English, Associate in Arts

The Major in English is designed to develop a strong base of knowledge and skills that will serve as a foundation for further study and/or pursuit of a career. This program provides a preliminary intensive study in a variety of genres within English language and literature.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of major literary movements, themes, genres, and the origin and development of literature in its historical and contemporary contexts. This outcome will be measured by course completion rates, as well as data collected on successful degrees at transfer institutions and follow-up surveys.
  2. Students will demonstrate effective critical reading, writing, thinking, and speaking about literature through course completion rates, as well as data collected on successful degrees at transfer institutions and follow-up surveys.
  3. Because literature is essentially a study of what it means to be human, students will demonstrate an understanding of ethical behavior through human choices and develop a respect and empathy for the poverty and richness of the human condition. This outcome will be measured by course completion rates, as well as data collected through follow-up surveys.
  4. Students will demonstrate an ability to engage, cooperate, and collaborate with other students, their instructors, and with their communities. This outcome will be measured by course completion rates, as well as data collected through surveys of other students in English classes.
  5. Students will integrate reading into their future lives, for both recreation and intellectual stimulation. This outcome will be measured through follow-up surveys of degree recipients.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Complete 18 units selected from :

ENG 001B

Written Communications II: A Critical Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 001D

Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking

3

ENG 030

The Film as Literature

3

ENG 035

Chicano Literature

3

ENG 037

Women in Literature

3

ENG 038

Mythology

3

ENG 042A

Survey of American Literature

3

ENG 042B

Survey of American Literature

3

ENG 044C

Creative Writing: Poetry

3

ENG 044D

Creative Writing: Play and Screen Writing

3

ENG 045

The Reading of Shakespeare

3

ENG 046A

Survey of British Literature I

3

ENG 046B

Survey of British Literature II

3

ENG 049B

Creative Writing: Fiction

3

ENG 052

From Story to Screen

3

ENG 055A

Studies in Drama

3

ENG 057

Children's Literature

3

Minimum Major Units Required: 18

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60