Announcement of Classes: Spring 2013

The Announcement of Classes is available one week before Tele-Bears begins every semester. Creative Writing and (for fall) Honors Course applications are available at the same time in the racks outside of 322 Wheeler Hall.

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Reading and Composition:
Black and Yellow: Contemporary African American and Asian American Writing

MWF 10-11

Regrettably, despite the title, this course is not about Wiz Khalifa or the city of Pittsburgh. But channeling Mr. Khalifa, we too will aim to "know what it is" by way of developing thinking habits that "do it big." Specificall...(read more)

Lee, Seulghee


Reading and Composition:
How to Read "How to Read Poetry"

MWF 1-2

1. The class title is not a typo.

2. Poetry is often considered to be the least self-explanatory form of literature.

3. Expositions on poetry often offer only limited aid.

Though one must accept the first two point...(read more)

Acu, Adrian Mark


Reading and Composition:
The Bonds of Taste

MWF 2-3

What does it mean to cultivate “good taste” for oneself? What sorts of social relationships happen when we judge someone else’s taste or recognize through their appreciations a kindred spirit? How is taste learned and taught? Our...(read more)

Weiner, Joshua J


Reading and Composition:
Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: Representations of Numbers in 19th-Century Literature

MW 4-5:30

“In this life we want nothing but Facts, sir, nothing but Facts,” Thomas Gradgrind infamously insists in Charles Dickens’ novel Hard Times. “Facts” accumulated in the 19th century as never before. ...(read more)

Kolb, Margaret


Reading and Composition:
Big Novels

TTh 8-9:30

Around the mid-nineteenth century, novels--like the British populace that wrote them--began to increase in size. Those peculiar and numerous Victorians were as famous for their queen as they were for their massive, unwieldy novels. In this class, ...(read more)

Ling, Jessica


Reading and Composition:
note new topic: Autobiography

MWF 12-1

James Frey’s memoir A Million Little Pieces, which chronicled the author’s horrific past, created a sensation among readers for its gripping treatment of addiction. But the book caused a far greater sensation when The Smoking ...(read more)

Beck, Rachel


Reading and Composition:
Special Friends

TTh 11-12:30

This course will examine theories and depictions of friendship in a variety of philosophical and literary texts. What makes for a good friend? What circumstances are necessary for friendship to exist? What responsibilities does a friend have to an...(read more)

Shelley, Jonathan


Reading and Composition:
"Work Hard, Play Hard": Work, Leisure, the Victorians and Us

TTh 12:30-2

Work hard, play hard: it's the Berkeley way of life. 

But why do we work so hard? To get a job? To make money? To earn some leisure time? To give our lives meaning? We can shed light on all of these questions and many possible answ...(read more)

Larner-Lewis, Jonathan


Reading and Composition:
Adventures of the Unheroic: A Hero’s Journey in Fourteenth-Century Poetry

TTh 2-3:30

Narrow escapes, displays of prowess, and confrontations that end in triumph tend to typify the heroic in popular culture, whether in action films or graphic novels.  Although some contributions to these genres may at times complicate this por...(read more)

Crosson, Chad Gregory


Reading and Composition:
Aspiring Minds and Expelling Bodies: A Brief Survey of Satire

TTh 3:30-5

As the first course in the Reading and Composition series, this class will work to develop your ability to read and write critically. To that end, this class requires that you write several short essays of increasing length and sophistication as w...(read more)

Jeziorek, Alek M


Reading and Composition:
Eros in Shakespeare

TTh 5-6:30

In this course we will read some of Shakespeare’s works and look at the aesthetics of Eros. We will read Shakespeare with an eye toward how Eros is represented: as a figure (the god of love), as “love” in the most spiritual sense...(read more)

Castillo, Carmen


Reading and Composition:
What Is Enlightenment?

