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ENGL101
Academic Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSAW
Additional information: Any student who has not successfully completed this course by Fall 2017 must complete this course with a minimum grade of C- in order to fulfill the General Education Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.
An introductory course in expository writing.
Students with a TWSE score below 33 must take ENGL 101A in place of ENGL101. Students for whom English is a second language should consider taking ENGL101X in place of ENGL101. This class meets in person twice a week, the other class work is done online. http://www.english.umd.edu/academics/academicwriting/BlendedLearning"
ENGL101A
Academic Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSAW
Additional information: Any student who has not successfully completed this course by Fall 2017 must complete this course with a minimum grade of C- in order to fulfill the General Education Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.
An introductory course in expository writing.
Students should take ENGL 101A rather than ENGL 101 if their TWSE score (a subscore of the SAT verbal) is 33 or below.
ENGL101C
Academic Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSAW
Additional information: Any student who has not successfully completed this course by Fall 2017 must complete this course with a minimum grade of C- in order to fulfill the General Education Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.
An introductory course in expository writing.
Restricted to students in the Civicus Program.
ENGL101H
Academic Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSAW
Additional information: Any student who has not successfully completed this course by Fall 2017 must complete this course with a minimum grade of C- in order to fulfill the General Education Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.
An introductory course in expository writing.
For general honors students or students with a verbal SAT of 600 or better.
ENGL101S
Academic Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSAW
Additional information: Any student who has not successfully completed this course by Fall 2017 must complete this course with a minimum grade of C- in order to fulfill the General Education Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.
An introductory course in expository writing.
This course is restricted to College Park Scholars.
ENGL101X
Academic Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSAW
Additional information: Any student who has not successfully completed this course by Fall 2017 must complete this course with a minimum grade of C- in order to fulfill the General Education Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.
An introductory course in expository writing.
Limited to students for whom English is a second language. The following are indications that a student should register for English 101X: 1) an iBT TOEFL score of 100 overall, with a writing section score of at least 24; 2) an IELTS score of 7.0 overall, with a writing score of at least 7.0; 3) satisfactory completion of UMEI 005: Advanced English as a Foreign Language.
ENGL130
Race and the Cultural Politics of Blood: A Historical Perspective
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ENGL130 or ENGL237.
Formerly: ENGL237.
Exploration of race, as term and concept, at three different historical times and from three different perspectives, through the reading of three stories: William Shakespeare's drama Othello, Aphra Behn's novella Oroonoko, and the short story Benito Cereno by Herman Melville. Exploration of the importance of context in interpretation. Study of how a concept for rationalizing human difference appears and adapts, fuses and fades away, relocates and is repurposed. How understanding of the particular situation of the concept, its context, changes our reading of the story.
ENGL140
American Fictions: Cross-Examining U.S. Literature, History, and Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ENGL140 or ENGL289Y.
Formerly: ENGL289Y.
Major works of American literature explored in relation to major texts and developments of U.S. history, culture and politics. Special attention to global contexts and complications of "American" literature and history. Key historical and political issues include human rights, democratic principles, independence, revolution, slavery, removal, immigration, free speech, labor rights, civil rights, feminism, environmentalism, economic globalization, technology and digital innovation, and the role literature and the humanities may play in fostering various forms of responsible citizenship.
ENGL150
Uncanny Technologies: Monsters, Droids, and Vampires
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ENGL150 or ENGL289T.
Formerly: ENGL289T.
Explores dark, uncertain borders between human and nonhuman, natural and unnatural, life and death. What literature teaches about new technologies that seek to represent or replicate human experience. Examination of a series of nineteenth-century American, French, German, and British novels and stories from Frankenstein (1818) to Dracula (1897) featuring recently introduced media and inventions such as photographs, phonographs, automata, and motion pictures that are concerned, like works of literature, with recording and reproducing human consciousness and human body.
ENGL201
Inventing Western Literature: Ancient and Medieval Traditions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Wide range of texts, genres, and themes from ancient and medieval Western traditions. Study of cultural, historical, and artistic forces shaping traditions, and the influence and relevance of those traditions to life in twenty-first century.
ENGL206
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Credit only granted for: ENGL205, ENGL206, or ENGL289I.
Formerly: ENGL205.
