Apr 20, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog

English, B.A. Creative Writing Option - 120 units


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Summary of Units:

Lower Division Major Requirements 12
Upper Division Major Requirements 24
Creative Writing Option Requirements 15
Additional General Education  and other Graduation Requirements   69
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 Creative Writing - 15 units


The Creative Writing Option gives the English major an opportunity to pursue different forms of creative writing. Generally, the student, in consultation with his or her Capstone professor, will focus on and deepen work in a chosen genre for the final Capstone course. In addition, the Creative Writing Project offers the student experience in editing and producing the CI literary journal. The 12 units of electives that are requirements for the English major are incorporated into this option and there is no need for an additional 12 units.

Additional General Education and other Graduation Requirements


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

  • Additional lower division GE Area A-E requirements not met within major
  • American Institutions Requirement
  • Language Requirement (C- or better grade)
  • Multicultural Perspectives (MP) Mission Pillar Requirement
  • Nine units of Upper Division General Education (UDGE) courses, one each in Areas UDGE-B, UDGE-C, and UDGE-D
  • Free electives as needed to meet minimum units for graduation

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