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English (B.A. Only)

Professors:  Marjory Lange, Cornelia Paraskevas, Thomas Rand, Curtis Yehnert

Associate professors: Kit Andrews, Ann Bliss, Carol Harding, David Hargreaves, Henry Hughes, Gavin Keulks, Uma Shrestha

Assistant professors: Margaret Artman, Katherine Schmidt

 

Mission

Provides personalized learning opportunities leading to advanced studies, or a variety of careers including teaching, writing, editing, linguistics and literature.  The various programs help students develop a broad knowledge of literature, language and writing to foster analytical and critical skills.  Students encounter new ideas; appreciate aesthetic and practical language; become impassioned readers, writers, and thinkers; and gain perspectives in assimilating and evaluating their new experiences.

 

Note: For LACC literature requirements, English majors and language arts secondary teaching majors should take ENG 107 and ENG 108; ENG 109 is also recommended.

 

English/Language Arts

Common Core (37 credits)

ENG 223 Introduction to Literary Study (4)

ENG 204, 205, 206 Survey of British Literature (12)

ENG 253, 254 Survey of American Literature (8)

ENG 301 Shakespeare (4)

LING 210 Introduction to Linguistics (4)

LING 215 Structure of English I (4)

HUM 450 Senior Portfolio (1) Not required for Language Arts

B.A. in English/Literature (68-69 credits)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop an appreciation of literary works within a broad scope of literary traditions and genres. 
  2. Understand theories, methods, and forms of literary interpretation and research methods.
  3. Recognize relationships between literature and culture, society, and the individual.

Common Core (37 credits)

Four 300-level literature courses (6)

ENG 415 Topics in Theory and Criticism (4)

Two 400-level literature courses (8)

One upper-division elective in Humanities (3-4)

 

B.A. in English/Linguistics (67-69 credits)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop familiarity with issues in language usage, language variation, language acquisition and history of the English language, with special attention to writing, literacy and language arts.
  2. Understand structure and function in analyzing the English language system.
  3. Recognize the relationship between language and culture, society and the individual.

Common Core (37 credits)

LING 312 Language and Society (4)

LING 370 Discourse and Text (4)

Three 400-level linguistics courses (12)

One upper-division writing course (4)

Two upper-division Humanities electives (6-8)

B.A. in English/Writing (67-69 credits)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop a familiarity with aims of discourse, rhetorical strategies and artistic craft.
  2. Understand writing theory and practice.
  3. Recognize the relationship between writing and language, knowledge and power.

Common Core (37 credits)

Two 300-level writing classes* (7-8)

Three different 400-level writing classes for a minimum of (12)

Three upper-division Humanities electives (11-12)

*may include TA 330 Script Writing

 

Literature minor (20 credits)

ENG 223 Introduction to Literary Study (4)

Approved upper-division literature courses (16)

Linguistics minor (20 credits)

LING 210 Introduction to Linguistics (4)

LING 215 Structure of English I (4)

Approved upper-division linguistics courses (12)

Writing minor (19-20)

ENG 223 –or– WR 222 (4)

Approved upper-division writing courses* (15-16)

*may include TA 330 Script Writing

Students planning a minor in English, Linguistics or Writing need to be aware of prerequisites for upper-division courses. Students with a major in one of these areas and a minor in another need to plan with an adviser additional classes in the minor to replace courses taken in the common core. Planning with an adviser is essential.

 

 

 

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