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ENGL101
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 TWSE score below 33 must take ENGL 101A in place of ENGL101. Students for whom English is a second language should consider taking ENGL101X in place of ENGL101.
ENGL101A
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 should take ENGL 101A rather than ENGL 101 if their TWSE score (a subscore of the SAT verbal) is 33 or below.
ENGL101C
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 students in the Civicus Program.
ENGL101H
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.
For general honors students or students with a verbal SAT of 600 or better.
ENGL101S
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.
This course is restricted to College Park Scholars.
ENGL101X
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. The following are indications that a student should register for English 101X: 1) an iBT TOEFL score of 100 overall, with a writing section score of at least 24; 2) an IELTS score of 7.0 overall, with a writing score of at least 7.0; 3) satisfactory completion of UMEI 005: Advanced English as a Foreign Language.
ENGL132
Aliens, Exiles, and Immigrants
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ENGL132 or ENGL289Z.
Formerly: ENGL289Z.
Exploration of ideas, beliefs, and aspirations that immigrants carry from one nation to another. Different ways of understanding national and cultural identities, and ways the experiences of immigration have changed significantly over time. Readings examine historical and contemporary immigrant writing, including post-9/11 poetry and fiction; memoirs of nineteenth-century British emigrants to South Africa, Australia, and Canada; literature by emigrants from Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America now living in the United States; and writing by individuals displaced by war, famine, and political conflict. Politics of immigration and citizenship; historical and contemporary arguments for and against immigration and assimilation.
ENGL134
The Rites of Discovery: Science, Law and Literature 1492 to 1992
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ENGL134 or ENGL289B.
Formerly: ENGL289B.
History of idea of "discovery" from sixteenth-century debate about European "rights of discovery" to 500th anniversary, in 1992, of Columbus' landfall in New World. Evolution of modern concept of discovery, both as part of history of science and in legal context of history of European colonialism and cultural encounter with Native peoples of Americas, Africa, and Asia. Exploration of primary and secondary sources relating to international law, science, and literature.
ENGL140
American Fictions: U.S. Literature, History, Politics, and Constitutional Law
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ENGL140 or ENGL289Y.
Formerly: ENGL289Y.
Works of American literature explored in the context of major texts and developments of U.S. history, culture, politics, and constitutional law. We begin with the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, and survey the course of American literature and history, from 1776 to the present, in relation to defining political and constitutional issues. Readings of canonical works like "Huckleberry Finn" and "The Grapes of Wrath" coupled with special attention to minority authors and issues, and horizons of constitutional contemplation opened up by minority, immigrant, and women's voices and experiences. Key historical and political issues include human rights; equal protection; religious tolerance; democratic principles; republican structures of government; independence; revolution; slavery; removal; immigration; free speech; labor rights; civil rights; feminism; environmentalism; international law and flows of people; economic globalization; technology and digital innovation; and the role that literature and the humanities play in fostering various forms of civil society, multiculturalism, and a globally accountable citizenship.
ENGL201
Inventing Western Literature: Ancient and Medieval Traditions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Wide range of texts, genres, and themes from ancient and medieval Western traditions. Study of cultural, historical, and artistic forces shaping traditions, and the influence and relevance of those traditions to life in twenty-first century.
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.
ENGL233
Introduction to Asian American Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Cross-listed with AAST233.
Credit only granted for: ENGL233 or AAST233.
A survey of Asian American literatures with an emphasis on recurrent themes and historical context.
ENGL234
African-American Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Cross-listed with: AASP298L.
Credit only granted for: ENGL234 or AASP298L.
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.
Cross-listed with AASP298L. Credit will be granted for one of the following: AASP298L or ENGL234.
ENGL235
U.S. Latinx Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Cross-listed with: AMST298Q.
Credit only granted for: ENGL235 or AMST298Q.
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.
Additional Note: Cross-listed with AMST298Q. Credit granted for ENGL235 orAMST298Q.
