Degrees - English

English - Associate in Arts Degree in English For Transfer

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The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer major emphasizes writing about literature and the skills needed to analyze literature in academic terms. Students taking this major will examine a variety of genres and will gain a better understanding of a given literary work's relevance to the time period in which it was written as well as the relationship between the events in an author's life, time, and culture. In other words, successful students will develop the ability to analyze literature in context. Completion of this major will provide a solid foundation for students interested in pursuing a B.A. in literature.

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  • Write well-organized, well-developed expository essays using Standard English, with a clear thesis statement and supporting topic sentences and supporting details.
  • Search for and find reliable, unbiased sources and use these sources in research papers, using correct MLA documentation.
  • Evaluate a literary work in terms of style and descriptive technique, language, tone, mood, and literary conventions, such as symbolism, imagery, irony, and poetic devices such as meter and rhyme pattern.
  • Analyze a given literary work and explain its relevance to the time period and genre in which it was written as well as the relationship between the events in an author's life, time, and culture to the development of his or her writing.

Requirements for the Major

All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Students will complete all of the following:

Course ID Name Units
ENGL C102 Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing 3.0
ENGL C140 Appreciation of Literature 3.0
Subtotal 6.0

List A

Select two courses from the following:

Course ID Name Units
ENGL C150 American Literature through the Civil War 3.0
ENGL C155 American Literature 1865 to Present 3.0
ENGL C270 British Literature to 1800 3.0
ENGL C275 British Literature since 1800 3.0

List B

Select one course from the following including any course not taken in List A:

Course ID Name Units
ENGL C145 American Literature: The Short Story 3.0
ENGL C181 Shakespeare 3.0

List C

Select one course from the following:

Any course not taken above in List A or B

Course ID Name Units
ENGL C135 Business Writing 3.0
ENGL C136 Business Communication 3.0
ENGL C143 Children's Literature 3.0
ENGL C144 The International Short Story 3.0
ENGL C146 Introduction to 20th Century Military Fiction 3.0
ENGL C296 Gothic Victorian Literature 3.0
ENGL C297 Contemporary Gothic Literature 3.0
HUM C100 Introduction to the Humanities 3.0
THEA C101
OR
ENGL C163
Introduction to History and Literature of the Theater
OR
Introduction to History and Literature of the Theater
3.0
Subtotal Electives 12.0
Course Group Units
Total Required for the Major 18.0
Total for Degree 60.0

CSU General Education or IGETC pattern: 37-39 units

Transfer Electives as needed to reach 60 transferable units

English - Associate of Arts Degree Major

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The study of English provides opportunities to explore the worlds of literature and culture. This English major produces graduates with demonstrated skills in literary analysis, critical thinking, writing, and communication. With this major, students will build important research and critical thinking skills. They will learn to discern what is important and synthesize that information for other usage. As English majors are learning to read with a critical eye, they are also polishing their own writing skills.

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  • Write well-organized, well-developed expository essays in a variety of rhetorical modes, using Standard English, with a clear thesis statement and supporting topic sentences and supporting details.
  • Search for and find reliable, unbiased sources and to use these sources in research papers, using correct MLA documentation.
  • Evaluate a literary work in terms of style and descriptive technique, language, tone, mood, and literary conventions, such as symbolism, imagery, irony, and poetic devices such as meter and rhyme pattern.
  • Analyze a given literary work and explain its relevance to the time period and genre in which it was written as well as the relationship between the events in an author's life, time, and culture to the development of his or her writing.

Requirements for the Major

All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Course ID Name Units
ENGL C102 Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing 3.0
Subtotal 3.0

Program Electives

Select one course from the following:

Course ID Name Units
ENGL C111 Composition and Literature 3.0
ENGL C140 Appreciation of Literature 3.0

Select two courses from the following:

Course ID Name Units
ENGL C150 American Literature through the Civil War 3.0
ENGL C155 American Literature 1865 to Present 3.0
ENGL C270 British Literature to 1800 3.0
ENGL C275 British Literature since 1800 3.0

Select two courses from the following:

Any course not selected above or

Course ID Name Units
ENGL C135 Business Writing 3.0
ENGL C136 Business Communication 3.0
ENGL C143 Children's Literature 3.0
ENGL C144 The International Short Story 3.0
ENGL C145 American Literature: The Short Story 3.0
ENGL C146 Introduction to 20th Century Military Fiction 3.0
ENGL C181 Shakespeare 3.0
ENGL C296 Gothic Victorian Literature 3.0
ENGL C297 Contemporary Gothic Literature 3.0
HUM C100 Introduction to the Humanities 3.0
THEA C101
OR
ENGL C163
Introduction to History and Literature of the Theater
OR
Introduction to History and Literature of the Theater
3.0
Subtotal Electives 15.0
Subtotal for Major 18.0
Total for Degree 60.0

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