Shakespeare's poems, history plays, comedies, and tragedies as investigations into language use, governance, sexuality, ethics, and mortality.
ENGL211
English Literature: Beginnings to 1800
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Surveys medieval and early modern literary works written in England. Readings may include Beowulf, Chaucer, Spenser, Mary Wroth, Milton; eighteenth-century satire, drama, novels.
ENGL221
American Literature: Beginning to 1865
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Surveys American writing from the founding of the colonies through the Civil War. Authors such as Taylor, Cooper, Poe, Dickinson.
ENGL222
American Literature: 1865 to Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Surveys American writing from the Civil War through the Cold War. Authors such as Clemens, Frost, Hurston, Bellow.
ENGL234
African-American Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
An exploration of the stories black authors tell about themselves, their communities, and the nation as informed by time and place, gender, sexuality, and class. African American perspective themes such as art, childhood, sexuality, marriage, alienation and mortality, as well as representations of slavery, Reconstruction, racial violence and the Nadir, legalized racism and segregation, black patriotism and black ex-patriots, the optimism of integration, and the prospects of a post-racial America.
Also offered as AASP298L. Credit will be granted for one of the following: AASP298L or ENGL234.
ENGL235
U.S. Latina/o Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Poetry, prose, and theater of Latina/o communities in the United States from origins in Spanish colonization of North America to ongoing development in the 21st century. How authors use literary form to gain insight into human experience, including mortality, religious belief, gender and sexuality, war and peace, family, language use, scientific inquiry, cultural tradition, ecology, and labor. How Latina/o literary traditions have shaped and been shaped by broader currents in American literature. Connections between Latina/o literature and social and artistic developments in other parts of the world, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean. Authors may include Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, Eulalia Perez, Juan Nepomuceno Seguin, Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Jose Marti, Arthur A. Schomburg, Jesus Colon, Julia de Burgos, Cesar Chavez, Ariel Dorfman, Gloria Anzaldua, Junot Diaz, and Cristina Garcia.
Additional Note: Also offered as AMST298Q. Credit granted for ENGL235 or AMST298Q.
ENGL243
What is Poetry?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
An exploration of arguably the most complex, profound, and ubiquitous expression of human experience. Study through close reading of significant forms and conventions of Western poetic tradition. Poetry's roots in oral and folk traditions and connections to popular song forms.
ENGL244
The Play's the Thing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Exploration of drama through a consideration of plot, narrative flow, analytical flow, staging, performance, manuscript and printing history, text and textual change over time, and interpretation. Plays will be approached as public attempts to understand what it means to be alive.
ENGL245
Film Form and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
GenEd: DSHU
Restriction: Must not have completed FILM245.
Also offered as: FILM245.
Credit only granted for: CMLT214, CMLT245, ENGL245, or FILM245.
Formerly: CMLT214.
Introduction to film as art form and how films create meaning. Basic film terminology; fundamental principles of film form, film narrative, and film history. Examination of film technique and style over past one hundred years. Social and economic functions of film within broader institutional, economic, and cultural contexts.
ENGL250
Reading Women Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: WMST255.
Credit only granted for: ENGL250 or WMST255.
Explores literary and cultural expressions by women and their receptions within a range of historical periods and genres. Topics such as what does a woman need in order to write, what role does gender play in the production, consumption, and interpretation of texts, and to what extent do women comprise a distinct literary subculture. Interpretation of texts will be guided by feminist and gender theory, ways of reading that have emerged as important to literary studies over the last four decades.
ENGL255
Literature of Science and Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Credit only granted for: ENGL255 or ENGL278T.
Formerly: ENGL278T.
Examines science and technology through the lens of British and America literature, primarily between 1800 and the present. Readings from early natural and experimental philosophers of the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment. How literary works represent the ethics of science and technology; beneficial developments of science, and also heavy toll of industrialization. Writers studied may include Francis Bacon, Mary Shelley, Charles Darwin, H.G. Wells, Albert Einstein, Aldous Huxley, Richard Feynman, Philip K. Dick, Octavia Butler, Michael Frayn, and Tom Stoppard.
