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ENGL101
Academic Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSAW
Additional information: Any student who has not successfully completed this course by Fall 2017 must complete this course with a minimum grade of C- in order to fulfill the General Education Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.
An introductory course in expository writing.
Students with a TSWE score of 33 or below must take ENGL 101A in place of ENGL 101. Students for whom English is a second language should consider taking ENGL 101X in place of ENGL 101.
ENGL101A
Academic Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSAW
Additional information: Any student who has not successfully completed this course by Fall 2017 must complete this course with a minimum grade of C- in order to fulfill the General Education Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.
An introductory course in expository writing.
Students must take ENGL 101A rather than ENGL 101 if their TSWE score (a subscore of the SAT verbal) is 33 or below. Classes are limited to 15 students.
ENGL101H
Academic Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSAW
Additional information: Any student who has not successfully completed this course by Fall 2017 must complete this course with a minimum grade of C- in order to fulfill the General Education Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.
An introductory course in expository writing.
ENGL101S
Academic Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSAW
Additional information: Any student who has not successfully completed this course by Fall 2017 must complete this course with a minimum grade of C- in order to fulfill the General Education Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.
An introductory course in expository writing.
Restricted to College Park Scholars.
ENGL101X
Academic Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSAW
Additional information: Any student who has not successfully completed this course by Fall 2017 must complete this course with a minimum grade of C- in order to fulfill the General Education Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.
An introductory course in expository writing.
Limited to students for whom English is a second language. To register for ENGL 101X, a student must first demonstrate competence in English. Proof of one of the following should be brought to advisors: 1) a minimu m score of 100 on the iBT 2) a minimum score of 7 on the IELTS or 3) successful completion of UMEI 005, Advanced English as a Foreign Language, Semi-Intensive.
ENGL120
Acting Human: Shakespeare and the Drama of Identity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ENGL120 or ENGL289I.
Formerly: ENGL289I.
Shakespeare's ideas of dramatic realism studied through close examination of literary and dramatic techniques. How Shakespeare generates the fiction of a living, thinking person in the space of five acts, and how readers participate in the making of that fiction. Some attention to Shakespeare on film and what the playwright can teach us about different media.
ENGL125
Why Poetry Matters
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ENGL125 or ENGL289P.
Formerly: ENGL289P.
Introduction to the formal fundamentals of poetry and exploration of the role poetry plays in how we think about the human condition; what constitutes knowledge and wisdom, interior subjectivity and communal identity; and how this knowledge is to be used in confronting new challenges and the perennial questions: how to live with oneself, and as oneself; in time, and with others; here, where we reside; and elsewhere, where we imagine ourselves going.
ENGL130
Race and the Cultural Politics of Blood: A Historical Perspective
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ENGL130 or ENGL237.
Formerly: ENGL237.
Exploration of race, as term and concept, at three different historical times and from three different perspectives, through the reading of three stories: William Shakespeare's drama Othello, Aphra Behn's novella Oroonoko, and the short story Benito Cereno by Herman Melville. Exploration of the importance of context in interpretation. Study of how a concept for rationalizing human difference appears and adapts, fuses and fades away, relocates and is repurposed. How understanding of the particular situation of the concept, its context, changes our reading of the story.
ENGL142
Literary Maryland
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ENGL142 or ENGL289M.
Formerly: ENGL289M.
What does the literature of Maryland teach us about our state's past, present, and future? "Literary Maryland" explores this question by taking students on a tour of our state's prose, poetry, and drama from colonization to the present. In addition to reading fascinating writing and visiting interesting places, you'll learn how the Chesapeake was formed; why nobody sings the entire national anthem; and what led Baltimore to name its football team after a poem written by a Virginian.
ENGL202
Inventing Western Literature: Renaissance to Modern
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Wide range of texts from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Themes and literary techniques in the evolution of Western literature. Print publication, industrialization, questioning of religious, political, intellectual, and cultural authority.
ENGL212
English Literature: 1800 to the Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Surveys the major literary movements of the period, from Romantic to Victorian to Modern. Such authors as Wordsworth, Keats, Bronte, Tennyson, Browning, Yeats, Joyce, Woolf.
