Bachelor of Arts in English
Below are the core requirements for achieving a BA in English. To see descriptions of these courses, check the general course descriptions. Faculty usually provide a more extensive description of the courses when they are offered.
Check with the Major Advisors at least once each semester to track your progress.
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|General Education Requirements||48 units|
|Of the 51 units required by the university, 3 may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.|
|American Institutions||(6 units)|
|Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.|
|Physical Education||2 units|
|Requirements in the Major||27 units|
|English Literature to Late 18th Century
English Literature, Romantic Era to the Present
American Literature to 1865
American Literature 1865 to Present
Writing Workshop for Majors
Introduction to Literary Criticism
History of the English Language
Seminar in Advanced Composition
Topics in Comparative World Literature
Literature for Global Understanding, the Americas
Literature for Global Understanding, Africa
Literature for Global Understanding, Oceania
Literature for Global Understanding, Asia
European Literature: Homer to Dante
Medieval English Literature
Shakespeare & Performance
|ENGL 193||Capstone Seminar in Literature & Self-Reflection||3 units|
|Elective Requirements in the Major||21 units|
|Take any 21 English Major units, 18 of which must be upper division.|
|Foreign Language Requirement||0-10 units|
|Completion of 1B course at SJSU or equivalent transfer satisfies the language requirement, as do courses above 1B in any language.|
|Electives or Minor||12-22 units|
|TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS||120 units|
Explanations and Limitations
One course equals 3 units. English majors who complete the Humanities Honors Program will be credited for ENGL 125 (European Literature: Homer to Dante).
Details and advising information on the above requirements are available in the English Department Office (FOB 102, 408-924-4425).
Teaching Credential Candidates English majors working toward the single-subject credential in English should take English 103 (Modern English) to meet the Language and Linguistics requirements and English 169 (Ethnicity in American Literature) to meet three units of the upper-division American Literature requirement. Consult a major advisor for additional requirements.