 217 OR 218 Admission by invitation only

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Honors seminar that fulfills Group I of the English major.

  • ENG-H523 Honors Seminar in Group 3: Literary History I: Medieval to Renaissance

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, 214, 215, 216, 217 OR 218 Admission By Invitation Only

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Honors seminar that fulfills Group 3 of the English major.

  • ENG-H524 Honors Seminar in Group 4: Literary History II: 1700 - 1900, American Or British

    Prerequisites:

    ENG-213, 214, 215, 216, 217 OR ENG 218 Admission by invitation only

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Honors seminar that fulfills Group I of the English major.

  • ENG-H525 Honors Seminar in Group 5 Literary History III: 1900 - Present American, British, Or World.

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, or ENG 218; Invitation only

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Honors seminar that fulfills Group I of the English major.

  • WRI-101 First Year Writing I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Study and practice of the writing process and revision in terms of expository writing modes for an academic audience.

  • WRI-L101 Developmental Writing 101 Lab

    Credits:

    0.00

    Description:

    A one credit course for students enrolled in Freshman Composition who need to improve their control of the writing process, English mechanics, and fluency of expression. WRI L101 is a hybrid course that combines online grammar and writing practice with face-to-face support from English instructors.

  • WRI-102 First Year Writing II

    Prerequisites:

    WRI 101.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Study and practice of argumentative and research writing through further work with writing process and revision and the critical reading of a variety of texts.

  • WRI-H103 Advanced First Year Writing

    Prerequisites:

    By Invitation Only.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course is by invitation only and reserved for incoming Suffolk students with high admission scores. Advanced study and practice of writing process, revision, and research, based on close readings of a variety of texts. Fall semester only.