In cooperation with the UH Study Abroad Center, the English Department co-sponsors a Fall and a Spring Semester in London. An English Department faculty member usually accompanies the students and teaches courses that satisfy UH English major or minor requirements at Roehampton University in West London. These classes enhance the students’ understanding of the cultural, artistic, and political environment of Great Britain. Qualified students may also take other courses that satisfy UH requirements from Roehampton University’s curriculum.
The Semester in London program is both an academic opportunity to get closer to the roots of British literature and history as well as an excellent chance to experience daily life as the resident of a great European capital, with all its sights and events. And the travel opportunities are marvelous! For information about course offerings, costs, and procedures for applying, see the Study Abroad Center website.
Achievement Scholarships and Other Financial Aid
A limited number of scholarship funds are available for each academic year; these awards are highly competitive and are based solely on academic merit. Awards are distributed to English majors in increments of $1000. Priority criteria include:
- Completion of 9 upper-division credits in English at UH Mānoa
- 3.70 cumulative UHM GPA
- 3.70 cumulative English GPA
Students do not apply for the awards — the Department identifies and contacts the recipients.
The University also offers a variety of scholarships. Interested students should visit the Scholarship Opportunities website for more information.
As part of our first-year composition program, several sections of ENG 100 are offered as tutored sections, in which tutors provide assistance for those students who wish to receive additional help with their writing inside and outside of class. Tutors are drawn by teachers’ recommendations; they are advanced undergraduates who learn how to tutor by enrolling in ENG 405 and they receive a modest stipend. Tutoring is invaluable practice for any student who anticipates teaching writing. For more details, contact the Director of Composition (KUY 711).
See the current ENG 495 Course Description for detailed guidelines and a list of possible host organizations.
Counseling and Career Opportunities
Faculty members are good resources for students interested in exploring the possibilities of different career paths, be they education, graduate school in English, or other professions like law, medicine, or business. The Mānoa Career Center is a helpful starting place for career opportunities and guidance.