Academics

Get excited for opportunities to engage with great courses and research!

Looking for a course for next semester? Want to know about exciting new course opportunities? The English Department lists all our courses offerings for the semester on the courses page of our website (select term and year in the top search box and hit apply to switch to another semester). In addition to extended course descriptions, the semester’s boilerplate is also available so students can easily see how courses will fulfill major requirements.

Students interested in research opportunities should consider the English Honors Program (if you have three semesters left until graduation) or peruse our listing of English specific research opportunities

This is an edited page of course postings maintained by the English Undergraduate Office. Opportunities listed do not constitute an endorsement by the University of Maryland English Undergraduate Office; screening has not taken place. Individuals are advised to make their own inquiries.

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Summer 2019 Boilerplate & Course Descriptions

Summer 2019 English & English Education Boilerplate 

Link to course descriptions 

Fall 2019 Boilerplates 

ALL English majors MUST meet with an English advisor before their registration block can be lifted. Call 301-405-3825 or stop by 1128 Tawes Hall to schedule your appointment!  

Campus Programs:

  • ARHU Presents: Minor in Arts Leadership 
    • Provides students with the opportunity to acquire the practical and strategic skills to become leaders in the arts, whether as artists, as entrepreneurs in the business of the arts, or as cultural leaders in government and non-governmental agencies. Apply here
  • ENGL433: American Literature, 1914 to the Present (Online Summer Session II 2019)
    • The course will begin with discussions of how the First World War shaped the concerns and aestehtics of literary modernism. Moving from this conventional topic, we will consider how concerns of race and gender intersect with or are occluded by the traditional narratives about the effects of the First World War. Throughout, we will be alert to how the effects of the war resonate with issues of today.
  • LGBT 350: Speakers Bureau (Fall 2019 Course)
    • Want to educate UMD students on topics important to LGBTQ+ students? Want to improve your public speaking skills? Interested in using your story to change hearts and minds? Become a Peer Educator on life as an LGBTQIA+ student at the University of Maryland! Educate your peers, and contribute to improving campus climate for people of all sexual orientations and all gender identities and expressions.
      Enroll in LGBT 350 to become part of Speakers Bureau in Fall 2019!
  • Pre-Law Related Courses for Fall 2019
    • Fall 2019 registration is approaching! Are you pre-law or interested in the law? Register for these unique courses that will be offered:
      • MLAW 358N: CITIES, CRIMES, AND THE CONSTITUTION
      • MLAW358O: SPECIAL TOPICS IN
        ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
      • MLAW358U: THE POLITICS OF
        IMMIGRATION LAW
    • If you have any questions, please email us at mlawprograms@umd.edu or visit our website: mlaw.umd.edu 
  • Federal and Global Fellows Program (4/19)
    • Think a career in government and public service is only for government and politics majors? Think again! Federal agencies, nonprofits, think tanks, and policy-related organizations are interested in your strong arts and humanities academic skills as they confront the pressing issues of today. The Global Fellows and Federal Fellows Programs offer you a chance to take your skills out of the classroom and apply them in the real world. Earn Scholarship in Practice credit and a Fellows Program notation on your transcript!
    • Both programs combine a fall seminar in an issue area with a spring internship in Washington D.C.
  • Law and Society Minor
    • This 18-credit, upper-level learning opportunity is designed to help students understand law, critically analyze it, and use it as an instrument of change.
  • Earn 3 credits by studying Charles Dickens this summer at the University of California, Santa Cruz!
    • The week-long event features classroom discussions, plenary addresses on various aspects of Barnaby Rudge, and a highly social setting that will put students in conversation with students and scholars from around the world.
    • Learn more info about how to receive academic credit for this experience here.
  • Apply to be a UNIV100 TA in Fall 2019
    • Mentor first-year students and further develop your teaching and facilitation skills, all while earning course credit and giving your resume a boost.
  • UMD English Houppert Memorial Competition
    • Submit your best essay on Shakespeare! $250 cash prize!
  • Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps
    • A unique study and internship program abroad for undergraduate and graduate students where you will spend your summer in a Latin American country observing, creating and implementing sustainable business solutions to poverty-related challenges.
  • Maryland Student Researchers

External Programs: