Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree in English select one of two options. The General option is intended for those pursuing a liberal arts education with special emphasis on literature and writing; students can focus their General option programs by taking electives in one of several defined tracks or individually tailor their programs in consultation with the departmental adviser. Students interested in teaching middle or high school English must complete the Single Subject Credential (SSC) option and meet minimum GPA requirements to be eligible for certification of subject area competency.
Students majoring in English must obtain departmental advisement prior to or during their initial quarter of major coursework. Those majoring in English are urged to acquire command of at least one language other than English.
The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in English is 120 units, of which 49-51 units are in the major. Consult with an adviser for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree, including GE and free electives.
Requirements for the Major: General Option (49 units)
Select eight 3000- or 4000-level ENGL courses excluding GE courses. With adviser approval, two 2000-level courses may be included.
Suggested General Option Program Tracks
Students can focus their undergraduate course of study by choosing some or all of their electives from one of several defined program tracks. Consult a departmental adviser for a current list of program tracks and associated courses.
Use of a program track is optional, though students seeking certification of subject area competency in English for the Single Subject Credential must complete all the requirements listed under the Single Subject Credential Teaching Option described below.
Requirements for the Major: Single Subject Credential Teaching Option (51 units)
Refer to the Charter College of Education for regulations governing all teaching credential programs.
Students seeking certification of subject area competency in English for the Single Subject Credential must take the following: