Bachelor of Arts in English

Requirements (73 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

Requirements for the B.A. in English

Lower-division requirements (8)
ENG 210English Literature I4
or ENG 211 English Literature II
ENG 212English Literature III4
or ENG 213 English Literature IV
Upper-division requirements (29)
ENG 301AAnalysis of Poetry4
or ENG 301B Analysis and Writing of Poetry
Note: ENG 301B is necessary for the English Teacher Preparation Program.
Four units chosen from:4
Analysis of Drama
Analysis and Writing of Drama
Analysis of Prose Ficition
Analysis and Writing of Prose Fiction
Analysis of Nonfiction Prose
Analysis and Writing of Nonfiction Prose
Note: Four units from ENG 302B, ENG 303B, ENG 304B are necessary for the English Teacher Preparation Program.
ENG 311The English Language4
ENG 325American Literature I4
or ENG 326 American Literature II
Four units chosen from:4
American Indian Literature
Studies in Literary Diversity
Chicano Literature
Women Writers
African American Literature
ENG 385Literary Theory and Criticism4
ENG 475Shakespeare I4
or ENG 476 Shakespeare II
ENG 516Senior Project1
Track requirements (36)
Students must take thirty-six units chosen from one of the following tracks.36
Total Units73

Literature Track (36 units) (Program Code: ENLT)

Sixteen units from any of the following courses, at least 12 units of which must be from 400-level courses16
Studies in a Literary Topic:
Studies in Literary Topics
Advanced Studies in Literary Topics
Studies in a Literary Genre:
Studies in a Literary Genre
Myth and Epic
Studies in the Novel
Studies in a Literary Period or Movement:
English Literature of the Middle Ages
English Literature of the Renaissance
Seventeenth Century Literature
English Literature of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century
Romantice Prose and Poetry
Victorian Literature
Studies in a Literary Period or Movement
Modern Poetry
Contemporary Poetry
Modern Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Studies in a Major Author of Authors:
Studies in a Major Author or Authors
Studies in a Literary Theme:
Studies in a Literary Theme
ENG 515Senior Seminar in Literature4
Sixteen units of electives in English at least twelve units of which must be upper-division and may include up to eight units of upper-division foreign literature or upper-division literature in translation.16
Total Units36

Creative Writing Track (36 units) (Program Code: ENCW)

ENG 317Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry4
ENG 318Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction4
ENG 417Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry4
or ENG 418 Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction
ENG 507Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry4
or ENG 508 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
Four units chosen from:4
Introduction to Creative Writing: Specialized Genres
Playwriting
Media Performance Practicum
Media Performance Practicum
Creative Writing in the Secondary Classroom
Advanced Creative Writing in Specialized Genres
Independent Study in Writing
Literary Publication: Solicitiation of Submissions
Literary Publication: Production
Literary Publication: Publicaiton Process
Playwriting
Any of ENG 417, ENG 418, ENG 507 or ENG 508 that is not used to satisfy one of the foregoing requirements.
Sixteen units of electives in English at least twelve units of which must be upper-division and may include up to eight units of upper-division foreign literature or upper-division literature in translation.16
Total Units36

Linguistics Track (36 units) (Program Code: ELNG)

ENG 312Theories of Language Acquisition and Learning4
ENG 321Studies in Language and Linguistics4
or ENG 422 History of the English Language
ENG 420English Grammar I4
ENG 523English Grammar II4
ENG 524Sociolinguistics4
Sixteen units of electives in English at least twelve units of which must be upper-division and may include up to eight units of upper-division foreign literature or upper-division literature in translation.16
Total Units36

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.

To apply for a post-baccalaureate, single-subject teaching credential in English, students must complete the BA in English and either take the California Subject Examination for Teachers of English (CSET) or qualify for a CSET waiver. In order to be recommended for the waiver, students must take the English Teacher Preparation Program.