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English

Undergraduate Programs

Option in English Education (code ENGLBA06) (120 units)

English Education emphases should not be confused with BA options or majors in English or other departments, which have significantly different requirements. The English Education option is designed for prospective secondary English teachers and satisfies the state-mandated requirement in subject matter competence for the Single Subject Teaching Credential. This 52-unit option combines a 40-unit core with a specified emphasis in one of nine areas. All nine areas of emphasis require that students complete the 40-unit core requirements specified here and take the additional 12 units of breadth and perspective as indicated below.

Core Requirements

  • Take all of the following:
    • ENGL 310 Applied Composition (4)
    • ENGL 320 English Grammar (4)
    • ENGL 363 Shakespeare I (4)
    • ENGL 375 American Ethnic Writers (3)
    • ENGL 380 Approaches to English Studies (4)
    • ENGL 410 Theories of Writing and Literacy (3)
    • ENGL 482 Literature for Adolescents (4)
    • LING 339 Linguistics for Crosscultural Academic Development in Secondary School Settings (3)
  • Take one of the following:
    • ENGL 250A Survey of English Literature (4)
    • ENGL 250B Survey of English Literature (4)
  • Take one of the following:
    • ENGL 270A Survey of American Literature (4)
    • ENGL 270B Survey of American Literature (4)
  • Take one of the following:
    • CWL 100, 124, 132, 320I, 346, 404, 452/552, CLSC101

General Education courses that will meet California Commission for Teacher Credentialing Recommendations are:

  • Take three units from the following:
    • THEA 113, 122, 324I
  • Take three units from the following:
    • COMM 130, 335.

In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Preliminary Single Subject Credential in English, prospective English teachers are also required to complete 44 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete all of the credential program courses, except for student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as a post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this Catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website (www.ced.csulb.edu/single-subject) for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures. Prospective students should consult the department's English Education Advisor early to plan their program.

Breadth and Perspective

Africana Studies Emphasis

  • Take all of the following:
    • AFRS 140 Introduction to African-American Literature (3)
    • AFRS 415 International Black Children's Literature (3)
  • Take three units from the following:
    • AFRS 343A, 343B
  • Take three units from the following:
    • AFRS 180, 205, 240, 346.

Communication Studies Emphasis

  • Take the following:
    • COMM 355 Communication in the Classroom (3)
  • Take nine units from the following:
    • COMM 309, 331, 335, 352, 358, 411.

Creative Writing Emphasis

  • Take six units from the following:
    • ENGL 404, 405, 406, 407
  • Take six units from the following:
    • ENGL 385, 386, 459, 463, 467A/B, 474, 475, 476A/B, 477A/B, 478.

Journalism Emphasis

  • Take all of the following:
    • JOUR 120 Writing Across the Media (3)
    • JOUR 305 Media Design (3)
    • JOUR 311 Reporting and Information Gathering (3)
  • Take three units from the following:
    • JOUR 430, 431

Language and Linguistics Emphasis

  • Take three units from the following:
    • LING 420, 421, 433
  • Take three units from the following:
    • LING 485, 486; EDP 485
  • Take three units from the following:
    • LING 425, 472; ANTH 421
  • Take three units from the following:
    • ENGL 435, LING 460

Literacy and Composition Emphasis

  • Take all of the following:
    • ENGL 435 Teaching Composition (3)
    • ENGL 436 Theories and Practices of Reading (3)
  • Take two of the following:
    • ENGL 300, 309, 317, 404, 405, 406, 407, 417, 418, 496, 497, LING 460.

Literature Emphasis

  • Take three units from the ENGL 450 series
  • Take three units from the ENGL 470 series
  • Take three units from the following:
    • ENGL 318I, 385, 386, 398
  • Take three units from the following:
    • 1. Any course in ENGL 440 series;
    • 2. Any course in ENGL 450 series different from above;
    • 3. Any course in ENGL 460 series;
    • 4. Any course in ENGL 470 series different from above;
    • 5. Any course in ENGL 480 series except ENGL 482 or 498.

Theatre Arts Emphasis

  • Take all of the following:
    • THEA 101 Fundamentals of Script Analysis (3)
    • THEA 114A Fundamentals of Acting (3)
    • THEA 321 History of Theatre and Drama to 1660 (3)
    • THEA 374 Fundamentals of Directing (3)

World Literature Emphasis

  • Take three units from the following:
    • CWL 101, 132, 452, CLSC 101
  • Take three units from the following:
    • CWL 330A, 330B
  • Take three units from the following:
    • CWL 103, 104, 334, 402, 403, 406, 440
  • Take three units from the following:
    • CWL 414I, 422I, 431, 432, 437, 438; CLSC 311I, 312I, 420I.

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