the Bachelor of Arts Degree in English:
English Major in Language and Literature (EMLL)
Study in the Department of English leads to an understanding and appreciation of British, American and other literatures in English, and of the English language, its aesthetic and functional properties, its uses, and the methods by which impressions and ideas are articulated and communicated.
The BA in English emphasizes in-depth study of the nature of the English language, the British, American and other literary traditions, creative writing, and critical approaches to literature. The Department of English offers a BA in English with two emphases: The English Major in Language and Literature (EMLL) and the English Major with Credential Emphasis (EMCE). The EMLL program offers both breadth and flexibility in preparation for a diversity of career opportunities while the EMCE provides subject matter preparation for prospective English Language Arts teachers. English program goals and objectives can be found at the department's website.
The department also offers a minor in English Literature, a minor in Linguistics, and a minor in Children's Literature. In addition, the department has two post-baccalaureate certificates, in Writing and in Children's Literature.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in English: English Major in Language and Literature (EMLL)
Required to Graduate 180 units
Minor Requirement 20 units
Other University Requirements 77-92 units
CSUB 101 2
*may be satisfied in major, minor or other university requirement
Additional Units 0-8 units
See http://www.csub.edu/schedules.shtml for current list of courses satisfying university-wide requirements
One (1) quarter unit of credit normally represents one hour of in-class work and 2-3 hours of outside study per week.
Lower-Division Requirements (26 units)
Note: Students must complete a minimum of 15 units of the lower-division courses in the major before enrolling in upper-division courses in the major.
ENGL 110 (5 units)
Upper-Division Requirements (55 units)
ENGL 300 (5 units)
OPTIONAL EMPHASIS (15 units)
You may choose to count one lower-division and two upper-division electives toward the optional emphasis. ENGL 375, HUM 477 and HUM 497 may also count toward the optional emphasis when course content is deemed appropriate by the department chair.
World Literature (ENGL 290, 369, 392, 393, 395, 397, 398, and ENGL 375 when course content is appropriate.)
Children's Literature (ENGL 470, 471, 472, 473)
Ethnic Literature (ENGL 207, 364, 365, 366, 370, 372, and ENGL 375 when course content is appropriate.)
Creative Writing (ENGL 272, 404; ENGL 404 may be repeated for different course content.)
Linguistics (ENGL 319, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 420, 421, 422)
Film Studies (ENGL 373, 374, 460)
Contract Emphasis A topic of your choice, to be developed in consultation with an advisor. Examples include medieval literature, early American literature, poetry & poetics, and narrative studies. Dependent on the availability of appropriate courses.
Students must also complete one of the three options listed below:
1. A special minor consisting of at least 20 quarter units, approved by the student's advisor and the AVP for Academic Programs, 15 of which must be upper division, taken outside the major discipline.
2. A minor consisting of at least 20 quarter units.
3. An interdisciplinary concentration or minor in one of the specially developed areas (see Interdisciplinary Concentrations and Minors).
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