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ENGL391:Advanced Composition: Food Studies

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Maryland Virtual
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Global Classrooms Team

An advanced composition course which emphasizes constructing written arguments accommodated to real audiences. For fall 2022, sections 1101 & 1301 taught by Dr. Peter Grybauskas focus on food studies, engaging students in conversations about food culture, history, and sustainability with writers and experts around the globe. These sections may appeal in particular to students interested in gaining international experience and in the art of eating. 

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 

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:

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
Fall 2023 03/01/2023 03/13/2023