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ENGL391: Advanced Composition: Tolkien in Oxford

Virutal, Virtual
Program Type: 
Maryland Virtual
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
Yes
Graduate Students Eligible to Apply: 
Yes
EA Advisor: 
Maria Barra

GCA professional writing course exploring the life and works of JRR Tolkien, professor and 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. Watch this short video clip to learn more!

UMD and non-UMD freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible. ENGL391 also satisfies the Fundamental Studies in Professional Writing. Register in Testudo for the following three credit course:

This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning (check Testudo for more details). The last day to cancel registration is January 3 for a 100% refund and January 4 for a 80% refund.

The Non-UMD undergraduate application is due by November 10th. Non-UMD graduate students or professionals will need to apply to the UMD Graduate School to participate in this course.

Peter Grybauskas teaches in the English department. Before joining the faculty at Maryland, he lived and taught for several years in Rome, where he also collaborated with the Roman Association of Tolkien Studies. He has published a number of essays on Tolkien and is delighted to share his interest in fantasy with students. If you are interested in this course but do not meet the eligibility requirements, reach out to Peter Grybauskas to discuss your interest. For general questions, please contact EA Short-term Programs.

Tuition: Undergraduate, per credit rate MD-in State Resident $367
Out-of-State Resident $1,456
Tuition: Graduate, per credit rate MD-in State Resident  $731
Out-of-State Resident  $1,625
Winter Fee Winter Session $100

Costs listed above are calculated based on the university’s standard tuition and fee rates for winter 2021.