Each Career Guide highlights curriculum requirements, as well as skills and abilities that may be developed and applied through each course of study. To complement the academic information, a range of interesting occupational opportunities are listed as a starting point for considering how academic experiences may translate to professional work settings. The Career Guide series represents a collaborative effort between The Career Center and numerous academic units.
English Language and Literature Advising
Students are encouraged to discuss their academic program and related concerns with an English concentration advisor. Appointments are scheduled on the English Department's website under academic advising. For questions of immediate concern or general questions about the concentration, students may speak with the Undergraduate Administrator by phoning 734.764.6330 or by coming to 3187 Angell Hall.
Peer Advising Program
The English Undergraduate Office offers Peer Advising hours where students can come in and ask questions about the various programs, and declare their concentration while getting a student’s perspective on what it’s like to be an English concentrator. Check on the website or in the main office for their advising hours.
NELP is a University of Michigan academic program that takes place off campus during the Spring half-term. U-M faculty and other instructors teach the courses, and students earn regular U-M credit. The program takes place at Camp Wohelo on Sebago Lake in Maine. For six and a half weeks, 40 students and 13 U-M instructors live and work together closely, reading New England authors, writing, and exploring the New England countryside, its people, culture, and history.
Under the terms of the will of Avery Hopwood, a member of the Class of 1905, the annual income from a generous endowment fund is distributed in prizes for creative work in four fields: dramatic writing, fiction, poetry, and the essay. Competition is open to qualified students enrolled in any school or college of the University. Entrants must, however, be enrolled in a designated writing course elected through the Department of English Language and Literature, the Residential College, the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of Theatre and Drama, or the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures. The Hopwood Program also administers 20 other writing and prize competitions. For full information about the conditions of competition contact the Hopwood Program Associate, 1176 Angell Hall, 734.764.6296.
Student Organizations. English concentrators are encouraged to join the Undergraduate English Association (UEA). The group works closely with the Department in planning activities which serve to strengthen student affiliations with one another, the faculty, and the Department as a whole. Mass meetings are held within the first two weeks of each term. For further information contact the Undergraduate Office, located at 3187 Angell Hall.
Xylem is the Undergraduate English Association's annually published literary journal — a collection of the best prose, poetry and art by University of Michigan students. The journal not only exclusively features undergraduate work, but all aspects of publicity, production, and publication are entirely student-run.
Foreign/Non-Native Students of English The Department of English does not currently offer courses geared towards the instruction of non-native English speakers. For information on courses of this variety, please review the information under the English Language Institute English Language Institute
This handbook, written by members of the faculty and staff for prospective and declared majors in English, is designed to introduce you to the department we share. It outlines the prerequisites and requirements for graduating as an English major from this University. It provides ideas on how you might design your major. It introduces you to the broad, changing contours of the discipline of English language and literary studies, and it also helps you find your way through the paperwork that a large department like ours requires. This handbook also lists various services and special programs connected with the English Department. In short, we hope it contains everything you need to know about getting a degree with a major in English from the University of Michigan
- Undergraduate Application
- Academics & Requirements
- Academic Advising
- Faculty Listings
- Transfer Information
- Study Abroad
- Michigan Learning Communities
- International Internship Program
- Course Guide
- Your Student Experience
- For Graduate Students
- Sophomore Initiative