English Major Requirements

English Major Core Requirements twenty-seven units
ENGL 240 Foundations of Literary Study 
fall semester only
3 units
ENGL 260 Survey of British Literature I
fall semester only, alternate years
3 units
ENGL 262 Survey of British Literature II
spring semester only, alternate years
3 units
ENGL 309 Survey of American Literature 
fall semester only, alternate years
3 units
ENGL 375 Modern Grammar & Advanced Composition
spring semester only
3 units
ENGL 431 Survey of World Literature
spring semester only
3 units
ENGL 455 Shakespeare
fall semester only
3 units
ENGL 465 Theory and Criticism of Literature
spring semester only
3 units
 ENGL 499C Capstone Seminar in English
spring semester only
3 units 
 Foreign Language Requirement
(2 semesters of the same foreign language)
 6-8 units
 In addition to the English Major Core Requirements, each student is required to take 12 additional units of Upper Division courses to be chosen from the English Department curriculum, according to one of two emphases within the major.
Writing Emphasis Requirements
Choose 12 units from the following writing courses:
12 units
ENGL 210 Technical Writing
fall semester only, alternate years
3 units
ENGL 320 Journalism 3 units
ENGL 350 Creative Writing
fall semester only
3 units
ENGL 438 Creative Writing Workshop
spring semester only
poetry, fiction, or travel writing
3 units
ENGL 442 Playwriting 3 units
ENGL 451 Writing Internship 3 units
ENGL 453* Language, Culture, and Linguistics 3 units
ENGL 460 Professional Writing 3 units
 ENGL 486 Advanced Research Methods 3 units
Literary & Textual Analysis Emphasis Requirements
Choose 12 units from the following writing courses:
12 units
ENGL 325 Period Focus 3 units
ENGL 335 Genre Focus 3 units
ENGL 340 Children’s Literature
spring semester only
3 units
ENGL 360 Dramatic Literature/Script Analysis
spring semester only, alternate years
3 units
ENGL 425 Author Focus 3 units
ENGL 444 Culture Focus 3 units
ENGL 464 Thematic Focus 3 units
 ENGL 486 Advanced Research Methods 3 units 

*Prospective English Teachers: Courses marked with an asterisk * are required for the English Single-Subject Matter Waiver Program plus ENGL 315 Teaching English in a Multicultural setting. In the Core Curriculum, POLS 255 U.S. Government is required instead of HIST 156 US History.

Please note: This information is provided as a guideline.
This guideline is not the official record.
See the academic catalog for official course descriptions and requirements.
English majors are required to meet with an Academic Advisor each semester.