Bachelor of Arts in English, Literature

"Literature is unbelievably helpful, because no matter what business you are in, you are dealing with interpersonal relationships. It gives you an appreciation of what makes people tick." - Michael Eisner, English major and former CEO of Disney

The Literature emphasis offers courses in English and American literature, as well as other global literatures in English and the study of historical periods, individual authors, movements, themes and genres. Our courses emphasize the diversity of literature in English and consider literary works in their social and historical contexts, with particular emphasis on the literature of underrepresented groups.

Minor Requirements (18 units)

  • English 298: Writing about Literature (3)
  • Five courses chosen from at least four of the following groups (15): Poetry, Fiction, Drama, Rhetoric/Writing, Literary Criticism & Theory, American Literature, British Literature, Comparative & Global Literature, Linguistics, Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Requirements (39 units)

  • ENG 281 - Introduction to Language (3 units)
  • ENG 298 - Writing About Literature (3 units)
  • ENG 303 - Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism (3 units)
  • ENG 311 - Transatlantic Survey I (3 units)
  • ENG 312 - Transatlantic Survey II (3 units)
  • ENG 499B - Senior Research Project in Literature (3 units) CO14
  • Upper-Level Linguistics (Choose one): ENG 411B, ENG 412A, ENG 413A, ENG 414A,ENG 415A, ENG 416B, ENG 432A or ENG 440A (3 units)
  • Electives (18 units): review course catalog for details