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CSUN English Honors Requirements

In pursuing their major students are encouraged to follow our Sample Four-Year Plan.

 

Lower Division Required Courses (9 units)
ENGL 258 Major English Writers I
ENGL 259 Major English Writers II
ENGL 275 Major American Writers
 

Upper Division Required Courses (27 units)

A. Literary Theory (3 units)
ENGL 436 Major Critical Theories
 

B. Literatures of Cultural Diversity (3 units)
Select one of the following:

ENGL 311 African-American Writing
ENGL 314 American Indian Literature
ENGL 368 Gay Male Writers
ENGL 369 Lesbian Writers
ENGL 371 Issues in Jewish-Am Writing
ENGL 431 Images of Women in Literature
ENGL 433 Women Authors
ENGL 434 19th-Century Women Novelists
ENGL 487 Latino/a Literature

*Consult an advisor for courses in other areas such as Asian American and Chicano/a lit that may also satisfy this requirement.

C. British and American Literatures (6 units)

I. British Literature (3 units)

Select one course from the following:
ENGL 419 English Drama 1660-1880
ENGL 443 English Lit of the Middle Ages
ENGL 449 The English Renaissance
ENGL 452 17th Century Literature
ENGL 456 The Age of Enlightenment
ENGL 458 The Romantic Age
ENGL 460 The Victorian Age
ENGL 461 Modern British Lit
ENGL 462 Contemporary British Lit
ENGL 466 Major British Novelists I
ENGL 467 Major British Novelists II
ENGL 468 Major British Novelists III
 

II. American Literature (3 units)
Select one course from the following:
ENGL 473 American Literature 1607-1860
ENGL 474 American Literature 1860-1912
ENGL 475 American Lit 1912-1945
ENGL 476 Contemporary American Lit
ENGL 477 Major Am Novelists I: 19th C.
ENGL 478 Major Am Novelists II: 20th C.
 

D. Junior Honors Tutorials (6 units)
ENGL 392 Junior Honors Tutorial I
ENGL 393 Junior Honors Tutorial II

(392 and 393 may be taken in any sequence)

E. Senior Honors Tutorials (6 units)
ENGL 492 Senior Honors Tutorial I
ENGL 493 Senor Honors Tutorial II

(492 and 493 may be taken in any sequence)
 

F. Honors Capstone Class (3 units)
Engl 497A Honors Revision Seminar


Upper Division Electives (9 units)

English 300, 305, 316, and 364 are not permitted as electives in this option.
 

Students may repeat 492 and 493 once for elective credit.

(Note: English 355: Writing about Literature is not required of Honors students since all Honors courses are writing intensive courses.)
 

Total Units in the Major Option V: (45)

General Education (48 units)
The standard General Education requirement is 48 units; however, English majors are permitted to double count 3 units from the Lower Division major requirements (258, 259, 275) for both GE Subject Explorations-Arts and Humanities and for the major.
 

Title V (6 units)

Additional Units (30 units)

Students majoring in English are encouraged to take a foreign language as part of their college program.
 

Total Units Required for the Degree: 120

Graduation with Honors
To be graduated from the Honors Program, a student needs a GPA of 3.5 or better in his or her upper division English courses. A special “Honors” notation will appear on your diploma and you will be invited to participate in the University’s Honor Convocation.

 

The standard General Education requirement is 48 units; however, English majors are permitted to double count 3 units from the Lower Division major requirements (258, 259, 275) for both GE Subject Explorations-Arts and Humanities and for the major.

Students majoring in English are encouraged to take a foreign language as part of their college program.
 

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