ENGL222
American Literature: 1865 to Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Surveys American writing from the Civil War through the Cold War. Authors such as Clemens, Frost, Hurston, Bellow.
ENGL234
African-American Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
An exploration of the stories black authors tell about themselves, their communities, and the nation as informed by time and place, gender, sexuality, and class. African American perspective themes such as art, childhood, sexuality, marriage, alienation and mortality, as well as representations of slavery, Reconstruction, racial violence and the Nadir, legalized racism and segregation, black patriotism and black ex-patriots, the optimism of integration, and the prospects of a post-racial America.
Also offered as AASP298L. Credit granted for AASP298L or ENGL234.
ENGL235
U.S. Latinx Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Examines the poetry, prose, and theater of Latinx communities in the United States from their origins in the Spanish colonization of North America to their ongoing development in the 21st century. Considers how authors use literary form to gain insight into human experience, including mortality, religious belief, gender and sexuality, war and peace, family, language use, scientific inquiry, cultural tradition, ecology, and labor. Also studies how Latinx literary traditions have shaped and been shaped by broader currents in American literature, as well as what connections exist between Latinx literature and social and artistic developments in other parts of the world, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean. Authors may include Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, Eulalia Perez, Juan Nepomuceno Seguin, Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Jose Marti, Arthur A. Schomburg, Jesus Colon, Julia de Burgos, Cesar Chavez, Ariel Dorfman, Gloria Anzaldua, Junot Diaz, and Cristina Garcia.
Also offered as AMST298Q. Credit granted for ENGL235 or AMST298Q.
ENGL241
What the Novel Does
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
An exploration of what the novel does that cannot be done by film, by television, by cell-phone screens, by any stream of images, or by textual excerpts pulled up for a quick read. The different ways of the novel, with particular focus on the process of thinking and the developed consciousness. The novel as a machine to think with and an irreplaceable model of complex human thought. Study of how thought is presented in radically different ways in novels that cross lines of class, gender, chronology, and nationality.
ENGL243
What is Poetry?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
An exploration of arguably the most complex, profound, and ubiquitous expression of human experience. Study through close reading of significant forms and conventions of Western poetic tradition. Poetry's roots in oral and folk traditions and connections to popular song forms.
ENGL245
Film Form and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
GenEd: DSHU
Restriction: Must not have completed FILM245.
Also offered as: FILM245.
Credit only granted for: CMLT214, CMLT245, ENGL245, or FILM245.
Formerly: CMLT214.
Introduction to film as art form and how films create meaning. Basic film terminology; fundamental principles of film form, film narrative, and film history. Examination of film technique and style over past one hundred years. Social and economic functions of film within broader institutional, economic, and cultural contexts.
Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL245 or FILM245. Also offered as: ENGL245. Credit only granted for: CMLT214, CMLT245 or FILM 245. Formerly: CMLT214."
ENGL250
Reading Women Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: WMST255.
Credit only granted for: ENGL250 or WMST255.
Explores literary and cultural expressions by women and their receptions within a range of historical periods and genres. Topics such as what does a woman need in order to write, what role does gender play in the production, consumption, and interpretation of texts, and to what extent do women comprise a distinct literary subculture. Interpretation of texts will be guided by feminist and gender theory, ways of reading that have emerged as important to literary studies over the last four decades.
ENGL255
Literature of Science and Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Credit only granted for: ENGL255 or ENGL278T.
Formerly: ENGL278T.
Examines science and technology through the lens of British and America literature, primarily between 1800 and the present. Readings from early natural and experimental philosophers of the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment. How literary works represent the ethics of science and technology; beneficial developments of science, and also heavy toll of industrialization. Writers studied may include Francis Bacon, Mary Shelley, Charles Darwin, H.G. Wells, Albert Einstein, Aldous Huxley, Richard Feynman, Philip K. Dick, Octavia Butler, Michael Frayn, and Tom Stoppard.
