Molly Crumpton Winter, Ph.D., Chair
Professors: Davis, Dorsey, Foreman, Marshall, Paterson, Perrello, Schmidt, Stryker, Thompson, Winter, Wittman, Wolfe
Assistant Professor: Flores, Maldonado, Moberly
Lecturers: Barrington-Schmidt, Grimshaw, Gudino, Hall, Lanser, Psiropoulos, Sledge, Steele, Webb, Young, Zandarski
Office: Demergasso-Bava Hall (DBH) 264
Phone: (209) 667-3361
Bachelor of Arts in English
Bachelor of Arts in English with Single Subject Matter Preparation in English (SSMP)
Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Minor in English
Liberal Studies degree concentration in English
Liberal Studies degree concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Certificate in TESOL
Master of Arts, English
The various programs are designed to provide the skills essential for fluent and mature expression in a student’s chosen field. Courses in literature and film familiarize students with important literary works and forms. Courses in Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing (RTW) prepare students to be excellent writers and editors. Courses in a pre-credential, Single Subject Matter Preparation in English prepare future teachers for the public schools. Courses in TESOL prepare teachers of English as a Second Language and English as a Foreign Language. In all of the English courses, students are encouraged to develop informed and independent critical thinking abilities and the skills to communicate articulately in both oral and written modes.
Master of Arts in English
There are three main concentrations of study leading to the Master of Arts degree in English : (1) a concentration in the literature of Britain and the United States (MA-LIT); (2) a concentration in rhetoric and the teaching of writing (MA-RTW); (3) a concentration in teaching English to speakers of other languages (MA-TESOL). Concentrations may be combined.
Subject Matter Preparation Program
Those applying for admission to a single subject matter credential program, which is required to become a secondary school teacher, and who are interested in obtaining the required certification of subject matter competency in English, should obtain the description of requirements for certification currently available in the Department of English.
Upper-Division Writing Proficiency
Students graduating from Stanislaus State must demonstrate writing competency through satisfactory completion of a Writing Proficiency course (WP) in any discipline. Passing the Writing Proficiency Screening Test (WPST) is one of the prerequisites for these courses. is the upper-division gateway course and the required WP courses for the English major.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
The Department of English offers courses for students who speak English as a second or foreign language. The courses are designed for students whose proficiency in English is at a high-intermediate to advanced fluency level. The courses are designed to improve the writing and study skills of resident ESL students or newly arrived international students. Students in the courses normally are regularly enrolled students in the University.
English Program Learning Outcomes
- Provide all Stanislaus students the opportunity to achieve appropriate levels of proficiency in written communication.
- Share with our students a rich variety of American, British, and World texts.
- Guide our students to develop a broad range of interpretive abilities and analytical skills.
- Present the historical, cultural, and technical information necessary for students to become competent readers and scholars.
- Assist our students in the continual process of improving formal writing skills.
- Provide opportunities for students to practice their oral communication skills.
- Support our students as they prepare for and enter into professional life.
- Engage prospective teachers in the philosophy and practice of teaching language arts in secondary schools.