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The Minor in Secondary Language Arts

The Secondary Language Arts minor, in combination with the English Education option of the BA in English, completes the requirements of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing-approved subject matter preparation program in English.

Course Requirements for the Minor: 18-20 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

Minor Core: 6 units

1 course required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
An introduction to the descriptive grammar of English. Students learn to use basic syntactic terms to analyze spoken and written English, distinguishing between descriptive and prescriptive grammar. Required of English majors by the end of the junior year in preparation for upper-division course work in English. 3 hours lecture. (003452)

1 course selected from:

Note: Students completing the BA in English: English Education Option must take ENGL 534W.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
An intensive introduction to the theory and practice of second language acquisition and teaching. 3 hours lecture. (020485)
Prerequisites: ENGL 335W, ENGL 375, and ENGL 441W.
A capstone course focusing on connections among literature, language, and composition required of all single-subject credential candidates. To be taken during the senior year. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved Writing Course. (003579)

Additional Courses: 12-14 units

The following courses, or their approved equivalents, are required of all candidates in the minor depending on the chosen course grouping. Students must select and complete one of the following course groupings for completion of the Minor in Secondary Language Arts course requirements.

General Studies: 13-14 units

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; ENGL 220W for English Educ students only.
Instruction in the writing of poetry at an intermediate level. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or higher certifies writing proficiency for majors. This is an approved Writing Course. (003443)
Prerequisites: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; ENGL 220W for English Educ students only.
Instruction in the writing of fiction at an intermediate level. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or higher certifies writing proficiency for majors. This is an approved Writing Course. (003446)
Prerequisites: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; ENGL 220W for English Educ students only.
Instruction in the writing of fact-based prose (i.e., nonfiction) that acknowledges the presence and creative imagination of the writer at an intermediate level. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or higher certifies writing proficiency for majors. This is an approved Writing Course. (003438)
Prerequisite: ENGL 220W (may be taken concurrently).
Study of and workshop in the editing of literary magazines, manuscripts, and other literary materials. Practice in selection, evaluation, copy editing, and production. Class publishes Watershed Review literary magazine. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. (003581)

