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2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English and Comparative Literature, B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences in preparation for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in English Language Arts

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(Major Code: 15011) (SIMS Code: 112102)

In preparation for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in English Language Arts

Requirements listed here are for the fulfillment of the English and Comparative Literature major in preparation for the single subject teaching credential in English language arts. All candidates for a teaching credential must complete all requirements as outlined in this section of the bulletin under Dual Language and English Learner Education or Teacher Education. Completion of this major also fulfills 21 units of the General Education program.

A minor is not required with this major.

Teacher Education

See School of Teacher Education for information about the credential program, to include seven to eight additional units required for admission:

Impacted Program

The major in English in Preparation for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in English Language Arts is designated as an impacted program and specific criteria are used to admit students. To be admitted to the major in English in Preparation for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in English Language Arts, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete with a minimum GPA of 2.50 and a grade of C (2.0) or better: RWS 100 , RWS 200 COMM 103 ; ECL 220  or C LT 270A  or C LT 270B ; JMS 200 HUM 140 ; LING 101 ; six units from ENGL 250A  and ENGL 250B  or ENGL 260A  and ENGL 260B ; ECL 280 . These courses cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/NC);
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.40 or better.

To complete the major, students must fulfill the degree requirements for the major described in the catalog in effect at the time they are accepted into the premajor at SDSU (assuming continuous enrollment).

Preparation for the Major

(30 units)

Fulfills 21 units in General Education.

Any grade requirements and GPA requirements listed above for admission to the major in English in Preparation for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in English Language Arts will also be enforced in Preparation for the Major requirements.

Language Requirement

Competency (successfully completing the third college semester or fifth college quarter) is required in one language other than English to fulfill the graduation requirement. Refer to section of this bulletin on “Graduation Requirements .”

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

Take ECL 508W  and earn a grade of C (2.0) or better (see #10 below). See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.

Diversity Literature Course

One 500-level Three Unit Elective

One 500-level three unit elective in English or comparative literature.

Select one of the following specializations

(12 units):


Twelve units in any 500-level courses in English and Comparative Literature.

Consult with the English and Comparative Literature Honors Program Adviser for Honors Program Variation.


* Additional prerequisites required.

** These specializations are not open at SDSU Imperial Valley.

Course Sequences

All year courses in English may be taken in either semester, and either semester may be taken singly for credit.

Student Initiated Courses

Students may petition for a course which falls within the competency of the English and Comparative Literature department but which is not among the regular course offerings for the present or following semester. Petition forms may be obtained from the departmental adviser.

Undergraduate Seminars

Each semester, if adequate staffing permits, the department may offer several of its courses as special, limited-enrollment seminars. These seminars are designed to give English and Comparative Literature majors (or anyone who has the consent of the instructor) the opportunity as juniors and seniors to engage in advanced work in small discussion groups.

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