English

The Department of English has provided information for students who plan to study abroad. Review your department’s responses to the Major Advising Questionnaires below, then contact the department directly with any additional questions.

 

Advising Resources

 

Study Abroad for English Majors (PDF)

Study Abroad Information on the English Website

English Advising Contact Information

 

Berkeley Programs Questionnaire

 

Does your department currently sponsor a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program?

No.

Do any courses offered on a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program currently satisfy requirements within your major?

No.

 

UCEAP Programs Questionnaire

 

What is the maximum amount of major credit given for courses taken during UCEAP? Is this maximum calculated by number of courses or by units of credit?

Our basic guideline is 1 summer course, 1-2 courses for a semester, and 2-4 courses for a year. Rarely, if ever will more than 4 courses be approved.

Does your department maintain a list of courses previously awarded credit on UCEAP and/or a list of pre-approved courses for UCEAP programs? How do students access this information?

No.

Does your department have a 4-year or 2-year plan available to students that incorporates semester or year-length study abroad? How do students access this information?

No.

What is the process in your department to have courses evaluated? What materials must be submitted? What is the timeframe for response?

A Faculty Undergraduate Adviser determines credit toward the major for coursework completed on UCEAP on a case-by-case basis. Students must meet with a faculty adviser once they return to UCB and provide documentation (e.g., course descriptions, syllabi, completed exams, papers, and other written work) to demonstrate that the education abroad course is comparable in coverage, rigor, and substance to a UCB upper-division course. Students are welcome to meet with an Adviser prior to departure to receive advising and guidance on potential courses.

Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?

Yes.

Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?

No.

Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?

No.

If you represent a department which teaches foreign language, does your department award major credit for the courses taken during the Intensive Language Program (ILP) portion of the UCEAP program?

N/A

Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?

Yes, the Undergraduate Major Adviser.

Does your department place Academic holds on declared majors prior to each registration period? If yes, what is your departmental policy on releasing advising holds for students currently abroad on UCEAP (e.g. is advising possible via email, skype, etc.)?

No.

Do you have any department specific advice for students participating on a UCEAP program in their last term at Berkeley?

Students spending their final year abroad should try to finish their major requirements before they go abroad. If they still need courses taken abroad to complete their major requirements, they should email the Undergraduate Major Adviser with course information once they arrive at their program and begin attending class.

 

Independent Programs Questionnaire

 

Have any Independent programs been approved by your department and the Study Abroad Advisory board for credit in the major?

No.

Are there any pre-approved courses for your major from other UC summer abroad programs (UCLA, UCD, etc.)?

No.

What is the process to have a course from an Independent study abroad program evaluated for your major?
A Faculty Undergraduate Adviser determines credit toward the major for coursework completed through independent study abroad programs on a case-by-case basis. Students must meet with Faculty Undergraduate Adviser once they return to UCB and provide documentation (e.g., course descriptions, syllabi, completed exams, papers, and other written work) to demonstrate that the education abroad course is comparable in coverage, rigor, and substance to a UCB upper-division course. Although the Faculty Major Adviser determines the number of courses approved for use towards the major, the College of Letters and Science makes the final determination on the transferability of any courses taken on an independent study abroad program.