2 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Study and criticism of selected American films, with emphasis on their literary sources, their illustration of various literary conventions, and their use of language. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Course. (003463)
An examination of the historical development of comic books and the graphic novel as a distinct genre. This course introduces students to key terminology within comics' studies, and strategies for analyzing and composing comic books. 3 hours lecture. (021584)
A study of the many ways in which the child and childhood are dealt with in literary works. Texts for study will be drawn from Western and non-Western works including memoir, fiction, poetry, film, autobiography, books for children and for young adults, essays, and plays. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Course. This is an approved General Education course. (021253)
An intensive survey of major issues and themes in the intersection between Western and non-Western literature. Students examine the interconnections between works of North American cultures and works from the literatures of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (003470)
An introduction to the literature of ancient Greece and Rome. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (003411)
Study of the literary types and qualities of the English Bible and their impact upon British and American literature and language. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved General Education course. (003471)
Discussion of politically engaged literary texts and the possibilities of literary activism. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021119)
This course explores the way place, socio-economic status, gender, and sexuality inform and inflect the experience of particular cultural groups set against the larger American culture. Classes typically focus on African American, Asian American, Chicana/o, or Native American literature. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021237)
To introduce students to the philosophical and historical backgrounds of the use of supernatural elements in literature. Students are introduced to empiricist ideas of what is "natural" and the moment at which literary texts explicitly use or confront those ideas. 3 hours lecture. (021567)
Beginning with Goethe's foundational example of the Bildungsroman, or novel of development, this course for advanced undergraduates charts the increasingly contentious relationship between the individual and society in the (largely European) novel. 3 hours lecture. (021566)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
A study of the literature and culture of Tudor England, emphasizing the prose and poetry of such figures as More, Skelton, Wyatt, Sidney, Spenser and Marlowe. 3 hours seminar. (003511)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
The literature and intellectual currents of Restoration and eighteenth-century Britain, including works by such authors as Dryden, Addison, Steele, Pope, Swift, Hume, Sterne, Goldsmith, and Johnson. 3 hours seminar. (003514)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
A study of the literary and intellectual currents of the Romantic period, including major essayists and critics, and the poetry of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. 3 hours seminar. (003515)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
The poetry and prose of Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Hopkins, and others. Attention to important essayists and critics and to the significance of the Victorian scene for our times. 3 hours seminar. (003516)
Study of twentieth-century British, American, Continental, and Latin American poetry. 3 hours seminar. (003543)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
The development of British drama from its beginnings to the nineteenth century. Specific topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar. (003545)
British, Continental, and American drama from Ibsen to the present. Topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar. (003549)
Comparative study of major genres, themes, and literary figures in literature. Topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003552)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
A study of eighteenth-century and Romantic-period novels, including such authors as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Burney, Austen, and Scott. 3 hours seminar. (003554)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
A study of Victorian novels, including such authors as Thackeray, the Brontes, Dickens, Gaskell, Eliot, Trollope, and Hardy. 3 hours seminar. (003556)
Prerequisites: ENGL 278, ENGL 340.
A critical and historical study of the American novel from its beginnings through the nineteenth century; Cooper, Melville, Hawthorne, Twain, James, and others. 3 hours seminar. (003557)
Prerequisites: ENGL 278, ENGL 340.
An in-depth study of major themes, authors, and works from the beginnings of American literature through the nineteenth century. As an approved US Diversity course, students examine the diverse perspectives and cultures of groups both inside and outside of hegemonic US culture that inform the American literary tradition. Topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved US Diversity course. (003558)
Prerequisites: ENGL 279, ENGL 340.
An in-depth study of major themes, authors, and works in the twentieth-century and contemporary American literature. As an approved US Diversity course, students examine the diverse perspectives and cultures of groups both inside and outside of hegemonic US culture that inform the American literary tradition. Topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved US Diversity course. (003559)
British, American, Continental, and Latin American novels in the twentieth century. 3 hours seminar. (003562)
Prerequisites: ENGL 340; ENGL 278 or ENGL 279.
An intensive study of major authors in American literature. Authors vary by semester. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003566)
Seminar examination of writers and themes in American literature. Topics vary by semester. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003583)
Prerequisite: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
Study of 20th-Century and contemporary poetry, fiction, drama, and essays from British, Irish, and postcolonial authors. 3 hours lecture. (020571)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisite: ENGL 130W.
A study of technical writing and presentation skills in business and scientific environments, including audience analyses, writing processes, genres of technical and business discourse, visual communication, collaboration, professional responsibility, clear and correct expression. Students write and revise several documents and give oral reports. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Course. This is an approved General Education course. (021825)
Prerequisites: ENGL 333W and ENGL 335W are strongly recommended.
Training and experience in the tutoring of students in composition. With permission of instructor, course may be repeated once for credit, but credit will not count toward major. 3 hours seminar, 3 hours laboratory. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. (003539)
This course emphasizes both the grammatical content needed to teach non-native speakers and various integrated approaches to teaching grammar. 3 hours lecture. (003527)
The development of the English language from its earliest origins to the present. Fundamental rules of language change in syntax, morphology, and phonology, with application to examples from Old, Middle, Early Modern, and contemporary English. 3 hours lecture. (003532)
A comprehensive exploration of semantics, including theories of meaning, relationship between semantics and conceptual structure, semantics and cognition in language acquisition, and the relationship between meaning and use. 3 hours lecture. (003534)
An examination of recent theory and research in the field of reading as a language process, with practical experience in reading instruction. 3 hours seminar. (003535)
The study of language in society through an exploration of language variation in different contexts. 3 hours lecture. (021656)

Creative Writing: 12 units

3 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; ENGL 220W for English Educ students only.
Instruction in the writing of poetry at an intermediate level. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or higher certifies writing proficiency for majors. This is an approved Writing Course. (003443)
Prerequisites: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; ENGL 220W for English Educ students only.
Instruction in the writing of fiction at an intermediate level. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or higher certifies writing proficiency for majors. This is an approved Writing Course. (003446)
Prerequisites: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; ENGL 220W for English Educ students only.
Instruction in the writing of fact-based prose (i.e., nonfiction) that acknowledges the presence and creative imagination of the writer at an intermediate level. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or higher certifies writing proficiency for majors. This is an approved Writing Course. (003438)
Prerequisite: ENGL 220W (may be taken concurrently).
Study of and workshop in the editing of literary magazines, manuscripts, and other literary materials. Practice in selection, evaluation, copy editing, and production. Class publishes Watershed Review literary magazine. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. (003581)
Prerequisite: ENGL 320W or instructor permission.
Instruction in the writing of poetry at an advanced level. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. (003519)
Prerequisite: ENGL 321W or 327W or faculty permission.
Instruction in the writing of fiction and/or creative nonfiction at an advanced level. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. (003521)

