English

College of Humanities
Dean: Nancy McDermid

Department of English Language and Literature
HUM 289
415-338-2264
Chair: Stephen E. Arkin

Program Coordinators and Undergraduate Advisers:
Composition—Elise Earthman
ESL—Pat Porter
Language—Elizabeth Whalley
Literature—Jonathan Middlebrook

Graduate Coordinators:
Composition—Jo Keroes
Linguistics—Rachelle Waksler
Literature—Beverly Voloshin
TESOL—Elizabeth Whalley

Faculty

Professors—Arkin, Bassan, Breen, Brogan, Brown, Chan, J., Doub, Earthman, Feinstein, Gillotte, Green, Gregory, M., Gretton, Jain, Keroes, Kohn, Krasny, Langton, Lucas, McKay, Middlebrook, Porter, Renaker, Robinson, G., Scovel, Solomon, Tick, Tuma, Voloshin, Weltner, Whalley, Wolf, Zimmerman

Associate Professors—Kwok, Lyles, Nakayama, Peel, Shih, Sommers, Stec, Swanson, Waksler, Weinstein

Assistant Professors—Avery, Carleton, Christmas, Goen, Schaffer, Schoerke

Programs

B.A. in English: Concentration in Individual Major
B.A. in English: Concentration in Language Studies
B.A. in English: Concentration in Literature
Minor in English and American Literature
Minor in English Language Studies
M.A. in English: Concentration in Composition
M.A. in English: Concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
M.A. in English: Concentration in Linguistics
M.A. in English: Concentration in Literature
Certificate in Teaching of Composition
Certificate in Teaching Post-Secondary Reading


Program Scope

The B.A. in English typically includes introductory course work in the study of language, the principles of critical investigation and critical writing, and the various methods of literary and/or language study. The requirements for each concentration are intended to make each student more familiar with one of the principal areas of English studies, and to show how other areas of English studies can illuminate his or her area of concentration.

The M.A. in English with Concentration in Composition addresses the need for professionalization of writing instruction, drawing on recent research into the composing process and into the unique characteristics of written English. The concentration emphasizes theory, research, and practice in the teaching of writing at advanced-secondary, community-college, and college levels. It builds upon a pioneering program designed to train teachers of composition at San Francisco State and provides professional preparation for writing teachers and supervisors, and a rigorous scholarly foundation for students preparing for doctoral work in composition or adult literacy.

The Master of Arts in English with Concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is offered as a result of a growing local, national, and international demand for persons prepared to perform various services in English as a foreign or second language. This concentration includes work in literature and foreign languages, with optional electives in education and the social sciences, as well as specialized work at an advanced level in linguistics and language teaching. The concentration provides training for teachers and a suitable background for supervisors and others responsible for the preparation of materials and courses of study in English as a foreign or second language. Completion of the Master of Arts with a concentration in TESOL may not fulfill the requirements for teacher credentialing in the State of California; some California credentials may require additional course work and/or examinations.

The M.A. in English with Concentration in Linguistics provides students with a solid grounding in the tools of language analysis. The course offerings in contemporary linguistic theory cover a broad spectrum of the levels of linguistic structure: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse analysis, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistics. The program provides background for teachers of English at the secondary and community college levels, for other specialists in education, and for those who wish to pursue more advanced studies. Since the program allows considerable choice in course work beyond a basic set of core requirements, the student in consultation with an adviser can plan a program to suit individual interests and career requirements.

The M.A. in English with Concentration in Literature develops professional skills, ensures breadth of knowledge, and provides opportunities for specialization. Broader relationships are studied in the survey, period, and genre courses; narrower, deeper investigations are undertaken in the seminars. The thesis explores critical possibilities well beyond the range of the seminar paper. It measures the candidate's ability to isolate and thoroughly examine a particular literary problem, theme, or idea.

The Certificate in the Teaching of Composition has been designed as a quick, economical means of attaining proficiency in the teaching of composition at senior high school, community college, college, and adult levels. It is aimed at both experienced and aspirant teachers who wish to study the practice of teaching composition without the theoretical and research background obtained in the M.A. in English: Concentration in Composition.

