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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.

The department has prepared a suggested Four Year Advising Plan 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 used 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 050 and POLS 055. 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 001 (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, dependent upon a 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:

ENGL    100    Approaches to Literary Genres    3.0    FS

ENGL    109    Creative Writing for Majors    4.0    FS

ENGL    112    Intro: Literacy Studies    3.0    FS

ENGL    124    Introduction to English Grammar    3.0    FS

ENGL    156A    Survey of British Literature    3.0    FS

ENGL    175    Rhetoric and Writing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001.

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:

ENGL    156B    Survey of British Literature    3.0    FS

1 course selected from:

ENGL    157A    Survey of American Literature    3.0    FS

ENGL    157B    Survey of American Literature    3.0    FS

1 course selected from:

Writing Proficiency Courses

ENGL    200    Chaucer and His Age    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

ENGL    210    Shakespeare    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

ENGL    215    Milton and His Age    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

2 courses selected from:

ENGL    205    Early British Literature    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

ENGL    216    British Renaissance Literature    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

ENGL    217    17th Century Literature    3.0    F1

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

ENGL    218    The Long Eighteenth Century    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

ENGL    219A    The Romantic Period    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

ENGL    219B    The Victorian Period    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

ENGL    257A    American Lit: Beginning to 1850s    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 157A.

ENGL    257B    American Literature: 1850s-1945    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 157B.

2 courses selected from:

ENGL    245    Development of British Drama    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

ENGL    255A    The British Novel    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

ENGL    255B    The British Novel    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

ENGL    256    The American Novel    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 157A.

ENGL    265    Study in Major American Authors    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 100; ENGL 157A or ENGL 157B.

9 units selected from:

Any upper-division English (ENGL) courses except ENGL 199.

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:

ENGL    110    Adv. Comp. for Future Teachers    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001. ENGL 124 recommended.

ENGL    121    Principles of Language    3.0    FS

ENGL    157A    Survey of American Literature    3.0    FS

ENGL    210    Shakespeare    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

ENGL    297C    Teaching Multicultural Lit    3.0    FS

American Literature: 3 units

1 course selected from:

ENGL    256    The American Novel    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 100; ENGL 157A.

ENGL    257A    American Lit: Beginning to 1850s    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 100; ENGL 157A.

ENGL    257B    American Literature: 1850s-1945    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 157B.

ENGL    265    Study in Major American Authors    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 100; ENGL 157A or ENGL 157B.

British Literature: 3 units

1 course selected from:

ENGL    205    Early British Literature    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

ENGL    216    British Renaissance Literature    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

ENGL    217    17th Century Literature    3.0    F1

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

ENGL    218    The Long Eighteenth Century    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

ENGL    219A    The Romantic Period    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

ENGL    219B    The Victorian Period    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

Genre: 3 units

1 course selected from:

ENGL    238    Modern Poetry    3.0    FS

ENGL    245    Development of British Drama    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

ENGL    248    Modern Drama    3.0    FS

ENGL    255A    The British Novel    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

ENGL    255B    The British Novel    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

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:

ENGL    196    Intro Literary Edit/Publish    4.0    SP

ENGL    275    Editing for Publication    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: ENGL 124 or ENGL 175 (may be taken concurrently).

ENGL    289    Internship In English    1.0-3.0    FS

NOTE: ENGL 289 must be taken for 2 units.

ENGL    294    Literature/Language/Composition    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 124, ENGL 175, and ENGL 210.

ENGL    296    Literary Editing    4.0    FA

Prerequisites: ENGL 020 (may be taken concurrently).

Language and Literacy Pattern: 15-16 units

1 course required:

ENGL    225    History of the English Language    3.0    FS

1 course selected from:

ENGL    227    Semantics: Language and Meaning    3.0    FA

ENGL    228    Linguistic Approaches to Reading    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: ENGL 121.

1 course selected from:

ENGL    231    Theory/Practice in Tutor Comp    4.0    FS

Prerequisites: Strongly recommended: ENGL 110 and ENGL 175. With permission of instructor, course may be repeated once for credit, but credit will not count toward major.

ENGL    232    Second Language Acquisition    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 121.

2 courses required:

ENGL    289    Internship In English    1.0-3.0    FS

NOTE: ENGL 289 must be taken for 3 units.

ENGL    294    Literature/Language/Composition    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 124, ENGL 175, and ENGL 210.

Theatre Arts Pattern: 15 units

6 courses required:

THEA    060    Acting    3.0    FS *

THEA    061    Intro to the Theatre    3.0    FS *

THEA    070    Stagecraft    2.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 173.

THEA    173    Technical Theatre Performance    1.0    FS

THEA    180    Directing I    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: THEA 060; THEA 070.

ENGL    294    Literature/Language/Composition    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 124, ENGL 175, and ENGL 210.

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 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 (299H) 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:

ENGL    100    Approaches to Literary Genres    3.0    FS

ENGL    175    Rhetoric and Writing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001.

1 course selected from:

ENGL    156A    Survey of British Literature    3.0    FS

ENGL    156B    Survey of British Literature    3.0    FS

ENGL    157A    Survey of American Literature    3.0    FS

ENGL    157B    Survey of American Literature    3.0    FS

1 course selected from:

Any 200-level genre or period courses.

Upon recommendation by a faculty member and after an interview, the student will take 6 units of ENGL 299H, Senior Honors Thesis. Grades of B or better in ENGL 299H and in all other courses taken in the major are required to graduate with Honors in English.