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2013-2014 University Catalog 
2013-2014 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English and Foreign Languages

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Liliane Fucaloro, Chair

Melissa D. Aaron
Alison Baker
Aaron DeRosa
Isabel M. Bustamante-Lopez
William C. Corley
Kent Dickson
John R. Edlund
Faiza W. Shereen
Liliane M. Fucaloro
Barbara I. Gill
Olga Griswold
Joël Houck
Donald J. Kraemer, Jr.
Amalia Llombart
Andrew I. Moss
Da’an Pan
Edward L. Rocklin
Karen A. Russikoff
Anne B. Simpson
Lise-Helene Smith
Frank I. Torres
Dewey Hall

The English and Foreign Languages Departments offers programs in English and Spanish. In the Bachelor of Arts in English program, students may choose from two subplans: Literature and Language or English Education. Students in all programs are encouraged not only to improve verbal skills, but also to develop a fuller understanding of themselves and their culture.

Graduates are prepared to enter advanced-degree work in English, American Studies, or related areas. Additional opportunities exist in law, business management, journalism, and other fields welcoming those with a liberal education and communication skills.

The Literature and Language subplan offers intensive study in the language and literature of both Britain and the United States. The curriculum for the Literature and Language subplan is patterned as follows: in the freshman year courses in composition and in the methods of reading literature; in the sophomore year a broad survey of English and American literature and world literature; in the junior year a study of linguistics and the principal genres; and in the senior year relatively intensive work in individual authors or small groups of authors.

The second subplan, English Education, also offers intensive study of language and literature. Students are given thorough preparation for entrance into a secondary credential program in English. Students may also choose to minor in English.

In addition, the department lists elementary and intermediate sequences in French, German, and Spanish language and culture, and elementary sequences in Latin and Mandarin Chinese language and culture. Courses in English composition and literature serve the general university community. These include study in English as a second language and in the literature-language aspects of Asian-American, African-American, Latino, and Native-American Studies.

The major in Spanish and the minor in Spanish language and culture prepare students to communicate in Spanish, to appreciate more fully the cultural heritage of the Southwest, and to communicate more effectively with increasing Hispanic populations. Employment possibilities in students’ major fields will be appropriately enhanced. The Department also offers a minor in French and in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language). These minors are open to all majors, including English.

In addition, the Department offers certificate programs in Chinese, German, and Spanish. Certificate programs require completion of a minimum of 16 units of coursework at the 200-level or above. The graduate program in English is listed separately.

The Rho Xi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the national English honor society, is open to upper division English majors if they have completed two or more English courses beyond freshman composition with a 3.0 average and if they rank in the upper one-third of their class overall.

Graduate students in English are admitted if they have completed 12 or more units of graduate English with a 3.5 or better GPA. For additional information, contact Dr. Anne Simpson, Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages.

A 2.0 cumulative GPA is required in core courses, including subplan courses, in order to receive a degree in the major.




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