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  Dec 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

English/Literature, A.A.


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Four-year degree programs in English emphasize study of literature and literary criticism. Specializations in creative and/or technical writing prepare a student for certification as a high school English teacher as well as for writing jobs. Students seeking a bachelor’s degree in English are encouraged to complete an A.A. or A.S. degree prior to transfer. All literature courses require substantial formal writing, it is recommended students complete the two-course writing sequence before enrolling in literature courses.

Suggested Curriculum


I. General Education Core (37-38)


Area A: Communication (9 credits)


Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)


Select three courses from the list for Area B  with at least one course from humanities and one course from fine arts. It is recommended that students satisfy the Humanities and Fine Arts requirement with courses other than the English major recommendations listed below. Students may choose to take other literature courses or any other general education Humanities and Fine Arts course.

Area C: Mathematics (3 credits)


Select one math course from the list for Area C .

Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credits)


Select one life science course and one physical science course from the list for Area D . One course must have a lab component.

Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)


Select three courses in at least two different disciplines from the list for Area E .

II. Area of Concentration/Major Field (9)


III. Electives (15-16)


  • ENG 212 American Literature II 3 hrs transfer credit
  • Competency in a single Foreign Language through the third or fourth semester of college or three or four years in high school is recommended.

Required A.A. Degree Program Total: 62 credits


Each college and university has its own major requirements and transfer policies. Consult the schools you are considering and a PSC advisor to discuss courses and their transferability.

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