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2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Department Chair: Eileen S. Klink

Department Office: Mcintosh Humanities Bldg. (MHB), Rm. 419
Telephone: (562) 985‑4223
FAX: (562) 985‑2369
Website: http://www.cla.csulb.edu/departments/english

Faculty: Sarah J. Arroyo, Elyse M. Blankley, Susan Carlile, Timothy Caron, Stephen Cooper, Gene L. Dinielli (Emeritus), Araceli Esparza, Brian H. Finney (Emeritus),  Lisa Glatt, Suzanne A. Greenberg, W. Gary Griswold, George Hart, David Hernandez, Wilhelmina Hotchkiss, Helen C. Hu, Neil Hultgren, Lloyd E. Kermode, Eileen S. Klink, Beth Lau (Emerita), Gerald I. Locklin (Emeritus), Dennis López, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, William Mohr, Alosi Moloi (Emeritus), Norbert Schürer, Patricia Seyburn, Nancy S. Sheley, Ronald J. Strahl, Rene H. Treviño, Martine van Elk, Dianne L. Vipond, Charles H. Webb, Frederick Wegener, Mark L. Wiley, Mark Williams, Rafael J. Zepeda, Carol Zitzer-Comfort

Office Manager: Lisa Behrendt

College: College of Liberal Arts  

Courses: ENGL, ALI, ESW  

Career Possibilities

Advertising • Entertainment • Journalism • Management • Law • Marketing • Mass Media (film, radio, television) • Politics • Professional Writing and Editing (creative or technical) • Public Relations • Teaching • Publishing (Some of these require additional education or experience. For more information, see www.careers.csulb.edu.)


The Department of English annually gives many scholarships and awards to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students. Information about these scholarships and awards is available from the Department office and at the Center for Scholarship Information, Beach scholarships http://www.csulb.edu/beachscholarships 

Single Subject Teaching Credential in English

In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in English, prospective English teachers are also required to complete 45 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete all of the credential program courses, except for student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as a post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education  section of this catalog or the website (www.ced.csulb.edu/single-subject) for a description of professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures. Prospective students should consult the department’s English Education Advisor early to plan their program.

Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

This certificate is conducted by the Linguistics Department faculty. For requirements, please refer to the Linguistics  section of this catalog.


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