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, Special Program)

Undergraduates can register through UCSC Summer Session and receive 5 literature units to fulfill the Canons or Histories critical approach requirement for Literature majors, and the Textual Analysis general education requirement for all UCSC students, GUARANTEED to transfer to all UC campuses. Directions for both UCSC and non-UCSC students are available on the Summer Session website. You must enroll through UCSC Summer Session, even if you're not a current student.

The $1,688 program fee (paid to Summer Session) covers all the Dickens Universe activities as well as the fee for 5 units. Housing 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 dpj@ucsc.edu. Students may also purchase parking permits and meal cards for the week. This is done ONLY after you enroll through Summer Session.

Course Requirements

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 Cowell and Stevenson Colleges.

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

Sunday, July 15
• Registration: 2:00-4:00 PM (pick up conference materials)
• First-Timers Orientation: 5:15-6:00 PM
• Welcome and Plenary Lecture: 7:30-9:00 PM

Monday, July 16
• Faculty-led Discussion: 9:00-9:45 AM
• Morning Plenary Lecture: 10:00-11:15 AM
• Grad Student-led Discussion: 11:30-12:45 PM
• Undergraduate Seminar: 1:45-3:00 PM
* Writing Workshop for Undergraduates and High School Students: 4:00-5:00 PM [optional]
* Deciphering Dickens Project: 5:15-6:00 PM [optional]
• Evening Plenary Lecture: 7:30-9:00 PM

Tuesday, July 17
• Faculty-led Discussion: 9:00-9:45 AM
• Morning Plenary Lecture: 10:00-11:15 AM
• Grad Student-led Discussion: 11:30-12:45 PM
• Undergraduate Seminar: 1:45-3:00 PM
* Deciphering Dickens Project: 5:15-6:00 PM [optional]

• Evening Plenary Lecture: 7:30-9:00 PM

Wednesday, July 18
• Faculty-led Discussion: 9:00-9:45 AM
• Morning Plenary Lecture: 10:00-11:15 AM
• Grad Student-led Discussion: 11:30-12:45 PM
• Undergraduate Seminar: 1:45-3:00 PM
* Writing Workshop for Undergraduates and High School Students: 4:00-5:00 PM [optional]
* Deciphering Dickens Project: 5:15-6:00 PM [optional]

* Free Evening

Thursday, July 19
• Faculty-led Discussion: 9:00-9:45 AM
• Morning Plenary Lecture: 10:00-11:15 AM
• Grad Student-led Discussion: 11:30-12:45 PM
• Undergraduate Seminar: 1:45-3:00 PM
* Writing Workshop for Undergraduates and High School Students: 4:00-5:00 PM [optional]
* Deciphering Dickens Project: 5:15-6:00 PM [optional]
* Performance (Farce) and Grand Party 7:45-10:30 PM [optional]

Friday, July 20
• Faculty-led Discussion: 9:00-9:45 AM
• Morning Plenary Lecture: 10:00-11:15 AM
• Grad Student-led Discussion: 11:30-12:45 PM
* Auction and Victorian Dance 7:30-11:00 PM [optional]

 

Prior to the class you must read the 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 30, 2018. The title of your paper needs to submitted no later than Monday, July 23. 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.

Please note: we are offering a writing workhop for high school students and undergraduates, Monday-Wednesday, 4:00-5:00 PM. This is the ideal environment to work on and receive feedback on your final paper.