ENGL256
Fantasy Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
How fantasy employs alternate forms of representation, such as the fantastical, estranging, or impossible, which other genres would not allow. Through novels, short stories, graphic novels, and film, traces fantasy's roots in mythology and folklore, then explores how modern texts build upon or challenge these origins. Examination of literary strategies texts use to represent the world through speculative modes. How to distinguish fantasy from, and relate it to, other genres such as science fiction, horror, fairly tales, and magical realism. Fantasy's investment in world-building, history, tradition, and categories of identity such as race, class, and gender. How fantasy, as a genre, form, and world-view, is well-suited to our contemporary reality.
ENGL262
Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Also offered as: JWST262.
Credit only granted for: JWST262, HEBR223, or ENGL262.
Formerly: HEBR223.
An exploration of the origins and compositional history of biblical literature. Critical study of texts and socio-historical analysis of their background.
ENGL265
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Literatures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Restriction: Must not have completed LGBT265.
Also offered as: LGBT265.
Credit only granted for: ENGL265 or LGBT265.
A study of literary and cultural expressions of queer and trans identities, positionalities, and analytics through an exploration of literature, art, and media. We will examine historical and political power relations by considering the intersections of sexuality and gender with race, class, nation, and disability. Topics include the social construction and regulation of sexuality and gender, performance and performativity, intersectionality, and the relationship between aesthetic forms and queer/ trans subjectivity. Our interpretations will be informed by queer and trans theories.
ENGL271
Writing Poems and Stories: An Introductory Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Introduction to theory and practice of writing fiction and poetry. Emphasis on critical reading of literary models. Exercises and workshop discussions with continual reference to modeling, drafting, and revising as necessary stages in a creative process.
ENGL272
Writing Fiction: A Beginning Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Introduction to theory and practice of writing fiction. Emphasis on critical reading of literary models. Exercises and workshop discussions with continual reference to modeling, drafting, and revising as necessary stages in a creative process.
ENGL273
Writing Poetry: A Beginning Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Introduction to theory and practice of writing poetry. Emphasis on critical reading of literary models. Exercises and workshop discussions with continual reference to modeling, drafting, and revising as necessary stages in a creative process.
ENGL274
Creative Writing Through The Eyes of African Americans: A Beginning Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL278C, AASP298W, ENGL271, ENGL274, ENGL294, ENGL294N, or AASP274.
Also offered as: AASP274.
Credit only granted for: ENGL274, AASP274 or AASP298W.
Introduction to theory and practice of writing fiction, drama and poetry, with an emphasis on African American literary models. Critical reading, exercises and workshop discussions with continual reference to modeling, drafting, and revising as necessary stages in a creative process.
Also offered as AASP298W. Credit granted for ENGL274 or AASP298W.
ENGL275
Scriptwriting for Theater, Film, and Television
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
Also offered as: ARHU275.
Credit only granted for: ENGL278D, ENGL275, ARHU319B, or ARHU275.
Formerly: ENGL278D; ARHU319B.
Introduction to the theory and practice of scriptwriting with an opportunity to read, view, evaluate, write, and revise texts meant to be performed. Students will practice writing for the stage, film, and television and also examine selected scripts, performances, and film and television clips as models for their own creative work. Students will complete frequent writing exercises, participate in workshops, and learn to apply scholarship to the analysis and critique of scripts.
ENGL280
The English Language
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
GenEd: DSHU
Introduction to the structure of English and its historical development with a focus on techniques of linguistic analysis. Major topics include the sound systems of English and its patterns of word formation and sentence structure, and the ways these have changed over time and vary around the world.
ENGL281
Standard English Grammar, Usage, and Diction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Study of the structures and patterns of English grammar. The focus is on the standard dialect and contemporary usage, but we will also explore variation over time and across dialects. Includes word formation, sentence elements and structures, and conventions of punctuation, as well as the social aspects of grammatical choices.
ENGL290
Introduction to Digital Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
Introductory course in digital studies. Surveys contemporary humanities work in digital technologies, including the web and social media and their historical antecedents. Explores design and making as analytical tools alongside reading and writing. Situates digital media within power and politics and develops critical awareness of how media shape society and ethics. Interdisciplinary approaches to creativity, analysis, and technology. While the course will include hands-on practice, no prior experience of programming, designing, or making required other than a willingness to experiment and play.
ENGL292
Writing for Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVUP
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-English department.
