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Award Type: Associate in Arts for Transfer

In today's information society, reading comprehension and writing skills are essential for everyone. The English major offers a rich and varied education in the vital areas of literature, critical thinking, media study, and writing. The program deepens understanding of our cultural traditions, provides a breadth of knowledge and skills appropriate for many degree and vocational programs, and prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions. English majors possess analytical, creative, and observant minds, and enter varied professional fields such as publishing, advertising, law, teaching, public relations, corporate communications, and journalism. To ensure that their transfer objectives are being met, English majors should consult with a counselor. The proposed Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree (AA-T in English) is designed to prepare students for transfer into the California State University (CSU) system to complete a baccalaureate degree in English. Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including the following: 1. Completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE). 2.  A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district. 3, Obtainment of an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0. 4. Minimum grade of C, or P grade, for each course in the major. [The following Allan Hancock College graduation requirements will not be required: Health and Wellness, Multicultural Gender Studies and Allan Hancock College General Education.]

The graduate of the Associate in Arts for Transfer in English will:

  • Be able to engage, with college level fluency, a variety of texts towards a variety of ends

Program Requirements

A major of 18 units is required for the degree. Required Core Courses (18 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ENGL 102 Freshman Composition Literature 3.0
ENGL 103 Critical Thinking and Composition 3.0
ENGL 130 American Literature to 1865 3.0
ENGL 131 American Literature 1865 to Present 3.0
ENGL 145 British Literature to 1800 3.0
ENGL 146 British Literature 1800 to Present 3.0

General Education

Complete one of the following:

a) CSU General Education Breadth - 39 units


b) Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) - 37 units

Double counting:

A maximum of 9 units may be double counted for the major and CSU GE or IGETC requirements..

Select additional CSU transferrable units as needed to achieve 60 units required for the degree.

Visit myHancock and select the DegreeWorks icon to view CSU or IGETC general education and transferrable courses.