Information about Credit for Undergraduates (Summer Session)

Attending the Universe for Undergraduate Credit

(Please be aware that you MUST read the novel, Little Dorrit PRIOR to the first class meeting. Books are available at Bay Tree Bookstore.) If you have already enrolled, be sure to read the Course Requirements. The schedule for this course is very intense for the week and because of that, you will be unable to take another class during that time. See the Course Requirements below.

LIT 112C (UCSC Summer Session II, Special Program)

Undergraduates can register through UCSC Summer Session and receive 5 units of British Literature, GUARANTEED to transfer to all UC campuses. Directions for both UCSC and non-UCSC students are available on the Summer Session web site. You must enroll through UCSC Summer Session, even if you're not a current student.

Undergraduates from other schools may also enroll but should check with their home campus about transferability of credits. Non-UCSC students need to pay a non-refundable fee for a UCSC log-in prior to enrolling.

The $1,365 program fee (paid to Summer Session) covers all the Dickens Universe activities as well as the fee for 5 units. Housing, etc. is available at an additional cost through the Dickens Project. If you require on-campus housing during that week, you may purchase it by emailing Courtney will email you the correct form for information and payment. Students may also purchase parking permits and meal cards for the week. This is done ONLY after you enroll through Summer Session.


You will be taking part in a special course that is just one facet of the annual Dickens Universe, which is the premier gathering for Dickens scholars from around the world. In addition to faculty and graduates from UC campuses and 28 other universities, participants include members of the general public as well as Road Scholars and a few high school students. Programs and activities take place at Colleges Nine and Ten.

The schedule for the week is very intense and you're expected to attend the following lectures and activities:


Registration 2-4 pm Colleges Nine and Ten (pick up conference materials)

Lecture 7:30 pm Multipurpose Room


Faculty-led Discussion 8:30-9:30 am

Lecture 9:45-11:00 am

Grad Student-led Discussion 11:15-12:30 pm


Seminar for Undergraduates 1:30-3:00 pm

Evening lectures SUNDAY, MONDAY and TUESDAY 7:30-9pm

(WEDNESDAY is a free evening, THURSDAY is a Dramatic Reading/Performance, and FRIDAY is our Victorian Dance)

You must read the book prior to the class:

Latest Penguin Classics edition of Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens. Copies are available at Bay Tree Bookstore.

In addition, Professor Jordan highly recommends that you acquaint yourself with a biography of Charles Dickens.

There is a 7-10 page paper due no later than Monday, July 23, 2018. The title of your paper needs to submitted no later than Monday, July 16. Details about the paper and submission will be given to you in class. If enrollment is too large for one seminar, another concurrent seminar will be added, led by Project faculty.