Recommended: ENGL101.
Restriction: Requires application and references.
Service learning in collaboration with students at area high schools. Explores how writing can be a tool for social change. Participants serve as mentors, create a performance event concerning a pressing social issue, and compose reflections, literacy narratives, publicity materials, and a multimodal project. Focus on developing critical self-awareness.
Also offered as ENGL388C. Credit granted ENGL292 or ENGL388C.
ENGL293
Writing in the Wireless World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
Recommended: ENGL101.
Credit only granted for: ENGL278Z or ENGL293.
Formerly: ENGL278Z.
A hands-on exploration of writing at the intersection of technology and rhetoric. Students will learn to read, analyze, and compose the kind of multimodal documents (combining text, image, and sound) that constitute communication in our digital world.
ENGL294
Persuasion and Cleverness in Social Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
Prerequisite: Must have satisfied Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.
Exploration of various persuasive media encountered in daily life through the lens of rhetorical and critical theories. Principles of rhetoric and analysis of how persuasion functions across media. Invention of effective multimedia works appropriate to purpose, audience, and context. Concepts from cultural studies used to develop critical awareness about power and ideology and how they influence the way people produce and understand messages. By integration of technology, rhetoric, and cultural studies, students become more critically-rhetorically informed thinkers, authors, and audiences of arguments and culture in the digital age. Writing intensive course. No prior multimedia experience is expected.
ENGL297
Introduction to Professional Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ENGL101.
Introduction to the rhetorical principles and professional practices of professional writing, particularly the research, writing, communication, analytical, and technological skills needed for the Professional Writing minor. How culture and technology relate to the work of professional writing; design principles and rhetorical moves; digital tools, research skills, and writing strategies of professional writers. Develops skills needed to publish a writing portfolio that showcases students' professional writing competencies and projects your professional writer identities.
ENGL301
This is English: Fields and Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in English Language and Literature program; or must be in Secondary Educ: English Language Arts program.
"English" means a lot of things. Are you looking for literature, or linguistics? For writing--creative, critical, or professional? For theater, or debate? For film, or even videogames? This gateway course for the English major introduces you to all of these areas and more, as well as to our discipline's unique resources for studying and enjoying them. The English discipline includes three main interpretive fields: Literary and Cultural Studies; Language, Writing, and Rhetoric; and Media Studies. This course brings together the fundamental concepts and methods for reading, viewing, and researching practiced in these fields, launching you into English studies and and helping you to choose the major track that is right for you.
ENGL302
Medieval Literature in Translation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Surveys major works of English and continental Middle Ages. Readings may include romance, lyric and drama, Germanic epic, works of Dante, Chretien de Troyes, Jean de Meun, Christine de Pisan, Malory, English and continental mystics.
ENGL304
The Major Works of Shakespeare
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL403 or ENGL404.
Representative early, middle, and later works, including comedies, tragedies, histories, and romances. Historical and cultural contexts.
ENGL305
Shakespeare and His Contemporaries: An Introduction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Readings in Shakespeare and contemporaries such as Marlowe, Dekker, Middleton, Jonson, Webster, Chapman, Marston. Elizabethan and Jacobean theatrical and social contexts.
ENGL317
African American Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
Consideration of key texts in African American literature that explore the experiences of people of African descent in America from the mid-nineteenth century to the contemporary moment. Relationship between literary texts, historical events and cultural formations. Examines a range of texts and genres (autobiography, slave narrative, travel narrative, poetry, essays, fiction), and their contribution to national literary tradition.
Also offered as AASP398C and AMST328U. Credit granted for AASP398C, AMST328U, or ENGL317.
ENGL329A
Special Topics in Film Studies; Cinema of Liberation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as CMLT398C. Credit granted for ENGL329A or CMLT398C. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Studies in various periods and genres of film.
ENGL329D
Special Topics in Film Studies; Melodrama
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as FILM359M. Credit only granted for ENGL329D or FILM359M. Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283; or permission of instructor.
ENGL329G
Special Topics in Film Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, FILM283, or SLLC283; or permission of in structor. Also offered as FILM319B. Credit only granted for FILM319B or ENGL329G.
