Humboldt State University

Literary Studies

  • Take All Four Core Courses
    English 120: Introduction to the Major
    English 220: Literature, Identity, Representation
    English 225: Introduction to Language Analysis
    English 320: Practical Criticism


  • Take Sixteen Units from the Following Courses, Twelve of Which Must Be Upper-Division Units
    English 230 or 231: Survey of British Literature
    English 240: World Literature
    English 325: History of the English Language
    English 330: American Literature (variable topics)
    English 342: Special Topics in Shakespeare
    English 350: British Literature
    English 360: Topics in Literature/Language
    English 465: Multicultural Issues in Language and Literature
    English 480: Special Topics


  • Take One of the Following Courses from the Writing Practices Pathway (B)
    English 205: Introduction to Creative Writing
    English 311: Nature Writing
    English 314: Creative Writing: Nonfiction*
    English 315: Creative Writing: Fiction* 
    English 316: Creative Writing: Poetry*
    English 422: Advanced Research Writing
    English 460: Toyon Literary Magazine
    English 480: Special Topics
    *ENGL 205 a pre-requisite 
  • Take One of the Following Courses from the Teaching Language Arts Pathway (C)
    English 328: Structure of American English
    English 336: American Ethnic Literature  
    English 344: Young Adult Literature
    English 406: Theory of Composition  
    English 426: Communication in Writing II
    English 435: Issues in ESL/EFL
    English 436: Integrating Language & Content in English


  • Take One Year of a Language Other Than English Taken at the College Level

  • Take English 490: Senior Portfolio Seminar Capstone Course

  • Submit a Passing Senior Portfolio