MWF 9-10

What constitutes cultural progress? How do we value the potential of a life and a mind? This course will explore some of the complicated legacies of the European Enlightenment. To begin, we will survey ways in which the Enlightenment remains both ...(read more)

Mangin, Sarah


Reading and Composition:
The Poetry of the Past

MWF 9-10

The objects of study in this course are ancient, medieval, and early modern poems that not only describe past events, but in doing so also formulate specific and often surprising conceptions of the past through the manipulation of poetic form.&nbs...(read more)

Garcia, Marcos Albert


Reading and Composition:
Representative Men

MWF 10-11

This class, which takes its title from a series of lectures by Ralph Waldo Emerson, will examine one of the most basic questions of literature—about whom should we write?—and consider the ways in which this seemingly simple question is...(read more)

Dumont, Alex


Reading and Composition:
“It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I feel fine)”

MWF 11-12

“But the age of chivalry is gone—That of sophisters, oeconomists, and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished for ever,” laments the political thinker Edmund Burke upon seeing Marie-Antoinette’s h...(read more)

Lee, Sookyoung (Soo)


Reading and Composition:

MWF 11-12

This course will ask its students to take up a strangely double task: to practice how to craft an argument—how to take a position in writing—while spending time reflecting on what it means to be, and to remain, undecided.  

...(read more)

Ty, Michelle


Reading and Composition:
Early American Literature - Pessimism and Unease

MWF 12-1

This course will concentrate on American works written in the decades following the outbreak of the Revolutionary War.  We will be focusing on the work of authors who express unease, pessimism and even anger about the newly created United Sta...(read more)

Junkerman, Nicholas


Reading and Composition:
The English of France

MWF 12-1

To say that the English have a complicated relationship to their French neighbors is probably a bit of an understatement.  There has historically been a great deal of political cooperation between these two nations, but there has been a great...(read more)

Perry, R. D.


Reading and Composition:
Ethnicizing America

MWF 12-1

Why are we a “nation of immigrants”? What does it mean to possess “the audacity of hope”? How are we “post-race” but not post-ethnicity? This course examines the mythos of America through (mostly) contemporary l...(read more)

Xiang, Sunny


Reading and Composition:
This is Not Real.

MWF 2-3

This is a course about a strange, perhaps essentially aesthetic form of experience. From daydreamers and romantics to addicts and the insane, these works confront us with figures whose experiences put in question any...(read more)
Creasy, CFS


Reading and Composition:
The Sonic Artifact

MWF 2-3

“How canst thou hear / Who knowest not the language of the dead?” This is the question Earth has for Prometheus in Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound. Prometheus, inhabitant of the mortal world and not yet dead, s...(read more)

Le, Serena


Reading and Composition:
Asian American Speculative Realism

MWF 2-3

Asian American literature hasn’t always gotten along with realism. As a literature read through the lens of ethnicity, it is saddled with the responsibility of realistically portraying ethnicity. Is Asian American realism therefore ultimatel...(read more)

Fan, Christopher Tzechung


Reading and Composition:
Difficult Literature

MWF 3-4

“Poets in our civilization, as it exists at present, must be difficult.” Or so thought T.S. Eliot in 1921. Whether poets must be difficult is an open question, but the fact is that a lot of what we call literature is ...(read more)

Taylor, Bradford Alden


Reading and Composition:
Revelation and Revision

MW 4-5:30

“… now with the scales dropped from his eyes…”

-       Herman Melville, “Benito Cereno”

As an R&C course, this R1B co...(read more)

O'Connor, Megan


Reading and Composition:
Revolution and Counter-Revolution in the Long 20th Century

TTh 8-9:30

Hannah Arendt once claimed that the modern concept of revolution involves a sometimes mistaken sense of history beginning anew. For Arendt, this notion of a new day, of  “an entirely new story, a story never known or told before” ...(read more)

Richards, Jill


Reading and Composition:
“So this is Dyoublong?”: Reading Modern Ireland

TTh 9:30-11

James Joyce claimed in a 1907 lecture that “No one who has any self-respect stays in Ireland, but flees afar as though from a country that has undergone the visitation of an angered Jove.” Literary critic Declan Kiberd writes that the ...(read more)

Tazudeen, Rasheed


Reading and Composition:
Creation and Creativity

TTh 11-12:30

“It is only good for God to create without toil; that which man can create without toil is worthless.” – John Ruskin

Creativity was not always a concept applied to the human potential to conceive of something original, to ...(read more)

Saltzman, Benjamin A.