ENGL256
Fantasy Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
How fantasy employs alternate forms of representation, such as the fantastical, estranging, or impossible, which other genres would not allow. Through novels, short stories, graphic novels, and film, traces fantasy's roots in mythology and folklore, then explores how modern texts build upon or challenge these origins. Examination of literary strategies texts use to represent the world through speculative modes. How to distinguish fantasy from, and relate it to, other genres such as science fiction, horror, fairly tales, and magical realism. Fantasy's investment in world-building, history, tradition, and categories of identity such as race, class, and gender. How fantasy, as a genre, form, and world-view, is well-suited to our contemporary reality.
ENGL257
Children's Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Literature of the nineteenth through the twenty-first century concerned with, and written for, children and young adults. How such narratives speak to themes of changing social, religious, political, and personal identity. Through poetry, novels, graphic novels, and film, explores how children's tales encapsulate and reflect on human existence, while pushing boundaries of what constitutes "children's literature" and what exactly defines the "child." Considers questions of literary classification through investigation of political and religious issues, gender politics, animal rights, social justice, race, war, and what it means to "grow up."
ENGL262
Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Also offered as: JWST262.
Credit only granted for: JWST262, HEBR223, or ENGL262.
Formerly: HEBR223.
An exploration of the origins and compositional history of biblical literature. Critical study of texts and socio-historical analysis of their background.
ENGL265
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Literatures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Restriction: Must not have completed LGBT265.
Also offered as: LGBT265.
Credit only granted for: ENGL265 or LGBT265.
Exploration of literary and cultural expressions of sexuality and gender. Study of a range of historical periods and literary genres, such as essay, poetry, novel, drama, film. Topics include sexual norms and dissidence, gender identity and expression, the relationship between aesthetic forms and sexual subjectivity. Interpretation of texts particularly through the lens of queer theory. Examination of how sex and gender intersect with other forms of difference, including race and class.
ENGL271
Writing Poems and Stories: An Introductory Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Introduction to theory and practice of writing fiction and poetry. Emphasis on critical reading of literary models. Exercises and workshop discussions with continual reference to modeling, drafting, and revising as necessary stages in a creative process.
ENGL272
Writing Fiction: A Beginning Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Introduction to theory and practice of writing fiction. Emphasis on critical reading of literary models. Exercises and workshop discussions with continual reference to modeling, drafting, and revising as necessary stages in a creative process.
ENGL273
Writing Poetry: A Beginning Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Introduction to theory and practice of writing poetry. Emphasis on critical reading of literary models. Exercises and workshop discussions with continual reference to modeling, drafting, and revising as necessary stages in a creative process.
ENGL274
Creative Writing Through The Eyes of African Americans: A Beginning Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL278C, AASP298W, ENGL271, ENGL274, ENGL294, ENGL294N, or AASP274.
Also offered as: AASP274.
Credit only granted for: ENGL274, ENGL278C, ENGL294, ENGL294N, AASP274 or AASP298W.
Formerly: ENGL278C.
Introduction to theory and practice of writing fiction, drama and poetry, with an emphasis on African American literary models. Critical reading, exercises and workshop discussions with continual reference to modeling, drafting, and revising as necessary stages in a creative process.
ENGL275
Writing to be Seen: Scriptwriting for Theatre, Film, and Television
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
Also offered as: ARHU275.
Credit only granted for: ENGL278D, ENGL275, ARHU319B, or ARHU275.
Formerly: ENGL278D; ARHU319B.
Introduction to theory and practice of scriptwriting with opportunity to read, view, evaluate, write, and revise texts meant to be performed for spectators. Practice writing for the stage, film and television, with emphasis on critical reading of textual and visual literary models. Theory and scholarship teaching opportunities and advantages of each format. Application of scholarship to analysis and critique of plays and texts successful across two different formats. Examination of selected scripts, performances, and film and television clips as models for students' own creative work. Frequent writing exercises and use of workshop format.
Also offered as ARHU275.
ENGL280
The English Language
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
GenEd: DSHU
Introduction to the structure of English and its historical development with a focus on techniques of linguistic analysis. Major topics include the sound systems of English and its patterns of word formation and sentence structure, and the ways these have changed over time and vary around the world.
ENGL282
How Rhetoric Works: Persuasive Power and Strategies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
GenEd: DSHU
Examines how persuasion functions and influences our lives and perception, focusing on a variety of contexts: business, politics, media, law, and entertainment. Students learn persuasive and argumentative principles to understand what rhetoric is, how it works, and what it does, and to apply the knowledge to produce effective communication appropriate for their purpose, audience, and context. A wide range of persuasive media, genres, and forms will be studied to help students sharpen how they interpret and practice persuasion.
ENGL293
Writing in the Wireless World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
Recommended: ENGL101.
Credit only granted for: ENGL278Z or ENGL293.
Formerly: ENGL278Z.
A hands-on exploration of writing at the intersection of technology and rhetoric. Students will learn to read, analyze, and compose the kind of multimodal documents (combining text, image, and sound) that constitute communication in our digital world.
ENGL294
Persuasion and Cleverness in Social Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
Prerequisite: Must have satisfied Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.
Exploration of various persuasive media encountered in daily life through the lens of rhetorical and critical theories. Principles of rhetoric and analysis of how persuasion functions across media. Invention of effective multimedia works appropriate to purpose, audience, and context. Concepts from cultural studies used to develop critical awareness about power and ideology and how they influence the way people produce and understand messages. By integration of technology, rhetoric, and cultural studies, students become more critically-rhetorically informed thinkers, authors, and audiences of arguments and culture in the digital age. Writing intensive course. No prior multimedia experience is expected.
ENGL296
Reading and Writing Disability
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Rhetoric-based course that locates and analyzes disability in various settings, modes, and texts. Investigates material and cultural effects of the language, stories, and myths of disability. Exploration of the many definitions and frameworks of disability. Disability as dynamic lived experiences, as a political identities, as a rich culture, as socially constructed barriers, and as an oppressed minority group. Social, medical, political, cultural, and personal definitions of disability; how disability is portrayed, controlled, stereotyped, and celebrated.
ENGL297
Introduction to Professional Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ENGL101.
Introduction to the rhetorical principles and professional practices of professional writing, particularly the research, writing, communication, analytical, and technological skills needed for the Professional Writing minor. How culture and technology relate to the work of professional writing; design principles and rhetorical moves; digital tools, research skills, and writing strategies of professional writers. Develops skills needed to publish a writing portfolio that showcases students' professional writing competencies and projects your professional writer identities.
ENGL301
Critical Methods in the Study of Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in English Language and Literature program; or must be in Secondary Educ: English Language Arts program.
An introduction to the techniques of literary analysis and a brief survey of the most common approaches to literature.
ENGL302
Medieval Literature in Translation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Surveys major works of English and continental Middle Ages. Readings may include romance, lyric and drama, Germanic epic, works of Dante, Chretien de Troyes, Jean de Meun, Christine de Pisan, Malory, English and continental mystics.
ENGL304
The Major Works of Shakespeare
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL403 or ENGL404.
Representative early, middle, and later works, including comedies, tragedies, histories, and romances. Historical and cultural contexts.
ENGL310
Medieval and Renaissance British Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Detailed study of selected major medieval and Renaissance works written in England. Cultural attitudes and historical contexts. May include Beowulf, Anglo-Saxon lyric, drama, sonnets; works of women writers, Chaucer, Spenser, Sidney. Some readings in Middle English.
ENGL311
British Literature from 1600 to 1800
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The culture of seventeenth and eighteenth-century Britain seen through detailed study of selected major texts. Drama, poetry, political writings, and early novels by men and women. Authors may include Donne, Milton, Jonson, Behn, Swift, Pope, Montagu, and Wollstonecraft.
ENGL312
Romantic to Modern British Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Detailed study of selected major texts from the 19th and 20th centuries Transitions from Romanticism to Victorian age to Modernism. Historical, social, literary contexts. Issues such as rise of democracy; industrial revolution; the "woman question"; revolutions in literary form. Authors might include Wordsworth, Austen, Dickens, Arnold, T.S. Eliot, and Woolf.
ENGL313
American Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
A detailed study of selected major texts of American literature from th 17th century to the 20th century. Issues such as race, gender, and regionalism. Authors such as Franklin, Hawthorne, Dickinson, Hemingway, and Morrison.
