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Bachelor of Arts in English - 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, 34 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, ENGL 250B, ENGL 270A, ENGL 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, ENGL 317, ENGL 410, ENGL 435

Take seven of the following:

  • ENGL 310, ENGL 320, ENGL 337, ENGL 363, ENGL 404, ENGL 411, ENGL 416, ENGL 417, ENGL 418, ENGL 419, ENGL 423, ENGL 426, ENGL 436, ENGL 488, ENGL 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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