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English: The Hobbit

ENGS 096 WQ5 (CRN: 15295)

2 Credit Hours

About ENGS 096 WQ5

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Winter Session Online Course: 12/26/16 - 1/13/17; Open to both CDE and Degree students; This course may or may not fulfill degree requirements for UVM students. Please consult with your Dean's Office if you have any questions about applicability of winter session courses toward graduation requirements

Section Description

Ever wonder where Tolkien came up with the word ‘hobbit’? Want to know the literary sources behind the names of the dwarves. Does Bilbo’s conversation with the dragon, Smaug, spark your imagination? Are you curious to know the degree to which The Hobbit is a literary and mythological masterpiece? Interested in plotting Bilbo Baggins’ growth as a hero? Want to know more about the Shire? In this two-week, two-credit online course, we will focus solely on Tolkien’s achievement in transforming a story written mostly for his children into a wonderfully crafted fairy-story that left its readers of 1937/38 begging for more hobbits.

Section Expectation

Students will be expected to post almost daily responses on a discussion board and to complete assignments.


Students will be evaluated through their postings, two 3-page reviews, and two 8-page papers.




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