ENGL327
The Suburbs in American Literature and Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Explores through written expression and through cinema the diverse and changing world of US suburbia. Premised on two arguments: (1) the suburbs embody many of the contours and contradictions of American life; and (2) the suburbs are far more racially, ethnically, culturally, sexually, economically diverse than mass media suggests. Investigation via prose, poetry, drama, and cinema, as well as secondary sources in sociology, women's studies, ethnic studies, history, cultural studies, psychology, anthropology, and the history of science and technology.
ENGL329C
Special Topics in Film Studies; Sexuality in the Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as CMLT398L. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: CMLT398L, CMLT498L, or ENGL329C.
ENGL329J
Special Topics in Film Studies; The Films of Alfred Hitchcock
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, FILM283, or SLLC283; or permission of department. Also offered as FILM345. Credit only granted for FILM345 or ENGL329J.
ENGL331
American Jewish Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as: JWST341.
Credit only granted for: ENGL379L (Spring 2013), HONR229G (Spring 2008), JWST319T(Spring 2013), ENGL331, or JWST341.
Formerly: ENGL379L and JWST319T.
An exploration of the role played by literature in the development of American Jewish ethnic identity. Primary materials include essays, poetry, plays, short stories, novels, films and music.
Also offered as: JWST341. Credit only granted for: ENGL379L, HONR229G, JWST319T, ENGL331, or JWST341. Formerly: ENGL379L and JWST319T.
ENGL332
Representing the Holocaust
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as: JWST346.
Credit only granted for: ENGL379J, JWST419I, ENGL332, or JWST346.
Formerly: ENGL379J or JWST419I.
Different perspectives on how the Holocaust should be represented. Examination of a wide range of texts including fiction, memoirs, critical essays, poems and films in different languages (in translation). Emphasis on the international and comparative nature of Holocaust literary studies and investigation into the propriety of literary representation of historical catastrophe. Consideration of our own role as readers serving as witnesses to an event that has marked itself indelibly in the aesthetic history of the twentieth century.
ENGL344
Nineteenth-Century Fiction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Major British, American, and other fiction writers of the nineteenth century studied in the context of the broad global, intellectual, and artistic interests of the century.
ENGL346
Twentieth Century Fiction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Major British, American, and other fiction writers of the twentieth century studied in the context of the broad global, intellectual, and artistic interests of the century.
ENGL352
(Perm Req)
Intermediate Fiction Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of A- in ENGL271; or minimum grade of A- in ENGL272; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Credit only granted for: ENGL396 or ENGL352.
Formerly: ENGL396.
A class in the making of fiction. Intensive discussion of students' own fiction. Readings include both fiction and essays about fiction by practicing writers. Writing short critical papers, responding to works of fiction, and the fiction of colleagues, in-class writing exercises, intensive reading, and thinking about literature, in equal parts, and attendance at readings.
ENGL353
(Perm Req)
Intermediate Poetry Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of A- in ENGL271; or minimum grade of A- in ENGL273; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Credit only granted for: ENGL397 or ENGL353.
Formerly: ENGL397.
A class in the making of poetry. Intensive discussion of students' own poems. Readings in both poetry and essays about poetry by practicing poets. Writing short critical prose pieces, responding critically to colleagues' poems, in-class and outside writing exercises, memorization, and attendance at poetry readings.
ENGL360
African, Indian and Caribbean Writers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
Selected writers from countries formerly colonies of Britain, France, Denmark, etc. Attention to ways regions have developed distinctive political and aesthetic values resulting from indigenous traditions and foreign influences.
ENGL362
Caribbean Literature in English
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as ENGL362. Credit granted for ENGL362 or LASC348E.

Political and literary traditions that intersect in the fiction, poetry, and drama written in English by Caribbean writers, primarily during the 20th century.
Also offered as LASC348E. Credit granted for ENGL362 or LASC348E.
ENGL368B
Special Topics in the Literature of Africa and the African Diaspora; Blues and African American Folksong
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
ENGL368D
Special Topics in the Literature of Africa and the African Diaspora; African American Folklore and Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
ENGL373
(Perm Req)
Senior Honors Project
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL370.
Restriction: Must be in English Language and Literature program.
Research and writing of senior honors project. Strongly recommended for students planning graduate work.