Reading and Composition:
The Parallel Discourses of Sex and Race: The Problems of Othering Sexuality

TTh 12:30-2

James Baldwin once said, “The sexual question and the racial question have always been entwined, you know.  If Americans can mature on the level of racism, then they have to mature on the level of sexuality.” This course will be i...(read more)

Seeger, Andrea Yolande


Reading and Composition:
U.S. Latina/o Literature and Culture

TTh 2-3:30

This course will move toward a collaborative writing practice through in-class presentations designed to create a shared responsibility for understanding the reading, peer-editing, and group office hours. We will also learn the various stages of t...(read more)

Maese-Cohen, Marcelle


Reading and Composition:
A Poetic Education in the American Grain

TTh 3:30-5

Why is there education, there is education because the two tables which are folding are not tied together with a ribbon, string is used and string being used there is a necessity for another one and another one not bein...(read more)

Miller, Christopher Patrick


Reading and Composition:
Bad Writing

TTh 5-6:30

This course asks students to become better writers by thinking – and writing – about why we call certain kinds of writing “bad” and other kinds “good.” Specifically, we’ll ask what writers, critics, and, y...(read more)

Mansouri, Leila


Reading and Composition:
Thinking Through Poetry

TTh 5-6:30

"Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world."
"Poetry makes nothing happen."

Behind Percy Bysshe Shelley's exalted claim for poetry's shaping influence on the outside world and W.H. Auden's s...(read more)

Lee, Richard Z
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Introduction to the Writing of Verse

TTh 2-3:30


Green Buddhas

On the fruit stand.

We eat the smile

And spit out the teeth.

--Charles Simic

Poetry’s hardy stuff. It doesn’t have to be sacred. In this course we’re g...(read more)

Loofbourow, Lili
Loofbourow, Liliana


Literature in English: Through Milton

MW 10-11 + discussion sections F 10-11

Edmund Spenser admired and imitated Geoffrey Chaucer; John Milton admired and imitated both Chaucer and Spenser. This kind of admiration and imitation constitutes “literary tradition.” Early modern English authors looked not only to na...(read more)

Nelson, Alan H.


Literature in English: Through Milton

MW 1-2 + discussion sections F 1-2

This course will introduce students to Chaucer, Spenser, Marlowe, Donne, and Milton; to literary history as a mode of inquiry;  and to the analysis of the way literature makes meaning, produces emotional experience, and shapes the way human b...(read more)

Arnold, Oliver


Literature in English: Late-17th Through Mid-19th Centuries

MW 12-1+ discussion sections F 12-1

Readings in English, Scottish, Irish and North American prose narrative and poetry from 1688 through 1848: a century and a half that sees the formation of a new, multinational British state with the political incorporation of Scotland and then...(read more)

Duncan, Ian


Literature in English: Late-17th Through Mid-19th Centuries

MW 3-4 + discussion sections F 3-4

I will lecture on the cataclysmic rise of bourgeois modernity as it registers in English and American literature during the period 1660-1860. I will emphasize the mixture of euphoria, wonder, deprivation and anxiety that this transformation provok...(read more)

Breitwieser, Mitchell


Literature in English: Mid-19th Through the 20th Century

MW 9-10 + discussion sections F 9-10

This course provides an overview of the many literary innovations now grouped under the term “modernism,” as well as their relations to the historical and social disruptions associated with the term “modernity.”  After...(read more)

Lee, Steven S.


Literature in English: Mid-19th Through the 20th Century

MW 2-3 + discussion sections F 2-3

This course examines radical changes and unexpected continuities in literature in English from 1850 to (almost) the present.  We will read poetry and fiction from Britain, Ireland, North America and Africa in order to explore a range of liter...(read more)

Flynn, Catherine


Sophomore Seminar:
Woody Allen

W 2-5

We will examine the films and writings of Woody Allen in terms of themes, narration, comic and visual inventiveness and ideology.  The course will also include a consideration of cultural contexts and events at Cal Performances and the Pacifi...(read more)

Bader, Julia
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Topics in the English Language:
Meters of English Poetry

MWF 1-2

This course is an introduction to the major meters of the English poetic tradition from a linguistic perspective. Beginning with the iambic pentameter of Shakespeare's Sonnets, we will explore its defining constraints on stress, sylla...(read more)

Hanson, Kristin


English Drama from 1603 to 1700

TTh 11-12:30

This course will be a survey of some of the best seventeenth-century English drama. We will focus on the plays as plays – as series of actions upon the minds of audiences – and on ones first performed between 1603 and 1642, when the th...(read more)

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Shakespeare after 1600

MW 3-4 + discussion sections F 3-4

We will read ten or eleven plays from the later half of Shakespeare's career (which covers the late "problem" comedies, the major tragedies, and the tragicomedies). Taking our cue from the plays' self-consciousness of their mediu...(read more)

Landreth, David



TTh 12:30-2

Shakespeare wrote a vast number of extraordinary plays.  We'll consider the range of these plays and why this range was important to him.  We'll also explore how the variety of plays in which he wrote affected Shakespeare's r...(read more)

