English Concentration

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The English language as a discipline is structured around concepts of rhetoric and grammar as they are used to express creative thought orally and in writing.  Knowledge in these areas is generated by a study of current and historical rules of rhetoric, grammar and of current and historical works of literature. The term "creative thought" includes poetry, theater, narration and exposition in both oral and written form.

This concentration is aligned to a supplemental authorization in English that can be added to your future credential. See a concentration advisor for more information.

ENGL 311Advanced Rhetorical Inquiry and Composing4
or ENGL 312 Translingual Rhetorical Inquiry and Writing
ENGL 361Reading Instruction for the Teaching of Young Adult Literature5
ENGL 368Theory and Practice of Peer-to-Peer Writing Instruction4 - 5
or ENGL 424 Teaching English in Secondary Schools
Select from the following:8
British Literature
British Literature: Beginnings to 1485
British Literature: 1485-1660
British Literature: 1660-1798
British Literature: 1798-1832
British Literature: 1832-1914
British Literature: 1914-Present
Introduction to Shakespeare
American Literature
American Literature: Beginnings-1865
American Literature: 1865-1914
American Literature: 1914-1956
American Literature: 1956-Present
Women Writers of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries (USCP)
Ethnic American Literature (USCP)
African American Literature (USCP)
Modern English
The Modern Novel
Modern Poetry
Modern Drama
Total units21-22