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English Major with Writing Concentration

This program requires the completion of forty-eight (48 units), as follows:

Level One: (4 units)

  • ENGL - 192 Introduction to Literary Study

Level Two: Period Courses (12 units

    • ENGL - 310 Literature 1: (1100-1700 or ENGL - 340 Shakespeare (4)
    • ENGL - 320 Literature 2: (1700-1900) (4)
    • ENGL - 330 Literature 3: (1900-Present)  (4)

Level Three: Minority Issue Requirement (4 units)

 

Students must complete ENGL 203, 204, 205, 208, 209, 211, 212, 230 or approved 300 or 400 level course (4)

Level Four: Introductory Writing (8 units)

Students must complete two (2) courses at the 300 level (8 units)

    • ENGL- 3xx Introduction to Writing Nonfiction (360) OR
    • Introduction to Writing Fiction (361) OR
    • Introduction to Writing Poetry (362)  (4)
    • Introduction to Writing Oral History (364)  (4)

Level Five: Advanced Writing: (16 units) Four (4) 400 level writing courses, including two (2) Writing Workshops

  • ENGL- 400 Special Topics in Writing
  • ENGL - 400 Special Topics in Writing
  • ENGL - 4xx Writing Workshop (450: Fiction; 460: Poetry; 470: Nonfiction)
  • ENGL - 4xx Writing Workshop (450: Fiction; 460: Poetry; 470: Nonfiction)
Level Six: Senior Seminar (4 units)
  • ENGL - 491 Senior Seminar in Writing

 

Learning Goals/Outcomes for the B.A. in English
    • Students will have acquired a basic understanding of the literary, historical, social, or cultural influences that inform literary works.
    • Regardless of the language of the texts or the language of instruction, students will have articulated in writing and discussion their responses to literary texts.
    • Students will have developed a basic critical ability to identify, interpret, and evaluate the ideas and formal features of an integrated body of literary texts.
    • Students will have developed a sensitivity to the plurality of meanings within a literary text.