ENGL243
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
Cross-listed with FILM245.
Credit only granted for: ENGL245 or FILM245.
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.
ENGL250
Reading Women Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Cross-listed with 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 American 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.
ENGL257
Children's Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Literature of the nineteenth through the twenty-first century concerned with, and written for, children and young adults. How such narratives speak to themes of changing social, religious, political, and personal identity. Through poetry, novels, graphic novels, and film, explores how children's tales encapsulate and reflect on human existence, while pushing boundaries of what constitutes "children's literature" and what exactly defines the "child." Considers questions of literary classification through investigation of political and religious issues, gender politics, animal rights, social justice, race, war, and what it means to "grow up."
ENGL265
LGBTQ+ Literatures and Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Restriction: Must not have completed LGBT265.
Cross-listed with 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 ENGL271, ENGL274, ENGL294,or AASP274.
Cross-listed with AASP274.
Credit only granted for: ENGL274 or AASP274.
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.
ENGL275
Scriptwriting for Theater, Film, and Television
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
Cross-listed with 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.
Cross-listed with ARHU275.
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.
ENGL282
How Rhetoric Works: Persuasive Power and Strategies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
GenEd: DSHU
Examines how persuasion functions and influences our lives and perception, focusing on a variety of contexts: business, politics, media, law, and entertainment. Students learn persuasive and argumentative principles to understand what rhetoric is, how it works, and what it does, and to apply the knowledge to produce effective communication appropriate for their purpose, audience, and context. A wide range of persuasive media, genres, and forms will be studied to help students sharpen how they interpret and practice persuasion.
ENGL289C
Special Topics in English; Introduction to Health, Medicine, and Humanities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Credit only granted for: ENGL289C or ARHU230.
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.
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.
ENGL296
Reading and Writing Disability
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Rhetoric-based course that locates and analyzes disability in various settings, modes, and texts. Investigates material and cultural effects of the language, stories, and myths of disability. Exploration of the many definitions and frameworks of disability. Disability as dynamic lived experiences, as a political identities, as a rich culture, as socially constructed barriers, and as an oppressed minority group. Social, medical, political, cultural, and personal definitions of disability; how disability is portrayed, controlled, stereotyped, and celebrated.
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, P-F, Aud
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.
ENGL305
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Explore medieval and Renaissance drama and performance, placing the Shakespearean stage in its cultural and historical contexts.
ENGL310
Medieval and Renaissance British Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Detailed study of selected major medieval and Renaissance works written in England. Cultural attitudes and historical contexts. May include Beowulf, Anglo-Saxon lyric, drama, sonnets; works of women writers, Chaucer, Spenser, Sidney. Some readings in Middle English.
ENGL312
Romantic to Modern British Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Detailed study of selected major texts from the 19th and 20th centuries. Transitions from Romanticism to Victorian age to Modernism. Historical, social, literary contexts. Issues such as rise of democracy; industrial revolution; the "woman question"; revolutions in literary form. Authors might include Wordsworth, Austen, Dickens, Arnold, T.S. Eliot, and Woolf.
ENGL313
American Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
A detailed study of selected major texts of American literature from the 17th century to the 20th century. Issues such as race, gender, and regionalism. Authors such as Franklin, Hawthorne, Dickinson, Hemingway, and Morrison.
ENGL316
Native American Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Examines literature that explores the experiences and cultures of America's Indigenous peoples from the sixteenth century to the contemporary moment. We will analyze poetry, historical accounts, oral narratives, short stories, and novels by Native American writers in order to explore key concerns in Native American Studies, such as dilemmas of Indigenous sovereignty, settler colonialism, the settler state, stolen land, and the natural environment.
ENGL327
The Suburbs in American Literature and Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Explores through written expression and through cinema the diverse and changing world of US suburbia. Premised on two arguments: (1) the suburbs embody many of the contours and contradictions of American life; and (2) the suburbs are far more racially, ethnically, culturally, sexually, economically diverse than mass media suggests. Investigation via prose, poetry, drama, and cinema, as well as secondary sources in sociology, women's studies, ethnic studies, history, cultural studies, psychology, anthropology, and the history of science and technology.
