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2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

English B.A.

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View information for the Department of English , including Learning Objectives for the department and its programs.

View the degree program Roadmap, which provide recommended advising maps to complete the degree program. Please consult your academic advisor as you develop your academic plan.


1. Complete the University General Education requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

(51 units minimum)

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2. Complete the prerequisites to the major, consisting of TWO survey courses from the list below, observing the following restrictions:

(6 units)

3. Complete the major of no fewer than 33 upper-division units.

4. Consult with the major adviser concerning requirements, changes in curriculum, subject matter preparation programs, etc.

The Major

(33 units)


Prospective postgraduate students in English should consult their English adviser concerning which courses in English will best prepare them for graduate study.

Single Subject Matter Preparation Program (SSMP) in English

Students planning to teach Jr. High School or High School English may fulfill the Subject Matter prerequisites to enter a teaching credential program.


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Concentration


Students wishing to have a specific concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) may do so by completing all requirements for the major to include the following specific courses:


Students planning to go on to a TESOL Certificate  or an MA-TESOL concentration should consider taking at least two semesters of a foreign language, ENGL 4991 TESOL Senior Seminar (4 units), and ENGL 4600 Tutorial Projects (3 units).

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