THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ENGLISH

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "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.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See "General Education Requirements" in The University Catalog and The Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Cultural Diversity" in The University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the "American Institutions Requirement" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements." This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 57-67 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. Additional required courses, depending upon the selected option or advising pattern, are outlined following the degree core program requirements.

Foreign Language Requirement: 8 units

All English majors are required to have one year (or the equivalent) of foreign language study at the college level. This requirement is subject to waiver for students who demonstrate equivalent competence. Students who have taken two years of the same foreign language in high school with a grade of C- or better have fulfilled the requirement.

DEGREE CORE PROGRAM: 19 units

6 courses required:
ENGL325Creative Writing for Majors4.0FS
ENGL332Intro to Literacy Studies3.0FS
ENGL335Rhetoric and Writing3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
ENGL340Approaches to Literary Genres3.0FS
ENGL356Survey of British Literature3.0FS
ENGL375Introduction to Engl Grammar3.0FS

Major Option Course Requirements: 30-40 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required dependent upon the option chosen. Students must select one of the following options for completion of the major course requirements.

THE OPTION IN GENERAL ENGLISH: 30 units

1 course required:
ENGL357Survey of British Literature3.0FS
1 course selected from:
ENGL358Survey of American Literature3.0FS
ENGL359Survey of American Literature3.0FS
1 course selected from:

Writing Proficiency Courses

ENGL440Chaucer and His Age3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL441Shakespeare3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL442Milton and His Age3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 340, ENGL 356. 2 courses selected from:
ENGL445Early British Literature3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL446British Renaissance Literature3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL44717th Century Literature3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL448The Long Eighteenth Century3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL449The Romantic Period3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL450The Victorian Period3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL458Amer Lit: Beginning to 1850s3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 358.
ENGL459Amer Literature: 1850s-19453.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 359. 2 courses selected from:
ENGL452Development of British Drama3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL455The British Novel3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL456The British Novel3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL457The American Novel3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 358.
ENGL462Study in Major Amer Authors3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340; ENGL 358 or ENGL 359. 9 units selected from:

Any upper-division English (ENGL) courses except ENGL 499.

THE OPTION IN ENGLISH EDUCATION: 39-40 units

The program below fulfills all requirements for the Single Subject Matter Preparation Program in English, which will lead to a California teaching credential. See the Single Subject Matter Teaching Credential section which follows for additional information.

TEACHER PREPARATION OPTION CORE: 24 units

5 courses required:
ENGL333Adv. Comp. for Future Teachers3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 375 recommended.
ENGL358Survey of American Literature3.0FS
ENGL371Principles of Language3.0FS
ENGL441Shakespeare3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL467Teaching Multicultural Lit3.0FS

American Literature: 3 units

1 course selected from:
ENGL457The American Novel3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 358.
ENGL458Amer Lit: Beginning to 1850s3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 358.
ENGL459Amer Literature: 1850s-19453.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 359.
ENGL462Study in Major Amer Authors3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340; ENGL 358 or ENGL 359.

British Literature: 3 units

1 course selected from:
ENGL445Early British Literature3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL446British Renaissance Literature3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL44717th Century Literature3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL448The Long Eighteenth Century3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL449The Romantic Period3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL450The Victorian Period3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.

Genre: 3 units

1 course selected from:
ENGL451Modern Poetry3.0FS
ENGL452Development of British Drama3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL453Modern Drama3.0FS
ENGL455The British Novel3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL456The British Novel3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.

BREADTH AND PERSPECTIVE Advising Pattern Course Requirements: 15-16 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates in this option depending on the advising pattern chosen. Students must select one of the following patterns for completion of the English Education Option course requirements.

Editing and Publishing Pattern: 16 units

5 courses required:
ENGL315Intro Literary Edit/Publish4.0SP
ENGL415Literary Editing4.0FA
Prerequisites: ENGL 220 (may be taken concurrently).
ENGL416Editing for Publication3.0SP
Prerequisites: ENGL 335 or ENGL 375 (may be taken concurrently).
ENGL489Internship in English1.03.0FS

NOTE: ENGL 489 must be taken for 2 units.

ENGL534Literature/Lang/Composition3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 335, ENGL 375, and ENGL 441.

Language and Literacy Pattern: 15-16 units

1 course required:
ENGL475History of the English Lang3.0FS
1 course selected from:
ENGL477Semantics: Lang and Meaning3.0FA
ENGL478Linguistic Apprchs to Reading3.0SP
Prerequisites: ENGL 371.
1 course selected from:
ENGL431Theory/Practice in Tutor Comp4.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 333 and ENGL 335 are strongly recommended.
ENGL470Second Language Acquisition3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 371.
2 courses required:
ENGL489Internship in English1.03.0FS

NOTE: ENGL 489 must be taken for 3 units.

ENGL534Literature/Lang/Composition3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 335, ENGL 375, and ENGL 441.

Theatre Arts Pattern: 15 units

6 courses required:
ENGL534Literature/Lang/Composition3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 335, ENGL 375, and ENGL 441.
THEA110Intro to the Theatre3.0FS *
THEA112Acting for Non-Majors3.0FS *
THEA120Stagecraft2.0FS
Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 205 is required.
THEA205Scene/Light Practice I1.0FS
THEA250Textual Analysis for Prod3.0FS
Prerequisites: For Theatre and Musical Theatre majors: THEA 150; for Theatre minors and all others: THEA 110.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.

Honors in the Major

Honors in the Major is a program of independent work in your major. It involves 6 units of honors course work completed over two semesters.

Your Honors work will be recognized at your graduation, on your permanent transcripts, and on your diploma. It is often accompanied by letters of commendation from your mentor in the department or the department chair. Most importantly, however, the Honors in the Major program allows you to work closely with a faculty mentor in your area of interest on an original performance or research project. This year-long collaboration allows you to work in your field at a professional level and culminates in a public presentation of your work. Students sometimes take their projects beyond the university for submission in professional journals, presentation at conferences, or competition in shows; such experience is valuable for graduate school and later professional life.

Some common features of Honors in the Major program are

1. You must take 6 units of Honors in the Major course work. At least 3 of these 6 units are independent study (59H) as specified by your department. You must complete each class with a minimum grade of B. 2. You must have completed 9 units of upper-division course work or 21 overall units in your major before you can be admitted to Honors in the Major. Check the requirements carefully, as there may be specific courses that must be included in these units. 3. Your cumulative GPA should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 5. Most students apply for or are invited to participate in Honors in the Major during the second semester of their junior year. Then they complete the 6 units of course work over the two semesters of their senior year. 6. Your honors work culminates with a public presentation of your Honors project.

While Honors in the Major is part of the Honors Program, each department administers its own program. Please contact your major department or major adviser for further information.

Honors in English

To be eligible for Honors in English, students must have completed the following courses with grades that place them in the top 5% of English majors:

2 courses required:
ENGL335Rhetoric and Writing3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
ENGL340Approaches to Literary Genres3.0FS
1 course selected from:
ENGL356Survey of British Literature3.0FS
ENGL357Survey of British Literature3.0FS
ENGL358Survey of American Literature3.0FS
ENGL359Survey of American Literature3.0FS
1 course selected from:

Any 400-level genre or period courses.

Upon recommendation by a faculty member and after an interview, the student will take 6 units of ENGL 599H, Senior Honors Thesis. Grades of B or better in ENGL 599H and in all other courses taken in the major are required to graduate with Honors in English.