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ENGL
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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 TSWE score of 33 or below must take ENGL 101A in place of ENGL 101. Students for whom English is a second language should consider taking ENGL 101X in place of ENGL 101.
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 must take ENGL 101A rather than ENGL 101 if their TSWE score (a subscore of the SAT verbal) is 33 or below. Classes are limited to 15 students.
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.
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.
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. To register for ENGL 101X, a student must first demonstrate competence in English. Proof of one of the following should be brought to advisors: 1) a minimu m score of 100 on the iBT 2) a minimum score of 7 on the IELTS or 3) successful completion of UMEI 005, Advanced English as a Foreign Language, Semi-Intensive.
ENGL120
Acting Human: Shakespeare and the Drama of Identity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ENGL120 or ENGL289I.
Formerly: ENGL289I.
Shakespeare's ideas of dramatic realism studied through close examination of literary and dramatic techniques. How Shakespeare generates the fiction of a living, thinking person in the space of five acts, and how readers participate in the making of that fiction. Some attention to Shakespeare on film and what the playwright can teach us about different media.
ENGL125
Why Poetry Matters
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ENGL125 or ENGL289P.
Formerly: ENGL289P.
Introduction to the formal fundamentals of poetry and exploration of the role poetry plays in how we think about the human condition; what constitutes knowledge and wisdom, interior subjectivity and communal identity; and how this knowledge is to be used in confronting new challenges and the perennial questions: how to live with oneself, and as oneself; in time, and with others; here, where we reside; and elsewhere, where we imagine ourselves going.
ENGL142
Literary Maryland
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ENGL142 or ENGL289M.
Formerly: ENGL289M.
What does the literature of Maryland teach us about our state's past, present, and future? "Literary Maryland" explores this question by taking students on a tour of our state's prose, poetry, and drama from colonization to the present. In addition to reading fascinating writing and visiting interesting places, you'll learn how the Chesapeake was formed; why nobody sings the entire national anthem; and what led Baltimore to name its football team after a poem written by a Virginian.
ENGL144
Breaking News: Contemporary Literature, Media and the State
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ENGL144 or ENGL289X.
Formerly: ENGL289X.
How specific moments of social upheaval are portrayed in media and transformed into art. Developing skills of reading, writing, and interpretation by learning how to "decode" fiction, t.v., news, and films. Exploration of viewpoints not represented in mainstream media. Question dominant discourses and examine how narratives are fabricated. What does it mean to be "subject" to the State, and how does art subvert it? Multimedia component deals with war, terrorism, environment, human rights, biomedical research, geopolitics.
ENGL202
Inventing Western Literature: Renaissance to Modern
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Wide range of texts from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Themes and literary techniques in the evolution of Western literature. Print publication, industrialization, questioning of religious, political, intellectual, and cultural authority.
ENGL212
English Literature: 1800 to the Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Surveys the major literary movements of the period, from Romantic to Victorian to Modern. Such authors as Wordsworth, Keats, Bronte, Tennyson, Browning, Yeats, Joyce, Woolf.
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 granted for 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.
Also offered as AMST298Q. Credit granted for ENGL235 or AMST298Q.
ENGL241
What the Novel Does
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
An exploration of what the novel does that cannot be done by film, by television, by cell-phone screens, by any stream of images, or by textual excerpts pulled up for a quick read. The different ways of the novel, with particular focus on the process of thinking and the developed consciousness. The novel as a machine to think with and an irreplaceable model of complex human thought. Study of how thought is presented in radically different ways in novels that cross lines of class, gender, chronology, and nationality.
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.
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.
Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL245 or FILM245. Also offered as: ENGL245. Credit only granted for: CMLT214, CMLT245 or FILM 245. Formerly: CMLT214."
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.
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.
Also offered as AASP298W. Credit granted for ENGL274 or AASP298W.