ENGL329M
Special Topics in Film Studies; Ecomedia
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283; or permission of instructor. Credit only granted for: FILM311 or ENGL329M.
ENGL329W
Special Topics in Film Studies; Race, Film and Narrative
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, FILM283, or SLLC283; or permission of instructor. Credit only granted for: FILM359W or ENGL329W.
ENGL329Y
Special Topics in Film Studies; A Cinema of Migration as Message
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL344
Nineteenth-Century Fiction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Major British, American, and other fiction writers of the nineteenth century studied in the context of the broad global, intellectual, and artistic interests of the century.
ENGL349J
Asian American Literatures; New World Arrivals: Literature of Asian American Migration and Diaspora
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
Also offered as AAST398J. Credit granted for AAST398J or ENGL349J.
ENGL352
(Perm Req)
Intermediate Fiction Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of A- in ENGL271; or minimum grade of A- in ENGL272; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Credit only granted for: ENGL396 or ENGL352.
Formerly: ENGL396.
A class in the making of fiction. Intensive discussion of students' own fiction. Readings include both fiction and essays about fiction by practicing writers. Writing short critical papers, responding to works of fiction, and the fiction of colleagues, in-class writing exercises, intensive reading, and thinking about literature, in equal parts, and attendance at readings.
ENGL353
(Perm Req)
Intermediate Poetry Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of A- in ENGL271; or minimum grade of A- in ENGL273; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Credit only granted for: ENGL397 or ENGL353.
Formerly: ENGL397.
A class in the making of poetry. Intensive discussion of students' own poems. Readings in both poetry and essays about poetry by practicing poets. Writing short critical prose pieces, responding critically to colleagues' poems, in-class and outside writing exercises, memorization, and attendance at poetry readings.
ENGL354
(Perm Req)
Intermediate Scriptwriting for Theater, Film, and Television
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of A- in ENGL275.
Demystifies the art of dramatic writing. Students will come to understand that a play or screenplay is never a lecture, and that we write scripts to find out something about ourselves and the subjects we tackle. Students will analyze plays and screenplays, as well as workshop each others' scripts, to help them produce their own successful plays and screenplays written for the stage, screen, or box.
ENGL358F
Special Topics in U.S. Latinx Literature; Contemporary Latinx Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL359B
Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Literatures; Black Sexuality in Literature and Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as LGBT359B. Credit only granted for ENGL359B or LGBT359B.

Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.
ENGL359C
Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Literatures; Queer Comedy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as LGBT359M. Credit only granted for ENGL359C or LGBT359M. Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.
ENGL361
Recovering Oral Histories
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
Prerequisite: Students must have completed one course in English, Latin American Studies, or Education.
Credit only granted for: ENGL261 or ENGL361.
Service-learning course that gives students an opportunity to develop writing, interviewing, and communication skills as they contribute to the work of a community organization. In the classroom, students will reflect on the process and do background research to understand the particular context of the organization's work. In the field, students will interview (or have informal discussions with) young people helped by the organization in order to construct a narrative about their lives, their perceptions of themselves, and their experiences.
Prerequisite: Must have completed at least one course in English or Latin American Studies. Credit only granted for: ENGL261 or ENGL361. Formerly: ENGL261/ENGL361
ENGL362
Caribbean Literature in English
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Political and literary traditions that intersect in the fiction, poetry, and drama written in English by Caribbean writers, primarily during the 20th century.
Also offered as LASC348E. Credit granted for ENGL362 or LASC348E.
ENGL368K
Special Topics in the Literature of Africa and the African Diaspora; The Art of Black Social Movements: Marcus Garvey to Black Lives Matter
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
Also offered as AMST328G. Credit granted for AMST328G or ENGL368K.
ENGL370
(Perm Req)
Junior Honors Conference
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Candidacy for honors in English.
Preparation for writing the senior honors project.
ENGL378F
Special Topics in English; Paranoia, Conspiracies, and Fake News
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL378G
Special Topics in English; Science and Fiction: From Milton to the Moon Landing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL379B
Special Topics in Literature; Art, Architecture and Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL379R
Special Topics in Literature; The Jazz Paradigm
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as CMLT398D. Credit granted for CMLT398D or ENGL379R.
