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Language Arts Division   (650) 949-7250

English 2012-2013

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The major in English is excellent preparation for careers in law, teaching, advertising, journalism, communications, and business administration. Most positions in modern institutions and industries require excellent skills in writing and reading. The English major provides students with those skills along with a breadth of cultural and historical knowledge through the study of great literature.

Program Learning Outcomes:

• Students will be able to compose a thesis-based essay that clearly communicates a logical, evidence-supported argument.
• Students will demonstrate, in writing, comprehension and critical analysis of college-level texts.

Units required for Major: 90

Degree Requirements:

• English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S-1T, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
• Mathematics proficiency: MATH 105, 108, 17 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
• All Foothill General Education requirements (30 Units)
• Core courses (29 Units)

*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

AA = Associate in Arts Degree.

Core Courses (29 units)

ENGL 1B Composition, Critical Reading & Thinking (5 units)
or ENGL 1BH Honors Composition, Critical Reading & Thinking (5 units)
ENGL 46A Monsters, Madness & Mayhem: English Literature from its Earliest Beginnings to Milton (4 units)
ENGL 46B Reason, Rebellion & Romanticism: English Literature from 1660-1830 (4 units)
ENGL 46C Wars & Wastelands: English Literature from the Victorian Period to the Present (4 units)
ENGL 48A The Birth of American Literature: 1492-1864 (4 units)
ENGL 48B American Literature in the Gilded Age: 1865-1914 (4 units)
ENGL 48C Modern American Literature: 1914-Present (4 units)

And THREE* courses from the following:
CRWR 6 Introduction to Creative Writing (5 units)
CRWR 39A Introduction to Short Fiction Writing (5 units)
CRWR 41A Poetry Writing (5 units)
ENGL 1C Advanced Composition (4 units)
or ENGL 1CH Honors Advanced Composition (4 units)
ENGL 50C Technical Writing (5 units)
Literature Courses*:
ENGL 5 Gay & Lesbian Literature (4 units)
or ENGL 5H Honors Gay & Lesbian Literature (4 units)
ENGL 7 Native American Literature (4 units)
or ENGL 7H Honors Native American Literature (4 units)
ENGL 8 Children's Literature (4 units)
ENGL 11 Introduction to Poetry (4 units)
or ENGL 11H Honors Introduction to Poetry (4 units)
ENGL 12 African American Literature (4 units)
ENGL 14 Traveling the World through Contemporary Literature (4 units)
ENGL 16 Introduction to Literature (4 units)
ENGL 17 Introduction to Shakespeare (4 units)
ENGL 31 Latino/a Literature (4 units)
ENGL 40 Asian American Literature (4 units)
or ENGL 40H Honors Asian American Literature (4 units)

* Two courses MUST be from the Literature section; the student has the option of taking all three required courses from Literature alone.

Control Information:
2012-2013 | Status: Approved | Modified: 2012-04-24 15:53:10 | Dept Code: ENGL