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Bachelor of Arts Major in English

Bachelor of Arts Major in English

  • QS World University Rankings
    801-1000
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
Bachelor of Arts Major in English In order to earn the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English, students must complete a minimum of 124 units with a Pacific cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.0. The undergraduate major in English prepares students for careers that put a premium on critical thinking and literacy. While many majors become teachers, many more enter business, government service, law, medicine or other professions after further schooling. Concentrations Offered Gender Studies Degrees in English Undergraduate majors may focus their elective courses to emphasize writing, literature, language, or film studies. The department offers a minor in English for students committed to a different academic major. English courses are offered in the following areas: British and American literature; writing; criticism of literature and allied arts (including film); English language. Upper-division courses (those numbered 100 or above) are more specialized or applied than lower-division courses and often presume prior training in the subject. Single Subject Credential in English Single Subject students are required to take TWO upper-division writing courses from one of the following: ENGL 106 (Content Engineering), and ENGL 109 (Professional Communications). Students interested in pursuing certification to teach English at the secondary school level consult with the English Department Credential Advisor, Dr. Amy Smith. Communication Skills 1. Formulate a thesis, construct arguments, and develop professional and creative writing skills. 2. Successfully adapt their communication styles to the occasion, task, and audience. Critical Analysis 1. Analyze critically literary and cultural texts. 2. Demonstrate awareness of the history or cultural context of literature in English. 3. Evaluate literature in comparative terms.

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