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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

English, B.A. English Education Option - 120 units


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Summary of Units:

Lower Division Major Requirements 12
Upper Division Major Requirements 24
English Education Option Requirements 16
Additional General Education  and other Graduation Requirements   68
Total Units 120

Lower Division Requirements - 12 units


In addition to the courses below, students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in English must have fulfilled the lower division writing requirement (at CI, ENGL 103   or ENGL 105  ).

The 12 units of lower division literature courses have been designed as an introduction to diverse perspectives in the field of English that frame literary texts, structure, and relationships in different ways.

Students select a total of 12 units of lower division coursework with a minimum of 3 units in each subcategory.

Upper Division Requirements - 24 units


The upper division English core is designed to provide students with a broad background in literature, solid foundations in theory and criticism, and experience in writing to learn.

Option in English Education - 16 units


The English Education Option gives English majors an opportunity to gain the coursework and experience necessary to pursue a teaching credential in English at the secondary level. This program is designed to substitute for the state subject examination and includes a portfolio requirement in lieu of the examination. The 12 units of electives that are required for the English BA are incorporated into this option and there is no need for an additional 12 units. Annual consultation with the Faculty Advisor for English Education is required for students in this option.

Additional General Education and other Graduation Requirements - 68 units


To graduate, students must complete 120 units minimum (40 units must be upper division) including all General Education  (GE) and Graduation Requirements .  The following areas must be included:

  • Additional lower division A-E GE requirements not met within major
  • Nine units of Upper Division Interdisciplinary GE (UDIGE) courses, numbered 330-349 or 430-449. Six units may be within major, three units must be outside major (C or better grades)
  • Multicultural Requirement (C or better grade)
  • Language Requirement (C or better grade)
  • American Institutions Requirement
  • Free electives as needed to meet minimum units for graduation

 

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