Subject Matter Program (English)

Units required for Major: 48
Total units required for BA: 120

Program Description

The English Single Subject Matter Program is a version of the major designed for students planning to teach English at the secondary school level.

General Requirements

Both new and continuing students in this major must establish a file with the English Education Advisor and to see the advisor at least once per semester to keep their file current.

Students must achieve a grade of "B-" or better in the following courses:

ENGL 16Structure Of English3
or ENGL 110J Traditional Grammar and Standard Usage
or ENGL 110Q English Grammar for ESL Teachers
ENGL 110ALinguistics and the English Language3
ENGL 110PSecond Language Learning and Teaching3
ENGL 125ALiterature and Film for Adolescents3
ENGL 125BWriting and the Young Writer3

Minimum Grade Requirement

Students must achieve a grade of "C" or better in all other courses for the program.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (48 Units) 1
COMS 104Persuasive Public Speaking3
ENGL 40BIntroduction to British Literature II 23
ENGL 50AIntroduction to American Literature I 23
ENGL 50BIntroduction to American Literature II 23
ENGL 65Introduction to World Literatures in English 23
ENGL 110ALinguistics and the English Language 33
Select one of the following:3
Structure Of English 3
Traditional Grammar and Standard Usage 3
English Grammar for ESL Teachers 3
ENGL 110PSecond Language Learning and Teaching 33
ENGL 120AAdvanced Composition3
ENGL 125BWriting and the Young Writer 33
ENGL 125ALiterature and Film for Adolescents 33
ENGL 145BShakespeare - Early Plays, 1592-16003
or ENGL 145C Shakespeare - Later Plays, 1600-1612
ENGL 198TSenior Seminar In English3
Select 9 units of English electives9
Total Units48

Notes:

  • Students declared in the English (Pre-Credential) major must make an advising appointment with the English Education Coordinator as soon as possible. 
  • Students must fulfill the GE Writing Intensive "supervenient requirement" with courses in the major, only. The Writing Intensive course will count as 3 units of the 9 units of English electives listed above.

General Education Requirements1

Area A: Basic Subjects (9 Units)
A1 - Oral Communication3
A2 - Written Communication3
A3 - Critical Thinking3
Area B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms (13 Units)
B1 - Physical Science3
B2 - Life Forms3
B3 - Lab (Note: Lab experience to be taken with one of the following: B1, B2 or B5)1
B4 - Math Concepts3
B5 - Additional Course (Any B to reach 12 units) - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area C: Arts and Humanities (6 Units)
C1 - Arts3
C2 - Humanities 20
C1/C2 - Area C Course 20
C1/C2 - Area C Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area D: The Individual and Society (12 Units)
Area D Course3
Area D Course3
Area D Course3
Area D Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area E: Understanding Personal Development (3 Units)
Area E Course3
Total Units43

Graduation Requirements1

Graduation Requirements (required by CSU) (6 Units)
American Institutions: U.S. History3
American Institutions: U.S. Constitution & CA Government3
Writing Intensive (WI) 20
Graduation Requirements (required by Sacramento State) (9 Units)
English Composition II 30
Race and Ethnicity in American Society (RE)3
Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement 46