The Certificate in the Teaching of Post-Secondary Reading enables prospective and already practicing post-secondary teachers to attain proficiency in the teaching of reading at community college, college, and adult levels. New requirements for teaching reading in the community colleges (Assembly Bill 1725) specify that new instructors must possess a master's degree in education with a specialization in reading, or a master's in English or TESOL with additional certification in the teaching of reading.

Career Outlook

The English major can lead to a career in teaching as well as in other professional fields such as law, publishing, information science, and business.

Students completing the M.A. in Composition typically either go on to doctoral work with a view to teaching at a four-year institution or enter the community-college job market. At the university level, specialists in composition and rhetoric are in increasing demand as researchers and directors of undergraduate writing programs. Two-year colleges are increasingly recognizing the need for professional training in the teaching of composition and are hiring accordingly.

The Master of Arts with Concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages prepares students specifically to teach English to non-native speakers of the language. Most graduates of the program become TESOL classroom teachers in adult education classes, public schools, intensive language programs, and colleges either in the United States or foreign countries. Others choose jobs in related areas such as program administration, curriculum design, materials writing, and teacher training.

The Master of Arts in Linguistics prepares students for a variety of teaching and research positions in which the emphasis is on the structure of language. Graduates of the program may teach English language or writing, work in the fields of speech production or speech recognition, or go on to further study in linguistics or related disciplines.

While the M.A. in Literature is specifically designed to prepare a student for a career in teaching literature in community colleges or high schools in the U.S. or overseas, it has a far broader application. Any career requiring communication, research or analytic skills, literacy, a careful scholarly approach and a broad understanding of human values may use this program as a base. Those include publishing, editing, media, journalism, technical writing, government service, law, and administrative or research work in business or industry.

The Certificate in the Teaching of Composition prepares students for teaching composition at the advanced secondary, community college, and college levels. Many students in M.A. programs other than composition take the certificate as a means of preparing themselves for teaching positions in two-year colleges, recognizing that other degree concentrations in English may not make them sufficiently marketable. In addition a number of two-year college and high school English teachers take the courses to develop their expertise in composition.

The Certificate in Teaching Post-Secondary Reading enables prospective and already practicing post-seconday teachers to develop their ability to meet specific individual professional needs in the area of basic literacy and reading instruction. This certificate prepares students for teaching positions in the community colleges and community agencies where specialized background and techniques are necessary.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ENGLISH

General Information

Students who are considering teaching in the secondary schools should see a departmental credential adviser before planning their program. Specific courses and an assessment of competencies are required for admission to the Secondary Education Credential program. Students should also contact the Student Services Office in HSS 244, (4l5) 338-7038, regarding teaching credential information.

English majors are required to complete a 39-unit program consisting of fifteen (15) units of core requirements and additional requirements in an area of concentration.

English courses normally earn three units of credit. However, some courses which fulfill requirements for the major are variable unit courses and may earn four or five units. For further information on how to apply these additional units to completion of the major, see the elective unit section under each concentration, pick up a Literature Course Classification Guide (available in the English Department), and consult with your adviser.

The basic requirements for the B.A. in English can be met by completing any one of the following areas of concentration. Guidelines for the patterns of additional requirements for each concentration, including the Individual Major, are available in the department office. In addition students must take one critical writing course which includes an introduction to literature; typically this requirement will be met by students taking English 214 to fulfill university requirements. But for students not taking English 214, one of the following must be included on their program: English 418 or English 411 (foreign students only). English 50, 114, 214, 410/414 cannot be counted for credit in the major.

Nine units of work in lower division courses may be accepted for credit in the major upon consent of an adviser.

Online course descriptions are available.

