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1Humboldt State University

Department of English, Major in English

Concentration B ~ Writing Practices
NAME: HSU I.D.

Passing credit will be or has been presented in the courses listed below to satisfy all major requirements. Included are all courses completed, courses in progress, incomplete courses to be made up, and courses to be taken either at Humboldt State University or at other accredited institutions to apply to this major.



Student’s Signature Date

Requirements for the Major: The English major consists of 16 units of Core Courses, 22-24 units in Concentrations, a Senior Portfolio Seminar, and one year of college-level study of a language other than English. Students must have a minimum of 2.0 grade point average in the major to graduate.
CORE COURSES (required):

Institution Course Title Units Grade Met Def





Engl 120

Introduction to the English Major

4












Engl 220

Literature, Identity, Representation

4












Engl 225

Introduction to Language Analysis

4













Engl 320*

Practical Criticism

4










* ENGL 320, Practical Criticism, is a prerequisite for all upper-division literature major requirements.
CONCENTRATION B: WRITING PRACTICES (16 units from following: 12 must be upper division)




Engl 211

Introduction to Creative Writing

4













Engl 311

Environmental Writing

4













Engl 314

Creative Writing: Nonfiction

4













Engl 315

Creative Writing: Fiction

4












Engl 316

Creative Writing: Poetry

4













Engl 422

Advanced Research Writing

4













Engl 450

Tutoring Developing Writers

2













Engl 460

Literary Editing + Publishing

4













Engl 461

Literary Magazines, Contemporary Audiences

4













Engl 480

Special Topics (with a writing topic)

1-4










Institution Course Title Units Grade Met Def




1 Course from Concentration A




3-4













1 Course from Concentration C




3-4










COURSES CANNOT DOUBLE COUNT ACROSS CONCENTRATIONS

LANGUAGE STUDY:

One year of a single language other than English taken at the college level. For students in Concentrations A (Literary Studies) &

B (Writing Practices) only: __ Met: Deficient:
CAPSTONE COURSE:

Institution Course Title Units Grade Met Def






Engl 490

Senior Portfolio Seminar (CR/NC)

2










*If you select this option, you should also sign up for Engl. 499, Independent Study, with the instructor who is supervising your essay.
2Select from Concentration A: Literary Studies

Engl 325 History of the English Language

Engl 330 American Literature (variable topics)

Engl 342 Special Topics in Shakespeare

Engl 350 British Literature

Engl 360 Special Topics in Literature

Engl 370 Literary Field Study

Engl 420 Advanced Topic is Critical Theory

Engl 465 B or C Multicultural Issues in Language & Lit.

Select from Concentration C: Teaching the Language Arts

Engl 328: Structure of American English

Engl 336: American Ethnic Literature

Engl 344: Young Adult Literature

Engl 406: Contemporary Composition

Engl 417: Second Language Acquisition

Engl 426: Communication in Writing II

Engl 435: Introduction to ESL/EFL

Engl 436: Integrating Language & Content in English Instruction
THE SENIOR PORTFOLIO

The Senior Portfolio is a place for you to collect sample materials written during your time as an English major at HSU. It asks that you assess and reflect upon your selections. When completed, your portfolio will provide a record of your achievements in the major across time and highlight your ability to think and write carefully about literature and language. While you are working on the portfolio, you should sign up for the Engl. 490 Senior Portfolio Seminar (2 units), where a faculty member will advise you on making selections and writing the reflective essay.


Because some students may wish to complete an independent long critical essay as part of their final work (for instance, you may want a lengthy essay if you plan to pursue graduate studies in English), there are two options. Please pick the most appropriate option for your goals.
Contents of the Senior Portfolio:

Option One:

1. A written assignment in one of the core courses of the English major;

2. A sample mid-term or final exam that includes a written essay (from either a literature or a linguistics course);

3. A sample from any upper division course in the student’s chosen major track/concentration;

4. An assignment using research and secondary sources;

5. Your own reflective (self-assessment) essay of approximately 4-7 pages. This essay discusses the pieces in the portfolio and your growth and development as you have completed the English major. You are expected to make connections between the various aspects of the English major and to assess where you encountered both pleasures and difficulties.


Option Two:

1. A written assignment in one of the core courses of the English major;

2. A sample mid-term or final exam that includes a written essay (from either a literature or linguistics course);

3. A long critical essay (20-25 pages) written under the supervision of a faculty member.*

4. Your own reflective (self-assessment) essay of approximately 4-7 pages. This essay discusses the pieces in the portfolio and your growth and development as you completed the English major. You are expected to make connections between the various aspects of the English major and to assess where you encountered both pleasures and difficulties.

The Office of the Registrar will verify I certify that the course work listed above, when successfully

the following requirements: completed, will meet all requirements for a major in ENGLISH.

1. Completion of all courses listed above

2. Minimum 2.0 grade point average in major Advisor: Date:

3. Completion of all university requirements



for a Bachelor’s degree. Dept. Chair: Date: _________



Revised 4/24/17


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