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English 2013-2014

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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. This 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: 29

Degree Requirements:

• English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
• Mathematics proficiency: MATH 57, 105, 108 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
• All Foothill General Education requirements (30 Units)
• Core courses (17 units)
• Support courses (12 units)

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

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a GPA of 2.0 or higher is required in all Core and Support courses.

AA = Associate in Arts Degree.

Core Courses (17 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 Nature 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)

Support Courses (12 units)

Select three* courses from the following:
ENGL 1C Advanced Composition (4 units)
or ENGL 1CH Honors Advanced Composition (4 units)
ENGL 50C Technical Writing (5 units)
CRWR 6 Introduction to Creative Writing (5 units)
CRWR 39A Introduction to Short Fiction Writing (5 units)
CRWR 41A Poetry 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
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 18A* Vampire Literature: Multicultural Representatives of the Bloodsucker (4 units)
ENGL 24* Unmasking Comics: The Dawn of the Graphic Novel (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)

* At least two courses must be Literature courses (identified above with an asterisk); the student has the option of taking all three required courses from the identified Literature courses.

Control Information:
2013-2014 | Status: Approved | Modified: 2013-07-03 08:05:09 | Dept Code: ENGL