ENGL379M
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Literature; British Plays in Performance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL379V
Special Topics in Literature; Gypsy Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as CMLT398N. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: CMLT398N, CMLT498N, or ENGL379V.
ENGL379Y
Special Topics in Literature; American Science Fiction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL381
(Perm Req)
MGA Legislative Seminar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-English department.
Classroom analysis component of the Maryland General Assembly internship program.
Also offered as HONR368A. Credit only granted for one of the following: ENGL381 or HONR368A. Admission to this course is by application only. Click here for more details.
ENGL384
Concepts of Grammar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Introduction to the basic units of grammatical description; motivation for and nature of constituent structure and syntactic categories; fundamental grammatical concepts employed in the teaching and learning of languages.
ENGL385
English Semantics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An introductory study of meaning in language and paralanguage. General semantics, kinesics, linguistic relativity and recent developments in linguistic semantics.
ENGL388D
(Perm Req)
Writing Internship; Dickinson Electronic Archives
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 9 credits.
ENGL388P
(Perm Req)
Writing Internship; Pre-professional Writing Skills Internship
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 9 credits.
ENGL388V
(Perm Req)
Writing Internship; Undergraduate Teaching Assistants in Writing Programs
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 12 credits. Contact Lyra Hilliard, lyrahill@umd.edu. Students taking ENGL388V for the first time should register for section 0101 or 0401 for 4 credits. When taking the course again in subsequent semesters, students should register for 2001 or 3001 for 3 credits.
ENGL388W
(Perm Req)
Writing Internship; Writing Center Internship
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 12 credits. To apply, go to http://www.english.umd.edu/academics/writingcenter/internship Students taking ENGL388W for the first time should register for section 0101 for 4 credits. When taking the course again in subsequent semesters, students should register for 2001 or 3001.
ENGL390
Science Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits; and junior standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: ENGL390 or ENGL393S.
Formerly: ENGL393S.
Specifically designed for students interested in further study in the physical and biological sciences. Exposes students to the conventions of scientific prose in the genres of research articles and proposals. Students learn to accommodate scientific information to general audiences.
ENGL390H
Science Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits; and junior standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: ENGL390 or ENGL393S.
Formerly: ENGL393S.
Specifically designed for students interested in further study in the physical and biological sciences. Exposes students to the conventions of scientific prose in the genres of research articles and proposals. Students learn to accommodate scientific information to general audiences.
ENGL391
Advanced Composition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
An advanced composition course which emphasizes constructing written arguments accommodated to real audiences.
ENGL391H
Advanced Composition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
An advanced composition course which emphasizes constructing written arguments accommodated to real audiences.
For students in the University or departmental Honors program.
ENGL392
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
Conventions of legal writing and research. Students learn how to read and write about cases, statutes or other legislation; how to apply legal principles to fact scenarios; and how to present a written analysis for readers in the legal profession. Assignments may include the law-school application essay, case briefs, legal memos, and client letters.
ENGL393
Technical Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
The writing of technical papers and reports.
ENGL393H
Technical Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
The writing of technical papers and reports.
Restricted to students in the University or departmental Honors program.
ENGL393Q
Technical Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
The writing of technical papers and reports.
ENGL393X
(Perm Req)
Technical Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
The writing of technical papers and reports.
Limited to students for whom English is a second language and who have a score below any of the following: SAT Verbal 400, TOEFL 575, CELT 250. Students who have received an "A" in ENGL 101 or its equivalent cannot register for ENGL 393X.
ENGL394
Business Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
Intensive practice in the forms of written communication common in the business world-letters, memos, short reports, and proposals. Principles of rhetoric and effective style.
ENGL395
Writing for Health Professions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
Focus on accommodating technical material and empirical studies to lay audiences, and helping writers to achieve stylistic flexibility and correctness.
ENGL398A
Topics in Professional Writing; Writing for the Arts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion of ENGL101 or equivalent. This course satisfies the professional writing requirement. Not open to students who have completed ENGL391A. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: ENGL398A or ENGL391A. Formerly ENGL391A. An advanced composition course which emphasizes writing about the arts.
ENGL398B
Topics in Professional Writing; Writing for Social Entrepreneurship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion of ENGL101 or equivalent. This course satisfies the professional writing requirement.