Core Requirements Units
One upper division course in Shakespeare 3
ENG 480 Junior Seminar 3
One of the following courses in English literature before 1800: 3
ENG 501 Age of Chaucer  
ENG 509 Age of Humanism  
ENG 510 Age of Wit  
One of the following courses in English/American literature of the 19th century: 3
ENG 514 Age of Romantics  
ENG 516 Age of Victorians  
ENG 526 Age of American Renaissance  
One course in an individual author 3
Concentration (see listings below) 24
  Total for major 39
Concentration I: Literature
One course in language with approval of adviser 3
One course in theory or criticism 3
One course in English literature before 1800 (apart from core Shakespeare requirement) 3
Courses selected with approval of adviser 15
Concentration II: Language Studies
Four courses in language 12
ENG 421 Structure of English  
ENG 422 History of English Language  
ENG 424 Phonology and Morphology  
ENG 425 Language in Context  
Courses selected with approval of adviser 12
Concentration III: Individual Major
Students enrolling in the Individual Major Program will follow a 24-unit course of study worked out in continuous close consultation with an individual program adviser. Each course of study is adapted to the background and interests of the student. The Individual Major is available to students who can define a course of study in a serious and coherent way. Interested students apply with the English Department advising coordinator. 24

MINOR IN ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE

Program Units
One of the following courses in lower division literature: 3
ENG 150 The Study of Literature  
ENG 152 The Novel in English  
ENG 154 Masterworks of Literature  
ENG 155 Contemporary Literature  
ENG 158 American Literature  
ENG 159 Beginning Shakespeare  
One of the following courses in Language: 3
ENG 420 Introduction to the Study of Language  
ENG 421 The Structure of English  
ENG 422 History of the English Language  
ENG 424 Phonology and Morphology  
ENG 425 Language in Context  
ENG 429 Stylistics  
One upper division course in Shakespeare 3
One upper division course in pre-1800 literature 3
Three upper division literature courses (electives) 9
  Total for minor 21

MINOR IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDIES

Program Units
ENG 421 The Structure of English 3
ENG 424 Phonology and Morphology 3
ENG 425 Language in Context 3
Three units selected from the following: ENG 420, 422, 426, 429, 651 3
Six units in Literature, three of which must be from the following: 6
ENG 150 The Study of Literature  
ENG 152 The Novel in English  
ENG 154 Masterworks of Literature  
ENG 155 Contemporary Literature  
ENG 158 American Literature  
ENG 159 Beginning Shakespeare  
One upper division course in Shakespeare 3
  Total 21

GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN ENGLISH

Advising is central to the program. Students must see their advisers to shape their programs initially, to gain approval for course choices, and to prepare for the oral examination. Please contact the graduate secretary, English, for more detailed advising information.

All M.A. candidates who wish to receive the Single Subject Teaching Credential concurrently with the M.A. should confer with an appropriate adviser in the College of Education.

Online course descriptions are available.

MASTER OF ARTS IN ENGLISH: CONCENTRATION IN COMPOSITION

Admission to Program

Applicants should have an undergraduate major in English. Applicants without an undergraduate major in English may be admitted conditionally but must complete during the first semester of residence twelve units (upper division or graduate) of British and/or American literature, including a course in Shakespeare, before filing the Graduate Approved Program. ENG 657 is a prerequisite to all courses in the program except ENG 700, 706, and 800.

It is expected that a student completing this program is able to write prose publishable in academic journals.

Written English Proficiency Requirement

Level One: satisfactory performance in ENG 657. Level Two: satisfactory completion of ENG 890.

Program Units
ENG 700 Introduction to Composition Theory 3
ENG 704 Introduction to the Teaching of Writing 3
ENG 706 Seminar in Sociolinguistics of Composition 3
ENG 716 Projects in the Teaching of Writing 3
ENG 890 Seminar in Research in Composition 3
ENG 892 Integrative Seminar in Composition Studies 3
Units to be taken with the approval of an adviser from the following: 12
ENG 429 Stylistics  
ENG 555 Short Story  
ENG 635 Coming of Age in America  
ENG 701 Theoretical Backgrounds in Community College and College Reading Instruction  
ENG 702 Reading-Writing Connections  
ENG 705 Seminar in Basic/Remedial Writing  
ENG 707 Current Issues in Composition  
ENG 708 Computers and the Teaching of Writing  
ENG 715 Projects in the Teaching of Reading  
ENG 717 Projects in Teaching Literature  
ENG 718 Supervision of Teaching Experience  
ENG 651 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages  
ENG 730 Introduction to Graduate Study: TESOL  
ENG 800 Special Topics in the Study of Composition and Reading  
ENG 815 Research Topics in Post-Secondary Reading  
ENG 896 Projects in Composition Research  
or other approved courses within or outside the English Department  
  Minimum total 30
  and Master's Comprehensive Written and Oral Examinations

Master's Examinations. Failure of these examinations does not disqualify the candidate unless the examining committee so directs. The candidate may take the examinations twice, and if failing both times, will be disqualified from the graduate program.

