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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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:

  • ENGL375 J.R.R. Tolkien: Middle-eath & Beyond
  • Did you write a great paper that you want to share? Submit your essay to The Paper Shell Review by Friday, February 15th to get your writing published! Your paper must: 
    • Focus on literature in some way
    • Be a Microsoft Word document
    • Follow MLA format (double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font, page numbers, citations)
    • You can submit up to three papers each year to be considered for publication! Email questions to papershellreview@gmail.com 
  • Research Institute for Scholars in Education
    • Would you like to learn more about what's involved in reading, writing, talking, or listening (with young children, youh, or adults)?
    • Are you interested in doing research on complex topics like language and literacy?
    • For more information, contact bsu.umd.rise@gmail.com
  • Maryland Student Researchers

External Programs:

  • Master of Arts in English, University of Wyoming
  • Charm City Stories is seeking submissions
    • This publication features art and writing focused on mental and physical health, and is meant to capture the narratives of Baltimore undergraduate and graduate students.
    • Artists and writers can submit their works to our email and find more information at charmcitystories.com, or our instagram and facebook pages
    • We will be holding a community exhibition in Spring 2019 where selected pieces will be displayed and where the publication will be available in online and print copies.
  • Creative Nonfictionin partnership with the Center for Games & Impact at Arizona State University, is looking for new work about the role of games and play in our everyday lives. For this special issue, we’re seeking true stories that explore the ways our society integrates games, and especially games whose impact transcends entertainment and changes us in ways outside of the gaming context. Submissions are due November 19.
  • Mentoring for Students of Color Interested in Publishing
  • Vallum: Contemporary Poetry is accepting submissions
    • ​The theme for this issue is “Connections” – what, in a poem, makes us feel close to another human, especially one we’ve never met? How do we connect? Deadline to apply is November 15, 2018. For more information, visit http://www.vallummag.com/upcoming_issues.html
  • Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal (CLUJ) at University of California, Berkeley is accepting submissions
    • ​The call is to all interested undergraduates and recent graduates. They are inviting research papers from all those working in, around, or critically engaging with literary topics in a comparative nature. Papers in any language are welcome. Possible topics include but are not limited to: papers comparing at least two authors or texts, interdisciplinary research engaging multiple disciplines with the humanities, research engaging with literary theory and schools of criticism. Authors whose papers are selected for publication will receive free copies of the issue in which they are published. For more information and full submission guidelines, or to view past issues of CLUJ, please visit our website’s submissions page.
  • Polaris, Ohio Nothern's undergraduate journal of literature and art, is accepting submissions for its 68th issue slated for release in April 2019. The deadline to submit is February 1, 2019. Submission deadlines here.
  • Northeast Modern Language Association | Undergraduate Research Forum
    • Seeking research proposals for a 3 to 5 minute oral presentation, plus poster presentation from undergraduates! This year's theme is, "Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples." More information here
  • Blacklist Journal Submissions 
  • TRANSverse Journal Submissions 
  • Trill! Magazine is looking for paid student writers
    • To apply, send a short blurb about yourself and a piece for consideration to liam@trillmag.com 
  • Cleo Connection Pre-Law Program
  • Engaging under-represented pre-law students in lively, in-person 
    discussions with peers, law school faculty, and attorneys. Enhancing the 
    student's social perspective on the admissions process and law school 
    success! Register for free on our website.
  • Federal Fellows or Global Fellows in Washington, D.C.