English B.A.

Core Curriculum Requirements52-54
Major Core Requirements36-38
Emphasis12
Electives24
Total Units124-128

English Major Core Requirements

Core Requirements
ENGL-240CFoundations/Literary Study3
ENGL-260Monsters and Maidens: British Lit 17853
ENGL-262Romanticism/Resistance: British Lit 17853
ENGL-309Awakenings: Voices in American Lit3
ENGL-375The Art of the Memoir3
ENGL-433Global Voices: World Literature3
ENGL-455Shakespeare Through the Ages3
ENGL-460Digital Writing and Design3
ENGL-465Becoming a Reader: Theory/Crit of Lit3
ENGL-499CSynecdoche: Captsone3
Foreign Language (2 semesters of the same foreign language) 16-8
Total Units36-38

In addition to the English Major Core Requirements, each student is required to take 12 additional units of upper division courses to be chosen from the English Department curriculum, according to the generalist requirements or one of the two emphases within the major.

Literature and Textual Analysis Emphasis

This emphasis introduces the aspiring literary scholar to the study of literature in different historical and      cultural contexts from American and British literatures to literatures in English from all over the world. Focused  electives allow students to study topics of interest more narrowly, including courses in J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S.   Lewis, Theopoetics, and the Victorian novel. The ability to read critically and assess how communication is accomplished in a text prepares students for many diverse careers from teaching to law.

Literature and Textual Analysis Emphasis Requirements
Select twelve units from the following courses: 12
Period Focus:
Genre Focus:
Children's Literature
Dramatic Lit: Script Analysis
Author Focus:
Culture Focus:
Thematic Focus:
Adv Research Methods
Total Units12

 Writing Emphasis Requirements

The Writing Emphasis is robust and multi-faceted, offering   opportunities to explore, practice and finetune creative work in multiple genres. The emphasis begins with English   350: Creative Writing, an introductory course that focuses on fiction, poetry and drama. Students are then free to delve into the many specific course offerings, including The Short Story, Creative Nonfiction, Playwriting, Travel Writing, and a plethora of journalism courses, including hands on experience working and writing for The Vanguard Voice, Vanguard University’s student newspaper.

Writing Emphasis Requirements
Select twelve units from the following courses: 12
Introduction to Journalism
Publications: Newspaper
Creative Writing
Travel Writing
Advanced Journalism
Creative Writing Workshop
Playwriting
Creative Nonfiction
Internship: Writing
Language, Culture, and Linguistics
Total Units12

Single Subject Teaching Requirements  

Building on the common courses and seminars, these students are also required take ENGL-315 Teaching English/Mltrcltrl Set  andENGL-453 Language, Culture, and Linguistics. Students should choose nine upper-division units of an emphasis from the English curriculum according to the California Teaching Commission (CTC) approved subject matter program, available in the English Department.

Generalist Requirements    

Beyond the common courses and seminars, the student should choose twelve units from the English curriculum according to his/her interests. Consultation with one’s academic advisor is recommended.

Disclaimer: This sample Four Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the Department of English.


Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
CORE-100C Cornerstone 1
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
ENGL-240C Foundations/Literary Study 3
THEO-PLHDTheology Core Requirement 3
KINE-145C Lifetime Fitness/Wellness Lect 1
KINE-146C Lifetime Fitness/Well Activity 1
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
 Units15
Year 1 Term 2
MATH-PLCRMath Core Req Data Or Stats 3
HSPS-PLCRHistory/Political Sci Core Requirement 3
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
 Units15
Year 2 Term 1
ENGL-220C Researched Writing 3
ENGL-260 Monsters and Maidens: British Lit 1785 3
SPAN-101Beginning Spanish I 4
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
FINA-PLCRFine Arts Core Curriculum Requirement 3
 Units16
Year 2 Term 2
NSCI-210C The Empirical World 3
ENGL-262 Romanticism/Resistance: British Lit 1785 3
ENGL-375 The Art of the Memoir 3
HIST-PLHDHistory Core Requirement 3
SPAN-102Beginning Spanish II 4
 Units16
Year 3 Term 1
ENGL-309 Awakenings: Voices in American Lit 3
ENGL-460 Digital Writing and Design 3
ENGL-455 Shakespeare Through the Ages 3
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
ENGL-PLUD3English Upper Division Electiv 3
 Units15
Year 3 Term 2
ENGL-465 Becoming a Reader: Theory/Crit of Lit 3
ENGL-433 Global Voices: World Literature 3
ELCT-PLHD6Electives 6 Units 6
ENGL-PLUD3English Upper Division Electiv 3
 Units15
Year 4 Term 1
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
ENGL-PLUD3English Upper Division Electiv 3
ELCT-PLUD3Upper Division General Elective 3 Units 3
ELCT-PLHD6Electives 6 Units 6
 Units15
Year 4 Term 2
ENGL-499C Synecdoche: Captsone 3
ENGL-PLUD3English Upper Division Electiv 3
ELCT-PLUD3Upper Division General Elective 3 Units 3
ELCT-PLHD6Electives 6 Units 6
 Units15
 Total Units122