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The following English degrees are offered:

DEGREE

AA — English

Required Programs (units)
Core Requirements - eighteen (18) units:
ENGLT 310    English Literature (3)
ENGLT 311    English Literature (3)
ENGLT 320    American Literature (3)
ENGLT 321    American Literature (3)
ENGWR 300    College Composition (3)
ENGWR 301    College Composition & Literature
    or ENGWR 302    Adv Comp & Critical Thinking (3)
Electives - a minimum of 6 units from the following: (6)
ENGCW 400    Creative Writing (3)
ENGCW 410    Fiction Writing Workshop (3)
ENGCW 420    Poetry Writing Workshop (3)
ENGCW 430    Creative Non-Fiction Writing Workshop (3)
ENGCW 452    College Literary Magazine (4)
ENGED 305    Structure of English (3)
ENGED 320    Tutor Elem Students in Reading (3)
ENGLT 303    Introduction to the Short Story (3)
ENGLT 313    Arthurian and Chivalric Literature (3)
ENGLT 339    Postmodern American Fiction (3)
ENGLT 340    World Literature (3)
ENGLT 341    World Literature (3)
ENGLT 345    Mythologies of the World (3)
ENGLT 360    Women in Literature (3)
ENGLT 370    Children and Literature (3)
ENGLT 402    Introduction to Shakespeare and Film (3)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 24

This A.A. degree may be obtained by completion of the Required Program, plus General Education Requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • recognize the fundamental elements of poetry, drama, and prose and apply appropriate criteria to evaluate works of literature. 
  • identify major literary developments and authors in British and American literature and analyze their historical and cultural significance. 
  • evaluate and respond critically to the arguments and rhetoric of others. 
  • compose academic essays which support an insightful thesis with appropriate evidence, analysis, and concern for audience. 
  • analyze, evaluate, and integrate print and electronic sources in their essays, applying current MLA standards of documentation.

DEGREE
AA-T — English

Required Program (Units)
ENGWR 301    College Composition and Literature (3)
ENGWR 302    Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (3)
A minimum of 12 units from the following: (12)
You must select 6 units of Literature Electives and the remaining
6 units may come from either the Literature Electives or the
General Electives.

Literature Electives
   ENGLT 310    English Literature (3)
   ENGLT 311    English Literature (3)
   ENGLT 320    American Literature (3)
   ENGLT 321    American Literature (3)
   ENGLT 340    World Literature (3)
   ENGLT 341    World Literature (3)
General Electives
ENGLT 303    Introduction to the Short Story (3)
ENGLT 313    Arthurian and Chivalric Literature (3)
ENGLT 319    Introduction to English Epic Poetry (3)
ENGLT 330    African American Literature (3)
ENGLT 339    Postmodern American Fiction (3)
ENGLT 345    Mythologies of the World (3)
ENGLT 360    Women in Literature (3)
ENGLT 370    Children and Literature (3)
ENGLT 402    Introduction to Shakespeare and Film (3)
ENGCW 400    Creative Writing (3)
ENGCW 410    Fiction Writing Workshop (3)
ENGCW 420    Poetry Writing Workshop (3)
ENGCW 430    Creative Non-Fiction Writing Workshop (3)   
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 18

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer Degree program provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements for transfer to the California State University. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. Students should work closely with their Folsom Lake College counselor to ensure that they are taking the appropriate coursework to prepare for majoring in English at the institution they wish to transfer to because major and general education requirements may vary for each CSU and the degree may only transfer to specific institutions.

This program has the following completion requirements:
1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    A. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
    B. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.


Program Student Learning Outcomes 
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • analyze poetry, drama, and prose (fiction and non-fiction) based on a knowledge of the fundamental elements of literature.
  • distinguish major literary developments in British and American literature, identifying key authors and their major works, and recognize their historical, cultural, and literary significance.
  • assess relevant opposing views and respond critically to the arguments of others.
  • synthesize relevant material to compose academic essays that support insightful thesis statements with appropriate evidence and that develop arguments with analysis and relevant external sources, all with a concern for audience.
  • evaluate and integrate print and electronic sources in their essays, applying current MLA standards of documentation.



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