Major in English with Literature Concentration

Program Learning Outcomes

  • acquire a basic understanding of the literary, historical, social, or cultural influences that inform literary works
  • articulate in writing and discussion responses to literary texts, regardless of the language of the texts or instruction
  • develop a basic critical ability to identify, interpret, and evaluate ideas and formal features of an integrated body of literary texts
  • develop a sensitivity to the plurality of meanings within a literary text


Level One (8 units)

  • ENGL 192 Introduction to Literary Study
  • ENGL 299 Critical Analysis

Level Two (16 units)

  • ENGL 310-329 Literature Area A (4)
  • ENGL 330-349 Literature Area B (4)
  • ENGL 350-369 Literature Area C (4)
  • ENGL 3xx Literature Elective (4)

Level Three (20 units)

  • Five 400 level Literature Courses (4 unitsĀ each)

One course at the 300 or 400 level must be a Minority Literature course.

Level Four (4 units)

  • ENGL 490 Senior Seminar in Literature