Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

English with a Writing Emphasis (BA Degree)

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A major in English with a Writing Emphasis consists of 42 hours and requires a minor.

English with a Writing Emphasis (42 hours) + Liberal Arts Core (47 hours)

Liberal Arts Core (47 hours)


 ENGL 111  and 112  are to be taken in sequence and are prerequisite to all other English courses.

Foreign Language requirement (3 hours included in Liberal Arts Core above)

Additional hours may be required depending on foreign language placement. Students are required to take:

a) through Foreign Language (FL) 201 Intermediate I (incorporating Arabic, Spanish, French, or other languages offered; eg, SPAN 201  , FREN 201  ) if a student starts with no advanced placement or places into 110, 120, or 201, earning a minimum of 3 hours but not to exceed 9 hours;


b) through Foreign Language (FL) 202 (Intermediate II) if the student places higher than FL 201.  If a student places higher than 202, the student has completed her/his required FL credit.  Note that this placement does not count toward the required 120 hours (may vary according to degree) required of all CSU students.


c) CHST 121  and  CHST 122   or CHST 131  and CHST 132  .

Major Studies (42 hours)

Students must earn grades of “C” or better in courses counting toward the major.

Group IV: Nineteenth-Century British Literature (3 hours from)

Writing Emphasis Electives (9 hours)

The student must successfully complete 3 classes from the list below: 

Major Elective (3 hours)

  • Choose any upper level English  course. *

* Adolescent Literature counts toward the major only for students in English Education. Refer to the College of Education   section of this catalog for more information.


All students must have at least 120 hours to graduate. Students who took MATH 099 or ENGL 099 will need at least 124 hours to graduate. Full Bridge students will need at least 128 hours. Students must meet the Residency Requirements  described in this catalog. 

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