NOTE: Prerequisite to ENG 704 is ENG 657, passed with a grade of B or better; prerequisite to ENG 716 is ENG 704, passed with a grade of B or better; prerequisite to ENG 890 is ENG 700.

MASTER OF ARTS IN ENGLISH: CONCENTRATION IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

Admission to Program

Prerequisites: In order to be fully classified, students must meet the conditions below:

English 421 and 424 may be taken concurrently with English 730. English 425 and 426 must be completed prior to English 730. All linguistics/language studies courses must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in these courses and no grade lower than a B- to continue in the program. Literature courses may be taken for a letter grade or credit if the courses selected permit the grading option desired.

Students whose native language is not English and whose education was outside the United States must present evidence of a TOEFL score of 570 or higher.

Written English Proficiency Requirement

Level One: both native and non-native speakers of English must take the Graduate Essay Test (GET). This test is given one or two weeks prior to the beginning of classes each semester. (Consult the Testing Center about dates and fee.) Admission to ENG 730 (and subsequent core courses) and Group I seminars requires a pass on the GET or successful completion of the appropriate composition courses. Level Two: satisfactory performance in ENG 891.

Teaching Experience

Students who have fewer than two years of ESL/EFL teaching experience are required to get teaching experience before enrolling in ENG 733, Student Teaching. This requirement may be fulfilled by (a) enrolling in ENG 726, (b) an internship at the American Language Institute, or (c) approval by an adviser of sufficient prior teaching experience.

Core Courses (18 units)
The core courses listed below are required of all students graduating from this program.
Units
ENG 653 TESOL: Pedagogical Grammar 3
ENG 730 Introduction to Graduate Study of TESOL 3
ENG 731 Seminar: TESOL Listening and Speaking Skills 3
ENG 732 Seminar: TESOL Reading and Writing Skills 3
ENG 733 Student Teaching in TESOL 3
ENG 891 Integrative Seminar in TESOL 3
Group Courses (12 units)
Upper division or graduate courses selected with adviser's approval from subjects in each of Groups I, II, III, and IV (listed below)
12
  Minimum total 30
  and Master's Comprehensive Examinations or Master's Thesis (see below)
Group I: Advanced Seminar in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (3 units)
ENG 720 Seminar in Language, Literature, and Culture: TESOL
ENG 722 Seminar in Language Assessment
ENG 724 Special Topics in TESOL
ENG 728 Seminar in Sociolinguistics
ENG 729 Seminar in Psycholinguistics
Group II: Linguistic Theory (3 units)
ENG 719 Seminar: Contemporary Semantic Theory
ENG 723 Seminar in the Structure of English
ENG 725 Special Topics in Linguistics
Group III: Related Courses--Education/Psychology/Social Science (3 units)
Related courses (with written approval of adviser) including anthropology, educational theory, ethnic studies, history, international relations, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics. ENG 726 is required for students with fewer than two years TESOL teaching experience.
Group IV: Related Courses--Humanities (3 units)
Related courses (with written approval of adviser) including communication theory, composition theory, creative writing, ethnic studies, advanced foreign language, linguistics, literature, speech science. (ENG 898, Master's Thesis, is acceptable in this group.)

Foreign Language Requirement. For native speakers of English, one semester's work (3-5 units), or its equivalent, in a non-Indo-European language is required in order to complete the M.A. degree with a concentration in TESOL. With the approval of an adviser, an Indo-European language which differs considerably from English (e.g., Farsi, Hindi) may be substituted. American Sign Language (ASL) may also be used to fulfill this requirement. For non-native speakers of English, the foreign language requirement is waived. (However, note that the Foreign Language Prerequisite Requirement applies to all.)