ENGL329C
Special Topics in Film Studies; Sexuality in the Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with CMLT398L. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: CMLT398L, CMLT498L, or ENGL329C.
ENGL329J
Special Topics in Film Studies; The Films of Alfred Hitchcock
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, FILM283, or SLLC283; or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with FILM345. Credit only granted for FILM345 o r ENGL329J.
ENGL349J
Asian American Literatures; New World Arrivals: Literature of Asian American Migration and Diaspora
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
Cross-listed with AAST398J. Credit only granted for ENGL349J or AAST398J .
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.
ENGL359F
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Film and Video
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Cross-listed with: LGBT327.
Credit only granted for: LGBT327 or ENGL359F.
Comparative analysis of forms, themes, and the politics of representation in film and video by and/or about LGBT people.
Cross-listed with LGBT327. Credit granted for ENGL359F or LGBT327.
ENGL360
African, Indian and Caribbean Writers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
Selected writers from countries formerly colonies of Britain, France, Denmark, etc. Attention to ways regions have developed distinctive political and aesthetic values resulting from indigenous traditions and foreign influences.
ENGL362
Caribbean Literature in English
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Cross-listed with: LASC348E.
Credit only granted for: ENGL362 or LASC348E.
Political and literary traditions that intersect in the fiction, poetry, and drama written in English by Caribbean writers, primarily during the 20th century.
Cross-listed with LASC348E. Credit granted for ENGL362 or LASC348E.
ENGL368B
Special Topics in the Literature of Africa and the African Diaspora; Blues and African American Folksong
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
ENGL368D
Special Topics in the Literature of Africa and the African Diaspora; African American Folklore and Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
ENGL373
(Perm Req)
Senior Honors Project
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL370.
Restriction: Must be in English Language and Literature program.
Research and writing of senior honors project. Strongly recommended for students planning graduate work.
ENGL375
J.R.R. Tolkien: Middle-earth and Beyond
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Credit only granted for: ENGL375 or ENGL479D.
Formerly: ENGL479D.
An in-depth look at major themes and ideas spanning Tolkien's well-known and lesser-known works across a variety of genres and styles. We will study "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" in connection with Tolkien's back-story mythology expressed in "The Silmarillion." We will also consider film adaptations and other popular fantasy influenced by Tolkien. And we will explore lesser-known works such as "Farmer Giles of Ham," and Tolkien's essays on fairy stories and on "Beowulf."
ENGL377
Medieval Myth and Modern Narrative
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Formerly: ENGL361.
Literary patterns characteristic of medieval myth, epic, and romance; their continuing vitality in modern works; and links between Medieval works like "The Prose Edda", "Beowulf", "The Morte D'Arthur", "The Volsunga Saga", and "Grettis Saga" and modern narratives like Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings".
ENGL378E
Special Topics in English; Videogames and Game Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students are encouraged to bring laptops to class meetings.
ENGL378F
Special Topics in English; Paranoia, Conspiracies, and Fake News
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL378I
Special Topics in English; Graphic Novels by People of Color
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL379V
Special Topics in Literature; Gypsy Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with CMLT398N. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: CMLT398N, CMLT498N, or ENGL379V.
ENGL381
(Perm Req)
MGA Legislative Seminar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: Students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or ENGL101.
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-English department.
Additional information: Application required. Contact english@umd.edu for more information.
Prepares students to intern for the Maryland General Assembly. Introduces standard legislative genres and assigns extended practice in researching legislative issues.
Cross-listed with HONR368A. Credit only granted for one of the following : ENGL381 or HONR368A. Admission to this course is by application only. Click here for more details.
ENGL383
Language in Its Social Contexts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Exploration of the social and political aspects of language use, including interactional behavior, the structure of conversation, persuasive uses of language, social dialects, language use within speech communities, and language and identity. We will examine and compare analytical approaches to pragmatics and discourse analysis.
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.
ENGL388D
(Perm Req)
Writing, Research, and Media Internships; Dickinson Electronic Archives
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 12 credits.
ENGL388P
(Perm Req)
Writing, Research, and Media Internships; Pre-professional Writing Skills Internship
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 12 credits.
ENGL388T
(Perm Req)
Writing, Research, and Media Internships; Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities Internships
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 12 credits.
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 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 again in subsequent semesters, students should register for 2001.
ENGL390
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
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.
For 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
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
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 program.
ENGL393Q
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)
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.
Limited to students for whom English is a second language and who have a score below any of the following: SAT Verbal 400, TOEFL 575, CELT 250. Students who have received an "A" in ENGL 101 or its equivalent cannot register for ENGL 393X.
ENGL394
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. Not open to students who have completed ENGL391A. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: ENGL398A or ENGL391A. Formerly ENGL391A. An advanced composition course which emphasizes writing about the arts.
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 course satisfies the professional writing requirement.
ENGL398C
Topics in Professional Writing; Writing Case Studies and Narratives
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion of ENGL101 or equivalent. This course satisfies the professional writing requirement. An advanced composition course which emphasizes writing cases and investigative reports.
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. Not open to students who have completed ENGL394E. Credit will be granted for only one of the following : ENGL398E or ENGL394E. Formerly ENGL394E. A business writing class focusing on writing about economics.
ENGL398L
Topics in Professional Writing; Scholarly Writing in the Humanities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion of ENGL101 or equivalent. 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. Not open to students who have completed ENGL394N. Credit will be granted for only one of the following ENGL398N or ENGL394N. Formerly ENGL394N. A busniness writing class focusinog on writing about nonprofits.
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. Not open to students who have completed ENGL393E. Credit will be granted for only one of the following ENGL398V or ENGL393E. Formerly ENGL393E.
ENGL410
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Selected works of Edmund Spenser in their literary, social, and historical contexts. Special attention to The Faerie Queene; also sonnets and lyric poetry.
ENGL428E
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Language and Literature; The Postmodern Enlightenment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Junior standing. For ENGL majors only. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. 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.
ENGL439D
Spotlight on Major Writers; Dickinson, Whitman, Erotics, and American Poetry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with LGBT448Y and WMST498Y. Credit only granted for ENGL439 D,LGBT448Y, or WMST498Y.
ENGL448A
Literature by Women of Color; Caribbean Literature by Women
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: two English courses in literature or permission of department. Repeatable to 9 credits, if content differs. Also offered as LASC448A and WMST448A. Credit only offered for ENGL448A, LASC448A or WMST448A.
ENGL454
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
The history of modern British drama, from its roots in Chekhov and Ibsen, through the modernisms of Samuel Beckett and Bertolt Brecht, through the Angry Young Men of the 1950s, and right up to the present. Most plays will be from the last 40 years, by writers such as David Hare, Tom Stoppard, Lucy Kirkwood, Caryl Churchill, Roy Williams, Lucy Prebble, Alan Bennett, Brian Friel, Terrence Rattigan, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Sarah Kane, and Alice Birch. We will also look at how class, money, immigration, and the end of the Empire changed British plays over time. And we will consider modern theater architecture and production design as well as the directing instincts of, for instance, Peter Brook, Katie Mitchell, Marianne Elliott, and Nicholas Hytner.
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.
ENGL466
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.
ENGL469C
(Perm Req)
The Craft of Literature: Creative Form and Theory; Open Form
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: 2 ENGL courses in literature or creative writing; and have completed a 200-level creative writing workshop in ENGL. Or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.