ENGL379T
Special Topics in Literature; Anglo-American Poetry, Romantics through the 20th Century
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL384
Concepts of Grammar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Introduction to the basic units of grammatical description; motivation for and nature of constituent structure and syntactic categories; fundamental grammatical concepts employed in the teaching and learning of languages.
ENGL388C
(Perm Req)
Writing, Research, and Media Internships; Writing for Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP, DVUP
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-English department. Recommended: ENGL101. Restriction: Requires application and references."
ENGL388D
(Perm Req)
Writing, Research, and Media Internships; Dickinson Electronic Archives
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: permission of the department. Contact Professor Martha Nell Smith, mnsmith@umd.edu
ENGL388M
(Perm Req)
Writing, Research, and Media Internships; Maryland General Assembly Writing Internship
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: permission of department and completion of either ENGL381 or HONR368A. Also offered as HONR379W. Credit granted for ENGL388M or HONR379W.
ENGL388P
(Perm Req)
Writing, Research, and Media Internships; Pre-professional Internship
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: permission of the department. Contact english@umd.edu.
ENGL388V
(Perm Req)
Writing, Research, and Media Internships; Undergraduate Teaching Assistants in English
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 12 credits. Contact Lyra Hilliard, lyrahill@umd.edu. Students taking ENGL388V for the first time should register for either section 0101 or 0401 for 4 credits. When taking the course again in subsequent semesters, students should register for 2001 or 3001 for 3 credits."
ENGL388W
(Perm Req)
Writing, Research, and Media Internships; Writing Center Internship
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 12 credits. To apply, go to http://www.english.umd.edu/academics/writingcenter/ internship.

Students taking ENGL388W for the first time should register for section 0101 for 4 credits. When taking the course a gain in subsequent semesters, students should register for 2001.
ENGL390
Science Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits; and junior standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: ENGL390 or ENGL393S.
Formerly: ENGL393S.
Specifically designed for students interested in further study in the physical and biological sciences. Exposes students to the conventions of scientific prose in the genres of research articles and proposals. Students learn to accommodate scientific information to general audiences.
ENGL390H
Science Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits; and junior standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: ENGL390 or ENGL393S.
Formerly: ENGL393S.
Specifically designed for students interested in further study in the physical and biological sciences. Exposes students to the conventions of scientific prose in the genres of research articles and proposals. Students learn to accommodate scientific information to general audiences.
Restricted to students in the University or departmental Honors program.
ENGL391
Advanced Composition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
An advanced composition course which emphasizes constructing written arguments accommodated to real audiences.
ENGL391H
Advanced Composition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
An advanced composition course which emphasizes constructing written arguments accommodated to real audiences.
Restricted to students in the University or departmental Honors program.
ENGL392
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
Conventions of legal writing and research. Students learn how to read and write about cases, statutes or other legislation; how to apply legal principles to fact scenarios; and how to present a written analysis for readers in the legal profession. Assignments may include the law-school application essay, case briefs, legal memos, and client letters.
ENGL393
Technical Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
The writing of technical papers and reports.
ENGL393H
Technical Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
The writing of technical papers and reports.
Restricted to students in the University or departmental Honors proram.
ENGL393Q
Technical Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
The writing of technical papers and reports.
ENGL393X
(Perm Req)
Technical Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
The writing of technical papers and reports.
ENGL394
Business Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
Intensive practice in the forms of written communication common in the business world-letters, memos, short reports, and proposals. Principles of rhetoric and effective style.
ENGL395
Writing for Health Professions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
Focus on accommodating technical material and empirical studies to lay audiences, and helping writers to achieve stylistic flexibility and correctness.
ENGL398A
Topics in Professional Writing; Writing for the Arts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion of ENGL101 or equivalent. This course satisfies the professional writing requirement.
ENGL398B
Topics in Professional Writing; Writing for Social Entrepreneurship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion of ENGL101 or equivalent. This c ourse satisfies the professional writing requirement.
ENGL398C
Topics in Professional Writing; Writing Case Studies and Investigative Reports
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion of ENGL101 or equivalent. This course satisfies the professional writing requirement.
