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Your Advisor

Your relationship with your faculty advisor is an important component of pursuing the English major. Your advisor can be one of your best resources for selecting courses, concentrations, and even second majors.

When you declare the major, you and the Undergraduate Chair or Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies will agree upon a faculty advisor. Whenever possible, your advisor will be a professor who knows your work and specializes in the area of literary study that interests you most. You may wish to consult the Index of Majors' Faculty Advisors to find a faculty member who seems particularly congenial to you.

Keep in regular contact with your advisor. You should meet at least during every pre-registration period. Your advisor will guide you in your course choices, and you might also find your advisor to have excellent and even creative ideas about courses outside the department that are perfect for your interests.

If at anytime you wish to change your advisor, drop in to talk to the Undergraduate Chair or the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies.