English

Associate Degrees for Transfer

A.A.-T. in English

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.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title 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 I (3)
ENGLT 311 English Literature II (3)
ENGLT 320 American Literature I (3)
ENGLT 321 American Literature II (3)
ENGLT 340 World Literature I (3)
ENGLT 341 World Literature II (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: 18

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

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.
  • identify and 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.

Associate Degrees

A.A. in English

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.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ENGWR 300 College Composition 3
ENGWR 301 College Composition and Literature (3) 3
   or ENGWR 302 Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (3)
ENGLT 320 American Literature I 3
ENGLT 321 American Literature II 3
ENGLT 310 English Literature I 3
ENGLT 311 English Literature II 3
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
ELECTIVES
ENGED 305 Structure of English (3)
ENGED 320 Service Learning: Tutoring Elementary Students in Reading (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)
ENGCW 452 College Literary Magazine (4)
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 I (3)
ENGLT 341 World Literature II (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: 24

The English Associate in Arts (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. See FLC graduation requirements.

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.
  • identify and 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.

A.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Arts and Humanities

The Interdisciplinary Studies degree is designed for students who wish to obtain a broad knowledge of arts and sciences plus additional coursework in a prescribed “Area of Emphasis”. This program is a good choice for students planning on transferring to the California State University or University of California. The student will be able to satisfy general education requirements, plus focus on transferable coursework that relates to a specific major and/or individual interest. This degree will have an "Area of Emphasis" in Arts and Humanities. These courses emphasize the study of cultural, literary, and humanistic activities and artistic expression of human beings. Students will evaluate and interpret the ways in which people throughout the ages in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation and expression (Arts and Humanities). Students will learn to value aesthetic understanding and incorporate these concepts when constructing value judgments (Possible majors at a four-year institution include, but are not limited to: Art, English, Foreign Language, Humanities, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, and Theatre Arts).

