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ENGL245
Film Form and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
GenEd: DSHU
Cross-listed with: CINE245.
Credit only granted for: ENGL245, CINE245 or FILM245.
Formerly: 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.
ENGL321
Comics and the Graphic Novel
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Comics has become one of the most globally popular art forms of the twenty-first century, but it also has a rich history that stretches back to the eighteenth century, and arguably much earlier. This course will introduce students to the unique formal properties of comics and will survey the history of comics across national traditions, including texts drawn from the American, Franco-Belgian, and Japanese traditions. We will read across a range of genres and cultural registers--including newspaper strips, superhero comics, Underground comix, manga, the graphic memoir, and alternative comics. You will learn to analyze and write about the form and history of the medium.
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 ENGL359F. Credit 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.
ENGL391
Advanced Composition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: Must have fulfilled the Academic Writing (FSAW) requirement.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
An advanced composition course which emphasizes constructing written arguments accommodated to real audiences.
A professional writing course exploring the life and works of JRR Tolkien, professor and the author of The Lord of the Rings. Virtual visits with scholars and experts in Oxford, England, where Tolkien spent much of his life, offer a unique opportunity to learn about the writer's world and the unique intersections between his scholarship and his fantasy.

This is a Global Classrooms course, developed in partnership with the Office of International Affairs (OIA) to provide opportunities for virtual, project-based, international collaboration.
Learn more about Global Classrooms: go.umd.edu/gci.
ENGL393
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: Must have fulfilled the Academic Writing (FSAW) requirement.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
Focuses on the writing of technical papers and reports.
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.
ENGL699