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ENGL101: Academic Writing: Tolkien

Virtual, Virtual
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Program Type: 
Maryland Virtual
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
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Global Classrooms Team

GCAn introductory course in expository writing.  The course will explore the intersection of scholarly and creative writing in the career of J.R.R. Tolkien, engaging students in conversations about Tolkien's work, reception, and legacy with scholars and writers around the globe. These sections may appeal in particular to those interested in gaining international experience and in the study of literature, fantasy, and medievalism.

ENGL101 satisfies the Fundamental Studies in Professional Writing general education requirement. Register in Testudo for the following three credit courses:

This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning (check Testudo for more details). 

Previous terms offered: Spring 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.

Course costs are calculated based on the university’s standard tuition and fee rates.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 09/01/2022
Fall 2023 03/01/2023 03/13/2023