Associate in Arts in English for Transfer

Language Arts: Associate in Arts in English for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T) degree offers students a program of study exploring the cultural aspects and aesthetic features of textual expression. Authorial persona and performance, reader response and interpretation, literary traditions, critical approaches, and interdisciplinary analyses are some of the contexts studied. Students will enhance their own expressive and reasoning abilities as they examine the social role and impact of narrative, expository, and visual texts.

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T in English) degree meets the requirements of SB 1440 for Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT). These degrees are intended to make it easier for students to transfer to California State University campuses, but do not exclude admittance to other colleges or universities.

To earn an Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T in English) degree a student must complete the following:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education ā€“ Breadth Requirements.
    • A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • 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. A ā€œPā€ (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students in program courses will enter and participate in the academic community by first understanding the impact of professional discourse, the role of rhetoric, and the function of research.
  2. Students in program courses will demonstrate the ability to access, read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate textual materials across traditions, genres, and media, with critical attention to both diversity and complexity.
  3. Students in program courses will develop both an awareness of different audiences and the persuasive skills needed to deliver effective arguments and verbal presentations.

 

Required Core Courses Units
ENGL 102, Critical Thinking and Literature 3
ENGL 103, Critical Thinking and Research 3
   
Required Electives A Units
Select 6 units from the following:  
ENGL 221, American Literature, 1400-1865 3
ENGL 222, American Literature, 1865-Present 3
ENGL 225, English Literature, 800-1750 3
ENGL 227, English Literature, 1750-Present 3
ENGL 230, World Literature 1 3
ENGL 231, World Literature 2 3
   
Required Electives B Units

Select 3 units from the following or any course from List A not already used:

ENGL 111, Creative Writing: Fiction 3
ENGL 112, Creative Writing: Poetry 3
ENGL 113, Creative Writng: Nonfiction 3
ENGL 240, Studies in Poetry 3
ENGL 242, Studies in Fiction 3
ENGL 246, Studies in Drama 3
   
Required Electives C  

Select 3 units from the following or any course from List A or List B not already used:

ENGL 235, Shakespeare: Tragedies and Histories 3
ENGL 236, Shakespeare: Comedies, Romances, and Sonnets 3
ENGL 250, Cross-Cultural Literature in America 3
ENGL 253, African American Literature 3
ENGL 256, Hispanic and Latin American Literatures 3
ENGL 257, Native American Literature 3
ENGL 259, Gender, Image, and Rhetoric 3
ENGL 265, Literature and Film 3
ENGL 279, Science Fiction and Dystopic Literature 3
ENGL 299, Special Topics in Literature 3

Except in cases of prerequisite requirement, it is not required that courses be taken in exactly this sequence; they are recommended in this order to facilitate success.

 

Recommended Plan of Study

 
First Semester Units
CSU GE requirement Area A1 (COMM 101 or COMM 103) 3
CSU GE requirement Area A2 (ENGL 101) 3
CSU GE requirement Area B4 3-5
CSU GE requirement Area C1 3
CSU GE requirement Area E 3
 

Total 15-17

   
Second Semester Units
ENGL 102, Critical Thinking and Literature (CSU GE Area A3) 3
Required Elective A (CSU GE Area C2) 3
CSU GE requirement Area B1/B3 3-4
CSU GE requirement Area B2/B3 3-4
*Electives 1-3
  Total 15
   
Third Semester Units
ENGL 103, Critical Thinking and Research 3
Required Elective A (CSU GE Area C2) 3
CSU GE requirement Area D 3
CSU GE requirement Area D 3
*Electives 1-3
  Total 15
   
Fourth Semester Units
Required Elective B 3
Required Elective C 3
CSU GE requirement Area D 3
*Electives 6
  Total 15
  Degree Total 60

*Electives should be taken from other courses within the major or recommended course as noted.

Last updated: April 6, 2018