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Associate in Arts Degree – English

Required Courses 

Dept. /No. –  Title –  Units
Note: ENG-003A is a prerequisite for all writing and literature courses.

ENG-001B Composition and Literature – 3
ENG-010A American Literature I – 3
ENG-011A Survey of English Literature: Old English to Eighteenth Century – 3
ENG-011B Survey of English Literature: Romantic Through Postmodernism – 3

Select three (3) courses from the following (9 units) – one (1) course must be an English (ENG) course:
ENG-005A, ENG-005B, ENG-010B, ENG-012A, ENG-012B, HIST-017, HIST-018 – 9

*Check the CSU/UC articulation website: www.assist.org for required university major preparation courses.

Total Units for the Major – 21
Minimum General Education (CSU GE or IGETC) Units – 37-40
Transferable Electives as Needed
MINIMUM DEGREE UNITS – 60
Advisor: E. Baird, M. Walker

Program Student Learning Outcomes - English

Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills by utilizing writing as a recursive process for discovering, organizing, and expressing complex ideas while incorporating characteristics of effective composition, such as the use of standard grammar, syntax, mechanics, a well-supported thesis with sufficient support, and clear organization and structure. Institutional SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking, and Personal Development)
  2. Compose formal, college-level compositions in a variety of rhetorical patterns, utilizing reliable and ethical research skills,  appropriate primary and secondary print and electronic sources, and proficient MLA or APA format conventions. (Institutional SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Development, Ethics, and Information Competency)
  3. Analyze and respond critically to substantive, multicultural essays and works of literature from various periods and genres to identify structural, logical, and thematic relationships in order to synthesize ideas and demonstrate an understanding of the inter- relationship among writer, audience, context, purpose, and genre. (Institutional SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Development, and Information Competency)
  4. Critique their own writing and the writing of others in all recursive stages of planning, development, revision, and editing. Institutional SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Development, Ethics, and Information Competency)
English Overview

Communication includes degree programs in Communication Studies, and English. The Communication Program offers exciting, enriching, and challenging educational opportunities for students in Transfer and Occupational (Non-transfer) programs. Language is vital. The written and spoken word is essential to achieving goals and appreciating a diversity of perspectives, cultures, and languages. A wide range of courses is offered to help students reach their objectives, including English, mass communication, reading, and speech. Foreign language and Humanities are Programs listed separately from Communication. NOTE: Students applying any of the Communication required courses to their general education package will make up an equivalent number of units by additional study in the major chosen in consultation with an advisor from the Communications Program.

English for Transfer

Associate in Arts in English for Transfer

Required Courses:

Dept./ No. –  Title – Units
ENG-001B Composition and Literature – 3
ENG-001C Argumentation and Critical Thinking – 3
ENG-005A Creative Writing – 3

Select three (3) courses from the following (9 units):
ENG-010A, ENG-010B, ENG-011A, ENG-011B, ENG-012A, ENG-012B  – 9

Total Units for the Major – 18
General Education (CSU GE or IGETC) Units – 37-39
Elective (CSU Transferable) Units – 9-11
MINIMUM DEGREE UNITS – 60
Advisor: E. Baird, M. Walker

Student Learning Outcomes English for Transfer

Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills by utilizing writing as a recursive process for discovering,  organizing, and expressing complex ideas while incorporating characteristics of effective composition, such as the use of standard grammar, syntax, mechanics, a well-supported thesis with sufficient support, and clear organization and structure. (Institutional SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking, and Personal Development)
  2. Compose formal, college-level compositions in a variety of rhetorical patterns, utilizing reliable and ethical research skills, appropriate primary and secondary print and electronic sources, and proficient MLA or APA format conventions. (Institutional SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Development, Ethics, and Information Competency)
  3. Analyze and respond critically to substantive, multicultural essays and works of literature from various periods and genres to identify structural, logical, and thematic relationships in order to synthesize ideas and demonstrate an understanding of the inter-relationship among writer, audience, context, purpose, and genre. (Institutional SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Development, and Information Competency)
  4. Critique their own writing and the writing of others in all recursive stages of planning, development, revision, and editing. (Institutional SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Development, Ethics, and Information Competency)
English for Transfer Overview

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree is for students who intend to complete a bachelor’s degree in English at a CSU. Core course work explores primarily British and American writers through an array of literary traditions, providing opportunities for students to express their understanding and appreciation of the literary world through analysis, research, and composition. Students who successfully complete the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree will be prepared to critically analyze substantive essays and works of literature and to compose formal, college-level compositions in a variety of rhetorical situations, utilizing reliable research skills and effective print and electronic sources in appropriate format conventions, and as well as recognize the importance of academic integrity and life-long learning.

A “C” grade in all courses for the major is required.

This degree includes the following completion requirements:
(1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including
both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
(2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

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Students must complete the required courses for their major. General education units, transferable electives, and total degree units will vary for each student.  Some considerations include the courses (and their respective units) chosen to complete a general education area or transferable elective, and if required courses  for your major also count toward a general education area. Please see your academic counselor to help you reach your educational goals.