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 Spring 2014 in the English Department will run from Monday, October 20 thru Friday, October 24. There will be several faculty advisers available every day, and you may also consult with any English faculty member. Online registration will begin Wednesday, October 29. 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. It is also posted online here. You do not need an appointment to see a faculty adviser.
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.
Overall information can be found on our department website at
Ms. Flora Ruiz and Mr. Tim Gotimer will be available to advise you for spring 2015, by appointment only. A schedule for the week of October 20-24, 2014 is available for you to sign-up at the English Department, Taper Hall, room 404. Email requests will not be accepted. If you forget your appointment then you will need to sign up on the next available spot. THIS IS ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis. Please plan accordingly. Bring your STARS report.
As courtesy, you will find a copy of the English undergraduate course descriptions under "Courses". There will be no print version.
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.