It is highly recommended that students consult a counselor to determine the classes within each area that will best prepare them for their intended transfer major.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
A minimum of 18 units from the following: 18
Select courses from at least three different disciplines.
ART 300 Drawing and Composition I (3)
ART 302 Drawing and Composition II (3)
ART 304 Figure Drawing I (3)
ART 305 Figure Drawing II (3)
ART 308 Perspective Drawing (3)
ART 310 Pen and Ink Drawing (3)
ART 312 Portrait Drawing (3)
ART 320 Design: Fundamentals (3)
ART 323 Design: Color Theory (3)
ART 327 Painting I (3)
ART 328 Painting II (3)
ART 332 Oil Painting (3)
ART 334 Acrylic Painting (3)
ART 336 Watercolor Painting (3)
ART 337 Intermediate Watercolor Painting (3)
ART 361 Printmaking: Survey (3)
ART 370 Three Dimensional Design (3)
ART 372 Sculpture (3)
ART 373 Intermediate Sculpture (3)
ART 383 Metal Design: Emphasis In Fabrication (3)
ART 386 Intermediate Metal Design: Emphasis in Fabrication (3)
ART 387 Intermediate Metal Design: Emphasis in Forming (3)
ART 390 Ceramics (3)
ART 402 Beginning Clay Sculpture (3)
ART 404 Intermediate Clay Sculpture (3)
ART 430 Art and Children (3)
ARTH 300 Introduction to Art (3)
ARTH 303 Art Survey: Ancient to 14th Century (3)
ARTH 304 Ancient Art (3)
ARTH 306 Medieval Art (3)
ARTH 307 Italian Renaissance Art (3)
ARTH 309 Art Survey: Renaissance to 19th Century (3)
ARTH 311 Art Survey: Modern Art (3)
ARTH 312 Women in Art (3)
ARTH 318 History of American Art (3)
ARTH 324 Art of the Americas (3)
ARTH 325 Native American Art History (3)
ARTH 328 Survey of African Art (3)
ARTH 330 Survey of African-American Art (3)
ARTH 332 Asian Art (3)
ARTH 333 Introduction to Islamic Art (3)
COMM 305 Oral Interpretation (3)
DANCE 380 World Dance History (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)
ENGLT 303 Introduction to the Short Story (3)
ENGLT 310 English Literature I (3)
ENGLT 311 English Literature II (3)
ENGLT 313 Arthurian and Chivalric Literature (3)
ENGLT 319 Introduction to English Epic Poetry (3)
ENGLT 320 American Literature I (3)
ENGLT 321 American Literature II (3)
ENGLT 330 African American Literature (3)
ENGLT 339 Postmodern American Fiction (3)
ENGLT 340 World Literature I (3)
ENGLT 341 World Literature II (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)
ENGWR 301 College Composition and Literature (3)
FREN 401 Elementary French (4)
FREN 402 Elementary French (4)
FREN 411 Intermediate French (4)
FREN 412 Intermediate French (4)
HIST 307 History of World Civilizations to 1500 (3)
HIST 308 History of World Civilizations, 1500 to Present (3)
HUM 300 Classical Humanities (3)
HUM 310 Modern Humanities (3)
HUM 320 Asian Humanities (3)
HUM 325 Arts and Humanities of the Islamic World (3)
HUM 332 American Humanities (3)
MUFHL 300 Introduction to Music (3)
MUFHL 308 Introduction to Music: Rock & Roll (3)
MUFHL 310 Survey of Music History and Literature (Greek Antiquity to 1750) (3)
MUFHL 311 Survey of Music History and Literature (1750 to the present) (3)
MUFHL 321 Basic Musicianship (3)
MUFHL 330 World Music (3)
MUFHL 400 Music Theory and Musicianship I (4)
MUFHL 401 Music Theory and Musicianship II (4)
MUFHL 410 Music Theory and Musicianship III (4)
MUIVI 310 Voice Class I (2)
MUIVI 311 Voice Class II (2)
MUIVI 345 Beginning Piano I (1 - 2)
MUIVI 346 Beginning Piano II (1 - 2)
MUIVI 370 Beginning Guitar (2)
MUIVI 371 Intermediate Guitar (2)
MUP 350 Concert Choir I (2)
MUP 357 College Chorus (2)
PHIL 300 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
PHIL 310 Introduction to Ethics (3)
PHIL 330 History of Classical Philosophy (3)
PHIL 331 History of Modern Philosophy (3)
PHIL 350 Philosophy of Religion (3)
PHIL 352 Introduction to World Religions (3)
SILA 305 American Sign Language 1 (4)
SILA 306 American Sign Language 2 (4)
SILA 315 American Sign Language 3 (4)
SILA 316 American Sign Language 4 (4)
SPAN 401 Elementary Spanish (4)
SPAN 402 Elementary Spanish (4)
SPAN 411 Intermediate Spanish (4)
SPAN 412 Intermediate Spanish (4)
TA 300 Introduction to the Theatre (3)
TA 302 History and Theory of the Theatre I (3)
TA 303 History and Theory of the Theatre II (3)
TA 304 Women in Theatre (3)
TA 310 Introduction to Film (3)
TA 340 Beginning Acting (3)
TA 350 Theory and Techniques of Acting I (3)
TA 351 Theory and Techniques of Acting II (3)
TA 422 Stage Lighting (3)
TAFILM 300 Introduction to Film (3)
TAFILM 303 History of Film: 1880's through 1950's (3)
TAFILM 304 History of Film: 1950's to Present (3)
TAFILM 360 Screenwriting (3)
TAP 300 Modern Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 301 Modern Rehearsal and Performance II (1 - 3)
TAP 302 Modern Rehearsal and Performance III (1 - 3)
TAP 303 Modern Rehearsal and Performance IV (1 - 3)
TAP 310 Modern Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 311 Modern Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 312 Modern Technical Production III (1 - 3)
TAP 313 Modern Technical Production IV (1 - 3)
TAP 320 Classical Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 321 Classical Rehearsal and Performance II (1 - 3)
TAP 322 Classical Rehearsal and Performance III (1 - 3)
TAP 323 Classical Rehearsal and Performance IV (1 - 3)
TAP 330 Classical Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 331 Classical Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 332 Classical Technical Production III (1 - 3)
TAP 333 Classical Technical Production IV (1 - 3)
TAP 340 Musical Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 341 Musical Rehearsal and Performance II (1 - 3)
TAP 342 Musical Rehearsal and Performance III (1 - 3)
TAP 343 Musical Rehearsal and Performance IV (1 - 3)
TAP 350 Musical Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 351 Musical Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 352 Musical Technical Production III (1 - 3)
TAP 353 Musical Technical Production IV (1 - 3)
TAP 360 Children's Theatre Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 361 Children's Theatre Rehearsal and Performance II (1 - 3)
TAP 362 Children's Theatre Rehearsal and Performance III (1 - 3)
TAP 363 Children's Theatre Rehearsal and Performance IV (1 - 3)
TAP 370 Children's Theatre Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 371 Children's Theatre Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 372 Children's Theatre Technical Production III (1 - 3)
TAP 373 Children's Theatre Technical Production IV (1 - 3)
TAP 380 Repertory/Touring Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 381 Repertory/Touring Rehearsal and Performance II (1 - 3)
TAP 382 Repertory/Touring Rehearsal and Performance III (1 - 3)
TAP 383 Repertory/Touring Rehearsal and Performance IV (1 - 3)
TAP 390 Repertory and Touring Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 391 Repertory and Touring Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 392 Repertory and Touring Technical Production III (1 - 3)
TAP 393 Repertory and Touring Technical Production IV (1 - 3)
Total Units: 18