ENGL398C
Topics in Professional Writing; Writing Case Studies and Narratives
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion of ENGL101 or equivalent. This course satisfies the professional writing requirement. An advanced composition course which emphasizes writing cases and investigative reports.
ENGL398E
Topics in Professional Writing; Writing about Economics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion of ENGL101 or equivalent. This course satisfies the professional writing requirement. Not open to students who have completed ENGL394E. Credit will be granted for only one of the following : ENGL398E or ENGL394E. Formerly ENGL394E. A business writing class focusing on writing about economics.
ENGL398L
Topics in Professional Writing; Scholarly Writing in the Humanities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion of ENGL101 or equivalent. This course satisfies the professional writing requirement. An advanced composition class focusing on the norms and procedures of advanced academic writing.
ENGL398N
Topics in Professional Writing; Writing for Non-Profit Organizations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion of ENGL101 or equivalent. This course satisfies the professional writing requirement. Not open to students who have completed ENGL394N. Credit will be granted for only one of the following ENGL398N or ENGL394N. Formerly ENGL394N. A busniness writing class focusinog on writing about nonprofits.
ENGL398R
Topics in Professional Writing; Writing Non-Fictional Narratives
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion of ENGL101 or equivalent. This course satisfies the professional writing requirement.
ENGL398V
Topics in Professional Writing; Writing about the Environment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion of ENGL101 or equivalent. This course satisfies the professional writing requirement. Not open to students who have completed ENGL393E. Credit will be granted for only one of the following ENGL398V or ENGL393E. Formerly ENGL393E.
ENGL402
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Works read in Middle English. Readings may include Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, dream visions, lyrics.
ENGL403
Shakespeare: The Early Works
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Close study of selected works from the first half of Shakespeare's career. Generic issues of early histories, comedies, tragedies. Language, theme, dramatic technique, sources, and early modern English social-historical context.
ENGL404
Shakespeare: The Later Works
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Close study of selected plays from the second half of Shakespeare's career. Generic issues of later tragedies, later comedies, romances. Language, theme, dramatic technique, sources, and early modern English social-historical context.
ENGL414
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Poetry and major prose in their social, political, and literary-historical contexts. Special attention to Paradise Lost. Other works may include Samson Agonistes and shorter poems.
ENGL416
Literature of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1750
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
British literary traditions, including the poetry of Pope, the prose of Swift, the correspondence of Montagu, the drama of Gay, and early novels by Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding.
ENGL422
English Victorian Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
A survey of English literature of the Victorian period. Writers may include Arnold, Browning, Tennyson, Dickens, George Eliot, Carlyle, Ruskin, Newman, and Wilde.
ENGL425
Modern British Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Major Modernist writers in English prose and poetry since 1900. Such writers as Eliot, Larkin, Forster, Burgess, Durrell, Henry Green, Golding, Auden, Malcolm Lowry, Joyce, and Yeats.
ENGL428F
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Language and Literature; Race, Class, and Narrative
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Junior standing. For ENGL majors only. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Course intended primarily for students in English Honors Program. English majors with strong academic records may also apply. Permission from the Director of Honors required.
ENGL429
(Perm Req)
Independent Research in English
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ENGL301 and two English courses, excluding Fundamental Studies requirement.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENGL431
American Literature: 1810 to 1865, the American Renaissance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Nationalism, Sentimentalism, Transcendentalism. Writers such as Douglass, Stowe, Melville.
ENGL433
American Literature: 1914 to the Present, the Modern Period
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Modernism, Postmodernism. Writers such as Stevens, Stein, Ellison.
ENGL437
Contemporary American Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Prose, poetry, drama of living American writers. Current cultural and social issues.
ENGL439F
Major American Writers after 1865; Faulkner and His Literary Heirs
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL439G
Major American Writers after 1865; American Nobel Prize Winners
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ENGL439G. Credit granted for ENGL439G or AMST429G.
ENGL446
Post-Modern British and American Poetry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
British and American poets from the 1930s to the present. Such poets as Auden, Williams, Plath, Brooks, Lowell, Wolcott, Ted Hughes, Bishop, Larkin, Jarrell, and Berryman.
