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ENGL391: Advanced Composition: Tolkien in Oxford
A 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:
- ENGL391: Advanced Composition: Tolkien in Oxford (GC01) SUMMER
- ENGL391: Advanced Composition (1201 and 1301) FALL
This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning (check Testudo for more details). This course will be offered during Summer Session 1A (June 1-18) and during the fall semester (August 30 - December 13).
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.
Previous terms offered: Winter 2021
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.
*Please note this program qualifies for eligible Pell Grant recipients to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship.
|Tuition: Undergraduate, per credit rate||MD-in State Resident||$374|
|Tuition: Graduate, per credit rate||MD-in State Resident||$746|
|Summer Online Fee||$100|
Costs listed above are calculated based on the university’s standard tuition and fee rates for summer 2021.