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ENGL391: Advanced Composition: Tolkien in Oxford

Virtual, Virtual
Terms offered: 
Winterterm
Summerterm
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). This course will be offered from January 3-21, 2022.

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, Summer 2021, Fall 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
Out-of-State Resident $1,529
Tuition: Graduate, per credit rate MD-in State Resident  $768
Out-of-State Resident  $1,706
Winter Distance Learning Fee   $90

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

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Fall 2021 03/15/2021 01/01/2021