Culminating Experience. Either the Master's Examinations or a Master's Thesis must be successfully completed by all candidates for the degree. The oral and written comprehensive examinations test the ability of students to integrate the knowledge and experience they have acquired in this field. The examinations are on the content areas covered in the program with an emphasis on methodological facets of TESOL. The candidate may take the examinations twice and, if failing both times, will be disqualified from the graduate program. A thesis, which investigates a subfield of inquiry within TESOL, must have the recommendation and approval of two faculty thesis advisers. All SFSU specifications for completion of a master's thesis must be met.

MASTER OF ARTS IN ENGLISH: CONCENTRATION IN LINGUISTICS

Admission to Program

Prerequisites: In order to be fully classified, students must have already taken the equivalents or take at SFSU the following:

All linguistics/language studies courses must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in these courses with no grade lower than a B- to continue in the program.

Students whose native language is not English and whose education was outside the United States must present evidence of a TOEFL score of 570 or higher.

Written English Proficiency Requirement

Level One: both native and non-native speakers of English must take the Graduate Essay Test (GET). This test is given one or two weeks prior to the beginning of classes each semester. (Consult the Testing Center about dates and fee.) Admission to ENG 719 (and other core courses) requires a pass on the GET or successful completion of the appropriate composition courses. Level Two: satisfactory performance in either the M.A. thesis or in ENG 899.

Required Core Courses Units
ENG 719 Seminar: Contemporary Semantic Theory 3
ENG 723 Seminar in the Structure of English 3
ENG 725 Special Topics in Linguistics 3
ENG 727 Research Methods in Language Studies 3
ENG 728 Seminar in Sociolinguistics 3
ENG 729 Seminar in Psycholinguistics 3
  Total for core 18
Related Courses (9 units)
Units to be taken from one or more of the following groups of related courses or other courses approved by an adviser. At least two courses must be linguistics courses. All must be selected with approval of adviser.
9
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages  
ENG 651 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Basic Principles  
ENG 653 TESOL: Pedagogical Grammar  
ENG 720 Seminar in Language, Literature, and Culture: TESOL  
ENG 726 Practicum in TESOL  
ENG 730 Introduction to Graduate Study: TESOL  
ENG 731 Seminar: TESOL Listening and Speaking Skills  
ENG 732 Seminar: TESOL Reading and Writing Skills  
Linguistics  
ENG 422 History of the English Language  
ENG 724 Special Topics in TESOL (1-3)  
ENG 725 Special Topics in Linguistics  
PHIL 830 Seminar in the Philosophy of Language  
Special Topics in Linguistics  
ENG 722 Seminar in Language Assessment  
ENG 724 Special Topics in TESOL (1-3)  
ENG 725 Special Topics in Linguistics  
Speech and Communication Studies  
SPCH 503 Sex Roles and Communication (4)  
SPCH 541 Intercultural Communication (4)  
SPCH 750 Seminar in Communication and Culture (4)  
Reading and Writing  
ENG 654 Tutoring in Reading  
ENG 656 Topics in Reading in the Secondary School (1-3)  
ENG 657 Grammar and Rhetoric of the Sentence  
ENG 658 Projects in Study and Reading Techniques  
ENG 704 Introduction to Teaching of Writing  
ENG 715 Projects in the Teaching of Reading  
ENG 716 Projects in the Teaching of Writing  
Literature  
ENG 429 Stylistics  
ENG 720 Seminar in Language, Literature, and Culture: TESOL  
ENG 782 Seminar in Chaucer  
One of the following 3
ENG 898 Master's Thesis or  
  ENG 899   Special Study and Master's Comprehensive Written and Oral Examinations  
  Minimum total 30
  and Foreign Language Requirement (see below)

Master's Examinations. Failure in these examinations does not disqualify the candidate unless the examining committee so directs. The candidate may take the examinations twice, and, if failure occurs both times, will be disqualified from the graduate program.

Foreign Language Requirement. Ten semester units, or the equivalent, of a modern European language, plus a minimum of one semester or the equivalent of a non-Indo-European language, concurrent with ENG 426, is required of all candidates for the Master of Arts in English with Concentration in Linguistics. The student has the alternative of satisfying the foreign language requirement by examination. Units earned in foreign language study are not to be included in the student's Graduate Approved Program.

