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ENGL409M/THET428E: Literature, Art and Architecture in London

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

GCYou will love everything about this course.

All London, all the time:

History, geography, streets, the Underground, squares, parks, the Thames and other rivers, the wall, the Tower, the Shard, bridges, layout, politics, environment, public housing, sociology, film, galleries, museums, libraries, colleges, churches, the cenotaph, cathedrals (4), the oldest synagogue, mosques, theatres, historic houses, train stations, cemeteries, & hospitals.

We'll visit places associated with Darwin, Keats, Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Orwell, Charles & Mary Lamb, Coleridge, Shakespeare, Dickens, Turner, Dr. John Snow (epidemiologist), crazy George III, & Marx.

We'll also watch and discuss 3 movies and 3 streaming London plays, and have at least 4 live talks (and talk-backs) from three London scholars and a young playwright.

If you're a human being, you are so ready for this.

This course is The Humanities in Action.
Just not on foot, but on a comfy chair at home.
Of which, it's been said: "There's no place like. . . ."

This course can make that declaration True.

Watch this short video clip to learn more!

UMD and non-UMD freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible. Register in Testudo for one of the following three credit courses:

Registration opens on February 23, 2021. 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).

Non-UMD undergraduates will need to submit an application through the Office of Extended Studies to register. 

Michael Olmert has taught this course 20 times. He holds both a B.A. and a Ph.D. (both in English) from Maryland. He also has an M.A. in English from Georgetown. He’s taught in the Maryland English Department for the last 32 years, and has written 5 books, 8 plays, 3 feature films, an IMAX film, over 100 television documentaries, and more than 200 articles, essays, and reviews. He has also been awarded 3 Primetime Emmys. In 2005, he was inducted into the University of Maryland Alumni Hall of Fame. 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 $1,485
Tuition: Graduate, per credit rate MD-in State Resident  $746
Out-of-State Resident  $1,658
Summer Online Fee   $100

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