Knapp, Jeffrey


Literature of the Restoration and the Early 18th Century

TTh 12:30-2

We will explore the relationship between literature and everyday life in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Areas of emphasis include popular periodical literature (England's first advice column, the first "women's m...(read more)

Picciotto, Joanna M


Literature of the Later 18th Century

TTh 2-3:30

Late-eighteenth-century writing shaped many of the forms and institutions of literature we now take for granted. Fiction writers worked to establish the genre—and—legitimate as worthy reading—what we now call novels, while others...(read more)

Sorensen, Janet


The Victorian Period

TTh 2-3:30

This course is designed to be a wide-ranging survey of some of the best imaginative writing in English from the so-called “Victorian” period (roughly, 1837-1901), as well as an introduction, though only incidentally, to the historical ...(read more)

Jordan, Joseph P


The English Novel (Defoe through Scott)

TTh 3:30-5

A survey of early fiction, much of which pretended to be anything but. Most of it, published anonymously, purported to be a true "History," "Expedition," or the like, about "Things as They Are." We will consider at th...(read more)

Starr, George A.


The English Novel (Dickens through Conrad)

TTh 11-12:30

What do novels do? How do they 'think'? How do they change the ways in which we perceive fictional and real worlds? Why does the novel come to dominate the literary scene so thoroughly in the Victorian period and into the twentieth century...(read more)

Eichenlaub, Justin
Eichenlaub, Justin


The 20th-Century Novel

TTh 9:30-11

This course is a genera...(read more)

Jones, Donna V.


Modern Poetry

MWF 12-1

This course will survey major work and significant stylistic innovations in a variety of poets.  Major figures incude William Butler Yeats, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, T.S. Eliot and Wallace Stevens.  I...(read more)

Altieri, Charles F.


American Literature: 1800-1865

TTh 12:30-2

In Beneath the American Renaissance, David Reynolds argues that “delving beneath the American Renaissance occurs in two senses: analysis of the process by which hitherto neglected popular modes and stereotypes were imported into lit...(read more)

McQuade, Donald


American Literature: 1900-1945

TTh 12:30-2

This course traces the formal and thematic development of American literature from 1900 to 1945, focusing on innovations in literary forms as they engage with history, identity, race, class, and gender. A principle goal of this course is to bring ...(read more)

Speirs, Kenneth


American Novel

TTh 3:30-5

This course offers a survey of major American novels written in the years between the Civil War and the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement. Course requirements include two essays as well as midterm and final exams.

...(read more)
Carmody, Todd


Topics in African American Literature and Culture:
African Diaspora Literature: Conversations in Black

TTh 11-12:30

This course surveys 20th and 21st century texts by black writers in order to explore the making and meaning of African diaspora literature. Through attention to writers' citational practices, including their references to music, religion, visu...(read more)

Ellis, Nadia


Literature of American Cultures:
Race and Ethnicity in Hollywood Cinema

TTh 3:30-5 + M 6-9 films

An introduction to critical thinking about race and ethnicity, focused on a select group of films produced in the United States over the twentieth century. Major themes include law and violence, kinship and miscegenation, captivity and rescue, pas...(read more)

Wagner, Bryan


Topics in Chicana/o Literature and Culture:
Chicano Art and Literature

TTh 12:30-2

We will survey Chicano/a literature, art and film from the Chicano/a Movement (1960s through the 1980s) through more recent political and aesthetic formations.

The class will open with study of  a particularly fertile period during whi...(read more)

Padilla, Genaro M.


Studies in World Literature in English:
What Is South African Literature?

TTh 2-3:30

‘What is South African Literature?’ is an introduction to a broad range of storytellers who make up the country’s literature from the colonial period to the present day. Students will be exposed to a variety of voices in English ...(read more)

Boniface Davies, Sheila
Boniface Davies, Sheila


Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, etc.) :
Writing Fiction, Drama, and Poetry

TTh 2-3:30

This course will introduce students to the study of creative writing – fiction, poetry, and drama.  Students will learn to talk critically about these genres and begin to feel comfortable and confident with their own writing of them.&nb...(read more)

Chandra, Melanie Abrams


Short Fiction

MW 1:30-3

A short fiction workshop.  Over the course of the semester, each student will write and revise two stories.  Each participant in the workshop will edit student-written stories, and will write a formal critique of each manuscript.  S...(read more)

Chandra, Vikram


Short Fiction

Tues. 3:30-6:30

This limited-enrollment workshop course will concentrate on the form, theory and practice of short fiction.