MASTER OF ARTS IN ENGLISH: CONCENTRATION IN LITERATURE

Admission to Program

Applicants must meet general university requirements as stated in this Bulletin.

In addition to the materials sent to the Office of Admissions, the applicant must submit the following items to the English Department in order to be considered for admission: (1) English Department application; (2) at least two letters of recommendation; (3) one official set of transcripts; (4) writing sample (five page critical essay). Contact the graduate program assistant for the department application and department deadlines.

Applicants who meet the following requirements are eligible for admission to classified standing: completion of an undergraduate English literature major, comparable to the major program at this university, and achievement of a GPA of at least 3.0 in the major.

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may be accepted conditionally and can achieve classified status as follows:

Denial. Applications that do not permit admission under the above rules must be denied unless the Graduate Literature Curriculum Committee makes an exception.

Written English Proficiency Requirement

Level One: satisfactory performance on papers in ENG 741. Level Two: satisfactory completion of the M.A. thesis.

Program

The program consists of ten courses (minimum 30 units) of which seven courses (minimum 21 units) must be graduate level courses. Of these graduate courses, six (18 units) must be English Department courses, of which nine (9) units must be seminars from the 742-790 range. Students may choose either an emphasis in General Studies or Special Studies. See guidelines for each emphasis after the Program Requirements.

NOTE: English courses usually earn three (3) units of credit; however, some upper division courses which fulfill requirements for the M.A. in Literature may be offered for three (3) to five (5) units.

Program Requirements Units
ENG 741 Theory of Literature 3
ENG 742-790 Graduate Seminars 9
Graduate level courses 6
Electives on advisement 9
ENG 898 Master's Thesis 3
  Minimum total 30
  and Master's Oral Examination

NOTE: ENG 704, 705, 715, and 716 may not be included among the electives. Courses from other related departments (up to six units with approval of adviser) may be included.

General Studies Emphasis

The course units below are not in addition to the minimum 30 units above. Program Requirement courses such as ENG 742-790, Graduate Level Courses, and Electives may be double-counted as meeting period, author, genre, or theory course requirements.

Courses selected with approval of adviser as follows: Units
Early Period Requirement 6
Period Emphasis 6
Genre course in the period of emphasis 3
Individual Author course from the period of emphasis 3
Theory and Criticism course, selected from the following or other courses on advisement: 3
ENG 429 Stylistics  
ENG 600 Theory of Literature  
ENG 601 Literature and Psychology  
ENG 602 Literature and Society  
ENG 603 Literature and the History of Ideas  
ENG 611 Modern Criticism  
ENG 613 Feminist Literary Criticism  
ENG 615 Imagery, Metaphor, and Symbol  
ENG 742 Seminar: Studies in Criticism  
ENG 743 Seminar: Studies in Principles of Literary Form  
ENG 744 Seminar: Literature and Psychology  
ENG 746 Seminar: Modern Criticism  
ENG 747 Feminist Criticisms  

Early Period Requirement. Six of the 30 units in the General Studies Emphasis must be chosen from courses in literature before 1800. The early period requirement may be met by courses that also fulfill the above listed program requirements (for example, early period courses might also fulfill author, period, genre, seminar, graduate level, elective, or theory and criticism required courses). Thus, the early period requirement is a distribution requirement, not a course requirement.

Special Studies Emphasis

The special studies emphasis is available to students whose proposed fields of study (for example, cultural criticism or reader response approaches to literature) do not fall readily within the period, genre, or author rubric of the general studies emphasis. Students who wish to focus on special studies must define their course of study in a written proposal submitted early in their graduate career and before completing four of the required ten courses. The proposal must be approved and signed by a graduate adviser and by the English Department's graduate literature program coordinator.

The number of courses and seminars, graduate level courses, and electives selected individually by the student and proposed for the Special Studies emphasis must conform to the Program Requirements (see above).

Culminating Experience

Master's Thesis, Prospectus, and Oral Examination required for the General Studies and Special Studies Emphases. The prospectus and the oral are scheduled before a student begins writing the thesis. The prospectus is a written statement, usually including the controlling purpose of the thesis; the selection of literary materials; the relevant scholarship and criticism; and the value and interest of the study. The oral is a one-hour examination on the prospectus conducted by the two thesis readers.

