English, Associate in Arts

Effective: Fall, 2016


The A.A. in English has been designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution and earn a bachelor's degree in English.  This degree is comprised of core Liberal Arts courses and English electives which are intended to provide students with the necessary foundation to be successful in more advanced courses. Students in this program are strongly encouraged to consult with their English advisor and a transfer counselor for appropriate guidance in the choice of their electives.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of different literary genres, literary periods, and styles of writing
  • Apply different critical approaches to various pieces of literature
  • Compose and present original literary analyses in both print and multimedia forms
  • Write literary research papers which employ current information literacy techniques and utilize standard MLA formatting
  • Explore and examine the language used by and about historically marginalized / under-represented people and the impact of that language on historical and contemporary audiences
  • Identify and discuss major authors and their contributions to English studies

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First Semester (15-16 credits)

CoursesCredits
ENG 100 - Composition I3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
MAT 120 - Modern College Mathematics3
MAT 121 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
MAT 135 - Business Precalculus3
MAT 151 - College Algebra4
MAT 152 - Precalculus4
MAT 160 - Calculus I4
MAT 210 - Statistics3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
COMM 100 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 111 - Public Speaking3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
DPR 100 - Introduction to Information Technology3
DPR 101 - Introduction to Computer Science3
Electives
HIS Elective (3 credits)

Second Semester (16-17 credits)

CoursesCredits
ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature3
ENG 115 - Research for English Majors3
Electives
Any MAT course 120 or higher (not MAT 125 or MAT 126 or MAT 128) (3-4 credits)
HIS Elective 3 credits
Any transferable Scientific Inquiry Science course (not PHY 100 or PHY 107) (4 credits)

Third Semester (16 credits)

CoursesCredits
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
ENG 220 - British Literature I3
ENG 221 - British Literature II3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
ENG 240 - World Literature I3
ENG 241 - World Literature II3
Electives
Any Natural Science Laboratory Course (4 credits)
Social Science Elective (3 credits)
English Elective (3 credits)

Fourth Semester (15 credits)

CoursesCredits
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
ENG 230 - American Literature I3
ENG 231 - American Literature - Romanticism to Skepticism3
Electives
English Elective (3 credits)
Humanities Elective (not ENG, Foreign Language Recommended (3 credits)
Social Science Elective (3 credits)
Humanities/Social Science Elective (not ENG) (3 credits)

Total Credits: 62-64


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