To be considered for admission to this class, please submit 10-12 photocopied pages of your fiction, along with an application f...(read more)

Mukherjee, Bharati


Short Fiction

Thurs. 3:30-6:30

A fiction workshop in which students will be expected to turn in material approximately every third week, to be edited and discussed in class.

Emphasis will be upon editing and revising. Quality rather than quantity is the ideal, but each s...(read more)

Oates, Joyce Carol



TTh 11-12:30

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of explorations in which you will try some of the fundamental options for writing poetry today (or any day)—aperture and closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence and line; short and lo...(read more)

Shoptaw, John


Prose Nonfiction:
Like & Love

Thurs. 3:30-6:30

An upper-division creative nonfiction writing workshop open to students from any department. Drawing on narrative strategies found in memoir, the diary, travel writing, and fiction, students will have work-shopped three literary nonfiction 5-10 pa...(read more)

Farber, Thomas


Poetry Translation Workshop

TTh 12:30-2

This is a workshop in the translation of poetry into English. Workshop members will develop a project and submit a translation a week (together with the original poem and a word-for-word version) and the work of the class will be for members to gi...(read more)

Hass, Robert L.


Special Topics:
Modern Latin American Fiction

MWF 12-1

The reading and writing assignments--linked with the lectures and class discussions--are intended to develop students’ ability to analyze, understand, and interpret six great masters of Latin American fiction (in English translations): Jorge...(read more)

Campion, John


Special Topics:
African American Literature from Reconstruction to Renaissance

TTh 9:30-11

This course offers an overview of African American literature from Reconstruction through the New Negro (or Harlem) Renaissance. Particular attention will be paid to questions of history, memory, and changing notions of modernity.

...(read more)
Carmody, Todd


Special Topics:
Readings for Fiction Writers

TTh 12:30-2

This course will focus on each novelist's invention of, or critique of, national identity myths in a time of national crisis.  Students will explore the intimate connection between choice of narrative strategy and construction of meaning....(read more)

Mukherjee, Bharati


Special Topics:
Infrastructuralism: Reading Setting in Literature and Film

TTh 3:30-5

In a film essay on the way movies depict Los Angeles, Thom Andersen raises a question that will form the basis for this course: “If we can appreciate documentaries for their dramatic qualities, perhaps we can appreciate fiction films for the...(read more)

Eichenlaub, Justin
Eichenlaub, Justin


ALL ENGLISH COURSES: Some courses are in such high demand that they will end up having wait lists on Tele-BEARS. If you end up having to put yourself on one for an English course, you can log on to Info-BEARS ( to check your advancing status on the wait list.

ENGLISH R1A AND R1B: Note that the book lists and course descriptions for individual sections of English R1A and R1B are posted on the web and also on the SOUTHERN-most bulletin board in the hall across from the English Department office (322 Wheeler Hall).

CHERNIN MENTORING PROGRAM:Would you like to get together with your peers to talk about literature and books? Are you wondering what to do with your English major once you graduate? Do you want to hear about the books that most influenced your English professors? Do you want expert advice about which courses to take? Would you like to see your favorite professors debating about a great work of literature? If so, please join the Chernin Mentoring Program!

The Chernin Mentoring Program fosters community in the English department and offers a space for “serious play”: small group discussions about ideas and texts, explorations of the many riches of the Berkeley campus, visits by department faculty and distinguished alumni, and one-on-one advice on courses and graduate programs from graduate students and professors.

Individual Chernin groups (each with about 14-20 students) meet every other week for one hour of “serious play.” On the off weeks, your graduate student mentor will hold office hours so that you can talk individually about issues important to you. Some of the small group meetings will be informal discussions of a range of literary issues, while others involve visits to places around campus (such as the Berkeley Art Museum and the Bancroft Library). On other weeks we will meet as a large group to hear from distinguished alumni, or to listen to Berkeley English professors talk about their own paths into literary study or debate key books in their field with other professors.

There are no essays, papers, exams, or outside reading for the Chernin Program, just lots of good discussion, valuable advice, and all sorts of “serious play.” Although this is not a traditional course, each participant will enroll in and earn one credit for an independent study (as English 98 or 198, on a Pass/NP basis). The program is not meant to offer extra help or tutoring on things like the mechanics of paper-writing or literary analysis; rather, it aims at providing a more relaxed and fun way to make the best of your Berkeley experience.

