Graduating with an English Major

This is a suggested 2-year schedule for the English Major.  This plan is modeled on the California State University (CSU) general education pattern for transfer.  Students who wish to major in English but do not plan to transfer may follow the Feather River College General Education Pattern in addition to the necessary courses in the major.

Please consult with your counselor/advisor on appropriate course selections and general education course areas, transfer, and other requirements.  Variations to this suggested two-year plan are possible or may be required by scheduling issues. 

Semester 1 (first semester, freshman)

ENGL 101: Composition and reading

Appropriate Mathematics or Quantitative Reasoning course

Social Science course: History 108 or 110

Arts course

ENGL 120: Speech


ENGL 170: Creative Writing (if offered in semester)

Semester 2 (second semester freshman)

ENGL 102: Introduction to Literature

English Major Course from List A (American or British literature survey)

Appropriate science (Area B1 or B2)

Social Science: Pol 101 or other

ENGL 120: Speech  (if not taken earier)

OR American Institutions

OR English Elective (List C)

Semester 3 (first semester, sophomore)

ENGL 103: Critical Thinking and Writing

English Major course Course from List A (American or British Literature)

Social Science: Pol 101 or other

Appropriate Science  (Areas B1 or B2)

Soc Science/American Institutions

ENGL Elective (List C) or  Creative Writing (List B)

Semester 4 (second semester, sophomore)

Course from List A (American or British Literature, if needed or desired)

English Major Elective (List C)

One course in Life Long Learning and Self Development (3 units)

Various Electives

Various Electives

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