Ucla English Literature Requirements

Students at any stage of the program may take courses for S/U grading, but these courses cannot be used to meet graduation requirements. The work required to achieve a “satisfactory” grade must be agreed in advance with the course instructor. Themes of literature, circa 1850 – today; Research Component English 179R/Prof. Jaurretche The English Reading Room is a library in the English Department that houses nearly 30,000 volumes of books and periodicals from the fields of British and American literature, as well as references and interdisciplinary sources needed to support these areas of study. Basic language reading skills can be acquired in one of the following ways: (1) by passing a special reading exam offered by the English Department or certain language departments at UCLA; (2) by successfully completing the elementary language course offered by different language departments, e.g. Spanish 3, Japanese 3, Persian 1C or by passing a higher language course that requires a basic course as a prerequisite; (3) by successfully completing the intensive summer course offered by different language departments, e.g. Arabic 8, French 8 or Latin 16; (4) passing with a letter grade of B or higher English 211, Old English; (5) by passing an advanced or higher course in literature (not translation) of the language by passing with a letter grade of B or higher. Students may request that previous courses be considered as satisfying the requirement, but work completed more than two years prior to entry into the program will not be accepted. THE 20/21 WORKING GROUP is a doctoral and faculty reading/work group focused on texts and topics from the 20th and 21st centuries.

The group meets several times a quarter to share work in progress and discuss concerns related to post-1900 research. For more information, please contact 2021english@gmail.com. Foreign language and foreign literature courses in translation courses can be completed on a passport/no pass assessment basis. THE QUEER STUDIES READING GROUP welcomes all PhD students and lecturers to informal discussions on books, articles and work-in-progress related to literature, culture and queer theory in history and the world. Contact Kersti Francis, Emma Spies and/or Emma Ridder for more information. The Medieval and Early Modern Era Students Association (MEMSA) is an organisation dedicated to supporting medieval and early modern graduate students in their academic and professional development by providing a community of researchers where they can share their research, teaching and job search experiences. Scientific activities include methodological workshops, targeted reading groups, lectures, round tables and mock exams designed to support doctoral students in exam preparation, research and professional life. We work with a variety of other organizations on campus to foster interdisciplinary dialogue and a strong community of emerging researchers. For more information, please memsa.ucla@gmail.com.

For up-to-date information on our upcoming events, please join our OrgSync group (accessible via the link “Campus Life -> Student Organizations” under my.ucla.edu). UCLA Library Department of Special Collections The strengths of the special collections lie primarily in British and American literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collections from 1750 to 1900 were built around the Michael Sadleir collection of nineteenth-century British fiction, which today has nearly 18,000 volumes and is considered the best in the world. Women writers of this period are well represented, and American writers who published simultaneously in England – such as Melville – can also be found in the collection. The Sadleir Collection includes another world-class collection: British and American children`s books, whose strength lies above all in the period up to 1840. The subject line of your message should be your last name followed by the course number (example: frost 136.1) and sent to rwilson@english.ucla.edu ET creativewriting@english.ucla.edu. The following courses each meet part of the “one-year English requirement” for most technical health science schools. In addition, many of these courses also meet the requirements of the College of Letters & Science Writing II or L&S General Education.

Part I examinations must be taken no later than the end of the third year of study, preferably earlier. Students must meet the language requirements and not have any outstanding incompleteness before the exam can take place. Normally, the exam takes place after the 14-course requirement is met, but in certain circumstances it may take place before all course requirements are met, provided the student has met at least one language requirement at the time of the exam, there are no more than two required courses, and there are no outstanding incompleteness. Please note that these courses meet the main requirements for English only as electives and cannot be applied to historical, general or seminar requirements. If you are sending submissions by email, please include your last name, course and section number in the subject line (example: Garcia 137.1). Submissions should be emailed to jtorres7@ucla.edu and creativewriting@english.ucla.edu. YOUR APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY EMAIL AND INCLUDE “137.1” IN THE SUBJECT LINE. YOUR MESSAGE MAY NOT READ IF YOU OMIT THIS TAG IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

Students must be members of their examination board before the winter term of their second year. They must complete their reading lists no later than the fall term of the third year and take the exam no later than the spring term of their third year. In the event of extenuating circumstances that delay the formation of a Part I examination committee, students must submit a petition to the Vice-Chair to write their examination no later than one year after completing their term as a member of their Board of Examiners. Under the supervision of the committee, the student creates three reading lists, each consisting of about 30 primary texts (or equivalent works, as in the case of poems, short stories, essays, etc.) and 10 critical texts important to the development of the field, each list representing a coherent field of literary studies. At least two of these fields must be historical, in most cases chosen from currently recognized historical periods, and include a significant number of canonical works by important authors. The third exam topic may be an additional historical area (according to the same requirements as other historical lists), a specific topic (e.g., African-American literature, literary or critical theory, media studies), or a topic developed by the student. If the third domain is a specific theme or a newly developed theme, its list consists exclusively of works that are not included in either of the other two lists. All English and American literature and culture majors must have completed either (1) level five or equivalent in a foreign language or (2) level three or equivalent in a foreign language and two additional courses in foreign language or foreign literature, including foreign literature in translation (click here for a list of eligible courses). To complete a year of English, we recommend taking a literature course. a composition/explanatory writing course (writing programs and “W” courses included in this category); and a complementary course in literature or composition. The “W” provides an “intensive writing” note on your official transcript. Feel free to take more! Additional courses in composition and literature can both improve your application and improve your performance on exams such as the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), Dental Admissions Test (DAT), Optometry Admissions Test (OAT), etc.

*Note that L&S General Education requirements are new for students entering Fall 02 and beyond. Anyone who has joined BEFORE Fall 02 should follow the old GE structure. In addition, some courses will only respond to GE`s new structure and not the old one. For more information, please contact your academic consulting center listed below.* The Americanist Research Colloquium (ARC) is an intellectual meeting place for scholars interested in any field or period of American literature and culture. PhD students, teachers, post-docs and other visitors are cordially invited. The colloquium has met regularly since 2002 and usually meets once or twice a quarter on Thursday afternoons at 16:00 to discuss the ongoing work of its members and guests. The usual format is a pre-distributed document or draft chapter that is discussed (although we sometimes hold a formal discussion or convene a roundtable), followed by refreshments and socialization. ARC`s UCLA doctoral students now teach at some of the nation`s top universities and colleges.

The CRA is coordinated by Professor Christopher Looby and Professor Carrie Hyde. Charles E. The Young Research Library`s holdings for the study of British and American literature are extensive, beginning with comprehensive reference works, complete editions of major and secondary journals, and circulating copies of works by authors and poets included in the English department`s graduate program, as well as extensive collections of other writers beyond those covered by formal education. The Colloquium on Postcolonial Literature and Theory meets every two months to organize essay essays by faculty and graduate students, discuss current research in the field, and organize conferences and events on campus. Past events include lectures by Peter Hulme, NourbeSe Philp, Tiphanie Yanique, a lecture on “globalized islands”, film screenings by Anne Keala Kelly and a book presentation on Chamorro writings.