English (California State University - Long Beach)
Students who value creativity, imagination, and expression are encouraged to consider a degree in English from California State University, Long Beach. The Bachelor of Arts in English program teaches the skills needed to interpret a wide variety of texts and evaluate arguments from multiple perspectives that are vital to the continuation of a democratic society. It is the hope that, with the foundation of compassion, critique, discovery, and innovation that students build through the program, they will seek out new media and genres through which to express themselves.
To graduate with a BA from the English program, students must complete 120 academic units. Forty-eight of these are general education credits. The program offers several different specialization options within the English major; students can choose between English education, rhetoric and composition, literature, or creative writing. Additionally, students with particular career objectives or special interests can pursue their own individually designed programs of study by choosing the special emphasis option. Depending on the selection, students are required to take 41 to 57 units of English. The remaining units needed to complete the degree are acquired by taking electives.
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...Read more About this school