There are four options for the B.A. in English.
The traditional major track includes courses in linguistics, research and writing, and a comprehensive study of literature, English and American, as well as Shakespeare. The curriculum completes with a senior Capstone Course. The Capstone represents the culmination of the major, and as such the Capstone projects are presented to the public every spring. Course Requirements
The contracted major enables a student to build a specific program of courses are developed and justified with the advice and consent of an advisor in the department, and must be approved by the department chair. The curriculum completes with the senior capstone course. The Capstone represents the culmination of the major, and as such the Capstone projects are presented to the public every spring. Course Requirements
The writing concentration is appropriate for students who want to pursue an MFA or a career in professional writing. Course Requirements
For those considering a career in education, the department offers a major tailored for the California single-subject credential for teaching at the secondary level (grades 7-12). Course Requirements
English Subject Matter Credential
Students interested in the teaching of English at the secondary level should confer with the chair of the English Department for information about the english subject matter program. More Information