Requirements for English Major and Minor

 

 

The English Major and Minor

Our English program offers both a major and minor in English.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE B.A. IN ENGLISH

To be awarded a baccalaureate degree in English, students must successfully complete at least 56 units as follows:

Lower Division English Major Requirements

• One lower division seminar course drawn from ENG 50-89 [4 units]

• Two lower division course[s] drawn from ENG 10-89 or WRI 025 [4 or 8 units].+

 • Two semesters of college-level foreign language [8 units]

+ One course may be substituted with a course drawn from ENG 105-189; see "upper division electives" below.

Upper Division English Major Requirements

 • Engaging Texts: Introduction to Critical Practice: ENG 100 (4 units) Note: offered every semester.

• English Survey of Literature courses: ENG 101, ENG 102, ENG 103 and ENG 104 (16 units). These courses need not be taken in order, but it is recommended. Note: ENG 101 is offered every even-numbered fall (i.e. fall 2016); ENG 102 is offered every odd-numbered spring; ENG 103 is offered every odd numbered fall; ENG 104 is offered every even-numbered spring.

• Three or four upper division electives from ENG 105-189* [12-16 units]

*one course may be substituted with ENG 195 or ENG 198 [4 units]. 

• Senior Thesis: ENG 190 [4 units]

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR IN ENGLISH

To be awarded a minor in English, students must successfully complete at least 24 units as follows:

                              Lower division (courses numbered 10-99)

• Two courses drawn from ENG 10-89 or WRI 40 (8 units).  One of these must be a lower-division seminar (ENG 50-89).  Students may take two lower-division seminars, or a seminar and a large-enrollment course (ENG 10-49).

Upper division (courses numbered 100 and above)

• Two courses drawn from the four courses making up the Survey of Literatures in English: ENG 101, 102, 103 and 104 (8 units)

• Two upper division seminars (100 level): ENG 105-189 (8 units).