ENGL470
African-American Literature: The Beginning to 1910
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Examines African-American literature from its beginnings to the early twentieth century, including genres ranging from slave narratives, pamphlets, essays, and oratory, to poetry and fiction. Our emphasis is on the interaction between literature and literary forms, on the one hand, and historical and political developments in the push toward emancipation, on the other.
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Cross-listed with AASP478B. Credit granted for ENGL470 or AASP478B.
ENGL479B
Selected Topics in English and American Literature after 1800; Black Performance: From Slavery to Hip Hop
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.
ENGL479F
Selected Topics in English and American Literature after 1800; Walking and Writing: The Plays, Screenplays and Teleplays of Aaron Sorkin
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.
ENGL479P
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in English and American Literature after 1800; BookLab: How to do things with Books
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department. Contact Matthew Kirschenbaum, mgk@umd.edu.
ENGL479T
Selected Topics in English and American Literature after 1800; Gothic and Romantic Literature
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.
ENGL482
History of the English Language
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL280, LING200, or HESP120; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Examines the origins and development of the English language.
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.
ENGL492
Graphic Design and Rhetoric
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Students must have satisfied Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.
Credit only granted for: ENGL488A or ENGL492.
Formerly: ENGL488A.
An exploration of the visual dimensions of texts and the skills involved in designing them well. Considers graphic design theory and history from a rhetorical perspective, working to understand and practice the use of symbol systems to express, inform, and advocate. Includes direct experimentation with the principles and techniques of graphic design.
Students are encouraged to bring laptops to class meetings.
ENGL493
Writing in Context
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: Satisfactory completion of professional writing requirement.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
A rhetorical genre studies approach to understanding the work that texts do in the world. Examines issues of identity, power, and medium as they relate to writing in various contexts. Students analyze the texts, context(s), and social significance of a public, professional, digital, and/or advanced academic genre and produce writing that meets, modifies, and subverts expectations.
Students are encouraged to bring laptops to class meetings.
ENGL494
Editing and Document Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL393 or ENGL391; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Principles of general editing for clarity, precision and correctness. Applications of the conventions of grammar, spelling, punctuation and usage, and organization for logic and accuracy. Working knowledge of the professional vocabulary of editing applied throughout the course.
Must have completed Fundamental Studies Professional Writing requirement.
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
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
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: ENGL352 or ENGL396; or permission of department.
ENGL499
(Perm Req)
Advanced Poetry Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: ENGL353; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Formerly: ENGL497.
ENGL601
(Perm Req)
Literary Research and Critical Contexts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL602
(Perm Req)
Critical Theory and Literary Criticism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
An introduction to critical theory and literary criticism, with an overview of major movements (including formalism, structuralism and poststructuralism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, and feminism). Designed to help graduate students assess the various ways of approaching and writing about literature.
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.
ENGL625
(Perm Req)
Readings in English Victorian Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL630
(Perm Req)
Readings in 20th Century English Literature
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)
ENGL689
(Perm Req)
ENGL699
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENGL719C
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Renaissance Literature; Shakespeare and Social Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL729A
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Literature; The Postmodern Enlightenment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL748D
(Perm Req)
Seminar in American Literature; Reparative Reading in Multiethnic U.S. Literature and Criticism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL749C
(Perm Req)
Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature; Form and the Global Novel: 1980-Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL749E
(Perm Req)
Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature; News that Stays News: Ezra Pound's Influence on Modern and Contemporary Poetry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL768B
(Perm Req)
Studies in Genre; Squaring the Circle: Readings in the Prose Poem, 1869-2019
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL776
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Modern Rhetorical Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-English department.
Additional information: May fulfill seminar requirements for MA in English with Concentration in Rhetoric and Composition.
Seminar in Modern Rhetorical Theory. Theories and trends in twentieth and twenty-first century rhetorical theory
ENGL798B
(Perm Req)
ENGL798D
(Perm Req)
Critical Theory Colloquium; Digital Studies
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Class meets in TWS 3136 on the following dates: 9/8, 10/6, 11/3, 12/8.
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.