All students should meet with a faculty adviser once a semester before registering for courses. Students are encouraged to consult with an adviser at any time during the semester, and several advisers are available in the weeks immediately prior to registration. Faculty advisers help students shape their major according to their evolving interests and the requirements for the English Major. Students should consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the department’s undergraduate staff coordinator about such matters as departmental clearances and course substitutions.
Before speaking to an adviser about registration, students must first consult the department’s online information on the English Major and must bring a copy of their university STARS report with them to the advisement session.
Faculty advising for Fall 2014 in the English Department will run from Monday, March 24 thru Friday, March 28. There will be several faculty advisers available every day, and you may also consult with any English faculty member. Online registration will begin Wednesday, April 2. To check for your appointment date and time log-on OASIS via MyUSC and then click on permit to register. Registration appointment times are assigned by the number of units completed.
Please note that we will have JUST ONE WEEK of intensive advisement with many faculty on hand, and we strongly advise that you start early in the week when it is easiest to find an adviser. A list of the faculty who are advising will be posted outside the department office THH 404. You do not need an appointment to see a faculty adviser. Mrs. Rebecca Woods, our Undergraduate Coordinator, also will be available for advising on a walk-in basis during the advising period.
If you are in Thematic Option, follow the advising information in this posting. Clearance for registration in CORE classes will be handled by the TO office.
If you are in Narrative Studies, read the information posted at
and then consult directly with Mr. Juan Lopez in College Advising, or with our Director of Undergraduate Studies in Taper Hall 402B.
If you are in the English Department, the rest of this email is for you. Overall information can be found on our department website at
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Undergraduate alumni publications pictured above:
Hiram Sims, Photoetry: Poetry and Photographs from South Central L.A., Figueroa Press 2014; Susan Straight, Between Heaven and Here, McSweeney's 2012; Brad Thor, Hidden Order: A Thriller, Pocket 2014; Patrick Ness, More Than This, Candlewick Press 2013; John J. Gobbell, Edge of Valor, Naval Institute 2014; Ellen Plotkin Mulholland, Birds on a Wire, Logos 2013.