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 should be able to:

  • Define basic critical reasoning concepts; identify literary genres; and write effective, clear, and well-organized analytical arguments or literary analyses.
  • 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.
  • Identify and write about or discuss diction, syntax, figurative language, sound and rhythm, irony, and various poetic forms.
  • Analyze and write about literature with an understanding of the historical and cultural contexts from which literary classics spring.
  • 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, or a “P" if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.

Required Core
  • ENGL 1B*# Literature and Composition OR ENGL 1BH*# Literature and Composition – Honors (3)
  • ENGL 1C*# Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing OR ENGL 1CH*# Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing – Honors (3)
List A (Choose two courses from the following): 6
  • ENGL 10A*# World Literature to 1650 (3)
  • ENGL 10B*# World Literature after 1650 (3)
  • ENGL 11A*# Survey of American Lit., Pre-Colonial to 1860 (3)
  • ENGL 11B*# Survey of American Literature, 1860-present (3)
  • ENGL 13A*# Survey of English Literature (3)
  • ENGL 13B*# Survey of English Literature (3)
List B (Choose one course from the following): 3
  • Any List A course not used above
  • ENGL 14*# A Survey of Drama as Literature (3)
  • ENGL 15*# Literature By and About Women (3)
  • ENGL 16*# Poetry (3)
  • ENGL 17*# Introduction to Shakespeare (3)
  • ENGL 18*# African American Literature (3)
  • ENGL 19*# A Survey of the Bible as Literature (3)
  • ENGL 20*# World Mythology (3)
  • ENGL 24*# Multicultural Perspectives in American Literature (3)
  • ENGL 25*# Linguistics (3)
  • ENGL 31* Creative Writing (3)
  • ENGL 33*# Film and Fiction (3)
  • ENGL 36*# Children’s Literature (3)
List C (Choose one course from the following): 3-5
  • Any List A or B course not used above
  • ASL 1* American Sign Language 1 (4)
  • ASL 2*# American Sign Language 2 (4)
  • ASL 3*# American Sign Language 3 (4)
  • ASL 4*# American Sign Language 4 (4)
  • CHIN 1* Mandarin Chinese 1 (5)
  • CMST 30* Oral Interpretation (3)
  • CMST 30H* Oral Interpretation – Honors (3)
  • FREN 1* French 1 (5)
  • FREN 2*# French 2 (5)
  • FREN 3*# French 3 (3)
  • FREN 4*# French 4 (3)
  • GERM 1* German 1 (5)
  • GERM 2*# German 2 (5)
  • HUM 2*# Exploring the Humanities (3)
  • HUM 2H*# Exploring the Humanities – Honors (3)
  • JAPN 1* Japanese 1 (5)
  • JAPN 2*# Japanese 2 (5)
  • JAPN 3*# Japanese 3 (5)
  • JAPN 4*# Japanese 4 (5)
  • JOUR 27 Newswriting and Reporting (3)
  • SPAN 1* Spanish 1 (5)
  • SPAN 2*# Spanish 2 (5)
  • SPAN 3*# Spanish 3 (4)
  • SPAN 4*# Spanish 4 (4)
  • THTR 1*# Introduction to Theatre (3)

*May be used to fulfill CSU General Education requirements. See a counselor.

#May be used to fulfill IGETC requirements. See a counselor.

Associate in Arts in English for Transfer Degree Requirements

Major: 18-20

General Education: 37-39

General Electives: 10-17**

Degree Total Will Not Exceed: 60 Units 

**Number will vary depending on units that double count.

For reference only as of 2019/2020

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