Literature: 12 units

4 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Study and criticism of selected American films, with emphasis on their literary sources, their illustration of various literary conventions, and their use of language. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Course. (003463)
An examination of the historical development of comic books and the graphic novel as a distinct genre. This course introduces students to key terminology within comics' studies, and strategies for analyzing and composing comic books. 3 hours lecture. (021584)
A study of the many ways in which the child and childhood are dealt with in literary works. Texts for study will be drawn from Western and non-Western works including memoir, fiction, poetry, film, autobiography, books for children and for young adults, essays, and plays. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Course. This is an approved General Education course. (021253)
An intensive survey of major issues and themes in the intersection between Western and non-Western literature. Students examine the interconnections between works of North American cultures and works from the literatures of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (003470)
An introduction to the literature of ancient Greece and Rome. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (003411)
Study of the literary types and qualities of the English Bible and their impact upon British and American literature and language. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved General Education course. (003471)
Discussion of politically engaged literary texts and the possibilities of literary activism. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021119)
This course explores the way place, socio-economic status, gender, and sexuality inform and inflect the experience of particular cultural groups set against the larger American culture. Classes typically focus on African American, Asian American, Chicana/o, or Native American literature. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021237)
To introduce students to the philosophical and historical backgrounds of the use of supernatural elements in literature. Students are introduced to empiricist ideas of what is "natural" and the moment at which literary texts explicitly use or confront those ideas. 3 hours lecture. (021567)
Beginning with Goethe's foundational example of the Bildungsroman, or novel of development, this course for advanced undergraduates charts the increasingly contentious relationship between the individual and society in the (largely European) novel. 3 hours lecture. (021566)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
A study of the literature and culture of Tudor England, emphasizing the prose and poetry of such figures as More, Skelton, Wyatt, Sidney, Spenser and Marlowe. 3 hours seminar. (003511)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
The literature and intellectual currents of Restoration and eighteenth-century Britain, including works by such authors as Dryden, Addison, Steele, Pope, Swift, Hume, Sterne, Goldsmith, and Johnson. 3 hours seminar. (003514)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
A study of the literary and intellectual currents of the Romantic period, including major essayists and critics, and the poetry of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. 3 hours seminar. (003515)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
The poetry and prose of Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Hopkins, and others. Attention to important essayists and critics and to the significance of the Victorian scene for our times. 3 hours seminar. (003516)
Study of twentieth-century British, American, Continental, and Latin American poetry. 3 hours seminar. (003543)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
The development of British drama from its beginnings to the nineteenth century. Specific topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar. (003545)
British, Continental, and American drama from Ibsen to the present. Topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar. (003549)
Comparative study of major genres, themes, and literary figures in literature. Topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003552)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
A study of eighteenth-century and Romantic-period novels, including such authors as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Burney, Austen, and Scott. 3 hours seminar. (003554)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
A study of Victorian novels, including such authors as Thackeray, the Brontes, Dickens, Gaskell, Eliot, Trollope, and Hardy. 3 hours seminar. (003556)
Prerequisites: ENGL 278, ENGL 340.
A critical and historical study of the American novel from its beginnings through the nineteenth century; Cooper, Melville, Hawthorne, Twain, James, and others. 3 hours seminar. (003557)
Prerequisites: ENGL 278, ENGL 340.
An in-depth study of major themes, authors, and works from the beginnings of American literature through the nineteenth century. As an approved US Diversity course, students examine the diverse perspectives and cultures of groups both inside and outside of hegemonic US culture that inform the American literary tradition. Topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved US Diversity course. (003558)
Prerequisites: ENGL 279, ENGL 340.
An in-depth study of major themes, authors, and works in the twentieth-century and contemporary American literature. As an approved US Diversity course, students examine the diverse perspectives and cultures of groups both inside and outside of hegemonic US culture that inform the American literary tradition. Topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved US Diversity course. (003559)
British, American, Continental, and Latin American novels in the twentieth century. 3 hours seminar. (003562)
Prerequisites: ENGL 340; ENGL 278 or ENGL 279.
An intensive study of major authors in American literature. Authors vary by semester. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003566)
Seminar examination of writers and themes in American literature. Topics vary by semester. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003583)
Prerequisite: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
Study of 20th-Century and contemporary poetry, fiction, drama, and essays from British, Irish, and postcolonial authors. 3 hours lecture. (020571)

