About ENGL 2990 OL1

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Pre/co-requisites: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGL 1010 - ENGL 1990; minimum Sophomore standing. May be repeated for credit with different content.


Prereqs: 3 hours in ENGL numbered 1010-1990; Asynchronous online

Section Description

This course explores the issues of race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender in the mythological legendarium of J.R.R. Tolkien. We’ll examine the role of race, issues around Whiteness and ethnicity. We’ll examine the effects of gender on male and female characters, examining the types of femininity and masculinity portrayed. And we will attempt to explore these issues simultaneously, through the intersections of race, gender, and even sex.


Work Required Two 10-page papers 50% [Evaluated based on ideas, organization, support, style, grammar. MLA Style. See https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ Brightspace posting assignments/discussion participation: 50%

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