ENGL398E
Topics in Professional Writing; Writing about Economics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion of ENGL101 or equivalent. This course satisfies the professional writing requirement.
ENGL398L
Topics in Professional Writing; Scholarly Writing in the Humanities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite:60 credits and completion of ENGL101. This course satisfies the professional writing requirement.An advanced composition class focusing on the norms and procedures of advanced academic writing.
ENGL398N
Topics in Professional Writing; Writing for Non-Profit Organizations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion of ENGL101 or equivalent. This course satisfies the professional writing requirement.
ENGL398R
Topics in Professional Writing; Writing Non-Fictional Narratives
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion of ENGL101 or equivalent. This course satisfies the professional writing requirement.
ENGL398V
Topics in Professional Writing; Writing about the Environment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion of ENGL101 or equivalent. This course satisfies the professional writing requirement.
ENGL402
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Works read in Middle English. Readings may include Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, dream visions, lyrics.
ENGL404
Shakespeare: The Later Works
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Close study of selected plays from the second half of Shakespeare's career. Generic issues of later tragedies, later comedies, romances. Language, theme, dramatic technique, sources, and early modern English social-historical context.
ENGL408B
Literature by Women Before 1800; Saints and Sinners, Virgins and Queens: Medieval Women Reading and Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL425
Modern British Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Major Modernist writers in English prose and poetry since 1900. Such writers as Eliot, Larkin, Forster, Burgess, Durrell, Henry Green, Golding, Auden, Malcolm Lowry, Joyce, and Yeats.
ENGL428J
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Language and Literature; Wikipedia: Experts and Amateurs
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Junior standing. For ENGL majors only. Course intended primarily for students in English Honors Program. English majors with strong academic records may also apply. Permission from the Director of Honors required.
ENGL428L
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Language and Literature; Fictions of Asylum/Asylum Fictions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Junior standing. For ENGL majors only. Course intended primarily for students in English Honors Program. English majors with strong academic records may also apply. Permission from the Director of Honors required.
ENGL429
(Perm Req)
Independent Research in English
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ENGL301 and two English courses, excluding Fundamental Studies requirement.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENGL431
American Literature: 1810 to 1865, the American Renaissance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Nationalism, Sentimentalism, Transcendentalism. Writers such as Douglass, Stowe, Melville.
ENGL439C
Spotlight on Major Writers; Hemingway and his Competitors
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL440
The Novel in America to 1914
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Survey of the American novel to World War I. Cultural and philosophical contexts; technical developments in the genre. Authors such as Melville, Wells Brown, James, Sedgwick, Chopin.
ENGL455
The Eighteenth-Century English Novel
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
The origins and development of the British novel, from the late seventeenth century until the beginning of the nineteenth. Questions about what novels were, who wrote them, and who read them. Authors such as Behn, Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Smollett, Burney, Radcliffe, and Austen.
ENGL456
The Nineteenth-Century English Novel
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Surveys major novels of the period. Attention to narrative form and realism; representations of gender and class; social contexts for reading, writing and publishing. Authors such as Austen, Bronte, Dickens, George Eliot, Trollope.
ENGL457
The Modern Novel
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Modernism in the novel of the twentieth century. Such writers as Joyce, Lawrence, Murdoch, James, Forster, Faulkner, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Ellison, Welty, Nabokov and Malamud.
ENGL462
Folksong and Ballad
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
A cross-section of American folk and popular songs in their cultural contexts; artists from Bill Monroe to Robert Johnson.
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
ENGL466
Arthurian Legend
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Development of Arthurian legend in English and continental literature from Middle Ages to twentieth century. All readings in modern English.
ENGL469B
The Craft of Literature: Creative Form and Theory; The Structure of Fiction: How to Tell a True War Story
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature or creative writing; or permission of ARHU- English Department.
ENGL471
African-American Literature: 1910-1945
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Emergence of modernism in African-American writing including debates over the definition of unique African-American aesthetics, with emphasis on conditions surrounding the production of African-American literatures.
Also offered as AASP478N. Credit granted for ENGL471 or AASP478N.
