Hide Advanced Options
Courses - Spring 2020
ENGL
English Department Site
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 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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
ENGL142
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.
ENGL146
Seeing the Present: Graphic Storytelling in the Age of Social Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP, SCIS
We increasingly live in a world dominated by digital images: graphic narratives, data visualizations, tweets, GIFs, and computer animation. Students will learn how to critically analyze this digital visual rhetoric and how to become a skilled user of visual discourse. By examining a range of science fiction, graphic novels, photography, and films, we will develop a critical vocabulary for understanding the possibilities and perils of our digital image culture. We will apply this vocabulary to analyzing visual representations of contemporary political questions including: climate change, criminal justice, bio-technological transformations of the human, and the incorporation of algorithm-based platforms into everyday life.
ENGL152
What is Justice?: Literature and the Invention of Ethical Imagination
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ENGL152 or ENGL289J.
Formerly: ENGL289J.
Exploration of literature's unique ability to animate human passions underlying ethical dilemmas. How literary texts shape understanding of justice; how plays, novels, and films define, critique, challenge, and even alter society's comprehension of equity and inequity, crime and punishment, pardon and torture, and ideas about civil liberties and human rights. Attention to how writers have described just and unjust within their historical moment; crucial role of imagination in formation of ethical citizens across time.
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.
ENGL211
English Literature: Beginnings to 1800
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Surveys medieval and early modern literary works written in England. Readings may include Beowulf, Chaucer, Spenser, Mary Wroth, Milton; eighteenth-century satire, drama, novels.
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.
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 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
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.
Cross-listed with 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
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.
Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL245 or FILM245. Also offered as: ENGL245. Credit only granted for: CMLT214, CMLT245 or FILM 245. Formerly: CMLT214."
ENGL246
Introduction to the Short Story
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
A survey of the genre, with a focus on significant elements, such as plot, character, description, style, and theme. Readings will be drawn from a range of cultures and communities.
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.
ENGL262
Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Cross-listed with 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jointly offered with 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.
ENGL308A
Special Topics in Shakespeare; Shakespeare and Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
Cross-listed with 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
Cross-listed with CMLT398C. Credit granted for ENGL329A or CMLT398C. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Studies in various periods and genres of film.
ENGL329E
Special Topics in Film Studies; Hollywood in the Golden Age, 1930-1950
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283; or permission of instructor.
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
Cross-listed with 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: 1 course with a minimum grade of A- from (ENGL275, ARHU375, THET340).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
ENGL378K
Special Topics in English; Narrating Madness
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL379A
Special Topics in Literature; Comparative Black and Native American Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as CMLT398F. Credit only granted for CMLT398F or ENGL379A.
ENGL379D
Special Topics in Literature; Reparations and American 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
Cross-listed with CMLT398D. Credit granted for CMLT398D or ENGL379R.
ENGL379T
Special Topics in Literature; Folklore, Themes, and Archetypes in Literature
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.
ENGL385
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The study of meaning in language and language use. Examines how the senses of words and other linguistic constructions are mentally represented, and how they contribute to the construction of meanings in linguistic communication.
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. Cross-listed with 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.
ENGL388T
(Perm Req)
Writing, Research, and Media Internships; Digital Humanities Research Assistantship
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Cross-listed with ENGL388T. Credit only granted for MITH388 or ENGL388T. Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 9 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 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
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.
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
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 proram.
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.
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.
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.
ENGL403
Shakespeare: The Early 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 works from the first half of Shakespeare's career. Generic issues of early histories, comedies, tragedies. 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
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU- English department. Repeatable up to 9 credits.
ENGL414
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Poetry and major prose in their social, political, and literary-historical contexts. Special attention to Paradise Lost. Other works may include Samson Agonistes and shorter poems.
ENGL422
English Victorian Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
A survey of English literature of the Victorian period. Writers may include Arnold, Browning, Tennyson, Dickens, George Eliot, Carlyle, Ruskin, Newman, and Wilde.
ENGL428I
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Language and Literature; The Rhetoric of Us and Them: The Language of Political Alignment
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.
ENGL433
American Literature: 1914 to the Present, the Modern Period
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Modernism, Postmodernism. Writers such as Stevens, Stein, Ellison.
ENGL439F
Spotlight on Major Writers; Faulkner and His Literary Heirs
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable up to 9 credits.
ENGL439J
Spotlight on Major Writers; Race, Early Childhood TV, and the Legacies of Jim Henson
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable up to 9 credits.
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.
ENGL449A
Selected Topics in U.S. Latinx Literature; The Latinx Short Story
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable up to 9 credits.
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.
ENGL460
Archival Research Methods in English Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Introduces approaches for doing archival research in English studies, exploring how researchers develop their scope and practices of study and how they access and use archival materials electronically and on site to further their research questions. Investigates a historical period, genre, or theme through the lens of manuscripts, ephemera, and other artifacts. Case studies vary by semester.
Restriction: Two English courses beyond the Fundamental Studies courses; or permission of ARHU-English Department
ENGL467
Critical and Creative Approaches to Digital Textuality
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: One English course in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Examines electronic literature and other aspects of the literary world online with a focus on experimental writing with computers. Topics may include digital fiction and storytelling, analysis of literary texts using digital tools, bots, book hacking, flash fiction, narrative in games, and the history of computer-generated writing. No programming experience required.
ENGL468C
Selected Topics in Film Studies; Animation and Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, FILM283, or SLLC283; or permission of ARHU-English department. Recommended: ENGL329, CMLT280, and ENGL245. Repeatable up to 9 credits. Cross-listed with FILM412. Credit only granted for ENGL468C or FILM412.
ENGL469D
(Perm Req)
The Craft of Literature: Creative Form and Theory; Shapeshifting and Genre Theft: New Literary Forms
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English 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: From Slavery to Freedom
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.
Cross-listed with AASP478B. Credit granted for either ENGL470 or AASP47 8B
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.
ENGL479O
Selected Topics in English and American Literature after 1800; Postcolonialism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with ANTH469L, AMST498F, HIST419L, LASC448K, and PHIL428A. Credit only granted for HIST419L, ANTH469L, AMST498F, ENGL479O, LASC448K, or PHIL428A.
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.
ENGL489T
Special Topics in Language and Rhetoric; Analyzing Conversation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL491
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Students must have satisfied the Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.
Credit only granted for: ENGL489J, or ENGL491.
Formerly: ENGL489J.
Examines the social significance of the ways digital texts are composed and circulated. Explores why it matters how the web is written and who does the writing, understanding the Internet as rhetorical from its content and communities to the code, protocols, and policies that control digital distribution. Includes active experimentation with digital tools so students can expand their theoretical understanding through critical making.
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.
Restriction: Must be in English Language and Literature program; or must be in Secondary Educ: English Language Arts program.
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.
ENGL601
(Perm Req)
Literary Research and Critical Contexts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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.
ENGL626
(Perm Req)
Readings in American Literature before 1865
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL631
(Perm Req)
Readings in 20th Century American Literature
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)
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENGL708C
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Rhetoric; Feminist Rhetorics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL719E
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Renaissance Literature; Lyric Theory and Early Modern Poetics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL749M
(Perm Req)
Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature; Modern Fiction, the Global Intertext, and Writing Back
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL749N
(Perm Req)
Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature; Black Performance: From Slavery to Hip Hop
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)
ENGL798B
(Perm Req)
ENGL798D
(Perm Req)
Critical Theory Colloquium; Digital Studies
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listed with 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.
ENGL809
(Perm Req)
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.