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ENGL391: Advanced Composition: Tolkien in Oxford

Virtual, Virtual
Terms offered: 
Summerterm
Winterterm
Program Type: 
Maryland Virtual
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
Yes
Graduate Students Eligible to Apply: 
Yes
EA Advisor: 
Global Classrooms Team

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!

This is a Global Classrooms course, developed in partnership with the Office of International Affairs (OIA) to provide virtual opportunities for global engagement. Global Classrooms can range from embedded experiences to immersive, project-based collaborations. Learn more at go.umd.edu/gc-umd 

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. This course will be offered during Summer Session 2-D, from August 1-19, 2022. Synchronous sessions occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30pm-2:30pm.

Non-UMD undergraduates will need to submit an application through the Office of Extended Studies to register. Non-UMD graduate students or professionals will need to apply to the UMD Graduate School to participate in this course.

OIA International Education Scholarship
The Office of International Affairs is committed to increasing student access to international education opportunities, both at home and abroad. The OIA International Education Scholarship is a need-based scholarship awarded to students who enroll in one of OIA's Global Classroom's for Summer 2022. Eligible students can receive up to the value of three credits of undergraduate tuition ($1,122) based on financial need and funding availability. 

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria: Degree seeking UMD student in good academic standing who is registered for one of the Summer 2022 Global Classrooms courses

Apply by 11:59pm EST on May 15, 2022. Funding decisions will be released by May 23. 

*Please note this program qualifies for eligible Pell Grant recipients to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship

Previous terms offered: Winter 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2022

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 the Global Classrooms team.
 

Tuition: Undergraduate, per credit rate MD-in State Resident $374
Out-of-State Resident $1,529
Tuition: Graduate, per credit rate MD-in State Resident  $768
Out-of-State Resident  $1,706
Summer Distance Learning Fee   $109

Costs listed above are calculated based on the university’s standard tuition and fee rates for Summer 2022. Additional student fees assessed by the university may be charged, please see the Office of Extended Studies for more information.