English Advising via Zoom
All CUNY students, faculty, and staff have access to free CUNY Zoom accounts - set up yours at https://cuny.zoom.us/ (using email@example.com address, where ## = last two digits of EMPLID).
For one-on-one advising with a faculty member, please ZOOM with us on the days/times listed below. Zoom advising hours are drop-in hours, with no need for appointments, and are meant for reviewing your transcript, checking in on how your semester is going, planning for the summer and fall, and obtaining course permissions for courses you need to graduate. Thanks for patience when you're in the Waiting Room!
|ENGLISH DEPARTMENT ADVISING SCHEDULE - SUMMER / FALL 2021|
We try our best to respond to permissions/requests at firstname.lastname@example.org within 48 hours during regular (Fall and Spring) semesters. During Winter and Summer Sessions, we respond on CDAD days.
ENGLISH ADVISORS ARE ON ZOOM!
During our advisement hours, click on this link and an advisor will meet with you:
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82416930030?pwd=VHgwU3p4Rzh1aVZUdFNRWXp4Q3lPUT09
Meeting ID: 824 1693 0030
One tap mobile: +19292056099,,82416930030#,,,,*489851# US (New York)
REGULAR ADVISEMENT HOURS - SPRING REGISTRATION 2021:
MONDAYS 7:00-9:30PM (MANEY)
TUESDAYS 11:00AM-12:00PM (KANNAN)
TUESDAYS 2:00-4:30PM (WALIA and DURHAM)
TUESDAYS 4:30-5:30PM (AMEND and CAPRIOLI)
WEDNESDAYS 10:00AM-12:30PM (CASTILLO PLANAS)
WEDNESDAYS 1:00-3:30PM (HSU and EURE)
THURSDAYS 11:00AM-12:00PM (KANNAN and CAPRIOLI)
THURSDAYS 12:00-1:30PM (O'BOY)
THURSDAYS 1:30-2:30PM (AMEND)
THURSDAYS 4:00-6:00PM (MCELLIGOTT)
ENGLISH HONORS PROGRAM (EHP) ADVISING:
TUESDAYS 10:00-11:00AM & BY APPOINTMENT (MOY)
ENGLISH GRADUATE ADVISING:
THURSDAYS 5:00-6:00PM & BY APPOINTMENT (PETTIPIECE)
ADVISING CONTACT INFORMATION:
Course Schedules & Descriptions
We are tremendously excited to be launching our new English curriculum, which decenters European-based Literature courses while foregrounding courses that reflect the diversity and complexity of our literary and cultural traditions - and which also features newly configured specializations in Creative Writing and Professional Writing. Thanks for your patience as we transition from our old curriculum/major to our new one. Our advisors are on hand EITHER to help you finish out the old curriculum, if you choose to remain with it (as rising seniors may choose to do) OR to (re)declare your major in the new curriculum (as rising juniors may choose to do). We've done our best to provide courses for both degree options. Our advisors are available for one-on-one sessions to help you complete your BA in as smooth and timely a way as possible.
- Click here to obtain SUMMER 2021 Course Schedule and FALL 2021 Course Schedule.
- Click here for At-A-Glance Information about the the new English BA, all English courses (ENG and ENW), and a chart comparing old and new English requirements.
- Click here for NEW English Major worksheets (Literature, Creative Writing, Professional Writing) for the NEW English BA. Click here for OLD English Major Worksheets(Literature, Creative Writing, Professional Writing) for the OLD English BA.
- Click here for Fall 2021 English Graduate courses. (Open with approval to undegraduates with 90+ credits and 3.5+ GPA for BA/MA degree credit.)
- Click here for English GRADUATE Worksheets for Literature, Writing and Rhetoric, and Creative Writing tracks.
For permissions, email your name, EMPLID, and course-requests to email@example.com. (EHP students should email the EHP Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Graduate students should email the MA Director at email@example.com. See below for full English Advising information.)
To register for courses (once you have permissions), log into CUNYfirst (and ScheduleBuilder) and search for courses in English literature (ENG) and English writing (ENW).
English majors and minors are encouraged to take HUM 470 to get academic credit for an internship while burnishing their pre-professional knowledge and skills and planning for the next step in their professional or academic career. For guidance and permissions, contact City and Humanities Director Joseph McElligott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
English Advising - General Information
Permission is not advising! You must meet with an advisor one-on-one in video-conference to discussion Transcript Reviews, iDeclaration of Major or Minors, Transfer Credit Evaluations, Program Planning and Major Worksheets, Graduation Audits, Signatures, and General Advising needs. Be prepared! Have your EMPLID ready. If you are seeking transcript evaluation, have course descriptions on hand.
Waitlists, Open Seats, and (No) Overtallies: Prior to the start of classes each term, waitlisted students are added to courses in order as seats become available. Once classes begin, waitlists end and students may register only for courses with available seats. Keep your eye open for emerging seats on CUNYfirst during Late Registration! The English Department does not do overtallies.
English Advising provides advisement and permissions for English Majors and Minors, Professional Communications Minors, English Graduate Studies, and all students taking Lehman English courses. (Students seeking advisement and permissions for FYI Composition courses should direct inquiries to email@example.com.)
Most of our ENG/ENW 100/200-level courses meet General Education and/or Writing Intensive requirements. Students who take a 200-level ENG or ENW course need only three more courses to complete an English Minor in Literature, Creative Writing, or Professional Writing. Several departments outside English require majors to take a 300-level literature or a creative/professional writing course in the English Department.
Several of our professional writing courses, including ENW 300, ENW 305, ENW 307, ENW 345, ENW 318, and ENW 320, are required for majors in other departments. Students who take ENW 201 (Writing Essentials) or ENW 217 (Editing Essentials) + one ENW course related to their major are already halfway to a Minor in Professional Communications.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Why do "Companies Scoop Up English Majors" - Wall Street Journal?
- What is the English Honors Program (EHP) and how can I apply?
- How will Lehman's English M.A. Program prepare me to become a professional or technial writer, teacher or college professor, or novelist or poet?
- What skills and knowledge does Lehman English aim to have students acquire, develop, and master?
- What online guides does Lief Library provide for English students?
- What resources does Lehman provide for experiential learning and career exploration?
- How do I ask professors for a recommendation letter?
- How do I write a personal statement (for an internship, graduate program, scholarship, or job)?