Undergraduate Handbook

Table of Contents

1. The Purpose of the Undergraduate Handbook

2. Rationale for the English Major

3. Requirements for the Major

3.1. The Major
3.2 Preparation for the Major
3.3 Upper Division Requirements in English
3.4 Planning Your Major

4. Requirements for the Minor

4.1 Requirements of the Minor in English
4.2 How to Become a Minor in English
4.3. Planning Your Minor

5. Special English Department Programs

5.1 Honors Thesis
5.2 English 199: Independent Studies
5.3 English 199RA: Independent Research Assistance
5.4 English 195I: Internships
5.5 Supplemental Seminars
5.6 English Club

6. Graduate Studies

6.1 Preparation: Course Selection
6.2 Should You Apply to Graduate Studies in English?
6.3 Teaching Credential Program
6.4 Letters of Recommendation
6.5 GREs
6.6 Researching Graduate Programs
6.7 Statements of Purpose and Writing Samples

7. Regulations and Procedures

7.1 Declaring the Major
7.2 Overall Degree Requirements
7.3 Residence Requirements
7.4 Format of English Classes
7.5 Enrollment Procedures
7.6 Adding/Dropping a Course at Enrollment or Later
7.7 Grading Options
7.8 Grade Point Average Requirement
7.9 Auditing English Courses
7.10 Double Major
7.11 Undergraduate Enrollment in a Graduate Course
7.12 Incomplete Grades
7.13 University Extension
7.14 Applying Courses Taken at Other Institutions to the Major Requirements
7.15 Foreign Study
7.16 Theater in England
7.17 Graduating from the English Department
7.18 Academic Misconduct
7.19 Procedures for Policies and Complaints

8. Library Resources

8.1 Classes in Library Skills

9. English Department Contests and Awards

9.1. William Frost Award
9.2 Outstanding Achievement as an English Major
9.3 Distinction in the Major
9.4. Kieth E. Vineyard Honorary Scholarship
9.5 Jenkins-Stark Award 9.6 William and Marjorie Frost Memorial Award
9.7 Other Awards and Contests

10. English Department Listserv and Web Page

11. Administration of the Undergraduate Program

11.1 The Chair of the English Department
11.2 The Chair of the Undergraduate Committee
11.3 The Undergraduate Committee
11.4 The Undergraduate Staff Adviser

12. Campus Services

12.1 Counseling and Career Services
12.2 CLAS
12.3 Net Stations

13. Useful Contacts for English Majors