Online Degrees & Certificates
AA in English
The major in English is excellent preparation for careers in law, teaching, advertising, journalism, communications and business administration. Most positions in modern institutions and industries require excellent skills in writing and reading. This major provides students with those skills along with a breadth of cultural and historical knowledge through the study of great literature.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to compose a thesis-based essay that clearly communicates a logical, evidence-supported argument.
- Students will demonstrate, in writing, comprehension and critical analysis of college-level texts.
Associate Degree Requirements
Units required for Major: 27-30
English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 17, 105, 108 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units is required to include
- Completion of one of the following general eduation patterns:
- Foothill General Education
- CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or
- the Intersegmental Genearl Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
- Core courses (15-19 units)
- Support courses (8-15 units)
- Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.
NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core and support courses used for the degree.
Online Courses for English
The courses listed BELOW are offered as online courses at least once every two years. Please see online Schedule of Classes for verification.
- For a complete listing of online courses offered during the current quarter, visit Online Course Information.
- If you need any additional degree information or confirmation, please contact the Counseling Division.
NOTE: Students having difficulty attaining an associate degree because of timing or availability of classes should consult with a counselor to submit a petition for course substitution.
Core Courses (15-19 units)
Select ONE of the following Options:
|ENGL 1B||Composition, Critical Reading & Thinking through Literature||5|
|or ENGL 1BH||Honors Composition, Critical Reading & Thinking through Literature||5|
|ENGL 1C||Argumentative Writing & Critical Thinking||5|
|or ENGL 1CH||Honors Argumentative Writing & Critical Thinking||5|
|ENGL 16||Introduction to Literature||4|
And, for either option, select any TWO courses from the following:
|ENGL 43A||Survey of British Literature I: Beowulf to the Late 18th Century||5|
|or ENGL 43AH||Honors Survey of British Literature I: Beowulf to the Late 18th Century||5|
|ENGL 43B||Survey of British Literature II: The Romantic Period to the Present||5|
|or ENGL 43B||Honors Survey of British Literature II: The Romantic Period to the Present||5|
|ENGL 45A||Survey of American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865||5|
|or ENGL 45AH||Honors Survey of American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865||5|
|ENGL 45B||Survey of American Literature II: 1865 to the Present||5|
|or ENGL 45BH||Honors Survey of American Literature II: 1865 to the Present||5|
|ENGL 47A||World Literature I||5|
|or ENGL 47AH||Honors World Literature I||5|
|ENGL 47B||World Literature II||5|
|or ENGL 47BH||Honors World Literature II||5|
Support Courses (8-15 units)
For Option 1, select THREE courses from the following, of which TWO must be Literature* courses (minimum of 12 units):
For Option 2, select TWO courses from the following, of which ONE course must be a Literature* course (minimum of 8 units):
|Any of the following, if not used to fulfill the core course requirement: ENGL 1B, ENGL 1BH, ENGL 1C, ENGL 1CH|
|ENGL 50C||Technical Writing||5|
|CRWR 6||Introduction to Creative Writing||5|
|CRWR 39A||Introduction to Short Fiction Writing||5|
|CRWR 39B||Advanced Short Fiction Writing||5|
|CRWR 41A||Poetry Writing||5|
|CRWR 41B||Advanced Poetry Writing||5|
|Literature Courses *
(Any of the following, if not used to fulfill the core course requirement: ENGL 16, ENGL 43A, ENGL 43AH, ENGL 43B, ENGL 43BH, ENGL 45A, ENGL 45AH, ENGL 45B, ENGL 45BH, ENGL 47A, ENGL 47AH, ENGL 47B, ENGL 47BH)
|ENGL 5||LGBT Literature||4|
|ENGL 7||Native American Literature||4|
|ENGL 8||Children's Literature||4|
|ENGL 11||Introduction to Poetry||4|
|ENGL 12||African American Literature||4|
|ENGL 14||Traveling the World through Contemporary Literature||4|
|ENGL 17||Introduction to Shakespeare||4|
|ENGL 18A||Vampire Literature: Multicultural Representations of the Bloodsucker||4|
|ENGL 22||Women Writers||4|
|ENGL 24||Unmasking Comics: The Dawn of the Graphic Novel||4|
|ENGL 31||Latino/a Literature||4|
|ENGL 34C||Literature into Film||4|
|ENGL 37||Science Fiction Literature: Reimagineering Reality||4|
|ENGL 40||Asian American Literature||4|
|ENGL 41||Literature of Multicultural America||4|
|ENGL 49||California Literature: Golden State, Geographies & Histories||4|
* The student has the option of taking all support courses from the Literature courses.
For a complete list of degree requirements, please visit English 2018-2019 in Degree, Certificate or Transfer Programs.
Based on the 2018 - 2019 degree program.