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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. Courses explore a broad range of topics in language and linguistics, creative writing, composition theory and much more.

Highlights

  • Courses 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

Note: Emphasis courses are additional courses that are to be completed alongside the general education and parent program requirements as dictated by the Fresno Pacific University catalog. Please review the course requirements for baccalaureate programs and the general education summary in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

General Education Prerequisites (9 Units)

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

Required Courses (Minimum Units: 48)

Core Courses

Literature and Textual Analysis

CodeTitleUnits
LIT 415Shakespeare3
LIT 460Critical Approaches to Literature3

Select one of the following

CodeTitleUnits
LIT 355American Literature: Beginnings to 19th Century3
LIT 360American Literature: 20th Century3
PHIL 430Wilderness Philosophy, Theology, and Literature3

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 two of the following

CodeTitleUnits
LIT 364Hispanic Literature of the United States3
LIT 370The Novel3
LIT 380World Theater: Roots to 18003
LIT 385World Theater: 1800 to Present3
LIT 448Multicultural Literature3
SOC 410American Ethnicity and Pluralism3
SPAN 445Latin American 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

Select one of the following

CodeTitleUnits
COM 350Visual Rhetoric3
COM 455Philosophy of Language3
LANG 350Modern English Grammar3

Communications: Speech, Media and Creative Performance

CodeTitleUnits
COM 395Text and Performance3

Select one of the following

CodeTitleUnits
COM 375Documentary Studies3
COM 380Film Studies3
COM 410Media and Society3
LIT 449Literature and Film3

Select one of the following

CodeTitleUnits
THTR 321Applied Theater3
THTR 350Acting3
THTR 355Creative Drama3
THTR 360Directing and Staging Texts3

Select two of the following

CodeTitleUnits
COM 300Creative Writing: Fiction3
COM 310Creative Writing: Poetry3
COM 320Creative Writing: Nonfiction3
COM 330Writing and Reading Journalism3
COM 346Scriptwriting3

Capstone

CodeTitleUnits
LA 385Critical Approaches to Teaching3

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Information

English (AA-T) to English: English Secondary Teaching Emphasis, B.A.

BA courses fulfilled through ADT:

  • All lower-division General Education requirements fulfilled
  • BA co-requisites and major courses fulfilled through ADT:
    • COM 110   Written Communication (3)
    • LIT 180   Introduction to Literature (3)
  • This program is offered as daytime traditional

ADT Guarantee is the completion of BA/BS degree in 68 units.

Program director

Eleanor Nickel, Ph.D.
Eleanor Nickel, Ph.D.

Professor, Program Director, English

Faculty

Fran Martens Friesen
Fran Martens Friesen, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Humanities

Daniel Larson
Daniel Larson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English