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Bachelor of Arts in English - Option in Literature (120 units)

The Literature option is designed for students who desire a thorough grounding in English and American literature and is particularly recommended for those planning on graduate study in English.

This option consists of 46 units, 27 of which must be taken in the upper division, including the following:

Lower Division:

Take all of the following:

  • ENGL 180 Appreciation of Literature (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
  • ENGL 250A Survey of English Literature (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1); GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGL 250B Survey of English Literature (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1); GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGL 270A Survey of American Literature (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1); GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGL 270B Survey of American Literature (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1); GE Foundation requirements.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following:

  • ENGL 363 Shakespeare I (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1); GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGL 380 Approaches to English Studies (4)
    Prerequisite: ENGL 180 or equivalent.

Take either two from the ENGL 450 series or one from the ENGL 450 series and one from the ENGL 460 series (excluding ENGL 469); one of these two courses must be in English literature before 1900

Take one course from 470 series (excluding ENGL 479)

Take one senior seminar (ENGL 469, ENGL 479, ENGL 489)

Take electives to make up a total of 46 units


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