English, Associate in Arts for Transfer

This program is designed for students planning to transfer to a California State University (CSU) with a major in English. Critical reading, writing, and thinking are fundamental skills that will enable students to navigate an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world. These skills are necessary in both the private and public sectors and serve as a foundation for both human interaction and success in a variety of career fields including, but not limited to, writing, teaching, law, business, journalism, broadcasting, television, advertising, medicine, social work, and government.

The Associate of Arts in English for Transfer is designed to develop a strong base of knowledge and skills that will serve as a foundation for further study. A basic core of courses that train the student in the skills of effective critical reading, writing, thinking, and speaking about literature is combined with survey courses that provide the student with the knowledge of

major literary movements, themes, genres, and the development of literature in its historical and contemporary contexts. The program provides a preliminary intensive study covering the fundamentals necessary to assist students to succeed after transfer.

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.
  2. Students will demonstrate effective critical reading, writing, thinking, and speaking about literature.
  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.
  4. Students will demonstrate an ability to engage, cooperate, and collaborate with other students, their instructors, and with their communities.
  5. Students will integrate reading into their future lives, for both recreation and intellectual stimulation.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • 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 - Core

Complete 6 units

ENG 001B

Written Communications II: A Critical Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 001D

Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking

3

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area A - Complete 6 units selected from:

ENG 042A

Survey of American Literature

3

ENG 042B

Survey of American Literature

3

ENG 046A

Survey of British Literature I

3

ENG 046B

Survey of British Literature II

3

Area B - Complete 3 units selected from:

ENG 042A

Survey of American Literature

3

ENG 042B

Survey of American Literature

3

ENG 044E

Introduction to Creative 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

Area C - Complete 3 units selected from:

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 044E

Introduction to Creative 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 047

The Bible as Literature

3

ENG 049B

Creative Writing: Fiction

3

ENG 052

From Story to Screen

3

ENG 055A

Studies in Drama

3

ENG 055B

Studies in Fiction

3

ENG 055C

Studies in Poetry

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