ENGL275
Scriptwriting for Theater, 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 the theory and practice of scriptwriting with an opportunity to read, view, evaluate, write, and revise texts meant to be performed. Students will practice writing for the stage, film, and television and also examine selected scripts, performances, and film and television clips as models for their own creative work. Students will complete frequent writing exercises, participate in workshops, and learn to apply scholarship to the analysis and critique of scripts.
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.
ENGL292
Writing for Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVUP
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-English department.
Recommended: ENGL101.
Restriction: Requires application and references.
Service learning in collaboration with students at area high schools. Explores how writing can be a tool for social change. Participants serve as mentors, create a performance event concerning a pressing social issue, and compose reflections, literacy narratives, publicity materials, and a multimodal project. Focus on developing critical self-awareness.
Also offered as ENGL388C. Credit granted ENGL292 or ENGL388C.
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.
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
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.
ENGL305
Shakespeare and His Contemporaries: An Introduction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Readings in Shakespeare and contemporaries such as Marlowe, Dekker, Middleton, Jonson, Webster, Chapman, Marston. Elizabethan and Jacobean theatrical and social 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.
ENGL329A
Special Topics in Film Studies; Cinema of Liberation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as CMLT398C. Credit granted for ENGL329A or CMLT398C. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Studies in various periods and genres of film.
ENGL329E
Special Topics in Film Studies; Hollywood in the Golden Age, 1930-1950
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283; or permission of instructor.
ENGL329F
Special Topics in Film Studies; David Bowie, Film, and Audio-Visual Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, FILM283, or SLLC283. Also offered as FILM319A. Credit only granted for FILM319A or ENGL239F.
ENGL329Y
Special Topics in Film Studies; A Cinema of Migration as Message
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
ENGL348B
Literary Works by Women; Haunted Histories: Contemporary African American Gothic
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
ENGL348J
Literary Works by Women; Women and Jewish Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
Also offered as JWST319C, CMLT398K, and WMST348J. Credit granted for JWST319C, ENGL348J, CMLT398K, or WMST348J. An exploration of Jewish women and Jewish literacy. What kind of access throughout Jewish history have women had to Jewish languages and literatures, and how has that affected their role in Jewish society? During the modern period, what is the link between Jewish women's authorship and their reading lives? In this class we will study essays, fiction, memoirs, poetry and drama.
ENGL349J
Asian American Literatures; New World Arrivals: Literature of Asian American Migration and Diaspora
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
Also offered as AAST398J. Credit granted for AAST398J or ENGL349J.
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.
ENGL358E
Special Topics in U.S. Latina/o Literature; Transgression and Experimentation in Latinx Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as USLT498T. Credit granted for ENGL358E or USLT498T.
ENGL359C
Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Literatures; Queer Comedy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as LGBT359M. Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.
ENGL361
Recovering Oral Histories
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
Prerequisite: Students must have completed one course in English, Latin American Studies, or Education.
Credit only granted for: ENGL261 or ENGL361.
Service-learning course that gives students an opportunity to develop writing, interviewing, and communication skills as they contribute to the work of a community organization. In the classroom, students will reflect on the process and do background research to understand the particular context of the organization's work. In the field, students will interview (or have informal discussions with) young people helped by the organization in order to construct a narrative about their lives, their perceptions of themselves, and their experiences.
Prerequisite: Must have completed at least one course in English or Latin American Studies. Credit only granted for: ENGL261 or ENGL361. Formerly: ENGL261/ENGL361
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.
ENGL370
(Perm Req)
Junior Honors Conference
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Candidacy for honors in English.
Preparation for writing the senior honors project.
ENGL377
Medieval Myth and Modern Narrative
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Formerly: ENGL361.
Literary patterns characteristic of medieval myth, epic, and romance; their continuing vitality in modern works; and links between Medieval works like "The Prose Edda", "Beowulf", "The Morte D'Arthur", "The Volsunga Saga", and "Grettis Saga" and modern narratives like Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings".
ENGL379K
Special Topics in Literature; From Hiroshima to Hollywood: America through the Lens of Cold War Literature and Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL379Q
Special Topics in Literature; The American Dream in Ethnic American Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL379R
Special Topics in Literature; The Jazz Paradigm
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as CMLT398D. Credit granted for CMLT398D or ENGL379R.
