Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 
    Mar 30, 2023  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English B.A.

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English Major Program Director: Eleanor Nickel, Ph.D.


The English major is designed to provide students with a broad background in the communicative arts. It is an ideal major for people interested in understanding the significant issues of human existence as they are expressed in literature and in learning to communicate their insights through effective writing and speech.

Students who wish to teach at the secondary level will choose the English secondary teaching emphasis.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Read, interpret and critique a variety of literary and non-literary texts that reflect a range of styles, historical periods and cultural perspectives.
  2. Create a variety of literary and non-literary texts, demonstrating effective communication in multiple modes for multiple audiences and purposes.
  3. Articulate the diverse ethical, cultural, political and religious contexts of literary texts.
  4. Analyze the oral and written language of native speakers of English and English language learners.
  5. Use current disciplinary discourse, terminology and research conventions.

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

Required Courses (Minimum Units: 49)


Students may write in another internship or practicum with program mentor approval.

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