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Award Type: Associate in Arts

In today's information society, reading comprehension and writing skills are essential for everyone. The English major offers a rich and varied education in these vital areas of literacy -- serving the individual student, the academic community and society at large. The program includes courses in literature and critical thinking, reading and writing to enhance communication skills, to deepen understanding of our cultural traditions, to provide a breadth of knowledge appropriate for many degree and vocational programs and to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. English majors often enter fields such as law, education, public relations, human services, journalism and corporate communications. To ensure that their transfer objectives are being met, English majors should consult with a counselor.

The graduate of the Associate in Arts 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 21 units is required for the associate in arts degree. Required core course (3 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
ENGL 102 Freshman Composition Literature 3.0

Plus a minimum of 9 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
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

Plus a minimum of 9 units selected from the following: (Any of the above courses not taken to meet the above requirement may be included among the selected units.)

Course Number Course Title Units
ENGL 104 Technical Writing 3.0
ENGL 110 Grammar for College and Career 3.0
ENGL 105 Language and Culture 3.0
ENGL 106 Creative Writing 3.0
ENGL 107 Literary Arts Journal 1 3.0
ENGL 108 Literary Arts Journal 2 3.0
ENGL 132 Literature and Film 3.0
ENGL 133 Modern Fiction 3.0
ENGL 135 Introduction to Poetry 3.0
ENGL 138 Introduction to Shakespeare 3.0
ENGL 139 Ideas of Difference in Contemporary American Literature 3.0
ENGL 144 Literature: The Ancient and Classical World 3.0
ENGL 148 Hispanic Literature in Translation 3.0

General Education Requirements

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Last Modified Apr 16, 2024