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California State University, Long Beach
2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog


Undergraduate Programs

Option in Rhetoric and Composition (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)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.

Take two of the following: ENGL 250A, 250B, 270A, 270B

Upper Division:

Take the following:

  • ENGL 380 Approaches to English Studies (4)
    Prerequisite: ENGL 180 or equivalent.

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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