English 198

Wheeler Connect: A Mentoring Program for Visiting Students

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
9 Fall 2019 Tamarkin, Elisa
Wednesday 6-7 p.m. 301 Wheeler Hall


Wheeler Connect is designed to integrate visiting students into the life of Wheeler Hall, home of the English Department. Wheeler Connect is led by an advanced Ph.D. student, who will hold weekly office hours reserved exclusively for program participants and meet with students for six group discussions on a wide variety of topics ("Why study literature?"; "Essay-writing, American Style,"; "Graduate Studies in the United States"). The Wheeler Connect group will go on two field trips, which might include a visit to the The Pacific Film Archive, the Berkeley Repertory Theater, the Berkeley Botanical Garden, or the Lawrence Hall of Science. The Wheeler Connect group will also attend one event hosted by one of the English Department's undergraduate student associations.

There are no reading or writing assignments for Wheeler Connect. Students in Wheeler Connect receive 1 unit of credit.

The six group meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in 301 Wheeler Hall. The first meeting will be on August 28. Wheeler Connect is open to students taking at least one other course in the English Department. To participate in Wheeler Connect, please submit a concurrent enrollment application for English 198 Section 9 (class number 21701); please select 1 unit. If you have questions about Wheeler Connect, please contact professor Elisa Tamarkin (tamarkin@berkeley.edu), the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of English.

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