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Minors

MINOR IN ENGLISH OPTION I: LITERATURE (24 UNITS)
(1996 program changes pending approval by EPC)

I. LOWER DIVISION--6 UNITS

All students minoring in this option must complete the following lower division requirements.

A. British and American Literature (6 units)

Select two courses from the following:

  • English 258 Major English Writers I
  • English 259 Major English Writers II
  • English 275 Major American Writers

II. UPPER DIVISION--18 UNITS

A. Writing (3 units)

  • English 355 Writing About Literature

B. British Literature (3 units)

Select one course from the following:

  • English 414 Chaucer
  • English 416 Shakespeare: Selected Plays
  • English 417 Shakespeare: A Survey
  • English 418 English Drama to 1642
  • English 419 English Drama 1660-1880
  • English 420 Milton
  • English 443 English Literature of the Middle Ages
  • English 449 The English Renaissance
  • English 452 The Early 17th Century
  • English 456 The Age of Enlightenment
  • English 458 The Romantic Age
  • English 460 The Victorian Age
  • English 466 Major British Novelists I: 1700-1815
  • English 467 Major British Novelists II: 1815-1900

C. American Literature to 1912 (3 units)

Select one course from the following:

  • English 473 American Literature 1607-1860
  • English 474 American Literature 1860-1912
  • English 477 Major American Novelists I: 19th Century

D. Twentieth-Century Literature (3 units)

Select one course from the following:

  • English 427 Drama from Ibsen to the Present
  • English 461 Modern British Literature
  • English 462 Contemporary British Literature
  • English 463A Modern Poetry
  • English 463B Contemporary Poetry
  • English 468 Major British Novelists III: 1900 to the Present
  • English 475 American Literature 1912-1945
  • English 476 Contemporary American Literature
  • English 478 Major American Novel II: 20th Century

E. Senior Seminar in Literature (3 units)

  • English 495 Senior Seminar in Literature

F. Electives (3 units)

Suggested: ENGL 311, 314, 368, 371, 431, 433, 434, or 436. Not permitted as electives in this option: ENGL 300, 305, 316, and 364.

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MINOR IN ENGLISH OPTION II: CREATIVE WRITING (24 UNITS)
(1996 program changes pending approval by EPC)

I. LOWER DIVISION--6 UNITS

All students minoring in this option must complete the following lower division requirements.

A. Creative Writing (2 units)

  • English 208 Creative Writing

B. Literature (3 units)

Select one course from the following:

  • English 258 Major English Writers I
  • English 259 Major English Writers II
  • English 275 Major American Writers

II. UPPER DIVISION--18 UNITS

A. British and American Literature before 1912 (3 units)

Select one course from the following:

  • English 414 Chaucer
  • English 416 Shakespeare: Selected Plays
  • English 417 Shakespeare: A Survey
  • English 418 English Drama to 1642
  • English 419 English Drama 1660-1880
  • English 420 Milton
  • English 443 English Literature of the Middle Ages
  • English 449 The English Renaissance
  • English 452 The Early 17th Century
  • English 456 The Age of Enlightenment
  • English 458 The Romantic Age
  • English 460 The Victorian Age
  • English 466 Major British Novelists I: 1700-1815
  • English 467 Major British Novelists II: 1815-1900
  • English 473 American Literature 1607-1860
  • English 474 American Literature 1860-1912
  • English 477 Major American Novelists I: 19th Century
  • English 478 Major American Novel II: 20th Century

B. Twentieth-Century Literature (3 units)

Select one course from the following:

  • English 427 Drama from Ibsen to the Present
  • English 461 Modern British Literature
  • English 462 Contemporary British Literature
  • English 463A Modern Poetry
  • English 463B Contemporary Poetry
  • English 468 Major British Novelists III: 1900 to the Present
  • English 475 American Literature 1912-1945
  • English 476 Contemporary American Literature
  • English 478 Major American Novel II: 20th Century

C. Creative Writing (6 units)

Select two courses from the following:

  • English 308 Narrative Writing
  • English 309 Verse Writing
  • English 310 Playwriting
  • English 408 Advanced Narrative Writing
  • English 409 Advanced Verse Writing
  • English 410 Advanced Playwriting

D. Senior Seminar (3 units)

Select one course from the following:

  • English 490 Senior Seminar in Narrative Writing
  • English 491 Senior Seminar in Verse Writing

E. Electives (3 units)

Suggested: ENGL 311, 314, 368, 371, 431, 433, 434, or 436. Not permitted as electives in this option: ENGL 300, 305, 316, and 364.

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MINOR IN ENGLISH OPTION III: WRITING AND RHETORIC

The Future is communication, and this 18 unit minor in Writing and Rhetoric, offered by the English Department, will enable you to meet the future successfully, both academically and professionally. The new minor is intended for students who desire successful careers and a competitive edge in the professional world - future teachers, lawyers, engineers, scientists, and business executives will need a rhetorical understanding of the vast changes taking place in the public and private sectors. Rhetorical awareness gives today's global citizen profound insight into shifting cultural, political, and technological trends.

CORE COURSES (12 Units):

  • ENGL 306 Report Writing (3)
  • ENGL 407 Composition and the Professions (3)
  • ENGL 455 Literacy, Rhetoric, and Culture (3)
  • ENGL 459A-Z Selected Topics in Writing and Rhetoric (3)
  • ENGL 494 Internship (3)

ELECTIVES (6 Units):

Many choices are available from a variety of departments, including business, marketing, Chicano/a studies, communications, English, journalism, and Pan African Studies.

  • ART 244 Graphic Design (3)
  • BLAW 470 CS Legal Research and Writing in Business (3)
  • MKT 498 Field Assignments and Reports--Management (3)
  • MKT 440 Integrated Marketing Communications (3)
  • CHS 405 Chicana/os and the Media (3)
  • CHS 433 Language Acquisition of the Chicana/o and ESL Speakers (3)
  • CHS 482 Language of the Barrio (3)
  • COMS 309 Advanced Public Speaking (3)
  • COMS 325 Legal Argumentation (3)
  • COMS 356 Intercultural Communication (3)
  • COMS 443 Rhetoric of Business (3)
  • COMS 444 Political Rhetoric (3)
  • COMS 454 Communication and Technology (3)
  • ENGL 205 Business Communication in its Rhetorical Contexts (3)
  • ENGL 302 Introduction to Modern Grammar (3)
  • ENGL 305 Intermediate Expository Writing (3)
  • ENGL 355 Writing About Literature (3)
  • ENGL 405 Language Differences and Language Change (3)
  • ENGL 406 Advanced Expository Writing for Teachers (3)
  • ENGL 412 Literary Magazine (3)
  • HIST 301 The Historian's Craft: Reading, Research, and Writing History (3)
  • JOUR 340 Principles of Public Relations (3)
  • JOUR 390 Freedom of the Press (3)
  • JOUR 400 Mass Communication Law and Ethics (3)
  • JOUR 465 Mass Communication and Popular Culture (3)
  • JOUR 478 International News Media (3)
  • JOUR 480 History of the American News Media (3)
  • PAS 395 Bilingualism in the African-American Community (3)

For further information, please contact Kate Haake at (818) 677-3409 or kate.haake@csun.edu

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