English Literature (California State University - Long Beach)

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    California State University - Long Beach

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    USD 30,403

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts in English Literature is ideal for any student who loves the written word and wishes to expand that love into a career. Positions as a literary critic, teacher, writer, or publisher can be accessed through the coursework in this program.

California State University, Long Beach, students who wish to enter this program must complete foundational English coursework with a grade of C or better. An upper division course in English Studies is also required and must be passed with a C or better in order to enroll in further English coursework. Students may retake this class until they succeed, but they cannot continue their studies until they do so.

Completion of this program includes 46 credits of literature classes covering both modern and pre-20th-century topics. In addition, students must complete a senior seminar in a topic area of their choice: major American writers, major English writers, or a chosen demographic group within English Literature.

About School

Established in 1949, California State University, Long Beach first opened its doors as the Los Angeles-Orange County State College. At the time, it enrolled just 160 students taught by 13 full-time faculty in an apartment on Anaheim Road. Through the years, the institution has gone through numerous name changes to...

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