Requirements

B.A. IN ENGLISH

Requirements (73 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180

Requirements for the B.A. in English:

To be recommended for a single subject teaching credential program in English, students must include the courses under the English Teacher Preparation Program requirements on Page 183.

Lower-division requirements: (8 units)

  1. Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 210. English Literature I (4)
    • ENG 211. English Literature II (4)
  2. Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 212. English Literature III (4)
    • ENG 213. English Literature IV (4)

Upper-division requirements (29 units)

  1. Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 301A. Analysis of Poetry (4)
    • ENG 301B. Analysis and Writing of Poetry (4)
    • Note: Students who are seeking to be recommended for a single subject teaching credential program in English must take ENG 301B.
  2. Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 302A. Analysis of Drama (4)
    • ENG 302B. Analysis and Writing of Drama (4)
    • ENG 303A. Analysis of Prose Fiction (4)
    • ENG 303B. Analysis and Writing of Prose Fiction (4)
    • ENG 304A. Analysis of Nonfiction Prose (4)
    • ENG 304B. Analysis and Writing of Nonfiction Prose (4)
    • Note: Students who are seeking to be recommended for a single subject teaching credential program in English must take four units from ENG 302B, 303B, 304B.
  3. ENG 311. The English Language (4)
  4. Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 325. American Literature I (4)
    • ENG 326. American Literature II (4)
  5. Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 314. American Indian Literature (4)
    • ENG 319. Studies in Literary Diversity (4)
    • ENG 323. Chicano Literature (4)
    • ENG 336. Women Writers (4)
    • ENG 339. African American Literature (4)
  6. ENG 385. Literary Theory and Criticism (4)
    • Note: Students in the Creative Writing or Linguistics Track who are NOT seeking to be recommended for the single subject teaching credential program in English may substitute another upper-division English course for ENG 385.
  7. Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 475. Shakespeare I (4)
    • ENG 476. Shakespeare II (4)
  8. ENG 516. Senior Project (1)

Track requirements (36 units)

  1. Students must take thirty-six units chosen from one of the following tracks:

Literature Track

Note: Of the five courses taken in categories 1 and 2 below, at least one must be designated British-centered, at least one must be designated American-centered, and at least one must be designated pre-1800. Students should consult an English advisor for a list of courses with these designations.

  1. Sixteen units from any of the following courses, at least 12 units of which must be from 400-level courses.
    • Studies in a Literary Topic

    • ENG 324. Studies in Literary Topics (4)
    • ENG 463. Advanced Studies in Literary Topics (4)
    • Studies in a Literary Genre

    • ENG 315. Studies in a Literary Genre (4)
    • ENG 333. Myth and Epic (4)
    • ENG 335. Studies in the Novel (4)
    • Studies in a Literary Period or Movement

    • ENG 401. English Literature of the Middle Ages (4)
    • ENG 403. English Literature of the Renaissance (4)
    • ENG 406. Seventeenth Century Literature (4)
    • ENG 409. English Literature of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century (4)
    • ENG 412. Romantic Prose and Poetry (4)
    • ENG 415. Victorian Literature (4)
    • ENG 440. Studies in a Literary Period or Movement (4)
    • ENG 442. Modern Poetry (4)
    • ENG 443. Contemporary Poetry (4)
    • ENG 447. Modern Fiction (4)
    • ENG 448. Contemporary Fiction (4)
    • Studies in a Major Author or Authors

    • ENG 441. Studies in a Major Author or Authors (4)
    • Studies in a Literary Theme

    • ENG 423. Studies in a Literary Theme (4)
  2. ENG 515. Senior Seminar in Literature (4)
  3. Sixteen units of upper-division electives in English which may include up to eight units of upper-division foreign literature or upper-division literature in translation. Students seeking to be recommended for a single subject teaching credential program in English can use their elective units to take some of the required English coursework specified under category 1 in the English Teacher Preparation Program below.

Creative Writing Track

  1. ENG 317. Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry (4)
  2. ENG 318. Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction (4)
  3. Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 417. Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry (4)
    • ENG 418. Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction (4)
  4. Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 507. Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry (4)
    • ENG 508. Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction (4)
  5. Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 316. Introduction to Creative Writing: Specialized Genres (4)
    • ENG 347. Playwriting (4)
    • ENG 511. Creative Writing in the Secondary Classroom (4)
    • ENG 513. Advanced Creative Writing in Specialized Genres (4)
    • ENG 522. Independent Study in Writing (4)
    • TA 347. Playwriting (4)
    • Any of ENG 417, 418, 507 or 508 that is not used to satisfy one of the foregoing requirements.
  6. Sixteen units of upper-division electives in English which may include up to eight units of upper-division foreign literature or upper-division literature in translation. Students seeking to be recommended for a single subject teaching credential program in English can use their elective units to take some of the required English coursework specified under category 1 in the English Teacher Preparation Program below.

Linguistics Track

  1. ENG 312. Theories of Language Acquisition and Learning (4)
  2. ENG 420. English Grammar I (4)
  3. ENG 422. History of the English Language (4)
  4. ENG 523. English Grammar II (4)
  5. ENG 524. Sociolinguistics (4)
  6. Sixteen units of upper-division electives in English which may include up to eight units of upper-division foreign literature or upper-division literature in translation. Students seeking to be recommended for a single subject teaching credential program in English can use their elective units to take some of the required English coursework specified under category 1 in the English Teacher Preparation Program below.

It is strongly recommended that students majoring in English take ENG 306 to satisfy the upper-division writing requirement of the university; however, ENG 306 is not applicable toward the English major.

Students planning to do graduate work in English literature are strongly advised to acquire a reading knowledge of at least one foreign language.

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