Advising

Questions?

If you have registration or major declaration questions, please contact our English Undergraduate Program Coordinator & Advisor: Elle Starr

Phone: 360-650-6846

Email: Elle.Starr@wwu.edu

Schedule a Zoom Advising Appointment 

Advising FAQ

Remember to use your Western email and include your W# if you email staff or faculty. Please review our FAQ to determine your next steps.

How to Declare an English Major

Step 1: Determine which English Major you want to Declare

The English Department offers five English Majors. Learn more about your options on our Majors page.  

Step 2: Complete the Major Prerequisites

The prerequisites for declaring an English major are:
1. 60 college credits completed (completed credits do not include credits in progress)
2. Satisfactory completion of English 202 - Writing About Literature or equivalent course with a C- or above grade.

Step 3: Declare with an Advisor

When you're ready to declare an English major, please contact the English Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Elle Starr. Office hours and Calendly links available below. 

Elle Starr

Undergraduate Advising: Office Hours

Stop by to declare an English major!

In person drop-in hours, HU 327:

Tues & Thurs, 8:00am - 11:00am (no appointment required).

Zoom advising:

Mon & Wed: 10am-11:30am and 2pm-4pm. Book an appointment on Calendly!

Attend an English Major Info Session to Learn More and Declare (if eligible)!

Friday 5/10 in HU 304

Morning Option:10am-10:30am

Afternoon Option: 2:30pm-3:00pm

AA/EO. For disability accommodations, please email elle.starr@wwu.edu. 

 

Major Advisors

Once you declare an English major, you are assigned to faculty advisor for major-specific questions, major evaluations, and advising. Please include your W# in your email when reaching out to an advisor.

English BA with Literature Emphasis: Please email Kathryn Vulić at Kathryn.Vulic@wwu.edu. View profile and office hours

English BA with Creative Writing Emphasis: 

Last Names (A-K): Please email Noam Dorr at Noam.Dorr@wwu.edu. View profile and office hours. 

Last Names (L-Z): Please email Kiik Araki Kawaguchi at Arakikh@wwu.edu. View profile and office hours. 

English BA with Literature or Creative Writing Emphasis with Teaching Endorsements:

Please email Steven VanderStaay at Steven.Vanderstaay@wwu.edu. View profile and office hours. 

How to Declare an English Minor

Step 1: Determine which English Minor you want to declare

The English Department offers five English Minors. Learn more about your options on our Minors page.

Step 2: Reach out to the correct advisor for your Minor program. 

Minor Advisors

English and Creative Writing Minors: Please email the English Undergraduate Coordinator, Elle Starr, at Elle.Starr@wwu.edu.

Film Studies Minor: Please reach out to Greg Youmans at Greg.Youmans@wwu.edu.

Professional Writing, Literacies, and Rhetoric minor: Please reach out to Nicole Brown at Nicole.Brown@wwu.edu.

Women's Literature Minor: Please reach out to Kathryn Vulić at Kathryn.Vulic@wwu.edu.

Remember to use your Western email account and to include your W# in all Western correspondence. Thank you!

Major Evaluations

How do I get my literature or creative writing major evaluation?

Literature and Creative Writing majors may contact their Major Advisor for a major evaluation. Major evaluations are required as part of your degree application, and are typically completed 2 quarters before you intend to graduate.  

How do I get my teaching endorsement option evaluation?

All teaching endorsement students may contact the teaching endorsement options advisor. 

How do I get my minor evaluation?

English and Creative Writing minors, please email Undergraduate Coordinator, Elle Starr, at Elle.Starr@wwu.edu to request a minor evaluation. 

Film Studies minors, please reach out to Greg Youmans at Greg.Youmans@wwu.edu.

Professional Writing, Literacies, and Rhetoric (PWLR) minors, please reach out to Nicole Brown at Nicole.Brown@wwu.edu.

Please be sure to use your Western email account and to include your W# in all Western correspondence. Be specific with your questions.

Resources

Please be sure to review your progress throughout the major or the minor in DegreeWorks. You can find DegreeWorks in Web4U. If the DegreeWorks evaluation does not seem correct or you have questions, please contact an advisor.

Plans of Study for Majors:

 

Informational Links