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Requirements

All English majors in the literature and writing concentrations must complete the lower-division and upper-division core requirements below, as well as all requirements for their concentration. All English majors must take at least one literature course from a period prior to the 18th century. Courses that meet this requirement include ENGL 222, ENGL 324, and ENGL 344. English majors must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 (3.0 for teaching concentration) or higher in all courses credited toward their major.

English Major Requirements (Literature and Writing Concentrations only)43-44 units
English Core Courses24-25 units
Lower-division Core Requirements9 units
ENGL 110
Freshman Writing Seminar+
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL 111
Introduction to Literature*
3
ENGL 112
Introduction to Literary Analysis*
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL 222
English Literature Survey to 1789
3
ENGL 232
English Literature Survey Since 1789
3
Upper-division Core Requirements15-16 units
ENGL 402
Principles of Language
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL 324
World Literature to the Renaissance*
3
ENGL 334
World Literature Since the Renaissance*
3
HUM 322
Humanities Seminar II: Literary Masterpieces (3 units on Azusa campus, 4 units at the High Sierra Semester)*
3–4
Select one of the following:
ENGL 344
American Literature to 1865*
3
ENGL 354
American Literature Since 1865*
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL 301
Creative Writing: Fiction
3
ENGL 302
Creative Writing: Poetry
3
ENGL 303
Creative Writing: Drama and Film
3
ENGL 304
Creative Writing: Nonfiction
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL 487
Literary Movements^
3
ENGL 488
Significant Authors^
3
ENGL 489
Literary Topics^
3
Concentration Requirements18-49 units
All english majors must complete the core requirements as well as the requirements for one of the concentrations:

+Meets a University Skills requirement.
*Meets a General Education core requirement.
^In recognition of the importance of race, class, ethnicity, and gender in shaping the literary landscape of the 21st century, multicultural topics and authors are embedded in courses throughout the literature core. In addition, at least one offering of ENGL 487, ENGL 488, or ENGL 489 each year will focus on multicultural topics and authors, such as Postcolonial and Third World Literature, Significant Authors (African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, Jewish, etc.), and Images of Women in Literature. Contact the department for current course descriptions as topics vary from semester to semester.