Major in English with Writing 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

Requirements

Level One (4 units)

  • ENGL 192 Introduction to Literary Study

Level Two: Period Courses (12 units)

  • ENGL 310 Literature I: (1100-1700)
    or
    ENGL 340 Shakespeare (4)
  • ENGL 320 Literature II: (1700-1900) (4)
  • ENGL 330 Literature III: (1900-Present) (4)

Level Three: Minority Issue Requirement (4 units)

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

Level Four: Introductory Writing (8 units)

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)
  • Introduction to Writing Oral History (364) (4)

Level Five: Advanced Writing: (16 units)

four 400 level writing courses, including 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