2019-2020 Catalog 
    Dec 02, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Literature Associate of Arts

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The curriculum in the English Literature Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering majors related to this field, earning the Associate degree would demonstrate achievement and may support attempts to gain entry-level employment and promotion. Students earning the English Literature Associate of Arts degree may transfer into degree programs such as: English, English Literature, and English Education.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate writing fluency, critical thinking ability, and research skills. These skills will include grammar review, as well as expository and persuasive writing instruction.
  • Use skill and creativity along with critical judgment of literary forms, as they compose their own nonfiction, short stories, novels, poems, plays, and screenplays.
  • Examine traditional literary themes and genres in courses addressing American, British and World literature. Students will explore contemporary themes and genres in courses such as Introduction to the Novel, Ethnic Voices in Literature, and The Film as Literature. The broad spectrum of literature courses allows students to focus on a particular area of interest.

Total Units for the Major: 19

Associate of Arts Degree

Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Arts degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.


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