The Interdisciplinary Studies: Arts and Humanities Associate in Arts (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. See FLC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • evaluate and interpret the ways in which people throughout the ages in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation and expression (Arts and Humanities).

A.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication and English

The Interdisciplinary Studies degree is designed for students who wish a broad knowledge of arts and sciences plus additional coursework in a prescribed “Area of Emphasis”. This program is a good choice for students planning on transferring to the California State University or University of California. The student will be able to satisfy general education requirements, plus focus on transferable coursework that relates to a specific major and/or individual interest. This degree will have an "Area of Emphasis" in Communication and English. These courses emphasize the content of communication as well as the form and should provide an understanding of the psychological basis and the social significance of communication. Students will be able to assess communication as the process of human symbolic interaction. Students will also develop skills in the areas of reasoning and advocacy, organization, accuracy, and reading and listening effectively. Students will be able to integrate important concepts of critical thinking as related to the development of analysis and critical evaluation. Students will also learn to reason inductively and deductively in order to make important decisions regarding life and society at large. (Possible majors at a four-year institution include, but are not limited to: English, communication and philosophy.)

It is highly recommended that students consult a counselor to determine the classes within each area that will best prepare them for their intended transfer major.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
A minimum of 18 units from the following: 18
You must select courses from three different disciplines.
COMM 301 Introduction to Public Speaking (3)
COMM 311 Argumentation and Debate (3)
COMM 315 Persuasion (3)
COMM 331 Group Discussion (3)
COMM 361 The Communication Experience (3)
ENGRD 310 Critical Reading as Critical Thinking (3)
ENGWR 300 College Composition (3)
ENGWR 301 College Composition and Literature (3)
ENGWR 302 Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (3)
PHIL 300 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
PHIL 320 Logic and Critical Reasoning (3)
PHIL 325 Symbolic Logic (3)
PHIL 328 Critical Reasoning and Composition (3)
Total Units: 18

The Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication and English Associate in Arts (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. See FLC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • analyze critically, argue persuasively, and communicate clearly (Communication and English).