ENGL383
The Uses of Language
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Exploration of the social and political aspects of language use, including conversational behavior, persuasive uses of language, social dialects, and language and gender; analytical methods of pragmatics and discourse analysis.
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.
ENGL388C
(Perm Req)
Writing Internship; Writing for Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-English department. Recommended: ENGL101. Restriction: Requires application and references."
ENGL388D
(Perm Req)
Writing Internship; Dickinson Electronic Archives
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: permission of the department. Contact Professor Martha Nell Smith, mnsmith@umd.edu
ENGL388M
(Perm Req)
Writing Internship; Maryland General Assembly Pre-Professional Writing Internship
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: permission of department and completion of either ENGL381 or HONR368A. Also offered as HONR379W. Credit granted for ENGL388M or HONR379W.
ENGL388P
(Perm Req)
Writing Internship; Pre-professional Writing Skills Internship
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: permission of the department. Contact english@umd.edu.
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 either 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 a gain in subsequent semesters, students should register for 2001.
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.
Restricted to students in the Integrated Life Sciences honors program.
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.
Restricted to 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 proram.
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.
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.
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 c ourse satisfies the professional writing requirement.
ENGL398C
Topics in Professional Writing; Writing Case Studies and Investigative Reports
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion of ENGL101 or equivalent. This course satisfies the professional writing requirement.
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.
ENGL398L
Topics in Professional Writing; Scholarly Writing in the Humanities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite:60 credits and completion of ENGL101. 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.
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.
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.
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.
ENGL428G
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Language and Literature; Songs of Struggle: What Is Literature?
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.
ENGL432
American Literature: 1865 to 1914, Realism and Naturalism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Reconstruction, Realism, Naturalism. Representative writers such as Dickinson, James, Dreiser.
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
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.
ENGL439C
Major American Writers after 1865; Hemingway and his Competitors
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL439D
Major American Writers after 1865; Erotics, Dickinson, and American Women Poets
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as LGBT448Y & WMST498Y. Credit granted for ENGL439D, LGBT448Y or WMST498Y.
ENGL441
The Novel in America Since 1914
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Survey of the American novel since World War I. Cultural and philosophical contexts, technical developments in the genre. Authors such as Hemingway, Cather, Faulkner, Anne Tyler, Morrison.
ENGL445
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.
The formation of Modernism in British and American poetry before 1930. Such poets as Yeats, Pound, H.D., Eliot, Langston Hughes, Moore, Stevens, and Williams.
ENGL452
English Drama From 1660 to 1800
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Restoration and eighteenth-century drama, with special attention to theater history, cultural influences, concepts of tragedy, comedy, farce, parody, and burlesque, as well as dramatic and verbal wit.
ENGL454
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
The roots of European Modernism and its manifestation in the drama of the twentieth century. Such playwrights as Beckett, Churchill, Stoppard, Wilde, Chekhov, Ibsen, Brecht, O'Neill, Sartre, Anouilh, Williams, and Shaw.
ENGL456
The Nineteenth-Century English Novel
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Surveys major novels of the period. Attention to narrative form and realism; representations of gender and class; social contexts for reading, writing and publishing. Authors such as Austen, Bronte, Dickens, George Eliot, Trollope.
ENGL462
Folksong and Ballad
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
A cross-section of American folk and popular songs in their cultural contexts; artists from Bill Monroe to Robert Johnson.
ENGL466
Arthurian Legend
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Development of Arthurian legend in English and continental literature from Middle Ages to twentieth century. All readings in modern English.
ENGL468E
Selected Topics in Film Studies; Fantastic Voyages: Cinema and Exploration
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283. Restriction: Must not have completed FILM459E. Credit only granted for FILM459E or ENGL468E.
ENGL471
African-American Literature: 1910-1945
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Emergence of modernism in African-American writing including debates over the definition of unique African-American aesthetics, with emphasis on conditions surrounding the production of African-American literatures.
