Program Learning Objectives
- Explicate texts from a diverse range of traditions, including texts from historically underrepresented groups.
- Analyze how power structures and cultural practices shape textual production and reception.
- Critique and produce texts that account for the rhetorical relationships among audience, writer, text, genre, and discourse.
- Write clearly and effectively in a variety of genres and media.
- Successfully incorporate scholarly research into papers.
- Identify and define an array of historical and critical literary, rhetorical, and linguistic terms and categories.
- Understand how texts reflect, critique, and produce culture and power structures.
- Pursue deeper knowledge of particular authors and works, including those from underrepresented groups.
- Explore the ways identities and affiliations shape texts and traditions.
- Understand the structure of language and how language varies over time, across social situations and social groups.
- Participate in face-to-face exchanges of ideas with faculty, fellow students, and authors in the classroom and other academic or social settings.
- Participate in small seminars where ideas are tested and sharpened.
- Cultivate relational thinking that encourages students to make connections between the arts and humanities and other fields of study.
- Sustain a life-long engagement and involvement in aesthetic, cultural, and intellectual matters, including social and political issues.
- Draw upon multiple literacies to interpret literary, visual, and cultural texts.
Degree Requirements and Curriculum
In addition to the program requirements listed on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:
- 60 units of upper division courses
- Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
- 2.0 GPA
- U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)
Note: No major or support courses may be selected as credit/no credit.
|ENGL 202||Introduction to Literary Studies||4|
|ENGL 203||Sequence I: Fifth Century to Fifteenth Century||4|
|ENGL 204||Sequence II: Sixteenth Century to Late Seventeenth Century||4|
|ENGL 205||Sequence III: Mid-Seventeenth to Late Eighteenth Century||4|
|ENGL 220||Introduction to Writing Studies||4|
|or ENGL 221||Introduction to Technical and Professional Communication|
|ENGL/HNRS 251||Introduction to Classical Literature (C1) 1||4|
|ENGL 290||Introduction to Linguistics||4|
|ENGL 303||Sequence IV: Late Eighteenth to Mid-Nineteenth Century||4|
|ENGL 304||Sequence V: Mid-Nineteenth Century to Late Nineteenth Century||4|
|ENGL 305||Sequence VI: Late Nineteenth to Mid-Twentieth Century||4|
|ENGL 306||Sequence VII: Mid-Twentieth Century to Present||4|
|Select from the following:||4|
|Women Writers of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries (C4) (USCP) 1|
|Ethnic American Literature (C4) (USCP) 1|
|African American Literature (C4) (USCP) 1|
|Asian American Literature (C4) (USCP) 1|
|Gender in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature (C4) (USCP) 1|
|Diversity in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century American Literature (C4) (USCP) 1|
|LGBT Literature and Media (C4) (USCP) 1|
|ENGL 300-level elective||4|
|ENGL 300-level Non-literature Elective, select from the following:||4|
|Advanced Rhetorical Inquiry and Composing|
|Translingual Rhetorical Inquiry and Writing|
|Information Design and Production|
|Reading Instruction for the Teaching of Young Adult Literature|
|Theory and Practice of Peer-to-Peer Writing Instruction|
|Film Styles and Genres|
|Topics on Gender Representations in Film|
|The Linguistic Structure of Modern English|
|Topics in Applied Linguistics|
|History of the English Language|
|ENGL 400-level Diversity Elective, select from the following:||4|
|Topics in British Literature (Topic: Gender in Medieval Literature)|
|Topics in American Literature (Topic: Mixed-Race Subjects in the US Literary Imagination)|
|ENGL 400-level Electives (see Optional Creative Writing Emphasis, below) 2||20|
|ENGL 461||Senior Project||4|
|Foreign language at the Intermediate Level|
|Select from the following: 3||4|
|Intermediate Mandarin Chinese I|
|Intermediate Mandarin Chinese II|
|Intermediate French I|
|Intermediate French II|
|Intermediate German I|
|Intermediate German II|
|Intermediate Italian I|
|Intermediate Japanese I|
|Intermediate Spanish I|
|Intermediate Spanish II|
|Arts and Humanities Breadth:|
|GE Area C4 course not in ENGL||4|
|GENERAL EDUCATION (GE)|
|(See GE program requirements below.)||64|
Required in Major; also satisfies GE.
Student can substitute for this requirement by demonstrating a comparable level of proficiency in a foreign language.
Optional Creative Writing Emphasis
Students interested in creative writing may use 16 of their upper-division ENGL units and their senior project to pursue a fiction- or poetry-writing emphasis. Examples are:
|Fiction Writing Emphasis:|
|Fiction Writing (4)|
|Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction (4, 4)|
400-level ENGL literature course in modern or contemporary fiction (4)
|Senior Project (4)|
|Poetry Writing Emphasis:|
|Poetry Writing (4)|
|Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry (4, 4)|
400-level ENGL literature course in modern or contemporary poetry (4)
|Senior Project (4)|
General Education (GE) Requirements
- 72 units required, 8 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
- See the complete GE course listing.
- Minimum of 12 units required at the 300 level.
|A3||Reasoning, Argumentation and Writing||4|
|Area B||Math, Science, and Quantitative Reasoning|
|B4||One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course|
|B5||Area B elective (select one course from B1-B5)||4|
|Area C||Arts and Humanities|
|C1||Literature (4 units in Major) 1||0|
|C4||Upper-division elective (4 units in Major) 1||0|
|Area D||Society and the Individual|
|D1||The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement)||4|
|D3||Comparative Social Institutions||4|
|Area E||Lifelong Learning and Self-Development|
Required in Major; also satisfies GE.