ENGL478K
Selected Topics in English and American Literature before 1800; Early Modern to Post-Modern Poetry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature or permission of ARHU-English Department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.
ENGL479G
Selected Topics in English and American Literature after 1800; Horror Fiction and Media Necromancy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.
ENGL479M
Selected Topics in English and American Literature after 1800; Roots, Music and Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English course s in literature or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.
ENGL479V
Selected Topics in English and American Literature after 1800; Aesthetes, Decadents, and the New Women
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature or permission of ARHU-English Department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.
ENGL483
American English(es)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: LING200, ENGL280, or HESP120; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Examines the diversity of dialects, registers, and jargons of English found in the United States, as well as their origins, structures, and functions in society.
ENGL487
Principles and Practices of Rhetoric
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: ENGL487 or COMM401.
A seminar examining foundational concepts and approaches in the theory and practice of rhetoric in civic, professional, academic, and interpersonal settings; focusing on key issues in persuasion, argumentation, and eloquence in historical and contemporary contexts.
ENGL488R
Topics in Advanced Writing; Qualitative Research Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL489J
Special Topics in Language and Rhetoric; Digital Rhetorics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL489N
Special Topics in Language and Rhetoric; Invention of "Proper English": from the English Enlightenment to the American Experience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL489P
Special Topics in Language and Rhetoric; The Language of Political Persuasion
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL495
(Perm Req)
Independent Study in Honors
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL373 and ENGL370.
Restriction: Must be in English Language and Literature program; and candidacy for honors in English.
Completion and presentation of the senior honors project.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENGL497
English at Work
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: ENGL301; and an ENGL course at the 300-level or higher.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
Examines how English majors put their academic knowledge and skills to work in professional workplaces after graduation. Students learn strategies to research careers, and they shadow a person in a career of interest for a day. Students learn to compose different professional genres to write and speak about and for professional development and advancement, including inquiry letters, technical descriptions, professional portfolios, and elevator pitches. Students will critically examine the learning they have done in their undergraduate coursework and compose a vision for bringing that learning to life in their future work.
ENGL498
(Perm Req)
Advanced Fiction Workshop; Advanced Fiction Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: ENGL396 or ENGL352; or permission of department.
ENGL499
(Perm Req)
Advanced Poetry Workshop; Advanced Poetry Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: ENGL397 or ENGL353; or permission of department.
ENGL611
(Perm Req)
Approaches to College Composition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-English department.
Additional information: Required for graduate assistants (optional to other graduate students).
A seminar emphasizing rhetorical and linguistic foundations for the handling of a course in freshman composition.
ENGL623
(Perm Req)
Readings in Eighteenth-Century English Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL649B
(Perm Req)
Readings in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy; Research Methods in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL658B
(Perm Req)
Readings in Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the Americas; Drugs and Terror
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL679
(Perm Req)
Professional and Career Mentoring for Master's Students
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENGL688
(Perm Req)
Poetry Workshop; Poetry Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL689
(Perm Req)
Fiction Workshop; Fiction Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL699
(Perm Req)
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENGL719B
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Renaissance Literature; Sex Education: Women, Sex, and Gender in the Early Modern Period
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL719I
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Renaissance Literature; Writing the Cosmos: Literature and Science in the Seventeenth Century
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL748C
(Perm Req)
Seminar in American Literature; Dickinson and Sexual/Textual Geographies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL759B
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Literature and the Other Arts; Art and Black Queer Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL759C
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Literature and the Other Arts; Book Lab: How To Do Things With Books
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL788
(Perm Req)
ENGL789
(Perm Req)
Form and Theory in Fiction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL798B
(Perm Req)
Critical Theory Colloquium
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL798D
(Perm Req)
Critical Theory Colloquium; Digital Studies
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as MITH729. Credit granted for MITH729 or ENGL798D. Class meets in TWS 3136 on the following dates: 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/31, and 4/28.
ENGL799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENGL878
(Perm Req)
Pedagogical Mentoring for Doctoral Students
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENGL879
(Perm Req)
Professional Mentoring for Doctoral Students
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENGL898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENGL899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.