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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, B.A.

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In addition to adhering to General Education  and School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Requirements , the English major requires 56 units (some of which simultaneously meet general education requirements). Courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade and may not be taken on a pass/no pass basis unless the course is only offered on a pass/no pass basis. Students must complete all major course prerequisites with a C- or better.

Lower Division English Major Requirements [20 Units]

  • Complete one lower division seminar course chosen from ENG 050-090 [4 units]
  • Complete two additional lower division courses chosen from ENG 010-090 or WRI 025  [8 units]+

+One course may be substituted with a course chosen from ENG 105-189. Consult a SSHA Academic Advisor for more information.

Foreign Language Requirement: [8 units]

  • At least 2 semesters of college level foreign language instruction in one language.

Students must take at least one year of the same language. See the SSHA Advising website for more information on Foreign Language Placement: ssha-advising.ucmerced.edu/policies-and-procedures/foreign-language-placement-guidelines.

Upper Division English Major Requirements [36 Units]

Transfer Students

Transfer students who wish to major in English should complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) at their community college. Transfer students may not be admitted to the English major without specific major preparation. Please contact the Office of Admissions for current information.

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