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Bachelor of Arts in English - Option in English Education (120 units)

The Option in English Education is designed for prospective secondary English teachers and satisfies the state-mandated requirement in subject matter competence for the Single Subject Teaching Credential. This 55-unit option combines a 43-unit core with a specified emphasis in one of five areas. All five areas of emphasis require that students complete the 43-unit core requirements specified here and take the additional 12 units of breadth and perspective as indicated below. In order to achieve subject matter competency, English Education majors must earn grades of 'C' or better in all of their content area coursework. English Education emphases should not be confused with BA options or majors in English or other departments, which have significantly different requirements.

Core Requirements

Take all of the following:

  • ENGL 180 Appreciation of Literature (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
  • ENGL 310 Applied Composition (4)
    Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1).
  • ENGL 320 English Grammar (4)
    Prerequisite: None
  • ENGL 363 Shakespeare I (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1); GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGL 375 U.S. Ethnic Writers (3)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1); GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGL 380 Approaches to English Studies (4)
    Prerequisite: ENGL 180 or equivalent.
  • ENGL 410 Theories of Writing and Literacy (3)
    Prerequisite: ENGL 309 or ENGL 310 or consent of instructor.
  • ENGL 482 Literature for Adolescents (4)
    Prerequisite: One college course in literature.
  • LING 339 Linguistics for Crosscultural Academic Development in Secondary School Settings (3)
    Prerequisites: None

Take one of the following:

  • ENGL 250A Survey of English Literature (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1); GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGL 250B Survey of English Literature (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1); GE Foundation requirements.

Take one of the following:

  • ENGL 270A Survey of American Literature (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1); GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGL 270B Survey of American Literature (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1); GE Foundation requirements.

Take one of the following:

  • CWL 100, CWL 124, CWL 132, CWL 320, CWL 346, CWL 404, CWL 452/552, CLSC 101

General Education courses that meet California Commission for Teacher Credentialing Recommendations are:

Take three units from the following:

  • THEA 113, THEA 122, THEA 324

Take three units from the following:

  • COMM 130, COMM 335

Breadth and Perspective

Creative Writing Emphasis

Take six units from the following:

  • ENGL 404, ENGL 405, ENGL 406, ENGL 407

Take six units from the following:

  • ENGL 385, ENGL 386, ENGL 459, ENGL 463, ENGL 467A/B, ENGL 474, ENGL 475, ENGL 476A/B, ENGL 477A/B, ENGL 478

Language and Linguistics Emphasis

Take three units from the following:

  • LING 420, LING 421, LING 433

Take three units from the following:

  • LING 486; EDP 485

Take three units from the following:

  • LING 425, LING 472; ANTH 421

Take three units from the following:

  • ENGL 435; LING 460

Literature Emphasis

Take three units from the ENGL 450 series

Take three units from the ENGL 470 series

Take three units from the following:

  • ENGL 318, ENGL 385, ENGL 386

Take three units from the following:

  • 1. Any course in ENGL 440 series;
  • 2. Any course in ENGL 450 series different from above;
  • 3. Any course in ENGL 460 series;
  • 4. Any course in ENGL 470 series different from above;
  • 5. Any course in ENGL 480 series except ENGL 482 or 498.

Rhetoric and Composition Emphasis

Take all of the following:

  • ENGL 435 Teaching Composition (3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
  • ENGL 436 Theories and Practices of Reading (3)
    Prerequisites: None

Take two of the following:

  • ENGL 300, ENGL 309, ENGL 317, ENGL 404, ENGL 405, ENGL 406, ENGL 407, ENGL 417, ENGL 418,ENGL 497; LING 460

U.S. Ethnic Literatures emphasis

Take 12 units from the following courses:

  • AFRS 140 Introduction to African American Literature (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.

  • AIS 340 American Indian Literature (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements. 
Same course as ENGL 340. Not open for credit to student with credit in ENGL 340.
  • CHLS 150 Introduction to Chicano Literary Studies (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One course from GE category A1. Not open for credit to students with credit in CHLS 205.
  • CHLS 370 Chicana/o and Latina/o Literature (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation and upper-division standing. Students must have scored 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.
 Same course as ENGL 370. Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 370.
  • CWL 350 Global Literature in American Culture (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
  • CWL 415 Ethnic Literature and Culture in America (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
  • ENGL 340 American Indian Literature (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements. 
Same course as AIS 340. Not open for credit to students with credit in AIS 340.
  • ENGL 370 Chicana/o and Latina/o Literature (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation and upper-division standing. Students must have scored 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.
 Same course as CHLS 370. Not open for credit to students with credit in CHLS 370.
  • ENGL 442 Sexing Chicana Literature (3)
    Prerequisites: ENGL100 or GE Composition (Area A1) and upper-division standing or consent of instructor. Same course as WGSS 442. Not open for credit to students with credit in W/ST 442 or WGSS 442.
  • ENGL 470 American Ethnic Literatures (3)
    Prerequisite: ENGL 375 or consent of instructor.
  • ENGL 479 Selected Topics - Major American Writers (4)
    Prerequisites: At least senior standing and 12 units of upper-division ENGL (including ENGL 380).
    B. Louise Erdrich
    J. Toni Morrison
    P. Richard Wright
  • ENGL 489 Selected Topics in Literatures Written in English (4)
    J. Chicana/o and Latina/o Cultural Production
  • WGSS 442 Sexing Chicana Literature (3)
    Prerequisites: ENGL100 or GE Composition (Area A1) and upper-division standing or consent of instructor. 
Same course as ENGL 442. Not open for credit to students with credit in W/ST 442 or ENG 442.

 


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