Also offered as AASP478N. Credit granted for ENGL471 or AASP478N.
ENGL472
African-American Literature: 1945 to Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
Transformation of African-American literatures into modern and postmodern forms. Influenced by World War II and the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, this literature is characterized by conscious attempts to reconnect literary and folk forms, the emergence of women writers, and highly experimental fiction.
ENGL475
Postmodern Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.
The origins and ongoing development of postmodern literature. Aspects o the "postmodern condition," such as the collapse of identity, the erasure of cultural and aesthetic boundaries, and the dissolution of life into textuality. The novel and other genres and media.
ENGL478N
Selected Topics in English and American Literature before 1800; Little Commonwealth: Domesticity and Dissent in Early Modern England
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.
ENGL479M
Selected Topics in English and American Literature after 1800; Roots, Music and Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Two English course s in literature or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.
ENGL479O
Selected Topics in English and American Literature after 1800; Postcolonialism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ANTH469L, AMST489F, HIST419L, LASC448K, and PHIL428A. Credit only granted for HIST419L, ANTH469L, AMST489F, ENGL479O, LASC448K, or PHIL428A.
ENGL479Z
Selected Topics in English and American Literature after 1800; South Asian Literature on the Move
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as AAST498Z. Credit granted for ENGL479Z or AAST498Z. 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.
ENGL488Q
Topics in Advanced Writing; Multimedia Composing in Professional Settings
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL488R
Topics in Advanced Writing; Qualitative Research Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENGL489J
Special Topics in Language and Rhetoric; Digital Rhetorics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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; Advanced Fiction Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL396 or ENGL352; or permission of department.
ENGL499
(Perm Req)
Advanced Poetry Workshop; Advanced Poetry Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL397 or ENGL353; or permission of department.
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.
ENGL631
(Perm Req)
Readings in 20th Century American Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
For majors only.
ENGL648
(Perm Req)
Contemporary American Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL668K
(Perm Req)
Readings in Modern Literary Theory; Introduction to Digital Studies in the Arts and Humanitites
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as MITH610. Credit granted for MITH610 or ENGL668K. Meets in the MITH Conference Room - HBK0301.
ENGL679
(Perm Req)
Professional and Career Mentoring for Master's Students
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENGL688
(Perm Req)
Poetry Workshop; Poetry Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL689
(Perm Req)
Fiction Workshop; Fiction Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL699
(Perm Req)
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENGL702
(Perm Req)
Cultures of Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: An introductory course in critical theory.
An exploration of the socio-historic, material, and cultural contexts o various theoretical practices and traditions.
Also offered as CMLT679E. Credit granted for ENGL702 or CMLT679E
ENGL708B
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Rhetoric; Argumentation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL718D
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Medieval Literature; Environmental Fictions, Past and Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL739C
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Nineteenth-Century Literature; Victorian Worlds: Networks, Ecologies, Empires
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENGL749J
(Perm Req)
Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature; Testimony of Witness: Trauma, History and Narratives of Witness
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as JWST619J. Credit granted for ENGL749J or JWST619J. In this course, we will focus on testimony from a variety of different theoretical perspectives in an attempt to construct a methodology for reading, and thinking about, testimony. Works by Stephen Greenblatt, Walter Benn Michaels, Hayden White, Cathy Caruth, Shoshana Felman, and others will take us through a wide range of orientations and disciplines in our consideration of approaches to testimony. Throughout the semester, students will be responsible for analyzing and presenting or video Holocaust testimonies collected from the archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to the class, as they pertain to the theoretical materials on testimony we will be reading. Students will have the opportunity to test the resilience and the limits of testimonial discourse generated within the context of the Holocaust.
ENGL788
(Perm Req)
ENGL789
(Perm Req)
Form and Theory in Fiction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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
Also offered as MITH729. Credit granted for MITH729 or ENGL798D. Class meets in TWS 3136 on the following dates: 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/31, and 4/28.
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.