Classes

If you have questions or issues with class enrollment, please email english_enrollment@berkeley.edu

  • Berkeley Connect in English is a one-unit mentorship and discussion course which aims to foster community in the English Department by offering 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. For more information, please see the Berkeley Connect in English website. 

DeCal Courses in the English Department

Please consult the DeCal website for information and instructions.

Students interested in leading a DeCal course in Spring 2023 must submit their application for review by Friday, October 28th, 2022. For planning purposes, please note that the proposal consists of

  • A completed Course Proposal Form
  • A syllabus
  • A letter of support from a member of the English Department faculty

 

  • Students may receive credit for working on individual projects via Independent Study/Directed Reading under the direction of a faculty member. Undergraduate Students: after you find a faculty sponsor for an independent study, please complete and submit the Application for Independent Study.  Graduate Students: after you find a faculty member with whom you will be working, please submit the Application for Directed Reading/Independent Study. Students will be emailed a class number to enroll in the course.

Members of the public may audit classes only through Concurrent Enrollment with the new no-credit option administered by UC Extension, i.e. auditing classes free of charge is no longer possible. Like for-credit enrollment, no-credit enrollment in a course is dependent on seats available and is at the discretion of the instructor. It also requires the approval of the department chair.

If you are interested in auditing an English Department course, please follow instructions on this page under "Concurrent Enrollment Instructions."

For students enrolled in the no-credit option, course grades and a UC Berkeley transcript will not be issued. These enrollees are expected to be “silent auditors,” though they may take part in discussions with the permission of the instructor. They may take exams and write papers, but their work will not be graded. Students who enroll for no credit will receive a marker of "NC" on their official UC Berkeley Extension transcript.