2018-2019 Catalog

Bachelor of Arts in English

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Elective Requirements

Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120 units.

General Education Requirements (49 units)

See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

Minor Requirements

Single field major. No minor required.

Major Requirements (33-56 units)

Students must select one of the options listed. The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

English Education Option (56 units)

Students who complete the following will earn a B.A. in English: English Education Option and also satisfy subject matter preparation Program in English (SMPP) requirements.  The SMPP is designed for students interested in a career in teaching English at the secondary school level (grades 6-12).  This program satisfies the requirements set by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for demonstrating substantive preparation in the subject matter field of English.  Completion of this approved program or passing a comprehensive examination in English fulfills one part of the requirements leading to the Single Subject teaching Credential in English.  Students interested in pursuing a teaching career at the secondary level should meet regularly with their departmental advisors.

All English Education option majors must complete the 41 upper division units of core requirements given below.  In addition, all students must select one of the four fields of extended Studies (Communications, Literature, Teaching English as a Second Language, Theatre Arts) and complete the 15 units worth of requirements in that field.  The English Education Option is a single-field major.

A. Core Requirements

1. Lower Division Core Requirements (6 units):

The following courses or their equivalent must be completed prior to taking upper division courses:

ENG 110Freshman Composition I

3

ENG 111Freshman Composition II

3

2. Upper Division Core Requirements (39 units)

a. Composition (3 units):

ENG 457 Advanced Composition for Teachers

3

b. Language and Linguistics (6 units):

ENG 314English Syntax: Traditional

3

ENG 487Introduction to Second-Language Learning and Teaching

3

3. Literature (30 units)

a. Required Courses:

ENG 307 Practice in Literary Criticism

3

ENG 325Poetry

3

ENG 335Readings in World Literature

3

ENG 467Shakespeare

3

ENG 485Literary, Media and Culture Studies

3

ENG 490Seminar In Literature

3

b. Select one course from the following:

ENG 302English Literature to 1642

3

ENG 303English Literature: 1642-1832

3

ENG 304English Literature: 1832-Present

3

c. Select one course from the following:

ENG 340American Literature to 1865

3

ENG 341American Literature: 1865-Present

3

d. Select one course from the following:

ENG 342African American Literature

3

ENG 345Latino/a Literature

3

ENG 347Literature of Ethnicity and Gender

3

e. Select one course from the following:

ENG 465Chaucer

3

ENG 476Individual Authors and Topics Pre-1700

3

ENG 477Individual Authors and Topics Post-1700

3

B.  Field Experience (2 units)

Courses

UNV 300Early Field Experience

2

NOTE: UNV 300 should be taken concurrently with either ENG 485 (3) or ENG 487 (3). UNV 300 combines weekly meetings with 45 hours of fieldwork observation.  Upon enrolling in UNV 300, students should contact the Center for Teaching Careers immediately (310-243-2663)

C.  Portfolio and Exit Interview

In the last semester, students must also complete the following requirements for assessment of subject matter competence:

Submission of a portfolio of assignments in literature, composition, language and linguistics, and from their option, and a self-reflective essay of 3-4 pp.

An interview with a panel of faculty members from the English Department.  This panel will certify completion of the Subject Matter Preparation Program in English.

Additional information on assessment of subject-matter competence is available in the English Department Office.

D. Extended Studies

All English Education Option students must select one of the following four fields of Extended Studies and complete it in its entirety.

1.  Communications (15 units)

COM 250Newswriting For Media

3

COM 302Law Of The Mass Media

3

COM 352Feature and Critical Writing

3

COM 358Communication Graphics

3

COM 220Screenwriting I

3

2.  Literature (15 units)

Required Courses (9 units):

ENG 306Backgrounds of Western Literature

3

ENG 326Prose Fiction

3

ENG 327Drama

3

a.  Select one course from the following not previously selected to satisfy the core requirements (3 units)

ENG 302English Literature to 1642

3

ENG 303English Literature: 1642-1832

3

ENG 304English Literature: 1832-Present

3

b.  Select the course from the following not previously selected to satisfy the core requirements (3 units)

ENG 340American Literature to 1865

3

ENG 341American Literature: 1865-Present

3

3.  Teaching English as a Second Language (15 units)

ENG 310Study of Language

3

ENG 317Sociolinguistics: Black English

3

ENG 420Linguistic Analysis

3

ENG 486Studies in Language and Literature (TESL)

3

ENG 492Seminar in Linguistics

3

4.  Theatre Arts (15 units)

a.  Required Courses (12 units):

THE 322Oral Interpretation of Literature

3

THE 337Creative Dramatics

3

THE 353Playwriting

3

THE 374Stage Directing

3

b.  Select one course from the following (3 units):

THE 355World Theatre and Drama I

3

THE 357World Theatre and Drama II

3

Language and Linguistics Option (33 units)

A.  Upper Division Required Courses (24 units):

ENG 305Critical Reading of Literature

3

ENG 310Study of Language

3

ENG 311Phonology

3

ENG 312Morphology

3

ENG 315 English Syntax: Generative-Transformational

3

ENG 413History of the English Language

3

or

ENG 414American English

3

ENG 420Linguistic Analysis

3

ENG 492Seminar in Linguistics

3

B.  Select three additional upper division English courses with the assistance of an advisor (9 units).

NOTE: ENG 350 may not count as an elective.

Literature Option (39 units)

A.  Recommended Course:

ENG 230Literature and Popular Culture

3

B.  Required Course (3 units):

ENG 307 Practice in Literary Criticism

3

NOTE: ENG 307, Practice in Literary Criticism (3), must be taken before nine units in the major are completed.

C. Required Courses (15 units):

ENG 302English Literature to 1642

3

ENG 303English Literature: 1642-1832

3

ENG 304English Literature: 1832-Present

3

ENG 340American Literature to 1865

3

ENG 341American Literature: 1865-Present

3

D. Select one course from the following (3 units):

ENG 342African American Literature

3

ENG 345Latino/a Literature

3

ENG 347Literature of Ethnicity and Gender

3

E.  Select one course from the following (3 units):

ENG 314English Syntax: Traditional

3

ENG 315 English Syntax: Generative-Transformational

3

ENG 413History of the English Language

3

ENG 414American English

3

F.  Select one course from the following (3 units):

ENG 325Poetry

3

ENG 326Prose Fiction

3

ENG 327Drama

3

G. Select one course from the following (3 units):

ENG 465Chaucer

3

ENG 467Shakespeare

3

H. Required Course (3 units):

ENG 490Seminar In Literature

3

I. Select two additional upper division courses in English with the assistance of an advisor (6 units).

NOTE: ENG 305 and ENG 350 may not count as electives.