I am delighted you are exploring the English major.
But I bet that, although you really like literature and writing, you are wondering if you should actually major in English because you have heard you can’t get a job with an English degree unless you teach English. Wrong. Mount English-major graduates have distinguished themselves in business, public service, law, administration, social work, journalism, and other fields.
When you work through the fascinating courses required to complete your major, you will
With those qualities, you are a very desirable employee and colleague.
You will get a panoramic picture of some of the world’s greatest literature and the forms in which it came to life. After completing the preparation of two semesters of Freshman English, you would take these courses, the core of the English major:
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Eng 1AB/C Freshman English (3,3)
Eng 5H Freshman Honors English (3)
ANDHIS 1AB Western Civilization (3,3)
42 units in English, at least 36 of which are upper division, including:
One course in Advanced Writing (Eng 105, Eng 106, 107, 109, 192) (3)
Two sequential upper-division courses in American Literature (Eng 145, 146) (3, 3)
Two courses in English literature before 1700 (Eng 143 or Eng 172 AND Eng 144) ( 3,3)
One Shakespeare course (Eng 73 or 173) (3)
Two courses in English literature after 1700 (Eng 147 AND Eng 148 or Eng 156H) (3,3)
One genre course (Eng 161, 162, 163) (3)
One course in World Literature (Eng 18/118, Eng 28/128, Eng 131) (3)
Theory and Criticism (Eng 181) (3)
English Seminar (Eng 195) (3)
Two electives chosen from English offerings (3,3)
Strongly Recommended but not Required:
Eng 70/170 Western Literary Heritage (3)
Any English course completed with a grade of “D” or below is not
acceptable toward a major in English. Plus general studies requirements
and electives totaling 124 semester units, including foreign language
requirement. At least 15 upper division units must be completed in the
MSMU English Program.
A cooperative double major program offered through the departments of English and Business Administration
ENG 1AB/C Freshman English (3,3)
HIS 1AB Western Civilization (3,3)
SPR 18 Career Planning Seminar (1)
24 additional units in English, at least 18 of which are upper division, including:
ENG 181 Theory and Criticism (3)
ENG 195 English Seminar (3)
One course in American literature (3)
Lower Division Core Requirements:
BUS 4 Business Foundations & Analysis (3)
BUS 5 Business Law I (3)
BUS 15A Accounting Principles I (3)
BUS 15B Accounting Principles II (3)
ECO 1 Microeconomics (3)
ECO 2 Macroeconomics (3)
MTH 28 Mathematical Analysis for Business (3)
MTH 38 Elements of Probability & Statistics (3)
BUS 7 Computer applications in Business I (3)
Courses Strongly Recommended:
PSY 1 General Psychology (3)
SOC 5 Sociological Perspectives (3)
PHI 5 Introduction to Logic (3)
Upper Division Core Requirements:
BUS 122 Management Communications (3)
BUS 130 Principles of Finance (3)
BUS 160 Principles of Marketing (3)
BUS 177 Management Information Systems (3)
BUS 185 Principles of Management (3)
BUS 192 Business Policy and Strategy (3)
Plus general studies requirements and electives totaling 124 semester
units, including foreign language requirement. At least 12 upper
division units must be completed in the MSMU English Program.
Satisfactory completion of Eng 1AB or equivalent. Twelve additional
required units and six additional elective units in English, totaling
eighteen units (twelve of the eighteen must be upper division).
Required courses for the English Minor (12 units), one from each of the following four groups:
(1) Eng 145 American Literature: Beginnings to 1914
Eng 146 American Literature: 1914 to Present
(2) Eng 144 English Literature: 1500-1700
Eng 73/173 Shakespeare
(3) Eng 147 English Literature 1700-1900
Eng 148 Twentieth-Century English and European Literature
(4) Eng 105 Advanced Composition
Eng 107 Professional Writing
Elective courses for the English Minor (6 units): any two courses from current English offerings, lower OR upper division.
Any English course completed with a D or below is not acceptable toward a minor in English.
Prerequisites for Literature Courses:
Lower-division literature courses: Eng 1A or 6AB or permission of instructor.
Upper-division literature courses: Eng 1AB or permission of instructor.
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