A candidate who has failed the oral examination may not take it again before the next regular semester. A candidate who failed the examination twice will not be permitted to continue in the program for the M.A. in Literature. Consult The Prospectus and the Thesis handout available in the English Office for more information.

CERTIFICATE IN THE TEACHING OF COMPOSITION

Admission to Program

Every graduate student in English is invited to complete a twelve-unit sequence designated as the Certificate in the Teaching of Composition. For M.A. in Literature candidates, this sequence is separate from the 30-unit literature requirement. Unclassified graduate students and candidates for degrees in other departments may be accepted into the program with the approval of the English Department.

Written English Proficiency Requirement

Level One: the writing proficiency of students is monitored in ENG 657. Level Two: satisfactory completion of ENG 704 and ENG 716.

Program Units
ENG 657 Grammar and Rhetoric of the Sentence 3
ENG 704 Introduction to the Teaching of Writing 3
ENG 716 Projects in the Teaching of Writing 3
Select one of the following: 3
ENG 429 Stylistics  
ENG 656 Topics in Reading in the Secondary School  
ENG 658 Projects in Study and Reading Techniques  
ENG 700 Introduction to Graduate Study in Composition  
ENG 701 Theoretical Backgrounds in Community College and College Reading Instruction  
ENG 702 Reading/Writing Connections  
ENG 705 Seminar in Teaching Basic/Remedial Writing  
ENG 706 Seminar in Sociolinguistics of Composition  
ENG 707 Current Issues in Composition  
ENG 708 Computers and the Teaching of Writing  
ENG 715 Projects in the Teaching of Reading  
ENG 717 Projects in the Teaching of Literature  
ENG 718 Supervision of Teaching Experience  
ENG 732 Seminar: TESOL Reading and Writing Skills  
ENG 800 Special Topics in the Study of Composition and Reading  
  Total for program 12

NOTE: Students may enroll in any of the courses listed above, even if they do not wish to complete the sequence. ENG 657 is prerequisite to ENG 704 and 705. ENG 704 is prerequisite to ENG 716. Courses applied to the certificate may not be taken CR/NC and a grade of A or B must be earned in each.

The certificate program is coordinated by the director of composition, the department chair, and the dean of the Graduate Division. For more information, contact the secretary, Composition Office (338-2128).

CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING POST-SECONDARY READING

Admission to the Program

This twelve-unit program is open to all graduate students in English. For M.A. in Literature candidates, the sequence of courses is separate from the 30-unit Literature requirement. Unclassified graduate students and candidates for degrees in other departments may be accepted into the program with approval of the English Department. Candidates pursuing the Certificate or M.A. in the Teaching of Composition may concurrently complete the requirement for the Certificate in Post-Secondary Reading.

Written English Proficiency Requirement

Level One: the writing proficiency of students is monitored through evaluation of written assignments in ENG 701 and 715. Level Two: satisfactory completion of written assignments in ENG 702.

Satisfactory completion of ENG 657 is prerequisite to many of the courses in this certificate. Check the Announcement of Courses section for all prerequisites. ISED 606 meets the requirement for the Preliminary Designated Subjects Credential in Adult Education.

Program Units
ENG 701 Theoretical Backgrounds in Community College and College Reading Instruction 3
ENG 702 Reading/Writing Connections 3
ENG 715 Projects in the Teaching of Reading 3
Select one of the following: 3
ENG 653 TESOL: Pedagogical Grammar  
ENG 656 Reading Theory and Methods  
ENG 657 Grammar and Rhetoric of the Sentence  
ENG 704 Introduction to the Teaching of Writing  
ENG 705 Seminar in Teaching Developmental Writing  
ENG 706 Sociolinguistics of Composition  
ENG 717 Projects in the Teaching of Literature  
ENG 728 Seminar in Sociolinguistics  
ENG 729 Seminar: Psycholinguistics  
ENG 732 Seminar: TESOL Reading and Writing Skills  
ISED 606 Seminar in Principles and Methods of Adult Education  
ISED 891 Adult Literacy and Basic Education  
  Total for certificate 12


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