Language plays a significant role in education at any age, and places a large responsibility in the hands of educators. The English secondary teaching emphasis equips you, as you prepare to become a teacher, with the tools needed in the classroom.

Highlights

  • Courses for the secondary teaching emphasis explore a broad range of topics in language and linguistics: multicultural literature, American literature, world theater history, creative writing, composition theory and much more.
  • Extended studies offer courses in communication and sociology.

Course listing

General Education Prerequisites (9 Units)

CodeTitleUnits
COM-110Written Communication3
COM-120Oral Communication3
LIT-180Introduction to Literature3

Required Courses (minimum Units: 57)

Core courses

Literature and textual analysis

CodeTitleUnits
LIT-415Shakespeare3
LIT-460Critical Approaches to Literature3

Select one of the following

CodeTitleUnits
LIT-350American Wilderness Literature and Philosophy3
LIT-355American Literature: Beginnings to 19th Century3
LIT-360American Literature: 20th Century3

Select one of the following

CodeTitleUnits
LIT-400Medieval Life, Thought and Literature4
LIT-420English Literature: Romantic and Victorian Literature3
LIT-425English Literature: 20th Century Literature3

Select one of the following

CodeTitleUnits
LIT-370The Novel3
LIT-380World Theater: Roots to 18003
LIT-385World Theater: 1800 to Present3
LIT-445Latin American Literature3
LIT-448Multicultural Literature3

Language, linguistics and literacy

CodeTitleUnits
LANG-310First and Second Language Acquisition3
LANG-340Introduction to Linguistics3

Composition and rhetoric

CodeTitleUnits
COM-345Composition Theory and Writing3
LANG-350Modern English Grammar3

Communications: speech, media and creative performance

CodeTitleUnits
COM-410Media and Society3
LIT-395Text and Performance3

Select one of the following

CodeTitleUnits
DRA-350Acting3
DRA-360Directing and Staging Texts3

Select two of the following

CodeTitleUnits
COM-300Creative Writing: Fiction3
COM-310Creative Writing: Poetry3
COM-320Creative Writing: Nonfiction3

Capstone

CodeTitleUnits
LA-385Critical Approaches to Teaching3

Extended Studies

CodeTitleUnits
SOC-410American Ethnicity and Pluralism3

Select one of the following

CodeTitleUnits
COM-330Writing and Reading Journalism3
COM-355Digital Video Production I3

Select one of the following

CodeTitleUnits
COM-380Film Studies3
LIT-449Literature and Film3

Select one of the following

CodeTitleUnits
COM-350Visual Rhetoric3
COM-455Philosophy of Language3