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Associate Degree for Transfer-English 2017-2018

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The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for transfer to California State Universities (CSUs). Students who complete the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree will be ensured preferential transfer status to a CSU as English majors and/or majors in related disciplines. The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree requirements will fulfill the lower division major requirements at many CSUs. Students are advised, however, to meet with a counselor to assess the course requirements for a specific CSU. The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer degree will enable students to develop a strong foundation in critical reading, writing, and thinking, literary analysis and research methods, and will also offer a wide variety of elective courses in English and other related fields for students to develop a broad knowledge base of literary reading and writing that will prepare them for the requirements of upper-division coursework in English.

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.

Units required for Major: 90

Degree Requirements:

Associate in Arts in English for Transfer requires completion of a minimum of 90 units to include:
• CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the *Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) (49-58 units) (full certification is required)
• Core and support courses (27-34 units, of which 14-20 units may satisfy the GE requirement)
• Transferable electives necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be completed with a grade of "C" (or "P") or better. In addition, the student must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Although it is possible to fulfill the requirements for the Associate Degree for Transfer by completing the IGETC for UC pattern, admission to CSU requires completion of an Oral Communication course (IGETC Area 1C; CSU GE Area A-1); therefore, students who plan to transfer to CSU should complete this course as part of their GE or elective units.

Core Courses (5-9 units)

Select ONE of the following options:

Option 1:
ENGL 1C Argumentative Writing & Critical Thinking (5 units)
or ENGL 1CH Honors Argumentative Writing & Critical Thinking (5 units)
ENGL 16 Introduction to Literature (4 units)

Option 2:
ENGL 1B Composition, Critical Reading & Thinking through Literature (5 units)
or ENGL 1BH Honors Composition, Critical Reading & Thinking through Literature (5 units)

Support Courses (22-25 units)


Complete TWO courses from List A:
List A:
ENGL 43A* Survey of British Literature I: Beowulf to the Late 18th Century (5 units)
or ENGL 43AH Honors Survey of British Literature I: Beowulf to the Late 18th Century (5 units)
ENGL 43B** Survey of British Literature II: The Romantic Period to the Present (5 units)
or ENGL 43BH Honors Survey of British Literature II: The Romantic Period to the Present (5 units)
ENGL 45A*** Survey of American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865 (5 units)
or ENGL 45AH Honors Survey of American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865 (5 units)
ENGL 45B**** Survey of American Literature II: 1865 to the Present (5 units)
or ENGL 45BH Honors Survey of American Literature II: 1865 to the Present (5 units)
ENGL 47A World Literature I (5 units)
ENGL 47B World Literature II (5 units)
* Formerly ENGL 46A
** Formerly ENGL 46B + 46C
*** Formerly ENGL 48A
**** Formerly ENGL 48B + 48C

And complete TWO courses from List B (or any course from List A not used above):
List B:
ENGL 11 Introduction to Poetry (4 units)
or ENGL 11H Honors Introduction to Poetry (4 units)
ENGL 14 Traveling the World through Contemporary Literature (4 units)
ENGL 16***** Introduction to Literature (4 units)
ENGL 17 Introduction to Shakespeare (4 units)
CRWR 6 Introduction to Creative Writing (5 units)
***** If not used to satisfy the core requirement.

And complete ONE course from List C (or any course from List A or B not used above):
List C:
ENGL 1B***** Composition, Critical Reading & Thinking through Literature (5 units)
or ENGL 1BH***** Honors Composition, Critical Reading & Thinking through Literature (5 units)
ENGL 1C***** Argumentative Writing & Critical Thinking (5 units)
or ENGL 1CH***** Honors Argumentative Writing & Critical Thinking (5 units)
ENGL 5 LGBT Literature (4 units)
ENGL 7 Native American Literature (4 units)
ENGL 8 Children's Literature (4 units)
ENGL 12 African American Literature (4 units)
ENGL 18A Vampire Literature: Multicultural Representations of the Bloodsucker (4 units)
ENGL 22 Women Writers (4 units)
ENGL 24 Unmasking Comics: The Dawn of the Graphic Novel (4 units)
ENGL 31 Latino/a Literature (4 units)
ENGL 34C Literature into Film (4 units)
ENGL 40 Asian American Literature (4 units)
CRWR 39A Introduction to Short Fiction Writing (5 units)
CRWR 41A Poetry Writing (5 units)
JAPN 3 Elementary Japanese III (5 units)
SPAN 3 Elementary Spanish III (5 units)
***** If not used to satisfy the core requirement.


Control Information:
2017-2018 | Status: Approved | Modified: 2017-04-12 13:03:35 | Dept Code: ENGL

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