ENGL451
Renaissance Drama II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Drama in early decades of the seventeenth century. Playwrights include Jonson, Middleton, Marston, Webster, Beaumont and Fletcher. Tragedy, city comedy, tragicomedy, satire, masque. Pre-Civil War theatrical, political, and religious contexts.
ENGL478E
Selected Topics in English and American Literature before 1800; Story of Troy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.
ENGL479W
Selected Topics in English and American Literature after 1800; Experimental Fiction and Narrative Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.
ENGL487
Foundations of Rhetoric
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: ENGL487 or COMM401.
Principles and approaches to the theory, criticism, and historical understanding of rhetorical discourse.
ENGL488P
Topics in Advanced Writing; Digital Rhetoric: The Power of Sound
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL492
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Students must have satisfied Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.
Credit only granted for: ENGL488A or ENGL492.
Formerly: ENGL488A.
Workshop-based approach to web authoring from a rhetorical perspective, attending to issues of audience, purpose, medium, and context in design and development of web texts. How designers create meaning in web texts by structuring information, addressing messages, and composing arguments as a process of practical problem solving.
ENGL493
Advanced Writing Theory and Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: Satisfactory completion of professional writing requirement.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
Traditional and contemporary approaches to rhetoric and writing theory for advanced writing students who wish to develop their abilities to analyze and produce written texts in professional, public, digital, and/or advanced academic contexts.
Students are encouraged to bring laptops to class meetings.
ENGL494
Editing and Document Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL393 or ENGL391; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Principles of general editing for clarity, precision and correctness. Applications of the conventions of grammar, spelling, punctuation and usage, and organization for logic and accuracy. Working knowledge of the professional vocabulary of editing applied throughout the course.
Must have completed Fundamental Studies Professional Writing requirement.
ENGL495
(Perm Req)
Independent Study in Honors
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL373 and ENGL370.
Restriction: Must be in English Language and Literature program; and candidacy for honors in English.
Completion and presentation of the senior honors project.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENGL498
(Perm Req)
Advanced Fiction Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL352 or ENGL396; or permission of department.
ENGL499
(Perm Req)
Advanced Poetry Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL353; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Formerly: ENGL497.
ENGL601
(Perm Req)
Literary Research and Critical Contexts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL602
(Perm Req)
Critical Theory and Literary Criticism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
An introduction to critical theory and literary criticism, with an overview of major movements (including formalism, structuralism and poststructuralism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, and feminism). Designed to help graduate students assess the various ways of approaching and writing about literature.
ENGL611
(Perm Req)
Approaches to College Composition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-English department.
Additional information: Required for graduate assistants (optional to other graduate students).
A seminar emphasizing rhetorical and linguistic foundations for the handling of a course in freshman composition.
ENGL621
Readings in Renaissance English Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
For ENGL majors only.
ENGL626
Readings in American Literature before 1865
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
For ENGL majors only.
ENGL628D
(Perm Req)
Readings in African American Literature; Africana Theory and Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of English Department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.Also offered as CMLT679J Credit granted for ENGL 628D or CMLT679J
ENGL658A
(Perm Req)
Readings in Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the Americas; Contemporary Latina/o Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of English Department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Also offered as CMLT679F. Credit granted for ENGL 658A or CMLT679F.
ENGL688
(Perm Req)
ENGL689
(Perm Req)
ENGL699
(Perm Req)
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENGL708A
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Rhetoric; Feminist Memory Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
ENGL729F
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Literature; Theatrical Migrations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
ENGL758A
(Perm Req)
Literary Criticism and Theory; Writing Off the Self, Texts at Play
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
ENGL758D
(Perm Req)
Literary Criticism and Theory; The Speculative Turn
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
ENGL788F
(Perm Req)
Studies in Poetic Form; Ecopoetics: A Genealogy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
ENGL798B
(Perm Req)
Critical Theory Colloquium
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL798D
(Perm Req)
Critical Theory Colloquium; Digital Studies
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Class meets in TWS 3136 on the following dates: 9/8, 10/6, 11/3, 12/8.
ENGL799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENGL878
(Perm Req)
Pedagogical Mentoring for Doctoral Students
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENGL879
(Perm Req)
Professional Mentoring for Doctoral Students
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENGL898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENGL899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.