Language and Literacy: 12-13 units

4 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisite: ENGL 130W.
A study of technical writing and presentation skills in business and scientific environments, including audience analyses, writing processes, genres of technical and business discourse, visual communication, collaboration, professional responsibility, clear and correct expression. Students write and revise several documents and give oral reports. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Course. This is an approved General Education course. (021825)
An introduction to key concepts and practices associated with the digital humanities. This includes, but will not limited to, digital literacy, multimodal composition, and critical making. 3 hours lecture. (022092)
Prerequisites: ENGL 333W and ENGL 335W are strongly recommended.
Training and experience in the tutoring of students in composition. With permission of instructor, course may be repeated once for credit, but credit will not count toward major. 3 hours seminar, 3 hours laboratory. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. (003539)
Prerequisite: ENGL 335 or ENGL 338.
Engaging histories and theories of rhetoric to explore how rhetoric impacts contemporary issues. 3 hours lecture. (022093)
Prerequisite: ENGL 335.
Interrogating the construction of culture and rhetoric as interdependent categories. 3 hours lecture. (022094)
Prerequisites: ENGL 335 or ENGL 330W or BCOM 300W (Business majors only).
A study of the types, forms and purposes of common professional writing tasks in corporations, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government agencies. 3 hours lecture. (022095)
This course emphasizes both the grammatical content needed to teach non-native speakers and various integrated approaches to teaching grammar. 3 hours lecture. (003527)
Prerequisites: ENGL 371, ENGL 375.
Study of syntax and morphology, focusing on similarities and differences among languages from the viewpoint of both form and function. 3 hours seminar. (003531)
The development of the English language from its earliest origins to the present. Fundamental rules of language change in syntax, morphology, and phonology, with application to examples from Old, Middle, Early Modern, and contemporary English. 3 hours lecture. (003532)
Prerequisites: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, ENGL 371.
Study of world's sound systems as well as the relevant phonetics and morphology with an emphasis on English and second language acquisition. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or higher certifies writing proficiency for majors. This is an approved Writing Course. (003533)
A comprehensive exploration of semantics, including theories of meaning, relationship between semantics and conceptual structure, semantics and cognition in language acquisition, and the relationship between meaning and use. 3 hours lecture. (003534)
An examination of recent theory and research in the field of reading as a language process, with practical experience in reading instruction. 3 hours seminar. (003535)
Prerequisites: ENGL 371 or WMST 300.
This course explores recent theories and applications associated with the relationships among language, gender, and sexuality. The course includes a focus on the intersection of linguistic gender with class and ethnicity by drawing on research in linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics. There will be an examination of gendered speech, writing, and sign from a variety of the world's languages. 3 hours lecture. (003536)
The study of language in society through an exploration of language variation in different contexts. 3 hours lecture. (021656)

Theatre Arts: 12 units

2 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: Declared Theatre or Musical Theatre major or minor.
This studio course introduces the basic principles and practices of theatre design in the areas of script analysis, scenery, costumes, lighting, and sound. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (015860)
Prerequisite: THEA 110 (for Theatre minors and all others); THEA 150 (for Theatre and Musical Theatre majors only).
A course in the principles and methods employed by directors, designers, and actors to comprehend dramatic literature as scripts for theatrical performance. 3 hours lecture. (009513)

2 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
The development of British drama from its beginnings to the nineteenth century. Specific topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar. (003545)
British, Continental, and American drama from Ibsen to the present. Topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar. (003549)
An introduction to the aesthetic principles and practical methods actors use to bring life to characters in plays. Special attention is given to themes of healthy vs. unhealthy personal, family, and social relationships and their critical examination through the active inquiry of rehearsal. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (009210)
An introduction to technical theatre production in the areas of scenery, property construction, and painting, with theory and practice relevant to film. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (009213)
Development of the skills for effective dramatization of literature in the elementary classroom or children's theatre, including creative dramatics, storytelling, oral interpretation and group readings. 3 hours discussion. (009224)
Through careful reading and study of major works in the Musical Theatre canon, this course examines this unique art form and the cultural factors that influenced its creation and evolution as well as the aspects of our contemporary society that are influenced by it. 3 hours lecture. (021170)
Prerequisites: THEA 160, THEA 170, THEA 250, open to THEA majors and minors only.
A theoretic and applied study of the basic elements of directing, including script analysis, blocking, composition, dramatic focus, and actor coaching. A series of staged scenes using outside actors are a central part of the course activities. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (009529)
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