Orientation Page for New Students!

Welcome Aggies!

We are thrilled to welcome you to the UC Davis English Department. We have created this page as a first stop on your journey to learning more about the fun, rewarding and flexible lives of English Majors, and we very much hope you find it helpful.
 
The guides and videos included below should help you absorb vital information for English Majors, but please remember they are intended as supplements to your experiences and are not replacements for personal advice. Please make sure to talk to your major advisors  Brandy or Francis before taking any important actions. We are thrilled to help you and look forward to supporting you on your journey!
 

Welcome Videos!

A Welcome Video for New Students!

 

 

A Special Welcome for International Students!

 

 

 

Guides, Worksheets & Videos for New Freshman

An Overview of Your Graduation Requirements as a Whole

The below video is a supplement for helping English majors understand how they will reach graduation. For  authoritative and official assessment of your remaining Graduation Requirements, please make an appointment with the advisors at the Letter's and Sciences Dean's Office.

 

 

 

GE navigation for English Majors

The below video is a supplement for helping English majors understand how completion of GE's will fit together with their major requirements. For authoritative and official assessment of your remaining GE's, please make an appointment with the advisors at the Letter's and Sciences Dean's Office.

 

 

 

Major Requirements Guide

Please go to this link to see our comprehensive Major Requirements Guide, which includes easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, a video and downloadable worksheet.

Entry Level Writing Requirements

The below video is a supplement for helping English majors understand how completion of ELWR fits into their major requirements. However, all students should be aware that the English Department is not "in charge" of any of the campus writing requirements. For authoritative and official advising about ELWR or other writing requirements, please make an appointment with the advisors at the Letter's and Sciences Dean's Office. You may also reference the Entry Level Writing team.

 

 

 

Creative Writing Videos

Please go to the Creative Writing application page where we have a fantastic video series explaining: how creative writing classes work at Davis, which one's are open to all students, which one's require application, and how one may complete the Creative Writing emphasis for the major.  

Note: students interested in doing the Creative Writing emphasis for the major - please make sure to review the Major Requirements Guide Video as well.

A worksheet for new Freshman

Freshmen Recommended First Quarter Schedule

A Link to the VIDEO FAQ

Please click here to view or VIDEO FAQ library (which includes all the videos on this page and more). This is a collection of all kinds of information about being an English Major, ranging from how to make an appointment to what it means to take a class on a "Pass/No Pass" basis.

As always, please remember that these videos are a supplement to advising and are not meant to replace live conversation with advisors. With that said, please contact us anytime with questions or concerns :)

 

Guides, Worksheets and Videos For New Transfers

An Overview of Your Graduation Requirements as a Whole

The below video is a supplement for helping English majors understand how they will reach graduation. For  authoritative and official assessment of your remaining Graduation Requirements, please make an appointment with the advisors at the Letter's and Sciences Dean's Office.

 

 

Some Vital Info about IGETC

The below video is a supplement for helping English majors understand how completion of IGETC will fit together with their other requirements. For authoritative and official assessment of your IGETC or GE situation, please make an appointment with the advisors at the Letter's and Sciences Dean's Office.

 

 

Major Requirements Guide

Please go to this link to see our comprehensive Major Requirements Guide, which includes easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, a video and downloadable worksheet.

 

A Worksheet for New Transfers
First Quarter schedule worksheet for new transfers
Creative Writing Videos

Please go to the Creative Writing application page where we have a fantastic video series explaining: how creative writing classes work at Davis, which one's are open to all students, which one's require application, and how one may complete the Creative Writing emphasis for the major.  

Note: students interested in doing the Creative Writing emphasis for the major - please make sure to review the Major Requirements Guide Video as well.

A Link to the VIDEO FAQ

Please click here to view or VIDEO FAQ library (which includes all the videos on this page and more). This is a collection of all kinds of information about being an English Major, ranging from how to make an appointment to what it means to take a class on a "Pass/No Pass" basis.

As always, please remember that these videos are a supplement to advising and are not meant to replace live conversation with advisors. With that said, please contact us anytime with questions or concerns :)