Modern Languages & Literature

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Bachelor of Arts in English

Bachelor of Arts in English

CBU English major students choose to take a variety of stimulating courses—courses such as film studies; creative writing; children’s, young adult and multicultural literature; linguistics, and English composition. They learn from well-qualified, caring faculty members who bring a variety of interesting global perspectives in a Christian context.

CBU offers the following English majors, minors and concentrations:

  • Majors 
    • English (39)
    • Spanish (36)
  • Minors 
    • English (18)
    • Spanish (18)
    • Film Studies 
    • Creative Writing

Career Opportunities

  • Secondary education teacher
  • Journalist
  • Library scientist
  • Publisher
  • Christian missionary
  • Professional copywriter/editor
  • Author
  • ESL & TESOL teachers abroad


You can also further your education by attending graduate schools of law, medicine, business, etc. At CBU, we also offer a master’s program in English that you can pursue after your undergraduate studies. Liberal studies majors may seek a concentration in English, which affords them an area of specialization within the Multiple Subjects credential.

English Undergraduate Program Student Outcomes

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Lower Division Requirements

ENG201 Intro to Lit for Majors & Minors

ENG201 Intro to Lit for Majors & Minors

An intensive study of literary terminology and the major genres of American, British, European, and multicultural literature. Focuses on critical reading and intelligent appreciation of literature, and ways of writing about literature. Majors and minors should take this introduction course during their sophomore year as soon as they successfully complete ENG 123. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ENG201-A A Isaacs, David E. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM The Village at CBU
400A
Spring 2015 ENG201-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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ENG213 Survey of British Literature I

ENG213 Survey of British Literature I

Literature of Great Britain from the Middle Ages through the eighteenth century. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ENG213-A A Newton, Jennifer 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex
192
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ENG223 Survey of British Literature II

ENG223 Survey of British Literature II

Literature of Great Britain from the Romantic Period to the present. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ENG223-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
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ENG233 Survey of American Literature I

ENG233 Survey of American Literature I

American literature from the Colonial Period to 1870. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ENG233-A A Tronti, Jennifer 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex
245
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ENG243 Survey of American Lit II

ENG243 Survey of American Lit II

American literature from 1870 to present. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ENG243-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
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ENG253 Survey of World Literature I

ENG253 Survey of World Literature I

World literature (excluding British and American) through the Renaissance. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ENG253-A A Alspach, Berniece 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM The Village at CBU
300
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ENG263 Survey of World Literature II

ENG263 Survey of World Literature II

World literature (excluding British and American) from Neoclassicism to present. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ENG263-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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Upper Division Requirements

ENG313 Multicultural Literature

ENG313 Multicultural Literature

The literature of women and ethnic minorities. Recommended for Liberal Studies majors. Prerequisite: ENG 123. At least one literature survey course recommended. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ENG313-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
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ENG350 Rsrch & Writing in Lit/Lang

ENG350 Rsrch & Writing in Lit/Lang

Introduction to research topics, methods, and materials in the field of language and literature for application in a series of scholarly papers and presentations of various types and lengths. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ENG350-A A Walker, Deron 09/02/2014 Tuesday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Yeager Center
B112
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ENG401 Literary Theory and Criticism

ENG401 Literary Theory and Criticism

Advanced study in theories of imaginative literature and in the issues of interpreting literary texts. Prerequisites: ENG 123, 201, and at least one literature survey course are required. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ENG401-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM TBA
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ENG413 Shakespeare Studies

ENG413 Shakespeare Studies

Selected poems and plays are studied in their historical contexts. A variety of critical approaches are incorporated. Includes comedies, history plays, and tragedies. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: ENG 123. At least one literature survey course (ENG 213) recommended. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ENG413-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
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ENG463 Lang Structure and Acquisition

ENG463 Lang Structure and Acquisition

Linguistic theory and method. Includes the study of the five universal elements of language (phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics) as well as the use of language and its variants in culture. Fieldwork required. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ENG463-B B Renfro, Irina 09/02/2014 Thursday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Yeager Center
B222
Fall 2014 ENG463-A A Liu, Carla 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
B221
Spring 2015 ENG463-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Thursday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM TBA
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Spring 2015 ENG463-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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ENG499 Senior Project

ENG499 Senior Project

This three unit senior capstone project serves to assess the subject matter competence of the English major and the Single Subject Program candidate. Students will enroll for this course with the recommendation of their English program advisor and the approval of the department chair. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ENG499-A A Newton, Jennifer 09/02/2014 Monday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex
263
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Three (3) upper division courses from the following: ENG 303333343,345353399400403418419433440443460475

Optional Concentration in Creative Writing (12 units)

ENG273 Intro to Creative Writing

ENG273 Intro to Creative Writing

This college level writing course is designed to introduce the creative writer to the literary genres, to encourage creativity, individuality, spontaneity and boldness for students in search of the writer within. The lecture/discussion is designed to encourage students to develop a writing voice and work toward a final project in one of the major genres. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ENG273-A A Dingman, Toni S. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex
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Spring 2015 ENG273-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
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Summer 2015 ENG273-A A STAFF, STAFF 05/04/2015 Monday, Wednesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM TBA
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ENG373 Intermediate Creative Writing

ENG373 Intermediate Creative Writing

A writing workshop designed to permit the student to study and practice one or more of the major forms: articles, short stories, novels, plays, and poems. Recommended for those working on, or desiring to begin, writing projects. Prerequisite: ENG 273. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ENG373-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
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ENG473 Advanced Creative Writing

ENG473 Advanced Creative Writing

A writing workshop designed to permit the student to study and practice one or more of the major forms: articles, short stories, novels, plays, and poems. Recommended for those working on writing projects. A portfolio project is required. Prerequisite: ENG 373. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ENG473-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Array Array - Array Instructor
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ENG 383 Genre Writing OR THE 424 Script Writing

Six units from the following: ENG 303353373405467, or COA 424