Bachelor of Arts in English - Literature Option California State University, Fresno
English is a general major designed to give proficiency in skills that traditionally have been among the most highly prized by society: an ability to read with comprehension and critical judgment; to communicate accurately and clearly both orally and in writing; to grasp difficult ideas and think logically; to do research and organize materials; to make ethical and moral judgments from a historical and humanistic framework; and to appreciate literature and the arts.
The core of the English major consists of four basic kinds of courses in the upper division: literary history courses, literary genre courses, literacy seminars, and writing courses.
Majors complete English courses; courses in subjects related to language arts education such as literacy studies, drama, speech communication, and linguistics; and chose Literature Area of Emphasis.
Each student seeking a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English must fulfill the lower-division core, upper-division core, and all requirements listed under the English major degree option. Students also must fulfill the university's General Education requirements (48 units). The English Department requires two college-level courses in the same foreign language (or equivalent) for all English major degree options.
1. Major requirements (52 units)
Lower-division core (8 units)
ENGL 31, ENGL 32
Upper-division core (20 units)
ENGL 105, ENGL 106W, ENGL 179, ENGL 193, ENGL 195
Literature Option (24 units)
Choose one additional Literature of Diversity course (4 units): ENGL 141, ENGL 142, ENGL 143, ENGL 144, ENGL 168T, ENGL 173, or ENGL 178
Choose one Early Literature course (4 units): ENGL 112, ENGL 113, ENGL 146, or ENGL 147
Choose one 17th – 19th Century Literature (4 units): ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 152, or ENGL 153
Choose one Literature of Modernity (4 units): ENGL 118, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, or ENGL 156
Genre: ENGL 169T or ENGL 176T (4 units)
Author: ENGL 188T or ENGL 189 (4 units)
2. General Education requirements (48 units)
3. Other requirements (9 units)
American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2), Multicultural and International (MI), and Upper-division writing. Note: English majors take ENGL 106W to fulfill the Upper-division Writing requirement.
4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)
5. Total units (120)*
* G.E. and Other requirement courses can be double-counted with major requirements. See advisor for details.