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Associate in Arts for Transfer: English

 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: 
The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree introduces students to English or English Education study and preparation, including the appreciation and understanding of literary works through intellectual and cultural movements, such as Utilitarianism or the Aesthetic Movement, and historical and social changes. The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree is designed to provide students with a common core of lower division courses required to transfer and pursue a baccalaureate (4-year) degree in English in the CSU system.

This degree is approved through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Upon satisfactory completion of all degree requirements and filing an application for graduation with Admissions and Records, the student’s transcript will reflect completion of this degree.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

Upon successful completion of this degree, the student will be able to: 

  1. Define basic critical reasoning concepts; identify literary genres; and write effective clear and well-organized analytical arguments or literary analyses.
  2. Identify and discuss plot, conflict, setting, time frame, characters (protagonist and antagonist), dialogue, suspense, rising action, and denouement with works of literature in papers and on examinations. 
  3. Identify and write about or discuss diction, syntax, figurative language, sound and rhythm, irony, and various poetic forms. 
  4. Analyze and write about literature with an understanding of the historical and cultural contexts from which literary classics spring. 
  5. Apply a variety of approaches to the analysis of literary works, including but not limited to historical, thematic, and formal approaches. 

REQUIREMENTS: 

In addition to the 37-39 unit general education pattern for CSU or IGETC, students must complete the core courses listed below for the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer Degree. Students must also obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and a C or better in each major course. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in this major.

Suggested Sequences of Classes for Associate in Arts in English


Semester Offered\Method of Instruction
Semester 1 (Fall) 
Course ​Course Name Units Fall Spring Summer
ENGL 1A*# College Composition 4 units FF,O,ITV FF,O,ITV FF,O
ENGL 18*# African American Literature 3 units FF
​STU 1 ​College Success 3 units FF,O,ITV​ FF,O,ITV​ FF,O​
Semester 2 (Spring)
ENGL 1B*# Literature and Composition 3 units FF,O FF,O O
ENGL 31*# Creative Writing 3 units FF,O FF,O O
​ENGL 19*# Survey of the Bible as Literature​ 3 units​ O​
Semester 3 (Fall)
ENGL 1C*# Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing
3 units
FF,O FF,O O
​ENGL 16*# Poetry​ 3 units​ ​O
​ENGL 20*# World Mythology​ 3 units​ O​
​ENGL 24*#   Multicultural Perspectives in American Literature​ 3 units​ O​
ENGL 10A​*# World Literature to 1650​ 3 units​ O​
​ENGL 11A*# Survey of American Literature, Pre-Colonial to 1860​ 3 units​ O​
​ENGL 13A*# Survey of English Literature
(Old English Period through Neoclassicism)​
3 units​ O​
Semester 4 (Spring)
ENGL 14*# Survey of Drama as Literature 3 units
O
​ENGL 15*# Literature By and About Women​ 3 units​ O​
​ENGL 25*# Linguistics​ 3 units​ O​
​ENGL 36*# Children's Literature​ 3 units​ O​
​ENGL 10B*# World Literature after 1650​ 3 units​ O​
​ENGL 11B*# Survey of American Literature, 1860-present​ 3 units​ O​
​ENGL 13B*# Survey of English Literature
(from the Romantic Period to Present)​
3 units​ O​
Required Core
ENGL 1B*# Literature and Composition 3 units


ENGL 1C*# Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing 3 units

List A

Choose any two courses from the following:



ENGL 10A*# World Literature to 1650 3 units

ENGL 10B*# World Literature after 1650 3 units


​ENGL 11A*# Survey of American Literature, Pre-Colonial to 1860​ 3 units​
​ENGL 11B*# Survey of American Literature, 1860-present​ 3 units​
​ENGL 13A*# Survey of English Literature​
(Old English Period through Neoclassicism)​
3 units​
​ENGL 13B*# Survey of English Literature
(from the Romantic​ Period to Present)​
3 units​
List B
​Choose any one course from the following:
​Any List A course not used above
ENGL 14*# Survey of Drama as Literature 3 units


ENGL 15*# Literature By and About Women 3 units
ENGL 16*# Poetry 3 units


​ENGL 17*# Introduction to Shakespeare​ 3 units​
​ENGL 18*# African American Literature​ 3 units​
​ENGL 19*# Survey of the Bible as Literature​ 3 units​
​ENGL 20*# World Mythology​ 3 units​
​ENGL 24*# Multicultural Perspectives in American Literature​ 3 units​
​ENGL 25*# Linguistics​ 3 units​
​ENGL 31*# Creative Writing​ 3 units​
​ENGL 33*# Film and Fiction​ 3 units​
ENGL 36*#
​Children's Literature ​3 units
List C

Choose any one course from the following:




Any List A or B course not used above


ASL 1* American Sign Language 1
4 units



ASL 2-4*# American Sign Language 2-4 4 units


​CHIN 1* Mandarin Chinese 1​ 5 units​
​FREN 1* Elementary French​ 5 units​
​FREN 2-4*# Elementary/Intermediate French​ 3-5 units​
​GERM 1* Elementary German​ 5 units​
​GERM 2*# Elementary German​ 5 units​
​JAPN 1* Elementary Japanese​ 5 units​
​JAPN 2-4*# Elementary/Intermediate Japanese​ 5 units​
​SPAN 1* Spanish I​ 5 units​
​SPAN 2-4*# Spanish 2, 3, 4​ 3-5 units​
​CMST 30*^ Oral Interpretation​ 3  units​
​THTR 1*#^ Introduction to Theatre​ 3 units​
Required for Major: 18-20 units
Additional General Ed Total: 37-39 units
General Electives: 10-17 units
Degree Total = 60**
 

Key to table abbreviations

O = Course is Offered Online 
ITV = Course is offered through Interactive Video 
FF = Course is offered Face to Face (in-person)
HYB = Hybrid

May be used to fulfill IGETC requirements. See a counselor

^It is recommended that the student take these 3-unit courses among the Number of General Education Units required to complete this degree (if applicable).

**Please Note: Number will vary depending on units that double count

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