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Degrees & Certificates

The following English degrees and certificates are offered:

The English major offers courses in literature, composition, and creative writing designed to enhance communication skills, deepen cultural awareness, provide a breadth of knowledge appropriate for many degree and vocational programs, and prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions, and for a baccalaureate major in English or related majors.

DEGREE
A.A. — 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 345 Mythologies of the World (3)
ENGLT 360 Women in Literature (3)
ENGLT 370 Children and Literature (3)
ENGLT 402 Intro 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 6 units from the following: 6
  ENGLT 310 English Literature (3)   
  ENGLT 311 English Literature (3)  
  ENGLT 320 American Literature (3)   
  ENGLT 321 American Literature (3)
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
  ENGLT 303 Introduction to the Short Story (3)   
  ENGLT 319 Introduction to English Epic Poetry (3)  
  ENGLT 330 African American 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)   
  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

Students are required to:
- Complete a minimum of 19 semester units in the major with a grade of C or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
- Complete 60 semester CSU-transferable units using the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU-GE Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. 
- No more than 60 semester units are required.
- A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

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.



Updated 6/11/14

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