California State University, Long Beach Policy Statement
96-03
February 28, 1996


B.A. In English
Option in Language and Linguistics (2-6825)
Option in Literacy and Composition (2-6826)
These options were recommended by the Academic Senate on February 8, 1996
and approved by the President on February 20, 1996


Option in Language and Linguistics (2-6825)

The Language and Linguistics option is designed for students who desire a balanced program (language and literature, plus some focus on written communication) which emphasizes the linguistic needs of California students and teachers, particularly in a second language context. This option provides background for graduate study in linguistics and other fields, for Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), for language minority education, and for fields involving intensive language acquisition and communication. (Students seeking a Secondary Credential should complete the Language and Linguistics emphasis of the English Education option.) Because knowledge of at least one foreign language is usually required to obtain any advanced degree, students seeking such a degree should also include foreign language study in their undergraduate programs.

This option consists of 41 units total, 29 of which must be upper division, including the following:
Lower division: ENGL 184, 250A or 250B.
Upper division: ENGL 370A or 370B, LING 329; LING 325, 327 or 363I; three courses from ENGL 426, LING 420, 421, 426; two courses from LING 428, 472, 475, 485, 486; one course from ENGL 300, 310, LING 460; electives to complete 41 units from courses listed and/or ENGL 499, 481, 482.



Option in Literacy and Composition (2-6826)

The Literacy and Composition option is designed for students who desire a balanced program of composition, literature, and language study with particular emphasis on the ways literacy is defined and promoted in our society. This option prepares students for graduate study in English, rhetoric and composition, literacy studies, and for fields involving intensive writing and communications skills. Because a knowledge of at least one foreign language is usually required to obtain an advanced degree, students seeking such a degree should also include foreign language study in their undergraduate programs.

This option consists of 41 units, 33 of which must be upper division, including the following:
Lower division: ENGL 184, 250A, 250B.
Upper division: ENGL 410, 436; one course in composition: either ENGL 309 or 310; two courses from ENGL 435, 497, 498 (California Writing Project), LING 329; two courses from ENGL 300, 317, 337, 405, 407, 417, 418, 419; electives to make up a total of 41 units. Recommended additional courses, ENGL 370A, 370B, 385, 390, 421, 423, 426, 482.


EFFECTIVE: Fall 1996



Code: 6825, 6826
College: 28
Career: UG
IPEDS (Major) ERSS: 15011
IPEDS (Degree) ERSD: 15011