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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

English

Undergraduate Programs

Option in English Education (120 units)

The Option in English Education 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. English Education emphases should not be confused with BA options or majors in English or other departments, which have significantly different requirements.

Core Requirements

Take all of the following:

  • ENGL 310 Applied Composition (4)
    Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or 317 or a baccalaureate degree.
  • ENGL 320 English Grammar (4)
    Prerequisite: None
  • ENGL 363 Shakespeare I (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100; GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGL 375 American Ethnic Writers (3)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100; GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGL 380 Approaches to English Studies (4)
    Prerequisite: ENGL 180 or equivalent.
  • ENGL 410 Theories of Writing and Literacy (3)
    Prerequisite: ENGL 309 or 310 or consent of instructor.
  • ENGL 482 Literature for Adolescents (4)
    Prerequisite: One college course in literature.
  • LING 339 Linguistics for Crosscultural Academic Development in Secondary School Settings (3)
    Prerequisites: None

Take one of the following:

  • ENGL 250A Survey of English Literature (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100; GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGL 250B Survey of English Literature (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100; GE Foundation requirements.

Take one of the following:

  • ENGL 270A Survey of American Literature (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100; GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGL 270B Survey of American Literature (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100; GE Foundation requirements.

Take one of the following: CWL 100, 124, 132, 320I, 346, 404, 452/552, CLSC101

General Education courses that 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.

Breadth and Perspective

Africana Studies Emphasis

Take all of the following:

  • AFRS 140 Introduction to African-American Literature (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
  • AFRS 415 International Black Children's Literature (3)
    Prerequisites: None

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)
    Prerequisite: None
  • JOUR 305 Media Design (3)
    Prerequisites: JOUR 3105.
  • JOUR 311 Reporting and Information Gathering (3)
    Prerequisites: JOUR 120 with a grade of "C" or better.

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)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
  • ENGL 436 Theories and Practices of Reading (3)
    Prerequisites: None

Take two of the following: ENGL 300, 309, 317, 404, 405, 406, 407, 417, 418, 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)
    Prerequisites: None
  • THEA 114A Fundamentals of Acting (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • THEA 221 History of Theatre and Drama to 1660 (3)
    Prerequisite: THEA 101 or concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor.
  • THEA 374 Fundamentals of Directing (3)
    Prerequisites: THEA 101 and 114A or consent of instructor.

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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