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Option in Rhetoric and Composition (code ENGLBA04) (120 units)

The Rhetoric and Composition option is designed for students who desire to write for multiple readers and to analyze and interpret texts. This option prepares students for teaching on virtually all levels, for graduate study in English, and for professions that require intensive writing and communication skills.

This option consists of 45 units, 32 of which must be upper division, including the following:

Lower Division:

  • Take the following:
    • ENGL 180 Appreciation of Literature (or equivalent) (3)
  • Take two of the following:
    • ENGL 250A, 250B, 270A, 270B

Upper Division:

  • Take the following:
    • ENGL 380 Approaches to English Studies (4)
  • Take two of the following:
    • ENGL 300, 317, 410, and 435
  • Take seven of the following:
    • ENGL 310, 320, 337, 363, 404, 411, 416, 417, 418, 419, 423, 426, 436, 488, and 497
  • Take upper-division English course electives to reach a total of 45 units.

Note: Students are strongly encouraged to take ENGL 102 or an English-department equivalent at a transfer school for this option.

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