Topics in Literature: J.R.R. Tolkien

Course Number: ENGL 165JT
Prerequisites: Writing 2 or upper-division standing
Advisory Enrollment Information: May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
General Education Areas Fulfilled: GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 165AA-ZZ
Quarter: Summer B 2015
Instructor:
Day(s): MTWR
Time: 3:30 PM – 4:35 PM
Location: GIRV 1119
Description:

Welcome to an abbreviated version of Tolkien's world. In this
reading-intensive seminar, students will learn about Tolkien’s literary
scholarship and study his mythmaking in Middle Earth. Students will also
design a final creative project inspired by Tolkien's universe.

The course has two goals: to understand Tolkien within a broader literary
and cultural context and to have a good time doing rigorous literary
analysis.

Required course texts: *Beowulf* (2014), *The Silmarillion* (Houghton
Mifflin, 2004), *The Fellowship of the Ring* (Mariner, 2012), *The Two
Towers* (Mariner, 2012), *The Return of the King* (Mariner, 2012).