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP COURSES (English 43B, 143A, 143B, 143N, 143T, AND 243B): These are instructor-approved courses, and enrollment is limited. Only lower-division students should apply for 43B. Only upper-division students should apply for 143A, 143B, 143N, or 143T. Graduate students and (in exceptional cases) upper-division students may apply for 243B. In order to be considered for admission to any of these courses, you must submit a writing sample AND an application form to the corresponding instructor's mailbox in 322 Wheeler Hall BY 4 P.M., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, AT THE LATEST; consult the course description in this Announcement of Classes for the section you are applying to for details concerning the length and nature of the writing sample required, and get the application form from the racks outside the door to the English Department (322 Wheeler Hall). The instructors will review the writing samples and applications, and the class lists will be posted on the bulletin board in the hall directly across from the English Department office (322 Wheeler) on Thursday, November 1. Please come on or shortly after Thursday, November 1, to see if your name is on the class list for the section you applied to; please check in person, as this information is NOT available over the phone. ONLY STUDENTS ON THESE CLASS LISTS WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE CORRESPONDING CLASSES, AND EACH ADMITTED STUDENT WILL NEED TO OBTAIN HIS/HER CLASS ENTRY CODE (CEC) FROM THE INSTRUCTOR AT THE FIRST CLASS MEETING. NO ONE WILL THEREFORE BE ABLE TO ENROLL IN THESE PARTICULAR CLASSES ON TELE-BEARS BEFORE THE FIRST DAY THESE CLASSES MEET IN THE SPRING. ADMITTED STUDENTS WILL NEED TO LOG ON TO TELE-BEARS SOON AFTER CLASSES HAVE STARTED TO ACTUALLY ENROLL IN THESE COURSES.

ENGLISH 190 (RESEARCH SEMINAR): English 190 is intended for senior and junior English majors. Only already-declared fourth- and third-year majors may enroll directly on Tele-BEARS. Upper-division students who intend to major in English and have taken some courses that will count towards the major but who have not yet declared will need to put themselves on the wait list for the section of 190 they are interested in, and they will be admitted if and when there is space for them. Due to space limitations, students may enroll in or wait-list themselves for only one section of English 190. However, if it turns out that some sections still have room in them at or near the end of Phase II Tele-BEARS appointments, we may loosen the restrictions for admission to those sections.

ENGLISH H195B (HONORS COURSE): This course is open only to students who are enrolled in a Fall 2012 English H195A section. Your H195A instructor will give you a Class Entry Code (CEC) for H195B in class sometime in November.

DE-CAL CLASSES: All proposals for Spring 2013 DE-Cal courses must be submitted to the English Department Chair’s office (in 322 Wheeler Hall) BY 4:00 P.M., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25. Please note that individual faculty members may sponsor only one DE-Cal course per semester. Students wishing to offer a DE-Cal course must provide, to the English Department Chair’s office, the following for approval: 1) a completed COCI Special Studies Course Proposal Form, available on DE-Cal’s website at, for 98 and 198 classes. Students must download and complete this form and obtain the proposed faculty sponsor’s signature on it before submitting it, along with the other necessary paperwork; 2) a copy of the syllabus of the proposed course; 3) a copy of the course description, including the criteria for passing the course. A few days after the October 25 submission deadline, the students whose proposals have been approved will be notified that they need to see Laurie Kerr, in 322 Wheeler, in order to arrange for a classroom for their course and to work out a few other details before they deliver copies of their approved proposals to COCI and to the DE-Cal office.

INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSES: These are instructor-approved courses and require a written application, obtainable in 319 Wheeler. After you have received the instructor's signature on the form, you will need to return to 319 Wheeler to obtain a course control number before you can enroll in the course on Tele-BEARS. Often students will elect to wait until spring courses have started to apply for independent study courses.

UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN BECOMING WRITING TUTORS (ENGLISH 310): This is an instructor-approved course with limited enrollment. In order to be considered for admission, you must pick up an application for an interview at the Student Learning Center, Atrium, in the Cesar Chavez Student Center, during the fall semester through finals week or during the week before spring semester classes begin. No one may apply after Wednesday of the first week of classes. Students admitted to 310 will need to appear in person at the Student Learning Center, at the time the Learning Center specifies, in order to obtain the course control number and then enroll. See the course description in this Announcement of Classes under English 310 for more details.