English, B.A. Program (120 units)
The university offers the B.A. degree in English with three distinct concentrations: literature, creative writing, and English language and literacies. The student seeking a degree must observe the general university requirements stated elsewhere in this catalog as well as the specific departmental requirements stated here.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with a B.A. in English from Cal State East Bay will be able to:
- analyze and interpret literary genres represented by a range of texts;
- write in clear and cogent prose;
- demonstrate knowledge of key English language texts, including multicultural works;
- use critical theory to examine literary texts;
- conduct research relevant to the discipline of English studies and analyze connections among literary works and social issues.
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- The B.A. degree requires a total of 120 units.
- The major consists of 52 units (students must complete with a grade point average of 3.0 or better);
- General Education (GE) & Graduation Requirements (GR) consists of 57 units;
- Free electives may consist of 11 units (actual number of free elective units may depend on GE/GR units).
Note: It may be possible to double count units within the graduation requirement. It may also be possible that a course satisfies both a graduation requirement and a major requirement. Students should contact their program and AACE advisors for information.
Other Undergraduate Degree Requirements
In addition to major requirements, every student must also complete the University’s baccalaureate requirements for graduation, which are described in the Requirements, Exams & Testing chapter of this catalog.