2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Feb 05, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog

English Associate in Arts for Transfer

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English curriculum provides the transfer student the opportunity to earn an Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree that will allow completion of both general education requirements and major preparatory course work. In addition, the selection of courses ensures the English major a broad perspective on the history of literature, coupled with the necessary writing, thinking, and research training essential for academic achievement. Students who complete the Associate in Arts Degree in English for Transfer receive priority admission to the California State University system, though admission to a specific campus is not guaranteed. While an associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion, a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, which can be achieved through transfer.

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.


Course ID Title Units
ENG 1B  * or Principles of Composition II 3
ENG 1BH  * or Honors Principles of Composition II 3
ENG 70  * Reasoning and College Reading 3
ENG 25  * Introduction to Literature 3
List A: Select two (6 units)  
ENG 15A  * Survey of American Literature - 1620-1860 3
ENG 15B  * Survey of American Literature - 1860-Contemporary 3
ENG 17A  * Survey of English Literature - Beowulf to Romantic Movement 3
ENG 17B  * Survey of English Lit - Romantic Movement to the Present 3
ENG 21A  * World Literature - Ancient to 17th Century 3
ENG 21B  * World Literature - 17th Century to Modern Period 3
List B:  Any List A course not already used OR  
ENG 3  * Introduction to Creative Writing 3
List C: Select one (3 units)  
ENG 1A  * or Principles of Composition I 4
ENG 1AH  * Honors Principles of Composition I 4
SPAN 1  * or Elementary Spanish 5
SPAN 1H  * Honors Elementary Spanish 5
SPAN 2  * or Elementary Spanish 5
SPAN 2H  * Honors Elementary Spanish 5
SPAN 3  * Intermediate Spanish 5
JRN 2  * News Writing 3
BUS 104  * Business Communication 3
COMM 30   Introduction to Oral Interpretation 3
TA 20   Theatre Appreciation 3
ANTH 3   Culture and Language 3
*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.  




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